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Title:  Manager Rancho Seco Assets

Department:  Rancho Seco Assets

Herald, CA, US, 95638-9799

Category:  Miscellaneous

Minimum Pay Rate: $144,984.00 

Maximum Pay Rate: $192,120.00 

Apply by Date: 03/31/2023

Posting Type: Open 


SMUD's Power Generation Department is seeking candidates for Manager, Rancho Seco Assets. This position will report to the Director, Power Generation and will direct and oversee all Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensed activities and program implementation as well as represent SMUD in interactions with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, including Inspections and Licensing Actions, and nuclear industry organizations including the Decommissioning Plant Coalition.


To direct and oversee all Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensed activities and program implementation under the site’s 10CFR72 license for nuclear fuel and the 10CFR50 license including long term planning for spent nuclear fuel and decommissioning of related facilities; represents SMUD in interactions with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission including Inspections and Licensing Actions; represents SMUD in nuclear industry organizations including the Decommissioning Plant Coalition; Oversees and assures the adequacy and coordination of contracted nuclear security services; Oversees and assures the adequacy of contracted Radiation Protection services; Oversees and assures the adequacy and coordination of nuclear support services which other departments provide including Quality Assurance, Engineering, General Services, Emergency Planning, and Oversees other contracted support services as needed.

Nature and Scope

Serves in a full supervisory capacity to plan, direct, coordinate, prioritize, monitor and evaluate the work results in assigned areas and selects, trains, motivates, evaluates and develops subordinate personnel.  Serves as a technical and functional expert providing expertise and/or direction in assigned areas of responsibility and oversight. Coordinates, integrates, and manages site responsibilities for the Power Generation Department.  Represents SMUD in a variety of public and private forums.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Nuclear Fuel and Radioactive Materials: ensures safe and cost effective storage and control of nuclear fuel and radioactive materials; plans schedules, and controls Surveillance and Routine Tests, preventive and corrective maintenance and inspections; monitors and evaluates developments in the Department of Energy and in the nuclear industry relative to storage and eventual shipment and disposition of nuclear fuel and GTCC radioactive waste; develops proposed SMUD actions to achieve most favorable and cost effective removal or acceptance of the fuel and GTCC waste by DOE, and of Off-site disposal of radioactive waste; responsible for staff training; acts as lead for Licensing activities including monitoring and evaluating changing NRC regulations and working with industry groups to develop actions to favorably influence the outcome; develops and implements cost effective compliance strategies; responsible for maintaining nuclear related procedures and programs required by the applicable licenses issued by NRC.
  • Management of Nuclear Programs: directly responsible for the maintenance and implementation of all programs and procedures required to comply with NRC-issued licenses including Physical Protection Plan, Protection of Safeguards Information, Special Nuclear Materials Management, Radiological Environmental Monitoring Program, Radiation Protection Program, Emergency Plan, Radioactive Waste Management, document control and the Quality Assurance Program for compliance purposes; acts as Reviewing Official for determining Trustworthiness and Reliability of SMUD and contracted employees for approving applicable security clearances.
  • Oversight of Nuclear Programs: provides oversight to assure the adequacy of a) engineering provided by Power Generation and contract related to nuclear fuel and radioactive waste storage; maintains design configuration integrity, b) the Quality Assurance Audit Program provided by Internal Audit, c) the nuclear Emergency Planning program provided by Protection, Safety and Environmental Services, and d) Maintenance provided by General Services.
  • Safety and Environmental Protection: manages programs to protect employees, the public and the environment including Special Nuclear Materials, Radiation Protection, Radiological Environmental Monitoring, Emergency Planning, General Employee Training (for licensed Rancho Seco facilities access) and site legacy condition materials controls programs.
  • Decommissioning: responsible for the development and implementation of the Rancho Seco Radiological Decommissioning Plans to demonstrate financial assurance for future decommissioning activities and to cost effectively and safely complete decommissioning of the nuclear facilities; works with Accounting to manage the Decommissioning Trust Fund including certifying withdrawal of funds in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • General: prepares, monitors, and controls budget for nuclear infrastructure; creates contracting documents including Requests for Proposal for use by Supply Chain Services in procuring contracted services such as Nuclear Security and Radiation Protection Services.

