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    Summary

    LOOKING TO ENERGIZE YOUR CAREER? The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has joined the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Job Fair – July 11, 2019, 9am to 5pm at the Double Tree by Hilton-Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Hiring Managers will be on-site. Please bring numerous copies of your resume. Attendance is not required; you may also apply directly using this vacancy announcement.

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    Responsibilities

    As an Interdisciplinary General Engineer or Physical Scientist duties for positions in the 0801/1301 series may include any of the following:

    Duties will vary depending on the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy(EERE) Selecting Office. 

    1. Directs the program planning and scheduling, and implementation of an assigned research and development program.  

    2. Represents the Program Manager/supervisor as a principal speaker or discussion member in a wide variety of workshops, seminars, and conferences involving governmental officials, trade and professional associations, industry representatives, and interest groups to communicate the program objectives, benefits, and offerings.
    3. Performs duties that span the full scope of the Office mission and activities, including planning, budgeting, developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating initiatives. Provides substantive input budget formulation and justification, as well as budget execution for assigned program area.

    Applicants may be selected at any grade level, however none of the positions have promotion potential to the GS-14 grade level. (Example, a selection at the GS-11 may only be a GS-11)

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight Travel may be required for training or work.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None - Applicants may be selected at any grade level, none of the positions have promotion potential to the GS-14 grade level. .  

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must be a United States Citizen.
    • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
    • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
    • Subject to satisfactory security and/or suitability determinations.
    • May be required to complete a one year probationary period.
    • Resume must be submitted online or in person at the Job Fair

    You MUST submit your unofficial college transcripts from an appropriately accredited educational institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to document completion of the educational requirements for this position.

    The unofficial transcripts must be legible and include your name, major, school name/location, course title/number, date completed, grade and number of credits earned.

    Basic Qualification Requirements for All Professional Engineering Positions: Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 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.

    Basic Qualification Requirements for all General Physical Science Positions: 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 a combination of education and experience - education equivalent to one of the majors shown above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Additional information regarding qualifications can be found on the OPM website at Professional and Scientific Positions, General Engineer Positions, and General Physical Science Positions.  

    NOTE: Specific educational requirements are required for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts, or any report from the institution listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.”

    If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet minimum qualifications for the position to be referred for consideration.

    Qualifications

    At THE GS-11 LEVEL

    GS-11: In addition to the basic education requirements listed below, to qualify at the GS-11 level applicants must possess one of the following:

    PhD. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related to the work of this position as described in the vacancy announcement.

    OR

    You may have a combination of specialized experience and graduate education beyond the first two years of graduate study that together meet the requirements for this position.

    Specialized Experience: At the GS-11 level have professional knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices involving several scientific disciplines such as chemistry, physics, hydrology, geology, engineering, soil conservation or environmental engineering applicable to a full range of duties concerned with the resolution of problems associated with assigned program(s), and implementation of and compliance with Federal, state and local policies, directives, regulations, and statutes.

    At the GS-12 LEVEL

    GS-12: The basic education requirements listed below.

    Specialized Experience:  At the GS-12 level have professional knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices involving several scientific disciplines such as chemistry, physics, hydrology, geology, engineering, soil conservation or environmental engineering applicable to a full range of duties concerned with the resolution of problems associated with assigned program(s), and implementation of and compliance with Federal, state and local policies, directives, regulations, and statutes.

    At THE GS-13 LEVEL

    GS-13: The basic education requirements listed below.

    Specialized Experience:  At the GS-13 level have professional knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices involving several scientific disciplines such as chemistry, physics, hydrology, geology, engineering, soil conservation or environmental engineering applicable to a full range of duties concerned with the resolution of problems associated with assigned program(s), and implementation of and compliance with Federal, state and local policies, directives, regulations, and statutes.

    At THE GS-14 LEVEL

    GS-14: In addition to the basic education requirements.

    Specialized experience:  At the GS-14 level have professional knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices involving several scientific disciplines such as chemistry, physics, hydrology, geology, engineering, soil conservation or environmental engineering applicable to a full range of duties concerned with the resolution of problems associated with assigned program(s), and implementation of and compliance with Federal, state and local policies, directives, regulations, and statutes.

    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!

    1. Knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of project management in order to plan projects, including the review of technical evaluations, PMPs, project milestones, and risk planning documentation. 

    2. Knowledge of procurement (acquisition and financial assistance) policies, practices and procedures in order to: serve as contracting officers representative (COR) and initiate and oversee the planning of new Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs); develop FOA requirement documents; plan informational workshops; organize merit reviews; brief selection officials; and collaborate with Program Managers (PMs) and TPOs on all facets of FOA planning.   

    3. Ability to apply new technical/scientific developments or fundamental technical/scientific theories to problems not readily explained by existing methods in order to further advance and develop state-of-the-art technologies in Program area.  

