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Job Title:Nuclear Engineer

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:DOE-ES-13-HSS-141-KM

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$145,700.00 to $165,300.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 04, 2013 to Wednesday, March 06, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

EK-0840-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Germantown, MD, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

OPEN TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS

JOB SUMMARY:

DOE's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the U.S. through scientific and technological innovation and the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. With DOE you'll have the flexibility and freedom to explore a world of possibilities through a wealth of exciting and challenging career opportunities. By joining DOE, you can hone your career skills while helping to secure the U.S. future and make a real difference in the lives of Americans and people around the world. To learn more about the DOE, please visit our website at the following link DOE

The Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) is the Department Of Energy’s (DOE) central organization responsible for health, safety environment, and security; providing corporate-level leadership and strategic vision to coordinate and integrate these vital programs.  HSS is responsible for policy development and technical assistance; safety analysis; corporate safety and security programs; education and training; complex-wide independent oversight; and enforcement.  The Chief Health, Safety and Security Officer advises the Deputy Secretary and the Secretary on all matters related to health, safety and security across the complex.

 

This is an Excepted Service position.  This appointment will not confer Competitive Service career-conditional or career tenure status.  This means that if you are selected, you would have to compete with other applicants in open competition to meet requirements for another federal position, unless you meet the requirements for reinstatement.  DOE employees who voluntarily convert from the competitive service, Senior Executive Service, or other pay systems to a non-time limited appointment under this excepted service authority are not afforded "fallback rights" to the pay system previously assigned prior to conversion. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation is required.
  • This position is not in the bargaining unit covered under NTEU
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
  • Relocation expenses are at your own expense.
  • May be subject to completion of 1 year probationary period.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent leads teams of Department of Energy (DOE) and contractor technical experts in the conduct of, and/or conducts personally inspections, assessments, and special technical analyses and studies at DOE’s nuclear facilities and laboratories.  Serves as an expert professional advisor to Headquarters and field management officials on all issues related to nuclear facility design, accident analysis, construction, operations and decommissioning, including the identification and evaluation of operations and/or conditions which represent a systems safety risk to employees or the citizen of the adjacent community and formulation and recommendation of measures to eliminate or control such risks and hazards.  Develops, manages and directs the Department’s incorporation of appropriate nuclear facility engineered safety systems, maintenance and testing programs, safety basis documents, engineering and quality assurance programs, and operations data collection into HSS oversight activities.  Develops measurement methodologies, approaches, and analytical tools, which expand the state of the art for applications to the scientific and practical needs of the Department’s long term safety oversight program for nuclear facilities and operations.  Evaluates the adequacy of agency-wide objectives, policies, standards, and practices for the measurement of nuclear facility design and operations, and integrates these with other agency disciplines. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.  All qualified candidates must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is defined as experience in nuclear and hazardous facility operational safety management which has equipped the candidate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position.  (PROVIDING SUCH EVIDENCE WHEN APPLYING IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY).  KSAs/competencies:  1.  Experience in leading or managing an organization, unit, or team; or providing oversight in the areas of nuclear facility design, construction, startup, or operations.   2.   Knowledge of nuclear facilities sufficient to provide technical advice and procedural guidance on systems safety issues.  3.  Oral and written communications skills sufficient to advise senior Department officials on issues pertaining to nuclear and industrial site operations and facilities. 


A. Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.

OR

 

B. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

  1. Professional registration -- Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.
  2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph A.

 

Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination.

 

3. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A.

