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Job Title:General Engineer/Scientist, GG-5/7/9/11; FPL 13

Agency:Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Job Announcement Number:ALL OFC-2013-0035

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$44,886.00 to $83,651.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 01, 2013 to Thursday, May 30, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-0801/1301-05/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from United States citizens. Veterans, please visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov

JOB SUMMARY:

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 www.nrc.gov.

This vacancy is a REPOSITORY of applications (RESUME BANK). Applications MAY BE periodically referred to Selecting Officials both during the open period and for up to 90 days after the closing date of this vacancy. You MAY BE referred to selecting officials based on your UNIQUE QUALIFICATIONS and NRC's NEEDS. Because of the large number of applications anticipated for this vacancy, applicants will not be updated on their status UNLESS they are referred to a Selecting Official.

 

Relocation expenses associated with interview and/or relocation may be paid.

This position is Bargaining Unit.

Travel varies by position and location.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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NRC employees have responsibilities that include: protecting public health and safety; protecting the environment; protecting and safeguarding nuclear materials and plants in the interest of national security; and assuring conformity with antitrust laws. Agency employees perform these functions through: standards-setting and rule making, technical reviews and studies; conduct of public hearings; issuance of authorizations, permits, and licenses; inspection,investigation and enforcement; evaluation of operating experience; and confirmatory research.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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NOTE: This is an entry-level position. NRC is looking for engineers and scientists recently graduated with LESS THAN TWO (2) years of full-time of FULL-TIME professional engineering or physical science work experience.

 


EDUCATION:

 

GG-5: 4 year Bachelor's degree in an appropriate engineering, scientific or technical field, with between a 2.00 and 2.80 Grade Point Average (GPA) overall on a 4.00 scale, or with up to, and including, a 3.40 GPA in applicant's major.

 

GG-07: Bachelors degree in or related to an Engineering or Physical Science discipline, with at least a 2.95 overall GPA or at least 3.50 (3.45 rounded) in the major.

 

GG-09: Masters degree in or related to an Engineering or Physical Science discipline OR Bachelor's degree and one year of post degree work experience in or related to Engineering or Physical Science.

 

GG-11: Doctorate degree (PhD) in or related to an Engineering or Physical Science discipline OR Masters Degree and one year of post degree work experience OR Bachelors degree and two years of post degree work experience in or related to Engineering or Physical Science. OR, Education and Experience.

 

Candidates may also meet the basic qualification requirement by: Having at least a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate professional engineering or scientific field prior to appointment and, dependent on the grade level of the position, one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level, or equivalent, in an occupation listed or a closely related occupation performing similar duties

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as work experience applying any of the professional engineering and scientific disciplines listed below. 

 

- Aquatic Biology - Chemical Engineering - Civil Engineering - Computational Fluid Mechanics - Electrical Engineering - Electronic Engineering (Digital Instrumentation & Control) - Environmental Engineering - Environmental Science - Fire Protection Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering - Geology - Geophysics - Health Physics - Industrial Engineering (Human Factors) - Materials Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Metallurgical - Meteorology - Nuclear Engineering - Structural Engineering - Chemistry - Fire Safety Technology - Hydrology - Hydrology (Hydraulic Engineering) - Materials Science - Metallurgy - Nuclear Chemistry - Nuclear Physics - Physics - Physical Science - Radiochemistry - Radiological Science - Seismology - Surface Water Hydrology - Water Resources Engineering - Welding -

 

You must meet the qualifications for this position no later than 30 days after the date you submit your application and before placement in the position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applications will be rated against the following criteria: (1) GPA, (2) Work Experience, and (3) Academic Honors (i.e., Dean List), Awards (i.e., Scholarships) and/or Extracurricular Activities (i.e., Student Associations).
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BENEFITS:

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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.  http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ei61.asp.

 

When NRC determines that, in the absence of such  incentives, it will be difficult to fill the position with a suitable candidate, NRC may offer recruitment incentives to eligible new appointees, or relocation incentives to current Federal employees who are required to move geographically.

Generally, current Federal employees are not eligible for a recruitment incentive.



OTHER INFORMATION:

If you have three or more years of relevant experience, please consider applying to the vacancy "ALL OFC-2013-34", Engineering /Scientific, GG-12/13, that is posted from 02/1/2013 to 05/30/2013. 

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) 287-0727.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

 

If TDD accommodation is required, please contact Peggy Etheridge at Peggy.Etheridge.nrc.gov.

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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application (resume and responses to the vacancy questions) 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 the 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 be granted. If applying online poses a hardship to any applicant, 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 the job specific vacancy questions. You will be rated based on your responses to the 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 as they relate to each of the vacancy questions 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. SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTATION: 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 have status but wish to be considered under both merit promotion and competitive procedures you must e-mail the Servicing Human Resources Specialist for this vacancy by the closing date of the announcement. 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 http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.htm. All supplemental material must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement and should include your name and the vacancy announcement number on each page. See required documents below



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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 have status but wish to be considered under both merit promotion and competitive procedures you must e-mail the Servicing Human Resources Specialist for this vacancy by the closing date of the announcement. 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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/. The position you are applying for requires a college degree, accordingly you must submit your College Transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this time, however Official Transcripts may be requested at a later date. 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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Lisa Feizollahi
Phone: 301-287-0664
Fax: 301-287-9344
TDD: 000-000-0000
Email: Lisa.Feizollahi@nrc.gov
Agency Information:
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer
Attn: Lisa Feizollahi
Washington, DC
20555
US
Fax: 301-287-9344

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

This vacancy is a REPOSITORY of applications (RESUME BANK). Because of the large number of applications anticipated for this vacancy, applicants will not be updated on their status UNLESS they are referred to a Selecting Official.

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Job Announcement Number:

ALL OFC-2013-0035

Control Number:

336979500