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MTANG Quality Assurance Spec, GS-1910-09/11, D1818000

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Department of Defense
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POSITION TITLE: MTANG Quality Assurance Spec, GS-1910-09/11, D1818000
LOCATION: 120th Fighter Wing, Great Falls, Montana
SELECTING OFFIICIAL : CMSgt Steven Lynch
Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Bonus and PCS Funds not authorized.
_GRADE AND PAY RETENTION IS AUTHORIZED._
_NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED_ : This is an excepted position that requires membership in the Montana Air National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
_POSITION ADVERTISED_ : PERMANENT STATUS
_AREA OF CONSIDERATION_ - AREA I APPLICANTS WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED
AREA I All dual status permanent excepted technicians in the Montana AIR National Guard.
_Military Grades_ : Enlisted _Minimum Military Grade_ : E-1 _Maximum Military Grade_ : E-9
_Compatible Military Specialties_ : 2AXXX, 2WXXX
_COMPATIBLE REQUIREMENTS:_ Selectee must be assigned to a compatible military specialty (MOS/AFSC) prior to or within one year of placement.
Must be or be willing to become a member of the Montana AIR National Guard Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.
_SUMMARY OF DUTIES:_ If applicants' desire, a copy of the Position Description (PD) can be obtained from the HRO. A brief statement of duties from PD No. _ D1818000. _ This position is located in an Air National Guard Aviation Wing, Maintenance Group. The primary purpose of this position is to establish and execute a planned systematic approach of quality assurance for all areas of aircraft maintenance, designed to provide the maintenance managers confidence that aircraft, aircraft systems, munitions, equipment, products or supporting processes conform to technical, safety, work load and customer requirements. The overall objective is to ensure that quality considerations are addressed and requirements achieved for all aircraft maintenance work and support functions to ensure end items perform as intended with reliability. Serves as the primary technical advisory process in the maintenance organization designed to assist maintenance managers. Serves as the Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS) for the planning, implementation and execution of a quality assurance program that includes the full range of quality principles, concepts, inspection techniques, surveillance and evaluations related to quality assurance functional programs of all assigned aircraft, aircraft components, aerospace ground equipment, electronic equipment & systems, armament, munitions, engines, associated systems and maintenance personnel from numerous job series, and maintenance disciplines.
_BASIC ELIGIBILITY FACTORS:_ Document prior experience, education, and training relating to the General and Specialized Experience requirements . KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY (KSAs) are no longer basic eligibility factors, but will be used as rating and ranking factors . PLEASE NOTE YOUR RESUME WILL BE USED AS THE SOURCE DOCUMENT TO VERIFY YOUR ANSWERS.
_KSA'S FOR Quality Assurance Specialist (Aircraft), GS-1910-09, D1818000_
1. Knowledge of Quality Assurance methods, principles, and practices.
2. Skill in aircraft inspections, servicing, and maintenance practices or installing, maintaining, repairing, overhauling or modifying aircraft systems.
3. Ability to provide technical assistance and interpret regulations, policy statements, and other published data.
4. Skill in planning and conducting technical studies, analyze data, and develop sound recommendations for correction or elimination of product or system deficiencies.
5. Skill in the operation of a personal computer system, to include Word, Excel, Windows, LAN, and CAMS.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: General 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.
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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have 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.
KSA'S FOR Quality Assurance Specialist (Aircraft), GS-1910-11, D1818000
1. Knowledge of Quality Assurance methods, principles, and practices.
2. Skill in aircraft inspections, servicing, and maintenance practices or installing, maintaining, repairing, overhauling or modifying aircraft systems.
3. Skill to provide technical assistance and interpret regulations, policy statements, and other published data.
4. Skill in planning and conducting technical studies, analyze data, and develop sound recommendations for correction or elimination of product or system deficiencies.
5. Skill in the operation of a personal computer system, to include Word, Excel, Windows, LAN, and CAMS.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: General 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: Must have 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.
