BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
(1910-0019) QUALITY ASSURANCE & CONTROL ANALYST SR
January 8, 2005
Reviews new or system change business requirements to evaluate adequacy
of controls. Performs end to end testing of new systems and changes to
ensure system performs financial, payroll or HR functions as designed,
and results are as intended. Supports Customer Acceptance Testing (CAT)
by the business owner.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Descriptions for the Occupation Codes given
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS:
This section is composed
of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) which are required to
satisfactorily perform the tasks of the position. Applicants must
demonstrate that they possess a sufficient level of each KSA to enable
them to perform these tasks satisfactorily. Applicants demonstrate these
levels by describing examples of experience, education, or training any
of which may be non-postal. Ratings are based on the demonstration of
the level of possession of each of the KSAs, taking into account
provision of Article 33 of the Information Technology/Accounting Service
Centers collective bargaining agreement. Failure to demonstrate any KSA
Knowledge of payroll, financial, or Human Resources (HR) systems at a
level to test applications to
ensure that business requirements are met.
Knowledge of general postal systems, procedures, and processes at a
level sufficient to interpret
questions, and provide technical guidance and support to others.
Ability to provide technical guidance to train lower level employees in
systems testing requirements.
Ability to coordinate and monitor project test activities of others.
Ability to use computer software to input and query data and create test
scripts in an automated test
Ability to multitask and complete work within stringent timelines.
Ability to use written reference materials, interpret instructions, and
documents to identify and create test data.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing at a level sufficient to
obtain clarification, present
information, and report problems of a technical and non-technical nature
in an organized and clear
manner that is appropriate to IT professionals and business owners.
Ability to develop and execute test scenarios/plans in order to test
changes to applications and
Ability to analyze and validate test results and make recommendations
Applicant must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of