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General Engineer/Physical Scientist (Team Lead Nuclear Facilities Operations)

National Nuclear Security Administration Albuquerque, NM
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General Engineer/Physical Scientist (Team Lead Nuclear Facilities Operations)

##### Department of Energy

National Nuclear Security Administration


- ##### Open & closing dates

07/02/2019 to 07/10/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

EN 04

- ##### Salary

$105,302 to $168,454 per year

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule

Full-Time - Full Time - Excepted Service


1 vacancy in the following location:


Albuquerque, NM

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed


##### Telework eligible


- Duties

### Summary

The successful candidate in this position will serve as a General
Engineer/Physical Scientist (Team Lead, Nuclear Facilities
Operations) for the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security
Administration (DOE/NNSA) Sandia Field Office (SFO). You will be
responsible for performance direction, day-to-day oversight and
contract administration activities regarding safe nuclear facility
operations in support of mission objectives.

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

**As a General Engineer/Physical Scientist you will:**

- Serve as a Senior Nuclear Operations Engineer with
responsibility for successful and safe ongoing and planned
operations at Sandia National Labs (SNL) nuclear facilities.
- Provide planning, technical direction and evaluation on assigned
- Coordinate with appropriate federal and contractor personnel to
resolve problems and assures that operational performance and
safety objectives are met.
- Prepares justifications for funding to prepare and operate SNL
nuclear facilities; formulates startup and operational
strategies to accommodate projected SNL nuclear facility
workload; provide guidance to support contractors participating
on technical safety and readiness reviews; prepares input to the
Facility Operating plan, SNL nuclear facility procedures, status
reports, fact sheets, and other informational material.
- Provide leadership for the programs within the office of the
Assistant Manager for Engineering (AME) and providing the team
members with goals, objectives, and tactical planning for work
assignments. Lead special reviews and investigations, and
preparing reports and maintaining records of work
accomplishments and administrative information. Communicate to
team members the organization's strategic plan, mission, vision
and values, and conveys assignments, identifies milestones and
deadlines to the team and individuals.
- Perform technical evaluation and review of the contractor's
overall nuclear operating performance to ensure that the complex
needs are being met, and assures that contractor operating
performance is routinely independently reviewed and assessed.
- Communicate problems to be solved, actionable events,
milestones, and or program issues under review, deadlines, and
time frames for completion to the contractor, collects,
analyzes, and summarizes data for inclusion in technical
reports, prepares correspondence and gives briefings to
management to inform them of issues and activities.

### Travel Required

Occasional travel - May require up to 10% of travel away from duty

##### Supervisory status


##### Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

0801 General Engineering

1301 General Physical Science

- Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

- Subject to Random Drug Testing
- Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
- Favorable suitability determination required.
- Financial Disclosure is required.
- Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q level Security Clearance.


- You must be a United States Citizen.
- This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
- Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
- Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive
(HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that
you provide two forms of identification.
- A two year trial period may be required.

### Qualifications

A qualified candidate's online application and/or resume must
demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent
to the next lower NNSA pay band or GS grade level in the Federal
service i.e., EN-03 or GS-13.

Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Participate
in or lead readiness activities in nuclear facilities, lead reviews
related to safety management programs at nuclear facilities, skilled
in devising and implementing innovative approaches to solve
technical problems both individually and as the leader of a team.

**Examples of qualifying experience include:**

1. Applying advanced engineering or physical science principles,
concepts, theories, and practices to nuclear facility operations.

2. Perform oversight of concept of operations, configuration
management, criticality safety, an emergency management program,
nuclear safety basis, quality assurance, radiation protection
program, and/or start-up and restart of nuclear facility operations.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the
following **knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs).** Do not
provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must
describe in your application how your past work experience
demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite
specific examples of employment or experience contained in your
resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to
successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see
resume" in your application!

- Knowledge and skill in application of advanced theories,
concepts, principles and practices of multiple engineering
disciplines, to include nuclear, mechanical, chemical, and
electrical engineering; and/or multiple physical science
disciplines, to include physics, nuclear physics, health
physics, chemistry, and material science.
- Knowledge of readiness and safety management programs in nuclear
- Knowledge to provide effective oversight of and direction to SNL
nuclear operations.
- Skill in effective project management in order to review,
analyze, evaluate, and make recommendations regarding the scope,
schedule, cost, and status of operations-related projects.
- Skill in written and oral communication sufficient to develop
and discuss strategies, plans, guidance, status, and issues to
both managerial and technical audiences (such as reactor
operators and maintenance staff).

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of
qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done
through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and
AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic
and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical
competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable
training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including
volunteer experience.

**You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by
the closing date of this announcement.**

**CTAP candidates:** To be considered "well qualified" you must meet
all of the requirements as described in this section.

### Education

**0801:** A. 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.

1. 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 one of the following: 1)
Professional registration or licensure; 2) Written Test; 3)
Specified academic course; 4) Related curriculum. For more
information on the alternative methods, please refer to the OPM
Qualification Standards. 0801

**1301:** A. 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.


1. 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.
For more information on the alternative methods, please refer to
the OPM Qualification Standards. 1301

Are you using education to qualify? You must provide documentation
supporting your education claims. Education must be obtained from
an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by
the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions
pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can
evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education

### Additional information

- **The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive
workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.**
- Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of
this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
- More than one selection may be made from this vacancy
- Many positions require successful completion of a background
- All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws
regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about
this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must
Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved
exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the
Federal government.

