Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspection Programs & Assessment Team Leader in Arlington, Texas

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This position is located in the Division of Reactor Safety, Inspection Programs & Assessment Team. The supervisor is Anton Vegel.

This position is Non Bargaining Unit.

This position requires up to 25% travel.

Travel expenses associated with interview will be paid.

Selectee will be subject to Office of Government Ethics Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements.

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The successful candidate will perform the full range of supervisory duties as the Team Leader.

Such duties include but are not limited to: 1. Leads assigned staff in establishing, reviewing, and revising policies as a result of the self-assessment process or as otherwise directed by program office requirements. 2. Provides oversight, audit, and inspection support for implementing Reactor Oversight Process (ROP), Reactor Programs Systems (RPS), mid- and end-of-cycle assessment process (MOC/EOC), and associated agency review processes. 3. Facilitates reactor inspection and licensee performance assessment planning efforts and meetings between DRP and DRS. 4. Manages, controls, and directs the work of a team of assigned project and reactor engineers and senior reactor analysts.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Applications will be accepted from internal employees of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on permanent or competitive Term appointments in the Region IV geographical area.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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0801 General Engineering

1301 General Physical Science

  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment
  • This is a Drug Testing position.

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.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  1. Demonstrated knowledge of promoting safety and security by implementing the Reactor Oversight Program and/or the Operator Licensing Program.

  2. Demonstrated ability to effectively identify and address safety issues.

  3. Demonstrated ability to promote an open and collaborative work environment and set clear expectations for staff performance.

In addition to the basic requirements, 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 includes experience that demonstrates knowledge of NRC regulations, policies, procedures, standards and practices that relate to the administration and implementation of the inspection, licensing, and performance assessment programs for reactor facilities in general.


Candidates must have a thorough understanding of the principles, theories, and practices of nuclear power production and reactor technology as evidenced by possession of a degree in engineering or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that would be eligible for certification as equivalent through professional registration procedures.

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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. To preview questions please click here.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

L - Atomic Energy

  • Required Documents


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 electronically by following the instructions below:

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.
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.

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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. Learn more about federal benefits.

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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 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 11:59 p.m. 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.

The NRC requires that applicants submit resumes built using the USAJOBS Resume Builder tool. The Resume Builder tool is activated upon selecting "Build New Resume" under the "Resumes" section of your USAJOBS account.

Resumes uploaded to your USAJOBS jobseeker account that have not been built using the USAJOBS Resume Builder tool WILL NOT be accepted and you WILL NOT be allowed to further advance through the NRC application process.

Furthermore, 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.

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Agency contact information
Lisa A. Quayle








NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION US Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1600 E. Lamar Blvd. Arlington, Texas United States

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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.”

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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/08/2018 to 03/19/2018

Salary: $129,722 to $164,200 per year

Pay scale & grade: GG 15

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Temporary - Temporary Not to Exceed 7 Months. Multiple selections may be made.