General Engineer/Physical Scientist

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

About the organization

Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile; works to reduce the global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and militarily effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the United States and abroad.


Incumbent will function a staff member providing scientific/engineering advice, guidance and assistance to NNSA program offices or site managers on the interpretation and application of technical requirements and policies.
As a General Engineer/Physical Scientist, you will:
Provide scientific/engineering advice, guidance and assistance to NNSA program offices or site managers on the interpretation and application of technical requirements and policies, execution of priorities andschedules, implementation of data exchanges and standardization, evaluation of significant modifications and/or alternative approaches, and initiation of revisions or corrective actions as required.
Develop estimates for inclusion in program budget, supporting data and justifications for assigned program segments.
Review budget input from contractors, make revisions as appropriate.
Recommend revisions to program schedules and resource information.
Establishes and tracks performance against technical milestones.
Review progress of engineering/scientific technical activities; compare costs and schedule to established baseline; and provide timely and accurate status reports to management.
Evaluate field site and/or contractor performance.


A qualified candidate's application / resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/band (EN-00/NN-02 or GS-11) in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: experience ensuring regulatory compliance of programs and projects; reviewing guidance, program plans and strategies; and recommending solutions to scientific, engineering, or program management problems and issues.

This position has a positive education requirement. Therefore, you MUST provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application. This can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. For specific education requirements, please see the Education Requirements. If selected, official transcripts may be requested. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, see the Department of Education website.
801- - Degree: professional engineering or 1301 - A. Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.


66829.00 to 106427.00-Base pay, locality will be included based upon job location

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire. Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer. For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked. For paid work experience, please indicate your starting salary for each position and the highest salary you earned (if different).
Educational or Professional License requirements are required for this position.,
Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title,credits earned and final grade. If qualifying on the basis of an alternate method, i.e., professional license, you must submit official documentation to support your claim with this submission.

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