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Job Title:Nulcear Engineer, GS-0840-15

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:HQ-12-MP-17-NE-00134

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, September 28, 2012 to Friday, October 12, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0840-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Germantown, MD, US

WHO MAY APPLY:

THIS POSITION IS OPEN ONLY TO CURRENT HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EMPLOYEES, WITH COMPETITIVE STATUS.

JOB SUMMARY:

DOE's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the U.S. through scientific and technological innovation and the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. With DOE you'll have the flexibility and freedom to explore a world of possibilities through a wealth of exciting and challenging career opportunities. By joining DOE, you can hone your career skills while helping to secure the U.S. future and make a real difference in the lives of Americans and people around the world. To learn more about the DOE, please visit our website the following link DOE

The Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) is seeking a motivated and highly-qualified candidate for an exciting full-time permanent position in the Office of Nuclear Facility Operations, Office of Facilities Management in Germantown, MD.

The primary mission of NE is to advance nuclear power as a resource capable of meeting the Nation’s energy, environmental, and national security needs by resolving technical, cost, safety, and proliferation resistance, and security barriers through research, development, and demonstration as appropriate.

The incumbent of this position functions as the NE Safeguards and Security (S&S) Program Manager; oversees the management, storage, and disposition of special nuclear materials; and serves as the Headquarters point of contact for emergency response activities under NE’s purview.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Background and/or Security Investigation is required
  • THIS POSITION IS IN THE BARGAINING UNIT COVERED UNDER NTEU
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • Time-in-Grade requirements MUST be met by the closing date
  • All supplemental documentation MUST be submitted by the closing date.

DUTIES:

Serves as the technical expert on all NE S&S and special nuclear material matters to NE senior management.  Provides independent leadership, expert advice, guidance and technical assistance on the interpretation of requirements and polices and establishment of priorities and schedules, negotiates alternative approaches and significant modifications, and initiates new or corrective actions as required.

Coordinates and consults with NE Headquarters and field elements, other program secretarial offices, and Federal State and local governments on the preparation, issuance and coordination of overall NE guidance on S&S matters, including the protection of special nuclear materials, physical assets, and classified information. 

Plans and develops the S&S and special nuclear materials programs, providing policy and broad    program direction to align programs and projects with DOE and NE goals and objectives. Serves as the official representative of NE on Departmental cross-cutting teams focused on S&S and special nuclear material goals.

Prepares, justifies, and defends program budget for the Idaho Site-Wide S&S physical security activities and special nuclear material activities within the Idaho Facilities Management Program.  Briefs senior DOE managers and Office of Management and Budget officials on budget requests and responds to internal and external questions and requests.  Prepares testimony as briefings on Congressional budget submissions.

Evaluates the implementation of S&S programs by validating that line management policies, programs and management systems are being carried out with sufficient accountability, commitment and technical understanding and that management controls and actual program results at the various facilities are effective and in conformance with established policies, orders, rules and applicable laws. Monitors the status of the NE S&S Program through on-site visits and internal reviews with NE-HQ elements, facility level corrective actions, studies, trends, root cause analysis, assessment, lessons learned, validation of vulnerability analyses and risk assessments, site S&S plans, documentation and reports. 

Integrates performance evaluations, analyses and standardized reporting systems to include, at a minimum, information from site wide reviews, facility specific evaluations, and vulnerability assessments to provide a perspective on the overall S&S posture of INL.  In addition, the S&S Program Manager will collaborate and establish coordination groups to perform integrated analyses to portray to the Director inside and external NE the overall status of the NE S&S Program.

Establishes and leads ad hoc multi-disciplinary teams of DOE and contractor technical experts in conducting NE programs reviews of S&S and special nuclear material management.  The reviews may include such areas as program execution, operations, environmental performance, safety, security, quality assurance and compliance.  This involves planning and recommending to senior management topics, schedules, manpower requirements, skills and time requirements to perform the assessments.

Serves as Integrated Project Team member on assigned line-item construction projects, ensuring project scope, schedule and cost meet customer and program requirements, budget documents, and real property goals.  Ensures S&S requirements are considered early in the planning and design phase of projects.

Serves as Secret Derivative Classification and Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information Reviewing Official.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

In addition to the basic education/experience requirements, online resumes of qualified candidates must describe the following:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in Federal service.  Examples of specialized experience include:  Evaluating policy, developing and implementing program-specific guidance, and evaluating performance related to physical security and nuclear material management, including special nuclear materials and spent nuclear fuel.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Your online resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs/Competencies) (NOTE: Applicants need not prepare written responses to these KSAs/competencies, unless asked in the online application):

1. Knowledge of advanced nuclear engineering concepts, practices, and principles sufficient to provide technical review and support for nuclear safety projects/programs.

2. Knowledge of security policy requirements sufficient to function as a technical authority in assignments requiring the application of new theories and developments to unprecedented security problems.

3. Knowledge of major safeguards and security program components.

4. Ability to provide program management oversight, guidance, direction, coordination, integration, and review.

5. Ability to apply Federal budgetary and fiscal, and administrative policies, procedures, and practices necessary to manage, coordinate, and control program activities.

6. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.


Positions in this series have basic education/experience requirements.

A professional engineering degree is required. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
OR
Combination of education and experience --college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering.

Please fax all supporting documents in accordance with the instructions provided under Required Documents in the "How to Apply" section.

EDUCATION FROM FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. (PROVIDING SUCH EVIDENCE WHEN APPLYING IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY)

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY:

A Preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with and existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check.

Eligible candidates for this position must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance.
The duties and responsibilities of this position require that the incumbent have access to documents and/or material containing Secret Restricted Data which are related to sensitive issues.  Therefore, the position demands the highest degree of public trust and requires that the incumbent possess a DOE "Q" Clearance.

This position has also been designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to testing for illegal drug use.  The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter.  Failure to pass or refusal to take subsequent tests could result in non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

The Department of Energy has broad range of benefits and work life programs that you may be eligible for depending on your type of appointment. For more information on benefits DOE has to offer please visit: DOE BENEFITS

OTHER INFORMATION:

Male applicants born after 12/31/1959, who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, must be registered (or must have registered at the time they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment. For more information, visit the SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM web site. The U.S. Department of Energy is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

HOW TO APPLY:

1.) Submit an online resume using the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER and respond to the job specific questions. The Department of Energy Headquarters ONLY accepts resumes that were submitted via the system from the USAJOBS Resume Builder. Applicants who do not use the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER will not be able to successfully complete the application process and submit their application. To begin the application process click the "Apply Online" button within the announcement to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account and follow the on screen instructions to build your resume using the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER and respond to the job specific questions.
2.) If you are unable to apply online, call the Human Resources Specialist listed in the announcement between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or you can also contact USAJOBS by clicking the "CONTACT US" link found on the USAJOBS website. Emailed or Faxed copies sent by any form other than stated in this announcement will not be accepted.
3.) Submit all required documents by 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date of the announcement in order to receive consideration.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Required Documents:

1. SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION WHICH INCLUDES YOUR RESUME, YOUR RESPONSES TO ALL ONLINE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS, and all required supplemental documents in order to be considered. (See "How To Submit ALL Supplemental Documents" section for more info).

2. CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES/REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: YOU MUST SUBMIT AN SF-50, NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION, DOCUMENTING PROOF OF COMPETITIVE STATUS, TENURE, GRADE LEVEL AND STEP. ALL NON-COMPETITIVE ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY (I.E., SF-50 DOCUMENTING THE FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL OF A POSITION HELD ON A PERMANENT BASIS).
3. Veterans: If you are eligible for veteran's preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming. All veterans MUST submit a DD-214, member 4 copy. If claiming 10-point preference you must also submit a SF-15 and any other proof that you are eligible for 10-point preference. If you are currently on active duty, you must submit an official statement of service from your command or other official documentation that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. You can find additional information on veteran's preference at VET GUIDE
4. Education: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript(s), a separate course listing, or a course listing in the appropriate job specific question showing the type of information that appears on transcript(s)such as course title, department, hours earned (semester or quarter), and grade.
5. If you have completed any part of your education outside of the U.S., you must submit the evaluation of your foreign education that has been prepared by an accredited organization. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), NACES, can provide a list of who can evaluate your foreign education. For additional information, visit DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
6. If you believe that you are Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)eligible, please visit ICTAP/CTAP for additional information. To be considered well qualified, you must have a score of 85.
7. If you are eligible for any Special Appointing Authority, you must submit the documentation supporting your eligibility. For additional information, visit DISABILITY RESOURCES
8. Optional Form (OF-306) Declaration of Federal Employment: The information collected on this form is used to determine your acceptability for Federal employment and your enrollment status in the Government's Life Insurance program. If you are selected, before you are appointed you will be asked to update your responses on this form and on other materials submitted during the application process and then to recertify that your answers are true. Click the link below and select the fillable PDF Version of the OF-306 (Declaration of Federal Employment). Complete the form, print, sign and follow the instructions at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to submit this form with your other required documents. OPTIONAL FORMS

HOW TO SUBMIT ALL SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS: The documentation identified above must be attached to your application using one of the following actions:
1) "Upload" to upload documents directly from your computer
2) "USAJOBS" to upload documents stored in your "USAJOBS" accounts
3) "Fax" to generate a fax cover sheet and fax the documents (system generated cover sheet must be used) Applicants will be prompted at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to add their required documents. Please review and follow the instructions listed to successfully submit your documents. Even if you have uploaded required documents to USAJOBS for previous announcements you must separately attach your documents for this announcement per the on screen instructions in order for them to successfully be submitted for this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

NiCole Powell
Phone: 202-287-5252
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: nicole.powell@hq.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
20585
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check your application status any time after the announcement closes. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to the system to drive status updates notification for applicants. We recommend that you update your USAJOBS profile to receive these status updates via email after the announcement closes. We will continue to update your status on-line as changes are made.

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