Quality Assurance Specialist (ammunition)

Department of Defense Warner Robins, GA
* Duties

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The primary purpose of this position is to establish a planned systematic approach of quality assurance to provide adequate confidence that assigned products or equipment will conform to validated requirements throughout its life cycle.

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* Develops, organizes, administers, evaluates and coordinates a comprehensive quality assurance program or programs for an assigned quality assurance functional program area for the installation, including tenant activities if appropriate.

* Performs a broad range of safety and occupational health duties in one or more areas of the weapons/explosive safety program.

* Establish objectives and serves as an advisor on projects to assure continuous refinement of the quality program in response to customer complaints, test result, processing problems or objective quality evidence

* Conducts and/or participates in meeting and conferences

* Prepares all necessary correspondence, documentations, reports, briefings etc.

* Works to achieve and support quality improvement in all products and services.

* Safeguards materials, items, and equipment for assigned area.

* Ensures that organizations involved in the manufacture, maintenance, overhaul, and/or modifications of complex products and/or equipment meet their responsibilities for product quality.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

1910 Quality Assurance

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship Required

* Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.

* A security clearance may be required

* PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations

* Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized

* This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program

* Position may be subject to random drug testing

* Disclosure of Political Appointments

* A thorough knowledge of all facets of munitions procedures is required.

* Must have a basic knowledge of Air Force manuals, established regulations, policies and procedures as well as governing regulations, OI?s and other manuals concerning munitions.

* May be required to work uncommon shifts and extended hours.

* May be required to travel by commercial and/or military transportation in the performance of temporary duty assignments.

* Performs other duties as assigned.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-09, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes to establish a planned systematic approach of quality assurance to provide adequate confidence that assigned products will conform to validated requirements throughout its life cycle. It may have been gained in the private sector, volunteer service, military service, and/or government service, etc.

Qualifications: 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

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-09 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-11 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

* Knowledge of quality assurance principles, practices, and procedures of munitions supply functions, operations and work methods. Ability to follow safety, security, fire and health regulations and guidelines.

* Knowledge of all aspects of munitions operations.

* Knowledge of standard munitions supply procedures, forms and nomenclature.

* Knowledge of munitions inspection techniques, procedures and regulations.

* Knowledge of munitions control processes such as packing, cleaning, preservation, containers, environmental controls, marking and labeling.

* Ability to apply sampling methods.

* Ability to research, read, interprets and analyzes and applies munitions information and data.

* Ability to gather, assemble, analyze and present quality assurance facts and information, draws conclusions and devises solutions to problems.

* Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

* Ability to apply lean, safety, security, and health principles, practices and procedures and to understand and apply internal management procedures.

* Knowledge of established explosive safety, nuclear surety, and occupational health principles, practices and procedures, laws, regulations, and current legislative issues as they relate to U.S. Air Force weapons or explosive safety and nuclear surety programs.

* Knowledge of operational risk assessment methods and techniques for evaluating explosive and occupational safety and health risks. Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work to meet Numbered Air Force and/or MAJCOM program objectives and suspenses.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

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