QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST, GS 1910-14/(All U.S. Citizens)/Laboratory Division/Huntsville, AL. at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Huntsville, Alabama

Posted in Other 1 day ago.

Type: Regular

Job Description:

Job Opening : 38738
Open to ALL U.S. Citizens
Opening Date: 07/22/2021
Closing Date: 08/04/2021 11:59 pm (EST)
Questions regarding this opening should be directed to Brenda Robinson at (703) 632-3182 or brobinson@fbi.gov
Job Summary
Position: Quality Assurance Specialist, GS-14
Division: Laboratory
Unit: Forensic Analysis Support
Location: Huntsville, AL. This position includes a COST TRANSFER
Working Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Salary: GS-14 $112,548.00 - $146,309.00
Full Performance level: None
Number of Positions Available: One
Duration: Full Time/Permanent/
Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.
Key Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret-SCI clearance
  • Some travel may be required. On-the-job training for up to 3 months may occur in Quantico, VA.
  • Selectee will be required to complete training on ISO 17025 requirements within 6 months of hire, if selectee has not previously completed this training.
  • Selectee will be required to complete internal training program within one year of hire.
Mission Statement:
The mission of the FBI is to protect the American People and uphold the Constitution of the United States.
Major Duties :
  • Serves as the TEDAC Quality Assurance (QA) Program Manager and technical expert for the Laboratory Division's Huntsville location.
  • Will administer, operate, manage and maintain various QA programs, to include planning and conducting audits, preparing and reviewing quality system documents, participating in or facilitating root cause analysis and generating corrective actions.
  • Will participate in the development and implementation of the reengineered quality system.
  • Will assist in the preparation of the Huntsville location for accreditation assessments and surveillance activities to include gathering records, ensuring access for assessors, and being the on-site point -of-contact for the assessment team.
  • Will ensure all associated documentation is maintained to meet the requirements of the quality system and the accrediting body and provide guidance to Huntsville personnel.
  • Will liaise with other FBI Divisions, the forensic community, accreditation and certification groups, institutions of learning and other government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Will represent the Division and Bureau in external working groups, meetings, and national and international conferences to discuss QA issues and information.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI's Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.
Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Most Competitive, Competitive, or Least Competitive. Names of candidates in the Most Competitive category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Veterans' preference will be applied.
All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:
  • Communication
  • Initiative
  • Problem Solving/Judgment
  • Analytic Thinking
  • Quality Assurance
  • Organizing and Planning
  • Interpersonal Ability
  • Collaboration
  • Flexibility/Adaptability

Specialized Experience (SE):
GS-14: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level. SE is defined as follows:
  • Experience in Quality Assurance concepts, operating principles, regulations and methodologies to evaluate and resolve complex conditions applicable to the forensic laboratory and administrative operations and procedures.
  • Experience with inspection, test and measurement techniques including statistical analysis and sampling techniques to study Quality Assurance and quality problems in a forensic environment.
  • Experience in the application of principles of forensic science to analyze and resolve very complex and sensitive Quality Assurance problems in broad and diverse forensic disciplines.
  • Experience in division policies, programs, regulations, missions and objectives as they relate to the analysis of forensic evidence to ensure all quality practices are within regulatory guidelines.
  • Experience in written and oral communications skills to prepare and present audit and quality assurance reports, policies, documentation and briefings.
  • Experience in using 0365 to include communicating in Teams, building workflows and/or Powerapps, and using Pivot Tables is preferred.

Desired Skills
Desired skills are NOT mandatory and will NOT be utilized to minimally qualify applicants.
Desired Skills are:
Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study--quality assurance, statistics, mathematics, production management, industrial management, computer science, engineering, engineering technology, physical science, textiles, or other fields related to the position.
How to Apply
For detailed instructions related to applying, uploading documents, withdrawing an application or updating your application, please review instructions on How to Apply . If applying online is a hardship, please use the contact information listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.
Required Documents
To apply to this position, interested applicants must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:
  1. Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates
  2. A complete assessment questionnaire
  3. Other supporting documents ( if applicable ):
  • College transcripts, if qualifying based on education or if there is a positive education requirement
  • Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal; not applicable to current FBI employees
  • Veterans: DD 214; Disabled Veterans: DD 214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later
You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship, please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.
What to Expect Next
Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process.
Additional Information
  • The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principle investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph. You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation.
  • Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you from consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. You application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.
  • Management may select any grade for which this position has been announced.
  • If you are hired, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period. Probationary employees are precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until 12-months of their two-year probationary period has concluded. Probationary Employees may be considered for competitive vacancies that are advertised within their respective division or field office after serving 90 days within the FBI.
Veterans' Preference
If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume and application. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
Nepotism is the act of favoring relatives in the hiring process, and is prohibited by law. Public officials are prohibited from hiring or promoting relatives or relatives of officials in their chain of command, as well as actively or indirectly endorse a relative's appointment or promotion.
During the hiring process, all selected candidates and FBI hiring managers will be required to certify they are not related to anyone involved in the hiring process.
Reasonable Accommodation Request
The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at REASONABLE_ACCOMMODATIONS@ic.fbi.gov , telephone at 202-324-4128, or FAX at 202-324-3976. Your request will receive an individualized assessment.
This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests. Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations. Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise prohibited by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.
The FBI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp