IDS International Quality/Safety Manager in Arlington, Virginia

Quality/Safety Manager

Why IDS?

IDS and its team of experts have built a strong reputation for their unparalleled depth of multi-disciplinary expertise in the 3Ds - defense, development, and diplomacy. We maintain an extensive network of interagency and smart power experts who have recently served in complex operations environments. Since 2001, IDS has helped develop multi-disciplinary solutions to government and private sector challenges. Our subject matter experts in civil-military operations, social science research and analysis, training and capacity building work closely with customers to create solutions that cross boundaries and reflect best practices.

IDS International is looking for a Quality/Safety Manager to assist the U.S. Department of State?s Diplomatic Platform Support Services (DiPSS) program which provides a full range of Life Support Services & Logistics (LSS&L) and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services throughout the Middle East and South Central Asia.The Quality/Safety (Q/S) Manager will develop checklists, policies and procedures that are tailored to the project and can provide identification of strengths and weaknesses throughout the operations. Ability to relocate (to austere environment).


  • Coordinates Quality functional operations within assigned area of responsibility, may include implementation and maintenance of a multi-discipline Quality program.

  • Assists management and senior personnel in interpreting multi-discipline engineering and quality requirements; provides technical guidance for inspection, testing, and quality services activities.

  • Performs documentation review, operational assessment, inspection, testing and other activities as necessary to ensure full compliance with all elements of the Quality program.

  • Coordinates and monitors the application of the quality initiative to ensure that quality inspection and testing commitments are met.

  • Performs assigned administrative, technical or other job functions as required for the proper control of quality programs.

  • Ensuring the implementation and administration of the Company?s safety program and government-accepted Accident Prevention Plan.

  • Remaining on-site at all time when work is being performed (or ensuring the presence of a competent Designated Representative).

  • Comply with OSHA Standards.

  • Take appropriate action to mitigate or eliminate unsafe condition, operation, or hazard.

  • Provide training and safety and health information.


  • Bachelor?s degree.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience.

  • Strong commitment to exceptional customer service.

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast paced, changing environment and be detail oriented.

  • Be self-directed and possess strong critical thinking skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Employee needs to be able to sit at a workstation for extended periods; use hand(s) to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Most positions require ability to work on desktop or laptop computer for extended periods of time reading, reviewing/analyzing information, and providing recommendations, summaries and/or reports in written format. Must be able to effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing. Employee may be required to occasionally lift and/or move moderate amounts of weight, typically less than 20 pounds. Regular and predictable attendance is essential.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, and local law.