Air National Guard Units (Title 32) QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST in Whiteman AFB, Missouri

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

This National Guard position is for a QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D1818000 in FAC 21A100 and is part of the MO 131st Bomb Wing.

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your states and your community!

WHO MAY APPLY:All qualified Missouri traditional guard members and those eligible for enlistment, appointment or transfer into the Missouri Air National Guard.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS:This is a Permanent Excepted Service position. This is a bargaining unit position.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.


Serves as the Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR) for wing maintenance policy, advising supervisors and employees on both general policy and specific maintenance matters. Utilizes a comprehensive knowledge and ability to interpret Air Force Instructions, Technical Orders, engineering drawings, product specifications, Air Force Occupational and Health (AFOSH) and environmental standards, public law, and locally developed policy. Evaluates and assesses complex systems, subsystems, integrated systems/subsystems, or components for conformance to applicable technical data, engineering drawings, standards and specifications. Administers, evaluates, and coordinates a comprehensive quality assurance, maintenance standardization, and inspection program for all areas of the maintenance organization, all maintenance disciplines, job series and Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSCs). Executes the evaluation program and accumulates data using Inspection and Evaluation techniques such as Task Evaluations, Quality Verification Inspections, Special Inspections, Personnel Evaluations and Management Inspections. Monitors and assesses the organization's quality program and elements of the program to gauge compliance with directives and established processes. Identifies deficiencies, implements corrective measures, and improves processes to enhance mission effectiveness and efficiency. Reviews for adequacy and submits engineering disposition requests to the System Program Office (SPO). Prepares and reviews Product Quality Deficiency Reports (QDR) prior to releasing to the Air Logistics Center (ALC) or Aircraft Sustainment Group and performs exhibit processing oversight by coordinating with ALC and Logistics Readiness Squadron to ensure proper exhibit control and handling. Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

All qualified Missouri traditional guard members and those eligible for enlistment, appointment or transfer into the Missouri Air National Guard.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • National Guard Membership is required.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Individuals on incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment,
  • contact the State Incentive Manager for more information.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

GS-11 Specialized Experience: Must possess 36 months specialized experience which demonstrates thorough knowledge of quality assurance methods, principles and practices to verify that essential quality requirements have been met, identify problem areas, and recommend corrective action. Experience must demonstrate thorough knowledge of assigned aircraft, component systems, and support equipment to detect deficiencies in production rework areas; experience in aircraft inspection methods, techniques and practices to detect conditions which may compromise quality; ability to use precision measuring equipment, gauges and instrumentation for testing and special inspections; experience in applying statistical analysis, sampling methods, and techniques to determine compliance with the established standards; and ability to interpret and apply contract and engineering specifications, regulations, policy statements and other guideline material to the maintenance functions.

Must possess or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET security clearance.

Must currently possess or have held AFSC 2W07X.

General Experience: Must possess experience, education or training involving planning, developing, or administering quality assurance programs (i.e., supporting the development, acquisition, production, use, maintenance, storage, and supply of products concerned with the systematic prevention of defects and non-conformances, the identification of unsatisfactory trends and conditions, and the correction of factors which may contribute to defective items); and using computer and automation systems.


Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter at 1-800-864-6264 prior to applying for this position. Selected candidate will be required to be in a compatible military assignment prior to effective date of placement.

Maximum Military Grade -MSgt (E-7)

Minimum Military Grade -SSgt (E-5)

Enlisted -AFSC 2AXXX or 2WXXX

Supervisor must verify that selected individual occupies a compatible military position. Technicians will not be militarily senior to their full-time supervisor (grade inversion).

IMPORTANT NOTES: Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances are not authorized for this position. Required Security Clearance is Noncritical Sensitive.

Failure to complete management prescribed courses for full-time support personnel within the first year of employment or assignment, may be cause for reassignment or termination.

Security Clearance

Top Secret

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.


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Other Information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (

Be advised that if selected for a military technician position where membership in a reserve component is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated and may or may not be subject to recoupment. Questions pertaining to recoupment may be directed to the State Incentives Manager at Whiteman AFB at (660) 687-7394 and State Incentives Manager in St. Joseph at (816) 236-3339.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-17 to 2017-08-07

Salary: $60,487 to $78,630 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 11

Series: 1910 Quality Assurance

Appointment type: Excepted Service Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

Job announcement number: MO-10028357-AF-17-046

Control number: 474565200