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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Quality Assurance Specialist

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:TN 13-150 VIN 911781

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, July 01, 2013 to Tuesday, July 23, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1910-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Memphis, TN United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest enduring institutions. 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 Tennessee National Guard team and serve your nation, Tennessee and your community!

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.

 

POSITION TITLE: QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST - 2 POSITIONS - FIRST SHIFT

POSITION LOCATION: 164TH AIRLIFT WING, MEMPHIS, TN

 

AREAS OF CONSIDERATION: ON BOARD TECHNICIANS ONLY

FIRST: Permanently employed Air Technicians in Memphis, TN.
SECOND: Permanently employed Air Technicians Statewide.

 

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Enlisted

MILITARY COMPATIBILITY: 2AXXX, 2WXXX

CLEARANCE: SECRET

PD NUMBER: D1818000-42938/423939

PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION:        NOT AUTHORIZED
Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest. 

INTRODUCTION:  This position is located in a 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 mangers. 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.  

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • This position is a 1st shift position, located at 164TH AW, Memphis, TN.

DUTIES:

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: (1) Serves as the Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR) for wing maintenance policy, advising supervisors and employees on both general policy and specific maintenance matters. (2) Maintenance Standardization Evaluation Program (MSEP); Administers, evaluates, and coordinates a comprehensive quality assurance, maintenance standardization, and inspection program for all areas of the maintenance organization all maintenance disciplines, job series and Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSCs).  (3) Utilizes data collection techniques and procedures for evaluation, inspection, and audit programs, evaluates the results and determines the appropriate and effective method and format for presentation to higher-level management. (4) Collaborates with the Maintenance Group Commander, Maintenance Squadron Commanders, and Quality Assurance Supervisor to plan, develop, implement, inspect and report numerous critical compliance issues and review the Configuration Management (CM) programs. (5) Serves as the Aircraft Weight and Balance program manger 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 sate flight operations. (6) Reviews wing depot-level assistance requests developed in accordance with tech orders. (7) Prepares and reviews Product Quality Deficiency Reports (QDR) prior to releasing to the Air Logistics Center (ALC) or Aircraft Sustainment Group and performs exhibit-processing oversight by coordinating with ALC and Logistics Readiness Squadron to ensure proper exhibit control and handling. (8) Serves as the authority for determining applicability of Time Compliance Technical Orders (TCTO) and One Time Inspections (OTI).  (9) Manages the Technical Order Improvement Program and Suggestion Program for the wing. (10) Executes a quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP) to monitor Contractor Logistic Support (CLS) aircraft or Contract Field Team (CFT). (11) Maintains direct contact with the NGB staff and with counterparts at other ANG bases in order to resolve problems affecting maintenance capabilities and compliance. (12) Manages and conducts quality verification inspections and surveillance inspections of conventional weapons systems and components. (13) Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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REQUIRED SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have 36 months , 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.
 

Meeting the months of experience requirement will not by itself be accepted as proof of qualification.  Quality, type, and scope of experience or education must be demonstrated to show that applicant is fully qualified to perform duties at the grade level announced.

 

 SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATIONResume must reflect applicable experience.

1. Skill in applying statistical analysis, sampling methods, and techniques to determine compliance with quality control.
2. Ability to diagnose trouble and determine remedy where overall knowledge of all systems of aircraft is required.
3. Knowledge of aircraft repair functions.
4. Ability to perform airworthiness inspections.


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR 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 of experience.  The education must have been directly related such as production management, business management statistics, industrial technology, engineering, or a discipline directly related to the specialization involved in the career pattern in the position to be filled.

You MUST submit required documents for your application to be considered.

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 will be made to determine if it shows the minimum Required Specialized Experience. If a rating and ranking is required, your resume will be used to compare your responses against the Supplemental Information which is the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's). The categories used to assess all applicants that are rated is Highly-Qualified, Well-Qualified, and Qualified.


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 New Employee Website - 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. SELECTIVE SERVICE STATEMENT: 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. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: The Tennessee National Guard is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  Soldiers and Airmen will not be assessed, classified, trained, promoted, or otherwise managed on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, reprisal, or non-disqualifying handicap.  Discrimination due to age or disability are prohibited where not a factor of employment due to the military nature of the position. 29 CFR PART 1614.  Discrimination due to gender is prohibited except as the direct combat probability coding policy applies to women.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you MUST provide the following:

1.  Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire
2.  Your resume
3.  If job allows substitution of education for experience you must submit  
            REQUIRED CERTIFICATION/TRANSCRIPT

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 -- Tuesday, July 23, 2013

·      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: 911781. 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:

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), 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:

BRANDIE M. KING
Phone: (615)313-0647
Email: BRANDIE.M.KING.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Tennessee National Guard
3041 Sidco Drive
ATTN NGTN HRO RP
Nashville, TN
37204
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a reveiw 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

911781


1. Title of Job

Quality Assurance Specialist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

8. Other Information

9. Languages

10. Lowest Grade

11

11. Miscellaneous Information

12. Special Knowledge

13. Test Location

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

14. Veteran Preference Claim

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

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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

18. Other Date Information

19. Job Preference

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Quality Assurance Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

471620157 Memphis, TN

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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

23. Job Related Experience

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 an on board permanent Air National Guard Technician in the state of Tennessee?

A. Yes
B. No

2. If you answered yes to number 1 and therefore are considered an Area 1 applicant (permanently employed Air Technician), do you wish to be also considered for a lateral transfer? In order to qualify for a lateral transfer you must meet the qualification requirements for the position and be assigned to a current federal position with the same salary range.

A. YES
B. NO

Read the options below carefully and choose the one that best applies.

3. This position requires military membership, which answer applies to you?

A. I am a current member of the Tennessee Air National Guard and a Permanent Excepted Federal Technician with the Tennessee Air National Guard.
B. I am currently an active Traditional (Drill, ADSW, etc.) member of the Tennessee Air National Guard.
C. No, I am not an active member of the Tennessee Air National Guard but I AM WILLING AND ELIGIBLE to immediately become an active Military Member.
D. No, I am not an active member of the Tennessee Air National Guard and I AM NOT WILLING to become an active member.

4. This position is open to enlisted members of the Tennessee Air National Guard. Are you currently (or immediately eligible to become) enlisted in the rank of E9 or below?

A. Yes
B. No

5. Are you currently receiving Federal Military retirement pay? If you are retired military or planning on retirement within the next year, you will not be eligible to join the Tennessee Air National Guard.

A. Yes
B. No

Read the options below carefully and choose the one that best applies.

6. Have you completed basic training in at least one branch of the military that would enable you to enlist in the Tennessee Air National Guard by the closing date of this announcement?

A. Yes
B. No


Respond to all the questions below. For each question, choose the response below that best describes your experience and/or training. Mark only one response for each question. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provide in your resume or application and information your references provide.

7. Do you have 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; and experience possessed by an expert in the area of specialization able to give technical direction to otherwise competent workers; and 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; and experience in dealing with management principles and supervisory responsibility for the function required by type of position to be filled and the organization involved?

A. Yes
B. No

Respond to all the questions below. For each question, choose the response below that best describes your experience and/or training. Mark only one response for each question. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provide in your resume or application and information your references provide.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

B- I have had education or training in performing this 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.

8. Skill in applying statistical analysis, sampling methods, and techniques to determine compliance with quality control.

9. Ability to diagnose trouble and determine remedy where overall knowledge of all systems of aircraft is required.

10. Knowledge of aircraft repair functions.

11. Ability to perform airworthiness inspections.


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Job Announcement Number:

TN 13-150 VIN 911781

Control Number:

345831400