Project Manager (Non Power)

Rockville, Maryland
Sep 19, 2020
Sep 27, 2020
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR), Division of Advanced Reactors and Non-power Production and Utilization Facilities (DANU), Non-power Production and Utilization Facility licensing branch (UNPL). The supervisor is Greg Casto. This position is in the Bargaining Unit. Selectee is not subject to Office of Government Ethics Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements (subject to change).

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Serves as a Project Manager (PM) Non-Power for the processing, oversight, and review of matters associated with licensing project management of NRC-licensed Non-Power Production or Utilization Facilities (NPUFs) and assigned projects that are of average and above average complexity. Serves as the PM for the licensing, safety, safeguards and security, and environmental functions, reviews and evaluations of assigned facilities under construction, operation, deferred, permanently shut down or decommissioning and license termination status. As assigned and qualified, conducts inspections of facilities and licensing examinations of operators.

Maintains cognizance of the current Office and Division priorities and focus areas relative to assigned activities. Processes licensee submittals in accordance with office and division policy. Maintains a sound understanding of the assigned facilities' licensing basis and ensures updated final safety analysis report (UFSAR) and 10 CFR 50.59, "Changes, experiments, and tests," reviews are conducted periodically. Performs acceptance reviews, screens licensee submittals for technical adequacy, assigns priority, enters tracking information in databases, and plans and schedules work activities based on workload planning metrics. Develops and maintains review schedules for assigned projects by coordinating with the assigned NRC and contractor review personnel and with key licensee staff and keeps the status of the projects up to date in the appropriate databases. Does technical reviews within areas of expertise, when regulatory precedents exist, or as assigned. Ensures that actions are completed within prescribed time periods in accordance with office goals and objectives.

Schedules, participates in, and chairs meetings with the licensee and its representatives, the NRC staff, representatives of other government offices, and the public. Coordinates and/or presents briefings on significant design, regulatory or safety issues to staff review groups, NPUF organizations, NRC senior management, the Advisory Committee for Reactor Safeguards, and the Commission. Manages and coordinates any necessary visits to assigned facilities and related meetings with the licensee and its representatives, the NRC staff, and State and local representatives.

Performs technically challenging activities in the areas of licensing actions, interfaces, and regulatory improvements. Requires minimal supervision to act within the framework of assigned duties.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 25% Occasional Travel

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Subject to the security ownership restriction reporting requirements.

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 (GG-13) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience performing technical and regulatory reviews for license applications and amendments for Non-Power Production or Utilization Facilities (NPUFs) demonstrating technical knowledge of NRC programs and policies relating to NPUFs.

A description of how you possess the specialized experience should be addressed in your resume, responses to the vacancy questions, and in the additional space provided for your supplemental response.


GG-0801 (General Engineering Series) and GG-0840 (Nuclear Engineering Series):

Basic Requirements:
    • Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; 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
    • 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 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 meeting additional OPM requirements.

GG-1301, (General Physical Science Series):

Basic requirements:
  • Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. OR
  • Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Additional information

Telework: In accordance with agency policy, this position may be eligible for either project based, fixed schedule, or full-time telework. Depending on the location, this position may also be eligible for hoteling/working from another agency location.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
L Access Authorization

Drug test required

Required Documents

As a NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement saying that one is not available. You may do so either electronically, following the instructions below (preferred method), or by sending one copy by e-mail to:

Lindsey Redden, HR Specialist

All supplemental documents can now be collected electronically and should be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. File uploads are limited to 5MB in size per document. If your file size exceeds 5MB it will not upload. You can reduce the file size by using the reduce file size feature in Adobe Acrobat before upload You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:

1. Use the "USAJOBs" feature to download documents from your USAJOBs portfolio; or
2. use the "Upload" feature to upload documents directly from your computer. The following types of documents can be uploaded:
.gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc; or
3. use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052.

If you plan to submit copies of your educational transcripts, please do so under the transcripts heading.

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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