Branch Chief

Rockville, Maryland
Jun 25, 2022
Jun 29, 2022
Executive, Chief
Full Time

As the Branch Chief for the Cyber Security Branch, you will be responsible for managing, supervising, and coordinating the Branch staff's execution of diverse activities by promoting staff utilization of appropriate Agency processes, including evolving risk-informed initiatives, and leading efforts to innovate and advance approaches that improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness of regulatory activities and decisions. You will ensure subordinates understand organizational objectives, assignments, and priorities as derived from the strategic, operating, and performance plans. Ensures plans and schedules are developed and maintained and result in the completion of assigned tasks. Ensures the tasks accomplished by the Branch's staff are consistent with the organizational mission, values, and strategic and operating plans. Ensures appropriate actions are taken in response to licensing, oversight, enforcement, rulemaking, and policy program activities within the Branch's scope of responsibility. Consistently applies the Commission's Principles of Good Regulation in management activities and regulatory decisions within the scope of the branch's activities.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Background investigation leading to a "Q" clearance is required.

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.


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:

Knowledge of the Agency goals as characterized in the Strategic Plan to include the performance goals of: maintaining safety, enhancing public confidence, reducing unnecessary regulatory burden, and increasing effectiveness and efficiency.

Knowledge of physical and or cyber security regulatory requirements related to the design, licensing, operation, inspection, and/or decommissioning of nuclear power plants licensed under 10 CFR Parts 50, 52, and 54, or the design, licensing, operation, and inspection of fuel cycle facilities or under 10 CFR Parts 40 and 70, or the design, licensing, operation, and inspection independent spent fuel storage installations (ISFSI's) and radioactive material transportation packages under 10 CFR Parts 71, and 72.

Knowledge of the applicable NRC rules, regulations, policies, practices, and procedures for either power, non-power reactors, other NRC regulated facilities, or similar regulated entities, including regulatory guides, industry codes and standards and other NRC criteria and ability to interpret and apply these criteria. Knowledge and ability to apply effective decision making using available information and risk insights.

Ability to communicate information, ideas and advice in a clear, concise and logical manner, both orally and in writing with colleagues, subordinates, NRC management in headquarters and regions, ACRS, the Commission, members of the public, representatives of professional groups, and other Federal/State agencies and international regulatory counterparts.

Ability to direct, lead, and manage a diverse staff in critical programs with competing deadlines and conflicting resource demands, and changing environments.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as: experience that demonstrates effective leadership to an organization, group, or team, organizational effectiveness in support of mission-critical programs, professional communication and interpersonal skills, an ability to foster working relationships, and skillful application of NRC rules and regulations, policies and guidance to NRC regulated activities. A description of how you possess the specialized experience as well as how you meet the qualifications desired in an ideal candidate should be addressed in your resume.

Additional information

The duty location of this position is Rockville, Maryland. 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.

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