This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:  Security Specialist
Agency:  Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Job Announcement Number:  NRR/DPR-2013-0002

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year
Friday, December 07, 2012 to Monday, January 14, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy - Rockville, MD, US
Applications will be accepted from United States citizens. Veterans, please visit:


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

This position is located in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. The supervisor is Gregory Bowman. This position is Bargaining Unit. This position requires 20% travel.

Travel expenses associated with interview and/or relocation expenses associated job offer may be paid.




  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.


The successful candidate will perform the following duties which include but are not limited to:


1. Conduct detailed technical reviews of security plans submitted by licensees and applicants.  Identifies and substantiates deficiencies for inclusion in requests for additional information and prepares input for safety evaluation reports.

2. Develops inspection procedures and participates in inspections and audits of licensee sites to determine adequacy of physical protection measures.  Reviews and provides input to associated inspection reports.

3. Assists in the review of allegations related to the adequacy or implementation of security programs at non-power reactors. 

4. Organizes and directs assessments of licensee facilities to determine vulnerabilities to sabotage and/or diversion of nuclear material based on revised threat assessments.

5. Identifies the need for and/or prepares new or modified policy statements, regulations, or guides, based on evidence of need found in generic studies, review of license applications, or operating experience. 


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

1. In-depth knowledge and applied use of regulations, policies, and guidance as they pertain to physical security at non-power reactors and the allegation program.

2. Demonstrated ability to plan, schedule, and implement technical projects or inspection activities.

3. Demonstrated ability to evaluate information on security threats to determine applicability to non-power reactors and identify compensatory measures, if necessary.

4. Knowledge of existing security requirements and voluntary industry initiatives.

5. Demonstrated ability to use interpersonal skills to interact effectively with peers, management, and industry stakeholders, and to present technical information both orally and in writing 


In order to qualify for this position, 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.


Candidates must have specialized experience which demonstrates a thorough knowledge of security principles and practices specific to non-power reactors, experience reviewing or developing security plans for NRC-licensed facilities, and knowledge of NRC oversight of security programs at non-power reactor facilities. 


A description of how you possess the specialized experience as well as how you meet the qualifications desired in an ideal candidate should be addressed in your resume.


You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements.  You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to any vacancy questions to determine your level of knowledge, skill and ability related to the job requirements.  If you are among the top candidates for this position, your application will be referred to the hiring manager.

Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position.  Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.

To preview questions please click here.


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.



We strongly encourage you to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.

Your application 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 any 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 granted.  If applying online poses a hardship for you, 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 any job specific vacancy questions.  You will be rated based on your responses to any 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 to determine your level of knowledge, skill or ability for this position.  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.

To begin the application process, select the "Apply On-line" button to the right on this screen.  Then follow the prompts to login/register, submit all required supplemental documents, and complete the application process.


List of supplemental material that may be applicable:

If you are a NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement saying that one is not available.

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

If you are applying for a position that requires a college degree, you must submit your College Transcripts.

All supplemental documents will 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.


Jude Himmelberg
Phone: 301-415-7016
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Human Resources
Attn: Jude Himmelberg
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


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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