    4. Skill to communicate, orally and in writing, diverse technical and administrative aspects of complex projects, to reach reasonable conclusions as to required actions, and to present these issues with proposed actions clearly and concisely.   

    5. Knowledge and skill to serve as a supporting team member and as a member of panels, work groups, and conferences and to present in-depth technical briefings at all levels on a variety of issues relative to the assigned programs.    

    "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.

    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education

     This vacancy specifically states that certain educational requirements must be met (also known as a "positive educational requirement").

    General Engineering Series, 0801

    A. Degree in Engineering - To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; 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—

    B. 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 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. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:


    For the GS-0801, General Engineer, you must possess the following Basic Requirements:
    Degree:  professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum
    and  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.

    General Physical Science Series, 1301

    1. 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

    2. 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.

    Other Information:

    For the  General Physical Science Series, 1301,  you must possess the following Basic Requirements:
    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
     and  included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus additional education.

    EDUCATION:
    Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
    Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

    Additional information

    • 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.
    • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
    • 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.

    EEO Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement
    Reasonable Accommodation Policy:  https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement
    Veterans Information:  https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information
    Telework:  www.telework.gov
    Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.

    We will also verify that you are eligible for Merit Promotion positions by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.

    If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    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 grade/salary for each position and the highest grade/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.

    Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable.  It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.

    Current and former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). 

    To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!

    1. Full position title;
    2. appointment type;
    3. occupational series;
    4. pay plan, grade, and step;
    5. tenure code; and
    6. service computation date (SCD).

    If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.

    Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

    Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: 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 I/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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    Benefits

    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.

    https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_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.

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    How to Apply

    To be considered for this position, you must submit your complete application no later than 11:59pm U.S. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you do not submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the online application system will not allow you to finish! Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our online application system displays a countdown timer at the top of the screen for your reference.

    For your security, your session in our online application system will "time-out" if you are inactive for a certain period of time. We recommend that you preview the assessment questions before you apply and prepare all of your information prior to beginning the application. If you do get "timed-out" you will have to log back in to USAJOBS and re-visit the vacancy announcement, you can then click "Update Application" to finish where you left off.

    Steps to submit a complete application:

    1. Click the "Apply Online" button. If you are not already logged in, you will need to do so.
    2. You must have a complete resume associated with your USAJOBS account. Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and instead require that you submit a USAJOBS-formatted resume using the Resume Builder.
    3. You will be prompted to select a resume and any documentation you have attached to your USAJOBS account before you are transferred to the Department of Energy's online application system. Please be aware that any document you select before being transferred to our system, will not automatically be received. You must take steps to download your documents from USAJOBS during the "Documents" step within our online application system (see Step 6).
    4. If you are a first-time applicant to the Department of Energy, you'll be asked to register an account first. If you are a returning applicant, you will skip this step and go straight to the application portion.
    5. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
    6. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation. If you selected documents from USAJOBS prior to being transferred to our application system (Step 3), you will need to click the "USAJOBS" link to complete the transfer process. These documents ARE NOT automatically transferred! It is ultimately your responsibility to make sure all required documents are either faxed, uploaded, or transferred from USAJOBS successfully. If you are unsure that your documents went through, please contact the HR Specialist listed on the announcement BEFORE the vacancy closes.
    7. After reviewing your submission in the final step, you must click "Submit Application" at the bottom of the page. If you leave the application before clicking Submit, your application will not be received.
    If your resume does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.


    NEED HELP?
    • If you experience any difficulties with the online application process (anything after you have clicked the 'Apply Online' button): contact the HR Office listed on this announcement between normal business hours. If you are receiving any kind of error message, please be ready to provide a screenshot or at a minimum, the error message text and number. If necessary, we will put you in touch with the technical support number if we are unable to assist you personally.
    • If you need help with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account password/profile issues, or Resume Builder): please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center and select a topic of inquiry. Or, you may reach out to USAJOBS directly for support, by visiting the USAJOBS Contact Us page. We regret that we are unable to support any issues with USAJOBS, as this service is not maintained by the Department of Energy.
    • If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Office listed on this announcement during normal business hours to discuss your situation.

    Agency contact information

    Department of Energy

    Phone

    563-888-1930

    TDD

    000-000-0000

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    Linda.Massingill@hc.doe.gov

    Address

    Department of Energy
    1000 Independence Ave SW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20585
    United States
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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Department of Energy, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

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    Next steps

    After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in our application tracking system. Once this happens, if you have elected to receive e-mail updates, you will be notified through your USAJOBS registered e-mail address. If you have not elected for e-mail updates, you can review your current application status in USAJOBS at any time. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.

    In addition to changing your status online, we will send you e-mail notifications at each major step in the process, to include: application received, eligible or not eligible, referred or not referred, selected or not selected.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539011500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.