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    Come join the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

    The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Board) is an independent Federal agency established by Congress to provide safety oversight of the defense nuclear complex operated by the Department of Energy (DOE) and to assure that the activities of the complex are carried out in a manner that provides adequate protection for the public, workers, and the environment.

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    To carry out this oversight responsibility, the Board is seeking a fire protection engineer with work experience related to the review, analysis, and management of fire protection programs and fire protection systems for nuclear facilities. The candidate must have a working knowledge of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards, model building codes, and fire modeling. The candidate must also have a working knowledge of the mechanical engineering aspects of fire protection systems and/or fire hazards aspects of nuclear safety analysis.

    As an individual contributor to and potential leader of multi-disciplinary oversight teams, you will be responsible for the following as it relates to fire protection:

    • Reviewing and analyzing design and operational data for adequacy of all aspects of fire protection systems, programs, and fire department activities related to nuclear safety within DOE's defense nuclear complex, and providing written reports and briefings.
    • Conducting special studies, modeling, analyses, or reviews within the area of fire protection such as those related to compliance with DOE and industry standards in design, construction, maintenance, and testing of fire protection equipment; fire department operations; fire modeling; and fire protection program implementation.
    • Reviewing work products of consultants, DOE contractors, and others in this area of expertise.
    • Assisting in identification and development of appropriate Board actions, including formal Board recommendations, to DOE.
    • Reviewing and assessing the adequacy of DOE policies, programs, and activities that have the potential for affecting public health and safety.
    • Undertaking on-site reviews and field assignments, as appropriate, to evaluate the implementation of fire protection requirements and observe activities.
    • Assisting other members of the Board's staff in addressing emergent fire protection questions.
    • Mentoring junior members of the Board's staff in the area of fire protection.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position may require traveling between 3 to 10 days overnight per month.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0801 General Engineering

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/524140400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.