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Job Title:Quality Assurance Specialist

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:13-281A (882497)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$67,963.00 to $88,349.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 to Thursday, May 30, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1910-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Indefinite

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Mountain View, CA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

ALL SOURCES: Current military members of the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve or Regular Air Force.

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense.  We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies.  Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, California and your community!

The California National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the California 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.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Upon acceptance of a military technician position military members who are currently receiving a military Reenlistment/Extension Bonus (REB) or GI Bill-SR Kicker may lose incentive eligibility and may be subject to termination or suspension of incentive (includes indefinite and temporary technicians on assignment for more than 180 days in any continuous 12-month period).

 

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: ALL SOURCES: Current military members of the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve or Regular Air Force (Applicants who are NOT currently a member of the California National Guard (CNG) must become a member of a compatible unit of assignment within the CNG commensurate with the military grade listed in this announcement prior to federal assignment)

 

Military grade of E-7 through E-8

 

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive IS NOT authorized.

Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is NOT authorized, based on determination that PCS move is not in the Government best interest.

 

Position Requires Travel: Some, 1 to 5 days per month

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Security Clearance Required: Secret
  • Compatible Military Assignments: AFSC 2AXXX, 2WXXX
  • Must be enrolled or have completed SNCOA
  • Experience with HH-60 and/or C-130 Aircraft strongly preferred
  • Must complete OF 306 Declaration for Federal Employment
  • Must provide at least 3 references

DUTIES:

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THIS IS AN INDEFINITE POSITION 

This position is located in an Air National Guard Aviation Wing, Maintenance Group. The primary purpose of this position is to establish and execute a planned systematic approach of quality assurance for all areas of aircraft maintenance, designed to provide the maintenance managers confidence that aircraft, aircraft systems, munitions, equipment, products or supporting processes conform to technical, safety, work load and customer requirements.  The overall objective is to ensure that quality considerations are addressed and requirements achieved for all aircraft maintenance work and support functions to ensure end items perform as intended with reliability. Serves as the primary technical advisory process in the maintenance organization designed to assist maintenance managers.  Serves as the Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS) for the planning, implementation and execution of a quality assurance program that includes the full range of quality principles, concepts, inspection techniques, surveillance and evaluations related to quality assurance functional programs of all assigned aircraft, aircraft components, aerospace ground equipment, electronic equipment & systems, armament, munitions, engines, associated systems and maintenance personnel from numerous job series, and maintenance disciplines.

 

THIS POSITION MAY BE CONCURRENTLY ANNOUNCED WITH VA A13-075. ONLY ONE OF THE ANNOUNCED POSITIONS WILL BE FILLED. REFERRAL AND SELECTION WILL BE IAW CNG FPR 335.

 

Subject to Night and/or Rotating Shifts

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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General: 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.

Quality Assurance Specialist, GS-1910-11: 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: The following knowledge’s, skills, and abilities will be used by the selecting officials to determine the best qualified applicants from which selection will be made:

1. Knowledge of quality assurance procedures and methods, and the sources of pertinent regulatory and guideline material related to the functional activity supported by the quality assurance program.

2. Knowledge of pertinent characteristics of the product(s) involved, the operations or processes affecting critical characteristics, test and inspection techniques, the techniques for assessing operations or processes to detect unsatisfactory conditions.

3. Skill in developing quality data sources, recognizing discrepancies, detecting trends, investigating to develop additional or corroborative information, and preparing documented technical reports of findings.

4. Skill in interpreting and explaining a variety of technical requirements and in making independent judgment concerning such things as the extent to which procedures conform to requirements, or that procedures are effective in controlling quality.

5. Knowledge of quality assurance procedures and methods, and the sources of pertinent regulatory and guideline material related to the functional activity supported by the quality assurance program.

6. Knowledge of pertinent characteristics of the product(s) involved, the operations or process affecting critical characteristics, test and inspection techniques, the techniques for assessing operations or processes to detect unsatisfactory conditions.


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 for 12 months experience. The education must have been in fields directly related to the type of work of the position.

