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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Deputy Director in Rockville, Maryland


This position is located in the Office ofAdministration (ADM),Acquisition Management Division (AMD).Eleni Jernell is the supervisor of this position. This is a Non Bargaining Unit position. This position is located in Rockville, Maryland. Travel expenses associated with the interviewand relocation will notbe paid. This position is subject to Financial Disclosure reporting requirements.


As the Deputy Director, Acquisition Management Divisionyou will assist the Director in the overall management of the agency's acquisition program. As Deputy to the Director, you will function with complete authority and responsibility in the absence of the Director. Direct and monitor the full range of contract, grant, and interagency award and administration activities. Assist the Director in the continuous review of the NRC-wide acquisition management program to ensure the development of sound policies and standards necessary for an effective, agency-wide procurement program including acquisition workforce training and certification, purchase card, and strategic sourcing programs. Assume day-to-day responsibility for all contracting operations in the Division. Such responsibility includes managing the personnel, activities, and tools used to execute the agency's acquisition function.


Conditions of Employment

This is a Drug Testing position.

Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.

U.S. Citizenship Required

You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


In order to qualify for this position, in addition to the educational requirements, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GG-14) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as: experience directing and monitoring the full range of contract, grant, and interagency award and administration activities; experience managing the personnel and activities involved in the acquisition function.

Successful completion of the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C)level IIIcurriculum is required.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following: Leadership ability at the managerial level, capacity to effectively communicate with all levels ofmanagement as well as subordinatesto accomplish the organizational roles and responsibilities in support of the agency’s mission.

Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and techniques of acquisition, with experience in contracting and procurement adequate to assure that all contractual actions are consistent with the laws, Executive Orders, regulations, and policies governing Federal procurement to provide guidance within an organization, and to make sound decisions on all contractual matters

Demonstrated knowledge of the Federal procurement regulations and statutory requirements as well as applicable agency regulations and policiesrelating to procurement, including acquisition workforce training and certification, purchase card, and strategic sourcing programs.

Demonstrated ability to manage and/or supervise branches, sections, work groups or teams of contracting professionals and employees in support functions with diverse backgrounds and expertise. Such responsibility includes managing the personnel, activities, and tools used to execute the agency's acquisition function. You may also provide additional informationrelated to your qualifications in the vacancy question provided for supplemental responses. Describe specific experiences, education and training which demonstrates your knowledge, skills, and abilities.Feel free toprovide examples of your experience anddescribe your role.


You must have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management OR occupied a Contract Specialist, GS-1102, position on January 1, 2000

Note: It is your responsibility to furnish documentation that verifiesyou meet the basic education and professional knowledge requirements; in the absence of such documentation, you would be rated not qualified

Additional Information

The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. Veterans, please visit:

Selectee's will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you will need a favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.