Sr. Cost Analyst (Government Wide)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Aug 13, 2022
Closes
Aug 16, 2022
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The incumbent shall act as a liaison within NMSS and between NMSS and other program offices in the formulation of NRC policy and positions relating to the conduct of regulatory impact studies cos/benefit analyses, design costing methods, research and develop cost estimating relationships and develop data sources for costing of proposed regulatory changes, including engineering modifications to commercial nuclear power generating facilities and fuel cycle facilities, and the industrial and medical use of radioactive materials. As such, the incumbent will develop policy, provide problem resolution and perform direct cost/benefit studies in support of regulatory changes as well as perform independent cost analyses for the NRC.

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. Demonstrated ability to conduct regulatory impact studies and cost/benefit analyses, design costing methods, research and develop cost estimating relationships, and develop data sources for costing of proposed rulemaking changes for the regulatory oversight of commercial nuclear power generating facilities and fuel cycle facilities, and the industrial and medical use of radioactive materials. The incumbent must be familiar with the full range of cost considerations as they relate to the U.S. commercial nuclear program.

(EXAMPLE: Be specific in describing the breadth and depth of your experience. Describe specific education, training, and assignments that demonstrate your ability to develop policy, provide problem resolution, and perform independent cost/benefit analyses in support of regulatory changes at all phases of rulemaking activities. Discuss the cost/benefit analyses you have authored, how you presented the impact of the proposed and alternative actions in the report containing the results, and how you evaluated and assessed the accuracy of the cost/benefit analysis.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles, theory, and practices in the field of regulatory cost/benefit analysis related to nuclear power generating facilities, fuel cycle facilities, and the industrial and medical use of radioactive materials. Explain the methods, modeling, and data sources and techniques used to identify, analyze, and develop conclusions regarding cost/benefit assessments of rulemaking and other regulatory actions.

(Example: Describe specific experience, education, training, and accomplishments demonstrating knowledge and skills in the areas of regulatory cost/benefit analyses. Describe your understanding of the policies, concepts, and practices involved in preparing cost/benefit analyses, uncertainty analyses, and technical reports on rules or other regulatory documents. Provide specific examples where you have applied cost/benefit experience and knowledge to a specific activity and describe your level of responsibility for their application.

3. Ability to use interpersonal skills to interact effectively with peers, management, and representatives of the industry, and to develop and implement successful approaches to problem solving and conflict resolution.

(Example: Provide examples of specific experience problem solving and providing constructive comments on the work drafted by others that demonstrates your ability to use interpersonal skills to deal professionally with peers, mentor and develop junior staff, and resolve conflicting views with management officials within and outside the NRC. Describe instances that required you to use tact, diplomacy, and negotiation skills to achieve cooperation, solve problems, and reach consensus.)

4. 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 made within the Agency and outside the Agency, including their purpose, intended audience, and size of audience. Describe analyses of technical or policy documents that you have prepared or assisted in the preparing.)

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as possessing expert level knowledge of a wide variety of duties related to the conduct of regulatory impact studies and cost/benefit analyses, including the design of costing methods, the development of cost estimating relationships, and the research and development of data sources for costing of proposed rulemaking changes. The incumbent must be familiar with the full range of cost considerations as they relate to the regulatory oversight of the U.S. commercial nuclear program

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Education

Formal education at the university level comparable to that obtained from under-graduate level training (i.e., Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, economics, accounting, or finance) and experience with the electric utility industry, its regulations, economic marketing, financial, and operational matters

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.

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