Quality Assurance Specialist

Department Of Defense Madison , AL 35758

Posted 1 week ago

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  • Review and evaluate Quality Management Systems to identify if basic qualify principles that are being utilized.

  • Review contracts and technical data packages to identify the specification requirements.

  • Review and ensure flow-down of qualify requirements to the contractor's inspection system and/or quality management system.

  • Assess the contractor's purchased Systems.

  • Review and ensure all appropriate equipment, material, people, environment, methods, and other inputs to new/changed production/manufacturing processes are in compliance.

  • Perform risk assessments and analysis, relying on relevant customer, supplier performance.

  • Prepare surveillance plans and tailor them to an appropriate level of detail.

  • Use existing creditable data while executing surveillance planning processes.

  • Perform risk planning to address specific contract requirements, and customer requirements.

  • Maintain communication with customers regarding performance of a contract.

  • Notify customers of contract deficiency.

  • Translate contractual documents into plain language.

  • Brief assessments to team members for understanding of the contract requirements.

  • Conduct formal meetings for final product conformance.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1910 Quality Assurance

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Security Requirements:Non-Critical Sensitive with Secret Access

  • 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.

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


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 is directly in or related to this position. 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. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement.

Creditable specialized experience includes: Applying quality assurance concepts, principles, methods, and practices to analyze the products or services of a contractor's process; Evaluating and inspecting production methods, processes, and testing techniques being performed by contractors; Applying statistical and quality data analysis evaluations to determine compliance with contractual requirements.

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.

Combination: Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualifications 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.


If the position has a minimum education requirement and/or you are using education to qualify in lieu of specialized experience, you MUST provide transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at the time of application) to support your educational claims. The transcripts must include your name, the name of the college or university, class/course list, completed number of credits/hours, and the date degree conferred (if applicable). Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Licenses must be current 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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Quality Assurance Specialist

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