General Engineer/Physical Scientist (Team Lead Nuclear Facilities Operations)
National Nuclear Security AdministrationAlbuquerque, NM
Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
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
- ##### Salary
$105,302 to $168,454 per year
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
Full-Time - Full Time - Excepted Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
##### Relocation expenses reimbursed
##### Telework eligible
- Duties ------
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.
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**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 programs. - 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 station.
##### 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. - TQP - STSM
**SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS** 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 facilities. - 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.
**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 Education.
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 website.
### 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 announcement. - Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation. - 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.
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 review.
*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 questionnaire.**
- 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 eligibility!
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 APPLICABLE**
**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 benefits.
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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.
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**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.
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### Agency contact information
### Valerie Seams
National Nuclear Security Administration P.O. Box 5400 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-5400 United States
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