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Nuclear engineer

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This position is located in the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Nuclear Engineering Department, in the Fluid Systems and Mechanical Division.
Incumbent will perform the advance technical planning functions necessary to prepare the shipyard for forthcoming restricted availability, voyage repair, technical availability, and regular overhaul work on the propulsion plants of nuclear powered submarines.
You must be a US Citizen. Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance. Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation. Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period. You must obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
As a Nuclear Engineer, your duties will include, but are not limited to:
Reviewing drawings related to the Nuclear Propulsion plant prepared in the Design Division.
Participating in conferences as a representative of the division to discuss problems relative to the accomplishment of the work.
Acting as a "shift engineer" to provide technical direction during periods when shipyard production activities are engaged in work with propulsion plants.
Carrying out a continuing review of the engineering and production work to insure that the requirements for control of the nuclear propulsion plant are met.
Providing engineering support to the supply program for the procurement, inspection, and acceptance of critical nuclear reactor plant equipment and materials.
The Office of Personnel Management has identified minimum educational requirements for this position.
Successful completion of a professional engineering degree from an ABET-accredited (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) college or university. OR
Successful completion of a degree with curriculum in differential and integral calculus, with additional courses 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 Combination of education and experience that is equivalent to a professional engineering degree. Professional Engineering Registration to demonstrate the adequacy of education and experience. OR Combination of education and experience that is equivalent to a professional engineering degree. Successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, which demonstrates the adequacy of education and experience. OR Combination of education and experience to include successful completion of a degree with at least 60 semester hours of courses in physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, and in professional engineering curriculum ((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 Combination of education and experience to include successful completion of a degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology) or at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
Qualifications GS-09: In addition to meeting the basic education requirement , your resume must demonstrate one year full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-07) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector providing professional engineering services to include acting as an assistant or lead design/project engineer on engineering projects and providing engineering services related to Nuclear Engineering and providing related nuclear engineering tasks. OR have (or will have by entrance on duty) a master''s or equivalent (or higher) graduate degree or 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master''s degree that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform professional engineering work. OR a combination of education and experience as described above that equates to one year of experience.
Qualifications GS-11: In addition to meeting the basic education requirement , your resume must demonstrate one year full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-09) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private and public sector performing professional nuclear engineering services in support of nuclear and conventional components of reactor plant systems; experience evaluating procedures and specifications used to complete nuclear schedule testing; planning, selecting or carrying out engineering steps and testing procedures; resolving technical problems using standard methods by interpreting and applying precedents . OR a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. OR successfully completed three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree. OR A combination of education and experience as described above that equates to one year of experience.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:
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PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: TAG:Link to Questions Only.
_EDUCATION:_
This position has positive education requirements, and you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM''sGeneral Policies for information on crediting education.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information,
_REQUIREMENTS:_
Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
A secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
The incumbent may be assigned to work areas where certain potentially harmful physical and chemical agents are present. These agents may include, but are not limited to: fumes, dust, noise, heat, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, chemicals, etc. To ensure employee safety and health, the Shipyard maintains personnel protection programs consistent with applicable laws and regulations. These programs may include engineering controls, training, work procedures, use of personnel protective equipment, and medical surveillance programs, the incumbent may be required to take medical examinations to assess his or her medical qualification for duty involving work with these agents.
Physical Demands: The work involves field inspections or surveys in which the work requires regular and recurring standing for long periods of and walking, stooping, bending, and climbing in areas of shipyard overhaul and repair activities. Climbs vertical ladders and scaffolding on naval vessels undergoing overhaul and repair.
Work Environment: Work is performed in an office as well as on board ship and in shop areas where there is regular and recurring exposure to heavy industrial equipment, high temperatures, and radiation sources and other potentially hazardous conditions. The engineer is trained to protect himself from these specific stressors and is given regular physical and medical examinations. The engineer is required to utilize a variety of protective devices that range from hard hats, safety glasses, ant contamination clothing respirators.
Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
When the application process is complete, we will review your r esume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the _Occupational Questionnaire_, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES, CONCEPTS AND THEORIES
NUCLEAR ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES, CONCEPTS AND THEORIES
NUCLEAR REACTOR PLANT QUALITY CONTROL PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES
PROGRAM SUPPORT
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran''s preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:
_Best Qualified-_ __Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.
_Highly Qualified-_ Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.
_Qualified_ - Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
To begin the process, click the _Apply Online_ button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the _Submit My Answers_ button at the end of the process.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Complete Resume.
Complete Assessment Questionnaire. _View Occupational Questionnaire_
Other supporting documentation as required. Please see the "_REQUIRED DOCUMENTS"_ section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.
Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on _Monday, May 19, 2014_.
If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.
If you upload your documents, _do not fax_ the same documents.
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: .
This Vacancy ID is _1112452_.
Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement. All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.
It is the applicant''s responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate.
HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.
The documents you are required to submit vary based on what you are claiming (i.e., applying as a veteran or disabled veteran, applying as a military spouse, etc). Please review the following link to see if there are any documents you need to provide: Applicant Checklist-External
When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.
Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. Best qualified applicants with veterans'' preference are entitled to initial selection consideration. If there are a sufficient number of best qualified applicants with veterans'' preference, only those veterans will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
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Department of the Navy offers acomprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.
This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Relocation expenses NOT authorized.
Recruitment incentives NOT authorized.
Full performance level of the position is GS-12. Vacancies may be filled at any grade level listed. Applicants will not be considered for positions below the lowest acceptable grade level shown on their application. If selected below the full performance level, incumbent may be non-competitively promoted to the next higher-grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.
Vacancies filled from announcements covering multiple grade levels may be filled at any grade level listed.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, .
_Federal Annuitant Information:_
The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found
_Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program_ _ (ICTAP) Eligible:_
ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:
_Military Spouse Preference (MSP):_
_Veteran's Preference Information:_

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