Quality Progam Specialist, GS-0301-14


Vacancy ID: 824890   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-DE-13-824890   USAJOBS Control Number: 336223700

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1. Title of Job

Quality Progam Specialist, GS-0301-14
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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14

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Quality Program Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


241360031 Rockville, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education which meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for Quality Program Specialist, GS-0301-14.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service developing and implementing quality management principles and processes forĀ  a program; applying qualitative and/or qualitative methods to assess the effectiveness/efficiency of a program; conducting program quality assessments or studies; retrieving data for reports using a Quality Management System; and negotiating and/or consulting with program managers to implement recommendations/changes to enhance quality objectives for a program area.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

2. Do you possess an American Society for Quality (ASQ) certificate?

A. Yes
B. No

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Ensure quality provisions are developed and implemented for a Program.

4. Provide policy guidance and advice to office managers on quality management techniques and practices for core program areas.

5. Monitor program quality indicators designed to prevent ineffective work practices and adhere to regulations and policies.

6. Consult with program staff to develop meaningful and effective quality program objectives.

7. Develop sampling techniques and/or reporting procedures in identifying problem areas or inherent weakness in a program's work processes and procedures.

8. Analyze adverse program quality trends or conditions and initiate corrective action.

9. Design studies to assess business processes and procedures of a program.

10. Develop creative and innovative quality business practices for key program offices.

11. Analyze quality techniques and best practice models to resolve a program's customer service issues.

12. Develop indicators to provide objective evidence of the effectiveness of quality procedures and controls within a program area.

13. Negotiate with program managers on ways to implement recommended procedural changes and requirements.

14. Facilitate meetings with senior program managers to discuss quality management policy issues.

15. Provide interpretations of the laws, regulations, and policies affecting a program.
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