Required Education

Bachelor of Science degree in science, engineering, nuclear technology or health physics from an accredited university.

Required Experience Qualifications

Four (4) or more years of progressively responsible experience planning and managing a nuclear organization and to include project and general management; progressively responsible work experience in all aspects of nuclear regulatory compliance with experience in managing the following areas: Nuclear Security; Special Nuclear Materials Management; Nuclear Engineering; Radiation Protection; Radioactive Waste Management; Quality Assurance; Licensing; Nuclear Decommissioning; Emergency Preparedness.

Knowledge Of

Effective management and supervisory principles and practices; organizational planning and budgeting; nuclear fuel storage system design; all aspects of Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations and licensing requirements; limitations, technical specifications and regulatory requirements; quality assurance management practices; radiological controls and monitoring including ALARA; bargaining unit agreements and work rules; industrial safety regulations; various engineering disciplines.

Skills To

Manage in a public forum; relate to management, supervision, staff, internal and external customers in a positive and effective manner to ensure timely, high-quality and cost effective services and implementation of required programs and regulatory requirements; effectively supervise, plan, schedule, prioritize and evaluate the work of others; prepare and present written and oral analyses and persuasive arguments to executives and regulators to support difficult to understand but important technical programs; communicate effectively at all levels within the organization; articulate SMUD policy or decisions related to public interest in Rancho Seco; interpret and apply relevant laws and regulatory codes; coordinate interdepartmental activities; use of Microsoft Office suite of applications for analysis and communications.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience providing guidance on complex sensitive nuclear issues
  • Accurate, unbiased assessment of information and nuclear decision making
  • Experience implementing regulatory requirements and resolving regulatory concerns
  • Qualification as a Radiation Protection Manager per NRC Reg Guide 1.8 September 1975 endorsing ANSI N18.1-1971, "Selection, Qualification and Training of Personnel for Nuclear Power Plants"
  • Five (5) years professional experience in applied radiation protection, at least three (3) years of which are in a nuclear facility dealing with radiological problems
  • Certification as a Health Physicist

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Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are a part of who we are and how we do things. Supporting efforts that promote pay equality is part of that. Salary placement for the selected candidate will be determined in alignment with the California Equal Pay Act or the applicable MOU. Determination for salary placement of internal candidates will be made without respect to current classification or compensation, and will be based upon the candidate's qualifications as compared to those performing substantially similar work. In the event there is a guaranteed pay progression outlined in an applicable MOU, the MOU takes precedence.   


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The capitol of California, Sacramento is the state's sixth-largest city, and the 35th largest in the U.S. Local universities include California State University, University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law, and the University of California, Davis and several competitive community colleges. The UC Davis Medical Center, a world-renowned research hospital, is one of more than a dozen hospitals and shared services centers in the Sacramento region. Part of the agriculturally-rich Central Valley, Sacramento is at the forefront of the farm-to-fork food movement. Northern California is home to some of the country's top technology companies, including Google and LinkedIn, and a multitude of startups in many industries. Sacramento is home to the NBA Kings, the River Cats (AAA baseball), the Republic FC (soccer) and the San Francisco Giants, NBA Warriors and NFL 49er's aren't far away. Sacramento offers an affluent liberal arts community with Broadway, Mondavi Center, Crocker Museum and summer musical theater to name a few.


Hybrid Work

This position may be eligible for SMUD's hybrid (office/home) work employee benefit, the schedule of which will be determined by the successful candidate and the Hiring Manager. SMUD takes pride in powering the Sacramento region community where we live and work. We value the strong working relationships we develop with our colleagues. Our approach to hybrid work will continue to evolve. Please be aware that should SMUD’s business needs change, emergencies occur, or various other reasons arise, you may be required to report onsite on a part-time or full-time basis

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Req ID:  217