<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />A successful candidate in this position will be responsible for the development of policies and guidance to support understanding of and compliance with radiation protection of the public and the environmental laws, regulations, and directives through the application of environmental radiological protection programs.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><strong>As a Health Physicist, you will:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Oversee the development of policies, requirements, and guidance to support understanding of and compliance with radiation protection of the public and the environment laws, regulations, and directives through the application of environmental radiological protection programs Department-wide.</li> <li>Serve as one of the Office's senior scientific specialists with specific responsibility for radioactive waste disposal systems, and radiological characterization and clearance of property from DOE sites.</li> <li>Provide technical advice to DOE program offices in the varied aspects of health physics technical problems and issues, and apply professional expertise and judgement in resolving such problems where a ready response is important for achieving desired results.</li> <li>Perform scientific, systematic and in-depth analyses of major issues and impacts of legislation and attendant rulemaking. Review and evaluate alternative sometimes conflicting scientific techniques for effectiveness and efficiency if implemented within the Department.</li> <li>Conduct or participate in high-level meetings.</li> <li>Consult and coordinate with other scientists, engineers, specialists and attorneys in the department in conjunction with experts of other agencies to exchange information on developments in radiation protection to assure compatibility with similar activities being conducted.</li> <li>Utilize contract effort for specific directed technical studies. Arrange for required contract information resources for technical support. This includes specifying tasks, and monitoring contract task efforts to assure effective performance and completion of work.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />25% or less – Approximately 10% travel time may be required.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must be a United States Citizen.</li> <li>This employer participates in the e-Verify program.</li> <li>See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.</li> <li>This position is included in the Collective Bargaining Unit.</li> </ul> <br /><br />Certification as a Health Physicist by the American Board of Health Physics is preferred.<br /><br />Required to file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and as necessary to meet regulatory guidance.<br /><br />This position is eligible for telework, however the approval is at the discretion of the supervisor.<br /><br />Position requires a Public Trust (High Risk, Tier 4) background investigation prior to appointment.<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS</strong><br /><br />A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:<br /> <li>Demonstrated experience as a technical authority in a government agency or other large organization's radiation protection program.</li> <li>Experience developing or implementing radiation policies or guidelines.</li> <li>Providing subject matter expertise for radiation program activities; and</li> <li>Analyzing proposed standards and legislation to determine their effect on an organization, and representing an organization's interests.</li> <br /><br />Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position.<br /> <li>Knowledge of laws and legislation (e.g., Atomic Energy Act, Nuclear Waste Policy Act, Low Level Waste Policy Amendments Act, Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act, Energy Reorganization Act and Price Anderson Act), and other federal guidance on radiation protection.</li> <li>Mastery knowledge of radiation protection principles, philosophy, concepts and practices, as well as in-depth knowledge of the evaluation of radiation protection standards, to serve as a Health Physicist who provides advice and assistance to management.</li> <li>Knowledge of national and international radiation protection standard-setting organizations, and the policies, standards and activities of other Federal and state agencies.</li> <li>Ability to establish effective interactions with specialists and officials in the organizations to promote Departmental views and monitor progress of the work.</li> <li>Ability to address technical and regulatory aspects of radioactive waste management, radioactive waste disposal site performance assessment, and property radiological control and release issues.</li> <li>Knowledge and ability to provide advice and consultation on the development and formulation of environmental policy positions, guidance, strategies and directives for management.</li> <li>Ability to and skill in oral and writing principles and practices to effectively communicate arguments and statements of position with professionals and management. </li> <br /><br />"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.<br /><br /><strong>CTAP/ICTAP candidates:</strong> To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.<br /><br /><strong>You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.</strong><br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>Basic Requirements:</strong><br /><br />A. Degree: natural science or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in health physics, engineering, radiological science, chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, and/or calculus.<br /><br />or<br /><br />B. Combination of education and experience — courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or other education; or certification as a health physicist by the American Board of Health Physics, plus appropriate experience and other education that provided an understanding of sciences applicable to health physics comparable to that described in paragraph A.<br /><br /><strong>Transcripts and/or certification must be provided</strong>.<br /><br />Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.<br />Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.</strong><br /> <ul> <li>New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify </li> <li>Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.</li> <li>If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.</li> <li>More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.</li> <li>Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.</li> <li>Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.</li> <li>All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.</li> </ul> <br />EEO Policy: https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement <br />Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement <br />Veterans Information: https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information <br />Telework: www.telework.gov <br />Selective Service Registration: http: www.sss.gov/ <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to place you into an initial quality category via OPM's Category Rating procedures. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to ensure you have been placed into the appropriate quality category.<br /><br />Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (when applicable), and training as described in your resume and applicant assessment. Your credentials are measured against the established duties of the position at the grade level(s) being advertised.<br /><br />The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified", although they may differ slightly based on individual agency policy.<br /><br />If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.<br /><br />If you are a Veteran Preference eligible candidate, you will be listed at the top of whichever quality category your rating places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.<br /><br />If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly. <br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.<br />If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.<br /><br /><strong>ALL APPLICANTS:</strong> <strong>You must submit a about what is expected in your resume." href="https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume" target="_blank" rel="noopener">resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of each employer.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>For paid work experience, please indicate your starting salary for each position and the highest salary you earned (if different).</li> <li>Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).</li> <li>For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.</li> </ul> <br /> Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience. <br /><br /><strong>If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy:</strong> experience." href="https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Education" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include official or unofficial transcripts listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.<br /><br /><strong>Veterans:</strong> authorities and the documentation you need to submit" href="http: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.<br /><br /><strong>Persons with Disabilities:</strong> Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. flexibilities for persons with disabilities" href="https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.<br /><br /><strong>Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP:</strong> If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.