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Nuclear engineer

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This position is located in the Nuclear Engineering and Planning Department at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF), HI
The incumbent plans and conducts quality engineering surveillances of work in progress, training and other aspects involving naval nuclear work. The incumbent is responsible for identifying deficiencies in compliance with NAVSEA and Shipyard quality control requirements in addition to recommending improvements to processes and procedures being used.
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 confidential security clearance.
Your duties as a Nuclear Engineer include, but are not limited to the following:
Planning and conducting quality engineering surveillances of work in progress involving naval nuclear work;
Performing quality engineering audits of reactor plant work and processes;
Formulating new engineering methods, procedures, and requirements;
Reviewing technical work documents for detecting technical and quality problem areas and trends;
Conducting evaluation of performance by reviewing quality indicators, auditing performance, results of surveillances and recommending actions to improve performance or correct deficiencies;
Interpreting specifications, regulations and policies establishes by NAVSEA and local requirements.
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. 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 be clear and specific when describing your experience.
The Office Personnel Management has identified the following minimum education requirements for this position: _Basic Education Requirement:_ You must meet one of the following:
A. Successful completion of a full four year course of study in professional engineering to be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (beyond 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.
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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 professional 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:1._Professional registration_- current registration as a professional engineer by any State in the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.2._Written test_- Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Board of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college or university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination.3._Specified academic courses_-successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in A. above. _4. Related curriculum_-Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided you have 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 profession engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.
To qualify at the GS-11 level, you must meet the Basic Requirement and have: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-09) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sectorperforming 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. ORPossess 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 Possess a combination of education and experience as described above that equates to one year of experience.
To qualify at the GS-12 level, you must meet the Basic Requirement and have: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-11) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sectorproviding professional nuclear engineering services on nuclear and conventional components of reactor plant systems; experience planning and prioritizing the sequence, direction and progress of work; conducting nuclear reactor plant quality engineering audits, studies, investigations and projects; modifying, adapting, or refining existing applications, processes, precedents and techniques.
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: View Assessment Questions.
_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 confidential 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.
Work may require occasional walking, climbing, bending or stooping.
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.
Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Reg.
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, October 20, 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 _1233516_.
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 are not authorized.
Recruitment incentives may be 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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