Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
01/21/2021 to 12/31/2021
Pay scale & grade
$64,649 to $84,049 per year
1 vacancy in the following location:
This job is open to
Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.
Clarification from the agency
Open to current onboard ILNG employees only.
This is an open continuous announcement. Initial cutoff will be 1 February 2021. Recruitment will continue through the announcement closing date until the position is filled.
THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
This National Guard position is for a QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST (Title 32), Position Description Number D1818000 and is part of the IL 182 AW, National Guard.
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As a QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST (Title 32), GS-1910-11, you will serve as the primary technical advisory process in the maintenance organization designed to assist maintenance managers.
Major Duties - This is NOT an all-inclusive list:
- Advise supervisors and employees on both general policy and specific maintenance matters.
- Make decisions and recommendations on technical concerns presented by supervisors.
- Utilize a comprehensive knowledge and ability to interpret Air Force instructions, Technical Orders, engineering drawings, product specifications, Air Force Occupational and Health (AFOSH), and environmental standards, public law, and locally developed policy.
- Administer, evaluate, and coordinate a comprehensive quality assurance, maintenance standardization, and inspection program for all areas of the maintenance organization.
- Evaluate the quality of maintenance accomplished in the maintenance organization and perform the necessary qualify function to execute the Maintenance Standardization Evaluation Program.
- Participate in a review of the organization's quality plans, procedures and practices to assure adequacy and compliance to local and higher-level directives.
- Utilize data collection techniques and procedures for evaluation, inspection, and audit programs, evaluate the results and determine the appropriate and effective method and format for presentation to higher-level management.
- Plan, develop, implement, inspect, and report numerous critical compliance issues and review appropriate programs.
- Serve as the Aircraft Weight and Balance program manager utilizing complex computer based programs, databases, electronic weighing apparatus, and integrated weight and balance computers.
- Manage aircraft and equipment impoundment program by thorough investigation of aircraft or equipment anomalies that generated the impoundment.
- Review for adequacy and submit engineering disposition requests to the systems program office.
- Serve as the unit point of contact regarding all engineering disposition requests.
- Prepare and review Product Quality Deficiency Reports prior to releasing and perform exhibit-processing oversight by coordinating with the necessary areas to ensure proper exhibit control and handling.
- Review and determine the applicability, completeness, accuracy of Time Compliance Technical Orders and One-Time Inspections.
- Ensure critical evaluations are performed and that all forms are properly completed.
- Execute a Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan to monitor Contractor Logistic Support aircraft or Contract Field Team.
- Evaluate contractors and their ability to fulfill the requirements of the contract statement of work, document contract deviations, and provide those to site manager for necessary corrective actions and coordination.
- Manage and conduct quality verification inspections and surveillance inspections of conventional weapons systems and components.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions Of Employment
- NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
- This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
- Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
- Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
- Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
- Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
- Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
- Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
- Limited to current on-board employees with the ILNG only.
- Also being advertised OB-AGR. If applying for the Technician and AGR announcements, a separate application, showing the proper announcement number, is required.
- Recruitment and relocation incentives may be available for this position.
- PCS expenses may be authorized.
Military Grades: Enlisted Only - Minimum Rank - MSgt/Maximum Rank - SMSgt.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must possess 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); and experience using computer and automation systems.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess specialized experience for the GS-11 Level, which includes 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.
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the lower grade level in the Federal service in order to be considered for this position.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Verbiage displayed on your resume or application must contain your own words. You may refer to position descriptions, i.e. the general and specialized experience located within the vacancy announcement, to assist with describing work experiences; however, resumes or applications received in verbatim will not be considered. In your resume you will need to address the general and specialized experience listed below. Please use as much detail as needed, giving dates (months and years) of the experience, position title and how the experience was gained. This information is needed to determine if you are qualified for the position.
If you are using Education to qualify for this position: Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience - Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in fields listed below leading to a bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university, meets the GS-5 level requirements. Education - Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- quality assurance, statistics, mathematics, production management, industrial management, computer science, engineering, engineering technology, physical sciences, textiles, or other fields related to the position.
You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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 (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Attention to Detail
- Inspection Management
- Planning and Evaluating
- Quality Assurance
Background checks and security clearance
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume that clearly demonstrates experience that meets the requirements of this position. Your resume must contain identifiable information such as your name, address, and phone number. It should also show your work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents (as applicable):
- NGIL Form 73
*NGIL Form 73 - Illinois National Guard Technician Program Supplement to Application for Dual Status (DS), to reflect military qualifications.
Complete and accurate data is essential to ensure fair evaluation, applicants with no military qualifications must submit form stating "not applicable" and signature on page 2 of the NGIL Form 73.
Documents NOT accepted: photographs, copies of position descriptions, training certificates, performance ratings, awards and letters of appreciation.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from
schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11011900
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.
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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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