U.S Department of Defense, Defense Contract Management Agency
$35,718.00 to $57,516.00
Open & closing dates
$35,718 to $57,516 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 05 - 07
Full-Time - Full Time
2 vacancies in the following location:
Fort Worth, TX
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
About the Position:
The position of Quality Assurance Specialist is a position in the DCMA Keystone Program.
This is a Public Notice for positions being filled under the Direct Hiring Authority (DHA), afforded under Section 1106 of NDAA FY17. Pay will vary by grade level and geographic location. Under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.
Please read this Direct Hire Authority (DHA) Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for
Prior to appointment, all candidates will be required to sign a Keystone Conditions of Employment Agreement.
You are applying to a resume database, your resume and any documents submitted will be retained for six months and may be used at any time during this period. When a position is requested to be filled under the Direct Hire Authority, a list of applicants may be provided to management for review and possible selection. You will not receive any notifications and your resume will not be reviewed for qualifications until a position is requested to be filled. This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems. This public notice may be used to fill one or more vacancies at any time without notification. Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to the grade level.
NOTE: During the Keystone Program, participants will receive specialized formal classroom training, computer-based training, and on-the-job (OJT) training. The training development program will consist of the following:
1. Report initially to the Contract Management
Office (CMO)/Center in the duty location you were selected for at least 2 weeks.
2. Travel TDY (Temporary Duty Travel) for one week
to attend training at the DCMA Learning Campus (DLC) in Fort Lee, VA.
3. Spend 6 months in the CMO/Center for on-the-job
(OJT) and developmental training.
4. Return within the three year developmental
training to the DLC, HQ or other CMO locations for assessment/various
functional specific training.
DCMA Keystone Program
Who May Apply:
All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance
to the United States
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
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You will perform duties of a developmental nature as a trainee. You will receive assignments that are designed to orient, train, and increase your knowledge in quality assurance and quality management. Familiarization of the organizations programs, projects, and functions; and quality assurance manuals and procedures are pertinent at this level.
Occasional travel - Business travel is required 20% of the time.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligible
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
Job family (Series)
1910 Quality Assurance
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is Required
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required
Tour of Duty: Full Time
Bargaining Unit: Yes
The experience described in your resume will be
evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic
qualification requirements, and the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to
perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement.
This is a Defense Acquisition, Logistics and
Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for
certification at Level I within 24
months of entrance on duty.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959
must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service
Two year trial/probationary period may be
Multiple positions may be filled from this
May require overtime work.
Management may select at any grade level
Noncompetitive promotion potential to target
Relocation/Retention Incentive will not be
Recruitment Incentive may be authorized.
Defense National Relocation Program will not be
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
All selections under an announcement must be
made within 6 months from the issuance date of the certificate referral list.
Condition of Employment:
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.
This announcement is open to Recent Graduates. To be eligible, applicants must provide documentation of enrollment/graduation with dates of enrollment/completion. Recent Graduates must provide documentation that a degree was awarded by an institution of higher education not more than 2 years before date of appointment OR For Veterans, not more than four years since completion if completed a period of obligated uniformed service of more than four years.
General Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least three years of general experience, one year of which was equivalent to at least GS-04, which prepared you to do the work in this job. Experience in quality control; quality inspection; contracting and purchasing; supply and storage; industrial or production planning; research and engineering; maintenance; or test and evaluation that provided experience with quality assurance or related work; experience with product or process; experience interpreting and applying contract requirements and engineering specifications; or experience with others in person-to-person work relationships.
Specialized experience is defined as: To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-05). Specialized experience is defined as: Experience that involves monitoring, controlling, or maintaining the quality of products or services such as: reviewing production activities and capabilities in light of contract quality requirements; OR reviewing written quality or inspection procedures for adequacy and evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of quality/inspection systems, including sampling plans; OR analyzing quality data to detect unsatisfactory trends or weaknesses in the quality/inspection system; OR verifying by test or inspection, using sampling inspection or
intensive product inspection techniques, that products comply with requirements prior to acceptance; OR identifying
inadequacies and requesting corrective action; OR computing data, summarizing results, and preparing reports or charts depicting pertinent relationships using statistical methods; OR investigating customer complaints and deficiency reports, and providing identification of causes to appropriate authorities; OR reading, interpreting, and applying technical data such as blueprints, engineering drawings, product specifications, or technical manuals; OR reviewing and evaluating supply systems operations and procedures through periodic audits and surveillance inspections.
Education can be substituted for experience.
Superior Academic Achievement is obtained through: (1) Class standing - being in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision based on completed courses; (2) Grade-point average - (a) having a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on the official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) having a grade point average of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or, (3) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society.
Please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards for specific Education/Experience requirements for this position located at: www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/index-Standards.asp
Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such
as minimum qualifications, and other regulatory requirements by
the closing date of the announcement.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.
Special Employment Consideration: DCMA
encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. For information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator, please visit http://dcmacareers.com/index.cfm/disabilities/
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf
In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified.
Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible
displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over
other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has
notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP
consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is
within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this
announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.
Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards
and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed
the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive
delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if
they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for
veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application
to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your
written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation
personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's
Career Transition Resources website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/
Background checks and security clearance
The following documents are required:
• If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application
• You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: For current employment verification, SF-50, DD3434 or other federal agencies official Notification of Personnel Action equivalent (Note: SF-52 or agencies Request for Personnel Action is not acceptable); For MSP claims PCS orders and marriage certificate; For verification of Veteran status, DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
Future Military Retirees*: You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.
Future Separation from the Military*: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214(Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.
*Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave or already separated from the armed forces.
** The “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. The Statement of Service must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters, AND the Statement of Service letter must include your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge, Character of Service (i.e. honorable), and, if applicable, when your terminal leave will begin.
If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.
PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Benefits for federal employees
Pay and leave
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
· Comprehensive health and life insurance
· Competitive salaries
· Generous retirement programs
· Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
· Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
· Paid employment related training and education
· Possible student loan repayment
· Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
· Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume
2. Your responses to the questionnaire
3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, January 26, 2018.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 2027931. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process. You will need three documents to complete this process: the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below.
1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf
2. View Occupational Questionnaire
. Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX. Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.
3. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.
Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.
Agency contact information
Central Resume Processing Center
DA SWR DCMA
302 Marshall Avenue
Ft Riley, KS
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If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.
Applicant is responsible for checking status updates and notifications. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to applicant.
For general information regarding this vacancy announcement, you may contact the DCMA Job Information Line at 785-239-3529 DSN: 856.
questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or
qualifications determination contact:
Generally, applicant inquiries will be responded to within 10 business days
from receipt at the Human Resource Office.
Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
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Legal and regulatory guidance
Social security number request
Signature and false statements
New employee probationary period
Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.
U.S Department of Defense, Defense Contract Management Agency
Website : http://www.dcma.mil/
The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is the Department of Defense (DoD) component that works directly with Defense suppliers to help ensure that DoD, Federal, and allied government supplies and services are delivered on time, at projected cost, and meet all performance requirements. DCMA directly contributes to the military readiness of the United States and its allies, and helps preserve the nation's freedom. DCMA professionals serve as "information brokers" and in-plant representatives for military, Federal, and allied government buying agencies -- both during the initial stages of the acquisition cycle and throughout the life of the resulting contracts. Before contract award, DCMA provides advice and information to help construct effective solicitations, identify potential risks, select the most capable contractors, and write contracts that meet the needs of our customers in DoD, Federal and allied government agencies. After contract award, DCMA monitors contractors' performance and management systems to ensure that cost, product performance, and delivery schedules are in compliance with the terms and conditions of the contracts.