Department-Wide Quality Assurance Functional Area Qualification Standard
Interface with DOE Headquarters and Field elements, regulators, and stakeholders
to ensure the organization's effective application of DOE QA documents.
Position-specific duties and responsibilities for QA personnel are contained in their
Office/Facility-Specific Qualification Standard or Position Description.
BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
The U. S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) 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 QA
Education Bachelor or Science degree in engineering, science, or a related
discipline; or meet the alternative requirements specified for engineers or
scientists in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook. Bachelor degrees
in other disciplines may also be appropriate based on the duties to be
performed and considering the experience gained in performing related QA
activities. For example, the 1910 series "QA Specialist" position may have
equivalencies appropriate to the functions to be performed. (See the above
discussion on equivalencies.)
Experience Industry, military, federal, state, or directly related background
that has provided specialized experience in quality assurance activities is
recommended. Specialized experience may be demonstrated through
possession of the competencies outlined in this standard.
In addition to the above stated education and experience, a national Lead Auditor
Certification (e.g., NQA-1 and ASQ), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), or Certified
Quality Manager (CQM) may serve as the basis for equivalency of competencies in
portions of this 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 requirements.
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