PROFESSOR OF QUALITY ASSURANCE
Occasional travel - Up to 70%
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
1. Quality Assurance Experience: Describe in detail, the depth and breadth of your quality assurance experience. This includes an understanding of the latest changes/issues in the quality assurance career field and the quality assurance professional's role in the Defense Acquisition Enterprise. Demonstrated knowledge of and successful experience in applying core quality assurance competencies is required for this position. This element includes experience in and knowledge of techniques and approaches required to organize and implement good quality assurance practices in contribution to the effective surveillance of contractual requirements, with an understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of such quality assurance surveillance. The applicant must show evidence of quality assurance experience in a DOD or non-DoD agency field or line contract management organization, or industry equivalent position. The successful candidate must demonstrate relevant expertise and work experience in: data collection and analysis, geometric dimensioning and tolerance, measuring instruments and techniques to include calibration, root cause analysis and corrective action, statistical analysis in support of quality assurance determinations, and application of ISO 9001-2015 and AS9100D. Demonstrated knowledge and work experience in Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Part 42 and Part 46 is required. Recent and successful DCMA experience in quality assurance is not required but will be considered a significant plus.
2. Teaching/Instruction: Ability to teach and facilitate adult learning. This includes (through both demonstrated experience in actual teaching/instructor duty position(s) and/or in job(s) wherein the on-the-job training of employees was a duty of the position) the ability to communicate (orally and in writing) complex quality assurance material to students with different backgrounds and experience; a proficiency in delivery methods such as guided discussions, short lectures, role plays, problem-based learning (PBL), and case studies; the ability to incorporate the learner's experience into the learning process along with the ability to motivate learners to participate actively in the learning process; and the ability to organize information and develop the thought. Typical courses are 1 to 2 weeks in duration. Instruction is provided in government classroom facilities under the construct of generally seeking to take the instruction to the students. Instruction may require up to 70% travel (TDY).
3. Consulting/Mission Assistance: The ability to consult with DoD and/or non-DoD clients (or industry equivalents) in areas related to quality assurance.
4. Learning Asset Management (Curriculum Development, On-Demand/On-the-Job Workflow Learning Asset Development and Knowledge Sharing): This includes (through both demonstrated experience in actual teaching/instructor duty position(s) and/or in job(s) wherein the management of training assets was a duty of the position) the ability to manage or develop learning assets and learning products for the quality assurance career field, to include the continuous assessment, currency, and quality of various types of learning assets and learning products. This also includes any experience with distance learning, continuous learning modules and communities of practice.
5. Leadership and resource management: Ability to design and implement strategies and objectives that maximize employee potential, foster continuous learning and promote open communication. Identify competency in conflict management, leading and leveraging diversity, developing others and team building. Identify and describe your leadership/management experience in acquisition organizations within the defense (government) and/or private (commercial) sectors; include team leadership as well as supervisory leadership. Describe your experience with the management of an organization's resources relating to its programs and operations. Recent and successful leadership and resource management experience in DCMA, directly relevant to the quality assurance career field, is not required but will be considered a significant plus.
You will be eligible for a benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. DAU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telecommute.
For additional information on specific health benefits, life insurance, retirement, etc. please visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp.
For additional information on the Thrift Savings Plan please visit: http://www.tsp.gov.
For additional Veteran's information please visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/ei/VetPreference.asp or http://www.fedshirevets.gov
- You must have achieved DAWIA Level III certification in Production, Quality and Manufacturing or alternatively, you must have the ability to obtain the required certification for the position within 24 months of appointment.
- Initial appointment is made for a period of four years, conditional upon satisfactory completion of a DAU probationary period of one year. Every year, as part of an annual review, consideration is given to extending the appointment; thus service at DAU can be extended indefinitely.
- If selected for this position, you MUST be able to begin work within 90 days of acceptance.
- Drug Testing: This position may be subject to random drug testing.
- You will be required to join the DAU Faculty Plan as established by Title 10 of the US Code. This position is in the excepted service (non-career). Candidates currently in the competitive service will be required to sign a statement indicating that they are leaving the competitive services voluntarily to accept an appointment in the excepted service.
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): You must be well qualified for the position to receive special selection priority under the ICTAP. A qualified ICTAP eligible achieving a score of 85 or above will be considered "well qualified". For more information, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap(http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap)
- Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf (htt
Multiple vacancies may be filled at various geographic locations within the Defense Acquisition University. Pay will vary by geographic location.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements.
Veterans' preference eligibility is treated as a positive factor when making a selection from external sources. It is applied when the organization makes a final selection from the candidates with substantially equal qualifications as described in the Best Meets Mission Requirements definition below. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.
Best Meets Mission Requirements definition: Applicant has the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies to substantially exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. This equates to the best qualified assessment criteria established for the vacancy and based on overall demonstrated experience, education, training, appraisals/evaluations, job-related awards, certifications, honors and relevant outside activities.
Pay Band A: Minimum Prerequisites
You must possess a Bachelor's Degree in a related area from an accredited college or university and have at least 4 years of experience in the appropriate functional area in either government or industry.
Pay Band B: Minimum Prerequisites
You must possess a Master's Degree in a related area from an accredited college or university and have at least 6 years of experience in the appropriate functional area in either government or industry.
Pay Band C: Minimum Prerequisites
You must possess a Master's Degree in a related area from an accredited college or university and have at least 8 years of experience in the appropriate functional area in either government or industry.
The President of DAU can waive all criteria.