U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command Quality Assurance Specialist (Ammunition) (Recent Graduate) in Middletown, Iowa

U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Middletown, IA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Recent Graduates

Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (6 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (5 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The mission of the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (IAAAP), located in Des Moines County in southeastern Iowa, near the city of Burlington, is to manufacture and deliver large caliber items for the Department of Defense using modern production methods in support of worldwide operations.

Transcripts from an accredited institution are required (see required documents)

About the Position:

Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program. Click here for more information on Pathways program participation. After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position or to a term position (a project-based term of employment lasting between one and four years).

To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:

  • Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.
  • EXCEPTION: Positions in the Instructional Systems (GS-1750) series and all occupations covered by the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) require a 24-month appointment period in order to complete the training and/or certification requirements specific to each occupation prior to conversion.
  • Demonstrate successful job performance.
  • Meet the Office of Personnel Management's qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted

To learn more, please visit the Office of Personnel Management webpage, Hiring Authorities: Students & Recent Graduates.

Who May Apply:

Positions are open to:

  • Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Students may apply within nine months of meeting their education requirements.
  • Preference eligible veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their two-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed six years after degree or certificate completion.

At the full performance level of the target conversion position (GS-11), you will:

  • Monitor Quality Assurance Programs Associated with the Manufacturing of Ammunition
  • Develop Contract Surveillance Plans in Accordance with Quality Assurance Letter of Instruction
  • Evaluate Contractor Procedures and Product Specifications to Ensure a Quality Product is Produced

After program completion, Department of the Army Pathways Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent or term appointment without further competition. This position is being filled at the GS-05 or GS-07 level with potential conversion to a position with a full performance level at GS-11.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Business travel up to 10% of duty time
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • ### Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Basic Requirement: You must have an undergraduate or graduate degree with a major field of study in: quality assurance, statistics, mathematics, production management, industrial management, computer science, engineering, engineering technology, physical sciences, textiles, or other fields related to the position.


General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience in fields such as quality control, quality inspection, contracting and purchasing, supply and storage, industrial or production planning, research and engineering, maintenance, and test and evaluation that provided (1) familiarity with quality assurance or related work, (2) pertinent product or process knowledge and skill, (3) ability to interpret and apply contract requirements and engineering specifications, and (4) skill in dealing with others in person-to-person work relationships.

GS-07 Grade Level:

To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, such as: reviewing production activities and capabilities in light of contract quality requirements; identifying inadequacies and requesting corrective action; assisting in analyzing quality data to detect unsatisfactory trends or weaknesses in quality system. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

Knowledge of Quality Assurance Programs

Skill in dealing with others in person-to-person work relationships

Ability to Communicate

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 and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:

Education Substitution for the GS-05: Four year course of study leading to a Bachelor's degree with major of study in quality assurance, statistics, mathematics, production management, industrial management, computer science, engineering, engineering technology, physical sciences, textiles, or other fields related to the position.

Education Substitution for the GS-07: Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement or 1 academic year of graduate education directly related to the position being filled (or law school, as specified in qualification standards or individual occupational requirements). Superior Academic Achievement: S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e5.htm

Combining Education and Experience: If you have some, but not all, of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and graduate education that you possess. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify.

If using education to qualify for this position you will need to submit a copy of your unofficial/official transcripts. Failure to provide this documentation will result in objection to your qualifications, and removal from consideration. You will be required to submit your official college transcript if you are selected.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Recent Graduates must sign a Participant Agreement with the Agency.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 15 Position Students may apply within nine (9) months of meeting their educational requirements. If you will be graduating in 05/2017, you will be required to submit a final copy of your official transcripts prior to entrance on duty.
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Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • This position is operation essential and may be subject to variable workweeks and workdays, including Saturday, Sunday and shift work (days, evenings, and nights) on either a permanent or rotational basis.
  • Position is covered by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program. The incumbent is required to sign a DA Form 5019 (Condition of Employment for Certain Civilian Positions Identified Critical Under the Department of the Army Drug-Free Federal Workplace Program) and must pass urinalysis testing, as required prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
  • A valid state driver's license is required.
  • Incumbent is required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, upon entering the position and annually.
  • This is an Army Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L;) Workforce position.
  • The employee must meet DoDI 5000.66 requirements applicable to the duties of the position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

Salary Range: $32,318.00 to $77,019.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-1910-05/07

Promotion Potential: 11

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Student/Internship Program Eligibles

Control Number: 453406600

Job Announcement Number: NCBG164983261818650PR