CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST EAS

United States Postal Service - Washington, DC

Full-time
United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 10373597

If this job requires qualification on an examination, the number of applicants who will be invited to take or retake the

examination may be limited.

Branch

Capital Metro Area Office

Job Posting Period

11/19/2019 - 12/04/2019

Job Title

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST

Facility Location

CAPITAL METRO AREA

900 BRENTWOOD RD NE

WASHINGTON, DC 20018-9989

CONTACT INFORMATION:
sami.g.shara@usps.gov

919-420-5175

Position Information

TITLE: CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST

GRADE: EAS - 25

FLSA DESIGNATION: Exempt

OCCUPATION CODE: 0343-0251

NON-SCHEDULED DAYS: Saturday/Sunday

HOURS: 08:00 A.M. to 05:00 P.M.

SALARY RANGE: 93,000.00 - 125,605.00 USD Annually

FINANCE NUMBER: 105904

BENEFIT INFORMATION: The salary will be based on previous experience, salary history, and current postal pay policies.

We offer excellent benefits including health and life insurance, retirement plan, savings/investment plan with employer

contribution, flexible spending, flextime scheduling of core work hours, annual and sick leave.

Persons Eligible to Apply

All U.S. Citizens, permanent resident aliens, citizens of American Samoa or any other territory owing allegiance to the United

States. Applicants must be available for screening activities, including an interview. Applicants entitled to veterans’
preference and/or covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act may apply for any posted position.

Current career postal employees are not eligible to apply

If you are a military veteran, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy #4) to your application under the

Veterans Preference tab.

Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System.

Applicants must be age 18 at the time of hire (or age 16 with a high school diploma)

All applicants must apply on line at www.usps.com/employment to be considered for this employment opportunity. Paper or

Emailed Applications for Employment will not be accepted in person or by email. You must have a valid email address to

apply as communication regarding employment opportunities, examinations, interviews and background checks will be

conveyed by email.

Please add the following email domain addresses to your contact list right away to allow correspondence, especially if you

use SPAM blocking software, use a yahoo or gmail account, or use a work or military email address!

@usps.gov @psionline.com @geninfo.com

NOTICE SCREENINGS REQUESTED: You may receive multiple requests for background checks in regards to this

employment opportunity. Respond to all requests quickly as we anticipate filling our vacancies quickly and nonresponses

may result in disqualification for this opportunity.

Newly appointed EAS Grade employees are subject to a 1 year probationary period.

Applicants must demonstrate in writing the requirements listed on the announcement through a combination of education,

training and experience. You may use both your Summary of Accomplishments and description of duties (under Work

Experience) to address each of the requirements listed.

Background Check

The Inspection Service criminal background check is conducted using United States information resources only (e.g., FBI
fingerprint check, state and county checks). A criminal background check involves a 5-year inquiry for any location where
the individual has resided, worked or gone to school within the United States or its territories. As a result of this limitation,
the criminal background checks of individuals who have not resided in the United States or its territories for the preceding
5-years may not be considered complete. The Inspection Service may be able to process inquiries for U.S. Citizens only,
but only if their time spent out of the country was spent as: a trailing spouse or dependent of someone working for the U.S.
government (military or civilian), a missionary, a student attending school in a foreign country, a Peace Corps participant, or
as an employee of a U.S.-based employer/company. If the Inspection Service is unable to perform a complete background
check because of residency outside the United States, such individuals will be ineligible for Postal employment.

Functional Purpose

Applies Lean Six Sigma and continuous process improvement methodologies in support of the U.S. Postal Service's strategic

goals, objectives and cost savings; serves as an advisor for large scale, high priority cross-functional, multi-discipline and

interdepartmental process improvements.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Coaches and mentors Black Belt candidates in the application of Continuous Improvement methodologies, and consistent

use of Lean Six Sigma across various functions and departments. Conducting and leading DMAIC toll gates

2. Responsible for the successful and timely certification of Belt candidates.

3. Facilitates and participates in large scale, high priority cross functional process improvement initiatives; identifies problems

and works with project teams to conduct root cause and value analysis to identify value creation opportunities for

management.

4. Identifies, plans, designs, leads and supports key projects to drive strategically aligned improvements and eliminate waste,

variation, errors, and inefficiencies. Work with operating leaders and teams to uncover and assess Lean Six Sigma

opportunities.

5. Leads the execution of enterprise-wide or other priority Continuous Process Improvements (CPI) / Lean Six Sigma

projects; serves as a coach to management and team members assigned on a project basis.

6. Supports ongoing expansion of the continuous improvement culture across the organization through communication

initiatives with stakeholders; helps define the structural and cultural changes required to reach project goals.

7. Recommends process improvement strategies and actions to mitigate risks, to improve quality, reduce costs and establish

appropriate sustained process controls.

8. Develops and delivers briefings and written reports to management on LSS project milestones.

9. Plans and conducts process improvement training on the principles of Lean Six Sigma and other methods.

10. Leads communication events and deployment activities such as webinars and report out calls in order to advance

projects to completion.

11. Serve as a change agent in institutionalizing Lean Six Sigma quality, in conjunction with the Office of Continuous

Improvement, Master Black Belts, Champions, and process owners; continually seeks, shares, and implements best

practices.

SUPERVISION

Manager of Unit to which assigned

The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated
and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and

experience the following requirements:
Requirements

1. Ability to influence and gain commitment at all organizational levels to transform organizational culture to adapt to

improved processes.

2. Ability to compile, extract, and analyze data and report results of findings to determine cost and savings impacts on the

organization.

3. Ability to construct and deliver briefings, written reports and presentations to management on LSS project milestones and

communicate teams' progress to Champions, Business Leaders, and Master Black Belts.

4. Ability to identify and communicate potential Lean Six Sigma projects.

5. Ability to lead large scale, interdepartmental project teams and coach others in the application of continuous improvement

methodologies.

6. Ability to recommend process improvement strategies and actions to mitigate risks, improve quality, reduce costs and

establish appropriate sustained process controls.

7. Black Belt Certification required.

8. Demonstrated ability to communicate at all organizational levels with the degree of confidence commensurate with the

knowledge and experience described herein.

9. Demonstrated ability to educate, coach, and mentor Black Belt candidates and others on Lean Six Sigma philosophy and

application.

10. Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office, statistical packages (i.e. Minitab, SPSS), process modeling software (i.e.

iGrafx or Visio) and other required continuous improvement tools to solve complex analytical problems.

11. Experience that demonstrates successful application of Continuous Process Improvements (CPI) / Lean Six Sigma

methodologies, tools, techniques and principles to improve process capability, reduce cost and improve the customer

experience at the Black Belt level for a minimum of 5 years.

12. SPECIAL CONDITION: Willingness to travel as required.

Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service's requirement
to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Central Time, of the posting's closing date. Applicants claiming veterans'

preference must attach a copy of member copy 4 (only) of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form
214) or other proof of eligibility if claiming 10-point veterans' preference. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an
equal opportunity employer. The USPS provides reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or
selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This
request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation
needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.