Team Leader (Legal Research Center)

Rockville, Maryland
Feb 25, 2021
Mar 05, 2021
Full Time


The position is in the Legal Research Center, Program Support Branch, in the Office of the General Counsel. The supervisor is Cynthia Dekle. This position is not in the bargaining unit. This position requires minimal travel. Travel expenses associated with interview expenses will not be paid. Expenses associated with relocation may be paid.

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You will serve as a Team Leader in the Legal Research Center, managing the provision of paralegal and litigation support services for the Office of the General Counsel. You will oversee a research support program that provides reference, legislative, and regulatory research services and training for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Your duties include: providing through contracts electronic and hard copy legal resource materials and staff training in the use of those resources; directing and overseeing the NRC's Federal Register Notice (FRN) program, including management of NRC dockets in the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS), the FRN tracking system, and the review and publication of agency-wide FRNs.

Also, you will independently develop and implement a budget to meet acquisition needs and keep acquisitions within budget through effective monitoring techniques. A Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer's Representatives (FAC-COR), Level 1 certification is required (and must be obtained within 3 months of taking the position).

As Team Leader, you will be responsible for 1) supervising the Legal Research Center staff for less than 25% of your work time, 2) assigning and monitoring all reference, legislative, and research requests received by the library, and 3) ensuring the timely review and publication of all Federal Register notices received in OGC.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - This position requires minimal travel.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • This is a Drug Testing position.

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 (GG-13) grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector and meet the following:

Specialized experience is knowledge and detailed understanding of Federal government policies, rules and regulations, organization, procedures, personnel, and nuclear regulatory activities and procedures for developing, drafting, reviewing, and publishing Federal Register notices; demonstrated knowledge of the NRC's legal research databases and collections, the literature of the law, current research efforts in law, and of government in order to provide effective and in-depth information support; and demonstrated ability to independently develop and implement a budget to meet acquisition needs, and to keep acquisitions within budget through effective monitoring techniques.


There are no educational requirements for this 0301 occupational series.

Additional information

The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

The NRC is a zero-tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this NRC position are subject to random drug testing.

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

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