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QPA Specialist 2 at Los Alamos National Laboratory

QPA Specialist 2

Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM Full-Time
**What You Will Do**

These positions are based in the Quality Support Services (IQPA-QSS) and Plutonium Infrastructure Quality (IQPA-PIQ) groups and reports to the IQPA Deputy Division Leader, QSS, and PIQ Group Leaders. The QSS and PIQ mission is to support Institutional Programs and Projects to ensure quality requirements are met and implemented into processes by performing oversight and inspection activities to validate those specifications are being adhered to during construction, maintenance, and modification activities at LANL. The selected candidates will be assigned to support both ALDPI and ALDCP activities, as well as assisting deployed Quality professionals within the Division.

The selected candidates will participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of processes, procedures, and applications contributing to the overall objective of sustaining effective nonconformance reporting and corrective action processes.

The selected candidates will create or use formal networks involving coordination among groups and other key decision makers. Regular contacts with other resources internal and external to the IQPA organization are typical to successfully execute responsibilities. Assignments are often self-initiated. The candidates are virtually self-supervisory and uses independent judgment for determining course of action to accomplish objectives, while ensuring that Quality Management is apprised of issues that require a broader base of involvement to determine the most effective and value-added methods to evaluate and close issues and NCR's. The candidates will use wide latitude in the methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

**_What You Need_**

**Minimum Job Requirements:**

+ Demonstrated knowledge and experience of 10 CFR 830 Subpart A, DOE Order 414.1D, ASME NQA-1-2008/ASME NQA-1a-2009 Addenda, NAP-401.1, and/or U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Regulatory Guide Series or equivalent.

+ Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas and associated tools: assessments; lessons learned; risk characterization; and issues and corrective actions management.

+ Demonstrated knowledge and experience with quality concepts and principles and how these are applied.

+ Demonstrated experience supporting quality assessments, surveillances, and/or audits.

+ Experience with Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs) and Issues Management.

+ Working knowledge and experience developing and tracking corrective actions to completion in a structured system.

+ Experienced in preparing and presenting reports.

+ Strong oral and written communication skills to include demonstrated experience interacting and effectively communicating with all levels of customers and management.

**Education/Experience:** Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field or combination of technical certification and 5 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

**Desired Qualifications:**

+ Demonstrated experience in the use and preparation Corrective Action Systems and tracking of required actions designed to close and enhance of quality assurance (QA) procedures for review, approval, and issues in accordance with approved Laboratory procedures.

+ Experience with various types of Access databases or iLink tools.

+ Experience in causal analysis, cause code assignments, and portraying information of Senior Level presentations.

+ A high level of personal motivation and standards along with the ability to work within changing situations to meet deadlines.

**_Location:_** This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.

**COVID Vaccine :**

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

**Position commitment:** Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is a 1 year. **_Where You Will Work_**

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

+ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

+ Dental and vision insurance

+ Free basic life and disability insurance

+ Paid childbirth and parental leave

+ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

+ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

+ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

+ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

+ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

**_Additional Details_**

**_Directive 206.2_** _-_ _Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental_ _Directive 206.2_ _._ _Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A._

**Clearance: Q** (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

* Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

**New-Employment Drug Test:** The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

**Regular position:** Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

**Internal Applicants:** Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.

**Equal Opportunity:** Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to [ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to QPA Specialist 2 or call
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**Contact Details**
**Contact Name** Saliba, Katherine Nicole
**Email** [ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to QPA Specialist 2
**Work Telephone**
**Vacancy Name:** IRC113857
**Minimum Salary** 72800
**Maximum Salary** 115500
**Req ID:** IRC113857
**Category:** Contract Management

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