Quality Assurance Specialist (Deployable)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Elkton, Maryland
Posted
Oct 13, 2021
Closes
Oct 15, 2021
Function
IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

See below for important information regarding this job.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement
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Responsibilities

  • Ensures contractor compliance with all requirements related to the design, manufacturing, repair, overhaul, and modernization of a variety of items for contractor and customer activities throughout the world.
  • Performs as a functional specialist and is responsible for identifying, understanding, proofing, measuring, and analyzing contractor production process capability; and for promoting continuous improvement.
  • Develops and implements a surveillance plan which begins with clear objectives supported by a master schedule that includes identification of contractor and sub-contractor production needs.
  • Independently performs audits/surveillance of contractor's processes to ensure customer and contractual requirements are met.
  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets data at selected performance measurement points to aid in determining the capability, including strengths and weaknesses, of any given process or sub-process.
  • Provides technical support to all other DCMA team members, assisting in the analysis of contract related issues to determine the best course of action to support the contractor and customers.


Travel Required

50% or less - You will be expected to travel for this position to overseas locations.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13 - Employee will be temporarily promoted to the GS-13, if eligible, when deployed overseas.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid state driver's license is required.
  • Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive, No Access Required
  • Required to obtain a passport/VISA.
  • A medical/dental examination is required. You must pass a pre-deployment examination and maintain a pre-deployment physical condition throughout the 4-year commitment.
  • Immunization screening is required.(e.g. Anthrax, Smallpox, and Malaria).
  • DoD Civilian Employee Overseas Emergency Essential Position Agreement is required.
  • Must be able to possess and maintain a Government Travel Card.
  • Selectee is required to be exempt from recall to the military Reserves or recall to active duty for retired military
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Please see, additional information.


Qualifications

To qualify for a Quality Assurance Specialist, your resume and supporting documentation must support:

A. Specialized Experience: To qualify at the GS-12 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 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:
  • Experience planning and implementing quality assurance aircraft manufacturing/production processes to evaluate risk management programs.
  • Performing technical quality data analysis to determine supplier compliance with contractual requirements.
  • Fact finding or investigative techniques of unsatisfactory trends to develop recommendations to correct deficiencies and employ continuous improvement techniques.
  • Providing technical support and recommendations to team members to ensure mission requirements are delivered.


Education

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information

This is a permanent GS-12 position. Upon deployment overseas, the employee will be temporarily promoted to the GS-13 grade level, if eligible, for the duration of the deployment. Upon return to CONUS the employee will be changed to lower grade to the permanent grade level.

If you do not meet the Time in Grade or Specialized experience for the temporary promotion, you will deploy at the lower grade level, GS-12.

Once the four year commitment is successfully met you will be placed into a non-deployable position in the CMO for which you were hired at the permanent GS-12 grade level.

This position is designated as Emergency-Essential (E-E). In the event of a crisis situation, incumbent will be subject to deployment on a TDY basis to overseas duty location(s) to perform assigned duties particular to the deployment. Failure to deploy when required and/or meet the medical requirements of deployment status may result in separation from Federal Service. Additional information on E-E positions may be found in DoD Directive Type Memorandum 17-004, Subject: Department of Defense Expeditionary Civilian Workforce ( https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/dtm/DTM-17-004.pdf?ver=2020-02-12-142458-843 ) Interested applicants are HIGHLY encouraged to review this Directive prior to applying.

Tentative offer for employment will be rescinded if the selectee does not meet conditions of employment.
  • COVID19 - All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, please review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/
  • 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
  • Generally, indoor work location has power, water, heating, and air conditioning, although outages should be expected.
  • Tour of Duty: Schedule tour of duty will require evenings, weekends and holiday work hours, and overtime.
  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Bargaining Unit: Yes
  • Selectee may be required to serve a trial/probationary period.
  • Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive maybe authorized at Management's discretion.
  • Selectee will receive danger pay and foreign post differential as authorized for overseas location to which deployed.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Position requires employee to wear uniform and/or protective clothing.
  • Financial Disclosure Required
  • Acquisition, Technology & Logistics(AT&L) NON-CAP: This position requires an Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Level II certification in the Production, Quality, and Manufacturing Career Field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The assessments for this job will measure the following Competencies:
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Quality Assurance
  • Risk Assessment

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility and/or score.

Once the application process is complete, we may review your résumé and supporting documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We may evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (e.g., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).

PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo%2012-1-2020.pdf?ver=ECNbdsHtGilTd3OENN4A0Q%3d%3d

If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further:

1. Your resume: May be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement. If it includes a photograph, hypertext/hyperlinks, or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation. For additional information see: What to include in your resume .

2. You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:
  • If Using Your Education to Qualify: You MUST provide a complete copy of transcripts, licenses, etc. to support your educational claims. See the education section of this announcement for details.
  • For current Federal Employee:
    • You must provide SF-50, or other equivalent official "Notification of Personnel Action" (Note: Request for Personnel Action (SF-52) and Award actions are not acceptable)
    • Time-in-grade documentation: For current federal employees, or individuals who have served in a General Schedule (GS) graded position in the previous 52 weeks, your application must demonstrate you have met the one year time-in-grade requirement by the closing date of this announcement.
    For Military Spouse Preference (MSP): You must provide a signed Military Spouse PPP Self-certification Checklist , PCS orders/verification of duty location assignment, a copy of marriage certificate or license and documents as listed on the Military Spouse PPP Self-certification Checklist. For Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at a score of 85 or higher for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. Additional information may also be found at the General Information and Definitions link. For Current/Former Military Members:
      Disabled Veterans: You are required to submit a letter from the Department of Veteran's Affairs certifying your overall service connected disability percentage AND character of service. Future Military Retirees: Military retirees seeking t enter federal service in the Department of Defense require a waiver if appointed within 180 days following their official date of retirement. You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD-214 (which indicates character of service), OR certification document, OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). Future Separating from the Military: Yu are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (which indicates character of service), OR certification document, OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable).Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave or already separated from the armed forces. A "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The Statement of Service must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters, AND the Statement of Service letter must include your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge, Character of Service (i.e. honorable), and, if applicable, when your terminal leave will begin.

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