We are filling vacant positions in numerous specific EERE Program Offices. Successful candidates will perform the following duties in the respective EERE Program office for which selected:
Serves as principal advisor to Program Manager on all aspects of planning/programming, budget/finance and administration. Advises and provides recommendations on broad policy, program and human resource matters affecting programs and operations. With the Program Manager, oversees visioning, strategic and business planning, goal-setting, performance indicators, quality/efficiency, organizational performance management, and ensuring alignment with the vision, mission, values and goals of the EERE. Provides overall management of the institutional planning process and ensures integration of institutional planning with departmental strategic plans the EERE program.
Provides executive leadership and oversight of the financial management activities including strategic planning, programming, priority and affordability analysis, budget formulation and execution, financial reporting, communication (internal and external), contracting, procurement, and management and internal controls. Recommends changes in policies and develops and assures implementation of procedures to assure efficient and economical use of program funds and resources.
Provides leadership, oversight, and policy direction to support human capital management interests, including personnel performance management to enhance staff morale and promote a positive and collaborative work environment, staff development and recognition, and determines appropriateness of outsourcing non-inherently governmental functions. Manages and administers the laboratory Annual Operating Plan (AOP) process. Works with Program staff to develop efficient and effective laboratory management and coordination. Tracks all laboratory and project spend plans to ensure efficient use of funds. Assumes overall responsibility for annual lab performance reviews; ensures consistent, timely, and accurate responses to information requests from internal and external sources. Ensures Program compliance with the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) process and builds collaboration with other elements of EERE, including Procurement, NEPA, and the General Counsel.
Manages and directs the administrative services of the program office. Develops, implements, evaluates, and monitors procedures and policies for process improvement and sound business practice with goals of timeliness, maximum customer service, and efficient use of resources. Establishes and maintains a philosophy that advocates for continuous improvement to that extent that it becomes an integral part of the way the program office conducts its business.
Serves as supervisor and plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work Evaluates work performance of subordinates and appraises staff performance; provides advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters; interviews candidates for positions in the unit; and recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment to such positions; hears and resolves complaints from employees. Effects minor disciplinary measures and recommends other action in more serious cases; identifies developmental and training needs of employees; develops performance standards; exercises delegated Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action responsibilities. Contributes to improvements in team work processes and methods to deliver better and more cost-effective results to customers. Participates in measuring and evaluating quality of products and services and uses findings to generate new ideas and solve problems.
The following information is provided regarding the primary mission of each of the Program Offices:
OFFICE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING PROGRAM
The mission of the Office Advanced Manufacturing Program (AMO) co-invests with private and public partners to improve U.S. competitiveness, save energy, create high-quality domestic manufacturing jobs and ensure global leadership in advanced manufacturing and clean energy technologies. Our goal is to reduce the life-cycle energy consumption of manufactured goods by 50 percent over 10 years for AMO supported technologies and encourage a culture of continuous improvement in corporate energy management and combined heat and power.
OFFICE OF THE BIOMASS PROGRAM
The mission of the Office of the Biomass Program (OBP) is to develop and transform our renewable biomass resources into commercially viable, high-performance biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower through targeted research, development, demonstration, and deployment supported through public and private partnerships. The goals of the Program are to develop sustainable, commercially viable biomass utilization technologies to:
- Enable the production of biofuels nationwide and reduce dependence on oil through the creation of a new domestic bioenergy industry supporting the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) goal of 36 billion gallons per year (bgy) of renewable transportation fuels by 2022.
- Increase biopower’s contribution to national renewable energy goals through increasing biopower generating capacity.
OFFICE OF THE BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM
The mission of the Office of the Building Technologies Program (BTP) is to develop and promote efficient, environmentally friendly, and affordable technologies, systems, and practices for new and existing residential and commercial buildings that will lower greenhouse gas emissions, foster economic prosperity and increase energy security while providing the energy-related services and performance expected from domestic buildings. BTP researches, develops, and deploys reliable, affordable, and energy efficiency technologies, practices, and systems with a goal to save $2.2 trillion in energy‐related costs by reducing energy use 50 percent. Those savings reduce energy bills for American families and businesses while enhancing the U.S. economy through new jobs as new, advanced, reliable and affordable building technologies are manufactured by domestic industry.
OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
The mission of the Office of the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) is to provide services, tools, and expertise to Federal agencies to help them achieve their legislated and executive-ordered energy and water goals. These are delivered through project, technical, and program services. The Office reports to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency (DAS-EE).
OFFICE OF FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM
The mission of the Office of Fuel Cell Technologies Program (FCT) is to enable the widespread commercialization of a portfolio of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies through applied research, technology development and demonstration, and diverse efforts to overcome institutional and market challenges. The FCT Program works in close partnership with U.S. industry, academia, and national laboratories, and its strategy balances an inclusive, technology-neutral approach with focused efforts in specific technical areas and applications. The Program supports activities to broadly advance the state of the art of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, including applied research common to various types of fuel cells and a wide range of applications.
