In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Specialized Experience: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is experience that demonstrated a practical knowledge in monitoring, controlling, or maintaining the quality of products or services in quality assurance, procurement, inspection, production, or related areas. Examples include:
- 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.
- Investigating 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.
OR Superior Academic Achievement for GS-07:Successful completion of a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following fields of study: Quality Assurance, Statistics, Mathematics, Production Management, Industrial Management, Computer Science, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Physical Sciences, Textiles, Business, or Safety with Superior Academic Achievement. Applicant must meet one of the following provisions for superior academic achievement:1. A standing in the upper third of your college class or major subdivision (e.g. school of business) at the time you apply.2. A grade point average of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed; (a) at the time of application; or (b) during the last two years of your undergraduate curriculum.3. A "B+" (3.5. on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed in a qualifying major field of study, either:(a) at the time of application; or (b) during the last 2 years of your undergraduate curriculum.4. Election to membership in one of the national honorary societies (other than freshman societies) that meets the requirements of the Association of College of Honor Societies.
Education Substitution for GS-07: Successful completion of at least one full year of graduate-level education in a related field including Quality Assurance, Statistics, Mathematics, Production Management, Industrial Management, Computer Science, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Physical Sciences, Textiles, Business, or Safety. An academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 academic year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours will be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Copies of all transcripts MUST be provided in order to receive any credit for post high school education.
Grade point averages should be rounded to one decimal point. For example, 2.95 is rounded to 3.0, and 2.94 is rounded to 2.9.
NOTE: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your S.A.A. claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society and you must provide evidence of your class standing or honor society membership with your application
- Applicants Combining Education and Experience:
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. Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include documentation to support U.S. equivalency.
Other Requirements: Click here for more information.If you are male AND if you were born after December 31, 1959, you must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.You may be required to serve one year in a trial/probationary status.Direct deposit of pay is required.Must sign a mobility agreement if selected. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.If selected, official college or university transcripts must be submitted. However, unofficial transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.Payment of moving expenses is authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.Recent Graduates must sign a Participant Agreement with the Agency.Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Career Field Position. DOD Position Certification Level and Training Requirements, All Acquisition Workforce Positions Mandated in Title 10, USC, Section 1723. DOD 5000.52-M, DOD Acquisition Career Development Program, contains specific requirements for acquisition categories and grades/levels. Current requirements are available at http://asc.army.mil/info/policies/check_list.cfm. Upon entry into an Acquisition position, the incumbent has 24 months to complete the position requirements without needing to obtain a waiver.
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. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
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/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.