General Engineer/Physical Scientist
Department Of Energy - Oak Ridge, TN

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The Oak Ridge Office, located near Knoxville, Tennessee, is a component of the Office of Science Integrated Support Center. Our mission is to provide administrative and technical services and expertise to DOE Science, Environmental Management, and Nuclear Energy Site Offices across the United States. We also manage nearly 34,000 acres of Federally-owned land known as the Oak Ridge Reservation which is home to several major industrial complexes including the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the East Tennessee Technology Park, and the Y-12 National Security Complex.

A successful candidate in this position will serve as either a General Engineer or Physical Scientist in the Environmental and Quality Services Division, working to ensure environmental compliance with nuclear and non-nuclear facilities.

**Applicants who qualify for the 0801 series will receive a salary between $44,176 -$54,373 per year. Applicants who qualify for the 1301 series will receive a salary between $38,790 - $50,431 per year.**
  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Resume and question responses must be submitted online.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test and random testing after appointment
  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability determinations.
  • See the Requirements Section of the Announcement for other conditions.

DUTIES: In this position, you will perform developmental assignments in the performance of entry level engineering or physical science duties. Your duties will include:

-Assisting in the implementation of Integrated Safety Management Systems for nuclear and non-nuclear activities;

-Providing environmental and safety program support to customer organizations;

-Supporting the safe conduct of work through identification and analysis of potential hazards; and

-Providing Federal oversight of contractor systems, programs, and facilities.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: You may qualify based on education alone or based on a combination of education and experience. If you are applying based on experience, you must demonstrate in your resume at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-05 in the Federal service. This experience may have been obtained in either the private or public sector. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience is defined as:

-Implementing at least one of the following functional programs: safety management, environmental compliance, public health, or worker protection.

Your online resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs/Competencies). Applicants need not prepare a written response to these KSAs/Competencies unless asked in the online application.

-Knowledge of basic environmental or safety management principles;

-Skill in problem analysis and ability to develop recommendations for win/win solutions;

-Ability to communicate in writing; and

-Ability to communicate orally, including ability to persuade others to accept recommendations.

To be eligible for the Pathways Recent College Graduates Program, you must, within the previous two years, have completed a qualifying degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Preference eligible veterans who were precluded from applying due to military service obligation begin their two-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed 6 years from the date on which they completed their degrees (or certifications).

You must meet the education requirements described at one of the following web sites:

-You must also submit the supporting documentation as required in the “REQUIRED DOCUMENTS” section below.

-Foreign education must be reviewed and accredited by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Evaluating Foreign Qualifications

-If selected you must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

-You will be required to complete an OF-306, "Declaration for Federal Employment" form used to (a) determine your suitability for Federal employment and/or (b) in conducting an investigation to determine your suitability or ability to hold a security clearance.
    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application will be rated by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert to determine the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training, as described in your online resume/questionnaire, as related to the duties of this position. If determined to be qualified, your application will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, you may be rated ineligible or not qualified.

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    BENEFITS: The Department of Energy offers comprehensive and competitive benefits . You may be eligible for some or all of the following.
    • Health, life, dental, vision, and long term care insurance
    • Defined Benefit Retirement Program
    • Paid holiday, sick, and vacation time
    • Flexible work schedules and/or telework
    • Training and education opportunities
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent)
    • Health and Wellness Programs

    OTHER INFORMATION: The Federal government is an equal opportunity employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement. Some positions may require completion of a probationary period. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify us by noon on the closing date of the announcement. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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