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"NRR/DRA-2019-0002" Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Position Title:
Senior Reactor Analyst
Open Period:
08/21/2019 - 09/11/2019


GG - 0801,1301 15
USD $137,849 - USD $166,500
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full Time
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Rockville, MD, US
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Lindsey Redden


Hiring Path:
• Internal to an agency (searchable on USAJOBS)
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Applications will be accepted from internal employees of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on permanent or competitive Term appointments.
Security Clearance Required:
L Access Authorization
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Marketing Statement:
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.  To find out more about the NRC, we invite you to visit us on the web at

This position is located in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Division of Risk Assessment, PRA Oversight Branch (APOB).

The supervisor is Antonios Zoulis.
This position is in the Bargaining Unit.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:

Relocations expenses associated with this announcement may be paid

Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

25% Travel during the qualification, Then Occasional Travel


As the Senior Reactor Analyst (SRA) you will conduct reliability and risk evaluations of nuclear power plant issues, evaluate plant equipment availability data to determine the impact of plant operations on safety risk and provide technical leadership to develop or enhance probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) guidance which support the Reactor Oversight Processes (ROP). You will also use insights gained from the PRA analysis of operational events at reactors to develop recommendations to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in processes supporting the ROP, risk-Inform inspection procedures, and develop or enhance training for staff and management who supports implementation of the SDP.

Position requires completion of the SRA Qualification Program per IMC 1245 Appendix C9.

Qualifications and Evaluations

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.
Key Requirements:
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Education Requirements:

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal service 0801/1301 general engineering/scientist occupational series or equivalent in the occupational series listed above or related series performing like or similar duties. Candidates must possess a thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices in a field of Engineering, as demonstrated by a Bachelor's degree in General Engineering/Scientist.

    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.

    In order to qualify for this position, 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 sector.  

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as experience that demonstrates a thorough knowledge of NRC programs with emphasis in one or more of the following areas: reactor or research and test reactor operations, engineering support, radiation protection, safeguards, fuel cycle technology, risk assessment, rulemaking, NRC inspection and oversight programs and license renewal and environmental reviews.

    Benefits and Other Info

    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; Long Term Care Insurance; 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; 10 paid holidays per year; and transit benefits. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.
    Other Information:

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:
    We strongly encourage you to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.

    Your application for this vacancy must be received online via the USAJOBS application system BEFORE midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement.  If you fail to submit a complete online resume, including responding to any vacancy questions, you will not be considered for this position. Paper applications will not be accepted unless hardship circumstances can be demonstrated and requests for extensions WILL NOT 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 BEFORE the closing date to speak to someone who can provide assistance for 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.
    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.  You may do so either electronically, following the instructions below, or by sending one copy by mail to:

    Lindsey Redden, HR Specialist Name
    Mail Stop T2-A77M or email at

    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.

    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.”