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QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST WITH SECURITY CLEARANCE

Company: Department of the Army
Location: Watervliet
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Duties * Recommends changes in production methods to improve quality material. * Studies and interprets processing data (drawings, specifications, routing, tooling, gauging, etc.) to establish quality requirements. * Resolves discrepancies with responsible professional and technical personnel outside the organization. * Prepare review reports to document action taken and planned which becomes part of the contractor history for subsequent review activities. * Investigates production problems and quality deficiencies, identifies causes of deficiencies and initiates corrective action. * Attends conferences and participates at committee and board meetings to evaluate production activities and provide optimum quality. * Prepares project requests, economic analysis and other required documentation needed to justify program and funding approval Requirements Conditions of Employment * This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment. A background investigation and credit check are required. * This is a Term position scheduled to last 24 months. A term position may be extended to a maximum of six years depending upon the needs of management. * Term employment is subject to a one year trial period. Employees serving a trial period can be removed with limited appeal rights. * This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of 5% of the time. Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or 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. Additional information about transcripts is in this document . Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) Conducting quality assurance audits of procedures, processes and/or products; AND (2) Investigating, analyzing and/or effecting corrective action on quality problems; AND (3) Applying knowledge of production, inspection and quality control methods/techniques to assure control of material during manufacturing cycle/process. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). OR Education: Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. [remove LL.M., if unrelated] in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: [insert applicable field(s) of study]. OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages. 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: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/ Additional information * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. * One year trial/probationary period may be required. * Direct Deposit of Pay is required. * Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. * If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. * This is a(n) Quality & Reliability Assurance Career Field position. * Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. * Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. * Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. * Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Career Field Position. * This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet the position requirements for certification at Level I in ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT within 36 months of entrance on duty. (Certification requirements may be found in the Defense Acquisition University Catalog at http://www.dau.mil/ .) * Information on the Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Workforce may be found at https://asc.army.mil/. * Certification requirements may be found in the Defense Acquisitions University Catalog at http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx * DATACL2A - TACOM D&A Level 2 Analyzer Certification Requirement * Position will be filled as a term appointment NTE 24 months. Term appointments may be extended up to a maximum of eight years. Employees on term appointments will be separated at the end of the term appointment date if the Not-to-Exceed (NTE) date is not extended. Permanent employees who accept term appointments will not have placement rights to the previously held permanent position at the end of the term appointment. Employees on term appointments will be separated at the end of the term appointment date if the Not-to-Exceed (NTE) date is not extended. * Benefits Help 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. Opens in a new window Learn more about federal benefits . Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. 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. Veterans and Military Spouses will be considered along with all other candidates. * Benefits Help 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. Opens in a new window Learn more about federal benefits . Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * Required Documents As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies. The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist for Public Announcements . 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: * Please limit your resume to 5 pages. If more than 5 pages are submitted, only the first 5 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications . * Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement. * If your resume includes a photograph 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 qualifications determinations your resume must contain ho

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