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    The Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS) assists Management in providing technical and administrative direction and supervision of field office employees by managing and coordinating the national and local Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) programs for inspection services at export location and by oversight of agencies performing inspection services through the delegation and/or designation arrangement.

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    • The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.
    • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Develop, maintain, and conduct a quality assurance program for the purpose of monitoring and ensuring the accuracy of: (1) interpretive grading determinations on subjective grading factors and
    • (2) mechanical inspection determinations.
    • Technical expert for inspection processes at the field office level and makes final decisions on unusual, borderline, and unique grading situations that require further review.
    • Conducting seminars, providing demonstrations, lecturers, and addressing questions from trade, processor, consumer, and international groups and explaining the interpretation and application of U.S.
    • Grain Standards Act and the Agricultural Marking Act to promote the official inspection system. The Quality Assurance Specialist plans and executes travel throughout the circuit.
    • Identifies training needs, recommends, coordinates, and provides special training and technical direction to Agricultural Commodity Graders and official agency personnel.
    • Assembles and maintains type samples for interpretive opinions to supplement instructions and procedures contained in inspection manuals.
    • Exercises discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility in the application of standards, procedures, opinions rendered, and recommend changes as necessary.
    • Quality Assurance Specialist collects information from extension agents, farmers, trade groups, and other resources.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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