Washington D.C.
Mar 29, 2018
Mar 29, 2018
Full Time
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.
  • 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.

    The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

    Demonstrated expert knowledge and understanding of a broad range of current, state-of-the-art information technologies and evolving technology trends, and the ability to quickly research and obtain information on new technologies as they evolve.

    Demonstrated ability to introduce new technologies into the enterprise and to provide assessments of the applicability of alternate technologies to specific business needs.

    Demonstrated ability to evaluate complex programmatic problems and to communicate complex technical issues to executive level management in an effective manner.

    Demonstrated ability to write or revise technical or policy materials in the IT field, such as research papers, strategic plans, project plans, concepts of operations, policy directives, procedure manuals, and user guides.

    Demonstrated ability to work closely with people of diverse organizational roles, including senior agency management, to achieve integrated, workable and acceptable IT studies, solutions, policies, standards, and guidelines.

    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: Specific expertise in developing and managing complex IT systems in both local data centers and in public cloud environments; experience in transitioning services to cloud that covers the planning, acquisition, development, and management aspects. Responsible for providing guidance on best practices for using the cloud, and promoting collaboration throughout the NRC and the cross-government cloud community.

    Experience managing cloud services and cloud migration, including defining benefits, planning strategies, and leading implementation; and, making investment (and/or divestment) decisions about how to maximize the impact of budget allocated to moving systems of large organizations to the cloud. The experience must also include experience in both Commercial Cloud and DevOps:
    • Commercial Cloud - experience in using virtualized resources in commercial cloud environments, and deploying and scaling applications using strategies optimized for these environments.
    • DevOps - experience in horizontal application scaling, the use of configuration management techniques, and generally ensuring rapid reproducible application deployments.

    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.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to any vacancy questions to determine your level of knowledge, skill and ability related to the job requirements. If you are among the top candidates for this position, your application will be referred to the hiring manager.

    Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.
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