Nuclear Engineer

Washington D.C.
Mar 29, 2019
Mar 29, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - 4-6 times per year

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes PCS may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, agency policy and dependent upon availability of funding.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must be registered with the Selective Service, if applicable.

    Drug Testing
    The position is covered under the DOE Drug-Free Workplace Order 343.1. The tentative selectee must test negative prior to final selection for this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter.

    Security Clearance
    This position requires you to obtain and maintain a DOE 'Q' level security clearance/access authorization.

    Financial Disclosure
    Subject to Financial Disclosure OGE Form 450.


    A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent at the GS-13 level (or equivalent) grade level in the Federal service.  Experience should include:

    • Professional knowledge and application of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques of nuclear, electrical, chemical, and mechanical engineering applicable to the full range of engineering duties concerned with the administration, management, planning, and evaluation of contractor activities involving health and safety precautions, propulsion plant design changes and ship construction.

    Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative response.  Rather, your resume must describe how your past experience demonstrates the following KSAs.

    1. Mastery of advanced engineering concepts, practices, and principles of naval nuclear propulsion engineering.

    2. High level knowledge of naval nuclear propulsion engineering aspects, other than assigned specialty area.

    3. Extensive knowledge of naval nuclear propulsion engineering.

    4. Detailed knowledge of related fields such as mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering and physics.

    5. High level skill in managing technical programs and resources.

    6. Detailed knowledge of, and ability to apply, administrative and fiscal policies, and procedures and practices.

    7. Ability to effectively interact with senior government and contractor officials.

    8. Ability to discern the need for, formulate and implement new technical policies and standards.

    "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/Band:  Current federal employees must meet time-in-grade/time-in-band requirements to be eligible for 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 qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


    • Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Engineering OR
    • Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate professional field, provided you have had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. OR
    • Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum. OR
    • Current registration as a Professional Engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico allows eligibility only if your registration is within or closely related to nuclear engineering.
    EDUCATION: You must provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US Department of Education.

    Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the US Department of Education. Foreign education special instructions: .

    For more information on qualification requirements, please click OPM Qualification Standards.

    The US Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
    •Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
    •Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links below or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    •If you are currently a military member on Active Duty, please refer to the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 to see what documentation should be submitted to be considered for appointment under a special Veterans hiring authority.
    •More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    •Some positions may require completion of a probationary period.
    •If you believe you are eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM CTAP/ICTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the CTAP or ICTAP programs, your application score must achieve a numerical score of 85 points (not including veterans preference points) on the job specific questions portion of the online questionnaire. You must also submit a copy of the agency notice of separation or intended separation, a copy of your most recent Performance Rating and a copy of your most recent SF-50.
    •Male applicants born after 12/31/1959, who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, must be registered (or must have registered at the time they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment.

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    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 determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.

    We will also verify that you are eligible for Merit Promotion positions by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.

    If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

    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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    Read more Security clearance Q Access Authorization

    Drug test required No

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