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Nuclear Systems Engineer/Scientist GG-13 (HOO/HERO)

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Rockville, MD

  • Salary $96,970 to $126,062 Yearly
  • Employment Type Full-Time

Nuclear Systems Engineer/Scientist GG-13 (HOO/HERO)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
- ##### Open & closing dates
03/14/2019 to 12/20/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
GG 13
- ##### Salary
$96,970 to $126,062 per year
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
Full-Time - Full Time
Few vacancies in the following location:
Rockville, MD
##### Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes Expenses associated with the interview and relocation may be paid.
##### Telework eligible
- Duties
### Summary
These positions are located in the Office of Nuclear Security and
Incident Response (NSIR), Division of Preparedness and Response
(DPR), Operations Branch (OB). The supervisor for these positions
is Silas Kennedy, Branch Chief, Operations Branch. These positions
are in the Bargaining Unit, and shift work is required. Travel
expenses associated with the interview may be paid.
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### Responsibilities
The successful candidate will serve as a Nuclear Systems Engineer or
Nuclear Systems Scientist in the Division of Preparedness and
Response (DPR), Operations Branch (OB). Provides expert advice and
technical evaluation to Incident Response Operations (IRO) and
regional office staffs involving issues associated with the
activities of NRC licensees and their facilities.
Is assigned, as management determines based on Operations Officer
staffing levels, time as the cognizant NRC technical representative
in the continuously staffed NRC Operations Center. In this capacity,
directly receives, assesses and responds to notifications of
emergencies or reportable events occurring at NRC licensed
facilities, radiological transportation accidents and other
radiological events.
The response includes notifications to appropriate NRC personnel and
other government offices in accordance with established procedures;
and timely safety assessment of the event after immediate response
actions are completed.
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - These positions may require occasional travel,
approximately 10% or less of duty time.
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
- #### Job family (Series)
0801 General Engineering
1301 General Physical Science
- Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
- These are Drug Testing positions.
- Background investigation for a "Q" clearance is required for new
\*\*IMPORTANT NOTE\*\* Selected candidates will be required to
successfully complete training duties under instruction, formal
classroom training, required NRC training and obtain certification
as a **Headquarters Operations Officer (HOO) and as a Headquarters
Emergency Response Officer (HERO). **
All HOOs and HEROs must:
--Successfully complete required HOO and HERO certification training
program and required NRC training;
--Successfully complete HERO/HOO training duties under
--Successfully pass the HOO/HERO qualification board;
Candidates hired at Grade 13 will be eligible for a non-competitive
promotion to Grade 14 upon successful completion of the HOO/HERO
certification program and meeting other qualifications/eligibility
### Qualifications
In order to qualify for these positions, 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
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as: experience which demonstrates
detailed knowledge of the operation and equipment related to nuclear
power reactors including safety features, accident mitigation, and
emergency response. Experience with direct responsibility for
emergency communications involving complex technical issues and
multiple organizations.
You must meet the qualifications for these positions by no later
than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement
and before placement in the position.
A description of how you possess the specialized experience should
be addressed in your resume and your answer to the vacancy
### Education
Basic requirement for General Engineer, GG-801: A professional
engineering degree is required. To be acceptable, the curriculum
must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum
accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
(ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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 a 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 professional
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
Basic requirement for General Physical Science Series, GG-1301: A
degree in 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 a combination of education and
experience. Education equivalent to one of the majors shown above
that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or
related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or
additional education.
### Additional information
### 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 completed, 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,
skills and abilities related to the job requirements. If you are
among the best qualified candidates for this position, your
application will be referred to the hiring manager.
Your resume and answers to the vacancy questions are the key means
we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they
relate to these positions. Therefore, we encourage you to answer
the vacancy questions and submit a thorough resume that directly
relates to these positions.
**To preview questions please click here.**
### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Q Access Authorization
##### Drug test required
- Required Documents
As 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 by sending an email to Vivian Dean, HR Specialist.
All supplemental documents can 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.
- 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
As an NRC employee you will enjoy excellent Federal Benefits,

Nuclear Regulatory Commission


Rockville, MD
20851 USA
Posted: March 18, 2019