Regulatory Guide Program Specialist

Rockville, Maryland
Nov 30, 2020
Dec 07, 2020
Program Manager
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES), Division of Engineering (DE), Regulatory Guidance and Generic Issues Branch (RGGIB). The supervisor is Meraj Rahimi. This position is in the Bargaining Unit. This position is not subject to the confidential financial disclosure reporting requirements and is not subject to the security ownership restriction reporting requirements.

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As a Regulatory Guide Program Specialist, you will support activities and processes associated with developing, issuing, withdrawing, and tracking regulatory guides. These services may include writing, editing, graphics, typesetting, Web posting, printing, and distribution. Duties include but are not limited to:

1. Oversees and maintains information regarding the status of all draft and final guides as they are processed through RES, applicable NRC offices, and the public during all phases of the regulatory guide process. Establishes and maintains an information system to document this status information. Consults with appropriate NRC offices in order to ensure that the status information is kept current and readily available as needed by RES and agency management and staff. Ensures that required time frames are communicated and satisfied for RES and other office reviews and public comment opportunities.

2. Reviews all draft and final regulatory guides for compliance with RES Office Instruction TEC_004, and consistency with NRC style requirements for public documents. Ensures proper format for all headings, tables, figures, lists, and narratives. Reviews all references cited in regulatory guides to ensure accuracy and public availability through identified sources.

3. Assists with the public comment process and reviews by the Advisory Committee for Reactor Safeguards (ACRS), the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI), and the Committee to Review Generic Requirements (CRGR).

4. Prepares Federal Register notices concerning the issuance of draft and final regulatory guides and coordinates their publication through the Office of Administration. Prepares and concurs for RES on required issuance memoranda and ensures that required distribution and concurrences are completed. Ensures that appropriate Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information (SUNSI) reviews are completed and documented.

5. Oversees all functions related to the placement in and use of regulatory guides within ADAMS. Resolves problems and responds to inquiries related to profiling and access determinations for regulatory guides and related documents within ADAMS.

6. Prepares Congressional Review Act forms and transmittal cover letter for submittal to GAO, Senate, and the House.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.

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 (11) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as experience which provides demonstrated knowledge of NRC regulatory guide policies, practices, and processes to ensure the coordination and processing of regulatory guides.

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.


There are no educational requirements for this position.

Additional information

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 knowledge, skills, 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 electronically, following the instructions below:

All supplemental documents can now be collected electronically and should be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. 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 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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