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Salary: $99 714 - 129 625 per year
Published at: Sep 01 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
You will serve as a NUCLEAR ENGINEER in the Reactor Engineering Division (Code 2310), Nuclear Engineering and Planning Department (Code 2300) at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, VA. The areas of responsibility being hired are focused on: a) Pure Water b) Permanent and Shield Survey c) Industrial Gasses and d) Temporary Shielding.


You will oversee all technical aspects of the Naval Shipyard Nuclear Power Program within assigned AOR. You will advise and provide guidance to the Division Head, on major policy and technical issues as they relate to nuclear propulsion systems on naval vessels. You will provide engineering direction such as preparation, review and approval of Technical Work Documents (TWD) and administrative documents in support of plant procedures. You will maintain close liaison with production personnel and resolving technical problems. You will ensure technical subordinate meet their organizational goals and objectives in a mentoring capacity. You will develop and execute action plans to resolve complex problems.


  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • You will be required to wear personal protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes continuously for the duration of the work shift.
  • Work is performed in areas where potentially harmful physical and chemical agents are present (e.g. fumes, dust, heat, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and chemicals). You will be required to participate in medical surveillance programs.


In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. For this position 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). Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Experience displaying professional knowledge of engineering concepts, theories, principles, practices, and techniques related to the design, Installation, operation and maintenance of a nuclear powered naval vessels, support and auxiliary systems and support facilities. Experience utilizing expert ability to interpret/evaluate engineering drawings/ specifications/ technical data packages as well as the planning/construction of nuclear facilities. Experience applying knowledge of the mathematical and physical sciences, together with the principles and practical methods of engineering design and nuclear analysis to specify, predict and evaluate the behavior of systems involving nuclear reactions, assess unexpected occurrences and formulate corrective actions. Experience applying leadership & management skills sufficient to direct the technical efforts of junior engineers and technicians in their performance of work on projects to which they are assigned, and be able to resolve, or, where required, alert additional supervisory authority of technical or administrative problems encountered. Experience applying knowledge and skills sufficient to prepare and progress technical reports on assigned programs/projects involving the design, development and demonstration of reactor technology. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. 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).


Applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess

I have successfully completed a bachelor's degree (or higher) in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree (or higher) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than 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. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.


I have a combination of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying 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: (I) Professional registration or licensure: Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration; or (II) Written Test: Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico; or (III) 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 under paragraph A (above). The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A (above); or (IV) Related curriculum: Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least one 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 professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.


  • Address NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD NNSY Portsmouth, VA 23709 US
  • Name: Department of Navy EIC
  • Email: [email protected]


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