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Vacancy Identification Number
1114931
1. Title of Job
MTANG Quality Assurance Spec, GS-1910-09/11, D1818000
2. Biographic Data
3. E-Mail Address
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6. Citizenship
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10. Lowest Grade
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12. Special Knowledge
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13. Test Location
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14. Veteran Preference Claim
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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service
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17. Service Computation Date
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18. Other Date Information
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19. Job Preference
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20. Occupational Specialties
001 Quality Assurance Spec
21. Geographic Availability
300530013 Great Falls, MT
22. Transition Assistance Plan
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23. Job Related Experience
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24. Personal Background Information
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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:
GUARD MEMBERSHIP:
1. This position is open to Montana Air National Guard Permanent Area I technicans only. Are you currently a Permanent Federal Technician with the Montana AIR National Guard? Please select the description below which best describes your status.
A. Yes
B. No
MILITARY GRADE REQUIREMENTS:
2. This position is open to enlisted members in the grade of E1 - E9. Please indicate your current grade below:
A. E1 - E4
B. E5 - E9
C. I do not meet the military grade requirements.
Respond to ALL questions below. For each question, choose the response that best describes your experience and/or training. Mark only one response for each question. PLEASE NOTE YOUR RESUME WILL BE USED AS THE SOURCE DOCUMENT TO VERIFY YOUR ANSWERS.
COMPATIBLE REQUIREMENTS:
3. In accordance with Public Law 90-486 (Technician Act of 1968), employees must be assigned to or be able to attain a compatible military specialty (MOS) within one year of placement. Are you currently assigned to or do you have the ability to obtain within one year of placement one of the following compatible military specialties: _2AXXX, 2WXXX_
A. I currently am assigned a compatible military specialty.
B. No, I am not currently assigned a compatible military specialty, but am able to obtain within one year of placement.
C. No, I am not currently assigned a compatible military specialty, nor will I be able to obtain within one year of placement.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE:
4. Do you possess the general 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.
A. Yes.
B. No.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
5. Do you possess 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.
A. Yes.
B. No.
6. If you answered no to question #5 do you have 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.
A. Yes
B. No
KNOWLEGDE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Respond to ALL questions below. For each question, choose the response that best describes your experience and/or training. Mark only one response for each question. PLEASE NOTE YOUR RESUME WILL BE USED AS THE SOURCE DOCUMENT TO VERIFY YOUR ANSWERS.
A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
7. Knowledge of Quality Assurance methods, principles, and practices.
8. Skill in aircraft inspections, servicing, and maintenance practices or installing, maintaining, repairing, overhauling or modifying aircraft systems.
9. Skill to provide technical assistance and interpret regulations, policy statements, and other published data.
10. Skill in planning and conducting technical studies, analyze data, and develop sound recommendations for correction or elimination of product or system deficiencies.
11. Skill in the operation of a personal computer system, to include Word, Excel, Windows, LAN, and CAMS.
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS:
Provide Date of birth, DD MMM YYYY
12. Were you ever a federal civilian employee?
A. Yes
B. No
If yes, give highest grade and date of employment.
13. Have you ever been convicted of any felony, firearms or explosives violations after your 18th birthday?
A. Yes
B. No
If so, please explain the circumstances.
CERTIFICATION STATEMENT:
14. Please certify that you have accurately and truthfully represented your level of work experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and/or education when completing this questionnaire as your responses, resume and supporting documents will be reviewed for accuracy and completeness as appropriate. Deliberate attempts to falsify information are grounds for non-selection and for termination. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.
A. I certify that my answers are accurate and complete.
B. I do not wish to certify. I understand that I will not be considered for the position.
_REQUIREMENTS_ __
_NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED_ : This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment and grade in the Montana Air National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. __
_COMPATIBLE REQUIREMENTS_ : Selected candidates will be required to be a member of the Montana Air National Guard and in a compatible military grade prior to the effective date of placement. Selectee must be assigned to a compatible military specialty (MOS/AFSC) prior to or within one year of placement.
_PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYISCIAL_ :Prior to full-time employment, selected individual must complete and pass a pre-placement physical examination.
_DIRECT DEPOSIT PARTICIPATION_ : Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT) program as a condition of employment.
_SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT_ : Selectee is subject to attaining and maintaining a security clearance as required by the position.
_MILITARY INCENTIVES_ : Acceptance of a technician position may affect bonus, educational assistance and/or military incentives. Please contact your Incentive Program Manager for further details.
RELOCATION/RECRUITMENT/RETENTION BONUS AND PCS FUNDS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THIS POSITION.
Once the application process is complete and to determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume, supporting documents, and qualifications questionnaire will be compared and evaluated against the basic qualifications for the position as stated in the General and Specialized Experience identified on this announcement IAW the NGB Qualification Standards and/or the OPM Qualification Standards as appropriate.
Evaluation is based on the information provided by the applicant to determine if the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. The applicant's record of experience, training and/or education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position. Length of time is not of itself qualifying.
Please follow all instructions carefully and ensure the accuracy of your information. Errors, omissions, or failure to provide complete information may result in you not receiving consideration for this position. Making a false statement in any part of your application may result in non-selection, termination, or other disciplinary actions.
The Application Process
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes the following parts:
1. Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire
2. Your Resume
3. Any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this Job Announcement.
Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing. Most libraries and employment offices can provide access to the Internet.
Your Application Package status must be Complete by Thursday, May 22, 2014

Option A: Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire, choose one of these options:
To create a resume in the USAJOBS Resume Builder, or to select one you already created in USAJOBS Resume Builder, and attach it to your application, click the Apply Onlinebutton to login to USAJOBS and begin the process. Select or create a resume from the USAJOBS Resume Builder. Click apply for this position now. You will be taken to Application Manager to complete the Online Qualifications Questionnaire. Your r sum will be attached _only_ to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and _Submit_ for this announcement, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.
If your want to use a resume you have prepared outside of USAJOBS Resume Builder, click this link Online Questionnaire to be taken directly to the Application Manager to begin the process. When you have completed the Questionnaire, you will have the opportunity to upload your resume.
Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:
You must click _Submit your Answers_ in order for your Application Package to be processed for consideration. If you modify your answers or update your Application Package, you must repeat this step.If you fail to submit a completed application package, you will not be considered for this position.
Applications (resume, application questions, and supporting documents) for this vacancy must be received BEFORE 2400 Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of this announcement. The closing date is: Thursday, May 22, 2014. Requests for extensions will not be granted.
To return to Application Manager, at any time, use the following .
To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager / for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.
Upon completion of your application there is a page which reflects the following "Confirmation of your Submission to USA Staffing Application Manager". Please print this page and keep it in your records as completion of intent to apply for a vacancy. This page provides information about the job applied for and the date and time of submission.
If you do not receive the "Confirmation of your Submission" page or have questions regarding the use of USA JOBS please contact the HRO at .
Option B: Paper Qualifications Questionnaire
If it is not possible for you to use the Online Application Manager, you can complete your application by faxing the OPM Form 1203-FX, your resume, and any required documents. Please follow these steps:
1.Print qualifications questionnaire, so you are able to read the questions offline.
2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at and listen to the instructions.
For this job announcement the following documents are required:
Current Resume
A Complete and Submitted Qualifications Questionnaire
Your resume or any other written or electronic format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically through the Application Manager. Electronic submission is the quickest and easiest option. Please ensure that all submitted documents contain your full name, current mailing address (with zip code), day/evening telephone numbers (with area code), date of birth, and social security number.
COMPLETE APPLICATIONS, INCLUDING ALL ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, MUST BE RECEIVED BY 2400 EASTERN STANDARD TIME ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT, Thursday, May 22, 2014
Once you click the Submit My Answers button, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. PLEASE NOTE: Submitting your questionnaire response may not complete your application. It is important that you review the How to Apply section of the vacancy announcement to ensure you comply with the requirements for you application to be considered as complete. It is recommended to print the confirmation message page for your records.
If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the step-by-step instructions in the How to Apply section Option "B "of the vacancy announcement to ensure you comply with the requirements for your application to be considered as complete. Please keep a copy of your facsimile transmittal confirmation page for your records.
Once the announcement is closed, a review of all applicants' resumes, and/or education, and answers to the knowledge, skills and abilities will be made to ensure the job requirements are met. Referral to the selecting official will be IAW our agency Merit Promotion Plan and Area of Consideration. The selecting official will contact you for an interview if your name is referred for this position.
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