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    This National Guard position is for a QUALITY ASSURANCE, Position Description Number D1065000 and is part of the MD AASF, National Guard.

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    Reviews Army materiel maintenance policies and operational procedures. Develops quality assessment plans to evaluate and improve quality of maintenance production and work processes. Assessments include reviews of organization; quality systems; personnel qualifications and training, tools and test equipment; maintenance documentation; operations and training requirements, and equipment failures. Conducts evaluations to identify strength problem areas, failure trends, faults in methods and procedures, and other deviations from quality standards. Serves as quality assurance authority in the AASF. Acts as a consultant to higher-ranking personnel on quality assurance/verification matters. Provides the Logistics Management Officer/Supervisory Maintenance Test Pilot and maintenance supervisors with definitive technical information and advice on maintenance procedures and techniques. Resolves technical problems in support of the quality assurance program. Maintains the AASF master library. Manages technical publications accounts. Ensures that appropriate directives and operating instructions are current and complete. Reviews incoming publications to determine their applicability. Provides technical guidance and expertise in interpretation of technical manuals (TM), and acts as the authoritative reference on quality methods, techniques, and procedures. Resolves conflicts in the interpretation of published data.Monitors the AASF publication improvement system to include the recommended changes to publications and blank forms (DA Form 2028) and material deficiency, and Quality Deficiency Reports (QDR). Provides findings and recommendations based on experience and technical judgment. Manages the Safety-of-Flight (SOF) and Aviation Safety Action Message (ASAM) programs to ensure effective and timely accomplishment. Reviews incoming SOF/ASAM for applicability to AASF supported equipment. Evaluates technical and materiel requirements for compliance. Distributes SOF/ASAM to production elements for accomplishment. Monitors compliance actions and prepares and forwards compliance reports.Monitors aircraft acceptance/transfer inspections, aircraft configurations, and component time-change requirements. Periodically reviews aircraft historical records and logbooks for accuracy and condition. Monitors the Army Oil Analysis Program (AOAP).Manages the weight and balance program. Performs equipment inventories; assures proper set up and calibration of electronic weighing apparatus; monitors aircraft weighing operations; verifies instrument readings, resolves weight and balance problems, and certifies weight and balance computations. Performs command directed quality inspections and special inspections for all aspects of aircraft and associated equipment. Insures that compliance inspections are performed in accordance with standards. Records discrepancies, provides definitive corrective recommendations, and reviews adequacy of corrective action taken. Reviews findings to determine adequacy of maintenance documentation.Performs inspections of maintenance shops for safety and condition of equipment. Monitors calibration of shop and test equipment to ensure serviceability. Certifies and maintains files of personnel authorized to perform quality inspections.Performs management and compliance reviews over a wide range of functions within the AASF. Reports deviations and deficiencies. Prepares recommendations on the resolution of deficiencies affecting production or maintenance quality. Reviews and validates all locally developed maintenance procedures before adoption within the AASF. Investigates equipment failure trends on aircraft airframes and components and systems. Makes recommendations to appropriate manufacturing agencies regarding equipment performance engineering design changes Incumbent is required to wear appropriate protective clothing or gear such as safety glasses, ear protection, and hard-hat, and observe all safety precautions when accomplishing inspections.Conducts formal training of quality assurance and quality compliance principles, procedures, techniques, and skills. Provides initial training for the certification of status symbol clearing authority. Provides refresher training for the maintenance of AASF quality standards.Reviews and evaluates quality compliance inspections performed by production units. Audits the inspection process and methods, analyzes inspection reports, and re-inspects samples of inspections performed. Provides on-the-spot assistance regarding the inspection process. Recommends corrective actions or changes in inspection methods and work procedures. Assists production supervisors and personnel in implementing changes. Evaluates completed reports for adequacy of actions taken by work center supervisors.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1910 Quality Assurance

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    Conditions Of Employment

    NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement. Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service. Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

    Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required. The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment. You are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission.


    Military Grades: Warrant Officer or Enlisted

    GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education, or training involving planning, developing, or administering quality assurance programs (i.e., supporting the development, acquisition, production, use, maintenance, storage, and supply of products concerned with the systematic prevention of defects and non-conformances, the identification of unsatisfactory trends and conditions, and the correction of factors which may contribute to defective items). Experience using computer and automation systems.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-09 - Must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training, involving principles, techniques and accepted practices of quality assurance work (i.e., the application of statistical sampling techniques sufficient to perform assignments or preparation of technical reports on quality levels to identify specific problems). Experience in the application and theory of specialization using applicable publications. Experience in the preparation of technical reports on quality levels to identify specific problem areas and to recommend corrective action.


    You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): Comprehensive knowledge of assigned aircraft, component systems, and support equipment to include aircraft specifications and standards. Incumbent utilizes aircraft mechanical skill and knowledge in applying quality assurance to the evaluation and resolution of complex operating and quality issues.Thorough knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methodology of quality assurance functional programs and skills in applying this knowledge to the planning and execution of aircraft maintenance production and processes. Knowledge of aircraft inspection methods, techniques and practices to detect conditions, which may compromise quality and the ability to use precision measuring equipment, gauges and instrumentation for testing and special inspections as required. Skill in applying statistical analysis, sampling methods, and techniques to determine compliance with the established standards and the ability to interpret and apply contract and engineering specifications, regulations, policy statements and other guideline material to the maintenance functions of the AASF. Knowledge of operating practices and procedures related to the maintenance of aircraft, systems and components. Skill to verify, by work document review, material and procedure checks and onsite surveillance, that essential quality requirements have been met. Ability to conduct technical reviews, analyze findings and develop recommendations for corrections or improvements in the quality assurance program. Ability to prepare technical reports on quality levels, to identify specific problem areas and to recommend corrective action.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

    2. Other supporting documents:

    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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    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.


    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.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10691668

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

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    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

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    Adam Corson


    Army Aviation Support Facility
    Edgewood, MD 21010
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