OFFICE OF THE GEOTHERMAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
The mission of the Office of the Geothermal Technology Program (OGT) is to accelerate the development and deployment of clean, domestic geothermal resources that will: promote a stronger, more productive economy; support a cleaner environment; and improve energy security. The program invests in Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment (RDD&D) and analysis efforts to increase performance and decrease costs, and does so in partnership with industry, academia, and the National Laboratories. The outcome of these efforts will be to provide clean, competitive, reliable power options for use in all energy supply and end-use sectors of the economy. The Office reports to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy (DAS-RE).
OFFICE OF THE SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
The mission of the Office of the Solar Energy Technology Program (SETP) is to provide the overall policy, management, and direction necessary for a balanced program of technology planning, research, development, test, analysis, evaluation, and communication that will increase the viability of solar energy technologies, including photovoltaic, and concentrated solar power as clean, competitive, reliable power options for use in end-use sectors of the economy. SETP manages the SunShot Iniative, The Office reports to the Deputy Assistant Secretaries for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (DAS-EE and DAS-RE). SETP represents and provides the national leadership in solar technologies for the formulation and execution of national energy policies and programs, and is responsible for the establishment of priorities and maintaining program balance among sub-programs within the Office. SETP supports the SunShot Initiative’s mission to develop solar energy technologies through a collaborative national push to make solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) energy technologies cost-competitive with fossil fuel based energy by reducing the cost of solar energy systems by 50 to 75 percent before 2020 from 2010 baseline costs. Reducing the total installed cost for utility-scale solar electricity to roughly $.06/kWh without subsidies will enable rapid, large-scale adoption of solar electricity across the U.S. This investment will help re-establish American technological and market leadership in solar energy, improve the Nation's energy security, reduce environmental impacts of electricity generation, and strengthen U.S. economic competitiveness and catalyze domestic economic growth in the global clean energy race. The program closely coordinates its activities with those at the Office of Science and Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to prevent duplication of efforts while maximizing agency-wide impact on solar energy.
OFFICE OF STRATEGIC PROGRAMS
The Office of Strategic Programs (SP) implements programs that promote global deployment of U.S. clean energy technologies and services, supports and accelerates entrepreneurial energy ventures and domestic technological advancements, provides critical support for optimized decision making and sound EERE management, and helps the public and other stakeholders learn about clean energy.
OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE
The mission of the Office of Sustainability Performance (SPO) is to provide leadership, oversight, direction and planning for the Department of Energy’s sustainability programs and initiatives. The SPO serves as the Department’s lead for all matters involving sustainability including energy, water, land and paper conservation and use, greenhouse gas emission reductions and other issues. SPO oversees and reports on requirements outlined in Executive Orders 13514 and 13423, the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007, the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 2005, the DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP), related guidance requirements, and other Presidential orders and Congressional mandates and statutes. The Office ensures the integration and coordination of sustainability activities across the Department and acts as the lead liaison on sustainability with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and other federal agencies.
OFFICE OF VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
The mission of the Office of Vehicle Technology Program (VTP) is to provide the overall planning, management, and direction necessary for a balanced program of technology research, development, demonstration, and deployment of advanced technologies that will reduce fuel consumption and/or allow substitution of non-petroleum based fuels in the transportation sector. VTP scope includes a broad range of advanced technologies including energy storage, power electronics and electric machines, advanced combustion engines, advanced materials for lightweighting and propulsion, and advanced fuels and lubricants, as well as advanced technologies for improved vehicle efficiency such as HVAC and advanced tire technologies.
OFFICE OF THE WEATHERIZATION & INTERGOVERNMENTAL PROGRAM
The mission of the Office of the Weatherization & Intergovernmental Program (WIP) is to significantly accelerate, in partnership with State and local organizations, the deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and practices by a wide range of government, community, and business stakeholders. WIP strategically coordinates with stakeholders and established networks to deploy the clean energy technologies we have. Near-term activities produce almost immediate results in the form of greater energy efficiency, lower energy use, expanded renewable energy capacity, and economic development. WIP’s Program activities include State Energy Program, Tribal Energy Program, Weatherization Assistance Program and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG). The Programs’ grants are managed in partnership with the Golden Field Office and the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL). WIP reports to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency (DAS-EE).
OFFICE OF WIND & HYDROPOWER TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
The mission of the Office of Wind & Hydropower Technology Program (OWHT) is to provide the overall policy, management, and direction necessary for a balanced program of technology planning, research, development, test, analysis, evaluation, and communication that will increase the viability of wind and hydropower technologies, as well as all other fluid dynamics related renewables such as ocean current. The outcome of these efforts will be to provide clean, competitive, reliable power options for use in all energy supply and end-use sectors of the economy OWHT works closely in partnership with the U.S. wind and hydropower energy industries to advance technology, reduce development and operating costs, and maintain a competitive position in domestic and international markets for renewable energy.