This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:NSPDP - General Engineer / Physical Scientist GG - 0801/1301 7/9/11

Agency:Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Job Announcement Number:NSPDP-2012-0003

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$61,342.00 to $80,011.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, September 04, 2012 to Monday, November 19, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-0801/1301-07/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location(s):
Atlanta, GA, US
Lisle, IL, US
Rockville, MD, US
King Of Prussia, PA, US
Arlington, TX, US

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from United States citizens. Veterans, please visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/

JOB SUMMARY:

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.  To find out more about the NRC, we invite you to visit us on the web at www.nrc.gov.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is accepting applications for our Nuclear Safety Professional Development Program (NSPDP). The NSPDP is a two-year developmental program (DP) for outstanding individuals in engineering and physical science. The NRC is an organization that clearly impacts today's world. Our compelling mission is to regulate the Nation's civilian use of byproduct, source, and special nuclear materials to ensure adequate protection of the public health and safety, to promote the common defense and security, and to protect the environment. Our role focuses on nuclear power plants but also encompasses nuclear-focused medicine programs, various industrial applications, and beyond. We place a high priority on keeping the public informed as our world-class experts work to ensure safety for all, and in a larger sense, help to make the world a better place.  To find out more about the NRC, we invite you to visit us on the web at www.nrc.gov.

RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE: A recruitment incentive of 10% of your starting salary is available to eligible selectees, depending on verification of your final GPA.

INTERVIEW: Expenses associated with interview and/or travel will be paid. The starting salary for positions in the Development Program (DP) is:

GG-07: $61,342 per annum

GG-09: $66,123 per annum

GG-11: $80,011 per annum

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • These are drug testing positions.
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.
  • U.S. Citizenship Required

DUTIES:

Actual duties will vary depending on whether the individual is placed in the engineering or scientific training and development track. NRC is looking for engineers and scientists. A degree in Engineering/Physical Science must be obtained between 2010 and September 2013, with NO MORE THAN TWO (2) years of full-time professional engineering or physical science work experience.

A veteran who, due to military service, was precluded from applying within the 2-year eligibility period shall have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon his/her release or discharge from active duty, up to a maximum of 6 years from the date the individual completed the requirements of an academic course of study. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

If you do not have an academic degree in an engineering and/or science disciplines listed (see application questions) , you are not eligible and will not be considered for this program.


Positions may be available at grades 7, 9, and 11 depending on your education and/or experience. If you have MORE than 2 years of full-time work experience gained after your highest degree completed pertaining to this position, you are not eligible for this program.

A veteran who, due to military service, was precluded from applying within the 2-year eligibility period shall have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon his/her release or discharge from active duty, up to a maximum of 6 years from the date the individual completed the requirements of an academic course of study. 

You must apply for only ONE grade, either GG-07 OR GG-09 OR GG-11. If you are unsure of the grade for which you should apply please, read below:

GG-07: Bachelors degree (obtained between 2010 and September 2013) in or related to an Engineering or Physical Science discipline, with at least a 2.95 overall GPA or 3.5 in the academic major.

GG-09: Masters degree (obtained between 2010 and September 2013) in or related to an Engineering or Physical Science discipline OR Bachelor's degree and one year of post degree work experience in or related to Engineering or Physical Science.

GG-11: Doctorate degree (PhD) (obtained between 2010 and September 2013) 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 no more than two years of post degree work experience in or related to Engineering or Physical Science.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements. Your application will be rated based on your responses to vacancy questions. If you are among the best qualified for this position, your application will be referred to the selecting official. Applications will be rated against the following criteria:(1) Grade Point Average (GPA), (2) Work Experience, and (3) Academic Honors (i.e., Dean's List), Awards (i.e., Scholarships) and/or Extracurricular Activities (i.e., Student Associations).

 

Applications may be referred to the rating official at a minimum of 16 calendar days after the opening date.  Applicants may therefore wish to apply as soon as possible. Further candidate lists will be prepared as needed.


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BENEFITS:

As an NRC employee you will enjoy excellent Federal Benefits, including: comprehensive health and life insurance plans; Flexible Spending Account Program for health and dependent care; Long Term Care Insurance; Dental and Vision Insurance; retirement savings and investment plan similar to 401(k) (Thrift Savings Plan); annual (vacation) and paid sick leave; family friendly leave policies; 10 paid holidays per year; transit benefits. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ei61.asp

OTHER INFORMATION:

The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Selective Placement Coordinator at 301-492-2212. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental handicap, age, membership, or non membership in an employee organization, personal favoritism or other non-merit factors. Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service. A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145 (b) waiver you need favorable education verification, references, credit, and criminal history checks. If a waiver is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication are required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance. All NRC positions are subject to random drug testing.

HOW TO APPLY:

Your application (resume and responses to the vacancy questions) for this vacancy must be received online via the USAJOBS application system BEFORE midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete online resume, including responding to the vacancy questions, you will not be considered for this position. Paper applications will not be accepted unless hardship circumstances can be demonstrated and requests for extensions will not be granted. If applying online poses a hardship to any applicant, the Human Resources Specialist listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted online by the closing date. Applicants must Contact the Human Resources Specialist BEFORE the closing date to speak to someone who can provide assistance for online submission. You must answer the job specific vacancy questions. You will be rated based on your responses to the vacancy questions and information provided in your resume. Breadth, recency, and length of experience in the field; training, awards, and commendations; past and current performance; and community or outside professional activities will be considered as they relate to each of the vacancy questions. Abbreviated responses to the vacancy questions, such as "significant experience" or "see resume" do not provide enough information and should not be used. You will not be considered for this position if you leave any of the vacancy questions unanswered. SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTATION: If you are a current/reinstatement eligible Federal employee with status (Tenure Group 1 or 2), you will be considered under our merit promotion procedures and must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) to verify competitive status or reinstatement eligibility. If you are a Veteran claiming 5-point Veterans' Preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof of eligibility. If you are a Veteran claiming 10-point Veterans' Preference, you must submit a SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference, plus the proof required by that form. You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/. ALL supplemental material must be included with your application at the time that you submit it. See required documents below.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Send the supplemental information by uploading all required documents with your application. All supplemental documents can now be collected electronically and should be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents: 1. Use the "USAJobs" feature to download documents from your USAJobs portfolio; or 2. use the "Upload" feature to upload documents directly from your computer. The following types of documents can be uploaded: .gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pfg, and .doc; or 3. use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052. List of supplemental material that may be applicable: 1. SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" - If you have federal work experience. If you do not have federal work experience you will not need to submit an SF50. 2. DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" -If you wish to be considered for Veteran's Preference. 3. SF-15, "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference", plus the proof required by that form. - If you are a disabled veteran. 4. Transcripts - Transcripts can be unofficial but must include the applicant's current academic standing and GPA. All transcripts pertaining to the grade level for which you are applying are required for verification purposes. If you received your degree from a foreign educational institution, it is your responsibility to submit verfication of accreditation. PLEASE NOTE: Your supplemental information MUST be received electronically and uploaded online through USAjobs.com. If you fail to submit the required documentation, you will not receive consideration for this position.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Amanda Noonan
Phone: 301-251-7512
Fax: 301-251-7427
TDD: 301-492-2256
Email: Amanda.Noonan@nrc.gov
Agency Information:
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer
Attn: Amanda Noonan Mail Stop CSB2-A07M
Washington, DC
20555
US
Fax: 301-251-7427

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check the status of your application at any time after the announcement closes by logging onto USAJoBs and selecting "Application Status."

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