Public Notice for Direct Hire (Engineering/Physical Science)
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. [Register to View]
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- Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires
- These are Drug Testing positions
DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: These positions are being filled using Direct-Hire Authority.
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 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.
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.
JOB FAMILY SERIES INCLUDED IN THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:
The NRC will accept applications for this vacancy for ONLY the following occupational series: General Engineering- 0801, Civil Engineering- 0810, and Physical Sciences- 1301, 1306, 1310, and 1320.
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.
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.
Please indicate in your resume and/or optional cover letter how you meet the qualifications for this 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) (or by documenting how you meet the minimum OPM qualification standards for the [Register to View] or [Register to View] ) 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.
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.