SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA Demonstration Project pay band or GS grade in the Federal service, i.e., NN-03 or GS-13. Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience that demonstrated mastery and skill applying advanced engineering or physical science theories, concepts, and principles, to manage and provide expert advice to challenges related to nuclear safeguards or non-proliferation policies, as well as demonstrated advanced or expert skill developing safeguard technologies. Examples of specialized experience will include one or more of the following:
- Simulation and modeling of radiation transport (MCNP,GEANT) to optimize gamma/neutron detector performance and/or signal detection
- Design and testing of neutron and/or gamma-ray detection systems for nuclear materials measurements, in a lab setting
- Analysis of neutron and/or gamma-ray data from the measurement of nuclear materials for nuclear material accounting (lab or facility setting)
- Testing and/or installation of measurement technologies or systems in a facility setting to measure, monitor, or track nuclear materials
In addition, project management experience may include:
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS
- Developing , reviewing, evaluating project proposals for funding and execution
- Coordinating and Leading efforts among team members
- Budget tracking of projects
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
- The ability to lead the development of advanced measurement technology and concepts in support of safeguards and other non-proliferation applications
- Skill applying advanced knowledge of national security and non-proliferation policies associated with the implementation of nuclear safeguards
- The ability to manage projects specific to safeguards or other non-proliferation applications by leading teams engaged in technology collaboration or development
- Skill applying foreign policies and/or diplomatic procedures to manage non-proliferation programs that strengthen international nuclear safeguard systems
- Ability to write and orally present information clearly to defend and develop consensus among others who may have divergent viewpoints
EDUCATION: Are you using education to qualify?
You must provide documentation supporting your education claims. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.
General Engineer: Basic Requirement: (A) Degree in professional engineering with curriculum (1) 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) includes 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.
(B) Combination of education and experience - college level education, training and/or technical experience that furnished a through knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and 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:
- Professional registration - Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico.
- Written Test - Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training 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.
- 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 requirement. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A. In addition, possession of progressively responsible work experience that demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills & abilities required to perform work as an engineer.
- 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.
(A) Degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics -OR-
(B) Combination of education and experience - education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
NOTE: If you are qualifying on the basis of a combination of education and experience, both must be sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree includes courses that involve writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses provide the skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of an engineer or physical scientist.
- This position has been designated as a technical position subject to coverage under the DOE/NNSA Technical Qualifications Program (TQP). As a TQP covered position, this position is responsible for performing technical functions that are critical to NNSA's success in accomplishment of its national defense, science and technology, and environmental, safety and health management missions. This position requires the incumbent to acquire and demonstrate technical competencies identified in TQP Functional Area Qualification and site/office specific standards and requires certification of the competencies by NNSA supervision and TQP qualifying officials.
- A Top Secret Q level security clearance is required.
- Must pass a pre-employment drug test
- Position is subject to random drug testing
- Travel outside the duty station occurs approximately 25% of time
- Work involves regular and recurring exposure to normal industrial or electrical hazards, and during travel to sites, to elevated temperatures, heavy or moving equipment, hoists, and rigging, as well as occasional risk of injury due to infrequent potential exposure to high explosives, hazardous and radioactive materials/contamination.
- Position is subject to mandatory annual financial disclosure filing requirements
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be rated by our application system using the Category Rating procedure. A quality review will then be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME). Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (if applicable to the job), and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and "Qualified". Veterans Preference eligibles will be listed at the top of whichever category your score places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.
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