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Quality Assurance (Logistics) (Rock Island, IL)

Location: Rock Island, IL (on-site)

Who May Apply:
  • Recent Graduate: A person who was awarded a degree by an institution of higher education not more than two years before the date of the appointment of the applicant. Exception: For a person who has completed a period of obligated service in a uniformed service of more than four years, the degree may be awarded by an institution of higher education not more than four years before the date of the appointment of the applicant.

About the Position: 
The Army Fellow Program provides selectees an exciting opportunity to embark on a developmental, accelerated career path as a Civilian Army employee with continued training and educational opportunities. Fellows may also receive paid training, certifications and rotational assignments.

In this role you will get to:
  • Assist in conducting meetings, briefings, training sessions, or conferences to express quality assurance issues or concepts in a clear, concise and convincing manner.
  • Convey quality assurance information using a variety of written formats and techniques to audiences with a varying level of knowledge on the subject.
  • Assist in identifying for corrective action deficiencies caused by improper storage methods, extended periods of storage, or inherent deterioration characteristics of the material.
  • Assist in reading, interpreting and applying technical data such as blueprints, engineering drawings, product specifications, and/or technical manuals.
  • Assist in identifying inadequacies and recommending corrective action.
  • Assist in verifying that products comply with requirements prior to acceptance.
  • Assist in verifying product quality using sampling inspection or, when appropriate to the characteristics involved or pertinent quality history, more intensive product inspection techniques.

Qualification Requirements
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes verifying by test or inspection, using sampling inspection or intensive product inspection techniques, that products comply with requirements prior to acceptance; or, analyzing quality data to detect unsatisfactory trends or weaknesses in the quality/inspection system; or, reviewing and evaluating supply systems operations and procedures through periodic audits and surveillance inspections. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).


Education: One full year of graduate level education in a field with a major study in quality assurance, statistics, mathematics, production management, industrial management, computer science, engineering, engineering technology, physical sciences, textiles, business or chemistry.


Superior Academic Achievement: Successful completion (or completion no later than May 2023), all the requirements for a bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.). In order to be creditable under this provision, Superior Academic Achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled, such as that identified in Education above. Superior Academic Achievement is based on:
(1) Class Standing - Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR
(2) Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) - Applicants must have a grade-point average of either (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.; OR
(3) Honor Society Membership - Applicants may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the approved national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (


Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 18. Add the two percentages.