Back to Search New Search

QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST

Air Force Civilian Service Springfield, IL
Save

Job Description

Duties

**This is NOT an all-inclusive list of duties**

Serves as the Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR) for wing maintenance policy, advising supervisors and employees on both general policy and specific maintenance matters.  Makes decisions and recommendations on technical concerns presented by supervisors.  Utilizes a comprehensive knowledge and ability to interpret Air Force Instructions, Technical Orders, engineering drawings, product specifications, Air Force Occupational and Health (AFOSH) and environmental standards, public law, and locally developed policy. 

Maintenance Standardization Evaluation Program (MSEP): Administers, evaluates, and coordinates a comprehensive quality assurance, maintenance standardization, and inspection program for all areas of the maintenance organization, all maintenance disciplines, job series and Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSCs).  Evaluates the quality of maintenance accomplished in the maintenance organization and performs the necessary quality functions to execute the MSEP, designed to provide management an objective sampling of both the quality of equipment and the proficiency of maintenance personnel.  Ensures the maintenance organization meets its responsibility for air-worthy aircraft and component quality for a broad and complex production workload, e.g., highly advanced aircraft, aircraft systems, avionics systems, electronic equipment, aircraft structures, composites, life safety systems, armament, munitions, and other areas of similar complexity. 

Utilizes data collection techniques and procedures for evaluation, inspection, and audit programs, evaluates the results and determines the appropriate and effective method and format for presentation to higher-level management.  Performs statistical analysis (e.g. normal distribution, averages, means, standard deviations, trending, root cause analysis, etc.) using standard statistical quality control methods.  Utilizes inspection and evaluation techniques, statistical methods, mathematics, production management, industrial management, and database management skills to perform root cause, deficiency and trend analysis. Utilizes these analyses to validate and update Acceptable Quality Levels (AQLs), frequency changes to Routine Inspection Lists (RILs), and recommendations for corrective maintenance practice action. 

Administers and manages the Maintenance Complex responsibilities of the Functional Check Flight (FCF), Operational Check Flight (OCF), and High Speed Taxi-check Programs.  Determines the requirements for and scope of an aircraft FCF or OCF.  Performs a critical review of the FCF results with the FCF pilot to determine the airworthiness of the aircraft and subsequently releasing aircraft for normal flights.  Collaborates with the Vice Commander and Operations Group Commander regarding the Functional Check Flight, Foreign Object Damage, and Dropped Object Prevention Programs.

Serves as the Aircraft Weight and Balance program manager utilizing complex computer based programs, data bases, electronic weighing apparatus, and integrated weight and balance computers for the Wing to maintain strict accounting of aircraft weight and balance for safe flight operations.  Recommends decertification of configuration loads that exceed the safe for flight envelope or ground gross weight restrictions. 

Prepares and reviews Product Quality Deficiency Reports (QDR) prior to releasing to the Air Logistics Center (ALC) or Aircraft Sustainment Group and performs exhibit-processing oversight by coordinating with ALC and Logistics Readiness Squadron to ensure proper exhibit control and handling.

Executes a Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP) to monitor Contractor Logistic Support (CLS) aircraft or Contract Field Team (CFT).  Serves as the governments on-site Quality Assurance Representative (QAR) and is the liaison between contractor and government personnel.

Maintains direct contact with the NGB staffand with counterparts at other ANG bases in order to resolve problems affecting maintenance capabilities and compliance. 

Manages and conducts quality verification inspections and surveillance inspections of conventional weapons systems and components.  Conducts management compliance inspections of the munitions activity to include records, storage, disposal, material deficiency reporting, TCTO compliance, safety requirements etc.  Reviews the practices, policies and procedures relating to storage, supply, and transportation of munitions and conventional weapons.

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: EACH APPLICANT MUST FULLY SUBSTANTIATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS- THAT THEY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE LISTED BELOW; OTHERWISE, THE APPLICANT WILL BE CONSIDERED UNQUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION. DO NOT COPY FROM THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education, or training involving planning, developing, or administering quality assurance programs (i.e., supporting the development, acquisition, production, use, maintenance, storage, and supply of products concerned with the systematic prevention of defects and non-conformances, the identification of unsatisfactory trends and conditions, and the correction of factors which may contribute to defective items).  Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  GS-11 Level - Must possess 36 months: experience, education, or training involving a thorough knowledge of product or range of products involved, the manufacturing methods and techniques, special processes, test and performance requirements; and skill in developing plans and programs.  Experience possessed by an expert in the area of specialization able to give technical direction to otherwise competent workers.  Experience determining operations when difficult and questionable phases of malfunctions are found.  Experience which required significant and concrete work accomplishments (i.e. special projects, working groups, or detailing assignments) involving interpersonal contacts in a quality assurance or related field.  Experience in dealing with management principles and supervisory responsibility for the function required by type of position to be filled and the organization involved.  GS-09 Level - Must possess 24 months: experience, education, or training, involving principles, techniques and accepted practices of quality assurance work (i.e., the application of statistical sampling techniques sufficient to perform assignments or preparation of technical reports on quality levels to identify specific problems).  Experience in the application and theory of specialization using applicable publications.  Experience in the preparation of technical reports on quality levels to identify specific problem areas and to recommend corrective action. 

Military Requirements Military skill set is determined by AFSC requirements. Upon selection, individuals must be assigned to a compatible military AFSC in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations and must obtain/maintain all requirements of the AFSC.

Other Requirements For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state drivers license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

 

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

BENEFITS

The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.


Main site for new federal employees - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp


Flexible Spending Accounts - This Program allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp


Health Insurance - The FEHB Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp


Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The FEGLI Program offers Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp


Long Term Care Insurance - The FLTCIP provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/


Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp


Other Information

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed in this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USAJOBS.

Job Details

Date Posted September 4, 2017
Date Closes October 4, 2017
Requisition 465601000
Located In Springfield, IL
SOC Category 00-0000.00
Location