Temporary Summer Student

U.S. Federal Government - Atlanta, GA (30+ days ago)4.3

These positions are located in various offices at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Headquarters in Rockville, MD, Region I- King of Prussia, PA, Region II- Atlanta, GA, Region III- Lisle, IL, Region IV- Arlington, TX and the Technical Training Center (TTC)- Chattanooga, TN. These positions are Non Bargaining Unit.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) views summer interns as our future workforce. The work performed is professional in nature and in a learning environment that gives the student intern the opportunity to evaluate the work for potential long-term employment. Student employment assignments are based on the functions and tasks performed in the organization to which you are assigned and ideally related to your academic and career goals. Areas of assignment could include engineering and science, accounting, finance, information technology, among others, for more information visit http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/employment/students.html.

Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
0599 Financial Management Student Trainee

1199 Business And Industry Student Trainee

2299 Information Technology Student Trainee

0899 Engineering And Architecture Student Trainee


Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires
These are Drug Testing positions
Cumulative minimum GPA requirement of 2.85
Qualifications are based on your academic standing as of the end of the 2018/2019 academic year (~May/June 2019). Transcripts (official or unofficial) are required to determine academic standing at the time of application.



To qualify for these positions all applicants MUST have a cumulative GPA of 2.85 or higher, be enrolled in a degree seeking program in the Fall of 2018 and meet the academic criteria specified below.

The NRC is only accepting applications for the following disciplines:

Accounting (0599 job series): Accounting, Finance

Engineering (0899 job series) : Nuclear, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Fire Protection, Chemical

***Physical Science ( 1399 job series) : Geology, Health Physics
*** Due to system restrictions on the number of job series that can be added to the vacancy announcement, if you are applying under a discipline in the 1399 job series PLEASE SELECT 0899 as your series.

Contract Management (1199 job series): Contracts

Information Tech nology (2299 job seri es): Cybersecurity, Cloud computing, Computer Science/ Information Technology

You must apply for only one grade level (GG-4, GG-05, GG-07, OR GG-09).

If you are an undergraduate student, your grade level will be based on the following:

Engineering and Science GG-04 grade level (0899/1399 job series): You must be a high school graduate with 30 to 59 semester hours of college credit.
Engineering and Science GG-05 grade level (0899/1399 job series): You must be a high school graduate with 60 to 90 or more semester hours of college credit.
All other disciplines GG-04 grade level: You must be a high school graduate with 30 to 89 semester hours of college credit
All other disciplines GG-05 grade level: You must be a high school graduate with 90 or more semester hours of college credit
If you are a graduate student, your grade level will be based on the following:

GG-5 grade level: Bachelor's with a GPA of at least 2.85 but below 2.95 on a 4.0 scale.
GG-7 grade level: Bachelor's with a GPA of at least 2.95 on a 4.0 scale or completion of one full academic year of graduate level education.
GG-09 grade level: Completion of two academic years of graduate level education or a Master's degree or equivalent.
Ideal candidates should also possess the following: Basic skills in using office automation programs such as Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point (or other desktop software programs) and effective organizational and communication skills suitable for a professional environment.

You must be a degree seeking student enrolled at least half-time in accredited educational institutions with at least 2.85 GPA.

Additional information
How much travel is required? None

The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for these positions will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing.

Will NRC pay relocation expenses? Yes. However, the NRC may pay some travel and lodging expenses if certain criteria are met. Travel and lodging expenses will be determined through eligibility in the agency's Student Transportation and Lodging Program, only for those students at the undergraduate or graduate level in an accredited university or college.

The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the coordinator at (301) 287-0739 or TDD 240-482-3217. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Selectees 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 need favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication are 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.

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applications will be reviewed for eligibility based on each applicants' transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable for this purpose). Eligible candidates will be referred to the hiring managers for consideration. We expect to make selections in the March/April 2019 time frame.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a highly competitive vacancy with a limited number of openings available. Applicants can expect to receive an email notification that their application was received and a second notification when all the positions have been filled.

If selected for an interview, you will be contacted directly by a hiring manager via the contact information you provided in your application. Applicants should not expect to receive additional status updates.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
L - Atomic Energy

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents
You must provide a copy of your UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT with your application by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit transcripts with your application by the closing date you will be considered ineligible and will no longer be considered for this vacancy . In addition to your transcripts of completed classes, you must include a listing of your CURRENT Fall 2018 classes and planned Spring 2019 class enrollment.

Note: If you are transitioning from undergraduate to a graduate program, please provide your final undergraduate transcript and a letter of acceptance to the graduate program if available.

Selected candidates will be required to submit a copy of their official transcript from the accredited college or university at a later date.

If you are a Veteran claiming 5-point Veterans' Preference, please submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof of eligibility with your application.

If you are a Veteran claiming 10-point Veterans' Preference, please submit a SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference, plus the proof required by that form with your application.

You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/.

*** If all applicable required supplemental information (DD214, SF15, transcripts, letter of acceptance, etc.) is not included with your application submittal you will be disqualified and will not receive further consideration.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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 .

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.


A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.