Engineering, Science, and Security Vacancies
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For additional information on applying to vacancies at the NRC, see the NRCareers page.
Approximately 280 positions will be filled a the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) this year. The NRC is looking for engineers and scientists with THREE (3) OR MORE years of fulltime professional engineering or physical science work experience to fill vacancies in a variety of engineering and physical science occupations. Security positions require relevant security experience as detailed in the applicable vacancy announcement.
For Engineering and Science positions, applicants must possess at least a BACHELOR'S degree PLUS at least 3 years of specialized experience.
All positions will include duties that support the Agency's mission of regulating the civilian use of nuclear power and nuclear materials. The NRC licenses nuclear facilities, as well as, the possession, use, and disposal of nuclear materials; establishes guidelines for the development and implementation of licensed activities; inspects nuclear facilities and materials; and enforces compliance of strict standards and requirements.
NRC employees have responsibilities that include: protecting public health and safety; protecting the environment; protecting and safeguarding nuclear materials and plants in the interest of national security; and assuring conformity with antitrust laws. Agency employees perform these functions through: standards-setting and rule making, technical reviews and studies; conduct of public hearings; issuance of authorizations, permits, and licenses; inspection, investigation and enforcement; evaluation of operating experience; and confirmatory research.
How To Apply
Applications (resume AND application questions) for all vacancies must be received online via the NRC Automated Application System (NRCareers) BEFORE midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the vacancy announcement.