The Director reports to the Assistant Administrator for Energy Statistics, U.S. Energy Information Administration; regularly interacts with EIA senior leadership and other DOE leaders who require statistical analysis, methods and research services. Provides leadership and direction to survey and other data collection systems as part of EIA's comprehensive energy program. Provides guidance for decision-making on energy public policy, including Congressional and Executive Branch initiatives.Learn more about this agency
As the Director, Office of Statistical Methods and Research, you will provide:
- Executive leadership for the strategic vision, planning, and direction of Office programs; oversees subordinate managers and the formulation, defense, administration, and evaluation of resources (funding, staffing, information, contracts) necessary to conduct the Office's activities; and makes resource allocation decisions among competing needs of the Office's functions.
- Oversight and leadership for the development of sampling and survey methodologies Including sample selection, data editing, Imputation, estimation, validation, continuity of data series, and error measurement to ensure statistical rigor and consistency in EIA's comprehensive energy supply and demand data collection program.
- Executive coordination and oversight for the design of energy Information and statistical collection forms, instruments and systems, and coordination with DOE, OMB, and others on Information Clearance Requests. Ensures that existing collections and major modifications are justified, meet clearly defined statistical standards, avoid unnecessary duplication, meet requirements, and minimize respondent burden.
- Strategic and technical direction for data operations reviews to ensure compliance with applicable specifications, agreements, and laws in the collection, processing, and use of Information gathered In EIA's comprehensive energy supply and demand data collection program in order to protect contributors' commercial and other Interests.
- Timely and well-informed advice to the EIA Administrator, Deputy Administrator, and other EIA senior leaders regarding impacts of new legislation, directives, and statistical guidelines relevant to EIA’s program, for example, implementation of the Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018.
- Justifications for budget requests and ensuring that program budget supports Departmental and Administration planning and initiatives.
- Metrics describing all internal control standards for effectiveness, efficiency, productivity and overall quality control consistent with organizational policy, program and project viability.
- Assessments to determine the financial and personnel resources needed to achieve mission objectives and support mission operations; identification of needs for major organizational improvements and approval for requisite plans and directing implementing actions.
- Effective, well-coordinated change management activities to ensure ongoing and efficient organizational operations in support of EIA’s mission.
Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel (1-5 nights per month) may be required to attend conferences, meeting and training.
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Conditions Of Employment
- This employer participates in the eVerify program.
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Subject to satisfactory security and suitability determinations.
- New appointees must successfuly complete a 1-year probationary period.
- Must pas a pre-employment drug test; random testing after appointment.
- CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: This is a career position in the SES. Unless the selectee is already a member of the SES with career status or has successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program certified by OPM, executive qualifications must be approved by OPM before the appointment can be effected. If you are selected, you will be responsible for working with a DOE Executive Consultant to finalize your ECQ narrative for OPM submission.
- Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12): A selectee's appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.
- PUBLIC FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT (OGE 278): If you are selected for this position, will be required to file this report prior to entry on duty in accordance with the Ethics of Government Act of 1978.
- SECURITY CLEARANCE: You must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE-BAO level security clearance.
- DRUG TESTING POSITION: As a condition of appointment to this position, you will be subject to pre-employment/pre-appointment testing for illegal drug use under the U.S. Department of Energy Employee Drug Plan. If you are selected you will be provided information regarding drug testing. Failure to undergo testing or positive findings resulting from the test will eliminate you from further consideration for this position. If selected for and appointed to this position you will be subject to random drug testing while employed.
- PROBATIONARY PERIOD: An individual's initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a one-year probationary period.
Applicants are required to submit a narrative statement for each of the five mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). Please give a complete and detailed answer for each mandatory qualification. Eligibility for this position will be based upon a clear showing that the applicant has experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry out assignments of the position. Do not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. Applications directing the reviewer to search within the application or to "See Resume" are considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Failure to submit a narrative statement or address all of the mandatory ECQs and/or MTQs, (if required) is also considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the ECQs but must address all MTQs. If you are a non-SES employee or Non-Career SES employee, you must address each ECQ and MTQ. Failure to do so will result in disqualification of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you possess these qualifications. Please provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and level of contacts. All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the relevance of their experience, education, training, self-development, honors, awards, and outside activities.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): Additional information regarding the following five ECQ's listed below is available on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM's) Web site at SENIOR Executive SERVICE You will be given the opportunity to address these ECQs later in the online application process.
