Hydrogeologist (Government Wide)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 16, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards, Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery and Waste Programs (DUWP), Uranium Recovery and Materials Decommissioning Branch (URMDB)
The supervisor is Bill Von Till
This position is Bargaining Unit

This position is not subject to Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements.

This position is notsubject to security ownership restriction reporting requirements

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Responsibilities

Serves as technical reviewer in the Uranium Recovery and Materials Decommissioning Branch. Is responsible for supporting oversight and inspection support of licensing facilities and the review of technical reports for licensed sites and new applications. Assists in the development of guidance associated with uranium recovery and complex materials decommissioning facilities. May also serve as a project manager with oversight of health, safety, and environmental reviews of sites.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel, less than 10%

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.


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.

Candidates must have a degree in physical or natural science, or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in any combination of courses in hydrology, the physical sciences, geophysics, chemistry, engineering science, soils, mathematics, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or the management or conservation of water resources. The course work must have included at least 6 semester hours in calculus (including both differential and integral calculus), and at least 6 semester hours in physics. Calculus and physics, as described above, are requirements for all grade levels.

OR Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education

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.

And Ideal candidate should have:

KNOWLEDGE OF PRINCIPLES, THEORIES, AND APPLIED PRACTICES OF HYDROGEOLOGY ASSOCIATED WITH GROUNDWATER MONITORING; AND GROUNDWATER FLOW, FATE, AND TRANSPORT OF CONTAMINANTS. Describe your specific applied experience or knowledge with either contaminated sites or groundwater monitoring sites, training, and education that demonstrates your knowledge, skills, and abilities of the principles of applied Hydrogeology. Describe the types of sites you worked with, and your role with those sites or your education and training to prepare you for those sites. Demonstrate how your experience would prepare you to review reports and applications associated with in-situ recovery and conventional uranium mill facilities, and complex materials decommissioning sites.
  • ABILITY TO WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH AN INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM OF SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS. (Example: Describe your experience working with a team of scientists or engineers in the review and oversight of contaminated sites, or provide examples of technical findings you prepared, and/or reached consensus opinions on, for a complex environmental, hydrogeologic or other investigation or analyses.)
  • KNOWLEDGE OF PRINCIPLES, THEORIES, AND APPLIED PRACTICES OF GROUNDWATER REMEDIATION AS IT APPLIES TO GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION SITES. Describe your specific applied experience with sites and groundwater remediation programs, training, and education that demonstrate your knowledge, skills, and abilities of the principles of applied groundwater remediation of leaks into the subsurface environment (i.e. chemicals, metals, radionuclides). Describe the types of sites you worked with, and your role with those sites. Demonstrate how your experience would prepare you to review reports and applications associated with in-situ recovery and conventional uranium mill facilities and complex materials decommissioning sites with an emphasis on groundwater restoration/remediation.
  • ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE, BOTH ORALLY AND IN WRITING, COMPLEX TECHNICAL IDEAS, POSITIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS AND PROPOSALS BEFORE MANAGEMENT, LICENSEES, STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCY OFFICIALS, OR CLIENTS DEPENDING ON ONE'S EXPERIENCE. (EXAMPLE: Describe your experience, training and accomplishments that demonstrate your ability to communicate complex situations to these groups.)

  • Please ensure your resume addresses the ideal candidate description.

    Specialized experience is defined as: Candidates must have experience that demonstrates a broad technical knowledge in groundwater characterization, monitoring, and remediation. A description of how you possess the specialized experience as well as how you meet the qualifications desired in an ideal candidate should be addressed in your resume.

    Education

  • Degree: physical or natural science, or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in any combination of courses in hydrology, the physical sciences, geophysics, chemistry, engineering science, soils, mathematics, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or the management or conservation of water resources. The course work must have included at least 6 semester hours in calculus (including both differential and integral calculus), and at least 6 semester hours in physics. Calculus and physics, as described above, are requirements for all grade levels. OR
  • Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in A above, 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.

    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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