training used to provide individuals with the requisite knowledge and/or skill required to meet the
technical Functional Area Qualification Standard competency statements.
Attainment of the competencies listed in this technical Functional Area Qualification Standard
should be documented by a qualifying official, immediate supervisor, or the team leader of
personnel in accordance with the Technical Qualification Program Plan of the office qualifying
CONTINUING EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND PROFICIENCY
DOE personnel shall participate in continuing education and training as necessary to improve
their performance and proficiency and ensure that they stay up-to-date on changing technology
and new requirements. This may include courses and/or training provided by:
Department of Energy
Other government agencies
Beyond formal classroom or computer-based courses, continuing training may include
Attendance at symposia, seminars, exhibitions
A description of suggested learning proficiency activities and the requirements for the continuing
education and training program for Safety Software Quality Assurance personnel are included in
Appendix A of this document.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Safety Software Quality Assurance personnel implement the appropriate level of management
effort and assume responsibility, accountability, and oversight for continued management
process compliance within their respective program areas. Specifically they are to:
Review and evaluate safety software plans and related processes to verify compliance
with applicable regulations, standards, and DOE Orders.
Verify that safety software plans and processes are developed based on hazard and risk
Verify that safety software is developed, procured, verified, validated, used, and
maintained consistent with nuclear safety and safeguards and security requirements.
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