Nuclear Engineering Technician, ZT-0802-III (GS 9/10 Equivalent)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Posted
Oct 05, 2019
Closes
Oct 13, 2019
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Satisfactory completion of pre-employment medical examination is required.

The applicant selected will operate and maintain the NIST Research Reactor in the NIST Center for Neutron Research.

Are you ready to explore your future with NIST?

Your application package may be shared with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like the one you are applying to. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent will operate and maintain the NIST Nuclear Reactor and associated systems. Requires ability to apply the principles, methods, and technologies of various engineering and scientific disciplines to reactor operations; must obtain and maintain an operator license in accordance with 10CFR55. Eligible to apply for licensure by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Meetings, seminars and training.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
04

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov)
  • You must be suitable for Federal Employment
  • Satisfactory completion of pre-employment medical examination is required.
  • This position requires the passing of a drug test


Satisfactory completion of pre-employment medical examination is required.

Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

In order to qualify, applicants must have one year (52 weeks) of the specialized experience equivalent at the GS-08 (ZT-II at NIST). Specialized experience is defined as experience in the operation, maintenance and safety aspects of nuclear research reactors and neutron scattering instruments.

OR

Two full years of graduate education

OR

A master's degree

OR

A combination of education and experience

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). 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.

Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains Federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the OPM website located at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/

Applicants may request reconsideration of their qualifications determination within three business days from the date their applicant status was changed. Applicants should email the Agency Contact listed in this vacancy announcement with their written request listing the announcement number; explaining why the original determination was improper; what factors were not considered; and, should provide any other pertinent information that would enable reevaluation.

Education

Additional information

This notice is issued under direct-hire authority to recruit new talent to occupations for which NIST has a severe shortage of candidates.

A one year probationary period may be required.

***Satisfactory completion of pre-employment medical examination is required:

Physical requirements of this position may include but are not limited to: moderate lifting (15-44 pounds); moderate carrying (15 to 44 pounds); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; specific visual requirement (correctable to 20/40); depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; and hearing (aid permitted). Environmental factors may include but are not limited to: outside and inside; electrical energy; working around machinery with moving parts; working on ladders or scaffolding; working below ground; working closely with others; working alone; and protracted or irregular hours of work.

This position is covered by an Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). This system replaces the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and grade with career paths and pay bands. For information regarding how the pay bands correspond to the General Schedule, click here.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, salary, duties performed for each position, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level/pay band. Please also include in your resume a list of all publications and patents/patent applications on which you are a named inventor and provide the title and patent/patent application number for each. Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Direct Hire Guidelines. Veterans' Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this notice will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. You may not be considered for the position if any part of the application is incomplete. Your application may not receive appropriate consideration without the required supporting documentation.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

What documents do I need to submit? In addition to your resume, you must submit a copy of your transcripts to document that you have met the education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to the final offer of employment.
How do I submit my documents: You may submit required and/or supplemental documents through any ONE of the following methods:
  • Upload your file(s);
  • Download from your USAJOBS account;
  • Fax using the on-line fax cover sheet;

  • All required supporting documentation mentioned in this vacancy announcement, and all vacancy applications submitted electronically or via fax must be submitted and received by 11:59 pm ET on the closing date of this announcement. You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.

    Are you CTAP or ICTAP Eligible? If you are a Federal employee claiming special priority selection rights under DOC's Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or your Agency's Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must meet the threshold of "well qualified" for the position to receive priority consideration. DoC defines well qualified as receiving an overall score of "85". In order to be eligible and considered under CTAP or ICTAP procedures, you must submit proof that you meet the requirements of 5CFR 330.605 (a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of your agency's notice, a copy of your most recent Performance Rating and a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting current position, grade level, and the duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. If you are determined eligible for CTAP and ICTAP consideration, you may be required to respond to job-related questions in order to assess your "well qualified" status. Responses to the questions must be reflected in your resume. If the your responses are not supported by information in your resume, they may be modified and, as a result, your score may be lowered.

    For more information about CTAP and ICTAP, please refer to the following web site: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/#ctap .

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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