Lead Quality Assurance Specialist (Aircraft)

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Department of Defense - Dept. of the Army
US Citizens and Status Candidates Term NTE 3 years Full Time Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:
The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2010 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions and can recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions. This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Army meet our mission requirements for the acquisition of systems, equipment and facilities.
For appointment to the position, candidates must meet or will meet DAWIA certification requirements within the specific timeframes.
The Vacancy Announcement will generate a referral and Selection List that is good for ninety (90) days and may be used to fill other permanent or temporary vacancies at Team Redstone without further public notice.
This position is located at the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, Engineering Directorate, Quality Management Division, Redstone Arsenal, AL, with duty location at Fort Campbell, KY. Incumbent serves as a Lead Quality Assurance Specialist providing technical oversight of contractor modification, maintenance and flight of Army aircraft.
The employee will work in an adequately lighted and ventilated office environment. In addition to an office environment, work requires regular and recurring visits to areas used for maintenance, repairs, storage and testing. Individual may have to work outside in a severe environmental involving direct sun, high winds, and ambient temperature conditions. Work may involve industrial hazards and those associated with rotary-wing and propeller-driven aircraft. Worker must observe safety precautions and wear protective clothing/devices to avoid hazards at the work site.
Who May Apply:
Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. SeeProof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
All United States Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States
Eligible due toInteragency Career Transition Program (ICTAP)
This is a DoD Demonstration Project position
Serve as the Lead Quality Assurance Specialist (Aircraft) with the primary responsibility as the Government Flight Representative (GFR) providing training, guidance, and mentoring to team members.
Perform and oversee quality assurance evaluations/inspections of aircraft components, contractor facilities, and flight and ground operations.
Review and approve contractor requests for aircrew qualifications and training.
Provide support for acceptance and fielding of material for U.S. and foreign customers.
Direct and review activities of personnel assigned in support of Product Quality Management Functions.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Experience required:
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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Monitoring, controlling, or maintaining the quality of products or services in quality assurance activities and processes of aircraft systems and components. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service, DE-03 (GS-12 or equivalent pay band).
RDECOM IS A DEMONSTRATION LABORATORY and positions are placed in pay bands. The pay band for this position, DE-04, is equivalent to GS-13 through GS-14. Candidates must meet the minimum standards for entry into the DE-04 pay band, which is GS-13.
If the qualifications of the applicant selected for the vacancy exceeds the minimum required, placement salary may be adjusted higher, commensurate with those qualifications.
This position requires the incumbent to possess one of the following pilot certifications/ratings: Fixed Wing Aircraft, Multi-engine or Single-engine Turbine Rotary Wing Aircraft or civilian equivalent in an aviation position.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following areas:
Ability to Manage and Lead a Comprehensive Quality Management Program
Ability to Approve Aircraft Flight Procedures
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Conditions of Employment:
You will be required to possess one of the following pilot certifications/ratings: Fixed Wing Aircraft, Multi-engine or Single-engine Turbine Rotary Wing Aircraft or civilian equivalent in an aviation position.
You will be required to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
You will be required to obtain an Army Acquisition Level III certification in the Acquisition Career Field of Production, Quality and Manufacturing within 24 months of employment.
This position requires Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) up to 75 percent.
You will be required to sign an annual financial disclosure agreement.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, November 17, 2014 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete .
It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility.
As 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.
Your resume :
Your resume may be submitted in any format.
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph 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.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements : You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified." See: Transcripts and Licenses
Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The "Proof of Eligibility" document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is 1200741. You will need the questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application.

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
The state of Alabama is a tax advantage state and does not tax federal retirement benefits.
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
This position is in Career Program #15.
This position is a TERM position. It is temporary and may be extended up to a maximum of five years.
There is potential that employees hired from this vacancy announcement may be converted to a career conditional appointment.
To be converted to a career conditional appointment the employee: (a) must have been selected for the term position under competitive procedures, with the announcement specifically stating that the individuals selected for the term position may be eligible for conversion to a career conditional appointment at a later date, (b) must serve two years of substantially continuous service in the contingent appointment, (c) must be selected under merit promotion procedures for the permanent position, (d) must have a current rating of "B" or better, or equivalent under other systems.

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