Nuclear Engineer (Nuclear Safety Basis)
50% or less - Travel will be approximately 30% of the time.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation expenses may be paid in accordance with federal travel regulations. Recruitment or relocation incentives may be considered.
A "Q" security clearance is required. As a condition of appointment to this position, you will be subject to pre-employment/pre-appointment testing for illegal drug use under the U.S. Department of Energy Employee Drug Plan. If you are selected you will be provided information regarding drug testing. Failure to undergo testing or positive findings resulting from the test will eliminate you from further consideration for this position. If selected for and appointed to this position you will be subject to random drug testing while employed.
[A] a degree in professional engineering. Curriculum must (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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; OR
[B] 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 professional 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; written test (successfully passed the Engineer-In-Training (EIT) examination or the written test required for professional registration); specified academic courses (successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering); OR related curriculum (successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field).
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Resumes of qualified candidates must describe at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower pay band, EK-IV (equivalent level of duties are GS 14-15). Specialized experience is defined as experience in the Federal service or non-federal service in leading technical teams in the conduct of nuclear facility inspections, assessments and analyses, nuclear facility design, accident analysis, and safety basis development or revision.
Your application and resume should demonstrate you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your work experience demonstrates you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position.
1. Mastery of, and skill in applying, the theories and advanced state-of-the-art concepts and principles practiced in the science of professional nuclear engineering sufficient to serve as a recognized expert in nuclear facility design and related areas as well as develop measurement methodologies, approaches, and analytical tools, which expand state-of-the-art for applications to scientific and practical needs of the Department's short- and long-term safety oversight program for nuclear facilities and operations; represent the Department as an eminent expert on nuclear systems safety in meetings, conferences, and committees, as required and promotes, evaluates and nurtures the generation and exchange of new concepts, principles, methods, applications, and practices in nuclear engineering as applies to nuclear safety basis and nuclear facility design and operations.
2. Expert knowledge of the principles and practices of related disciplines and subject matter areas, such as health physics, general and occupational safety and health; and working knowledge of other professional engineering and scientific disciplines sufficient to serve as a technical authority with respect to the full range of work associated with the conduct of assessments, inspections, and special technical analyses and studies.
3. Expert knowledge to evaluate the adequacy of DOE and contractor nuclear facility engineering design, safety basis, configuration management and operations programs and to provide advice on how to improve systems and related safety programs Department-wide.
4. Expert knowledge and expertise to coordinate projects with other oversight professionals and specialists in order to ensure the successful development and operation of a comprehensive nuclear facility safety oversight program for all DOE facilities.
5. Detailed knowledge of DOE, OSHA, EPA, NRC, and other agency or organization safety regulations, policies, and procedures in order to determine and measure conformance with required and accepted nuclear engineering and systems safety practices and procedures applicable to the design, construction, and operations of DOE facilities.
6. Ability to lead, guide, direct, and advise multidisciplinary teams engaged in the conduct of assessments and inspections and in the analysis and study of nuclear facility engineered safety system, engineering and design processes, safety basis, operations and related issues.
7. Expert knowledge and skill to represent the agency in oversight matters in interagency meetings, conferences, and/or task groups. The incumbent must possess and demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
8. Knowledge and skill to develop new and innovative approaches to the oversight of nuclear facility safety programs, and to apply new developments and experienced judgment to such oversight programs.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
This position has a positive education requirement. A degree in Engineering is required. Supporting documentation of your education and training is required for this position. You must provide your college transcripts. Please submit all supporting documents in accordance with the instructions provided under "Required Documents" in the "How to Apply" section. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U. S. Department of Education (DoEd). FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS: Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the DoEd. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website. Please note you must provide evidence when applying.
HINTS FOR SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION:
You are strongly encouraged to read the entire vacancy announcement and comply with the application procedures. Failure to submit all of the required information will result in an incomplete application and you may be marked ineligible for this vacancy. Please allow yourself sufficient time to completely answer the online application questions and review your application before you submit it. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BEFORE 11:59 PM ET OF THE CLOSING DATE. AFTER THAT TIME, THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL CLOSE AND YOU WILL NO LONGER HAVE ACCESS TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION.
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The US Department of Energy is an EQUAL OPPORTUITY EMPLOYER.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to place you into an initial quality category via OPM's Category Rating procedures. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to ensure you have been placed into the appropriate quality category. Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (when applicable), and training as described in your resume and applicant assessment. Your credentials are measured against the established duties of the position at the grade level(s) being advertised. The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified", although they may differ slightly based on individual agency policy. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
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