Quality assurance specialist

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Department of Defense
All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States, and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligible Permanent Full Time
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The Defense Contract Management Agency is a rich resource of indispensable partners who contribute to and benefit from integrated missions and programs. We are an independent combat support agency within the Department of Defense (DoD). We are the Department's contract manager, responsible for ensuring Federal acquisition programs, supplies, and services are delivered on time, within cost and meet performance requirements.
About the Position:
Defense Contract Management Agency uses the Expedited Hiring Authority to recruit and appoint qualified individuals directly into shortage category or critical need acquisition positions.
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_Who May Apply_ :
All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligible
U.S. Citizenship is Required Direct Deposit of Pay is Required Tour of Duty: Full Time FLSA: Non-Exempt Bargaining Unit: Yes
Serves as a member of a DoD/NASA technical team as either a resident or a non-resident Quality Assurance Specialist at one or more supplier (electronic/mechanical) facilities, providing risk based surveillance of supplier quality systems and processes through contract completion.
Reviews contracts and technical data packages to identify the specification requirements which the contractor's processes must meet.
Performs risk assessments and analyses, relying on customer, supplier performance, and Government data, and assigns risk ratings to quality systems and key processes.
Establishes and maintains communications with customers and contractor's top management, including applicable functional managers to ensure understanding exists for acceptable quality evidence for performance of such things as purchased materials and vendor controls, shipment, and key process proofing/measurement and analysis.
Accepts products/technical services, and authorizes delivery, on behalf of the Government predicated on confidence in their conformance to contract technical and quality requirements.
Independently performs audits/surveillance of contractor's processes and products to ensure customer and contractual requirements are met.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.
Experience required : To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.
Specialized experience: To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-09). Specialized experience is defined as: Experience with quality assurance principles, concepts, and methodology related to the mechanical/electronics commodity, in order to evaluate supplier's conformance to contractual quality requirements. Ensuring that the contractor's procedures adequately control the quality of the product and services.
Education can be substituted for experience.
Please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards for specific Education/Experience requirements for this position located at: .
Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as minimum qualifications, and other regulatory requirements by the DATE THE REFERRAL IS ISSUED.
_Other Requirements:_
The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic qualification requirements, and the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement.
This is a Defense Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level IIwithin 24 months of entrance on duty.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
May require overtime work.
Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 180 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.
_Condition of Employment:_
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
Must comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.
Must File annual financial statement.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume
2. Your responses to the questionnaire
3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following 1199794. Fax your documents to .
If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process. You will need three documents to complete this process: the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below.
1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from .
2. View Occupational Questionnaire. Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX. Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.
3. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to . Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.
Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.
The following documents are required:
Resume
If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application
You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for current employment verification, SF-50 or DD3434; for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran status, DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
Future Military Retirees : You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.
Future Separation from the Military : You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214(Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.
Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave or already separated from the armed forces.
The "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.
If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.
PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.
If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.
Applicant is responsible for checking status updates and notifications. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to applicant.
For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact:usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx. . Generally, applicant inquiries will be responded to within 10 business days from receipt at the Human Resource Office.
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
Comprehensive health and life insurance
Competitive salaries
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.
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Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at:
In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at .)
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

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