Applicants must have a strong technical background, as evidenced by a degree in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline and several years of applicable experience. An advanced degree and program management experience are highly desirable. Applicants should have knowledge to understand the engineering processes and integrated system approach that are involved with the shipment, extended storage and disposition of spent nuclear fuel and high level radioactive waste forms. Applicants must demonstrate a broad knowledge of the U.S. program for managing and disposing of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste and have in-depth knowledge of at least one of these aspects of the program. Applicants must have had held increasingly responsible positions during their professional careers and be able to demonstrate a superior ability to analyze technical information and communicate the results of the analyses clearly and effectively to Presidentially-appointed Board members, Congress, and the Secretary of Energy.
Applicants must possess the following characteristics that are critical to the performance of this position.
1. The knowledge, skills, and ability to analyze issues associated with the management of spent nuclear fuel, including: spent fuel pool operations; long-term dry storage; packaging and transportation; repository and borehole emplacement for disposal; criticality analysis; burn-up credit; and the degradation mechanisms that affect spent nuclear fuel, dry-storage systems and disposal packages.
2. A close understanding of the issues associated with the management of high-level radioactive waste, including: long-term storage in liquid and solid form; solidification processes; packaging and transportation; repository and borehole emplacement for disposal; and the degradation mechanisms that affect waste package integrity.
3. The ability to utilize a systems engineering approach to understand and analyze the interrelationships between the various stages of storage, transportation and disposition of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste.
4. Familiarity with the relationships that link specific technical aspects of spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste management activities to the rest of the nuclear fuel cycle.
5. The superior written and oral communication skills required to clearly and concisely report, and when necessary present, the results of analyses to the Board, Congress, and the Secretary of Energy.
6. The organizational skills required to organize public meetings of the full Board and such smaller meetings as may be required.
7. The ability to develop and maintain a close understanding of the full scope of the Boards technical activities and positions, to form effective working relationships with Board members and professional staff, and to assist the Executive Director in supporting the Board in its review of the DOE program.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The Boards staff will initially evaluate each candidate on the basis of their knowledge, skills, and abilities, as demonstrated by the applicants resume, most recent performance appraisal, (if applying for merit promotion) and any supplemental statements addressing the "Qualifications Required" listed above. Applicants are welcome to submit other documents that might support their application. Additional documents may be required during the selection process. Candidates may be interviewed by the Chairman, other Board members, the Executive Director, and pertinent Board staff. Final selection will be made by the Chairman, in consultation with the Executive Director and other Board members.