**Course work in fields closely related to those specified may be accepted if it clearly provides applicants with the background of knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance.**

 

COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED FOR EDUCATION TO BE CREDITABLE

 

*CREDITING EXPERIENCE:  NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE MAY BE CREDITED AS FULL-TIME EXPERIENCE WHEN EVALUATED AGAINST THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A MILITARY TECHNICIAN POSITION.  EXPERIENCE MUST BE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE POSITION AND MUST BE DESCRIBED IN THE WORK EXPERIENCE SECTION OF THE APPLICATION AND/OR résumé. THE LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE IS DETERMINED BY THE ACTUAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PERFORMED.  BE DESCRIPTIVE, A SIMPLE LIST OF JOB TITLES AND DATES WILL NOT SUFFICE. 

 

Conditions of Employment:

Must maintain appropriate level of security clearance.

Must wear appropriate military uniform including required grooming standards.

Must maintain a compatible military unit, grade and job assignment as required by current directives.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

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.

 

BENEFITS: 

Flexible Spending Accounts -  https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

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

Life Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance -: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.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  California National Guard Human Resources Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number 1-478-757-3144 listed on this announcement with the prescribed cover letter. The Human Resource Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

3.   NOTE TO ALL APPLICANTS: A STANDING REGISTER WILL BE CREATED FROM THE LISTING OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR THIS/THESE POSITION(S).  APPLICANTS MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR POSITIONS IN THE SPECIALTY AREA AT THE SPECIFIED LOCATIONS FOR UP TO 60 DAYS FROM THE CLOSE OF THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

4. Social Security Number: Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name.  As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you.  Failure to provide your Social Security number on your application materials will result in your application not being processed.

5.  PRIVACY ACT- Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualification for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

6. False Statements - If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Please DO NOT send fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the California National Guard Human Resources Office, you must apply on-line OR fax your application to the fax number 1-478-757-3144 listed on the announcement with the prescribed cover letter.   

 

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, May 30, 2013

NG.CA.CAARNG.LIST.HR-JOBSTECH@MAIL.MIL

Vacancy ID 882497

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

882497
Title of Job

Quality Assurance Specialist
Biographic Data

E-Mail Address

Lowest Grade

11

Occupational Specialties

001 Quality Assurance Specialist

Geographic Availability

062311085 Mountain View, CA

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

For each task in the following group, choose response 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- Yes.
B- No.

1. Are you a current military member of the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve or Regular Air Force?

2. Do you currently possess the military grade of E-7 through E-8?

3. Do you possess 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?

4. Do you 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?

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.

5. Serves as the Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR) for wing maintenance policy, advising supervisors and employees on both general policy and specific maintenance matters.

6. Serves as the Aircraft Weight and Balance program manager utilizing complex computer based programs, data bases, electronic weighing apparatus, and integrated weight and balance computers for the Wing to maintain strict accounting of aircraft weight and balance for safe flight operations.

7. Serves as the authority for determining applicability of Time Compliance Technical Orders (TCTO) and One Time Inspections (OTI).

8. Executes a Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP) to monitor Contractor Logistic Support (CLS) aircraft or Contract Field Team (CFT).

9. Manages and conducts quality verification inspections and surveillance inspections of conventional weapons systems and components.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s) or may also submit the following supporting documents, which may not be required for all applicants: 

   Resume



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:

• Current Resume
• Transcripts (if applicable)

Any other documents that are required (if applicable)

 

AIR FORCE: Copy of Records Review Report on Individual Person (RIP) within last 30 days;

For applicants submitting a RIP – Please only include the pages that specify your current Rank/AFSC

ARMY: Copy of Personnel Qualification Record within last 30 days

The following documents are NOT acceptable as attachments to applications:  Photographs, copies of position descriptions, training certificates, performance ratings (civilian or military), award certificates or letters of appreciation.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

For More Information
Phone: (000)000-0000
Email: NG.CA.CAARNG.LIST.HR-JOBSTECH@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
129 RQW
Moffett FAF
Moffett Field, CA
94035
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgment 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.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application is process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  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.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The categories are defined as follows:

·         Best Qualified – Demonstrates better overall or key knowledge, skills or abilities for a specific position.

·         Well Qualified – Possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position, but do not necessarily meet the definition of best qualified.

·         Qualified – Meets the minimum qualifications standards, including any selective placement factors, for a specific position.

In describing your experience, please be clear and specific.  We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.  If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). 


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Job Announcement Number:

13-281A (882497)

Control Number:

342721600