Inspect and evaluate instrumentation and control systems for safe and efficient operation,
maintenance, and testing.
Participate in accident investigation and problem-solving activities.
Review and participate (as appropriate) in the development, review, and coordination of
Department of Energy Orders, standards, and guidance documents.
Evaluate Contractor compliance with relevant Department of Energy Orders, standards, and codes.
Review and assess authorization basis documentation.
Evaluate instrumentation and control system conformity to authorization basis documentation and
other design basis documents.
Audit facility instrumentation and control systems and components for consistency between
physical configuration, plant documentation, and design requirements.
Participate in department and industry best-practices working groups.
Position-specific duties and responsibilities for Instrumentation and Control personnel are contained in
their Office/Facility-Specific Qualification Standard or Position Description.
BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
The U. S. Office of Personnel Management's Qualification Standards Handbook establishes minimum
education, training, experience, or other relevant requirements applicable to a particular occupational
series/grade level, as well as alternatives to meeting specified requirements.
The preferred education and experience for instrumentation and control personnel is:
Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or a technical or scientific field; or meet the
alternative requirements specified in the Qualification Standards Handbook.
Industry, military, Federal, state or other directly related background that has provided
specialized experience in instrumentation and control system engineering. Specialized experience
may be demonstrated through possession of the competencies outlined in the Standard.
REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES
Each of the competency statements defines the level of expected knowledge and/or skill that an individual
must possess to meet the intent of this Technical Qualification Standard. The supporting knowledge
and/or skill statements further describe the intent of the competency statements but are not
Note: When regulations or Department of Energy directives or other industry standards are
referenced in the Qualification Standard, the most recent revision should be used.
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