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Job Title:SUPV QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST (Military Membership Required)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:JA 13-297-C

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$70,617.00 to $91,801.00 / Per Year


Friday, August 02, 2013 to Monday, August 26, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Rickenbacker AFB, OH United StatesView Map


Open to permanent technicians of the 121st ANG.


The Ohio National Guard seeks to employ high quality applicants for Federal Technician positions. This position requires military membership in the Ohio National Guard.

Military Unit and Address:

121st Air Refueling Wing

7370 Minuteman Way
Rickenbacker IAP
Columbus, OH 43217

This position is being announced concurrently as an AGR position.  To view the AGR job announcement, please visit the Ohio National Guard jobs page at

***Member must provide letter from FSS certifying that they are eligible for promotion to CMSgt. Failure to submit letter showing promotion eligibility will automatically disqualify you for position.



This position is located in an Air National Guard Aviation Wing, Maintenance Group.  The purpose of this position is to supervise, establish and direct a planned, systematic approach of a quality assurance program designed to provide the maintenance managers confidence that aircraft, aircraft systems, products or supporting processes conform to technical, safety, work load and customer requirements.  The position serves as the Supervisor of the Quality Assurance Division.  In that capacity, the supervisor plans, implements, and executes a quality assurance program that includes independent surveillance and evaluations of all assigned aircraft, aircraft components, and maintenance personnel.  Plans, directs, organizes, and exercises control over Quality Assurance Specialists (non-supervisory employees) assigned utilizing a comprehensive knowledge of aircraft to include electronic equipment and systems, manual and automatic flight controls, airframe, landing gear, pneudraulics, and jet engine propulsion, armament, munitions, and associated systems.  Applies a comprehensive knowledge of employee relations, management techniques, peer mediation, root cause analysis, trending, and statistical methods.  Base level of work supervised is at the GS-11 level.



Apply using the instructions in the "How to Apply" section

The Ohio National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Open to permanent technicians of the 121st ANG.
  • Minimum Military Rank/Grade: SMSgt (E-8) (P)
  • Maximum Military Rank/Grade: CMSgt (E-9)
  • Compatible AFSC: 9G100


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(1)  Plans, organizes, and oversees the activities of the Quality Assurance Division.  Develops goals and objectives that integrate organization and Quality objectives.  Establishes, revises, or reviews policies, procedures, mission objectives, and organization design for the staff, as necessary to eliminate work problems or barriers to mission accomplishment, promote team building, and implement quality improvements in response to concerns with regulatory compliance.  Plans work for accomplishment by subordinates, sets and adjust short-term priorities if necessary. Evaluates requirements for additional resources.  Balances organization needs with overall mission requirements and resource interests. Identifies need for change in organization priorities and advises the Maintenance Group Commander on required actions to implement such changes.  Provides training and experience to the workforce with regard to sound maintenance practices of the aircraft and associated equipment, and knowledge and capability in the military mission, and aircraft.  The aircraft are part of the military mission, daily flying training, and support of the assigned Air Force Total Force operations.  Manages the maintenance and inspection effort involved in keeping aircraft in an airworthy - combat readiness state, to include capability to carry out daily flying missions and ensure all maintenance operations are executed safely and in accordance with published guidance. 

(2)  Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates.  Makes decisions on work problems presented by subordinate personnel.  Establishes and develops performance standards.  Evaluates subordinate personnel.  Establish employee work schedules, deadlines, and production/inspection priorities based on aircraft maintenance status, aircraft mission requirements and other demand needs.  Determine how many jobs can be accomplished concurrently with the available manpower and resources.  Develops methods and procedures, reviews the work of subordinates in progress and upon completion to ensure that they have met the defined quality and quantity standards.  Resolve technical problems of subordinate personnel.  Selects candidates for the Quality Assurance Specialist and Technical Order Distribution Office (TODO) positions, taking into consideration skills and qualifications, mission requirements, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and diversity objectives.  Provides for employee development and training to ensure all assigned personnel are fully capable of executing a flawless inspection plan and perform their wartime tasking.  Explains performance expectations to subordinates and provides regular feedback on strengths and weaknesses.  Recommends within-grade increases, approves overtime and employee travel.  Recommend awards for personnel and changes in position classification to higher level managers.  Hears and resolves grievances and employee complaints.  Reviews disciplinary cases and problems involving subordinate employees and determines required action.  Approves leave for subordinates and ensures adequate coverage in peak workloads and traditional holiday vacation time.  Demonstrate sensitivity to ideas of subordinates.  Ensures actions taken directly; as well as those by subordinates promote an environment in which employees are empowered to participate in and contribute to effective mission accomplishment.  Supports equal employment opportunity and labor management relations programs.  Encourage self-development.  Applies EEO principles and requirements to all personnel management actions and decisions, and ensures all personnel are treated in a manner free of discrimination.  Discharge safety and security responsibilities by ensuring education and compliance with security directives for employees with access to classified or sensitive material.  Recognizes and takes appropriate action to correct situations posing a threat to the health or safety of subordinates.  

