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.
Would you like to have a career that enhances our national security? If so, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has the perfect career opportunities for you. The NNSA is looking for experienced engineers/physical scientists who will provide technical guidance and assistance on the interpretation of technical requirements and policies. As a General Engineer/Physical Scientist, you will execute priorities and schedules, evaluate modifications and/or alternative approaches, develop estimates for program budgets and justifications for assigned program segments, establish and track performance against technical milestones, and assess contractor performance.
To qualify for the Engineer/Physical Scientist 3 level, you must have at least one year of experience independently 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.
To qualify for the Engineer/Physical Scientist 4 level, you must have at least one year of experience independently applying engineering principles to enforce regulatory compliance of programs and projects; providing guidance to program plans and strategies; and recommending solutions to complex scientific, engineering, or program management problems and issues associated with nuclear and non-nuclear projects or facilities.
Education: In addition to the above listed qualifications, the Engineer 3 and Engineer 4 positions require at least a bachelor’s degree in professional engineering from an ABET accredited institution or licensure as a Professional Engineer.
In addition to the above listed qualifications, the Physical Scientist 3 and Physical Scientist 4 positions require at least a bachelor's degree in 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.
Candidates must be a United States citizen and must be able to obtain and maintain a “Q” security clearance. The NNSA requires applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
The NNSA is located in Washington, DC; Albuquerque, NM; Los Alamos, NM; Livermore, CA; North Las Vegas, NV; Kansas City, MO; Amarillo, TX; Oak Ridge, TN; and Aiken, SC.
The base pay for the Engineer/Physical Scientist 3 position is $68,299-$108,769.
The base pay for the Engineer/Physical Scientist 4 position is $95,973-$153,530.
Additional locality pay will be included based on the job location.
To apply, email your resume and unofficial transcripts to nnsacareers.hq.doe.gov. Your resume should include all work experience (paid and nonpaid) with the start and end dates (month and year). If you have a professional license, please email a copy as part of your application package. Please indicate in the body of your email the location(s) for which you are interested in.