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*****IMPORTANT INFORMATION*****Under this vacancy announcement you will ONLY be considered at the highest grade level for which you qualify. Please return to the previous screen, by using the "Back" button on your browser, and ensure you have requested to be considered for only ONE grade level (07 OR 09 OR 11). If you are unsure of the highest grade level for which you qualify, please refer to the "Qualifications and Evaluations" section of the vacancy announcement.

* 1.Where did you learn about the Nuclear Safety Professional Development Program (NSPDP)?
  1. College/University Career fair
  2. Professor/Career Counselor
  3. Poster
  4. Professional Society Conference/Meeting
  5. Internet Ad
  6. Friend/Colleague
  7. Other


2.From the following list, please select the choice that matches your educational background.
  1. It has been TWO YEARS OR LESS (2010 to 2012) since I received a degree in the field of Engineering or Physical Science from an accredited university or college.
  2. It has been MORE THAN TWO YEARS (before 2010) since I received a degree in the field of Engineering or Physical Science from an accredited university or college.
  3. I expect to receive a degree in the field of Engineering or Science from an accredited university or college BY September of 2013.
  4. I do not have nor do I expect to receive a degree in the field of Engineering or Physical Science from an accredited university or college BY September 2013.
  5. I am a veteran who, due to military service, was precluded from applying within the 2-year eligibility period, but it has been less than 6 years from the date I received a degree in the field of Engineering or Physical Science from an accredited university or college


* 3.Since obtaining your degree, how many years of full-time professional work experience related to Engineering or Physical Science do you have?
  1. I have no professional work experience related to Engineering or Physical Science.
  2. I have less than one year of professional work experience related to Engineering or Physical Science.
  3. I have at least one year, BUT less than two years of professional work experience related to Engineering or Physical Science.
  4. I have two years of professional work experience related to Engineering or Physical Science.
  5. I have more than two years of professional work experience related to Engineering or Physical Science.
  6. Not applicable


Based upon your years of experience, please review the Qualifications and Evaluations section of the announcement to make sure you meet the requirements for the Nuclear Safety Professional Development Program (NSPDP).

4.From the following list of choices, please select the college or university you have or will have received your latest degree from?
  1. Alabama A&M University
  2. Carnegie Mellon
  3. Colorado School of Mines
  4. Drexel University
  5. Florida State/Florida A&M University
  6. Ft. Valley State University
  7. George Mason University
  8. Georgia Institute of Technology
  9. Howard University
  10. Johns Hopkins University
  11. Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy
  12. Maine Maritime College
  13. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  14. Missouri University of Science and Technology
  15. Morgan State University
  16. NC A&T University
  17. New Mexico State University
  18. North Carolina State University
  19. Ohio State University
  20. Oklahoma State - Stillwater
  21. Penn State University
  22. Purdue University
  23. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  24. Rochester Institute of Technology
  25. South Carolina State
  26. Texas A&M
  27. Towson State University
  28. Tuskegee University
  29. University of Alabama
  30. University of California - Berkeley
  31. University of Colorado - Boulder
  32. University of Delaware
  33. University of Florida
  34. University of Houston
  35. University of Illinois/Urbana
  36. University of Maryland - College Park
  37. University of Michigan
  38. University of Missouri-Columbia
  39. University of New Mexico
  40. University of Oklahoma - Norman
  41. University of Pittsburgh
  42. University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
  43. University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  44. University of Texas
  45. University of Wisconsin
  46. Villanova University
  47. Virginia Tech
  48. Wilberforce University
  49. Other


Applicants must select and apply at the highest grade level (e.g., GG-07, GG-09 or GG-11) for which you qualify. Applicants applying to this position can qualify based on education or a combination of education and experience.

* 5.Please select the highest grade level for which you qualify. If you select a grade level that you do not qualify for, your application may be marked for disqualification and you will NOT be considered for this position.
  1. GG-07: I have or will have a Bachelors degree in or related to Engineering or Physical Science discipline, with at least a 2.95 overall GPA or 3.5 in my major.

        BRANCHED: 1.From the following list of choices, please select the qualification you are using to apply for this position.
    1. I have or will have received a Bachelors degree by September of 2013 in or related to Engineering or Physical Science.
    2. I do not qualify for the GG-07 level.
  2. GG-09: I have or will have a Masters degree or Bachelor?s degree and one year of post degree work experience in or related to Engineering or Physical Science.

