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. Specialized experience includes experience that demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices in the field of engineering. You must also be familiar with nuclear industry standards, rules and regulations and be able to apply them. You must also have recent experience associated with nuclear plant operations, maintenance, and testing that demonstrates knowledge of basic nuclear technology, operating safety procedures, radiological safety, codes, standards and procedures. This ability must have been gained through commercial, government, or military nuclear experience.
The ideal candidate for this position should have the following knowledge, skills and abilities: (1) Knowledge of nuclear power plant operations, systems, procedures, and integrated facility operations. (2) Demonstrated ability to develop and implement successful approaches to problem solving and conflict resolution. (3) Demonstrated ability to evaluate activities and events, develop inspection findings, and evaluate adequacy of corrective actions. (4) Demonstrated ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
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.
BASIC EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS: Regardless of the grade level of the vacancy, candidates for Federal Government professional engineering positions must meet certain basic professional knowledge requirements. Generally these knowledge requirements are met by having a bachelor's or higher degree in a relevant professional engineering discipline (e.g., nuclear, electrical, mechanical, metallurgical, structural, chemical) from a school of engineering with at least one professional engineering curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). However, if you do not possess such a professional engineering degree, you may still satisfy the professional knowledge requirements if you have current Professional Engineer (P.E.) registration in one of the relevant disciplines from any U.S. State or Territory; or if you successfully passed an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) written examination administered by a State Board of Engineering Examiners; or if you have either a related professional degree or at least 60 semester hours of specified engineering-related college courses COMBINED WITH at least a year of professional engineering work experience performed under professional engineer supervision and guidance. Note: Engineering technology degrees are not generally qualifying unless supplemented by other evidence of the individual's professional knowledge (e.g., current P.E. licence or EIT examination results, as discussed above). More detailed information about these alternatives for meeting the knowledge requirements for Federal professional engineering jobs are described in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards Operating Manual which may be accessed at the following website: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-IV/B/GS0800/0800.HTM
Note: It is your responsibility to furnish documentation that you meet the basic education and professional knowledge requirements; in the absence of such documentation, you will be rated not qualified.
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.
APPLICANTS SHOULD NOTE THAT THE TOUR LENGTH OF A RESIDENT INSPECTOR AT A SINGLE SITE IS LIMITED TO SEVEN (7) YEARS BY COMMISSION POLICY.
Any applicant selected for this position must meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the agency's resident inspector relocation bonus policy, including signing a mobility agreement.
Selectee will be assigned to work in the Region IV Office in Arlington, Texas, pending completion of the inspector training and qualification process. Upon completion of such training,you could be reassigned, without further competition, to a resident inspector position at one of the Region IV nuclear power plants/facility. To learn more about our locations, visit the NRC website at www.nrc.gov.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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, a description of how you possess the specialized experience, as well as how you meet the qualifications stated as "the ideal candidate".
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,
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