Naval Shipyard, Virginia
Dec 02, 2021
Dec 09, 2021
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time

  • You will assist in the identification and development for the requirements and specifications applicable to material and technical inspections during the overhaul, maintenance and installation of reactor plant system on nuclear powered vessels.
  • You will recommend design and process modifications to eliminate malfunctions or improve performance, including follow-up with testing or other monitoring to ensure satisfactory outcome.
  • You will be a technical; authority on work assigned and serve as a consulting source for shop personnel performing repair or manufacturing work.
  • You will keep abreast of all administrative and technical developments in the naval nuclear propulsion plant and related fields.
  • You will provide guidance and information to engineers, technicians, mechanics, consultants, quality control inspectors, supply and project personnel and others who develop and implement procedures pertaining to systems and test.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per E.O. 14043, selectee(s) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by 11/22/2021 or date of employment (which ever comes later) except in limited circumstances where an exemption is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • Work is performed in areas where potentially harmful physical and chemical agents are present (e.g. fumes, dust, heat, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and chemicals). You will be required to participate in medical surveillance programs.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the Gs-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
  • Experience with a working knowledge of the concepts and principles related to reactor plant materials, metallurgy, reactor physics, heat transfers, hydraulics, stress analysis and mathematics.
  • Experience with a working knowledge of design and operational theory of nuclear reactor fluid, instrumentation, control equipment, and systems.
  • .Experience with a working knowledge of advanced nuclear engineering work being done for the department in other government laboratories and contractor plants.
  • Experience with a working knowledge of the theory, principles, techniques and practices of nuclear engineering that enables the incumbent to serve as a technical consultant on projects relating to the overhaul, repair and testing of nuclear, fluid, and mechanical systems and components.
  • Experience with the ability to assist in the development of engineering instructions and procedures for the accomplishment of reactor plant overhaul and repair work.
  • Experience with a wide variety of computer automation information systems to conduct research, and develop all types of reports, and for tracking trends and dates.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.


Additional information

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category (score 85) or higher. ICTAP candidates must provide copies of all of the following documentation at the time of application: 1) agency notice; 2) most recent performance appraisal; and 3) most recent SF-50 or notification of personnel action that includes position, grade level, and duty location. Applicants who do not provide this documentation will not receive consideration as an ICTAP candidate. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

Military Spouse Preference applicants will receive priority consideration at the Full Performance Level (FPL) and if determined to be Best Qualified at the FPL, and selected, must be placed at the FPL. A BQ military spouse possesses knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies comparable to others who meet the competitive referral criteria for the specific position.

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