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Job Title:Supervisory Policy Advisor, GS-301-15

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:EEGO-13-CR-8-DW-00339

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year


Friday, October 19, 2012 to Wednesday, November 07, 2012




Full-Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC, US




This vacancy is being concurrently advertised with EEGO-13-MP-7-DW-00339 for "CURRENT HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EMPLOYEES WITH COMPETITIVE STATUS."  You must apply to the vacancy for which you wish to receive consideration. Applicants who wish to be considered for both must apply to both.


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.

This position is located in the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs (OWIP) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). EERE invests in clean energy technologies that strengthen the economy, reduce dependence on foreign oil, and protect the environment. EERE leverages partnerships with the private sector, state and local governments, DOE national laboratories, and universities to transform the nation's economic engine to one powered by clean energy. The mission of the Weatherization and 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).


  • U.S. CITIZENSHIP is required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation may be required.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Occasional travel required (3 nights per month).


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As a Supervisory Policy Advisor, you will: 

  • Develop and execute the vision, goals and objectives of a policy agenda in coordination with management via an integrated strategic plan of policy activities to advance deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
  • Provide leadership in the evaluation and development of legislation, guidance, and other related policies, initiatives, and programs concerning applied science integration.
  • Direct, manage and oversee personnel and providing specific management and guidance to OWIP's Policy and Technical Assistance Team in the design, planning, implementation, and monitoring of OWIP's policy and technical assistance activities to ensure the team meets its established performance metrics.
  • Implement program processes to facilitate the efficient and timely execution of program priorities and integrate the expertise of the policy and technical assistance team into each of OWIP's grant programs.
  • Develop and implement program processes in order to facilitate the efficient execution of program priorities to advance all deployment policy-related matters concerning energy efficiency and renewable energy at the State and local level to promote the Department and EERE's objectives.
  • Serve as a recognized authority in State and local energy policies programs and provides advice to EERE and DOE senior management on state and local policy matters that affect EERE's portfolio.
  • Lead sensitive interactions with the Executive Office of the White House, OMB, GAO, congressional committees and subcommittees, State officials, and other Federal agencies and entities to ensure EERE energy policies and priorities are appropriately represented.
  • Represent EERE leadership (including EE-l, EE-2, DAS-EE, DAS-RE, and OWIP Program manager) at major symposia and professional meetings, workshops, official State and local functions, and other highly visible activities.
  • Oversee OWIP's strategic planning activities, including the planning, implementation, and monitoring of OWIP's strategic planning process and ensuring the program meets its established performance metrics.
  • Develop and manage engagements with a broad network of OW IP stakeholders including state, local and county government organizations, utilities, industry groups and associations, economic development entities, government and trade associations, non-governmental organizations and other parties necessary to facilitate advancement of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.


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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.)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Proficiency in drawing sound conclusions and making recommendations concerning energy conservation policies based on data and facts.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Demonstrated skill and experience in communicating effectively both orally and in writing in order to give orally presentation and/or develop written communication products.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Ability to effectively coordinate activities with senior management officials within DOE, other Federal agencies, State and local government entities, and industry representatives.
  11. 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


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

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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


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. The U.S. Department of Energy is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


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You must submit your completed online application by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date to be considered. You must apply online at USAJOBS; paper applications will not be accepted. Requests for extensions will not be granted.


Steps to submit your complete application:


1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.


2. Have a completed resume in your USAJOBS profile.


3. Click the Apply Now button.


4. Respond to all application assessment questions.


5. Upload other required supporting documents.


6. Click the submit button


If you cannot apply online because of a disability, please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours (6 AM to 5:30 PM Mountain time).






2. Veterans: If you are eligible for veteran's preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming. All veterans MUST submit a DD-214, member 4 copy. If claiming 10-point preference you must also submit a SF-15 and any other proof that you are eligible for 10-point preference. If you are currently on active duty, you must submit an official statement of service from your command or other official documentation that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. You can find additional information on veteran's preference at VET GUIDE


3. Education: You must submit a copy of your transcript(s), a separate course listing, or a course listing in the appropriate job specific question showing the type of information that appears on transcript(s)such as course title, department, hours earned (semester or quarter), and grade.


4. If you have completed any part of your education outside of the U.S., you must submit the evaluation of your foreign education that has been prepared by an accredited organization. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), NACES, can provide a list of who can evaluate your foreign education. For additional information, visit DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


5. If you believe that you are Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)eligible, please visit ICTAP/CTAP for additional information. To be considered well qualified, you must have a score of 85.


6. If you are eligible for any Special Appointing Authority, you must submit the documentation supporting your eligibility. For additional information, visit DISABILITY RESOURCES 8. Optional Form (OF-306) Declaration of Federal Employment: The information collected on this form is used to determine your acceptability for Federal employment and your enrollment status in the Government's Life Insurance program. If you are selected, before you are appointed you will be asked to update your responses on this form and on other materials submitted during the application process and then to recertify that your answers are true. Click the link below and select the fillable PDF Version of the OF-306 (Declaration of Federal Employment). Complete the form, print, sign and follow the instructions at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to submit this form with your other required documents. OPTIONAL FORMS 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 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. Even if you have uploaded required documents to USAJOBS for previous announcements you must separately attach your documents for this announcement per the on screen instructions in order for them to successfully be submitted for this announcement.


Donna Wachter
Phone: 720-356-1807
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
United States Department of Engery
Golden Field Office
1617 Cole Blvd
Golden, CO
Fax: 571-258-4052


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