Transit Systems 2022-04-26 2022-05-31

Quality Assurance Senior Associate

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Alexandria, Virginia

Job ID: 136167
Job Status: Full-time

Location: Alexandria Yard

WMATA Reference: 220340

The Quality Assurance (QA) Senior Associate is responsible for performing routine to complex quality activities, and employing project management principles to develop quality programs; assess and observe work processes and procedures; test systems and assemblies; diagnose and identify issues and; analyze and recommend solutions while developing, tracking and following up on internal corrective and preventive actions (iCAPAs). The QA Senior Associate ensures successful implementation and sustainability of quality programs and internal reviews in accordance with the department's Annual Internal Review Plan/Schedule to ensure alignment with mission, safety, reliability and customer success of the enterprise and effectiveness of implementation. Additionally, the QA Senior Associate provides guidance to less experienced staff.

Essential Functions

  • Plans and executes scheduled internal reviews that utilize data collected during field assessments, documenting/recording reviews and interviews into draft reports that fully detail findings in a factual and collaborative way to garner support for improvement of key WMATA Engineering & Maintenance, Service Delivery, Capital Program Management, and Safety & Security functions organization wide.
  • Reviews and interprets complex documents such as, engineering documents, policies, standard operating procedures, processes, contracts, and work instructions to determine accuracy in accordance with Quality Procedures, internal directives and regulatory requirements.
  • Produces complex documents such as, internal review reports, follow-up assessment reports, findings, corrective and preventive action plans, internal review scopes of work, policies, standard operating procedures, processes flow charts, and work instructions, to effectively communicate instructions to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Researches and evaluates data using analytical and logical reasoning to gather, review and form a finding or conclusions that support an issue requiring correction or highlighting areas of interest for further investigation.
  • Performs problem solving techniques to identify root causes of faults or problems. Utilizes available data, as well as deductive reasoning to understand, explain and address the root cause of issues, which can lead to correction and prevention of reoccurrence.
  • Uses information from quality activities and develops solutions to optimize systematic organizational processes. Develops an understanding of organizational functions and operations to provide guidance recommendations for solutions to address and prevent hazards while reducing risk.
  • Supports development of internal corrective and preventive action (iCAPA) plans backed by evidential findings and follows-up on implementation of iCAPAs to ensure issues identified within the organization are remediated.
The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Quality, Engineering, Business Administration or Information Systems and Data Analytics, or a related field

In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, a high school diploma or GED and four (4) years of progressive responsibility experience in the field of quality and audit (in addition to the minimum experience requirement below).

A minimum of four (4) years of progressive responsibility and experience in the field of quality and audit.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 Lead Auditor Certification or an equivalent certification such as the American Society for Quality, Certified Quality Auditor Certification (CQA) within 3 years of start date.

Medical Group:
Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Evaluation Criteria:
Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Personal Interview
  • Skills Assessments
  • Verification of education and experience
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
  • Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
  • Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job Descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

Please apply before 7/24/2022

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