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.
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.
Occasional travel – Depending on the position selected for, travel may be required.
Supervisory status: No
- Promotion Potential: GG13
Job family (Series)
Conditions Of Employment
- Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.
- This is a Drug Testing Position
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- 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.
- 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.
- 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) (or by documenting how you meet the minimum OPM qualification standards for the 800 Occupational Series or 1301 Occupational Series) 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.
- GG-07: 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: 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.
- Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority.
- The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the coordinator at (301) 287-0745 or TDD 240-482-3217. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
- Selectees will be required to complete a “Declaration of Federal Employment”, (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.
- A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145 (b) waiver you need favorable education verification, and reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.
- The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.
How You Will Be Evaluated
- 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.