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Quality Assurance Specialist




Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
USAG Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) consists of professionals supporting chemical and biological defense testing and training, unmanned aircraft systems testing, and counterterrorism and consequence management for the civilian sector. The majority of the workforce works 40 hours from Monday thru Thursday, enjoying a regular 3-day weekend. DPG is physically remote, but entirely self-sufficient regarding housing, schools (K-12), and community needs. Our web address is http://www.dugway.army.mil; be sure to click on the "Visiting Dugway" tab for a great aerial view of the Stansbury Mountains & English Village, DPG's housing, community, & recreational oasis. Subsidized commuter vans transport government employees who choose to live off post. DPG is a short drive from Tooele (45 mi), Salt Lake City (85 mi) & Olympic venues (115 mi). Within a day's drive are Utah's five national parks. Contact the Relocation Program Manager at DPG.ACS.Relocation@conus.army.mil or 435-831-2321; DSN 789.

Who May Apply:
Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

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As a Quality Assurance Specialist you will perform the following:

  • Serves as the Quality Assurance Evaluator for the Installation Contracting Office's (ICO) Quality Surveillance Program.
  • Monitor, review, and conduct inspections of services provided by contractors and ensures goods and services are in compliance with the terms and conditions of the contracts.
  • Assist in the development of ICO operating procedures in the area of quality assurance.
  • Interpret and analyzes contractual requirements and specifications to determine the best and most efficient methods to be employed by the government in evaluating contractor level of performance.
  • Notify contracting officers and contractors of violations and deficiencies noted, initiates corrective action as required.
  • Recommend appropriate action to contracting officer.
  • Schedule and conducts various quality assurances training to familiarize ICO personnel with quality assurance and surveillance procedures and techniques as applicable to the various types of contracts.
  • Perform solicitation reviews to ensure appropriate quality control requirements are imposed and assist in the preparation of technical specifications for inclusion in procurement solicitation packages.
  • Consult with manufacturing representatives concerning performance capabilities. Implements prescribed internal controls to eliminate or minimize the potential for fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement and inefficiency.
  • Assess contractor quality performance in accordance with award fee plans and quality control programs and provides input to the contracting officer as appropriate.
  • Establish and meets plans for correcting material weaknesses or refers weaknesses to higher level for correction.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Status Candidates and VEOA Eligibles

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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