 

4. Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

EDUCATION FROM FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States (PROVIDING SUCH EVIDENCE WHEN APPLYING IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY). Please fax all supporting documents in accordance with the instructions provided under Required Documents in the "How to Apply" section.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: A Preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with and existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check. If selected for this vacancy, you may be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Financial Disclosure Statement). Status and Non-Status applicants from outside DOE selected for this position are required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period. A DOE career status employee selected for this position may be required to serve a new one (1) year probationary period, pursuant to 5 CFR 315.802. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be rated by the system using Category Rating. A quality review will be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and Qualified". Within each category, veteran preference eligibles will be listed at the top of the category. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.
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BENEFITS:

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The Department of Energy has broad range of benefits and work life programs that you may be eligible for depending on your type of appointment. For more information on benefits DOE has to offer please visit: DOE BENEFITS

OTHER INFORMATION:

The incumbent wil be required to travel extensively (approximately 30% of the time).   This position requires completion of the Department's technical qualifications program. 

Male applicants born after 12/31/1959, who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, must be registered (or must have registered at the time they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment. For more information, visit the SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM web site. The U.S. Department of Energy is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.



HOW TO APPLY:

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1.) Submit an online resume and respond to the job specific questions. Apply online at USAJOBS 2.) If you are unable to apply online, call the Human resources Specialist listed in the announcement between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)or you can also contact USAJOBS by clicking the "Contact Us" link found on the USAJOBS website. Emailed or Faxed copies sent by any form other than as stated in this announcement will not be accepted. 3.) Submit all required documents by 11:59p.m. EST on the closing date of the announcement in order to receive consideration.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1. SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION WHICH INCLUDES YOUR RESUME, YOUR RESPONSES TO ALL ONLINE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS, and all required supplemental documents in order to be considered. 2. Veterans: If you are eligible for veteran's preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming. All veterans MUST submit a DD-214, member 4 copy. If claiming 10-point preference you must also submit a SF-15 and any other proof that you are eligible for 10-point preference. If you are currently on active duty, you must submit an official statement of service from your command or other official documentation that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. You can find additional information on veteran's preference at VET GUIDE 3. Education: You must submit a copy of your transcript(s), a separate course listing, or a course listing in the appropriate job specific question showing the type of information that appears on transcript(s)such as course title, department, hours earned (semester or quarter), and grade. 4. If you have completed any part of your education outside of the U.S., you must submit the evaluation of your foreign education that has been prepared by an accredited organization. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), NACES, can provide a list of who can evaluate your foreign education. For additional information, visit DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 5. If you believe that you are Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)eligible, please visit ICTAP/CTAP for additional information. To be considered well qualified, you must have a score of 85. 6. If you are eligible for any Special Appointing Authority, you must submit the documentation supporting your eligibility. For additional information, visit DISABILITY RESOURCES 7. Optional Form (OF-306) Declaration of Federal Employment: The information collected on this form is used to determine your acceptability for Federal employment and your enrollment status in the Government's Life Insurance program. If you are selected, before you are appointed you will be asked to update your responses on this form and on other materials submitted during the application process and then to recertify that your answers are true. Click the link below and select the fillable PDF Version of the OF-306 (Declaration of Federal Employment). Complete the form, print, sign and follow the instructions at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to submit this form with your other required documents. OPTIONAL FORMS HOW TO SUBMIT ALL SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS: The documentation identified above must be attached to your application using one of the following actions: 1) "Upload" to upload documents directly from your computer 2) "USAJOBS" to upload documents stored in your "USAJOBS" accounts 3) "Fax" to generate a fax cover sheet and fax the documents (system generated cover sheet must be used) Applicants will be prompted at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to add their required documents. Please review and follow the instructions listed to successfully submit your documents. Even if you have uploaded required documents to USAJOBS for previous announcements you must separately attach your documents for this announcement per the on screen instructions in order for them to successfully be submitted for this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Kimberly Matthews-William
Phone: 202-586-9844
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: kimberly.matthews-williams@hq.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Energy
HC-30, Room 4E-084
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
20585
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check your application status any time after the announcement closes. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to the system to drive status updates notification for applicants. We recommend that you update your USAJOBS profile to receive these status updates via email after the announcement closes. We will continue to update your status on-line as changes are made.

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Job Announcement Number:

DOE-ES-13-HSS-141-KM

Control Number:

337068000