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Engineer/Physical Scientist

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Background

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proud to be ranked among the best places to work for compensation, work-life balance, and performance for mid-sized agencies 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

These positions are located in various offices within NRC Headquarters, Rockville, MD and possible regional office (King of Prussia, PA, Atlanta, GA, Arlington, TX and Lisle, IL) locations.

Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration. You are applying to a resume database. Your resume and any documents submitted will be retained and may be used at any time during or after the open period of this Public Notice. U.S. Citizenship is REQUIRED.

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 rulemaking, 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.

Qualifications

All positions, dependent upon grade levels being filled, require some level of related experience or education. (Job family series included for this vacancy are listed below)

To qualify for GG-11: Doctorate degree (PhD) in or related to an Engineering or Physical Science discipline OR Masters Degree and one year of post degree work experience OR Bachelors degree and two years of post-degree work experience in or related to Engineering or Physical Science.

GG-12 and above: Requires 1 year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.
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, dependent 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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as work experience applying professional engineering and/or scientific disciplines required for the positions being filled. 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 is 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.

The NRC will accept applications for this vacancy for ONLY the following occupational series:
General Engineering- Series 0801, Civil Engineering- Series 0810, and
Physical Sciences- Series 1301 (General Physical Science), 1306 (Health Physics), 1310 (Physics), and 1320 (Chemistry).

The ideal candidate for these positions must demonstrate:

1) Knowledge of the applicable requirements, policies, practices, and programs applicable to engineering and sciences (including but not limited to nuclear reactors, the nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear materials, nuclear waste, or risk assessment);
2) Ability to plan, direct, coordinate, and manage complex, highly technical projects;
3) Ability to present technical information both orally and in writing; and
4) Ability to develop and implement successful approaches to problem solving and conflict resolution.

In order to qualify for these positions, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal Service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.
Please indicate in your resume and/or optional cover letter how you meet the qualifications for this position.

Education

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).

Note: 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.

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 Public Notice for Direct Hire (Engineering/Physical Science) Announcement Number ALL OFC-2023-0051 and apply on-line by December 29, 2023. If you are viewing this opportunity after December 29th please visit NRC’s website and discover additional opportunities for which you might be interested.

Note: You are applying to a resume database. Your resume and any documents submitted will be retained and may be used at any time during or after the open period of this Public Notice. U.S. Citizenship is REQUIRED.



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