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Job Title:Quality Assurance Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:HI-FY13-025

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$48,425.00 to $62,948.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, November 29, 2012 to Monday, December 31, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1910-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Indefinite

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Wheeler Army Airfield, HI United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Excepted Service –Enlisted

JOB SUMMARY:

Hawaii Army National Guard

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted 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.

LOCATION: Army Aviation Support Facility No. 1, Hawaii Army National Guard, Wheeler AAF, Hawaii.

RECRUITMENT AREA: Present enlisted members (E6 and above) of the Hawaii Army National Guard.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit all documents/application NLT midnight Eastern Standard Time.
  • Military membership in the Hawaii National Guard is mandatory.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

DUTIES:

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

The primary purpose of this position is to document the management an operational policies and procedures to ensure work processes, products, or services satisfy expectation and quality standards. Develops local regulations and/or operating instructions. Acts as a consultant to higher ranking personnel on quality assurance/verification matters. Manages technical publications accounts.  Monitors the publication improvement system. Manages the Safety-of-Flight and Aviation Safety Action Message programs.  Monitors aircraft acceptance/transfer inspections, aircraft configurations, and component time-change requirements.  Manages the weight and balance program. Details of the duties and responsibilities are contained in the applicable position description (PDCN D1065000) located in the Human Resources Office.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: In addition to work performed in an office environment, duties regularly require extended periods of walking, standing, or bending while observing manufacturing operations, witnessing tests or examining material and processes at an aircraft maintenance facility.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Duties involve regular and recurring visits to maintenance, storage, or test areas. Such visits may require use of appropriate protective clothing or gear such as safety glasses and shoes, ear protection, and observance of appropriate safety precautions.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: If your resume does not include a narrative description of how you meet the GENERAL and SPECIALIZED experiences, you may lose consideration for this position.  Ensure that the questionnaire is completed on Application Manager.

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 the defective items). Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED Experience: Must have at least 24 months of 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 correction action.

MILITARY TECHNICIAN COMPATIBILITY POSITION: Prior to placement in this position, the selected candidate must be assigned to a valid position in the unit of employment, and be assigned militarily in CMF 15, MOS 94E or 94R.


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE

A maximum of 12 months of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours.  The education must have been directly related fields such as production management, business management statistics, industrial technology, engineering, or a discipline directly related to the specialization involved in the career pattern of the position to be filled.  Applicants must submit transcripts, diplomas or other forms of completion certificates to provide verification of related courses.

NOTES TO APPLICANTS:  
a. Cost of living allowances (COLA) vary from island to island and is authorized only for those general schedule employees entitled to such allowances.  COLA is subject to change without notice.
b. The purpose of this announcement is to establish a list of eligibles.  Eligibles on this list will be given automatic consideration for position vacancies occurring during the six months period following the close of this announcement.
c. Situations of inversion of military rank are not permitted, i.e., a military technician may not be militarily senior to his or her full-time supervisor.
d. The compatible military duty assignment listed is broad in scope and does not mean that such military assignments are authorized/vacant.  The selecting official reserves the right to select the most compatible and available military assignment.  Unless otherwise stipulated in this announcement, such military assignment must be in the same unit by which employed (or a unit that is supported by the employing activity).
e. This temporary limited appointment may be converted to a non-temporary appointment without further competition.
f. If you are selected for this position, you will be eligible for health and life insurance and you will be covered under a retirement system.
g. Pay retention authorized for wage grade technicians.
h. Permanent change of station (PCS) expenses may not be authorized for this position.  Authorization for payment of PCS expenses will be granted only after determination is made that payment is in the best interest of the Hawaii National Guard.
i. This type of appointment is expected to extend beyond one year.  Separation will be preceded by a 30-day notice when services are no longer needed.  Permanent technicians will remain on permanent status if selected.

j.  In addition to your application, documents of last performance appraisal must be submitted.  If the performance appraisals are not available, documents of past civilian performance, letter of recommendations, and or military performance may be submitted.  These documents will be evaluated as part of the selection process. 

k.  Applicants may be screened and evaluated on military attributes directly related to the compatible military position required to be assigned into, such as, but not limited to, military bearing, leadership, or ability to work with others (teamwork) in a military environment.

l.  Final selection will be based upon qualifications, suitability, and available manpower resources. 

m. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

n. Selectee will be scheduled for formal training at the Professional Education Center
(PEC) within the first six months of employment.  Unless there are extenuating circumstances, failure to complete National Guard Bureau prescribed courses at PEC within the first year of employment, may be cause for reassignment to other full-time positions or termination of employment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Main site for new federal employees - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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.

2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:

1.      Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and

2.      Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

 

(Here is a link for aiding you in building your Resume and some application tips): http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/resumeandapplicationtips.asp#icc

 

Option A:  Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:

·         You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed – and your résumé is not attached – until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.

·         You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

·         You must complete the entire process by the closing date -- Monday, December 31, 2012

·         To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:

1.      Go to https://www.applicationmanager.gov and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.

2.      Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 798767. Click Select a Vacancy.

3.      Verify that all of your documents appear on the table with a status of Processed.

·         You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.  (When you want to return, go to https://www.applicationmanager.gov and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)

·         If you Submit more than one Qualifications Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used.  Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.

 

To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire, choose one of these options:

·         If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.

·         If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:  Online Questionnaire.

 

Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

1.      You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

2.      Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.      You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.

·         By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:

  • Current Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Latest Performance Appraisals or Military Performance 

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of612.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jack Wadolowski
Phone: (808)672-1230
Email: JACK.WADOLOWSKI@US.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
Hawaii National Guard
Human Resources Office
3949 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI
96816-4495
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

798767
1. Title of Job

Quality Assurance Specialist
2. Biographic Data

Current military rank/grade: (SSG, E6, etc.)
Current military branchy of service: (Army, Air Force, Navy, Army-NG, etc.)
Current unit of assignment: (12th Personnel Service Detachment PSD, etc.)
Military MOS, AFSC, etc: (42A3O, 3D1X1, etc.)
3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

6. Citizenship

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

09

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Quality Assurance Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

159700003 Wheeler Army Airfield, HI

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you currently/actively an enlisted member of the Hawaii Army National Guard?

A. Yes, I am currently/actively an enlisted member of the Hawaii Army National Guard.
B. No, I am not currently/actively an enlisted member of the Hawaii Army National Guard.

2. Is your current military grade an E6 and above?

A. Yes, my current military grade is an E6 and above.
B. No, my current military grade is not an E6 and above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. 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 the defective items).

4. Experience using computer and automation systems.

5. Must have at least 24 months of 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). 

6. Experience in the application and theory of specialization using applicable publications.

7. Experience in the preparation of technical reports on quality levels to identify specific problem areas and to recommend correction action.

8. Your ratings in this questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references your submit.  Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings.  Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting your for dismissing you from the position/agency, if selected.  Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy.  Be agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning; 2) have reviewed tour responses to this questionnaire for accuracy; 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.


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Job Announcement Number:

HI-FY13-025

Control Number:

332578900