EEO Policy: Click **HERE.**
Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Click **HERE.**
Veterans Information: Click **HERE.**
Telework: Click **HERE.**
Selective Service Registration: Click **HERE.**

### How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.

We will review your application to ensure you meet the job
requirements. If you meet the qualifications requirements, your
application will be referred to the selecting official for further

*If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you
provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all
required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated
'ineligible', 'not qualified'.*
**To preview questions please click here.**

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance

Q Access Authorization

##### Drug test required


- Required Documents

Please carefully review the following list to determine what
documentation you need to submit. *Some documents may not apply to
all applicants.* If you are unsure, click the link for each document
type to read more.

**ALL APPLICANTS:** **You must submit a ****resume** **supporting
your specialized experience and responses to the online

- Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid);
you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
- For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start
and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list
the average number of hours per week that you worked.
- For paid work experience, please indicate your starting
grade/salary for each position and the highest grade/salary you
earned (if different).
- Your resume should also include any education and training you
have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of
hours completed, and completion date).
- For more information about what to include in your resume,
please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.
- Most recent performance appraisal.
- List all incentive awards on your resume.

**Current and former Federal employees:** Most recent SF-50
(Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify
status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do
not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status

1. Full position title;
2. appointment type;
3. occupational series;
4. pay plan, grade, and step;
5. tenure code; and
6. service computation date (SCD).

*If your current position SF50 does not indicate you have
competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and
grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive
service, in addition to your current SF50, you must provide your
previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and
highest grade held on a permanent basis.*

**Applicants using education to qualify (if allowed):**
Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include
unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course
title, credits earned and final grade. Education cannot be
substituted for experience in some positions at higher grade
levels. Please see the Education section for more information.

**\*\*NOTE: Applicants are
required to submit their last 2 performance evaluations.\*\***

**\*\*\*You must provide transcripts with your application in order
to receive consideration for this position.\*\*\*REMOVE IF NOT

**For Professional, Scientific and Engineering Positions:** If
qualifying on the basis of an alternate method, i.e., professional
license, you must submit official documentation to support your
claim with your application package.

**Veterans:** Veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member \#4
Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note:
If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may
provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to
receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to
Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

**Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP:** If you are a
former Federal employee who was displaced due to a
Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please
submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your
agency. To be selected under CTAP, you must still be found
well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career
Transition for more information.

#### 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.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
benefits offered.

- How to Apply

To be considered for this position, you must submit your complete
application no later than 11:59pm U.S. Eastern Time on the closing
date of this announcement. If you do not submit a complete
application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you
started) the online application system will not allow you to finish!
Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the
application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before
the deadline. Our online application system displays a countdown
timer at the top of the screen for your reference.

For your security, your session in our online application system
will "time-out" if you are inactive for a certain period of time. We
recommend that you preview the assessment questions before you apply
and prepare all of your information prior to beginning the
application. If you do get "timed-out" you will have to log back in
to USAJOBS and re-visit the vacancy announcement, you can then click
"Update Application" to finish where you left off.

**Steps to submit a complete application:**

1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
2. You must have a complete resume associated with your USAJOBS
account. *Please note that some DOE offices do not accept
uploaded resumes and instead require that you submit a
USAJOBS-formatted resume using the* *Resume Builder**.*
3. You will be prompted to select a resume and any documentation
you have attached to your USAJOBS account before you are
transferred to the Department of Energy's online application
system. Please be aware that any document you select before
being transferred to our system, will not automatically be
received. You must take steps to download your documents from
USAJOBS during the "Documents" step within our online
application system (see Step 6).
4. If you are a first-time applicant to the Department of Energy,
you'll be asked to register an account first. If you are a
returning applicant, you will skip this step and go straight to
the application portion.
5. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions,
carefully following all instructions provided.
6. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting
documentation. If you selected documents from USAJOBS prior to
being transferred to our application system (Step 3), you will
need to click the "USAJOBS" link to complete the transfer
process. These documents ARE NOT automatically transferred! *It
is ultimately your responsibility to make sure all required
documents are either faxed, uploaded, or transferred from
USAJOBS successfully. If you are unsure that your documents went
through, please contact the HR Specialist listed on the
announcement BEFORE the vacancy closes.*
7. After reviewing your submission in the final step, you must
click "Submit Application" at the bottom of the page. If you
leave the application before clicking Submit, your application
will not be received.

- **If you experience any difficulties with the online application
process (anything after you have clicked the 'Apply Online'
button):** contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement
between normal business hours. If you are receiving any kind of
error message, please be ready to provide a screenshot or at a
minimum, the error message text and number. If necessary, we
will put you in touch with the technical support number if we
are unable to assist you personally.
- **If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs,
account password/profile issues, or Resume Builder):** please
visit the USAJOBS Resource Center. We regret that we are unable
to support any issues with USAJOBS, as this service is not
maintained by the Department of Energy.
- **If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders
your ability to apply online please contact the HR Specialist
listed on this announcement during normal business hours to
discuss your situation.**

### Agency contact information

### Valerie Seams

##### Phone


##### Fax


##### Email

##### Address

National Nuclear Security Administration
P.O. Box 5400
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-5400
United States

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be
updated in our application tracking system. Once this happens, if
you have elected to receive e-mail updates, you will be notified
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quickly as possible.

In addition to changing your status online, we will send you e-mail
notifications at each major step in the process, to include:
application received, eligible or not eligible, referred or not
referred, selected or not selected.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to
apply, visit Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at will be considered.

National Nuclear Security Administration


Albuquerque, NM