Quality Assurance Specialist - Electrical
US Department of Transportation
 Beaumont, TX
  • Duties




This position is located in the Reserve Fleets, Office of Ship Operations, Office of the Deputy Associate Administrator for Federal Sealift, Office of the Associate Administrator for Strategic Sealift, Maritime Administration (MARAD).

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As a Quality Assurance Specialist (Electrical), you will:

  • Establish techniques, regulations, and requirements related to quality assurance functional program sufficient to plan and perform a variety of assignments.
  • Monitor plans and programs for achieving and maintaining quality performance by the Fleet in accomplishing the performance Work Standards (PWS).
  • Analyze and investigate adverse quality trends or conditions and Monitors Fleet corrective action to assure accomplishment of all operational phases of the Reserve Fleet program is in accordance with agency policy, procedure and guidance.
  • Perform assignments of average difficulty requiring the application of fundamental principles, concepts, techniques, and guidelines relative to assuring quality assurance for electrical issues.
  • Provide quality assurance status reports on work programs, condition of the inspected vessels and the recommendation to supervisor for an addition or reduction in the scope of work specified in the Fleet Policy guidance documents or applicable contract.
  • Assist fleet management in cultivating a continuous process improvement and innovation culture within the entire fleet-making quality the focus of all fleet employees.

The ideal candidate should possess the skill set and ability to monitor plans and programs for achieving and maintaining quality performance by the Fleet in accomplishing the Performance Work Standards, monitor operations to prevent production defects and to verify adherence to quality plans and requirements; analyze and investigate adverse quality trends or conditions; and monitor Fleet corrective action to assure accomplishment of all operational phases of the Reserve Fleet program is in accordance with agency policy, procedures and guidance.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1910 Quality Assurance

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen & meet specialized experience
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Provide all required documents by closing date
  • Announcement is also advertised Status & VEOA: MARAD.BRF-2020-0027.


  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • DRUG TEST: This position has been determined to be a critical safety/security position as defined in the Department of Transportation (DOT) Order, DOT 3910.1D entitled “Drug and Alcohol-Free Departmental Workplace.“ Therefore, if selected for the position you will be required to submit to a pre-employment/pre-appointment drug test, you will also be subject to Random Drug Testing.


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet either the education or experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

For the GS-09, to qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-09, it must include:

  • Experience in conventional fact-finding or investigative techniques sufficient to develop, analyze, and evaluate facts relative to unsatisfactory conditions or trends, and to prepare documented reports of findings.
  • Experience in principles and practices of high voltage electrical systems and electrical practices with the associated operating procedures, methods, and techniques sufficient to determine conformance to technical requirements of scope of work and other related specifications.
  • Experience in defining problems, analyzing alternatives, and recommending solutions to assess field performance, provide technical advice to field personnel, region and headquarters staff offices.
  • Experience with various types of naval and merchant ships, installed electrical systems including electrical equipment for cargo handling and mooring systems, shipboard cathodic protection systems and shipboard dehumidification systems; and familiarity with underway electrical operations, maintenance and repair procedures on ships sufficient to monitor electrical systems.

To qualify on Education, you must have at least:

  • Master's or equivalent graduate degree in Quality Assurance, Statistics, Mathematics, Production Management, Industrial Management, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Physical Sciences, Textiles, or other fields related to the position OR
  • 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

You can also qualify based on a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that will give you the equivalent level of knowledge and expert

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.

Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date.

Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study--quality assurance, statistics, mathematics, production management, industrial management, computer science, mechanical engineering, engineering technology, physical sciences, textiles, or other fields related to the position.