Deputy Director, Division of Fuel Management

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Jul 06, 2022
Closes
Jul 14, 2022
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The Deputy Director, DFM assists the Division Director in planning, developing, and implementing nationwide health, safety, and security, regulatory activities and environmental responsibilities associated with spent nuclear fuel storage and transportation, nuclear material transportation packaging certification, the licensing, certification, and inspection of nuclear fuel cycle facilities, nuclear material control and accounting, and international safeguards. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Provides programmatic leadership and direction, and plans, develops and implements overall agency safety regulatory activities and responsibilities associated with policy for fuel cycle and special nuclear fuel storage and transportation.
  • Develops and implements the agency's regulatory, licensing, and inspection program for the storage of nuclear reactor spent fuel and the domestic and international transportation of radioactive materials. Serves as the agency lead in spent fuel storage and transportation activities.
  • Develops licensing, certification, and quality assurance review criteria and policies. Manages and conducts the licensing safety reviews of: (1) commercial transportation cask designs under 10 CFR Part 71 and spent fuel storage cask designs under 10 CFR Part 72, including the certification of storage systems under the general license provisions of 10 CFR Part 72; (2) interim spent fuel and high-level waste storage, (3) special nuclear material (SNM) facilities, including the licensing of nuclear utility specific facilities and private facilities. Ensures programs and policies are consistent with regulatory responsibilities described in the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, or certified in accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 1992.
  • Manages and conducts the review of DOE applications for storage and transport systems for the civilian high-level radioactive waste program.
  • Develops policy, regulations, and guidance for designers, users, and fabricators of NRC-certified transportation packages and dry spent fuel storage casks.
  • Coordinates and develops guidance with other U.S. Government and International Agencies on transportation policy and safety issues and provides guidance to industry and the public. Participates in the development of international transportation and spent fuel storage safety standards. Reviews and provides guidance on transportation physical protection issues. Provides technical support for incident and emergency response.
  • Plans, coordinates, and manages the development and implementation of policies and programs for activities covering fuel cycle facilities, including principal licensing, certification, inspection, and other regulatory activities associated with these facilities to ensure adequate safety and safeguards and for material control and accounting (MC&A) at specifically licensed spent fuel storage installations, uranium fuel enrichment and special nuclear fuel fabrication facilities, mixed-oxide fabrication and processing facilities, and other radioactive material facilities.
  • Implements corporate management strategies consistent with the Agency's Strategic Plan.
  • Develops and implements recruitment, development and retention strategies to achieve a high-quality diverse workforce with the skills needed to accomplish program goals and objectives. Identifies critical skill and training needs of the organization and identifies and implements human capital strategies to close critical skill gaps. Staff recruitment, development and retention strategies promote workforce diversity and diversity management.
  • Requests and utilizes financial resources effectively and efficiently to accomplish agency mission and goals, and oversees/leads/coordinates activities associated with the Fuel Facilities and Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation Business Lines.
  • Ensures that staff performance is managed effectively, and performance plans identify key performance priorities and appraisal results indicate meaningful distinctions are made in staff performance assessments.
  • Assigns and directs work within the organization, evaluating staff and organizational effectiveness in accomplishing assigned tasks, and trouble-shooting problems that arise in accomplishing the goals and objectives of the organization. Develops and implements more efficient and streamlined methods and procedures to accomplish the goals and objectives of the organization.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Background investigation leading to a security clearance is required for
  • This is a Drug Testing Position


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.

You must have substantial supervisory or leadership experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully carry out the roles and responsibilities described above, typically evidenced by experience in progressively more responsible supervisory or leadership positions. To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below. Applicants who do not meet or do not demonstrate possession of the ECQs and PTQs in their application will be eliminated from further consideration.

All applicants must submit an online resume and online written statements (narrative or bullet format acceptable) describing your accomplishments against each of the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately and are required to respond to all ECQs. Abbreviated responses to the ECQs, such as "significant experience" or "see resume" do not provide enough information and should not be used. You will not be considered for this position if you leave any of the ECQs and vacancy questions unanswered.

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.

Qualifications

You must have substantial supervisory or leadership experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully carry out the roles and responsibilities described above, typically evidenced by experience in progressively more responsible supervisory or leadership positions. To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below. Applicants who do not meet or do not demonstrate possession of the ECQs and PTQs in their application will be eliminated from further consideration.

All applicants must submit an online resume and online written statements (narrative or bullet format acceptable) describing your accomplishments against each of the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately and are required to respond to all ECQs. Abbreviated responses to the ECQs, such as "significant experience" or "see resume" do not provide enough information and should not be used. You will not be considered for this position if you leave any of the ECQs and vacancy questions unanswered.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):

Applicants must submit online written statements (narrative or bullet format acceptable) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately and are required to respond to all ECQs. Note: Current career SES members, former career SES members eligible for reinstatement, and SES Candidate Development graduates (with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Review Board (QRB) certification) are encouraged, but not required, to address the ECQs to be considered. Use the following approach to describe your accomplishments:

Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) Model

Use one to two examples of relevant experience for each ECQ. The number of examples is not as important as ensuring that your experience matches the ECQ criteria.

Challenge - Describe a specific problem or goal.

Context - Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale).

Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.

Result - Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.

Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities; the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services you managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed; and the results of your actions. You should use action-oriented leadership words to describe your experience and accomplishments (e.g., Led the development and implementation of....) and quantify your experience wherever possible to demonstrate your accomplishments (e.g., number of employees supervised; size of budget managed; amount of money saved, etc.). Please limit your written statements to the space provide (8,000 characters) per ECQ. You must provide the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of responsible individuals who can verify the information provided for each ECQ.

Additional information on the ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp . Example ECQ statements are available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf .

Executive Core Qualifications:

ECQ 1 - Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision

ECQ 2 - Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building

ECQ 3 - Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility

ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management

ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating

PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQs)

All applicants must submit online written statements (narrative or bullet format acceptable) of accomplishments that would satisfy the following PTQs. You must address each PTQ separately. Please limit your written statements to the space provided (8,000 characters) per PTQ, attached ecamples will not be accepted, please use the space provided/.

PTQ 1 -Applied knowledge of the design, construction, operation, and/or oversight of fuel cycle facilities, and/or nuclear materials in use, storage, and/or domestic and international transportation; safety systems used in nuclear applications; and/or security and safeguards principles, concepts, theories, and methods. Demonstrated experience, knowledge, and understanding of scientific and engineering disciplines sufficient to assess significant safety and security issues, and to set strategic direction for licensing, oversight, nuclear security and safeguards topics.

PTQ 2 - Demonstrated experience with licensing, rulemaking, oversight programs, and policy development methods, including the ability to evaluate, develop, coordinate, and administer programs with interdisciplinary implications. Broad knowledge and demonstrated ability to apply nuclear safety and standards, regulations, inspections, codes, and guides to ensure that the design, construction, and operation of nuclear facilities and the use of nuclear materials, will not endanger the health and safety of the public or environment. Substantial knowledge and understanding of national nuclear policy, the regulatory program and process, and the regulated industry, as well as a sound understanding of agency interactions with diverse stakeholders and partners (e.g. Tribal Nations, State and local government). Recognized expertise in leading complex analyses and weighing qualitative and quantitative risk insights to establish agency positions.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Veteran's Preference does not apply to SES.

Salary for SES positions varies depending on qualifications and the responsibilities of the position.

The selected candidate will be subject to a one-year probationary period in SES unless required probationary period has been served.

The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via Disability.Resource@nrc.gov. Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

Selectee's will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you will need a favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.

The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.