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Posted by: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Oct 05, 2021


Location:

Rockville , MD 20852

Job Description:

Background

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.

Duties

As a Committee Member you will serve on the NRC’s Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS). The Commission looks to fill one vacancy as a result of this request.

The ACRS is a part-time advisory group, which is statutorily mandated by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. The ACRS provides independent expert advice on matters related to the safety of existing and proposed nuclear reactor facilities and on the adequacy of proposed reactor safety standards. Of primary importance are the safety issues associated with the operation of commercial nuclear power plants in the United States and regulatory initiatives, including risk-informed and performance-based regulation, license renewal, power uprates, and the use of mixed oxide and high burnup fuels.
An increased emphasis is being given to safety issues associated with new reactor designs and technologies, including passive system reliability and thermal hydraulic phenomena, use of digital instrumentation and control, international codes and standards used in multinational design certification, materials, and structural engineering, nuclear analysis and reactor core performance, and nuclear materials and radiation protection.
As part of their committee work, ACRS committee members may also be required to provide advice on radiation protection, radioactive waste management, and earth sciences in the agency’s licensing reviews for fuel fabrication and enrichment facilities, and for waste disposal facilities. The ACRS also has some involvement in security matters related to the integration of safety and security of commercial reactors.
ACRS Committee members are appointed for four-year terms with no term limits.
See the NRC website at https://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/regulatory/advisory/acrs.html for more information about the ACRS.

Qualifications

The NRC is seeking individuals with demonstrated skills in nuclear reactor safety matters, the ability to solve complex technical problems, and the ability to work collegially on a board, panel, or committee.
Candidates for this position must have extensive experience in nuclear fuel cycle chemistry, structural integrity, and/or metallurgy applicable to nuclear facilities and/or nuclear power plant systems or components. It would be useful if candidates also have experience in seismic analysis.
Candidates must also have at least 20 years of education and experience and a distinguished record of achievement in one or more areas of nuclear science and technology or related engineering disciplines.
Candidates with pertinent graduate level experience will be given additional consideration.
A resume describing the educational and professional background of each candidate, including any special accomplishments, publications, and professional references should be provided.
Criteria used to evaluate candidates include education and experience, demonstrated skills in nuclear reactor safety matters, the ability to solve complex technical problems, and the ability to work collegially on a board, panel, or committee. The Commission, in selecting its committee members, also considers the need for specific expertise to accomplish the work expected to be before the ACRS. Consistent with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Commission seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds, so that the membership on the Committee is fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented and functions to be performed by the Committee. Candidates will undergo a thorough security background check to obtain the security clearance that is mandatory for all ACRS members.

How to Apply

For complete application information, please read the Federal Register Notice at: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/09/08/2021-19179/seeks-qualified-candidates-for-the-advisory-committee-on-reactor-safeguards
Resumes are due by December 7, 2021 to Ms. Makeeka Compton and Ms. Jamila Perry, ACRS, Mail Stop: T2B50, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or email Makeeka.Compton@nrc.gov and Jamila.Perry@nrc.gov.
A resume describing the educational and professional background of the candidate, including any special accomplishments, publications, and professional references should be provided. Candidates should provide their current address, telephone number, and email address. All candidates will receive careful consideration. Appointment will be made without regard to factors such as race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disabilities.
Candidates must be citizens of the United States and be able to devote approximately 100 days per year to Committee business but may not be compensated for more than 130 calendar days.
As a part of ACRS’ transformative practice, appointees may be able to virtually devote some of the 130 days to Committee business.



Education Level:

Bachelors degree or higher

Pay Rate:

Commensurate with experience

HR. Website URL:

https://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/regulatory/advisory/acrs.html

Security Clearance:

None

Travel Requirements:

Light

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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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