Quality Assurance Specialist
|Short-Term Supervisory and Managerial Development Courses||
|Short-Term Developmental Assignments||This training consists of 2- to 6-week career broadening assignments, normally to headquarters-type locations such as HQDA or the Army Materiel Command (AMC). Selected participants shadow senior QASAS careerists to learn and practice skills necessary for executive level assignments. Participants are required to prepare an after-action report of their activities during these assignments.|
|Professional Development||Consists of various job/career-related training courses at undergraduate and graduate-level colleges and universities. The objective of professional development training is to provide careerists the opportunity to improve their current workplace productivity and innovation, as well as prepare the careerist for future advancement.|
|Competitive Selection Procedures||All Quality Assurance Specialist (Ammunition Surveillance) (QASAS)) careerists are competitively evaluated annually on a centralized basis by a screening panel at the ACCMO. All QASAS assignments and promotions are centrally managed by the ACCMO. Careerists can apply for CPD opportunities by grade as described below. QASAS CPD selections are made by the ACCMO based upon the promotion potential and position criticality of careerists as rated by the annual competitive career-screening panel.|
|Grade Level||QASAS careerists, GS-12 and above may apply. GS-11 careerists (non-interns whose positions have been documented as journey-levels) rated among "Best Qualified" for promotion may request an exception to policy.)|
|Point of Contact|
The QASAS CP is centrally managed by the ACCMO at Joint Munitions Center (JMC) South in McAlester, OK.
The POC is Mr. Thomas A. Enricco,
Phone: 918-420-8925 (DSN 956-8925)
Mr. Thomas A. Enricco
|Civilian Education System (CES)||
The Civilian Education System (CES) is the foundation of the Army's leader development program for all Army Civilians, providing progressive and sequential education courses throughout their careers. CES is centrally funded by HQDA G-37/Training Directorate for most permanent Army Civilians, including but not limited to general schedule (GS), non-appropriated fund (NAF), local national (LN) and wage grade (WG) employees. CES leadership courses, or designated equivalent courses, are required for all Army Civilians. Employees should include attendance at the CES course for which they are eligible in their Individual Development Plans (IDP).
Employees are eligible to attend the CES course that is targeted at their grade level. GS-01 through GS-09 employees are eligible to attend the CES Basic Course; GS-10 through GS-12 employees are eligible to attend the CES Intermediate Course; and GS-13 through GS-15 employees are eligible to attend the CES Advanced Course. NOTE: All Army Civilians who were hired after 30 September 2006 are required to take the Foundation Course prior to enrolling in either of the CES courses.
More information on CES courses, as well as instructions on how to enroll can be found on the Civilian Training and Leader Development website at http://www.civiliantraining.army.mil/Pages/Homepage.aspx
The ACTEDS Training Catalog