Project Manager

    • USAJOBS
  • Rockville, MD, MD
  • Posted 42 days ago | Updated 10 days ago

Overview

On Site
Full Time

Skills

Project management
Public sector
Problem solving
Conflict resolution
Fluid mechanics
Heat transfer
Soil mechanics
Manufacturing engineering
Computer science
Human resources
Policies
Regulatory Compliance
Leadership
Licensing
Management
Evaluation
Specification
Inspection
Testing
Security clearance
Design
Physics
Science
Transportation
Training
Operations
Writing
Communication
Presentations
Documentation
Calculus
Chemistry
Dynamics
C
Hydraulics
Thermodynamics
Electrical engineering
Optics
Electronics
ProVision
Manufacturing
Curriculum
Mathematics
Geology
Supervision
Mechanics
Performance management
Test-driven development
Recruiting
Finance
Privacy

Job Details

Duties

The successful candidate will perform the full range of project management duties and will act as an advisor for issues and policies associated with NRC's regulations of nuclear facilities, nuclear material licensees, or certificate of compliance (CoC) holders. The selectee will also have the opportunity to plan, lead, participate, and coordinate in projects developing regulations, regulatory analyses, policies, procedures and staff recommendations related to safety and security of NRC licensees and protection of the environment.

Project managers in these positions also coordinate with State and local governments and Federal partners on issues related to the safety and security of NRC licensees and CoC holders. They may lead reviews of controversial matters related to licensing and oversight of nuclear facilities, materials licensees or CoC holders. They will rely on the management directives, office instructions, rules, regulations, and procedures in carrying out assigned duties. Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Serve as project manager for one or multiple projects or liaison relationships involving applicants, licensees, one or more industry groups, owner groups, vendors or CoC holders as well as agency stakeholders. Manage and resolve unusual and/or highly complex technical problems and regulatory/licensing issues that may include complicated and precedent-setting tasks.
  • Manage, coordinate, and perform safety and environmental reviews of licensing actions. Independently manages the resolution of unique, first-of-a-kind technical issues identified in the review.
  • Prepare work requests and integrate technical inputs into a single safety evaluation.
  • Prepare safety evaluations, public notices, routine correspondence, etc., for final processing by administrative staff. In response to requests from current and prospective licensees, industry groups, owner's groups, vendors or CoC holders, manages, coordinates, and routinely performs safety reviews of applications for review and endorsement of licenses, permits, CoCs, Topical Reports, Task Interface Agreements, or changes to the technical specifications (TSs).
  • Prepare briefing packages for drop-in visits by senior management of applicants, licensees, industry group, owner's group, or vendor officials with Commissioners and senior NRC management and provides input to regional briefing packages for site visits by Commissioners and senior NRC management.
  • Maintain liaison, and control the flow of information, between applicants, licenses, industry groups, owner's groups, vendors or CoC holders representatives and staff technical organizations.
  • Schedule, participate in, and chair meetings with applicants, licensees, industry groups, owner's groups, vendors or CoC holders, the NRC staff, representatives of other government offices, and agency stakeholders.
  • Develop, assess, and modify office positions, including licensing decisions and inspection support.
  • Represent the NRC at internal and external meetings, as appropriate.
  • Identify the need for new policies, requirements, or guidance relevant to the assigned subject area.
Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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

You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.

Qualifications

In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

GG-14: In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GG-13) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as experience with the licensing, design, operation, regulation, or inspection of commercial power nuclear plants, related vendors, or other nuclear facilities. A description of how you possess the specialized experience should be addressed in your resume, the vacancy questions, and in the additional space provided for your supplemental response.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

1. Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, theory, practices and/or rules and regulations in the field of engineering, health physics, science, nuclear and/or byproduct materials (nuclear facilities, such as, operating reactors, decommissioning reactors, new reactors, advanced reactors, fuel facilities, transportation or nuclear materials, or industrial, commercial, or academic uses of nuclear or byproduct materials etc.) sufficient to identify, analyze, and develop conclusions regarding assessments of regulatory programs or licensee performance in implementing radiation safety or security programs and controls. (Examples may include specific training, education, and work experience that demonstrate knowledge and skills in the areas of engineering, health physics, science, byproduct or nuclear materials, or nuclear facility regulation and demonstrated ability to identify safety or security issues and recommend sound regulatory approaches as they relate to regulatory programs or licensee activities or operations. This should include how the knowledge was applied.)

2. Demonstrated ability to quickly and independently evaluate and review unique technical issues, regulatory issues, or programs that document program performance, set precedent, or establish policy; and to advocate for solutions. (Candidates should be specific in describing the breadth and depth of their experience in the areas of independent reviews, licensing reviews, or development of safety, security, programmatic, and/or policy issues. Candidates should describe their experience in performing special, time-sensitive projects which resulted in high-quality products.)

3. Ability to prioritize, plan, schedule, manage and resolve problems relative to complex projects while implementing successful approaches to problem solving and conflict resolution. (Candidates should describe specific experiences that demonstrate their ability to prioritize, plan, schedule, manage, and resolve issues relative to complex projects or competing priorities with diverse groups. Describe experience with identifying and resolving problems and give instances where your problem solving and conflict resolution skills were successfully demonstrated.)

4. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing; demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships with managers, coworkers, and external organizations such as professional committees, licensees, and Federal, State, and local government agencies. (Examples may include specific experience, training, and accomplishments that demonstrate the candidate's communication skills. Candidates should describe in detail their ability to: (1) use formal and informal networks to build support for programs; (2) lead complex technical discussions and consolidate complex and diverse opinions into concise presentations; (3) work in a team or group atmosphere; (4) formulate balanced and well-founded recommendations; (5) establish effective work-relationships with colleagues, managers, and other government and industry officials of diverse backgrounds. Candidates should describe the kinds of oral and written presentations they have made internal and external to their organization, including published technical documents they have authored and presentations they have made to the public.)

Education

You must include an unofficial or official copy of your college and/or university transcripts with your application. Transcript must include the School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). Education must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of credibility of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. If you have multiple degrees (e.g., BS, MS, PhD) please submit transcripts for each degree. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: .

GG-0801 (General Engineering Series):

Basic Requirements:

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.

OR

B. 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:
  • Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.
  • Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
  • Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.
  • Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

  • You must meet OPM's 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 .

    GG-1301, (General Physical Science Series):

    Basic requirements:

    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.

    OR

    B. 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.

    Additional information

    The duty location of this position is Rockville, Maryland. In general, employees are expected to be in the office at a minimum of 4 days per pay period. Telework schedules, including full-time telework, are approved, on a case-by-case basis. If selected, telework will be determined in accordance with Agency policy and the Collective Bargaining Agreement, if applicable.

    • Benefits
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      As an NRC employee you will enjoy excellent Federal Benefits, including: comprehensive health and life insurance plans; Flexible Spending Account Program for health and dependent care; Dental and Vision Insurance; retirement savings and investment plan similar to 401(k) (Thrift Savings Plan); annual (vacation) and paid sick leave; family friendly leave policies; 11 paid holidays per year; transit benefits. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. _and_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 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 complete, 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, 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.

    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.

    You may preview questions for this vacancy.

    • Benefits
      Help
      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. Opens in a new window Learn more about federal benefits .

      As an NRC employee you will enjoy excellent Federal Benefits, including: comprehensive health and life insurance plans; Flexible Spending Account Program for health and dependent care; Dental and Vision Insurance; retirement savings and investment plan similar to 401(k) (Thrift Savings Plan); annual (vacation) and paid sick leave; family friendly leave policies; 11 paid holidays per year; transit benefits. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. _and_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.

    • Required Documents

      As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

      List of supplemental material that may be applicable:

      If you are an NRC employee, you are required to submit your most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement saying that one is not available. Additionally, you must also submit a copy of your most recent non-award SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action).

      If you are a current/reinstatement eligible Federal employee with status (Tenure Group 1 or 2), you will be considered under our merit promotion procedures and must submit a copy of your most recent non-award SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) to verify competitive status or reinstatement eligibility.

      Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service; Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within 120 days; SF-15 Form and related documentation; VA letter.) You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference at ;br>
      NOTE: Your complete application includes your resume, your responses to any vacancy questions, and if necessary, documents which prove your eligibility to apply. To ensure all of the essential information is in your resume, we encourage you to use the USAJOBS online Resume Builde r.If you choose to use your own resume, please ensure it contains all of the required information and you organize it so we can associate the following information for each experience/position. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
    • Job title
    • Name of employer
    • Beginning and ending dates of employment (month/year) format
    • Hours worked per week. We will assume full-time unless otherwise stated. We will prorate part-time employment in crediting experience.
    • Detailed description of job duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities to include any supervisory/managerial responsibilities and number of staff supervised (if applicable).
    • Series and grade or equivalent (if a federal position).

    • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying on the basis of education, please submit your transcript OR list your education history including the type of degree and your major of study. If the position requires a certain number of credit hours, you are strongly encouraged to list the relevant courses along with the course credits in your resume.Do not include a photograph or video of yourself, or any sensitive information(age, date of birth, marital status, protected health information, religious affiliation, social security number, etc.) on your resume or cover letter.We will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications.

      If you are applying for a position that requires a college degree, you must submit your College Transcripts.

      All supplemental documents will 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-.

      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.

    • How to Apply

      We strongly encourage you to complete your USAJOBS profile before you submit your application for this position.

      Please read the entire announcement. Your application for this vacancy must be received online via the USAJOBS application system BEFORE 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete online application, you will not be considered for this position. We will not accept any required documentation after the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

      To ensure you are using the correct resume type when applying to our vacancies, please make sure that the resume you are using during the application process is listed with a format type of "USAJOBS Resume" and a source type of "Built with USAJOBS Resume Builder. Verifying this information on your USAJOBS resume before applying will ensure the successful submission of your application to the NRC job vacancy.

      Paper applications will not be accepted unless hardship circumstances can be demonstrated. Requests for extensions WILL NOT be granted. If applying online poses a hardship for you, the Human Resources Specialist listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted online by the closing date. Applicants must contact the Human Resources Specialist during business hours BEFORE the closing date of the announcement and speak to someone who can provide assistance for your online submission.

