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Job Title:Quality Assurance Specialist (Deployable)

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Defense Contract Management Agency

Hiring Organization:Western Regional, DCMA Los Angeles

Job Announcement Number:SWH814EHAEE2149611190418

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$64,585.00 to $83,960.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, August 20, 2014 to Monday, September 8, 2014




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Carson, CA View Map


All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligibles






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The Defense Contract Management Agency is a rich resource of indispensable partners who contribute to and benefit from integrated missions and programs. We are an independent combat support agency within the Department of Defense. We are the Department's contract manager, responsible for ensuring Federal acquisition programs, supplies, and services are delivered on time, within cost and meet performance requirements. 

These positions are being filled under the Expedited Direct Hire Authority in accordance with the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act.

About the Position:

Individuals in this four-year Emergency-Essential (deployable) status can expect repeated deployments to combat locations overseas in support of contingency operations as mission requirement are determined. These locations are typically in a designated combat zone. Generally, the deployed work locations have power, water, heating, and air conditioning, although outages should be expected. The living conditions will vary widely: ranging from having all basic amenities such as light, power, water, refrigeration, to not having one or more of these amenities. Environmental conditions at work locations may range from excessive heat and humidity to extreme cold and rainy.

Selectees must pass a medical exam, which includes vaccinations (e.g. anthrax, smallpox and malaria).Prior to placement, selectees must sign Contingency Response Force (E-E) Conditions of Employment, obtain a Secret Security Clearance, meet medical standards, sign DD Form 2365, DoD Civilian Employee Overseas E-E Position Agreement The DD Form 2365, DoD Civilian Employee Overseas E-E Position Agreement can be viewed at


Defense Contract Management Agency


•All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United State

•Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligibles


  • Occasional Travel
  • Business Travel is required 40% of the time.


  • No


  • U.S. citizenship Required
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication
  • Position is designated as Emergency Essential.
  • Tour of Duty: Full Time
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt Exempt when deployed
  • Bargaining Unit: Yes


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  • Reviews contracts and technical data packages to identify the specification requirements which the contractor's processes must meet.
  • Identifies differences between contract technical requirements and current contractor processes.
  • Establishes a requirement baseline for the processes performed by the contractors.
  •  Establishes and maintains communications with contractor's top management, including applicable functional managers such as production, engineering, and QA personnel early in the contracting cycle to ensure understanding exists for acceptable quality evidence for performance of such things as purchased materials and vendor controls, shipment, and key process proofing/measurement and analysis.
  •  Establishes and maintains a communications channel with the Contracting Office and Program Management Office as necessary.
  • Notifies contracting offices and specifies preparing activities of deficient contract and technical requirements.


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Specialized experience: To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS- 09).Specialized experience is defined as: Specialized experience is defined as: experience which involved the full range of principles, concepts, and methodology related to one or more quality assurance functional programs, and considerable skill in applying this knowledge to the planning and accomplishment of a variety of difficult and complex work assignments. Experience performing statistical and quality data analysis and evaluation to determine supplier compliance with contractual requirements. 


Please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards for specific Education/Experience requirements for this position located at: Education can not be substituted for experience at this level.


Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as Time in Grade, minimum qualifications, and other regulatory requirements by the date the referral is issued.


       **NOTE** These positions are designated Emergency-Essential (E-E). In event of a crisis situation, incumbent will be subject to deployment on a TDY basis to overseas duty location(s) to perform assigned duties particular to the deployment.  Failure to deploy when required and/or meet the medical requirements of deployment status may result in separation from Federal Service. Additional information on E-E positions may be found in DoD Directive Number 1404.10, Subject: Emergency-Essential (E-E) DoD U.S. Citizen Civilian Employees ( Interested applicants are HIGHLY encouraged to review this Directive prior to applying.

       Selectees for E-E positions are required to be exempt from recall to the military Reserves or recall to active duty for retired military.

