Environmental Scientist

Rockville, Maryland
Jan 07, 2021
Jan 19, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in NMSS, Division of Rulemaking, Environmental and Financial Support (REFS, Environmental Review, License Renewal and Environmental Branch
The supervisor is Robert Elliott
This position is Bargaining Unit

Relocation benefits may be paid.

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As an Environmental Scientist, provides technical, programmatic, and project support for environmental review projects for NMSS. Serves as an Environmental Scientist assessing environmental impacts for the environmental review of commercial nuclear power facility license renewal reviews, licensing reviews of non-power production or utilization facilities (NPUFs) and various other licensing actions involving commercial nuclear power plants or NPUFs, such as extended power up rates. Serves as a technical witness, as needed, at public hearings representing the NRC within the area of the employee's technical expertise.The successful candidate will perform the full range of X duties (Example: full range of administrative duties for the division).

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel

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.


In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as specific knowledge and experience applying the principles, theories, and practices in the fields of environmental science as related to assessing the environmental impacts of commercial nuclear power plants, NPUFs and/or fuel cycle facilities.


Education Requirements:

A Bachelor of Science degree in physical science, biological or environmental science, or related field, plus graduate or equivalent level experience in the area of environmental impact analysis.

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 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

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
National security

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. Please upload a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.

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:

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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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