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Quality Assurance/Regulatory Specialist

Job Title
Quality Assurance/Regulatory Specialist
Job ID
North Las Vegas,  NV 89030
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Longenecker & Associates, supporting the NNSS Protective Force Security (PFS) contract, is in search of a Quality Assurance Specialist, supporting the Mission Assurance organization. This position reports to the Quality Assurance Manager. (SOC, LLC is the Protective Force prime contractor for the Department of Energy (DOE)/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The 1,360-square mile Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) is an experimental testing facility and training ground supporting a variety of nuclear nonproliferation and advanced-technology missions vital to national security. NNSS contributes to the safety, reliability, and security of the nuclear weapons stockpile through scientific experiments supporting the science-based Stockpile Stewardship Program. While frequent visits to the NNSS will be required, the primary place of performance is North Las Vegas, NV.


Responsible for assisting the QA Manager in developing and implementing Mission Assurance program to ensure compliance with DOE, NNSA and company directives.  Assists in the administration of the Quality Assurance Program (QAP) and Contractor Assurance System (CAS).  Provides expertise to assist management in issues management, causal analysis, training, risk management, assessments, developing and implementing policies and procedures for a wide range of operational, technical, and process-related issues. Ensures work is executed in accordance with Integrated Safety Management (ISM), Safeguards and Security, and Quality Assurance functions and principles.

This position is required to analyze compliance requirements and standards and facilitate the implementation of policies and procedures for continued compliance. Responsible for maintaining compliance with on-site regulations and DOE Directives, and the Code of Federal Regulations. This position also tracks the status of company documents and supports the review process and online database system.

  • Administer the Self-assessment Program by leading, directing, and supervising assessment teams comprised of subject matter experts.
  • Lead and conduct Self-assessments using techniques prescribed for Lead Assessor or Assessor in accordance with established assessment program procedures.  Write assessment plans to formally document planned assessment activities and assessment reports to document assessment results. 
  • Ensure results from reports are entered into the Issues Management System database and issues are tracked until closed, verifying and validating implementation of corrective actions, and conducting follow-up activities of independent assessments.
  • Serve as the Alternate Issues Management Coordinator for the Issues Management Program.
  • Assist the QA Manager with the implementation of the Self-Assessment program to ensure compliance with DOE, NNSA, and local procedures.
  • Monitor performance metrics and improvement programs to meet contract requirements and update programs as requirements and expectations change.
  • Facilitate the collection of metrics data and make recommendations for appropriate distribution of reports.  Review reports for accuracy and consistency.
  • Perform Derivative Classifier/Reviewing Official duties as required.
  • Perform functions as required during emergency management operations, exercises, and drills.
  • Perform functions as required during Force-on-Force activities.
  • Attend routine meetings as scheduled by Directors/Process Owners, Functional Managers, and/or Stakeholders.
  • Serve as Document Control/Rev Com Coordinator which include the following duties:
  • Maintain regulatory requirement tracking system to demonstrate compliance with DOE Directives and other contract requirements.
  • Review documents, records, forms, and other related documents to ensure technical accuracy and compliance with DOE Directives
  • Documents program performance.
  • Keep current and up to date on status of revised, new, and rescinded DOE, NNSA and NFO orders and standards and communicate changes with management staff, as needed.
  • Review DOE and NNSA/NFO orders, requirements, and procedures and facilitate Impact evaluations where applicable.
  • Coordinate with appropriate subject matter experts, directors, and managers for cohesiveness and applicability of each company procedure, program document, and policy.
  • Perform technical writing review of all documents for grammar and spelling errors, and ensure that syntax and style are uniform for all documents.
  • Administer and provide technical support for the document management program (iCon).
  • Maintain a database tracking system for the status of all company documents, their relationship with contract-required DOE orders, their current SME, and review schedule.
  • Verify that each document meets DOE federal directives, delegations, and other contract requirements through the development and implementation of the Requirements Management System.
  • Serve as Lessons Learned Coordinator/Facilitate development and publication of Lessons Learned
  • Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience
  • BA or BS in related field from an accredited college/university or equivalent combination of academic training and experience.
  • Minimum of 1- year QA or related experience with a background in leading assessments, developing assessment plans, writing assessment reports, conducting performance analysis, developing/maintaining databases, and formal briefing presentations.
  • Experience in a Department of Energy Safeguards and Security Program environment, preferred
  • A background in implementing/developing tracking mechanisms for facilitating management of implementing documents

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, Local laws/regulations, Code of Federal Regulations, and site regulations/requirements. Specifically, Title 10 CFR 830.120, Quality Assurance, DOE Order 226.1B, Implementation of DOE Oversight Policy (CAS), DOE Order 414.1D, Chg. 1, Quality Assurance, DOE Order 470.4B, Change 2, Safeguards and Security Program.
  • Must possess strong decision-making skills.
  • Ability to Multitask
  • Basic Knowledge of Assessment Methodology
  • Basic Knowledge of Causal analysis Methodology
  • Ability to provide administrative oversight of programs, assume leadership responsibilities for assessment team activities, interact, and coordinate with multiple organizations, including federal counterparts.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications. Namely Excel
  • Active DOE Q-Clearance (or DOD TS Clearance), or ability to obtain clearance
  • Compliance with established COVID-19 safety protocols as applicable
  • Must have ability to qualify for the Human Reliability Program.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen 
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, and nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

L&A is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or protected veteran.

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