Quality Assurance Specialist

Department of Defense Tracy, CA
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

America's Combat Logistics Support Agency: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency. DLA provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands under conditions of peace and war. It also provides logistics support to other DoD Components and certain Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and others as authorized.

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Responsibilities

* Serves as a Forward Presence Quality Assurance Specialist, focusing on issues dealing with Suspended Stock.

* Serves as a liaison between Major Subordinate Command (MSC) management and Defense Distributionmanagement.

* Provides Technical/Quality expertise, determines and initiates necessary product testing, inspection, maintainsitem-specific data requirements, and addresses product related complaints.

* Facilitates the reduction of suspended stock in inventory and the movement of high priority back order items tosatisfy customer requisitions.

* Advises MSC Contract Administration on repetitive/trending discrepancies originating from contractualrequirements that require modification.

* Coordinates with the Packaging Specialist function to determine if packaging meets specified contractrequirements and works to resolve issues if requirements are incorrect.

* Coordinates with the Resolution Specialist function to resolve inventory discrepancies and arranges materialmovements as appropriate.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

* Job family (Series)

1910 Quality Assurance

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must be a U.S. citizen

* Tour of Duty: Flexible

* Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive

* Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.

* Drug Testing Designated Position: No

* Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt

* Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

* Financial Disclosure: Not Required

* Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible

* Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

* Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Qualifications

To qualify for a Quality Assurance Specialist, your resume and supporting documentation must support:

A. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To qualify at the GS-11 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Creditable specialized experience includes:

* Reviewing production activities/capabilities for compliance to contract quality requirements.

* Reviewing written technical, quality, and/or inspection procedures for adequacy, and evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of quality/inspection criteria, including sampling plans.

* Analyzing technical and quality data to detect unsatisfactory trends or weaknesses in material quality.

* Verifying by test or inspection, using sampling inspection or intensive product inspection techniques, that products comply with requirements prior to acceptance.

* Computing data, summarizing results, and preparing reports or charts depicting pertinent relationships using statistical methods.

B. Education Substitution: Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Education must be from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education. See http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx. If using education to meet basic qualifications, YOU MUST SUBMIT A TRANSCRIPT as supplemental documentation. To qualify based on education in lieu of specialized experience, you must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

C. Combination: Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for grade level GS-11, and may be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for

positions at grade GS-11.

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.

Education

Are you using your education to qualify? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

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