New: DOE-STD-1151-2019, Facility Representative Functional Area Qualification Standard

The primary purpose of the Technical Qualification Program (TQP) is to ensure employees have the requisite technical competency to support the mission of the Department of Energy (DOE). The TQP forms the basis for the development and assignment of DOE personnel responsible for ensuring the safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. The Functional Area Qualification Standards (FAQS) are not intended to replace the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) qualifications standards or other departmental personnel standards, rules, plans, or processes. However, the FAQS should be referred to when developing vacancy announcements, crediting plans, interview questions, and other criteria associated with the recruitment, selection, and internal placement of technical personnel.