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Defense Logistics Agency
6090 Strathmore Road
Richmond, VA 23237
It’s likely that employment will change when a move occurs, especially for military spouses. The information below will provide you with employment assistance information and resources available such as SECO, MyCAA and MSEP Portals.
Looking for an exciting and meaningful career with the Defense Logistics Agency? The DLA uses a number of different programs to fill vacancies including USAJOBS https://www.usajobs.gov/, where all other Federal employment opportunities can be found.
Human resources servicing for Defense Supply Center Richmond employees, is provided by the central DLA Human Resources teams in Ohio. The DLA Human Resources Center-Columbus staff is responsible for overall program management and operations of staffing, employment, and benefits. The DLA Training Center staff provides training support. In addition, there are several human resources staff members who work in Richmond. DHRC-C forward presence staff in Richmond provide DSCR employees with employee relations and labor relations. The staff works with employees on telework, flexiplace, drug testing and performance appraisals, and serves as management’s representative in matters with unions and in the interpretation and administration of the master labor agreement. The office assists management in determining appropriate disciplinary and corrective actions.
The Richmond economy is primarily powered by finance, the government and law. The city includes federal, state and local government agencies and noteworthy banking and law firms. Banking is a significant source of employment. Combined, services and the government provide more than half of the jobs. Richmond is the headquarters of the Fifth Federal Reserve District. In addition, Market Watch ranked the Greater Richmond area as the third best city for business.
The insurance industry provides numerous jobs. Richmond includes the headquarters of GE Financial Services, Markel Corp, Anthem Inc. and LandAmerica Financial Group. Diversified financial service firms also provide jobs. The concentration of educational facilities in the area also significantly contribute to the economy.
Manufacturing companies are important economic assets for Richmond. Prominent semiconductor and information technology companies contribute to the economy. The city is also a notable hub for advertising and advertising-related companies. Due to the area's historic sites, tourism is also an integral part of the economy.
Richmond has the most Fortune 500 headquarters of any city in Virginia, including companies such as CarMax, Dominion Resources, Owens & Minor, Performance Food Company, MeadWestvaco, Altria Group, and Genworth Financial.
Fortune 500 companies with a notable presence in Richmond are Capital One Financial Corporation, SunTrust Banks Incorporated, Universal Corporation and McKesson. Dupont has a product facility in the city.
The notable Virginia BioTechnology Research Park has tenants such as government laboratories, research institutes and nonprofit organizations. It also has biotechnology, bioscience and other related firms. The park supports research and development for medical diagnostics, environmental analysis, developing drugs, biomedical engineering and forensics.
My Career Advancement Account scholarship program
The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides eligible military spouses with up to $4,000 in financial assistance for licenses, certifications, national tests or associate degrees to pursue an occupation or career field. For information on My Career Advancement Account and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities visit Military OneSource and search for MyCAA or The Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities.
Military Spouse Preference is a Department of Defense program applicable to positions being filled both in the continental United States and at overseas locations. For more information, contact your local DOD personnel office or the USAJOBS website.
Special Hiring Authorities for Military Spouses and Family Members
Family Member Appointing Authorities are not an entitlement. Knowing about these authorities and identifying your eligibility will enhance your job search. Check vacancy announcements, which should clearly state who may apply.
The Military Spouse Appointing Authority allows agencies to appoint a military spouse without competition. Agencies can choose to use this authority when filling competitive service positions on a temporary (not to exceed one year), term (more than one year but not more than four years) or permanent basis. The authority does not entitle spouses to an appointment over any other applicant.
As a military spouse, you are eligible under this authority if your active-duty military spouse: 1) receives a permanent change of station move; 2) has a 100% disability rating; or 3) died while on active duty. Each of these categories has different eligibility criteria that must be met.
Active-duty Spouse PCS:
As a military spouse, you must:
Military spouses can only be appointed within the reasonable daily commuting distance of the new duty station and the appointment must be made within two years of the PCS. You will be asked to provide a copy of the PCS orders.
Based on 100% Disability:
You are eligible if your active-duty spouse is:
There is no geographic limitation under this category. You will be required to provide documentation of your spouse's disability.
Based on Service Member's Death
If your spouse was killed while on active duty and you have not remarried, you are eligible. There is no geographic limitation in this category. You will be required to provide documentation of the death and your marital status at the time of death.
The DLA utilizes a number of different programs to fill vacancies. One such program is the Merit Promotion Program.
The Merit Promotion Program is primarily a means for current permanent federal employees to be promoted or moved into different positions. However, the agency may permit certain individuals with special appointing authorities to apply for these announcements. You should review the listing of special appointing authorities to determine if you are eligible. If you are eligible for one of these authorities, you should review the "Who May be Considered" section of the job announcement to see if those with the particular appointing authority are eligible to apply. If you are not a current Permanent Federal Employee and you are not eligible for a special appointing authority, then you would not be able to apply for Merit Promotion Program announcements and you should use the appropriate link below to search for vacancies being filled through Delegated Examining.