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Quality assurance specialist (ships)

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THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions as shortage positions and 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 Navy meet our mission requirements for the acquisition of systems, equipment and facilities.
The Quality Assurance Specialist (SHIPS) position is with Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP), Conversion and Repair, United States Navy (USN), located in Bath, Maine. The administrative and technical supervisor of this position is the Quality Assurance Team Manager (QM) of the Structural and Coating group within the Quality Assurance Directorate (300).
The incumbent provides primary contractual and quality oversight of the Government contracted Ship building and repair efforts conducted by the Bath Iron Works (BIW) company, and other such ship construction and repair efforts.
You must be a US Citizen. Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance. Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation. Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period. You must obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
As aQuality Assurance Specialist (SHIPS), your duties may include, but are not limited to:
Scheduling, planning and conducting quality program audits of various contractor systems and processes.
Ensuring quality assurance oversight in conjunction with design conflict resolution (i.e. Affordability Cost candidates (ACC's), Field Modification requests (FMR's), Government and Contractor Trial Card resolution, specification deviations, or requirement waivers).
Performing as technical advisor in the corrosion control area, and coordinating ship's force personnel, government and builder quality assurance and production personnel, government certification and inspection teams to provide support to the shipbuilding program.
Evaluating quality of ship manufacturing, fabrication, installation, testing, and inspection techniques for components, structures and systems.
Initiates corrective action including Corrective Action Requests (CAR's) and letters for deficiencies identified.
Conducting follow-up to corrective actions to ensure compliance.
Preparing written reports, memoranda and correspondence detailing results of audits or other assignments.
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the (GS-09) grade level or pay plan in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector evaluating ship system quality assurance studies or assessments. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Examples of qualifying experience include:
Analyzing work operations.
Operating and maintaining shipboard systems and associated components such as welding, brazing, structure fabrication, pipe fabrication, coatings and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of metals and processes in an operational or shipyard environment.
Using appropriate manuals, technical documents or standards to ensure conformance or compliance.
Developing surveillance inspection and audit plans.
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Successful completion of a successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, which includes or is supplemented by major study major study in quality assurance, statistics, mathematics, production management, industrial management, computer science, engineering, engineering technology, physical science, textiles, or other fields related to the position.
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Successful completion of three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, which includes major study in quality assurance, statistics, mathematics, production management, industrial management, computer science, engineering, engineering technology, physical science, textiles, or other fields related to the position.
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A combination of experience and graduate education as described above that equates to one year of experience.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: /
This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional training, experience and possibly education. Applicants should meet the DAWIA Certification requirements for the Category H (Production, Quality and Manufacturing) Career Field and be certified at Level II at the time of application. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Career Field and Certification Level information in your resume.
Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed /.
This position has a Selective Placement Factor (screen-out) which will be used to determine minimum qualifications for this position. Applicants not possessing this Selective Placement Factor will be found ineligible for this position. The Selective Placement Factor is: NACE Session 2 or equivalent certification and capable of performing inspections to the requirements of the International Maritime Organization, Navy Standard Items 009-32, NACE SP-0178 and NSTM chapters 630 and 631.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE : 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. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.
_EDUCATION:_
_Are you using your education to qualify?_ For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM'sGeneral Policies for information on crediting education.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information,
_REQUIREMENTS:_
All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.__
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Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
A SECRET security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
Work requires some sedentary work in an office setting.
Work requires frequent extended periods of walking, standing, climbing, or bending.
Work requires exposure to high levels of noise, fumes from paint, fuels, chemicals and seasonal extremes of heat and cold. Exposure of hazards of a ship underway and heights and confined spaces base on assignment. Selectee will be required to follow safety procedures in accordance with regulations and shipyards policies. The use of appropriate safety equipment including hearing protection, hard-hat, safety glasses, protective clothing, gloves, boots, etc.
Work may require occasional sea duty. Work assignments of Sea Trial events, all physical hazards on a ship at sea are present, including pitching and rolling, water-slick decking, steep ladders with restricted head cleaance.
Position may require frequent travel within and outside CONUS (using government acceptable modes of transportation, i.e., flying commercial aircraft, operating a motor vehicle, onboard ships at sea) to manufacturing, storage, or test areas.
Must be qualified NACE Session 2 or equivalent and capable of performing inspections to the requirements of the International Maritime Organization, Navy Standard Items 009-32, NACE SP-0178 and NSTM chapters 630 and 631.
Must become a certified non-destructive testing (NDT) inspector per MIL-STD-271 and/or ASNT-TC-1A in Visual (VT) within 90 days of entrance-on-duty.
When the application process is complete, we will review your resumeto ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the _Occupational Questionnaire_ , along with your supporting documentation to determineyour ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
1. SHIPQUALITY ASSURANCE METHODS
2. QUALITY ASSURANCE METHODS
3. PROJECT SUPPORT
4. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS
5. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:
Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed will above the minimum requirements for announced position.
Highly Qualified- Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.
Qualified- Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
To begin the process, click the _Apply Online_ button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the _Submit My Answers_ button at the end of the process.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Complete Resume.
Complete Assessment Questionnaire. _View Occupational Questionnaire_.
Other supporting documentation as required. Please see the "_REQUIRED DOCUMENTS"_ section and review the applicant checklist link to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.
Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on_Monday, January 05, 2015_.
If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.
If you upload your documents, _do not fax_ the same documents.
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at:
This Vacancy ID is_1285019_.
Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement. All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.
It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.
The documents you are required to submit vary based on what you are claiming (i.e., applying as a veteran or disabled veteran, applying as a military spouse, etc). Please review the following link to see if there are any documents you need to provide:
When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Highly qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan. More information can be found at:
This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Relocation expenses WILL NOT be authorized.
Active duty military members MAY apply under this announcement. If selected, appointment eligibility requirements must be met prior to the effective date of appointment.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, .
_Federal Annuitant Information:_
The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found
_Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible:_
ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:
Veteran's Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA):
Veteran's Preference Information:
30% or More Disabled Veterans:
_Military Spouse Preference (MSP):_

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