Applicants must meet the OPM Qualification Requirements for the Quality Assurance series (1910) listed in the Individual Occupational Requirements. To view OPM Qualifications, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
You may start at the GS-05 if you have the following qualifications: 4-year course of study leading to a Bachelor's degree OR 3 years of General Experience, one (1) year which was equivalent to at least the GS-04 level. General Experience is described as:
· Experience in quality control; quality inspection; contracting and purchasing; supply and storage; industrial or production planning; research and engineering; maintenance; or test and evaluation that provided (1) experience with quality assurance or related work, (2) experience with product or process , (3) experience interpreting and applying contract requirements and engineering specifications, or (4) experience with others in person-to-person work relationships
You may start at the GS-07 if you have the following qualifications: 1 full year of graduate level education; OR Superior Academic Achievement; OR 1 year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level. Specialized Experience is described as:
· Experience that provided a practical knowledge in monitoring, controlling, or maintaining the quality of products or services. Examples include the following:
· Reviewing production activities and capabilities in light of contract quality requirements
· Reviewing written quality or inspection procedures for adequacy and evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of quality/inspection systems, including sampling plans
· Analyzing quality data to detect unsatisfactory trends or weaknesses in the quality/inspection system
· Verifying by test or inspection, using sampling inspection or intensive product inspection techniques, that products comply with requirements prior to acceptance
· Identifying inadequacies and requesting corrective action
· Computing data, summarizing results, and preparing reports or charts depicting pertinent relationships using statistical methods
· Investigations customer complaints and deficiency reports, and providing identification of causes to appropriate authorities
· Reading, interpreting, and applying technical data such as blueprints, engineering drawings, product specifications, or technical manuals
· Reviewing and evaluating supply systems operations and procedures through periodic audits and surveillance inspections.
Superior Academic Achievement is obtained through: (1) Class standing - being in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision based on completed courses; (2) Grade-point average - (a) having a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on the official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) having a grade point average of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or, (3) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society.
Undergraduate and Graduate Education: To qualify for GS-1910 series on the basis of undergraduate or graduate education, the education must be in one of the following fields: quality assurance, statistics, mathematics, production management, industrial management, computer science, engineering, engineering technology, physical sciences, textiles, or other fields related to the position.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.
· You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
· Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
· Must comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.
· Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
· Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
· Must sign a mobility agreement if selected.
· If selected, official college or university transcript must be submitted.
· This position is designated as an acquisition position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.
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 at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.