Technical Assistant

Rockville, Maryland
May 01, 2021
May 07, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of Administration (ADM). The supervisor of this position is James Corbett. This is a non-bargaining unit position. Expenses associated with relocation will not be paid. This position is not subject to Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements.

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The selectee will serve as a highly qualified technical specialist assisting and advising the Director/Deputy Director and will be responsible for a broad variety of matters related to implementing systematic and integrated corporate activities, plans and metrics. Serves as facilitator, communicator, and/or task leader for special assignments and ad hoc working groups.

Duties will also include and are not limited to:

Assist the Director/Deputy Director with internal and external communications initiatives, including communications with Office of Administration (ADM) staff, the Office of the Executive Director for Operations (OEDO) and the Commission, other Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) offices and Regions, and other government agencies, such as the General Services Administration and the Office of Management and Budget.

Identify, evaluate, coordinate, review, monitor, and advise the Director/Deputy Director on major issues within the office and recommend corrective actions. Integrate divergent views into a cohesive office position for Director/Deputy Director consideration.

Facilitate and ensure the development and implementation of long-range and short-term corporate management plans and metrics for the office and presents to management.

Lead inter- and intra-office ad hoc teams and working groups in the conduct of studies and analyses to propose solutions to management challenges that requires consideration of immediate- and long-range outcomes.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Minimal travel required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • U.S. Citizenship Required

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. Internal employees of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on a permanent or competitive Term appointment are eligible to apply.


To qualify, candidates must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GG-13) level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

Specialized experience is defined as work experience that demonstrates mastery of advanced management and organizational principles and practices; comprehensive knowledge of administrative activities, budgeting, and strategic planning adequate to enable development, evaluation and direction of a wide variety of highly technical concepts, plans and programs; thorough knowledge and understanding of administrative functions and procedures, policies and goals, the sequence and timing of key program events and milestones, and techniques for evaluating program accomplishments.

A description of how you possess the specialized experience, as well as how you meet the qualifications desired, should be addressed in your resume and in your responses to the vacancy questions.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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 301-287-0712.

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

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 either electronically, following the instructions below, or by sending one copy by email to:

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:
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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.

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