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Posted by: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Sep 09, 2021


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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proud to be ranked as a BEST Place to Work in the Federal Government. We've earned our top ratings by creating a work environment rich in opportunity, diversity, leadership training, teamwork, and work life balance. Help guide our nation into the next generation of nuclear safety! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission where you can be part of a select group of professionals who protect people and the environment with the peaceful use of nuclear materials in medicine, industry and research.


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) views summer interns as our future workforce. The work performed is professional in nature and in a learning environment that gives the student intern the opportunity to evaluate the work for potential long-term employment. Student employment assignments are based on the functions and tasks performed in the organization to which you are assigned and ideally related to your academic and career goals. Areas of assignment could include engineering and science, accounting, finance, and information technology, among others. For more information visit http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/employment/students.html.

Please note that this is a program for currently enrolled students, and you must meet the definition of a student throughout the duration of the temporary summer student program.

These positions are located in various offices at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
MOST OF THE JOB OPPORTUNITIES ARE AT NRC HEADQUARTERS IN ROCKVILLE, MD. However, limited engineering and science-oriented opportunities will be available in NRC regional offices: REGION I-King of Prussia, PA; REGION II-Atlanta, GA; REGION III-Lisle, IL; REGION IV-Arlington, TX; and the Technical Training Center in Chattanooga, TN.
Summer - The appointment is Temporary, Not to Exceed 89 days. These positions are Non-Bargaining Unit. Applications will be accepted from United States citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the United States.
Qualifications are based on your academic standing as of the end of the 2021/2022 academic year (May/June 2022). Transcripts (official or unofficial) are required to determine academic standing at the time of application.
To qualify for these positions all applicants MUST currently hold and must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.85 or higher, be enrolled in a degree seeking program during the 2020/2021 academic year, and meet the academic criteria specified below.

The NRC is accepting applications for the following disciplines:

Engineering: Chemical, Computer, Civil/Structural, Electrical/Electronics, Environmental, Fire Protection, Industrial, Materials/Metallurgical, Mechanical, Nuclear/Radiological, Systems, Welding
Physical Science: Atmospheric/Meteorology, Environmental, Geology, Hydrology, Physics, Seismology, and Health Physics (including concentrations in Radiation Biology, Waste Management, Environmental Health, Risk Communication, Radiation Chemistry, Radiation Dosimetry, Radiation Ecology, Epidemiology, Medical Physics, Radiation Oncology/Technology)
Business: Accounting, Data Analytics, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Marketing
International: International Affairs, International Policy
Emergency Management: Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Security Management
Information Management /Graphic Design: Digital Media, Graphic Design; Information Management, Library Science, Multimedia, Records Management
Information Technology: Cybersecurity, Cloud computing, Data Science, Computer Science/Information Technology, Instructional System Design, Network Engineering, Information Security, Software Architecture, Low-Code/No-Code Development, Application Development
Mathematics: Actuarial Science, Data Analytics/Science, Mathematics, Statistics
Applicants will be considered at the highest grade for which they qualify. Applicants need to select all grades, when asked which grade to apply. Applications will be accepted from students who are accepted for enrollment OR enrolled in a 4-year degree program with an accredited educational institution. This includes colleges and universities. Graduating seniors from college or graduate school who are not continuing their education into the Fall of 2022 will not be considered.
Your NRC grade level that you will be hired at (GG-04, GG-05, GG-07 OR GG-09) will be determined by your semester or quarter hours and GPA, based on the end of the 2021/2022 academic year. However, the base hourly rate of pay will be no lower than $13.03 and no higher than $35.82. Your salary will be determined by locality, discipline, grade point average (GPA), and number of semester hours completed.

If you are an undergraduate student, your grade level will be based on the following: PLEASE NOTE: the number of semester hours is based on the end of the 2021/2022 academic year. (May/June 2022)
• Engineering and Science GG-04 grade level (0899/1399 job series): You must be a high school graduate with 30 to 59 semester hours of college credit.
• Engineering and Science GG-05 grade level (0899/1399 job series): You must be a high school graduate with 60 to 90 or more semester hours of college credit.
• All other disciplines GG-04 grade level: You must be a high school graduate with 30 to 89 semester hours of college credit.
• All other disciplines GG-05 grade level: You must be a high school graduate with 90 or more semester hours of college credit.

If you are a graduate student, your grade level will be based on the following:
• GG-5 grade level: Bachelor's with a GPA of at least 2.85 but below 2.95 on a 4.0 scale.
• GG-7 grade level: Bachelor's with a GPA of at least 2.95 on a 4.0 scale or completion of one full academic year of graduate level education.
• GG-09 grade level: Completion of two academic years of graduate level education or a Master's degree or equivalent.
Ideal candidates should also possess the following:
Basic skills in using office automation programs such as Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point (or other desktop software programs) and effective organizational and communication skills suitable for a professional environment.


You must be a degree seeking student enrolled at least half-time in an accredited educational institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.85.

How to Apply

Visit www.nrc.gov Review the NRC Opportunities page and click on “To view a list of current NRC vacancies, please visit USAJobs EXIT.” Find the Temporary Summer Student Job Announcement Number ALL OFC-2021-0062 and apply on-line by October 18, 2021. If you are viewing this opportunity after October 18th please visit NRC’s website and discover additional opportunities for which you might be interested.

Your application (resume, documentation requested, and responses to the vacancy questions) for these vacancies must be received online via the USAJOBS application system BEFORE midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete online resume, including responding to the vacancy questions and documentation, you will not be considered for these positions.

Paper applications will not be accepted unless hardship circumstances can be demonstrated and requests for extensions will not be granted. If applying online poses a hardship for you, the Human Resources Specialist listed on the official announcement will provide assistance to ensure that your application is submitted online by the closing date. You must contact the Human Resources Specialist BEFORE the closing date to speak to someone who can provide assistance for online submission. You must answer the job specific vacancy questions. You will be evaluated based on your responses to the vacancy questions and information provided in your resume.

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High school or ged

Pay Rate:

Commensurate with experience

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About U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is an independent agency that was established by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 and began operations in 1975. NRC’s mission is to license and regulate 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. In carrying out its mission it exercises the following vision: Demonstrate the Principles of Good Regulation (independence, openness, efficiency, clarity, and reliability) in performing our mission. NRC’s scope of responsibility includes: the regulation of commercial nuclear power plants, research and test reactors, nuclear fuel cycle facilities, medical, academic, and industrial uses of radioactive materials; the decommissioning of these facilities and sites; and, the transport, storage, and disposal of radioactive materials and wastes. NRC issues licenses for civilian uses of radioactive materials, oversees the licensees, and certifies standard nuclear reactor designs and spent fuel storage casks and transportation packages. It also licenses the import and export of radioactive materials; participates in international nuclear activities, including multilateral and bilateral safety and security activities; and works closely with its international counterparts to enhance nuclear safety and security worldwide. To accomplish its overall mission NRC has identified two Strategic Goals—To ensure the safe and secure use of radioactive materials. We need a wide variety of administrative and technical staff to accomplish our objectives. We hire engineers, scientists, security specialists, information technology professionals, financial analysts, and a range of other occupations. We’re constantly looking for outstanding individuals at all levels – recent grads, mid-career professionals, and senior leaders.

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