Summary See below for important information regarding this job. Responsibilities Please note, during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Agency is operating in a maximum telework posture for all telework ready employees occupying a telework eligible position. Provides top-level Program Management to the Commander/Deputy Director, DLA Energy-Middle East (ME). Services as the principal advisor to the Commander/Deputy Director on matters concerning worldwide fuel terminal operations, maintenance, environmental and acquisition programs. Provides senior level interaction with foreign governments and ministry level officials within the CENTCOM AOR pertaining to fuel exchange agreements, replacement-in-kind, and other international agreements. Participates in negotiations, joint working groups, joint administrative committees, when requested, serves as the lead negotiator for the CENTCOM AOR and/or member of the DLA Energy-ME negotiating team as required. Provides interface between DLA Energy-ME and DLA Energy-BG on all international agreements pertaining to the CENTCOM AOR. Ensures that economical inventory management, transportation, and distribution of petroleum products and energy services are designed to meet the needs of the customer and implemented in the most efficient and economical manner. Evaluates the logistical effectiveness of DLA Energy-ME?s supply, shipping, and transportation programs, leads staff studies, and develops comprehensive reports and recommendations for the introduction of new changes in transportation modes,.. ..distribution patterns, automated data processing applications, storage facility and related handling equipment requirements. Develops Memorandums of Agreement/Understanding (MOA/MOU) with foreign governments for fuel support and storage obligations in the Middle East AOR. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for a Fuel Operations Program Manager your resume and supporting documentation must support: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position and is directly in or related to this position. To qualify at the GS-13 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military, or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes: Knowledge of fuel facilities, maintenance, repair, construction of such facilities, and fuel logistics systems. Knowledge of principles, methods, practices, and techniques of conducting bulk fuel facilities surveys, international relations and negotiations, and all regulatory and policy requirements of defense planning, analyses of requirements, and development of comprehensive support plans and executing associated supporting projects plans. Knowledge of command structure, missions, programs, and organizational relationships as it deals with fuel facilities and conditions for use to ensure completion of a comprehensive survey of fuel facilities on service-managed installations. Knowledge of petroleum industry capabilities in the Middle East region. Experience to include drafting, coordinating, negotiating, and concluding bilateral international agreements. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. Physical Demands: The work involves physical exertion that includes climbing, lifting, pushing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling or reaching as the employee conducts surveys and inspections of complex domestic and overseas petroleum facilities. These demands include climbing fuel storage tanks, climbing over facility infrastructure and negotiating uneven ground. Prolonged standing and sitting is prevalent. Also recurring travel on airline flights is required, sometimes exceeding 24-36 hours. Additional Information Tour of duty will be 18-month unaccompanied or 24-month accompanied. The office of the Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) limits the number of Bahrain-based DoD personnel accompanied tours. Dependent entry approval from Commander, U.S. ADDITIONAL OVERSEAS INFORMATION: For an explanation of the overseas entitlements, please review the information in the following link: http://www.dla.mil/Careers/Programs/overseas.aspx U.S. citizens overseas under ordinarily resident status are not eligible for appointment under the Status of Forces Agreement. Ordinarily Resident is defined as a U.S. citizen who is locally resident; and, has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and, is subject to host country employment and tax laws. Pay Retention will be extended to an eligible employee who applies through a formal recruitment program and is selected for a position at an overseas location. https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/140025-V536p.PDF?ver=2020-03-30-140046-310 For Important General Applicant Information and Definitions go to: http://www.dla.mil/portals/104/documents/careers/GenAppInfoDef.pdf Reemployed Annuitants: This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf INFORMATION FOR VETERANS is available at: http://www.dla.mil/Careers/Programs/veterans.aspx. As of 23 December 2016, Military retirees seeking to enter federal service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they would be appointed within 180 days following their official date of retirement. DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for DLA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with DLA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564. The Defense Logistics Agency's Drug Free Workplace Plan's drug testing panel includes testing for the following illegal substances: marijuana, cocaine, opiates (codeine/morphine), 6-Acetylmorphine (heroin), phencyclidine, amphetamines (amphetamine/methamphetamine), methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone. ADVISORY: By using cannabidiol (CBD) products you are risking a positive drug test result for marijuana.