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Nuclear Engineer – Multiple Locations
Department of Energy – Agency Wide, Department of Energy
Job ID: 563488Start Date: 01/13/2022End Date: 01/01/2023
You must meet the Basic Requirement listed in the “Education Requirements” section and the “Specialized Experience” to qualify for this series as described below. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS The specialized experience listed are the minimum requirements for the series, each particular vacancy may have additional experience necessary to meet the applicable grade level. A qualified candidate’s online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for these positions are defined as: GS-12: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Experience includes: Directing or conducting research and development for advanced reactor concepts and innovative technologies related to advance nuclear power to meet energy, environmental and national security needs. Executing or managing nuclear engineering projects in research, design, development, and deployment. Maintaining nuclear reactor, laboratories or fuel cycle operations including the handling of spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-12 level. GS-13: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Experience includes: Providing technical support, advice, and assistance for nuclear fuel cycle programs and/or projects; conducting technical analyses of nuclear fuel cycle and materials recovery research and development technologies. Reviewing project proposals to evaluate applicability and potential for nuclear experimental programs; planning and implementing studies and analyses of programs involving the establishment of basic criteria and engineering characteristics; proposing design approaches; preparing statement of works and other technical based portions of solicitation packages. NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-13 level. GS-14: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Experience includes: Overseeing nuclear energy project and programs by providing input to operating plans, schedules, and budgets for research and development programs related providing advanced nuclear fuel development and long-term viability of exerting nuclear reactors commercial reactors. Monitoring the progress and evaluate the performance of organizations that are conducting research and development on advanced nuclear fuels. Conducting analysis of concept development using lab-scale experiments and analyses, scaling up to separate effects and integral testing of fuel performance, qualifying fuel for use in commercial reactors, and evaluating fuel performance in commercial reactors. NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-14 level. GS-15: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Experience includes: Developing operating plans, schedules, and budgets for research and development programs related to advanced fuels for existing light water reactors and future advanced reactors. Monitoring the progress and evaluate the performance of organizations that are conducting research and development on advanced nuclear fuels. Establish and manage collaborative nuclear energy Research & Development activities with industry for advanced reactor concepts and innovative technologies, based on priorities that reflect technical, licensing and business assessments. Developing new/revised nuclear industry standards in coordination with industry. NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-15 level. “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. OPM Qualification Standards for the GS-0840series can be found at the following website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered “well qualified” you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section. This public notice may be used to fill multiple positions as needed; therefore, applicants must meet the qualifications at the time the applications are reviewed. FEDERAL REQUIRMENT FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. As part of onboarding, you will need to submit DOE’s Certification of COVID-19 Vaccination for Prospective Federal Employees attesting to truthfulness prior to onboarding. Once onboard, you will then be required to complete the DOE’s MyEnergy system in order to implement workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
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