Regulations Specialist (Government Wide)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Jun 23, 2022
Closes
Jun 28, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The successful candidate will perform the full range of Regulations Specialist duties.

Such duties include but are not limited to:
  • Maintains cognizance of NRC regulations in 10 CFR, Chapter I, the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, and Federal regulatory review requirements promulgated by statute, Executive Order, or government-wide guidance.
  • Assists with updates to policy and procedures in Management Directive (MD) and Handbook 6.3, "The Rulemaking Process," and agency guidance and regulations on petitions for rulemaking. Incorporates any guidance or changes to the program directed by the Commission or the EDO.
  • Participates in the review of rulemaking packages. Identifies problems and discusses the resolution with higher-graded professionals.
  • Assists in the update of reports, documents, correspondence, Commission papers, and other documents in support of the rulemaking program.
  • Updates and maintains rulemaking document templates used by NRC staff.
  • Assists in the development of information for employee training sessions about the rulemaking process.


A Regulations Specialist drafts and reviews policies and/or regulations and reports, and provides general guidance for varying and often competing interests in the interpretation of policies and Federal statutes.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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


To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the NRC will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. The NRC will request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

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.

Qualifications

In order 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.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

1. Ability to learn and apply legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to the NRC rulemaking program. (see examples below)



(EXAMPLE: Describe specific education, training and developmental assignments that demonstrate your ability to learn the principles, concepts, policies, and practices involved in drafting, reviewing, and issuing a rule or other regulatory document and in monitoring and reporting on the status of a specific body of related actions. Provide specific examples where you have applied policies, regulations, and procedures to a specific activity and describe your level of responsibility for their application.)

2. Ability to communicate information, ideas and advice in a clear, concise and logical manner, both orally and in writing, to internal and external stakeholders of Federal agency, corporation, or other large organization.

(Example: Describe work experience, training or other activities that demonstrate your ability to communicate ideas and advice in a clear, concise and logical manner. Describe examples of oral and/or written assignments that reflect your ability to provide analysis, advice, and guidance to management and staff at all levels. Describe any oral and/or written presentations you have given, including their purpose, intended audience, and size of audience. Describe analyses of technical or policy documents that you have prepared or assisted in preparing.)

3. Analytical ability sufficient to plan, organize and perform a variety of program and project management functions and activities involving competing priorities and deadlines.

(Example: Describe the types, scope and complexity of activities and programs you have managed or supported. Describe your role in planning, organizing and performing multi-disciplinary activities or programs, including developing milestones and monitoring work in progress. Provide examples of experience initiating, developing or recommending new or changed practices and procedures to improve the level of service, program effectiveness, or efficiency of your organization or program. Provide specific examples that demonstrate your ability to produce high-quality work and complete projects within prescribed time frames while balancing competing work priorities and deadlines.)

4. Demonstrated ability to establish effective work relationships with individuals at all levels, both within and outside the parent organization, to achieve cooperation and consensus among parties with different views, goals and objectives and engaged in joint or parallel efforts.

(Example: Describe the various types and levels of individuals you routinely interact with and for what purposes. Discuss how you develop and maintain effective working relationships with these individuals. Describe your accomplishments in identifying internal and external policies that impact the work of an organization and developing and implementing successful approaches to resolve sensitive or adversarial situations/issues. Provide specific examples of situations which required you to use tact, diplomacy, negotiation, conflict resolution, and/or mediation skills to achieve consensus and build coalitions.)

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined:

GG-9:

At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GG-7 grade level. Specialized experience at this level is defined as experience that demonstrates the ability to learn how to draft policies and/or regulations and reports and provide general guidance for varying and often competing interests in the interpretation of policies and Federal statutes.

GG-11:

At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GG-9 grade level. Specialized experience at this level is defined as experience that demonstrates general knowledge and experience drafting policies and/or regulations and reports and providing general guidance for varying and often competing interests in the interpretation of policies and Federal statutes.

GG-12:

At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GG-11 grade level. Specialized experience at this level is defined as specific experience that demonstrates knowledge and experience drafting policies and/or regulations and reports and providing general guidance for varying and often competing interests in the interpretation of policies and Federal statutes.

GG-13:

At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GG-12 grade level. Specialized experience at this level is defined as having significant experience that demonstrates extensive knowledge and experience drafting policies and/or regulations and reports and providing general guidance for varying and often competing interests in the interpretation of policies and Federal statutes.

Additional information

The duty location of this position is Rockville, MD. In general, employees are expected to be in the office 4 days per pay period. Telework schedules are approved, on a case-by-case basis. If selected, telework will be determined in accordance with Agency policy and the Collective Bargaining Agreement, if applicable.

Based on the staffing needs of the agency/area of consideration, additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement.