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Quality Assurance Lead

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Quality Assurance Lead
Role Title Info Technology Specialist III - 39113
Job Open Date 07/14/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range Salary Range $57,342-$112,609
Agency Dept of State Police (156)
Agency Website
Location Chesterfield - 041
Position Number 03641
Job Posting Number 1026885
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band 06
Job Description

The Virginia Department of State Police is seeking qualified applicants for a Quality Assurance Lead in the Information and Communication Technologies Division located in North Chesterfield, Virginia. This is an Exempt position; therefore, this position is excluded from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act due to the nature of duties and job responsibilities.


Maximizes performance and morale through effective leadership. Supervises assigned staff by establishing priorities, evaluating performance, assessing developmental needs, and correcting substandard performance and discipline issues as they occur. Communicates clearly and concisely with staff, and encourages staff to maintain open communications. Effectively identifies and resolves personnel conflicts. Communicates safety issues with employees to ensure a safe workplace. Continuity of operations is maintained through cross-training and development of current desk procedures. Designs and develops test strategies including the identification of test architecture and test tools. Drafts the overall test plans and procedures. Develops the test plans for integration, performance, and stress testing. Identifies test resource needs and provides estimate of test duration. Oversees the testing efforts including User Acceptance Testing. Responsible for the writing implementation and status reporting for system test cases including both automated and manual test cases. Develops, maintains, and upgrades automated test scripts and architectures for test application products. Performs back-end and integration testing involving multiple systems. Leads the QA staff in their activities and reviews all test plans and results. Defines and supports the defect management procedures and the enhancement and bug tracking tools. Work with developers on the resolution of defects. Identify and perform regression testing after defects are fixed to ensure application integrity. Ensures training for self and team members. Keeps up-to-date on programming languages and technology related to the IT industry. Assists and provides direction to co-workers in using new techniques and in solving their more complex technical problems. Safety issues are reviewed and communicated to assure a safe and healthy workplace. Workplace injuries are reviewed and the Workplace Safety Report is completed indicating corrective action when necessary. Safety is discussed at area and other departmental meetings; unsafe conditions are corrected; and unsafe acts are not tolerated. Participates in effective continuity of operations planning by serving as a member of the Continuation Team.

Minimum Qualifications


• Considerable experience as a QA Test Lead on a large software development project.
• Experience with all phases of software testing including test planning, functional testing and regression testing.
• Strong experience in Automation testing with Selenium and Java.
• Experience with building and maintaining automated testing infrastructure; design test framework; analyzing test results; and ensuring product quality standards are met.
• Extensive software development experience with relational databases, XML and SQL.
• Experience testing all layers of application, including front-end, service layer, data migration testing, integration and back-end database testing, performance testing, SOAP UI and web services load testing.
• Experience with JIRA and Bugzilla preferred.
• Strong knowledge of software testing best practices and experience with test effort estimation and defect tracking tools.
• Ability to successfully interact in a team environment and effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
• Considerable experience in program development and project management.
• High School Diploma or GED and an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position required.
• Graduation from an accredited college or university with major study in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field preferred.
• H1-B Visa Applicants – Agency practice disallows sponsorship.


Elements of the selection process for this position will also include the screening of applications; interviewing of qualified candidates; and salary negotiations. The pre-employment process can take approximately 1-3 months to complete. The anticipated duration of this process is determined by the successful completion of the above items.

Applicants must live in states east of the Mississippi River. Military applicants must live in or home of record must be in one of the states east of the Mississippi River.

Preferred Qualifications
Special Requirements

Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms with their state application.

Applications will only be accepted on-line through the Recruitment Management System at This position is open until filled. Resumes and cover letters may be attached but will not substitute for the on-line application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. For questions, please contact the Personnel Division at (804) 674-3097.


Special Instructions to Applicants

Contact Information

Name Personnel Division
Phone (804) 674-3097

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Have you ever been convicted* for any violation(s) of law, including moving traffic violations? *Convictions include Virginia juvenile adjudications for Capital Murder, First and Second Degree Murder, or Aggravated Malicious Wounding, if you were age fourteen (14) to eighteen (18) when charged. A conviction does not automatically disqualify you from all jobs. A conviction will be judged on its own merits with respect to time, circumstances, seriousness, and the extent to which it is related to the job for which you are applying.
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * If "yes" to #5, please provide the following: Description of offense, Statue or ordinance if known, Date of Charge, Date of Conviction, and County, City, State of Conviction.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document