Naval Research Laboratory, D.C
Nov 30, 2022
Dec 08, 2022
Full Time

  • You will serve as the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) overseeing a comprehensive radiation safety program in support of several hundred individuals using radioactive materials and/or radiation sources.
  • You will maintain compliance with NRL's Naval Radioactive Materials Permit (NRMP), and Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Transportation regulations.
  • You will maintain compliance with NRL's NRMP, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Transportation regulations.
  • You will direct the radiation safety program's nuclear particle accelerators and pulsed storage machines, including reviewing plans for new construction from the viewpoint of radiological safety and the purchase of new materials and equipment.
  • You will be responsible for all Radiation Safety Review Requests (RSRs) pertaining to the procurement, use, disposal, or change of location or custodian of NRL ionizing radiation sources.
  • You will be responsible for the Laboratory's personnel and environmental dosimetry programs emphasizing the technical portion of the program by meeting the requirements of NAVMED P-5055, Radiation Health Protection Manual.
  • You will oversee the quality control and activities of the counting laboratory.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per the preliminary nationwide injunction on E.O. 14043, COVID-19 vaccinations will not be implemented or enforced. For more information on vaccine status and workplace safety protocol requirements see Additional Information below.
  • You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final Secret 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.
  • This position is considered Key/Emergency-Essential. You will be required to provide immediate and continuing support to ensure the success of combat operations or the availability of combat-essential systems.
  • You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.
  • Supervisors in the executive branch have a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. You will be required to review the 14 General Principles of Ethical Conduct at 5 CFR 2635.101.


Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the pay band (NP-03) or equivalent grade level (GS-11/12/13) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) supervising personnel, eliciting their support and cooperation, evaluating their performance, and satisfying Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) requirements; 2) developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive program for safety and occupational health, to include radiological safety; 3) working with and regulating various types and amounts of radioactive materials; 4) demonstrated use of Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) decommissioning rules, National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements Reports (NCRP) and American National Standards; and 5) communicating orally and in writing.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., 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.


Basic Requirements:
  • Degree: natural science or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in health physics, engineering, radiological science, chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, and/or calculus.

  • Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or other education; or certification as a health physicist by the American Board of Health Physics, plus appropriate experience and other education that provided an understanding of sciences applicable to health physics comparable to that described in paragraph A.

  • Additional information

    COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION: To comply with the recent preliminary nationwide injunction on Executive Order 14043, Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees, the Department of the Navy is not taking any action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. New hires will need to provide their vaccination status as well as comply with workplace safety protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

    This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

    Several vacancies may be filled.

    A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

    Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: .

    Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.