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Job Title:Director, Facilities, Operations, and Projects Division

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:12-SES-HQ-SC-005(tls)

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, October 04, 2012 to Monday, November 05, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0801/1301/1310-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Germantown, MD, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All U.S. Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

DOE's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the U.S. through scientific and technological innovation and the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. With DOE you'll have the flexibility and freedom to explore a world of possibilities through a wealth of exciting and challenging career opportunities. By joining DOE, you can hone your career skills while helping to secure the U.S. future and make a real difference in the lives of Americans and people around the world. To learn more about the DOE, please visit our website at the following link DOE

The Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) is seeking a motivated and highly-qualified candidate for an exciting full-time permanent position located in the Facilities, Operations, and Projects Division in Germantown, MD. The mission of FES is to expand the fundamental understanding of matter at very high temperatures and densities and to develop the scientific foundations needed to develop a fusion energy source. This is accomplished by studying plasmas and their interactions with their surroundings under a wide range of temperature and density, developing advanced diagnostics to make detailed measurements of their properties, and creating theoretical and computational models to resolve the essential physics. To learn more about the FES, please visit our website at the following link FES

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citzenship is required.
  • New SES appointees must successfully complete a 1-year probationary period.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE "Q" level clearance.
  • 15% Travel Required.
  • This position requires a financial disclosure statement (OG-278).
  • This position is subject to drug testing and random screening.

DUTIES:

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If selected for this position, you will:

  • Provide management and direction for the Division. Serve as an expert in the areas of facility and project management and operations. Oversee the U.S. Contributions to ITER project, as well as the management of the operations and construction of all major facilities and projects in the research portfolio.
  • Provide day-to-day oversight of the ITER project. Work with the U.S. ITER Project Office, the Federal Project Director and the Federal Project Manager as well as with representatives of the ITER members and the international ITER Organization to accomplish construction of the ITER device. Contribute to developing policy for the fabrication and operation of the ITER project consistent with the ITER Implementing Agreement and in dealing with the administrative and business aspects of the ITER project, including legal, export control, non-proliferation, intellectual property rights issues, and financial, procurement, and personnel regulations for the ITER legal entity.
  • Support the Office, Organization, and DOE in their ITER involvement including coordinating with officials in other U.S. government agencies, such as Office of Management and Budget, Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the Department of State. Develop solutions to the complex diplomatic, managerial, and policy issues that are faced with the construction and eventual operation of ITER.
  • Work with the Research Division Director to ensure that the U.S. fusion research effort is appropriately supportive of the U.S. ITER involvement and that the U.S. ITER Project Office, is coordinating appropriately with the U.S. fusion research effort.
  • Be responsible for other construction projects, fabrication activities (i.e. Major Item of Equipment projects) and operations and upgrades of existing major facilities in the program. Lead the development and oversight of safe work practices to be implemented on the facilities and, as appropriate, on international facilities as part of international collaborative activities. Coordinates the activities on the major operating facilities with the Research Division as well as with the leaders of these facilities themselves to insure optimal, safe use of these national collaborative facilities and, as necessary, of international facilities.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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 any of the mandatory ECQs and/or MTQs 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 mandatory MTQs. You must meet the technical and managerial qualification factors identified below. Failure by non-Senior Executive Service members to address each of the required Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's) statements 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. Career Senior Executive Service members who apply are expected to address only the MTQ's. Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ): Applicants must respond to the following MTQ's which represent the experience needed to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. You will be given the opportunity to address these MTQs later in the online application process. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's): 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 

 

Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's)

 

1. Mastery of construction and operation of scientific user facilities for plasma physics and materials/nuclear science research in order to serve as the principal advisor for the Office in these areas.

2. Ability to manage a complex scientific organization. This includes the ability to formulate, direct, monitor, and evalate the construction, fabrication, and operations of various facilities/projects and develop the budget requirements for them.

3. Ability to effectively communicate orally in order to represent the head of the Organization on matters concerning the areas of responsibility in a variety of situations.

4. Ability to effectively communicate in writing to prepare complex decision papers and policies for a wide variety of audiences to include the highest level of management within and outside of the Organization.

 

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's)

 

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.

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.

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.

4. BUSINESS ACUMEN: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

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.


Applicant must possess:

 

For the 0801:

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

1. Professional registration -- Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.

2.Written Test -- Evidence of having succesfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

3. Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph A.

4. Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination.

5. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A.

6. Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise, or unless he/she qualifies under the provisions of B.2 related to the EIT examination or BET degree.

 

For the 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

B. 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.

 

For the 1310:

A. Degree: physics; or related degree that included at least 24 semester hours in physics.

OR

B. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in physics totaling at least 24 semester hours, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

 

Unofficial transcripts should submitted with application to verify positive educational requirement.  The selectee will be asked to provide official transcripts prior to appointment to the position.

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.

 

Your educational background may be considered by the selecting official during the interview process of your overall qualifications for this position.  Supporting documentation of your education and training is required for this position.  Please submit all supporting documents in accordance with the instructions provided under Require Documents in the "How to Apply" section.  FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS:  education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States, (providing such evidence when applying is your responsibility).

 

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: This is a career position in the SES. Unless the selectee is a member of the SES with career status or has successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program, certified by the Office of Personnel Management, his/her managerial qualifications must be approved by OPM before appointment can be effected. If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to the U.S. Department of Energy mandatory requirements and will be required to file a public financial disclosure report within 30 days of entry on duty. 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. New appointees must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12):A selectee's appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.

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 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

To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Energy has broad range of benefits and work life programs that you may be eligible for depending on your type of appointment. For more information on benefits DOE has to offer please visit: DOE BENEFITS



OTHER INFORMATION:

Male applicants born after 12/31/1959, who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, must be registered (or must have registered at the time they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment. For more information, visit the SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM web site. EEO Policy Statement Veteran's preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service. The U.S. Department of Energy is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.



HOW TO APPLY:

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You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.  

To begin the application process, click the Apply On-line button to the right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire. 

1.) Submit an online resume and respond to the job specific questions. Apply online at USAJOBS

2.) If you are unable to apply online, call the Human Resources Specialist listed in the announcement between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

3.) Submit all required documents by 11:59p.m. EST on the closing date of the announcement in order to receive consideration.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1. SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION WHICH INCLUDES YOUR RESUME, YOUR RESPONSES TO ALL ONLINE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS, and all required supplemental documents in order to be considered.

2. If you are a current, retired or former Federal employee, please submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify your status, ( this includes DOE employees).

3. If you are a graduate of an SES CDP, please submit a copy of your certification for non-competitive eligibility. 

4. 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 3) "Fax" to generate a fax cover sheet and fax the documents (system generated cover sheet must be used) Applicants will be prompted at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to add their required documents. Please review and follow the instructions listed to successfully submit your documents.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Terri Sosa
Phone: 301-903-8509
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: terri.sosa@science.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
19901 Germantown Road
Germantown, MD
20874
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs), and any supporting documentation.

You will be notified of the status of your application after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package.

If your application meets the basic qualifications, it will then be forwarded to a three member Rating Panel consisting of SES career members here at DOE for further review. The Rating Panel decides which Best Qualified applicants will be forwarded to the Selecting Official to make a selection. Interviews are arranged through the Selecting Official.

If your application is not forwarded to the Rating Panel, you will be notified of the outcome of your application.


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Job Announcement Number:

12-SES-HQ-SC-005(tls)

Control Number:

328140500