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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Process Improvement Specialist in Rock Island, Illinois

Summary About the Position: Process Improvement Specialist/Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt will perform duties as Lead Quality Manager, Knowledge Manager, and Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) facilitator primarily using Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodology for the MVR District. The position is assigned to the Executive Office under the direction of the Chief of Staff. in Rock Island, IL Responsibilities Knowledge and skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations related to Lean Six Sigma methodologies. Assist Program and Project Delivery Teams in preparing and implementing program and project specific quality management plan, quality assurance plans and quality control plans. Coordinate throughout the region to outline an operative corrective action plan and assist to identify internal and external risks that may prevent the District from meeting any objectives. Coordinate compliance with policy and regulatory guidelines to avoid duplication within the district by refining/developing more specific guidelines/methods for the measurement and improvement of effectiveness and productivity in the administration. Knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative analytical skills, ability to research problems and issues, and application of mature judgment in problem solving. Utilize lean and six sigma methodology and a wide range of statistical process methods and tools to analyze, facilitate, report and provide recommendations for process improvements and establish appropriate process metrics and controls. Research and develop process/system improvements to increase networking and leveraging of capabilities across the District and Division. Recognize potential improvement opportunities and advises management of opportunities in improving processes throughout the District. Coordinate conduct reviews for compliance with the Quality Management Plan (QMP) utilizing internal and external District resources. Research new methods and procedures for quality management and makes modifications to the Quality Management Plan (QMP). Serve as an advisor and consultant on all quality procedures and standards; oversees development of procedures to assure compliance with the set standard. Develop and maintain a quality management system that conforms to the latest ISO standards, integrates Engineering, Construction and Project Management processes that ensure specific quality performance goals. Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, policies, and precedents which affect the use of program and support resources for the customer, budget, or MVR District. Use a variety of tools to define and measure, analyze, and improve, control business processes. Knowledge of quality improvement concepts and systems including, the Strategic Planning, productivity programs, and initiatives, and ISO standards, industry processes and objectives. Serve as a subject matter expert on data compilation, evaluation, measurement and analysis. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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. 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. Minimum Qualification GS-0301--12 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience advising management on programs for Continuous Process Improvement; Coordinate process improvement initiatives, responsible for leading and developing corporate business processes; assist other process improvement specialists across the region to improve the processes throughout the district and the region. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Attention to Detail Customer Service Decision Making Flexibility Integrity/Honesty Interpersonal Skills Learning Planning and Evaluating Problem Solving Quality Management Reading Comprehension Reasoning Self-Management Strategic Thinking Stress Tolerance Teamwork Education Additional Information 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. Direct deposit of pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 51 - General Administration & Support position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest. If you are a current federal employee duty located 50 miles or more outside of the area for this recruitment, you "may" be considered for a relocation incentive. This incentive option is not applicable to new to federal government employees. If you are new to federal service and meet the criteria, you "may" be considered for a recruitment incentive. This incentive option is not applicable to current federal employee