Department-Wide Quality Assurance Functional Area Qualification Standard
CONTINUING EDUCATION, TRAINING AND PROFICIENCY
Qualified personnel shall participate in an office/facility/position-specific continuing
training and qualification program. Suggested learning proficiency activities for QA
personnel are listed in Appendix A of this Standard.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following are the typical duties and responsibilities expected of DOE defense nuclear
facility technical personnel assigned to the QA Functional Area:
Serve as or support the senior manager responsible for developing the
organization's QA Program (QAP) consistent with the DOE QA Order, 414.1A and
other customer requirements.
Review and evaluate the organization's and the contractor's QAP, plans, and
processes to verify compliance with applicable regulations, standards, and DOE
Monitor and evaluate DOE and contractor implementation of QAPs, plans, and
processes to verify adequacy, effectiveness, and compliance with applicable
regulations, standards, and DOE Orders, including the evaluation of QA related
award fee and performance based incentives.
Lead/perform QAP implementation assessments, document results, prepare
reports, and monitor resulting actions.
Serve as an information source to the organization's management that is
independent of line management responsibilities and or cost and schedule
Support the organization's top management in DOE QA rule enforcement activities
Provide QA support to accident/event investigations and perform appropriate
Serve as the organization's subject matter expert and/or technical point-of-contact
for QA activities.