MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Alabama Air National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Alabama Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact an Alabama Air National Guard recruiter at 800-864-6264 prior to applying for this position.
MINIMUM MILITARY RANK: TSGT
MAXIMUM MILITARY RANK: MSGT
*Other Requirements: For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in his/her own words) that he/she meets the requirements of the Specialized Experience listed below: Otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. DO NOT COPY THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.
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: Must have at least 36 months experience, education, or training involving a thorough knowledge of product or range of products involved, the manufacturing methods and techniques, special processes, test and performance requirements; and skill in developing plans and programs. Experience possessed by an expert in the area of specialization able to give technical direction to otherwise competent workers. Experience determining operations when difficult and questionable phases of malfunctions are found. Experience which required significant and concrete work accomplishments (i.e. special projects, working groups, or detailing assignments) involving interpersonal contacts in a quality assurance or related field. Experience in dealing with management principles and supervisory responsibility for the function required by type of position to be filled and the organization involved.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
--Comprehensive knowledge of assigned aircraft and complex aircraft systems to include but not limited to electronic equipment and systems, manual and automatic flight controls, airframe, landing gear, pneudraulics, jet engine propulsion and associated systems, Aerospace Ground Equipment, Support equipment, and related test equipment.
--Knowledge of munitions storage methods, procedures, and techniques to determine storage location based on condition code, compatibility, and security requirements.
--Knowledge of the techniques, documentation, and equipment used in the examination, classification, and maintenance of munitions assets and their components.
--Comprehensive and thorough knowledge of the entire maintenance quality assurance program to include the full range of principles, concepts and methodology and the establishment of procedures for monitoring the quality of products in a maintenance environment.
--Broad knowledge of the practices, policies and procedures of related functional and administrative activities such as Technical Order Distribution Office (TODO), logistics maintenance support functions, contract administration and coordination of CLS or CFT, engineering disposition requests, maintenance production, procurement, supply support, munitions storage etc. and skill in effecting appropriate interface/coordination of quality assurance plans and programs and evaluations with these activities. Broad knowledge of the TCTO and QDR process and the interface/coordination with depot engineering and supply process.
--Thorough knowledge of the Maintenance Standardization Evaluation Program (MSEP).
--Broad knowledge of end items, systems, including quality characteristics and working knowledge of manufacturing methods, special processes and the interrelationship of various parts. Working knowledge of systems, subsystems and end item components and the functional relationships among components and subsystems, and test and measurement techniques.
--Broad knowledge of Higher Headquarters regulations and instructions, PDM work specifications, local directives including Quality Plans, Technical Orders, Military Specifications, and International Commercial Practices such as ISO 9000.
--Comprehensive knowledge of inspection and evaluation techniques, statistical methods, mathematics, production management, industrial management, and database management skills to perform root cause, deficiency, and trend analysis. Analyses are used to validate and update Acceptable Quality Levels (AQLs), frequency changes to Routine Inspection Lists (RILs), and recommendations for corrective maintenance practice action.
--Broad knowledge of the body of laws, regulations, policies and procedures relating to aircraft maintenance, ground, explosive & flight safety, occupational health and environmental compliance. Ability to use this knowledge to develop an evaluation plan and prevention effort to minimize risk and prevent damage to equipment, structures, weapons systems, or injury to personnel.
--Skill in applying this knowledge to the identification of quality problems and resolving the difficult and complex work assignments. Skill to plan and conduct studies, analyze performance and quality data and to develop sound recommendations for correction of quality system deficiencies.
--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.
--Ability to communicate effectively through written and oral presentations. Skill and ability to work effectively in stressful situations and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all levels within the organization. Ability to plan and successfully complete individual projects and/or larger projects.
--Skill in using various computer and software applications to include but not limited to: word processing programs, spreadsheets, email services, databases and database management.
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in fields listed below leading to a bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university, meets the GS-5 level requirements. Education - Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- quality assurance, statistics, mathematics, production management, industrial management, computer science, engineering, engineering technology, physical sciences, textiles, or other fields related to the position.
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.