Project Manager (Non Power)

Rockville, Maryland
Oct 05, 2022
Oct 06, 2022
Full Time

As the Project Manager (PM) you will serve as the focal point for the processing, oversight, and review of all matters associated with licensing project management of NRC-licensed Non-Power Production or Utilizations Facilities (NPUFs) and assigned projects. You will serve as the PM for the licensing, safety, safeguards and security, and environmental functions, reviews and evaluations of assigned facilities under construction, operation, deferred, permanently shutdown or decommissioning and license termination status. As assigned and qualified, you will conduct inspections of facilities and licensing examinations of operators.

Additional duties include but are not limited to:
  • Manage, coordinate, and routinely perform safety, safeguards and security and environmental reviews of applications related to construction permits, operating licenses, technical specifications (TSs), emergency plans, safeguards and security plans, operator re-qualification plans and radiation protection plans, and amendments thereto.
  • Evaluate responses to Commission generic communications, processes relief requests and exemptions from regulations, and evaluate decommissioning and license termination plans for assigned facilities.
  • Maintain an awareness of regulatory issues affecting licensing project management.
  • Serve as the technical monitor on assigned projects and overall contract project manager for technical assistance efforts by DOE labs or commercial contractors in support of assigned projects.
  • Support discussions with potential interveners in hearings on assigned facilities and arranges meetings with them to discuss their contentions.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.
  • Subject to security ownership restriction reporting requirements.

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 COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent that an NRC job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply.

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 (GG/GS-12) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as: Experience with technical and regulatory reviews for nuclear facilities, or equivalent, that demonstrates knowledge in these areas.

A description of how you possess the specialized experience should be addressed in your resume and may also be addressed in the vacancy question provided for your supplemental response.

The IDEAL CANDIDATE will be able to demonstrate the following:

1. Experience in the application of the theories, principles, and practices in the field of engineering as it relates to nuclear facility design, licensing, operation, and regulation of nuclear facilities.

(In your resume, describe your experience in applying engineering-related principles and practices to the design, licensing, operation, and/or regulation of nuclear facilities.)

2. Ability to prioritize, plan, schedule, manage, and complete the review and/or inspection of technical and policy issues for licensing actions and activities affecting the regulatory agenda for nuclear facilities.

(In your resume, describe your experience and accomplishments in these areas. Provide examples which demonstrate your experience and involvement in these areas.)

3. Knowledge of NRC requirements, policies, practices, and programs applicable to nuclear facilities.

(In your resume, describe your experience and accomplishments in this area. Provide examples which demonstrate your related experience and involvement in this area, including how your accomplishments demonstrate knowledge of NRC policies, practices, and programs related to licensing, inspection, enforcement, technical review, etc.)

4. Demonstrated ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing, and to establish effective working relationships with various audiences.

(In your resume, describe specific experience, training, and accomplishments that demonstrate your ability to effectively communicate technical issues. Describe your ability to prepare written documents such as technical information proposals, significant event briefings, input to inspection reports. Provide at least three specific examples for both written and oral communication. Be sure to describe the audience, the nature and complexity of the communication, and the outcome of such communication. Describe your experience in establishing effective working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, peers, the public and government and industry officials.)

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.


You must include an unofficial or official copy of your college and/or university transcripts with your application. Education must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of credibility of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. If you have multiple degrees (e.g., BS, MS, PhD) please submit transcripts for each degree.

GG-0801 (General Engineering Series):

Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.


Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.

Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.

Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

GG-1301, (General Physical Science Series):

Basic requirements: Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.


Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

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.

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 Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. Veterans, please visit:

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.