This file serves as a repository of resumes for those eligible for consideration under non-competitive Veteran hiring authorities. Please ensure you provide all documentation requested and answer all questions as to your preferences. Submission of your information to this file is voluntary and does not guarantee selection or employment.
Clarification from the agency
This job is open to veterans who are 30% or more disabled, veterans who are eligible for an appointment under the Veterans Recruitment Authority, and Military Spouses. Some appointments under this program do not have promotion potential beyond the grade to which the applicant is initially appointed.
The NRC licenses and regulates the Nation's civilian use of radioactive materials to provide reasonable assurance of adequate protection of public health and safety and to promote the common defense and security and to protect the environment. As hiring officials with the NRC seek to fill positions utilizing non-competitive hiring authorities, they will be provided qualified applicants whose information, resume and required documentation meet the criteria of the particular position(s) being filled. Applications submitted will be kept on file for a period of one year after which time they will be marked inactive in the system. Applicants who provide all required information and supporting documentation along with their resume will be reviewed for consideration for the following types of positions as they become available. This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies at any time without notification, in any series or grade. Typical job opportunities within NRC can include, but are not limited to, the following occupations:
- 0080 - Security Administration Series
- 0086 - Security Clerical and Assistance Series
- 0110 - Economist Series
- 0132 - Intelligence Series
- 0180 - Psychology Series
- 0260 - Equal Employment Opportunity Series
- 0301 - Miscellaneous Administration and Program Series
- 0301 - Regulatory Impact Analyst (Research)
- 0303 - Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Series
- 0308 - Records and Information Management Series
- 0318 - Secretary Series
- 0343 - Management and Program Analyst Series
- 0391 - Telecommunications Series
- 0401 - Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences
- 0501 - Financial Administration and Program Series
- 0510 - Accounting Series
- 0560 - Budget Analysis Series
- 0601 - General Medical and Healthcare Series
- 0801 - General Engineering Series
- 0806 - Materials Engineering Series
- 0810 - Civil Engineering Series
- 0819 - Environmental Engineering Series
- 0830 - Mechanical Engineering Series
- 0840 - Nuclear Engineering Series
- 0850 - Electrical Engineering Series
- 0855 - Electronics Engineering Series
- 0893 - Chemical Engineering Series
- 1083 - Technical Writing and Editing Series
- 1087 - Editorial Assistance Series
- 1102 - Contracting Series
- 1160 - Financial Analysis Series
- 1176 - Building Management Series
- 1301 - General Physical Science Series
- 1306 - Health Physics Series
- 1811 - Criminal Investigation Series
- 1811 - Criminal Investigator -- Treasury Enforcement Agent
- 2210 - Information Technology Management
For more information on qualification standards, please click here.
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
- This is a Drug Testing position.
- Must successfully obtain and maintain security clearance.
- Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.
- Some positions may require a financial disclosure.
To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the NRC 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. Therefore, to the extent that an NRC job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply.
As positions become available and hiring officials request to consider applicants under non-competitive hiring authorities, a review of available resumes and supporting documentation will be made. All applicants in this file are required to meet the criteria for non-competitive appointments for veterans in order to be considered.
These hiring authorities are:
- 30% Veteran Eligible: Retired from active military service with a disability rating of 30 percent or more; or rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) since 1991 or later to include disability determinations from a branch of the Armed Forces at any time, as having a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more.
- Veteran Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Authority: This authority allows appointment of eligible veterans up to the grade of GS-11. Veterans are hired under this excepted appointment to positions that are otherwise in the competitive service. After individual completes 2 years of service, the veteran must be converted non-competitively to a career or career-conditional appointment.
- Military Spouses: The Military Spouse Noncompetitive Appointing Authority allows agencies to appoint certain military spouses without using traditional competitive examining procedures. In accordance with revised 5 U.S.C. 3330d(b), the head of an agency may now appoint noncompetitively: the spouse of a member of the armed forces on active duty, the spouse of a 100 percent disabled member of the armed forces, or the spouse of a deceased member of the armed forces.
- Schedule A: Veterans are eligible for non-competitive appointment under the Schedule A Special hiring authority.
To be eligible, you must meet one of the following:
Disabled veterans or Veterans: Who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized; or Veterans who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces Services Medal was awarded; and veterans separated within the last 3 years.
Veterans claiming eligibility: On the basis of service in a campaign or expedition for which a medal was awarded must be in receipt of the campaign badge or medal. This award must be annotated on the DD214 or supported by a copy of the orders or certificate if not listed. In addition to meeting the criteria above, eligible veterans must have been separated under honorable conditions (i.e., the individual must have received either an honorable or general discharge).
- Includes all spouses of members of the armed forces on active duty.
- Spouses do not have to relocate with active-duty spouse.
Based on 100% Disability
As a military spouse, you may be eligible to be considered under this authority if:
- The military member was retired under Chapter 61 of title 10, United States Code with a 100% disability rating from the military.
- Was released from active duty and has a disability rating of 100% from the Department of Veterans' Affairs or the military department.
Based on Service Member's Death
- As the military spouse, you may be eligible if the military member was killed while on active duty (it does not have to be combat related), and you have not remarried.
Military retirees at the rank of Major, Lieutenant Commander (O4) and above are not eligible for preference unless they are disabled veterans.
Some positions require proof of education or allow you to use your education to meet qualification requirements. For information on providing proof of education or substituting education for experience, visit https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards. If you would like to qualify on the basis of education or satisfying an educational requirement, you may submit a copy of your transcripts. Unofficial transcripts or screenshots of electronic/web transcripts with the required information will be accepted at the time of application. You must submit your transcripts according to the application submission details of this announcement. Documents will not be accepted via email or regular mail.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Please visit www.sss.gov for more information.
This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Decisions to grant reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Based on the staffing needs of the agency/area of consideration, additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement. The duty location of this position is Rockville, Maryland. Telework schedules are approved, on a case-by-case basis. Telework will be determined in accordance with Agency policy and the Collective Bargaining Agreement, if applicable.
The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via Disability.Resource@nrc.gov. Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.
Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. Veterans, please visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/.
Selectee's will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.
A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you will need a favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.
The NRC is a zero-tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing, unless currently employed in an NRC position. Upon appointment to the NRC, in addition to current employees, you will be subject to random drug testing.
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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.
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; 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; 11 paid holidays per year; transit benefits. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.
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.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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.
You may preview questions for this vacancy.
- Your application will be placed into a pool of individuals with disabilities for evaluation and referral to selecting officials for non-competitive hiring.
- You may be contacted by interested selecting officials and asked to interview.
- We will not be able to provide status updates other than the receipt of your application.
- You may update your application at any time until the closing date.
List of supplemental material that may be applicable:
If you are 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.
If you are a current/reinstatement eligible Federal employee with status (Tenure Group 1 or 2), you will be considered under our merit promotion procedures and must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) to verify competitive status or reinstatement eligibility.
Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service; Current Active-Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within 120 days; SF-15 Form and related documentation; VA letter.) You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/.
If you are applying for a position that requires a college degree, you must submit your College Transcripts.
All supplemental documents will 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.
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 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete online application, 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.
To ensure you are using the correct resume type when applying to our vacancies, please make sure that the resume you are using during the application process is listed with a format type of "USAJOBS Resume" and a source type of "Built with USAJOBS Resume Builder. Verifying this information on your USAJOBS resume before applying will ensure the successful submission of your application to the NRC job vacancy.
Paper applications will not be accepted unless hardship circumstances can be demonstrated. Requests for extensions WILL NOT be 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 during business hours BEFORE the closing date of the announcement and speak to someone who can provide assistance for your 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.
Once your application package and online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email. You are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on "more information." Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. If your email mailbox is full or blocked (SPAM) you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
Once the application process is completed in its entirety, your resume will become a part of the Non-Competitive Schedule A Database only for positions internal to the NRC. Your information will remain in this database for a period of one year from the date of application at which time, it will be purged from the system. Officials interested in filling positions utilizing non-competitive hiring authorities will be provided applicants from this database based on qualifications listed on the resumes in comparison to the requirements for that individual position being filled. Also take into account that there will be any additional transcripts or documentations showing certifications; and finally, the applicant preferences indicated during the questionnaire piece for locations, positions, grades considered, etc. Inclusion in this database does not in itself guarantee employment nor does it make any promise other than the possible consideration based on eligibility for particular Schedule A hiring authorities being utilized to fill particular positions.