(3)  Manages, reviews and develops maintenance policy, advising supervisors and employees on both general policy and specific maintenance matters.  Makes decisions and recommendations on technical concerns presented by supervisors.  Utilizes comprehensive knowledge and ability to interpret Air Force Instructions, Technical Orders, engineering drawings, product specifications, Air Force Occupational Safety and Health (AFOSH) environmental standards, public law, and locally developed policy.  Evaluates and assesses complex systems, subsystems, integrated systems/subsystems, or components for conformance to applicable technical data, engineering drawings, standards and specifications.  Establishes and develops performance checklists and metrics.  Reviews and approves local operating instructions to supplement regulations and manuals of higher echelons in the area of aircraft and aircraft systems quality assurance.  Reviews all Operating Instructions (OIs) to ensure locally published instructions are technically accurate, complete and consistent with Air Force and Major Command policy.  Ensures coordination with affected commanders and ensures the instruction is published as a wing operating instruction.



****  A more comprehensive detailed description of the position may be found in Position Description "D1819000" in the employing unit or in the Human Resources Office  ****


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This is a Permanent Excepted Service position 

Military Membership in the Ohio National Guard is required

  • Minimum Military Grade: SMSgt (E-8) (P)
  • Maximum Military Grade: CMSgt (E-9)
  • Compatible AFSC: 9G100

If you are willing to take a demotion to be considered for this position you must clearly indicate your intentions in your resume.


It is not necessary for applicants to possess the MOS/AFSC listed as compatible to the position in order to apply.


It is, however, the applicant's responsibility to acquire a compatible MOS/AFSC within 1 year of appointment. Coordinate with your unit's training representative to determine whether or not you can qualify for a specific MOS/AFSC and/or receive training.




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:(GS-1910-12) - 36 months experience in which the applicant demonstrates:

1. 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.


2.  Experience possessed by an expert in the area of specialization able to give technical direction to otherwise competent workers.


3. Experience determining operations when difficult and questionable phases of malfunctions are found. 


4. 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. 


5. 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 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.


This position is being announced in accordance with state merit promotion procedures and collective bargaining agreement. Wearing of the appropriate military uniform is required while employed in this position. Permanent change of duty station (PCS) funds are not available. 


If you are an AGR and are selected for this position, you will be required to vacate your AGR status. 


Successful applicant will be assigned to a compatible military position in an appropriate unit of assignment in the Ohio National Guard.


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. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your qualifications rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and may result in you not being considered for appointment to this position.


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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.

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This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


1. Do not send applications to the mailing address or email address on this announcement. Apply only online or via the fax number provided in the section entitled "How to Apply."

2. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

3. 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.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.  (See Required Documents section below)

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 (EST) on Monday, August 26, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the Occupational Questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers link to submit your application package.

It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

NOTE:  To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,  , select the Application Status link and then click on 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, long 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.

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 933866.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


All applications must include the following information:

  • Resume (Must describe all relevant work experience and include dates the work was performed)
  • Current Unit of Assignment
  • Current Military Rank/Grade
  • Current MOS/AFSC

Your application may need to include:

  • Transcripts (if substituting college education for work experience)

NOTE:  Applicants are HIGHLY ENCOURGED to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to apply for this position.  Do not submit an OF-612; it is obsolete and no longer accepted.  If you choose to use your personal resume; please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number and at least your last four digits of your social security number.


Please do not send applications to the addresses listed below


Nelson Spitler
Phone: (614)492-4626
Agency Information:
121st Air Refueling Wing
7370 Minuteman Way
Rickenbacker IAP
Columbus, OH


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 qualification status 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.

Online Questionnaire

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JA 13-297-C

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