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General Engineer/Scientist

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Background

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proud to be ranked as a BEST Place to Work in the Federal Government. We've earned our top ratings by creating a work environment rich in opportunity, diversity, leadership training, teamwork, and work life balance. Help guide our nation into the next generation of nuclear safety! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission where you can be part of a select group of professionals who protect people and the environment with the peaceful use of nuclear materials in medicine, industry and research.


Duties

The NRC is accepting resumes from entry-level engineers and scientists who have recently graduated and have less than one (1) year of professional engineering or physical science work experience OR will be graduating between December 2022 and June 2023 to fill future vacancies. This vacancy is a REPOSITORY of applications (RESUME BANK), and applications MAY BE reviewed if a vacancy arises during the open period and for up to 90 days after the closing date of this vacancy.

Positions are located in Headquarters Rockville, MD; Region I, King of Prussia, PA; Region II, Atlanta GA; Region III Lisle, IL; Region IV, Arlington, TX; and the Technical Training Center location in Chattanooga, TN. Multiple selections for each location may be made from this announcement.

NRC employees have responsibilities that include: protecting public health and safety; protecting the environment; protecting and safeguarding nuclear materials and plants in the interest of national security; and assuring conformity with antitrust laws. Agency employees perform these functions through: standards-setting and rule-making, technical reviews and studies; conduct of public hearings; issuance of authorizations, permits, and licenses; inspection, investigation, and enforcement; evaluation of operating experience; and confirmatory research.

Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to the grade level and series of the position.

Conditions of Employment

• Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.
• This is a Drug Testing Position
• U.S. Citizenship Required
• The COVID-19 vaccination requirement for federal employees pursuant to Executive Order 14043 does not currently apply. Some jobs, however, may be subject to agency- or job-specific vaccination requirements, so please review the job announcement for details.

Qualifications

NOTE: The NRC is accepting resumes from engineers and scientists who have either recently graduated with LESS THAN ONE (1) YEAR OF FULL-TIME professional engineering or physical science work experience, OR from engineering or science majors who will be completing their bachelor's degree or higher between December 2022 and June 2023.
Candidates may qualify based on a combination of Education and Experience:
Candidates may meet the basic qualification requirements for engineer/sciences by having at least a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate professional engineering or scientific field prior to appointment AND, depending on the grade level of the position, one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level, or equivalent, in an engineering or science occupation or a closely related occupation performing similar duties.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as work experience applying a professional engineering or scientific discipline. Depending on the grade level of the position, one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level, or equivalent, in an occupation listed or a closely related occupation performing similar duties may be required.

You must meet the qualifications for this position no later than 30 days after the date you submit your application and before placement in the position.

You must meet basic education and professional knowledge requirements that apply to Federal engineering and sciences positions for the grade levels to which you are applying. This knowledge is met by having a bachelor's or higher degree in a relevant professional engineering/science discipline from a school of engineering with at least one engineering curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in addition to the specialized experience.
Note: Engineering technology degrees are not generally qualifying unless supplemented by other evidence of the individual's professional knowledge (e.g., current P.E. license or EIT examination results, as discussed above). More detailed information about these alternatives for meeting the knowledge requirements for Federal professional engineering and sciences jobs is described in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards.

It is your responsibility to furnish documentation that verifies you meet the basic education and professional knowledge requirements; in the absence of such documentation, you would be rated not qualified.

Education:

GG-07 Grade Level Opportunity: Bachelors degree in or related to an Engineering or Physical Science discipline, with at least a 2.95 overall GPA or at least 3.50 in the major.

GG-09 Grade Level Opportunity: Masters degree in or related to an Engineering or Physical Science discipline OR Bachelor's degree (with at least a 2.95 overall GPA or at least 3.50 in the major) and one year of post degree work experience in or related to Engineering or Physical Science.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a resume bank, and your resume and supporting documentation may be reviewed and referred to selecting officials based on your qualifications and NRC’s needs both during the open period and for up to 90 days after the closing date of this vacancy.

Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.

How to Apply

Visit www.nrc.gov Review the NRC Opportunities page and click on “view a list of current NRC vacancies, please visit USAJobs EXIT.” Find the General Engineer/Scientist GG-801&1301-7/9 FPL13 Job Announcement Number All OFC 2022-0119 and apply on-line by January 9, 2023. If you are viewing this opportunity after January 9th please visit NRC’s website and discover additional opportunities for which you might be interested.



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