       Selectee will be subject to a 10-year security reinvestigation.

**Tentative offer for employment will be rescinded if the selectee does not meet conditions of employment


Other Requirements:

  • Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Requirement, which is 52 weeks of Federal Service at the GS-11 grade (or equivalent).

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

  • Must be able to possess and maintain a Government Travel Credit Card.

  • This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. Applicants should meet the DAWIA Certification requirements for the announcement Career Field and be certified at Level II at the time of application. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume.

  • Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected for DAWIA positions, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment.Certification requirements may be viewed at

  • A medical examination is required.Employees must be found fit for duty for the specific deployment location without limitations or need for accommodation by a medical and dental evaluation.Final medical deployment eligibility determination resides with the COCOM providers assigned to the deployment center. Recurring medical examinations may be required on an annual basis.

  • Immunization screening is required.

  • 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.

  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

  • Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.

  • Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.

  • May require overtime work.

  • May require shift work and/or work on rotating shifts to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays and in other situations.

  • Position requires employee to wear uniform and/or protective clothing that weighs up to 40 pounds and is expected to be mobile and able to traverse some rough terrain and enter and exit vehicles while wearing the gear.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid stateside driver's license.



NOTE: Generally, indoor work location has power, water, heating, and air conditioning, although outages should be expected. Lack of sleep may occur due to long work hours and uncomfortable living conditions. Living conditions range from having all basic amenities; light, power, water, refrigeration, to not having one or more of these amenities. Environmental conditions at work locations may range from excessive heat and humidity to extreme cold and rainy.


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. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at


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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

·  Comprehensive health and life insurance

·  Competitive salaries

·  Generous retirement programs

·  Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time

·  Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules

·  Paid employment related training and education

·  Possible student loan repayment

·  Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable

·  Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

   Upon deployment, the employee will receive danger pay and post differential as authorized for the overseas location to which deployed.

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·    Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

·    The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at

·    In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at .)

·    May require overtime work.

·    Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

·    Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.

·    Temporary Duty (TDY) travel is approximately 40 percent.

·    Selectees will be assigned to E-E positions for a period of four (4) years. After completion of 4 year assignment, employee will be placed in a non E-E position at the non-deployed occupational series and grade level. Employees may also reapply for E-E assignments.

·    Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 180 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.

·    Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

·    The employee will receive overtime pay or compensatory time off, as ordered and approved by management, subject to the annual maximum earnings limitation on premium pay established in 5 CFR 550.106.

·    Selectees for E-E positions are required to be exempt from recall to the Military Reserves or recall to active duty for retired military.

·    Upon deployment, the employee will receive danger pay and foreign post differential as authorized for the overseas location to which deployed. The employee will receive overtime pay or compensatory time off, as ordered and approved by management, subject to the annual maximum earnings limitation on premium pay established in 5 CFR 550.106.

·    Selectees for E-E positions are required to obtain a passport.


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

1. Your resume
2. Your responses to the questionnaire
3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, September 08, 2014


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy 1190418.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. 


If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information

obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete

this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S.

Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form

1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 


1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from


2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in

completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave

some responses blank on the scan response form.


3. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and

supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the

Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. 


It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or

faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing

date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.


Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


The following documents are required:

· Resume

· If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application

· You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for current employment verification, SF-50 or DD3434; for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran status, DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

Future Military Retirees*: You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.

Future Separation from the Military*: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214(Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.

*Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave or already separated from the armed forces.

** The “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The Statement of Service must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters, AND the Statement of Service letter must include your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge, Character of Service (i.e. honorable), and, if applicable, when your terminal leave will begin.


If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.


PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.


Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (410)306-0137
Agency Information:
302 Marshall Avenue
Ft Riley, KS
United States


To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS or Application Manager account.

Applicant is responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS or Application Manager. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to applicant.

For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: Generally, applicant inquiries will be responded to within 10 business days from receipt at the Human Resource Office.

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