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Job Title:Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)

Agency:Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Job Announcement Number:R-I/DRP-2013-0004

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$15.00 to $21.74 / Per Hour


Thursday, December 20, 2012 to Monday, January 14, 2013




Part-time (10 hours per week) - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Middletown, PA, USView Map


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 Division of Reactor Projects, Projects Branch 6, Three Mile Island 1 Resident Office.  The supervisor is Gordon K. Hunegs.  This is a part-time, 10 hours per week position. The hours will remain at 10 hours per week.  This position is Bargaining Unit.  Travel expenses associated with the interview and/or relocation expenses associated with job offer will not be paid. 


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


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The successful candidate will perform the full range of resident office administrative duties. Duties will include but are not limited to:

1.  Assisting the resident office staff in the preparation of inspection reports to include proofreading and editing reports for proper English usage, clarity, spelling, grammar, and punctuation, including assembling inspection reports in standard NRC agency format.

2.  Preparing memoranda and letters, tables and spreadsheets, and protecting or handling safeguards materials. You will also be responsible for forwarding completed reports and other correspondence to the Regional office, keeping records of Resident Inspectors' activities and providing rapid response to the Regional Office regarding the location of the Resident Inspectors.

3.  Preparing correspondence and reports using Microsoft software (Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint), facsimile machines, and different types of photocopiers. Other responsibilities will include answering the telephone and retrieving voicemail messages.


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The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

1. The ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing, deal tactfully, efficiently, and professionally with all levels of personnel.

2. The ability to work efficiently in handling multiple assignments with competing priorities, often under considerable pressure to meet deadlines.

3. The ability to provide administrative support and coordination in a variety of areas, such as time and attendance, security, records management, and travel scheduling.

4. The ability to use proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and correspondence procedures sufficient to prepare and review outgoing material for correctness, proper format, and completeness.

5. The ability to use Microsoft Office applications, such as Microsoft Word, Outlook,  and other computer-based word processing and database applications.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCED:  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. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, legal secretarial work; medical administrative work; accounts management work; insurance office administrative work; or other office/administrative work beyond receptionist duties that required data input/report generation, filing system establishment, correspondence and calendar management.

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 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.

Please keep in mind your resume is of key importance 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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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.


Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify the Disability Program Coordinator at (301) 415-2294. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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, and reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is 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.

The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.


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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 application, 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 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 will be rated based on 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. 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.


Kristine A. Darang
Phone: 610-337-6977
Fax: 610-337-5180
TDD: 610-337-6937
Agency Information:
Region I
2100 Renaissance Boulevard, Suite 100
Human Resources Staff
King of Prussia, PA
Fax: 610-337-5180


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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