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Quality Assurance Specialist

Defense Contract Management Agency

This is a Full-time position in Portland, OR posted May 3, 2021.

SummarySee below for important information regarding this job.This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Performs duties associated with the administration of the quality assurance provisions of contracts by designing, implementing, and maintaining a risk-based surveillance program and assessment plan.

Identifies opportunities for process improvements through analysis of process measurement data.

Serves as a member of a multi-functional or technical team.

Responsible for implementing the overall Quality Program for a diversity of products and services in support of U.S.

Government acquisition at one or more suppliers facilities.

Ensures contractor compliance with all requirements related to the design, manufacturing, repair, overhaul, and modernization of a variety of items for contractor and customer activities throughout the world.

Independently performs audits/surveillance of contractors?

processes to ensure customer and contractual requirements are met.

Investigates and provides data on customer complaints/concerns regarding contractors?

quality performance and processes which impact user satisfaction.

Provides technical support to all other DCMA team members, assisting in the analysis of contract related issues to determine the best course of action to support the contractor and customers.

Travel Required 25% or less
– You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential None Job family (Series) 1910 Quality Assurance Help Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a U.S.

citizen Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive with Secret Access Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.

Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

Qualifications To qualify for an Quality Assurance Specialist, your resume and supporting documentation must support:A.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.

To qualify at the GS-11 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector.

Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement.

Creditable specialized experience includes: Application of quality assurance concepts, principles, methods, and practices to analyze the products or services of a contractor’s processEvaluating and inspecting production methods, processes, and testing techniques being performed by contractorsApplying statistical and quality data analysis evaluations to determine compliance with contractual requirements.B.

Education Substitution: Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

Education must be from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S.

Department of Education.


If using education to meet basic qualifications, YOU MUST SUBMIT A TRANSCRIPT as supplemental documentation.

To qualify based on education in lieu of specialized experience, you must possess: 3 full academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Ph.D.

or equivalent doctoral degree.C.

Combination: Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for grade levels GS-11, and may be computed by first determining the applicant’s total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant’s education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages.

The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level.

Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grade GS-11.

EducationIf the position has a minimum education requirement and/or you are using education to qualify in lieu of specialized experience, you MUST provide transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at the time of application) to support your educational claims.GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study.

Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis.

If you cannot obtain your graduate school’s definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S.

education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S.

accredited college or university.Additional informationThis position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants.

The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: of Duty: Flexible/Rotating ShiftsFLSA: Non-ExemptBargaining Unit: YesSelectee may be required to serve a trial/probationary period.Financial Disclosure RequiredRecruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive may be authorized at Management’s discretion.Obligated Position: This is an obligated position and occupancy is subject to the return of former incumbent.

If former incumbent fails to return to the position, occupancy may become permanent.Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (AT) NON-CAP: This position requires an Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Level II certification in the Production, Quality, and Manufacturing Career Field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend.

Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

The assessments for this job will measure the following Competencies:Oral CommunicationQuality AssuranceRisk AssessmentPlease follow all instructions carefully.

Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility and/or score.Direct Hire Evaluation: Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.

This vacancy will be filled through OPM’s Direct Hire Authority.

All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration.

The rule of Three, Veteran’s Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this vacancy.

We will evaluate your application for basic eligibility and to determine if your experience meets the basic qualification requirements described in the announcement.

All applicants who meet the qualifications and other basic requirement are eligible for referral and selection consideration.

Please follow all instructions carefully.

Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Secret Drug test required No Help Required DocumentsThe documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (e.g., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.1.

Your resume: Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.If your resume includes a photograph, hypertext/hyperlinks, or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process.

If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.For additional information see: What to include in your resume.2.

You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.

These documents may include, but are not limited to:If Using Your Education to Qualify: To meet basic qualifications or substitute education for experience, you MUST provide a complete copy of transcripts, licenses, etc.

to support your educational claims.For Military Spouse Preference

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