Nuclear Engineer (group Head)
SummaryThis position is part of the Deputy Administrator for Naval Reactors, Department of Energy. National Nuclear Security Administration Demonstration Project: This position is covered by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Demonstration Project. The NN-04 pay band is equivalent to the GS-14-15 grade levels. For more information on the NNSA Demonstration Project and Pay Band/Salary Tables, contact the HR Consultant listed on this vacancy announcement.Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates07/20/2022 to 07/26/2022Salary$126,233 - $176,300 per yearPay scale & gradeNN 4HelpLocation1 vacancy in the following location:Washington Navy Yard, DCRemote jobNoTelework eligibleYes-as determined by the agency policy.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position 4-6 times, on average, per year.Relocation expenses reimbursedYes-PCS may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, agency policy, and dependent upon availability of funding. A relocation or recruitment incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.Appointment typePermanentWork scheduleFull-timeServiceCompetitivePromotion potentialNoneJob family (Series)0840 Nuclear EngineeringSupervisory statusYesSecurity clearanceQ Access AuthorizationDrug testYesPosition sensitivity and riskCritical-Sensitive (CS)/High RiskTrust determination processSuitability/FitnessAnnouncement number22-NA30-55-11577070-MPControl number666496700HelpThis job is open toCareer transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.Federal employees - Competitive serviceCurrent or former competitive service federal employees.Individuals with disabilitiesLand & base managementCertain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.Military spousesPeace Corps & AmeriCorps VistaSpecial authoritiesIndividuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.VeteransClarification from the agencyCurrent Federal employees with competitive status or other eligibility; Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; CTAP/ICTAP eligibles; Veterans with VOW, VEOA, or 30% disability; Military Spouses; Individuals with Disabilities Schedule A; Peace Corps, Vista (AmeriCorps) eligibles; Those eligible under an OPM interchange agreement or other special appointing authority.HelpDutiesAs a Nuclear Engineer (Group Head), you will:Serve as the Group Head supervising fueling, refueling, defueling and reactor servicing operations for US Navy aircraft carriers, submarines, naval reactor prototype propulsion plants, moored training ships, and spent fuel processing facilities as assigned by the Director, Reactor Refueling Division, including initial planning, scheduling and budgeting for work; design, development, procurement, maintenance and storage of equipment, procedures and facilities required; exercises full approval authority over facility preparations, equipment checkout, personnel training and other preparations at the program sites conducting reactor servicing work.Be responsible to ensure safe lifting and handling of highly radioactive fuel and large quantities of radioactively contaminated tools and equipment.Be responsible for the preparation of DoD and DOE budgets in support of these activities.Participate in program evaluations of Naval Reactors work at shipyards and prototype sites.Serve as a top technical expert in areas under their cognizance and is empowered to translate broad policy directives into specific tasks and actions, and exercise technical as well as administrative controls.Supervise engineering and administrative staff as assigned by the Director, Reactor Refueling Division. HelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentPlease see the Qualifications Section regarding updated guidance on Executive Order 14043.May be required to successfully complete a supervisory probationary period.Subject to Financial Disclosure OGE Form 450.Must be a US Citizen.This employer participates in the e-Verify program.Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment may be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final DOE Q level security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.QualificationsIN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. 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 grade level GS-13 or equivalent in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:Professional knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques of nuclear engineering to mechanical, thermal, hydraulic, and metallurgical design considerations of reactor plants and reactor plant components directly associated with the core and reactor equipment. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: IOR: Professional and Scientific Positions: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF AND IOR: All Professional Engineering Positions: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. Time-In-Grade/Band: Current federal employees must meet time-in-grade/pay band requirements to be eligible for consideration.Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade/band any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade/pay band requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. For an NN-04 position you must have served 52 weeks as a GS-13 or equivalent. The grade /pay band may have been in any occupation, and must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade/pay band eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide additional SF-50s that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade/pay band. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide additional SF-50s to clearly demonstrates that the one-year time-in-grade/pay band requirement has been met. If the most recent SF-50 is submitted and has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one-year time-in-grade/pay band requirement. We will not make assumptions that this requirement has been met. Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)Duties (be specific in describing your duties, we cannot make assumptions regarding your experience)Employer's name and addressSupervisor name and phone numberStart and end dates including month, day and year (eg June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)Start and end dates for each grade/pay level if you've held a federal position.Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)Salary FEDERAL REQUIREMENT FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION (EXECUTIVE ORDER 14043):Executive Order (EO) 14043 requires Federal employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (eg, telework, remote work), subject to such exceptions as required by law. At this time, EO 14043 is subject to a preliminary nationwide injunction. Although this injunction may ultimately be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action at this time to implement or enforce EO 14043's requirement that employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. However, as Federal agencies may 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, the selectee(s) for this position will be required to submit information about his/her vaccination status. Providing a knowing and willful false statement on either DOE's COVID-19 Vaccination Form prior to starting or when providing proof of vaccination in DOE's vaccination tracking system once onboard is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment (18 USC 1001) and will result in termination from Federal service.EducationBASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ENGINEER:Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Engineering ORSuccessful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate professional field, provided you have had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. ORSuccessful 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 requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum. ORCurrent registration as a Professional Engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico allows eligibility only if your registration is within or closely related to nuclear engineering. EDUCATION: You must provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US Department of Education. Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the US Department of Education. Foreign education special instructions: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation?src=rn For more information on qualification requirements, please click OPM Qualification Standards.Additional informationThe US Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE.As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement. Read moreHelpA career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements above. Once the announcement closes, we will conduct a review of your application package to verify your eligibility and qualifications. If you are found qualified, your application will move forward to additional phases of the review process. Merit Promotion & VEOA Procedures: If you are minimally qualified for this job, your responses to the self-assessment questions (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) will be evaluated to determine if you are a best qualified candidate. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Due weight will also be given to federal employees, when applicable, for performance appraisals and awards in accordance with 5 CFR | 335.103(b)(3). Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements and current employees must have at least a fully successful or equivalent performance rating to receive consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):Nuclear EngineeringOral CommunicationTechnical CompetenceWritten Communication Non-competitive Procedures: If you are applying under a non-competitive or special hiring authority, you will still be required to answer the assessment questions. However, you will not be evaluated against the rating and ranking criteria. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you are minimally qualified for this job. Veterans' Preference will be applied when required by the hiring authority (eg, VRA, Schedule A). All qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Career Transition Assistance Programs: To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet the eligibility criteria; and 2) be rated "well-qualified", which is defined as having a score of 85 or better. You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date ( 07/26/2022) of this announcement. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11577070.HelpA career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.To apply for this position, you MUST provide a complete application package which includes: Your RESUMEshowing all relevant work experience (paid and unpaid) including: duties performed; full name and address of the each employer; start and end dates (month/day/year); work schedule (part-time, full-time, number of hours if intermittent); salary; and any completed education and training (program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).Cover Letter, optional, expressing additional information not covered in your resume.Transcripts, if specific educational requirements are indicated in this job announcement. Unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned (semester or quarter hour) and final grade is acceptable. It is your responsibility to provide adequate proof that you meet the educational requirements. Submit one or more of the following to support your eligibility(s) to apply to this job announcement: SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" (current/former federal employees): Most recent Promotion, Within Rate Increase (WRI/WGI), or Appointment/Conversion SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held.Veterans: DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service; current active duty members- certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within 120 days; SF-15 Form and related documentation; VA letter. For more information visit the USAJOBS Help Center & OPM CHCOC website for VOW information.Individuals with Disabilities: Schedule A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation office citing your eligibility under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u). For more information visit the USAJOBS Help Center.Certain Military Spouses: Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders authorizing you to accompany the Military member to the new duty permanent station; OR verification of the member's 100% disability (VA Letter); and/or verification of the member's death while on active duty (DD-1300 and Death Certificate) AND verification of the marriage to the service member (ie, a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage). For more information visit the USAJOBS Help Center.Other non-competitive or special appointing authorities: provide documentation which supports your eligibility.Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable(eg, Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.) For more information see the OPM Guide to Career Transition. Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees fromschools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the US Department of Education.Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.