        BRANCHED: 1.From the following list of choices, please select the qualification you are using to apply for this position.
    1. I have a Bachelors degree and one year of post degree work experience in or related to Engineering or Physical Science.
    2. I have a Masters degree in or related to Engineering or Physical Science.
    3. I do not qualify for the GG-09. [Note: If you feel you may qualify for the next lower grade level (GG-07), please return to the previous question and select the appropriate level.]
  3. GG-11: I have or will have a Doctorate degree (Ph.D) or Masters degree and one year of post degree work experience or Bachelors degree and two years of post degree work experience in or related to Engineering or Physical Science.

        BRANCHED: 1.From the following list of choices, please select the qualification you are using to apply for this position.
    1. I have a Doctorate degree (Ph.D) in or related to Engineering or Physical Science.
    2. I have a Masters degree and one year of post degree work experience in or related to Engineering or Physical Science.
    3. I have a Bachelors degree and two years of post degree work experience in or related to Engineering or Physical Science.
    4. I do not qualify for the GG-11. [Note: If you feel you may qualify for the next lower grade level (GG-09), please return to the previous questions and select the appropriate level.]
  4. None of the above.


* 6.What is your cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)? Applicants are responsible for converting to a 4.0 scale if another is used.
  1. on a 4.0 scale, my cumulative GPA is 3.3 to 4.0
  2. on a 4.0 scale, my cumulative GPA is 2.95 to 3.29
  3. on a 4.0 scale, my cumulative GPA is below 2.95, BUT the GPA in my major is 3.5 or above
  4. on a 4.0 scale, my cumulative GPA is below 2.95, AND the GPA in my major is below 3.5
  5. none of the above


7.What is the official title of your academic degree applicable to this vacancy in the field of Engineering or Physical Science that you have or expect to obtain between 2010 and September 2013?
  1. Chemical Engineering
  2. Chemistry
  3. Civil Engineering
  4. Computer Engineering
  5. Electrical Engineering
  6. Electronics
  7. Environmental Engineering
  8. Environmental Science
  9. Fire Protection Engineering
  10. Geology
  11. Geophysics
  12. Geotechnical Engineering
  13. Health Physics
  14. Hydrology
  15. Industrial Engineering (Human Factors)
  16. Materials Engineering
  17. Materials Science
  18. Mechanical Engineering
  19. Metallurgy
  20. Nuclear Engineering
  21. Physics
  22. Radiological Sciences
  23. Structural Engineering
  24. Welding


* 8.Please indicate the response that most accurately describes your work experience since entering college.
  1. I have worked directly for the NRC in a technical position (e.g., Summer-hire, Cooperative Education Student, etc.)

        BRANCHED: 1.Please describe your technical work experience at the NRC.

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  2. I have technical work experience related to my area of study (e.g., Engineering or Physical Science).

        BRANCHED: 1.Please describe how your technical work experience relates to your academic major.

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  3. I have no technical work experience, BUT I have non-technical work experience (e.g., retail sales, etc.)

        BRANCHED: 1.Please describe your work experience.

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  4. I do not have any work experience.


* 9.Please select the response that most accurately describes your academic honors, awards and/or extracurricular activities.
  1. I have received multiple academic awards and/or scholarships from professional or technical organizations, associations, companies, etc. (e.g., Dean's List, academic scholarships, induction into the Honor Society, etc.)

        BRANCHED: 1.Please list and describe the academic awards and/or scholarships you received from professional or technical organizations, associations, companies, etc.

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  2. I held a leadership role in a professional or technical society (e.g., holding an office, chairing a society-sponsored function, etc.)

        BRANCHED: 1.Please provide the title and description of the leadership role you held in a professional or technical society.

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  3. I am an active member in multiple professional or technical societies (e.g., ANS, IEEE, ASME, SHPE, NSBE, SWE, etc.)

        BRANCHED: 1.Please list and describe the memberships you hold in multiple professional or technical societies.

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  4. I have received one academic award or one scholarship from a professional or technical organization, association, etc.

        BRANCHED: 1.Please list and describe the academic award or scholarship you received from a professional or technical organization, association, etc.

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  5. I am an active member of one professional or technical society.

        BRANCHED: 1.Please list and describe the membership you hold in a professional or technical society.

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  6. I am an active member of one professional or technical society, AND I have received at least one academic award or scholarship from a professional or technical organization, association, etc.

        BRANCHED: 1.Please list and describe the membership you held in a professional or technical society, AND the academic award or scholarship you received from a professional or technical organization, association, etc.

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  7. I have not received any academic awards, and am not a member of any professional or technical society.






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