      You must answer any job specific vacancy questions. You will be rated based on your responses to any vacancy questions and especially the information provided in your resume. Breadth, recency, and length of experience in the field; training, awards, and commendations; past and current performance; and community or outside professional activities will be considered to determine your level of knowledge, skill or ability for this position. Abbreviated responses to the vacancy questions, such as "significant experience" or "see resume" do not provide enough information and should not be used. You will not be considered for this position if you leave any of the vacancy questions unanswered.

      To begin the application process, select the "Apply On-line" button to the right on this screen. Then follow the prompts to login/register, submit all required supplemental documents, and complete the application process.

      Agency contact information

      Joanne Kennedy

      Phone TDD Fax Email Website

      Address NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
      US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
      Office of Human Resources
      Attn: Joanne Kennedy
      Washington, District of Columbia 20555
      United States

      Learn more about this agency

      Next steps

      You may check the status of your application at any time after the announcement closes by logging onto USAJOBs and selecting "Application Status."

    • Fair and Transparent

      The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
      • Criminal history inquiries
      • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
      • Financial suitability
      • New employee probationary period
      • Privacy Act
      • Reasonable accommodation policy
      • Selective Service
      • Signature and false statements
      • Social security number request

    Required Documents

    List of supplemental material that may be applicable:

    If you are an NRC employee, you are required to submit your most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement saying that one is not available. Additionally, you must also submit a copy of your most recent non-award SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action).

    If you are a current/reinstatement eligible Federal employee with status (Tenure Group 1 or 2), you will be considered under our merit promotion procedures and must submit a copy of your most recent non-award SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) to verify competitive status or reinstatement eligibility.

    Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service; Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within 120 days; SF-15 Form and related documentation; VA letter.) You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference at ;br>
    NOTE: Your complete application includes your resume, your responses to any vacancy questions, and if necessary, documents which prove your eligibility to apply. To ensure all of the essential information is in your resume, we encourage you to use the USAJOBS online Resume Builde r.If you choose to use your own resume, please ensure it contains all of the required information and you organize it so we can associate the following information for each experience/position. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
  • Job title
  • Name of employer
  • Beginning and ending dates of employment (month/year) format
  • Hours worked per week. We will assume full-time unless otherwise stated. We will prorate part-time employment in crediting experience.
  • Detailed description of job duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities to include any supervisory/managerial responsibilities and number of staff supervised (if applicable).
  • Series and grade or equivalent (if a federal position).

  • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying on the basis of education, please submit your transcript OR list your education history including the type of degree and your major of study. If the position requires a certain number of credit hours, you are strongly encouraged to list the relevant courses along with the course credits in your resume.Do not include a photograph or video of yourself, or any sensitive information(age, date of birth, marital status, protected health information, religious affiliation, social security number, etc.) on your resume or cover letter.We will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications.

    If you are applying for a position that requires a college degree, you must submit your College Transcripts.

    All supplemental documents will 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-.

    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.

    How to Apply

    We strongly encourage you to complete your USAJOBS profile before you submit your application for this position.

    Please read the entire announcement. Your application for this vacancy must be received online via the USAJOBS application system BEFORE 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete online application, you will not be considered for this position. We will not accept any required documentation after the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

    To ensure you are using the correct resume type when applying to our vacancies, please make sure that the resume you are using during the application process is listed with a format type of "USAJOBS Resume" and a source type of "Built with USAJOBS Resume Builder. Verifying this information on your USAJOBS resume before applying will ensure the successful submission of your application to the NRC job vacancy.

    Paper applications will not be accepted unless hardship circumstances can be demonstrated. Requests for extensions WILL NOT be granted. If applying online poses a hardship for you, the Human Resources Specialist listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted online by the closing date. Applicants must contact the Human Resources Specialist during business hours BEFORE the closing date of the announcement and speak to someone who can provide assistance for your online submission.

    You must answer any job specific vacancy questions. You will be rated based on your responses to any vacancy questions and especially the information provided in your resume. Breadth, recency, and length of experience in the field; training, awards, and commendations; past and current performance; and community or outside professional activities will be considered to determine your level of knowledge, skill or ability for this position. Abbreviated responses to the vacancy questions, such as "significant experience" or "see resume" do not provide enough information and should not be used. You will not be considered for this position if you leave any of the vacancy questions unanswered.

    To begin the application process, select the "Apply On-line" button to the right on this screen. Then follow the prompts to login/register, submit all required supplemental documents, and complete the application process.

    Agency contact information

    Joanne Kennedy

    Phone TDD Fax Email Website

    Address NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
    US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Office of Human Resources
    Attn: Joanne Kennedy
    Washington, District of Columbia 20555
    United States

    Learn more about this agency

    Next steps

    You may check the status of your application at any time after the announcement closes by logging onto USAJOBs and selecting "Application Status."

    Fair & Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    • Criminal history inquiries
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Financial suitability
    • New employee probationary period
    • Privacy Act
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Selective Service
    • Signature and false statements
    • Social security number request