Privacy Specialist

Rockville, Maryland
Jan 19, 2023
Jan 27, 2023
Full Time

The successful candidate will perform the full range of Privacy Specialist duties.

Such duties include but are not limited to:
  • Plan, develop, and deliver NRC wide privacy training materials, including training materials that serve as a basis for providing role-based training to agency personnel or as a template for the development of specialized training.
  • Analyze new or proposed legislation or regulations to determine impact on program operations and management and ensure NRC Privacy Program compliance.
  • Communicate and relate effectively with the NRC Privacy Officer, Office managers, supervisors, program manager, agency counsel and employees at all levels of the organization regarding Privacy Act (PA) activities.
  • Research new practices to improve effectiveness, overseeing compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements related to the establishment and revision of Privacy Act System of Record Notices (SORN).
  • Develop and coordinate Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA), Privacy Threshold Analysis (PTA), and System of Records Notices (SORN).
  • Reporting and tracking of privacy incidents.


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 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 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as: Drafting and developing new privacy policies, procedures and guidance dealing with the applicability, integrity, and impact on programs, operations, and technologies; Coordinating efforts impacting privacy amongst multiple levels of staff and management; Coordinating in the development of Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA), Privacy Threshold Analysis (PTA), System of Record Notices (SORN), and completion of reports as required by FISMA and the Privacy Act; Developing metrics and tracking documents for demonstrating programmatic success, progress, and needs to higher level official; Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration experience in areas of privacy; and Supporting activities in analyzing privacy laws, regulations, and policies as they pertain to program operations.

An ideal candidate for this position would posses:
  • Ability to communicate and relate effectively with the NRC Privacy Officer, Office managers, supervisors, program managers, agency counsel and employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Privacy Act of 1974 and related laws and regulations, federal and department privacy policy and practices to advise the NRC Privacy Officer, Senior Agency Official for Privacy (SAOP), Office Directors, supervisors, program managers, agency counsel and employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and develop and work with limited supervision and meet multiple project milestones and deadlines as required.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding government information while supporting accountability and transparency.
  • Ability to administer, analyze, supervise, or perform work involved in establishing, disseminating, or managing Government information.
  • Ability to plan and carry out assignments independently, determine the method to accomplish the outcomes based on requirements, establish priorities, policies, and procedures.


There are no Individual Occupational Requirements for this series.

Additional information

The duty location of this position is Rockville, Maryland. In general, employees are expected to be in the office at a minimum of 4 days per pay period. Telework schedules, including full-time telework, 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.