Quality Assurance Specialist III/Software Quality Assurance Specialist

Under general supervision, performs quality assurance support for the Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) team specifically in the area of Software Quality Assurance (SQA). Typical job duties are routine and require use of standard techniques and procedures.

The position requires expertise in implementing Software Quality Assurance in accordance with the following requirements or standards:

• American Society of Mechanical Engineers NQA-1 2008 with 2009 Addenda Quality Assurance

Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications

• Department of Energy (DOE) Order 414.1 D Quality Assurance

• DOE Office of Environmental Management Quality Assurance Program EM-QA-001

• DOE Guide 414.1-4, Safety Software Guide

General Position Duties

Responsible for planning and preparation of quality assurance documents and procedures, and assisting all levels of division or project personnel in quality related matters

Represent QA/QC at planning, review, or status meetings

Perform oversight of the Software Quality Assurance (SQA) program and support implementation of SQA requirements

Support software owners in grading SQA requirements based on risk, safety, facility life-cycle, and complexity

Identify project software quality requirements

Apply SQA requirements to software life-cycle phases

Evaluate procurement controls for acquisition of computer software and hardware that are provided with supplier-developed software and/or firmware

Perform reviews of software configuration items, including reviewing the safety implications

Developing, evaluating, reviewing, or updating training for personnel who use and apply software in safety applications

Knowledge is based upon a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, principles, standard practices, techniques and methods applicable to quality assurance efforts

May perform surveillance and inspections in accordance to the applicable site or department procedure.

Provide the results of these assessments to line management

May inspect material and equipment for compliance to purchase order specification and applicable quality requirements

Responsible for planning and executing standard quality assurance techniques, standards, procedures and policies and being capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered

Assists in the preparation of project audit schedules, discipline activity plans for the QA function, and audit reports (internal and external), noting nonconformance and verifying effective corrective action

May assist project management in developing an orientation program to ensure project teams are familiar with the requirements of SQA policies and procedures

Serves as QA lead on small or medium sized execution projects as assigned

May perform surveillances, inspections and assessments in accordance to the applicable site or department procedure. Provide the results of these assessments to line management

Acts as an assessor or lead assessor and may follow up on assessment findings and corrective actions

Liaison with individuals and units within or outside division or project structures

Responsible for providing technical and administrative direction to non-exempt staff

Assists in the maintenance of project QA records for all phases of the project

Provides assigned administrative or functional support to the management team

Performs duties moderate to complex in nature

Other job related duties as assigned

Maintains knowledge of and demonstrates ability to perform work safely in accordance with all approved safety policies, procedures and applicable regulations and performs assigned duties in a safe manner

Actively participates in Safety Work Groups

Minimum Requirements

BA/BS degree in Computer Science preferred and 5 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Typical experience ranges from 5-8 years.

Basic interpersonal/communication skills

Strongly proficient PC skills including Microsoft applications

Detail oriented

Working Conditions - Inside

Work in an office at a normal environmental restoration atmosphere (outdated and/or abandoned facilities or industrial field environments). May also work at off-project sites representing the organization at various types of locations throughout the community for business purposes. Potential exposure to equipment movement hazards, dangerous chemicals/solvents or hazardous and radioactive materials if proper safety procedures are not followed.

Ability to perform sedentary to light work, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally (any exertion of force/lifting greater than 45 pounds requires usage of a two person "buddy system"), non-repetitive, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly, repetitive; performing such activities as lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, standing, walking, grasping, kneeling, stooping,reaching.

Ability to perform primary office duties including heavy computer usage.

In some cases radiological training may be required.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

Working Conditions - Outside

Work in an environmental restoration atmosphere (outdated and/or abandoned facilities). Potential exposure to equipment movement hazards, dangerous chemicals/solvents or hazardous and

radioactive materials if proper safety procedures are not followed.

Ability to wear respirator and other protective equipment to enter various types of potentially hazardous areas (such as but not limited to chemical, dust fumes, mists, heat stress factors, etc.).

Ability to carry several instruments/equipment or tools while walking extensively. Potential prolonged walking/standing, repeated pushing/pulling.

Ability to perform medium work, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally (any exertion of force/lifting greater than 45 pounds requires usage of a two person "buddy system"), and/or more than 20 pounds of force constantly, repetitive; performing such activities as lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, standing, walking, grasping, kneeling, stooping, reaching.

Potential for prolonged driving of or riding in a motor vehicle, machine operation, and/or working around moving equipmenVmachinery or motorized vehicles (such as but not limited to car, truck, golf cart, gator, heavy equipment).

Ability to work in confined areas, tanks, heat stress conditions, high noise and areas with radiation and chemical hazards.

Environmental conditions may include weather or temperature extremes, inclement weather (such as but not limited to wind, rain, excessive heat, excessive cold, snow/ice, etc.)

In some cases radiological training may be required.

May be required to operate company vehicle during the course of work. All safety and DOT regulations and procedures must be adhered to at all times.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.