Nuclear Engineer

Washington D.C.
Oct 23, 2018
Oct 23, 2018
Full Time

25% or less - Intermittent; 25% or less

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation Incentive will be offered.

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements
  • Relocation and PCS may be offered
  • Obtain and Maintain a “Q” Level Security Clearance
  • Complete DOE Technical Qualification Program
  • N/A

    You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. You may review the qualification requirements here.


    Your application and resume should demonstrate that 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 past work experience demonstrates that 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. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

    A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-14 in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Serving as the Senior Nuclear safety enforcement specialist in the area of nuclear safety operations; advising management on whether a contractor is adequately ensuring nuclear safety. Conducting, leading, and documenting evaluations of Nuclear Safety or radiological control programs at nuclear facilities, including compliance with established requirements.

    • Mastery knowledge of nuclear engineering including the principles of nuclear facility design, construction, operations, and maintenance.  This includes broad areas of nuclear safety operational concepts, practices, and principles sufficient to review, assess, and provide expert consultation on the related technical requirements for safe nuclear operations.
    • Knowledge of nuclear safety regulations, policies, and procedures sufficient to evaluate whether nuclear safety requirements are being followed in assigned areas.
    • Thorough knowledge of event investigation techniques which involve complex issues and lines of inquiry including the identification of the sequences of events, root cause analysis techniques and interviewing.
    • Knowledge of management methods and techniques sufficient to evaluate contractor development, implementation, and assessment of site and facility programs.
    • Skilled in serving as a recognized technical expert in resolving controversial or novel problems of unusual size and complexity involving projects such as planning and directing scientific and-engineering radiological safety evaluations.
    • Knowledge of and ability to apply fiscal and administrative policies, procedures, and practices sufficient to participate in the technical management of the nuclear safety investigation effort.

    A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level , GS-13 in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Leading, conducting, and documenting evaluations of Nuclear Safety or radiological control programs at nuclear facilities, including compliance with established requirements.

    • Knowledge to develop an investigation plan; designate team staffing requirements; manage the efforts of team members to ensure an effective investigation; identify nuclear safety issues and concerns; and guide the team in preparing the results of the investigation.
    • Ability to review reports provided by contractors and field elements and ensure that the nuclear and radiological safety of nuclear facilities, programs, projects and activities are properly analyzed, evaluated, documented, and approved, and that facilities and systems are designed, constructed, operated, maintained, decontaminated, decommissioned, and environmentally restored in a manner that provides adequate health and safety protection in accordance with nuclear safety rules.
    • Skill to act on highly technical and unique nuclear safety issues at facilities in the design, construction, installation, monitoring, operation and maintenance of nuclear reactors, non-reactor nuclear facilities, and safety related equipment and components.

    "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the 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.


    combination of experience and education, please see the OPM qualifications page.

    Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

    • Only one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
    • All males born after December 31, 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page,Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
    • If selected for this position, your appointment is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, during the pre-employment process.
    • If selected, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and are subject to a criminal background check to determine suitability for Federal employment before appointment.

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

    We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.

    Selecting Official may check references on those applicants referred for consideration.
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    Drug test required Yes

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