Senior Communications Specialist

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


This position is located in Office of the Executive Director for Operations, Assistant for Operations. The supervisor is Sherri Miotla. This is a Non Bargaining Unit position. This position requires minimal travel. Travel expenses associated with interview expenses will not be paid. Expenses associated with relocation may be paid. This position is subject to confidential financial disclosure reporting requirements.

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The Senior Communications Specialist (1) proactively develops, evaluates, coordinates, reviews, monitors and advises the Executive Director for Operations (EDO), Deputy Executive Directors for Operations (DEDOs), and Assistant for Operations (AO) on communications-related policy and guidance issues affecting all NRC staff (2) is responsible for timely review of office work products (3) is responsible for maintaining a general knowledge of major communications initiatives underway across the agency (4) is responsible for identifying major issues requiring OEDO management attention to improve effectiveness in completing assigned work (5) coordinates with and remains cognizant of key interfaces and issues between NRC offices (headquarters and regions) and commission offices and their staff (6) serves as a backup to other OEDO staff and remains cognizant of their activities, and (7) as assigned, represents the OEDO on interoffice or interagency Task Groups to prepare recommended NRC policies and practices.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Minimal travel required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Subject to confidential financial disclosure reporting requirements.

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-14) grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector and meet the following:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is experience which demonstrates knowledge of NRC policies and procedures in the area of safety; a general knowledge of major communications initiatives underway across the agency; a broad knowledge of various managerial and programmatic issues with an ability to provide recommendations on an appropriate course of management action; and a keen ability to work with management and staff at all levels and convey complex information.


There are no educational requirements for this 0301 occupational series.

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 all 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 the specialized experience for this position.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Q 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 electronically, following the instructions below, or by sending one copy by email to:

Lisa Feizollahi, HR Specialist
Email Address:

All supplemental documents can now be collected electronically and should be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have two 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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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.