A successful candidate in this position will serve as a General Engineer/Physical Scientist (Executive Director) responsible for assisting the Deputy Associate Administrator (DAA) for Safety in directing and managing NA-51's mission accomplishment and performance.
As a General Engineer/Physical Scientist, you will:
Provides authoritative scientific/engineering advice, guidance and lessons learned to DOE Headquarters’ program offices or site managers on the interpretation of requirements and policies, establishment of priorities and schedules, negotiation of data exchanges and standardization, evaluation of alternative approaches and significant modifications, and initiation of new or corrective actions as required.
Develops program schedules and resource requirements. Establishes and tracks performance against technical milestones. Recommends approval, disapproval, or modifications to project milestones. Reviews progress of engineering/scientific technical activities, compares costs and schedules to established baseline, and provides timely and accurate status reports to management.
Evaluates field site and/or contractor performance. Conducts annual reviews of budget documents, strategic plans, management commitments, regulatory compliance agreements and incentive contracts and fees to ensure consistency with program guidance and approved baselines, reviews/improves critical path, and recommends performance measures, and other major milestones/events.
Identifies, analyzes and devises workable alternatives for managing the more complex corporate issues associated with the program area.
Represents the agency in hearings, high level meetings, conferences and special working groups with corporate contractor executives and subject matter experts, State and Federal regulators (e.g. EPA, NRC, National Academy of Science), and oversight entities (e.g. Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board).
25% or less - Travel is required at least 25% of the time for this position.
04 - Position is at the full performance level.
Job family (Series)
0801 General Engineering
1301 General Physical Science
Conditions of Employment
Subject to Random Drug Testing
Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
Favorable suitability determination required.
Financial Disclosure is required.
Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q level Security Clearance.
You must be a United States Citizen.
This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification.
A one year probationary period may be required
More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcement.
Certification in the DOE’s Technical Qualification Program (TQP) within a reasonable period of time (usually 12 to 18 months).
Position Designation as a Senior Technical Safety Manager (STSM).
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
One year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 level (NN-03 for NNSA Demonstration Project employees) or a combination of GS-13 and NN-03 level experience in the Federal service. To meet this requirement an applicant must have one year experience as a senior staff member reviewing regulatory compliance of programs and projects in the nuclear safety area; reviewing and interpreting guidance, program plans and strategies in the nuclear safety area; and resolving or recommending solutions to significant scientific, engineering, or program management problems and issues in the nuclear safety area.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
Skill in application of advanced, principles, concepts, theories, and practices of multiple professional engineering disciplines, to include chemical, electrical, mechanical, nuclear, and industrial engineering; and/or of multiple physical science disciplines, to include chemistry, physics, and materials science.
Knowledge of budget processes, methods of controlling funds, and acceptance of work.
Ability to analyze and resolve complex technical and management issues and present sound recommendations to a broad and diverse audience of decision makers.
Ability to interact successfully with a diverse population of people representing multiple government agencies, cultures, and interests.
"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
801 - Degree: professional engineering. The curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. OR Combination of education and experience: college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. There are alternate methods to meeting the engineering educational requirement (e.g., holding current professional engineering registration, having passed the EIT examination, or having completed specified academic courses or a related degree). Please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards at Professional Engineering Positions.
1301 -A. Degree: 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 OR Combination of education and experience - education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards at Physical Science Positions.
EDUCATION: This vacancy specifically states that certain educational requirements must be met, therefore, you must provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application.
Are you using education to qualify? You must provide documentation supporting your education claims. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, see the Department of Education website. **If you are selected, official transcripts may be required.**
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. A written evaluation of any foreign education must be provided with your application in response to this vacancy announcement or be received by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide this evaluation will result in you being found unqualified for the position. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education, see the Department of Education website, and for a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, visit The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
Please Note: If your foreign education has already been accepted by an accredited U.S. educational institution as part of a degree program with that institution, you do not need to provide an evaluation of foreign education but must submit a copy of the transcripts listing the degree from the U.S. accredited institution that accepted your foreign education.
The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. If you meet the qualifications requirements, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated "ineligible" or "not qualified".
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Background checks and security clearance
Q Access Authorization
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk
Trust determination process
Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness, National security
Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.
ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
For paid work experience, please indicate your starting salary for each position and the highest salary you earned (if different).
Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.
List all incentive awards on your resume.
Applicants using education to qualify (if allowed): Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Education cannot be substituted for experience in some positions at higher grade levels. Please see the Education section for more information.
**NOTE: All Applicants are required to submit their last 2 performance evaluations.**
***You must provide transcripts with your application in order to receive consideration for this position.***
For Professional, Scientific and Engineering Positions: If qualifying on the basis of an alternate method, i.e., professional license, you must submit official documentation to support your claim with your application package.
Veterans: Veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.
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.
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The Federal Government offers a number of exceptional benefits that are unmatched by most other organizations. As a Federal employee, you will be eligible for health benefits from your choice of a wide variety of providers, long-term care insurance, generous sick and annual leave accruals with 10 paid holidays, a family-friendly work environment, flexible spending options, and a comprehensive retirement plan unparalleled by most private-industry organizations.
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This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
Open to United States Citizens. STEM Direct Hire Authority Public Notice. Veteran's Preference, category rating and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply under the Direct Hire process.