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General Engineer/Scientist
Company: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Location: Rockville, MD
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/27/2021
Expire Date: 11/27/2021
Job Categories: Government and Policy
Job Description
General Engineer/Scientist

Background

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proud to be ranked as a BEST Place to Work in the Federal Government. We've earned our top ratings by creating a work environment rich in opportunity, diversity, leadership training, teamwork, and work life balance. Help guide our nation into the next generation of nuclear safety! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission where you can be part of a select group of professionals who protect people and the environment with the peaceful use of nuclear materials in medicine, industry and research.

Duties

The NRC is accepting resumes from entry-level engineers and scientists who have recently graduated and have less than one (1) year of professional engineering or physical science work experience OR will be graduating between December 2021 and June 2022 to fill future vacancies. This vacancy is a REPOSITORY of applications (RESUME BANK), and applications MAY BE reviewed if a vacancy arises during the open period and for up to 90 days after the closing date of this vacancy.

Positions are located in Headquarters Rockville, MD; Region I, King of Prussia, PA; Region II, Atlanta GA; Region III Lisle, IL; Region IV, Arlington, TX; and the Technical Training Center location in Chattanooga, TN. Multiple selections for each location may be made from this announcement.
NRC employees have responsibilities that include: protecting public health and safety; protecting the environment; protecting and safeguarding nuclear materials and plants in the interest of national security; and assuring conformity with antitrust laws. Agency employees perform these functions through: standards-setting and rule-making, technical reviews and studies; conduct of public hearings; issuance of authorizations, permits, and licenses; inspection, investigation, and enforcement; evaluation of operating experience; and confirmatory research.

Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to the grade level and series of the position.

Conditions of Employment
• Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.
• This is a Drug Testing Position
• U.S. Citizenship Required

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. Information on the vaccination documentation needed may be found at the Safer Federal Workforce website: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/. The agency will provide information on our process to request a legally required exception from this requirement when we extend an offer.
Qualifications & Requirements
NOTE: The NRC is accepting resumes from engineers and scientists who have either recently graduated with LESS THAN ONE (1) YEAR OF FULL-TIME professional engineering or physical science work experience, or from engineering or science majors who will be completing their bachelor's degree or higher between December 2021 and June 2022.

Candidates may qualify based on a combination of Education and Experience:
Candidates may meet the basic qualification requirements for engineer/sciences by having at least a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate professional engineering or scientific field prior to appointment AND, depending on the grade level of the position, one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level, or equivalent, in an engineering or science occupation or a closely related occupation performing similar duties.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as work experience applying a professional engineering or scientific discipline. Depending on the grade level of the position, one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level, or equivalent, in an occupation listed or a closely related occupation performing similar duties may be required.

You must meet the qualifications for this position no later than 30 days after the date you submit your application and before placement in the position.
You must meet basic education and professional knowledge requirements that apply to Federal engineering and sciences positions for the grade levels to which you are applying. This knowledge is met by having a bachelor's or higher degree in a relevant professional engineering/science discipline from a school of engineering with at least one engineering curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in addition to the specialized experience.

Note: Engineering technology degrees are not generally qualifying unless supplemented by other evidence of the individual's professional knowledge (e.g., current P.E. license or EIT examination results, as discussed above). More detailed information about these alternatives for meeting the knowledge requirements for Federal professional engineering and sciences jobs is described in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards.

It is your responsibility to furnish documentation that verifies you meet the basic education and professional knowledge requirements; in the absence of such documentation, you would be rated not qualified.
Education:

GG-07 Grade Level Opportunity: Bachelors degree in or related to an Engineering or Physical Science discipline, with at least a 2.95 overall GPA or at least 3.50 in the major.

GG-09 Grade Level Opportunity: Masters degree in or related to an Engineering or Physical Science discipline OR Bachelor's degree and one year of post degree work experience in or related to Engineering or Physical Science.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a resume bank, and you MAY BE referred to selecting officials based on your UNIQUE QUALIFICATIONS and NRC's NEEDS.
When a need exists, applications will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements. Applications will be rated based on the information provided in the resume and responses to any vacancy questions to determine 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. Applications MAY BE periodically referred to Selecting Officials both during the open period and for up to 90 days after the closing date of this vacancy.

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.
Applications will be rated against the following criteria: (1) GPA, (2) Work Experience, and (3) Academic Honors (i.e., Dean List), Awards (i.e., Scholarships) and/or Extracurricular Activities (i.e., Student Associations).

If selected for an interview, you will be contacted directly by a hiring manager via the contact information you provided in your application. Applicants should not expect to receive additional status updates.

How to Apply

Visit www.nrc.gov Review the NRC Opportunities page and click on “view a list of current NRC vacancies, please visit USAJobs EXIT.” Find the General Engineer GG7/9; FPL13 Job Announcement Number All OFC 2021-0060 and apply on-line by December 2, 2021. If you are viewing this opportunity after December 2nd please visit NRC’s website and discover additional opportunities for which you might be interested.

Contact Information
Website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/View...
Company Description:
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proud to be ranked as a BEST Place to Work in the Federal Government. We've earned our top ratings by creating a work environment rich in opportunity, diversity, leadership training, teamwork, and work life balance. Help guide our nation into the next generation of nuclear safety! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission where you can be part of a select group of professionals who protect people and the environment with the peaceful use of nuclear materials in medicine, industry and research.
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