Sr. Environmental Project Manager

Rockville, Maryland
Jun 11, 2021
Jun 18, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in NMSS, Division of Rulemaking, Environmental and Financial Support (REFS) Environmental Review and New Reactors Branch
The supervisor is Kenneth Erwin
This position is Bargaining Unit. This position is subject to Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements. This position is subject to the security ownership restriction reporting requirements.

Relocation benefits may be paid.

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Serves as a senior project manager in the Environmental Review New Reactors Branch, Division of Rulemaking, Environmental, and Financial Support, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. The incumbent plans, coordinates, directs, and leads major projects for the environmental review of nuclear facilities, as well as the development of regulations, policies, requirements, and guidance for nuclear facilities, materials safety, security, and protection of the environment. He/she is responsible for leading and managing projects and resolving highly complex, critical, or controversial program, policy, and licensing issues; and completing NEPA analyses for NRC projects. Candidates must have extensive knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related laws, regulations, and policies; as well as NRC implementing regulations in 10 CFR Part 51 and associated guidance related to licensing facilities at the NRC under these laws and regulations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

This is a drug testing position.


In order to qualify for this position, you must have at

(1) Having at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the occupational series listed above or a related series performing similar or like duties; OR

(2) possessing knowledge of the principles and practices of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and associated environmental laws and as evidenced by a bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering, health physics, or natural or environmental sciences (e.g., ecology, archeology) or related field of study or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as expert knowledge of the principal features of nuclear facilities or operations that may affect a site's environment and the nature of the effects. Comprehensive knowledge of the applicable environmental laws, especially NEPA, the Endangered Species Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation & Management Act, the Coastal Zone Management Act, the Fixing Americas Surface Transportation Act, and other related Acts, as appropriate.


Education Requirements:

GG-0801 (General Engineering Series):

Basic Requirements:
    • 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
    • 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 meeting additional OPM requirements.

GG-1301, (General Physical Science Series):

Basic requirements:
  • Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. OR
  • Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

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:

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.

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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