Quality Assurance Specialist Open Continuous – Federal Government , Saudi Arabia

Duties Summary
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This is an open continuous job announcement. Initial application packages will be reviewed for eligibility and qualifications and issued to management on or about 10-FEB-2021. Additional application packages will be reviewed and issued to management on an as needed basis.
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Ensures contractor compliance with all requirements related to the design, manufacturing, repair, overhaul, and modernization of a variety of items for contractor and customer activities throughout the world.
Applies a wide range of methods, principles, and practices directly related to the quality control/quality assurance fields such as statistical analysis, control/sampling, quality data analysis and evaluation to determine contractor compliance.
Incorporates a thorough and detailed QA knowledge in applying various methods and techniques for investigating, analyzing, and ensuring corrective action on complex quality problems.
Develops and implement a surveillance plan which begins with clear objectives supported by a master schedule that includes identification of contractor and sub-contractor production needs.
Independently perform audits/surveillance of contractor?s processes to ensure customer and contractual requirements are met.
Travel Required
Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
Job family (Series)
1910 Quality Assurance

Requirements Conditions Of Employment
Passport/Visa for selectee and family members may be required.
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.
CENTCOM Physical Required: Must meet the requirements specified within USCENTCOM MOD 15 in relation to occupying a position at an overseas/deployed location within the CENTCOM area.
Various vaccinations such as, but not limited to: Anthrax, Chickenpox, Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Influenza, M-M-R, Pneumococcal, Polio, Rabies, Tdap, and Typhoid may be required.
Tour Length: 12 Months Unaccompanied/24 Months Accompanied

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-12 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 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 the full range of principles, concepts, and methodologies related to the quality assurance functional programs.
Establishing process measurement points and statistical techniques/methods to measure, analyze, and continuously improve processes.
Applying process-related practices, methods, and techniques such as statistical analysis; control and sampling; process proofing; and quality data analysis, in order to evaluate Government and contractor data and determine contractor compliance with the many aspects of quality control.
Performing investigations of defective material for cause and corrective action and initiate process improvements with the contractor as needed.

Post Differential and Post Allowance are currently authorized in Saudi Arabia. Separation Maintenance Allowance may be authorized for qualifying family members. All DCMA employees stationed in Saudi Arabia are housed on Eskan Village located Riyadh. On Eskan Village, there are commissary, base exchange and postal services available. One bedroom (furnished and/or unfurnished) apartment including utilities, cable TV and internet will be provided at no cost to the employee. Household goods shipment authorized and POV shipment will not be authorized. Work week for Saudi Arabia is Sunday through Thursday (may vary). Sunday premium (25%) will be paid for regular hours worked.
Eskan Village is a joint military community, housing military and DoD civilian personnel. The installation (secure compound) is a unique setting that supports military, civilians, local hires and a limited expatriate community. PX, Commissary, APO, MWR facilities/activities, fitness center and swimming pool are available on Eskan Village.
A member executing an accompanied tour (24 months) to this area will be provided an opportunity, once in Saudi Arabia, to assess within a reasonable amount of time (90 or fewer days from the member’s arrival date), whether the member believes that the security conditions under which the family will reside are consistent with the family’s expectations and personal level of comfort and wellbeing. A member may elect to return dependents to CONUS, at no cost to the member, and serve an unaccompanied tour (12 months). For additional information, see DoDI 1315.18.
Selectees initially recruited from the US may receive certain foreign allowances IAW Dept of State Standardized Regs and may be subject to additional approval. Visit DSSR.
Pay Retention will be extended to eligible employees who apply through a formal recruitment program and is selected for a position at an OCONUS location. Visit DoDI 1400.25, Vol 536.
Selectees must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program requirements. Visit DoDI 1315.19.
Medical and DoD Dependents Schools special education services may not be available in the immediate location of this position.
If an employee brings a child to an OCONUS location and that child is entitled to attend a DoD school on a space-required basis, the DoDEA and the Military Dept responsible for providing related services will ensure that the child, if eligible for special education, receives a free appropriate public education, including related services. If an employee brings an infant or toddler (up to 3yrs of age) to an overseas location, and that infant or toddler is entitled to attend the DoDEA on a space-required basis, then the Military Dept responsible for Early Intervention Services will provide the infant or toddler with the required EIS. Visit DoDEA 1342.13 and DoDM 1342.12.
Medical care may be provided by host nation providers. The availability and level of care at host nation medical facilities will vary by location. Movement OCONUS may require you to initiate a change in your health benefits plan to ensure coverage. If an employee brings a family member to an OCONUS location who requires medical or dental care, then the employee will be responsible for obtaining and paying for such care. Access for civilian employees and their families to military medical and dental treatment facilities is on a space-available and reimbursable basis only.
For OCONUS positions, that country’s laws or international agreements may have a direct impact on the ability of an employee’s same sex domestic partner or spouse to accompany the employee and receive certain benefits. If you believe you may be affected by these laws and agreements, you should familiarize yourself with relevant information before applying for or accepting this position.
US citizens overseas under ordinarily resident status are not eligible for appointment under the Status of Forces Agreement. Ordinarily Resident is defined as a US citizen who is locally resident; and, has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and, is subject to host country employment and tax laws.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information
This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf
Tour of Duty: Flexible
FLSA: Exempt
Bargaining Unit: Yes
Selectee may be required to serve a trial/probationary period.
Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive may be authorized.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses will be paid in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulation (JTR). When you perform a civilian PCS with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information.
Financial Disclosure Required
Acquisition, Technology & Logistics(AT&L) NON-CAP: This position requires an Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Level II certification in the Production, Quality and Manufacturing Career Field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend.
How You Will Be Evaluated
The assessments for this job will measure the following Competencies:
Manufacturing Process Control
Oral Communication
Quality Assurance
Risk Assessment
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility and/or score.
Once the application process is complete, we may review your résumé and supporting documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We may evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:
Highly-Qualified: This category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis. To be Highly-Qualified, the candidates are considered by the Human Resources Office and the selecting official as being highly proficient in all the requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position almost immediately or with a minimum amount of training and/or orientation. Those that have a cut-off score 97 and above and demonstrate in their resume they possess the competencies to perform effectively.
Well-Qualified: The next lower category (Well-Qualified) will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require some training but not in all areas. Those that have a cut-off score 80 to 96, and have demonstrated in their resume they possess the competencies to perform proficiently.
Qualified: This category will be used for the candidates that only meet the basic requirements and eligibilities. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position. Those that have a cut-off score 70 to 79 and possess the competencies.
Names of the candidates in the Best-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

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