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    This position is located in Region III, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety. The supervisor is Joseph Nick. This position requires up to 30% travel. Selectee will be subject to Office of Government Ethics Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements. This position is a bargaining unit.

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    As a Technical Assistant, you will provide direct assistance to the Division Director, Deputy Division Director and Branch Chiefs in the execution and management of the National Materials Program, oversight of spent fuel storage installations, and materials and reactor decommissioning sites. Such duties include but are not limited to:

    1. Monitor activities within the division to ensure that assigned activities are conducted in accordance with NRC policies, regional policies and procedures.

    2. Monitor division performance and provides input to division and regional management regarding execution relative to agency strategic goals and business line performance measures.

    3. Lead, or serves as a member of, ad hoc technical task forces and working groups to identify, analyze, and resolve problems/issues affecting program execution in the nuclear materials safety, spent fuel storage and transportation, decommissioning, and low-level waste safety and security strategic arenas.

    4. Oversee the division's training requirements to ensure conformance with NRC and regional processes and procedures.

    5. Oversee the processing and tracking of allegations, recurring reports, and other action items to the division for completion.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Travel requirements are 30-40%

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Conditions Of Employment

    • This is a Drug Testing position.

    In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the nest lower grade level (GG-13). 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.


    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as: Broad, in-depth knowledge of NRC regulations, policies, procedures, standards and practices that relate to the administration and implementation of the inspection and licensing programs for materials facilities, reactor facilities, fuel facilities, spent fuel storage installations, and/or decommissioning facilities (materials and/or reactors).


    Candidates must have a thorough current understanding of the principles, theories, and practices in one or more relevant fields of physical science or engineering gained through several years of specialized professional experience. In addition to training and experience, generally, these knowledge requirements are met by having a bachelor's or higher degree in a relevant professional physical science discipline (e.g., general or health physics, radiation physics, engineering physics, chemistry, etc,) or relevant engineering discipline (e.g., nuclear, electrical, mechanical, metallurgical, structural, chemical, etc.) from a school of engineering accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements. If you meet the minimum requirements your application will be referred to a rating official or panel. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to vacancy questions to determine your level of knowledge, skill and ability related to the job requirements. If you are among the best qualified for the position, your application will be referred to the selecting official. Your resume and responses to the vacancy questions are the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to the position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that relates to this position. 

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    L Access Authorization

    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    As 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. You may do so either electronically, following the instructions below, or by sending one copy by mail to: HR Specialist Name Mail Stop or Address 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, .pdf, 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.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    As an NRC employee you will continue to enjoy excellent Federal Benefits.


    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    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 11:59 pm 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.

    The NRC requires that applicants submit resumes built using the USAJOBS Resume Builder tool. The Resume Builder tool is activated upon selecting “Build New Resume” under the “Resumes” section of your USAJOBS account.

    Resumes uploaded to your USAJOBS jobseeker account that have not been built using the USAJOBS Resume Builder tool WILL NOT be accepted and you WILL NOT be allowed to further advance through the NRC application process.

    Furthermore, 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 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 especially the 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.

    Agency contact information

    Lindsey Spicer








    US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    2443 Warrenville Road
    Region III - Human Resources Staff
    Lisle, Illinois 60532
    United States
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    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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