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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:MDNG #15-008A

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$52,146.00 to $82,019.00 / Per Year


Friday, November 7, 2014 to Monday, December 8, 2014




Full Time - Agency Employees Only




1 vacancy in the following location:
Middle River, MD View Map


Current members of the Maryland National Guard, current military members and prior service members eligible to join


Not Applicable




The Maryland National Guard has a proud 370 year-old tradition of serving the nation and the state during times of war and natural disasters. Since 9/11 we have deployed more than 4,600 soldiers and airmen to more than 30 countries in support of the Global War on Terror. Our organization consists of more than 7,000 dedicated citizen-soldiers and airmen committed to a common goal of serving the community.




  • Not Required


  • No


  • Dual status excepted service National Guard Technician position
  • Type of employment: Enlisted E-6 or below
  • Wear of the military uniform is a condition of employment


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Serves as the Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR) for wing maintenance policy, advising supervisors and employees on both general policy and specific maintenance matters. 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). 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. 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. 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. Reviews wing depot-level assistance requests developed in accordance with tech orders. 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. Serves as the authority for determining applicability of Time Compliance Technical Orders (TCTO) and One Time Inspections (OTI). Manages the Technical Order Improvement Program and Suggestion Program for the wing. Executes a Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP) to monitor Contractor Logistic Support (CLS) aircraft or Contract Field Team (CFT). Maintains direct contact with the NGB staff and with counterparts at other ANG bases in order to resolve problems affecting maintenance capabilities and compliance. Performs other duties as assigned.


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Minimum Requirements: 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-09 — Must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training, involving principles, techniques and accepted practices of quality assurance work (i.e., the application of statistical sampling techniques sufficient to perform assignments or preparation of technical reports on quality levels to identify specific problems). Experience in the application and theory of specialization using applicable publications. Experience in the preparation of technical reports on quality levels to identify specific problem areas and to recommend corrective action.


Specialized Experience: GS-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.



Special Note: Also see AGR Announcement #15-012a

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 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.


Applicants who are substituting education for specialized experience (totally or partially) must submit either an official transcript or a statement from the registrar, dean, or other appropriate official of the OPM approved educational institution (military schools & most technical schools included).

Other Requirements: A pre-employment physical or medical screening may be required for placement to this position Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT) program as a condition of employment.


Security Clearence Requirement: Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a security clearance as required by the position Failure to complete prescribed courses for new personnel within the first year of employment may be cause for reassignment or termination.


Note: Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowance is not authorized for this position based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest.


Enlisted Cash Bonus: Acceptance of a technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be applicable.


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 numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. 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.


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The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.


Main New Employee OPM Website -


Flexible Spending Accounts - For additional information visit:


Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit:


Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:


Life Insurance - for additional information visit:


Long Term Care Insurance - For additional information visit: Retirement Program 


Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). For additional information visit:


FEDVIP - Technician dental and vision insurance plans are explained and enrollment is available here:


TSP - The Thrift Savings Program website contains bulletins and enrollment information:


ABC-C - The Army Benefits Center-Civilian is where all technicians go to be informed about and manage their benefits. Within ABC-C is the EBIS system where enrollment occurs:


You can view other MDNG vacancies at . To read guidance on applying for federal positions go to the bottom of the table and view the various links. Read very carefully regarding the processes you will be expected to complete in order to have a successful submission of your application/resume


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Select the Apply Online (blue link on the top right of the announcement within USA Jobs) and follow the instructions to apply for this vacancy.


1. Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this announcement (submitted via ).


2. Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire (submitted via ).


3. Your transcript (may be unofficial at the time of application; but an official copy may be requested at later date if needed) (submitted/uploaded via ) .


ALL applications and supporting documents MUST be submitted through electronically and must be submitted prior to midnight of the closing date. Mailed, e-mailed, hand-delivered, and faxed applications will NOT be accepted.  You may consult with the Human Resources Office during our regular hours for assistance with applying online.


Your resume MUST contain your full name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, date of birth, rank (if applicable), and at least the last four digits of your social security number. ALL applications MUST be submitted through electronically and must be submitted prior to midnight of the closing date. Mailed, e-mailed,hand-delivered, and faxed applications will not be accepted.


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  can be submitted electronically using the document upload process.  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:


Phone: (410)576-6108
Agency Information:
Maryland National Guard HRO
29th Division Street
Baltimore, MD


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgment email that your submission was successful. After the announcement closes, a review of your complete application is made and, if found qualified, you will be referred to the hiring official for an interview per the mdNG merit placement plan.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.  After all interviews are conducted applicants will receive notification that they were or were not selected. 


OSHA Physical (for specified occupation series): Selectee(s) will be required to satisfactorily complete an OSHA physical examination prior to being assigned to some positions. Upon notification of selection, contact information will be forwarded to the selectee(s) requiring an OSHA physical because of the occupation series involved. Selectee’ will be notified of a Start date upon successful completion of the OSHA physical.


Selected Reserve Incentive Programs: Acceptance of a Permanent or Indefinite Excepted Service Position will cause termination from Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SLRP) Military Bonus. Please contact the Education office regarding details that may affect your SRIP incentives (ARMY: NGR 600-7, AIR: ANGI 36-2607)


When this announcement closes, each application will be evaluated. The Human Resources Office (HRO) will compare your experience with a standardized set of qualification criteria (Specialized Experience) for the particular position being announced. If there is more than one grade listed on this announcement, you may be found qualified at one of those grades according to the experience you have listed (see first page under "SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE"). If your application is found qualified, it will be rated accordingly and will be forwarded to the selecting supervisor, up to ten qualified applicants. If found not qualified, you will receive a letter indicating that you were "not qualified" and the reason(s) why. You, the applicant, are responsible for the completion and turn-in of your application, all contents, and attachments. Incomplete applications will be considered “Not Qualified” because of lack of information. The HRO is not responsible to inform you that your application is incomplete. When the qualification records are completed for the selecting supervisor, the decision is final

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