ECQ 1: LEADING CHANGE: Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals and establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2: LEADING PEOPLE: Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals and provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
ECQ 3: RESULTS DRIVEN: Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations, and make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
ECQ 4: BUSINESS ACUMEN: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5: BUILDING COALITIONS: Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive core qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): In addition, applicants must specifically address the following technical qualifications which represent the specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
MTQ 1. Experience directing statistical programs that: (1) assess data needs relevant to supporting analysis of relevant, reliable and timely information 2) oversee the development of survey instruments designed to collect such data in ways that are insightful, efficient, and statistically valid; 3) oversee the design, development and deployment of the same survey instruments with subject matter and information technology experts, 4) explore and assess alternative data sources including various forms of administrative data, web-based crowd-sources data, and others, and 5) require application of statistical expertise in the assessment of performance of survey instruments and other data collections using survey and mathematical statistical methods.
MTQ 2. Experience in managing the analysis, development, and implementation of survey sampling, data collection systems, and statistical research projects to provide new capabilities and enhance ongoing operations.
MTQ 3. Current knowledge of statistics and its application to the development of data through survey and other data collection and collation approaches, including familiarity with current data management technologies.
NOTE: Responses to MTQs must not exceed 2 pages per MTQ with the font size no smaller than point 12, for a total of 6 pages. Pages over the maximum amount will not be considered.
This position does not have a positive education requirement.
- New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify."
- The Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Veteran’s Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive service (SES).
- All males born after December 31, 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.
- You may be required to complete an OF-306, “Declaration for Federal Employment” form used to (a) determine your suitability for Federal Employment and/or (b) in conducting an investigation to determine your suitability or ability to hold a security clearance.
- Applications contain information subject to the Privacy Act (PL 93 579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.
- Faxed or e-mailed applications and/or resumes will not be accepted.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be rated and ranked using only the information submitted for consideration. Applicants who do not demonstrate sufficient possession of the Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) factors and document demonstrated experience, training, and/or education in support of the technical qualifications by answering all of the questions for this vacancy announcement, will be ineligible for further consideration. Applicants will be evaluated on their narrative responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and all of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). The narrative must demonstrate the necessary level of skills, specialized knowledge, and technical competence that would indicate success at this level and must include clear and concise examples that emphasize the applicant's level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity. Please refer to the reference guide indicated in the link below to ensure the proper procedures for submission are followed. For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at SES RECRUITMENT/ECQ.
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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.
1. RESUME: 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).
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.
2. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): A separate narrative statement specifically addressing each ECQ requirement AND MTQ requirement. Please address each MTQ separately from the ECQs. Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and OPM certified graduates of an SES CDP need to submit MTQs only.
3. Current or Former Career SES appointee with Reinstatement Eligibility: Copy of SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current or former status as a Career SES member.
4. Graduates of SES Career Development Program: Copy of your Certificate of Graduation from SES Career Development Program.
5. SF-50: If you are a current or former federal civilian, provide an SF-50 demonstrating current employment in the Federal civil service.
HOW TO SUBMIT ALL SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS: The documentation identified above must be attached to your application using one of the following actions: 1). "Upload" to upload documents directly from your computer 2). "USAJOBS" to upload documents stored in your "USAJOBS" accounts. Please review and follow the instructions listed to successfully submit your documents.
If you are selected for this position, you may be asked to provide additional documentation to verify your responses.
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.
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.
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 fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the 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 application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner 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.
All statements made in this application are subject to investigation and any false or dishonest answer to any question may be grounds for disqualification and loss of consideration.
Steps to submit a complete application:
- You must have an active USAJOBS account and be logged in.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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