Quality Assurance Specialist
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Posted by: Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) on Jun 13, 2019


Location:

Hartford County, CT

Job Description:

The pay band NH-03 includes the General Schedule grade equivalent to GS-12/13.

Other initiatives under the Acquisition Demonstration Project include simplified classification, streamlined hiring process and expanded developmental opportunities.
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Responsibilities
Responsible for implementing the overall Quality Program for a diversity of products and services in support of U.S. Government acquisition at one or more supplier?s facilities. 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. 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. Assures that products offered to DoD and non-DoD customers conform to all contractual quality and technical requirements prior to acceptance. Identifies areas, processes, and operations with adverse trends and analyzes available data to determine the existence of chronic problems. Provides recommendations on the appropriate levels of surveillance based on risk. Collects and analyzes data on customer tasks and, when warranted, discusses changes with the customer. Reviews engineering changes and makes recommendations for approval or disapproval.

Travel Required
25% or less - Business Travel is required 25% of the time.

Supervisory status No

Promotion Potential 3


Job family (Series)
1910 Quality Assurance

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
If selected, you will be subject to a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance. The clearance is required for SPECIAL ACCESS PROGRAM eligibility and access in order to fully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. The clearance process can take 120 days or longer to complete. This position requires prepublication review. For additional information, visit: http://www.dhra.mil/PERSEREC/ and http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/dodm/520002_dodm_201 7.pdf. All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis testing to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Must file annual financial statement. This position requires a random Counter-Intelligence Scope Polygraph examination.
Qualifications
Who May Apply: Current Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Employee Reinstatement Eligible Veterans and Preference Eligible under Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligible
QUALIFICATIONS: In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

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.

To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level NH-02. Specialized experience is defined as: experience in the manufacturing and integration quality assurance of aerospace and aircraft components; experience in non-destructive testing techniques of materials to determine product conformance to contractual quality and technical requirements; experience analyzing and evaluating statistical and quality data to determine contractor's compliance; and experience of acquisition quality assurance to design, plan, and implement an economical risk management program.

Education cannot be substituted for experience.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
AerospaceAircraft MaintenanceLeadershipOral CommunicationRisk AssessmentSystems Evaluation

Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as minimum qualifications, and other regulatory requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Education
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification
requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information
The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at: www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf 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 http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .) This is a Defense Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level II within 24 months of entrance on duty. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. May require overtime work. Relocation/Retention Incentive will not be authorized. Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. All selections under an announcement must be made within 6 months from the issuance date of the certificate referral list. U.S. Citizenship is required. Direct Deposit of pay is required. Tour of Duty: Full Time. FLSA: Exempt. Bargaining Unit: No. Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) will not be authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) has not been authorized. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.



How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .

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.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.


Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance Top Secret

Drug test required Yes

Position sensitivity and risk Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process National security

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

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.
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: Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement. If your resume 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. For additional information see: What to include in your resume . 2. Other supporting documents: Cover Letter, optional 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 submitted. 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.

NOTE: Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

Special Employment Consideration: DCMA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. For information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator, please visit http://dcmacareers.com/index.cfm/disabilities/ .

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.

Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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About Defense Contract Management Agency

We are one of the leading acquisition experts for the Department of Defense (DoD). The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is the DoD component that is responsible for getting the best supplies and services to the best fighting force in the world. DCMA works directly with Defense suppliers to ensure that DoD, Federal, and allied government supplies and services are delivered on time, at projected cost, and meet all performance requirements. If our forces need it, it’s up to us to get it. As such, DCMA directly contributes to the military readiness of the United States and its allies, and helps preserve the nation's freedom. On a daily basis, DCMA professionals serve as "information brokers" and in-plant representatives for military, Federal, and allied government buying agencies -- from the initial stages of the acquisition cycle through the entire life of the resulting contracts. Our DCMA team members understand that their work truly begins after contracts are awarded. By providing continuous career building assignments and career-long training opportunities, we enable our workforce to apply a unique set of knowledge and skills that result in delivery of the highest quality of goods and services to our military personnel. We know that every step is critical in ensuring that only the best services and supplies are provided to our fighting men and women on behalf of the American taxpayer.

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