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YOUR RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATION QUESTION(S) MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 1.GS-11 - Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position:
  1. I have at least one year of specialized experience conducting quality assurance to ensure the suitability of product specifications, serviceability/acceptability of items, and the resolution of complex product production and quality system deficiencies; and coordinating with other organizations and industry to resolve issues such as product non-conformance and requests for waivers and deviation from standards equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service.
  2. I have completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education OR possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. I have a combination of graduate level education beyond the first 2 years of progressive graduate study and specialized experience that together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.


YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 2.Select the choice which best describes the extent to which you have planned, developed, organized, administered, evaluated, and implemented a comprehensive quality assurance program for a large organization.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Select the choice which best describes the extent to which you have assessed and determined training needs related to Quality Assurance for a Quality Assurance Team and provided training as required.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 4.Select the choice which best describes the extent to which you have developed, implemented, and maintained a program to ensure that quality provisions are planned, developed, and implemented to identify, prevent, and correct unsatisfactory conditions and elements which influence the acceptability of the end product.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Select the choice which best describes the extent to which you have investigated, analyzed, and effected corrective action for complex quality problems.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.Please select the one answer that best describes your experience with analyzing quality data to detect unsatisfactory trends or weaknesses in the quality/inspection system.
  1. As a routine part of my job, I have had to analyze quality data to detect unsatisfactory trends or weaknesses in the quality/inspection system.
  2. I am knowledgeable of the procedures to be followed, but have only occasionally had to analyze quality data to detect unsatisfactory trends or weaknesses in the quality/inspection system.
  3. I have never had to analyze quality data to detect unsatisfactory trends or weaknesses in the quality/inspection system.


* 7.Select the choice which best describes the extent to which you have developed reports that present technical information and findings from quality assurance inspections to management.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.Please select the one answer that best describes your experience with reviewing written quality or inspection procedures for adequacy and evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of quality systems, including sampling plans.
  1. As a routine part of my job, I have had to review written quality or inspection procedures for adequacy and evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of quality systems, including sampling plans.
  2. I am knowledgeable of the procedures to be followed, but have only occasionally had to review written quality or inspection procedures for adequacy and evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of quality systems, including sampling plans.
  3. I have never had to review written quality or inspection procedures for adequacy and evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of quality systems, including sampling plans.


* 9.Select the choice which best describes the extent to which you have developed reports that present technical information and findings from inspections or audits to management.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 10.Select the choice which best describes the extent to which you have coordinated with government officials (including contracting personnel) and those of the private sector to assure that all Quality Assurance requirements and provisions are understood and adhered to for routine and specialized circumstances.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 11.Have you ever coordinated with other organizations and industry to resolve issues such as product non-conformance and requests for waivers and deviations from standards.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.Please select the one answer that best describes your experience with analyzing quality data to detect unsatisfactory trends or weaknesses in the quality/inspection system:
  1. As a routine part of my job, I have had to analyze quality data to detect unsatisfactory trends or weaknesses. I have developed Quality Assurance Plans, and developed or used available applicable inspection plans and sampling guides when conducting a survey of a function. I have used Surveillance Activity Checklist or Individual Sampling Guides and Tally Checklist for random inspections. I have routinely validated complaints to ensure that the service was required.
  2. I am knowledgeable of the procedures to be followed, but have only occasionally had to analyze quality data to detect unsatisfactory trends or weaknesses in the quality/inspection system.
  3. I have never had to analyze quality data to detect unsatisfactory trends or weaknesses in the quality/inspection system.


* 13.Select the choice which best describes the extent to which you have developed a system of inspections, guidelines, specifications, data descriptions, project order requirements, and statements of work to ensure production conditions facilitate quality.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 14.Which of the following best describes your experience effectively communicating written and oral recommendations regarding programs, personnel, budget or facility requirements.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.






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