Defense Contract Management Agency Quality Assurance Specialist (Aerospace) in San Antonio, Texas

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

Join Team DCMA -- Challenge yourself!

The Defense Contract Management Agency serves as the independent eyes and ears of the Department of Defense (DoD) and its partners, delivering actionable acquisition insight from the factory floor to the front line around the world. We are an independent combat support agency within the DoD. 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.

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).

Physical demands during deployment include: Lifting a minimum of 45 pounds, ability to hear and wake up to warning alarms and hear instructions in the absence of visual cues, live in austere working and sleeping environments, and the ability to wear personal protective equipment, including protective masks, ballistic helmet, body armor, and chemical/biological protective garments.

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 http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/infomgt/forms/eforms/dd2365.pdf.

Position is a temporary promotion to GS-13 when deployed; upon return from deployment will return to the GS-12 Level.

Defense Contract Management Agency

WHO MAY APPLY:

  • Current Department of Defense Employee
  • Veterans and Preference Eligible under Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
  • Reinstatement Eligible
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)
Duties
  • 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.

  • Performs as a functional specialist and is responsible for identifying, understanding, proofing, measuring, and analyzing contractor production process capability; and for promoting continuous improvement.

  • Develops and implements a surveillance plan which begins with clear objectives supported by a master schedule that includes identification of contractor and sub-contractor production needs.

  • Independently performs audits/surveillance of contractor's processes to ensure customer and contractual requirements are met.

  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets data at selected performance measurement points to aid in determining the capability, including strengths and weaknesses, of any given process or sub-process.

  • 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.

Supervisory Status

No

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Business Travel required 40% of the time
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Current Department of Defense Employee, Reinstatement Eligible, Veterans and Preference Eligible under Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998, Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligible

Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship is Required
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required
  • Tour of Duty: Full Time
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt; Exempt when Deployed
  • Bargaining Unit: Yes
Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.

Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.

To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS- 11). Specialized experience is defined as:

Experience using quality assurance principles and methods used in the overhaul, maintenance, modification, and repair of aerospace propulsion systems. Experience performing quality system audits and inspections of aircraft engines and engine components to determine product conformance to contractual quality and technical requirements; experience using acquisition quality assurance to design, plan, and implement a risk-based surveillance program.

**Education cannot be substituted for experience at this level.

Please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards for specific Education/Experience requirements for this position located at: www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/index-Standards.asp

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade (or equivalent).

Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as Time in Grade, minimum qualifications, and other regulatory requirements by the Closing date of the announcement.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

* Other Requirements:*

  • The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic qualification requirements, and the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement.

  • This is a Defense Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level II within 24 months of entrance on duty.

  • 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 I at the time of application. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume. Certification requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx

  • CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION. This is a designated Critical Acquisition Position. Individuals selected must either be an acquisition corps member or be eligible for a waiver prior to entrance on duty.

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

  • Schedule tour of duty will require evenings, weekends and holiday work hours, and overtime.

  • Position is designated as Emergency Essential

  • Applicant must pass Pre-employment Medical and Dental examination, along with an Immunization screening is required. Applicants may learn about the medical requirements for this position in the Personnel Processing Guide Modification 12 (MOD12). http://cpol.army.mil/library/mobil/MOD12-Dec13.pdf

  • Required to obtain a passport

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.

  • Position requires employee to wear uniform and/or protective clothing.

  • May require overtime work.

  • Relocation/Retention Incentive will not be authorized.

  • Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

  • All selections under an announcement must be made within 6 months from the issuance date of the certificate referral list.

Security Clearance

Secret

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.

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:

usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx.applicanthelp@mail.mil. Generally, applicant inquiries will be responded to within 10 business days from receipt at the Human Resource Office.

BENEFITS

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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Other Information

Special Employment Consideration: DCMA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. For information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator, please visit http://dcmacareers.com/index.cfm/opportunities/hiring-programs/.

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: www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf

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 http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

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

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474347400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-14 to 2017-07-20

Salary: $72,168 to $93,821 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 12

Series: 1910 Quality Assurance

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: SWH8P6EE17885753186557

Control number: 474347400