Industrial Operations Analyst

District of Columbia, D.C
Jul 18, 2019
Jul 23, 2019
Full Time


As an Industrial Operations Analyst, you will implement overall industrial operations and contract administrations.

Location of position: Washington, DC, Boston, MA, Atlanta, GA, Kansas City, MO, Fort Worth, TX: Federal Acquisition Service, Information Technology Category, Office of Acquisition Management.

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At the GS-12, incumbent will be responsible for:
  • Assesses, reviews, analyzes, and monitors contractor performance via onsite evaluation of contractor systems, processes, procedures, products, and records.
  • Independently manages contractual compliance issues. Identifies, investigates, reconciles and effectively resolves actual and potential contract discrepancies and violations.
  • Supports Business Process Improvements and Organizational Accountability.
  • Develops effective working relationships with customers and maintains these relationships throughout projects, providing technical expertise, market research, and related quality and industrial support, keeping customers advised of problems, solutions and developments on projects as they progress.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel for meetings.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
  • Direct Deposit of salary check to financial organization required.

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
  • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
  • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.


For each job on your resume, provide:
  • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here .

The GS-12 base salary range starts at $64,490.00 per year. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or higher in the Federal service.

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is industrial operations and/or quality assurance experience in performing or assisting in audit planning and preparation, execution, writing, and reporting; performing complex qualitative and quantitative analyses in assessing contractor processes, systems, and progress; and evaluation of data in a quality control management information system. This experience must demonstrate knowledge and application of the policies and principles of industrial operations, quality assurance, engineering, and contract administration as well as the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.


Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: NFFE

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

This position location is negotiable (Washington, DC, Boston, MA, Atlanta, GA, Kansas City, MO, Fort Worth, TX) once selection is made. Salary is determined once the selectee's duty location has been established.

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed. Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your overall possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.

  • Knowledge of Federal contracting, industrial operations and quality assurance operations, requirements and processes to define problems, analyze alternatives, design and implement solutions and adapt equipment or techniques to resolve a diverse and complex range of quality assurance and engineering problems.
  • Knowledge and experience in the industrial operations and quality assurance fields required to evaluate the design and efficiency of manufacturing and supplier quality/statistical control systems, including a full range of equipment and process control techniques.
  • Skill in fact-finding and research methods and problem resolution skills required to gather technical and program data relating to compliance with national IOA quality assurance requirements and verification/documentation requirements.
  • Knowledge and ability required to identify problem areas, conduct research, and evaluate technical data in order to make decisions or recommendations for action based on consideration of all aspects of a problem.
  • Skill in oral, written and graphic communication required to provide technical guidance to GSA associates and contractors, suppliers and manufacturers, and to effectively and professionally communicate via a variety of venues such as customer meetings, presentations, etc.

Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

Note: If required to submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: effective date, position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, tenure group 1 (career) or 2 (career-conditional), position occupied group, and name of agency. If you are a GSA employee (except in the OIG), you are not required to submit an SF-50.

If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent:

(a) Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.

(b) If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214:
  • completed SF-15 form; and
  • proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).

  • If you are active duty military- Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

    If you are a current Federal employee or Reinstatement Eligible: Submit your latest SF-50.

    If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement: Submit your latest SF-50.

    If you are a former Peace Corp or VISTA volunteer: Submit your Description of Service.

    If you are a current or former Land Management Agency Employee - Submit a and b:

    (a) one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years.

    (b) Copy of your agency's annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).

    If you have a disability: Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS's People With Disabilities page.

    If you are applying under another special appointment authority: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.

    If you are ICTAP / CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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