Opportunities: Senior Executive Service (SES) Candidate Development Program (CDP)
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which is proud to be ranked as a BEST Place to Work in the Federal Government,
is seeking candidates from within its own employment ranks AND from other Federal agencies for its Senior Executive Service (SES)
Candidate Development Program (CDP).
What is the NRC SES CDP?
NRC’s SES CDP prepares individuals who have demonstrated exceptional executive and managerial potential for leadership positions
at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Participants in the program engage in developmental assignments and formal
training activities to enhance their executive competencies and to increase their awareness of public policy, programs, and issues.
This is an 18-month, part-time program. Participants normally continue to occupy their regular positions except while they are
attending training or seminars, or while on rotational assignments.
Who can apply for the NRC SES CDP?
NRC is seeking candidates from within its own employment ranks AND from individuals from other Federal agencies. Candidates
must have at least one year of supervisory/leadership experience and have demonstrated exceptional executive leadership potential.
Leadership experience is normally obtained by serving in positions at the Grade 15 level or equivalent.
Candidates from other Federal agencies may participate in the NRC SES CDP while continuing to serve in their current agencies by
a Memorandum of Understanding with their home agency or, if appropriate, by acceptance of an NRC General Grade Schedule (GG)
15 level position.
What types of opportunities exist?
NRC’s SES CDP opportunities include positions in technical (engineering/scientific disciplines, nuclear security, etc.), corporate
support (financial management, human capital management, information technology management, contract management, etc.)
and legal career fields.
Where are the opportunities located?
We anticipate selecting approximately 20-25 individuals for opportunities in NRC’s Rockville, MD Headquarters location and NRC’s
regional offices in King of Prussia, PA; Atlanta, GA; Lisle, IL; and, Arlington, TX. The willingness of individuals to be geographically
mobile is an important aspect of the SES and SES Candidate Development Program.
How do I apply?
First, visit www.nrc.gov to learn more about NRC, and its work environment which is rich in opportunity, diversity, leadership
training, teamwork, and work life balance. From the NRC Employment page click on “Search Current Job Vacancies.” Find
Announcement No NRC/SESCDP-2013-0001 and apply on-line by November 30, 2012.