Quality Assurance Specialist (Automotive), GS-1910-11/12/13 (Open to All U.S. Citizens) HK
This position serves as a technical specialist in the Program Support Division, Office of Defects Investigation (ODI). The incumbent will be responsible for process control and quality assurance within the Office of Defects Investigation under the guidance of the Program Support Division Chief and is responsible for managing the daily execution of ODI’s quality assurance program. This includes, but is not limited to the tracking of defect investigations and all related documents, conducting audits on office procedures and records retention. The incumbent serves as the principal advisor and consultant to the Office Director on all quality assurance activities and issues. The incumbent supports the development of management controls and policies for these activities as needed in accordance with Governmental, Departmental, and Agency policies.
Ideal candidate Statement: NHTSA is looking for an experienced Quality Assurance Specialist who can work independently to analyze and improve the quality management of processes within the Office of Defects Investigation. They would have experience in the evaluation and development of process improvement and quality assurance controls and programs. They would have excellent analytical and writing skills to develop methods to address varied quality assurance challenges. NHTSA is looking for someone who is highly motivated, and who can communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, at all levels of the organization.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 100 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AND WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON THE CLOSING DATE OR AT MIDNIGHT ON THE DAY WE RECEIVE THE 100TH APPLICATION, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.
Relocation will NOT be paid.
NHTSA is a Local 3313 Bargaining Unit Agency.
Position is telework eligible.
All offers for newly appointed Federal employees will be made at the step 1.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
- DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
For the GS-11, to qualify on Experience, you must have one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
- Experience in monitoring quality assurance services (i.e., quality assurance, procurement, inspection, production or other related areas) through statistical analysis, control and sampling.
- 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
For the GS-12, to qualify on Experience, you must have one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
- Experience developing and implementing quality assurance methods, procedures, and systems in support of activity programs.
For the GS-13, to qualify on Experience, you must have one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
- Experience planning, executing, and monitoring a quality assurance program.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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.
Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains a model federal work environment that is free of discrimination. DOT ensures equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, or protected activity.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The top-rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position.
Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. If upon review, it is determined that your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be updated or you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers.The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating.
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