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Job Title:Supervisory General Engineer/Physical Scientist

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:EEGO-13-CR-18-DW-33561

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

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


Wednesday, November 21, 2012 to Tuesday, March 26, 2013




Full -Time - Permanent




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


Any U.S. Citizen


This vacancy is being concurrently advertised with EEGO-13-MP-10-DW-33561 for Federal employees.  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.


The Department of Energy'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. You'll also 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 the following link DOE

This is an interdisciplinary Supervisory General Engineer/Physical Scientist position within the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The AMO mission is to research, develop, and demonstrate at a convincing scale new energy efficient manufacturing processes and materials technologies to reduce the energy intensity and life-cycle energy consumption of manufactured products and promote a corporate culture of continuous improvement in energy efficiency among existing facilities and manufacturers. These efforts assist in reducing the energy consumption of manufactured goods across targeted product life-cycles by enabling the production, use, and/or deployment of advanced manufacturing technologies.   


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation is required
  • This position requires some overnight travel (3 or more nights per month)
  • Relocation expenses may be paid.
  • One year supervisory probationary period may be required


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The incumbent directs, manages, and oversees personnel of a professional, highly technical and interdisciplinary energy office. The incumbent directs  Advanced Manufacturing Office’s (AMO) program activities, develops, implements, evaluates, coordinates and assures compliance with program policies including applicable policies established by other Federal agencies, State agencies, and local institutions, as well as those policies emanating from other energy-related programs. The incumbent serves as an expert and provides guidance, advice and leadership. Serves as a senior technical expert/manager responsible for programs that involve research, development and demonstration facilities to improve the energy efficiency of the industrial sector, help improve manufacturing competitiveness, and help the U.S. lead in the global clean energy marketplace. The incumbent develops specific requirements, long-term goals and objectives, and schedules for accomplishment of research, development, and demonstration work.  Incumbent functions as an expert on highly complex technical matters related to manufacturing and materials facilities, and on issues pertaining to required resources to achieve the long-term goals and objectives. The incumbent initiates, plans, and conducts periodic visits to field activities to provide on-site technical advice and guidance. Directs and evaluates contractor performance and approves actions to conduct the subprograms or projects, including procurement actions, financial management, technical direction, and resolution of technical and management problems The incumbent takes or initiates action to alleviate problems, correct deficiencies, redirect activities or establish new methods and techniques to do same.  Working closely with the relevant program personnel, including the Program Manager, the incumbent develops, justifies, and allocates the annual budget for his/her assigned areas of program responsibility assuring that the plans and funding requirements fully support and are consistent with legislative mandates and DOE's goals and objectives. The incumbent defends proposals on the allocation of funding among sub-program areas; establishes the funding distribution among assigned programs and transmits budget guidance to the affected sub-program or project managers.


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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: 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-15 LEVEL: Specialized experience is defined as 52-weeks experience supervising and managing  the full range of highly complex operations involved with advanced manufacturing facilities.  Experience must include experience managing all aspects of manufacturing and materials facilities,  from day to day operations to development and implementation of long term goals associated with manufacturing development and demonstration work.  Examples of this experience could include primary manager over manufacturing facility focused on industrial processes and materials;  making major recommendations involving the resources to devote to particular programs on a national level including the optimum mix of reduced operating costs and assurance of program effectiveness including introduction of labor saving devices, automated processes, and improved methods; and significant internal and external program and policy issues affecting the overall organization.


Your online resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies (KSACs) (NOTE: Applicants need not prepare written responses to these KSACs):

1. Leadership

2. Technical Competency

3. Oral Communication

4. Written Communication

5. Financial Management

6. Contract/Procurement

7. Program Management

8. Planning and Evaluating

General Engineering Education Requirments: A professional engineering degree is required.
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.
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.

Physical Scienctist Education Requirments: A degree in 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.


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.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. This requires applicants to have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for this occupation.

As a member of the Council on Veterans Program the Department of Energy supports our nation’s veterans through various veteran hiring initiatives and authorities.


Your application will be rated by the system using Category Rating. A quality review will be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. 

The quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and Qualified".  Within each category, veteran preference eligibles will be listed at the top of the category. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.

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Federal employees are eligible for retirement, health insurance, life insurance, and long term care insurance benefits, along with paid annual and sick leave and holidays. A summary of benefits and family friendly flexibilities may be found at: EMPLOYEE BENEFITS


A one-year probation period is required for all new Federal employees; current and former Federal employees may be required to serve a new probation period.


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We accept USAJOBS resume builder resume only.

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. Mountain Time at least two business days before the closing date.

All required documents MUST BE submitted before 11:59p.m. Eastern Time on or before the closing date of the announcement in order to receive consideration.


  2. Current and former Federal employees (if applicable):  Must submit a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that shows the grade, series, step and competitive status. 
  3. 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-pointpreference 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
  4. If you believe that you are Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligible, please visit ICTAP/CTAP for additional information. CTAP and ICTAP applicants are considered well qualified who score 85 or better. Applicant must submit current performance appraisal and certificate/letter of Expected Separation, specific reduction-in-force separation notice, or the separation Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).
  5. If you are eligible for any Special Appointing Authority, you must submit the documentation supporting your eligibility. For additional information, visit DISABILITY RESOURCES
  6. The documentation identified above must be attached to your application using one of the following actions:
  • "Upload" to upload documents directly from your computer.
  • "USAJOBS" to upload documents stored in your "USAJOBS" accounts
  • "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 


Donna Wachter
Phone: 720-356-1807
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


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