Security Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Apr 15, 2021
Closes
Apr 22, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Division of Physical Cyber Security Policy, Reactor Security Branch. The supervisor is Anthony Bowers.

This is a bargaining unit position. There may be Occasional Travel associated with the position.

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Responsibilities

Serves as a technical lead for security of NRC licensed nuclear facilities and programs associated with security and safeguards licensing, including access authorization, fitness-for-duty, training and qualification programs. Responsible for development and review of policy and procedures and resolving policy and technical issues relating to security requirements of operating commercial power reactors, decommissioning facilities, spent fuel storage facilities, and advanced reactors.

Travel Required

25% or less - Less than 25% travel

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



U.S. Citizenship Required

This is a Drug Testing position.

Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.

Qualifications

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: Experience in the development and review of policy and procedures, resolving policy and technical issues, and oversight relating to security requirements of operating commercial power reactors, decommissioning facilities, spent fuel storage facilities, and/or advanced reactors.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

1. Demonstrated knowledge of physical security systems, equipment and procedures and of safeguards and security related rules, regulations and procedures. Broad knowledge of NRC and/or international goals, regulations and regulatory guides.

2. Knowledge of NRC regulatory program, policy development, licensing, and inspection/enforcement techniques and standards.

3. Knowledge of NRC safeguards requirements and standards (both domestic and international) for the physical protection equipment and systems, i.e., exterior and interior intrusion detection systems, vehicle and personnel barriers; alarm assessment technology; armed response trained and equipment; access control technology and personnel screening methods, used in protecting nuclear facilities, nuclear material, or other high value/high consequence assets.

4. Demonstrated ability to present technical information both orally and in writing.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

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 Disability.Resource@nrc.gov. Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. Veterans, please visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/

Selectee's will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you will need a favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.

The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.

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
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

List of supplemental material that may be applicable:

If you are 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.

If you are a current/reinstatement eligible Federal employee with status (Tenure Group 1 or 2), you will be considered under our merit promotion procedures and must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) to verify competitive status or reinstatement eligibility.

Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service; Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within 120 days; SF-15 Form and related documentation; VA letter.) You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/.

If you are applying for a position that requires a college degree, you must submit your College Transcripts.

All supplemental documents will 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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