Quality Assurance Specialist (Nuclear)

Lynchburg, Virginia
Jan 14, 2022
Jan 19, 2022
IT, QA Engineer
Full Time

  • Ensures contractor compliance with all requirements related to the design, manufacturing, repair, overhaul, and modernization.
  • Evaluates contractor compliance using quality control/quality assurance methods such as statistical analysis, control and sampling, and quality data analysis.
  • Investigates/analyzes/corrects complex quality problems.
  • Develops/implements a surveillance plan that includes clear objectives, a master schedule, and identifies contractor/sub-contractor production needs.
  • Audits/surveils contractor processes to ensure compliance with customer/contractual requirements.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Security Requirements: Critical Sensitive with Top Secret, Q Access Authorization
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Please see Additional Information.


To qualify for a Quality Assurance Specialist position, your resume and supporting documentation must support:

A. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position and is directly in or related to this position. To qualify at the GS-12 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military, or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements, including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes:
    • Applying principles, concepts, and methods related to quality assurance.
    • Measuring/analyzing/continuously improving processes by establishing process measurement points and using statistical techniques/methods.
    • Applying process-related practices/methods/techniques, such as statistical analysis, control and sampling, process proofing, and quality data analysis, to evaluate Government and contractor data and determine contractor compliance with quality control.
    • Investigating defective material for causes/corrections; then initiating process improvements with the contractor as needed.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information

  • This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf
  • Tour of Duty: Shift work: First, Second and Third shift
  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Bargaining Unit: Yes
  • Selectee may be required to serve a trial/probationary period.
  • Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive may be authorized.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses may be paid in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulation (JTR). When you perform a civilian PCS with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information.
  • Financial Disclosure Required
  • Acquisition, Technology & Logistics(AT&L) NON-CAP: This position requires an Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Level II certification in the Production Quality Manufacturing Career Field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend.
  • COVID19 - All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you will be required to report to the official duty location and remain in a telework status. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be notified. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.