Technical Assistant

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Jun 15, 2021
Closes
Jun 22, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. The supervisor will be Andrea Veil. This position is Non Bargaining Unit.

This position is subject to Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements.

This position issubject to security ownership restriction reporting requirements

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Responsibilities

The selectee will be responsible for preparing responses to certain categories of assigned principal correspondence, including communications from Congressional sources, government heads, state and local officials, the general public, foreign officials, and various industrial and civic organizations; providing coordination within the Office for accomplishment of special projects requiring technical coordination among various divisions. In addition, the selectee will provide coordination among other offices as necessary; will serve as a highly qualified technical specialist assisting the Director and Deputy Directors and will be responsible for a broad variety of technical safety matters relating to nuclear power plants. The selectee will also serve as the office lead for performance reporting and risk management, including quarterly Operating Reactor Business Line updates and recommendations for corrective action, as necessary.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Less then 10% Travel

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Must be able to meet/maintain security & suitability requirements.
  • 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.

Qualifications

In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GG-14) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as: Experience in the field of nuclear engineering or science as it pertains to the evaluation of nuclear power plant operations. Experience evaluating and directing a variety of highly technical concepts, programs, or projects through the application of theories, practices, laws, regulations, and NRC policies.

A description of how you possess the specialized experience as well as how you meet the qualifications in the vacancy questions should be addressed in your resume. Applicants may also use the supplemental vacancy question to provide additional information pertaining to specialized experience.

Education

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

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.

The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be 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 and answer to the knowledge, skills and ability (KSA) vacancy questions will be the key means we have for evaluating your application as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
L Access Authorization

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

As a NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement explaining why is not available. You may do so electronically following the instructions below (preferred), or by e-mailing one copy to:

Lindsey Redden, HR Specialist
Lindsey.Redden@nrc.gov

All supplemental documents can now be collected electronically and should be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. File uploads are limited to 5MB in size per document. If your file size exceeds 5MB it will not upload. You can reduce the file size by using the reduce file size feature in Adobe Acrobat before upload. 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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