General Engineer (Director)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Germantown, Maryland
Posted
Jan 08, 2021
Closes
Jan 19, 2021
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

A successful candidate in this position will serve as a Director, to provide technical expertise on nuclear safety policies, requirements, general nuclear safety matters, as well as support the oversight of nuclear safety responsibilities by NNSA and nuclear explosive operations.

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Responsibilities

As a General Engineer, you will:
  • Serve as Director, to provide expert analysis and advice to the Office of Chief of Defense Nuclear Safety (CDNS) and other senior NNSA officials on nuclear safety, specifically in the areas of: Rules, Directives, and Standards that affect nuclear safety at NNSA field and program offices.
  • Manage and supervise the work of the Office by providing programmatic, technical, and administrative direction.
  • Lead the planning and management of the Office activities and provide overall direction on the selection, utilization, and development of assigned personnel and the resolution of work -related issues.
  • Working in coordination with the NNSA Site Offices and Headquarters provide leadership and technical assistance to assure adequacy and applicability of the DOE and NNSA Safety Programs and Initiatives.
  • Lead/advise in the area of NNSA operational nuclear safety; specifically in development and implementation of integrated safety management systems, safety analyses, technical safety requirements, nuclear explosive safety, training, and start-up and restart of nuclear facilities.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel up to 20%

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
05

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • Subject to Random Drug Testing
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Favorable suitability determination required.
  • Financial Disclosure is required.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a "Q" level Security Clearance.
  • Certification in the DOE's Technical Qualification Program (TQP) typically within 18 months.
  • Human Reliability Program (HRP)
  • Senior Technical Safety Manager Qualification Program (STSM)

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification.
  • A two year trial period may be required.


Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA pay band level or GS grade level in the Federal Service, i.e., NN-4, EN-04 or GS-15. Specialized experience for this position is defined as applying multiple professional engineering principles to provide leadership and management to support a dynamic work environment that supports the oversight of field offices and safety subject matter experts needed to facilitate the safe execution of the NNSA mission; understanding enterprise and site risk in his/her office safety areas; effectively managing resources to successfully address safety risk and manages change effectively to evolve the organization to meet emergent needs in an effective and timely manner.

Examples of Qualified Experience:
  • Experience providing guidance and leadership to senior Site Office and Program managers and safety professionals on matters pertaining to the safety of operations in nuclear and or non-nuclear hazardous facilities.
  • Experience in providing leadership and management of safety professionals in the support of nuclear safety oversight such as safety management program reviews or similar areas or providing technical assistance to field offices in nuclear safety areas.
  • Experience exercising broad latitude to interpret new or revised professional standards and codes, guidelines, policy statements, or regulations.
  • Experience in leading change in an organization and supporting a learning high performance organization.
  • Experience performing a wide variety analytical studies and resolving technical and operational problems, controversial findings or challenging technical issues.

Education may not be substituted for specialized experience.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
  • Mastery knowledge of principles, practices, theories, and concepts of professional engineering, e.g., civil, safety, chemical, electrical, nuclear, structural, industrial, and/or mechanical, as well as corresponding scientific knowledge, e.g., chemistry and physics, in order to provide expert, professional advise related to the broad area of safety authorization basis/safety analysis.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to, implement personnel requirements for hiring, managing, and providing performance evaluations of Office Staff.
  • Knowledge of a broad range of laws, regulations, and high level directives related to DOE/NNSA nuclear safety requirement and Nuclear Explosive Safety.
  • Knowledge of the following technical disciplines: Nuclear Criticality Safety, Conduct of Operations, Safety Basis Development, and Nuclear Explosive Safety.

  • "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.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education

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    A. 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

    B. 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 one of the following: 1) Professional registration or licensure; 2) Written Test; 3) Specified academic course; 4) Related curriculum. For more information on the alternative methods, please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf

    This position has a positive education requirement or combination of education & experience. To meet the positive education requirement you MUST provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application. This can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. For specific education requirements, please see the Education Requirements. If selected, official transcripts may be requested.

    Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Foreign Education: Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. A written evaluation of any foreign education must be provided with your application in response to this vacancy announcement or be received by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide this evaluation will result in you being found unqualified for the position. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education, see the Department of Education website , and for a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, visit The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

    Additional information

    • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.

    EEO Policy: Click HERE.
    Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Click HERE.
    Veterans Information: Click HERE.
    Telework: Click HERE.
    Selective Service Registration: Click HERE.

    Information about the NNSA Demonstration project can be found by clicking HERE.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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.

    Your performance appraisals and incentive awards will be given due consideration in the selection process based on their relation to the duties of the position and the consistency with which they may be considered in evaluating you against other applicants.

    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 will be rated "ineligible", or "not qualified".

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Q Access Authorization

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing , National security

    Required Documents

    Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

    ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a about what is expected in your resume." href="https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume" target="_blank" rel="noopener">resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
    • Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
    • For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
    • For paid work experience, please indicate your starting grade/salary for each position and the highest grade/salary you earned (if different).
    • List all incentive awards on your resume that are related to the duties of this position.
    • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
    • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.

    Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.

    Current Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!
  • Full position title;
  • Appointment type (block 34 on SF-50);
  • Occupational series;
  • Pay plan, grade, and step;
  • Tenure code (block 24 on SF-50); and
  • Service computation date (SCD).

  • If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive or excepted service status (block 34 on the SF-50) or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive or excepted service status and highest grade held on a permanent basis.

    Performance Appraisals: You must submit your two (2) most recent performance appraisals.

    There is a specific educational requirement for this vacancy: experience." href="https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/resume/build/education/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Documentation verifying your educational claims must be submitted. This can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application and you will be removed from consideration. Please see the Education section for more information.

    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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