Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Online resumes of qualified candidates must describe at least one year of specialized
experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal Government (GS-14).
Specialized experience for this position is defined as demonstrated experience with a broad range of state, local, and regional, energy efficiency and renewable energy policies and programs. (e.g., clean energy state and local lead-by-example programs, energy efficiency resource standards, disclosure policies, etc.) in terms of their implementation and evaluation for the purposes of developing and advising the development of new energy efficiency and renewable programs and policies. Examples of this experience could include experience in the development of resource standards, demand-side management programs, distributed generation policies and programs, state and local energy planning, collaborative processes.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Your online resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA/Competencies):
(NOTE: Applicants do not need to prepare a written responses to theses KSA/competencies.)
- Expert and recognized authority in renewable energy and/or energy efficiency policies, programs and best practices that relate to state and local governments, utilities and public utility commissions.
- Mastery of advanced concepts, principles, and practices, analytical and evaluative methods concerning policy development and implementation, market transformation activities, and/or the economics and financial mechanisms involved, in order to effectively implement best practices.
- Proven track record of applying advanced techniques required for planning, coordinating, and executing projects which provide technical information and assistance to meet a wide diversity of needs and ability to identify, analyze and resolve related problems.
- Proficiency in drawing sound conclusions and making recommendations concerning energy conservation policies based on data and facts.
- Expertise in developing a strategic vision and organizing, developing and implementing a short and long term plan of activities to achieve the necessary organizational and programmatic changes, and measuring success toward meeting program priorities.
- Experience in developing, advancing and convening stakeholder engagements across a broad portfolio of actors, including State and local governments, non-profits, utilities, industry groups and associations, economic development entities and other parties necessary to achieve and scale up market transformation activities.
- Demonstrated skill and experience in communicating effectively both orally and in writing in order to give orally presentation and/or develop written communication products.
- Mastery of advanced program management and organizational principles and practices along with the comprehensive knowledge of planning, programming, and budget regulations, financials management principles, project management techniques, guidelines and processes.
- Experience supervising and managing employees in government operations and applying standard Federal human resources policies and practices pertinent to the management of civil service employees.
- Ability to effectively coordinate activities with senior management officials within DOE, other Federal agencies, State and local government entities, and industry representatives.
- Knowledge of the Federal grant process, including the development and execution of funding opportunity announcements, merit review, and award selections.
Although a degree is not required, your educational background will be strongly considered in the evaluation of your overall qualifications for this position. Supporting documentation of your education and training is appreciated, even though not required for this position. Please fax all supporting documents in accordance with the instructions provided under Required Documents in the "How to Apply" section.
EDUCATION FROM FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may by used to meet the above requirements 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).
A Preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of Energy. The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by- case basis in coordination with the Office of Personnel Security. If selected for this vacancy, you may be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Financial Disclosure Statement) prior to your appointment to this position. For additional information and to obtain the form, please visit OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
When the announcement closes, your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system. A quality review of your on-line application and supporting documents will be conducted by the HR Office before your rating becomes final; this quality review will be based on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training as it relates to the duties of this position. Highly Qualified candidates, depending on their possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the vacancy, will be referred to the selecting official. Your on-line responses must be supported by the information you provide in your on-line resume. Note: if we determine that you have rated yourself higher than what is supportable in your resume, or if your resume is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be lowered.
PRIORITY SELECTION CONSIDERATION: Current DOE Federal employees eligible under the Career Transition Assistance Program, or current/former non-DOE Federal employees eligible under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program must meet the well-qualified standards for the position. For more information: See ICTAP/CTAP Eligibility Information listed in this announcement and/or See OPM's ICTAP/CTAP guidance at the following link ICTAP/CTAP To preview questions please click here.