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Job Title:Associate Director, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:13-SES-SC-HQ-002

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

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SALARY RANGE:

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

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, December 17, 2012 to Thursday, January 31, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-1301/1310/1320/1520/1550-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Germantown, MD, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All United States citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Here is your opportunity to perform important work in an exciting environment. The Office of Science is involved in a variety of sciences, science workforce development, and funding of science research. For more information about our organization, please visit our website at http://www.science.doe.gov. For more information about the Department of Energy, please visit our website at http://www.doe.gov.

The Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, is seeking a motivated and highly qualified individual to service as the Associate Director. For more information on ASCR please visit the following link: http://science.energy.gov/ascr/about/

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. citizen;
  • all basic qualifications must be met in order to be considered eligible;
  • must submit separate narrative responses to the ECQ's;
  • must submit separate narrative responses to the Technical Qualifications;
  • new SES members are required to serve a one-year probationary period; and
  • must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

DUTIES:

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If selected for this position, you will:

- Serve as an international expert in the areas of research and the scientific user facilities supported by the Office's program.

- Formulate, direct, implement, administer, evaluate, and defend programs and policies necessary for the efficient implementation of a complex, comprehensive program in computational and computer science and networking research.

- Develop the budget requirements for the activities at national laboratories, universities, and other research institutions.

- Integrate the efforts of the program elements, particularly the elements that support research with those that support the design, construction, and operations of instrumentation and the scientific user facilities.

- Develop and maintain working relationships with the DOE Site Office Managers, the Oak Ridge Office and Chicago Office Managers, and other Field Managers responsible for national laboratories performing program-sponsored research in order to ensure integration of the Office's science programs with laboratory operations.

- Provide advice to the head of the organization regarding issues that affect the capabilities, institutional health, and well-being of the DOE laboratories. Provide vision, leadership , and overall management direction for the program and perform supervisory duties for a staff of scientific, technical, and administrative employees.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Executive Core Qualifications: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive qualification of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment. To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a written statement addressing the following five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): (1) Leading Change, (2) Leading People, (3) Results Driven, (4) Business Acumen, and (5) Building Coalitions/Communication. See additional information on ECQs and guidance for preparing your responses at ECQs. Mandatory Technical Qualifications: In addition to the ECQs, applicants must possess the technical qualifications that represent the experience required to perform the duties of this position. Possession of these technical qualifications must be clearly documented in your application package and should be addressed separately. The Technical Qualifications are shown as question seven through eleven under the Job Specific questions.


For Computer Scientist:

You must have a bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.

For Mathematician:

A. Degree: mathematics; or the equivalent of a major that included at least 24 semester hours in mathematics.

OR

B. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in mathematics (including at least 24 semester hours in mathematics), as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

For Physical Scientist:

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 Physicist:

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.

For Chemist:

A. Degree: physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.

OR

B. Combination of education and experience -- course work equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

 

Foreign Education If you completed all or part of your education outside of the U.S., you must have your foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying for this position. For a listing of services that can perform this evaluation, see the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website NACES. For additional information regarding evaluation of foreign equivalences, you may also visit the Department of Education's website: Department of Education.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: A preliminary background check must be initiated 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; it may take up to three weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment upon completion of the required forms. 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 Security Office. If you fail to receive a favorable background investigation, you will be terminated from employment. This position requires a security clearance and is subject to drug testing. If selected, you must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass subsequent tests could result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience associated with this position by addressing the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications. Specialized experience is defined as experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the positions, and that is typically in or related to the work of this position. Applicants will be evaluated by a Merit Staffing Committee comprised of subject matter experts. They will use only the information submitted for consideration. The Merit Staffing Committee will rate and rank each applicant based on meeting the ECQs and the level at which the Technical Qualifications are met. The Merit Staffing Committee will determine the individuals that will be referred to the selecting official.
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BENEFITS:

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The Federal government provides a variety of benefits. Please visit Benefits for additional information.

OTHER INFORMATION:

You must submit a copy of your transcript(s) via fax or a course listing in the appropriate job specific question showing the type of information that appears on transcript(s) such as department, course title, hours earned (semester or quarter), grade so that we can determine that your education background meets the positive education described in this vacancy announcement. Without the transcript(s), you will not be considered for this position. A copy of your transcript(s) or a course listing is acceptable during the application process. However, if you are selected, official transcript(s) must be submitted prior to establishing a start date. Per Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs. Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position. If selected, you will be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278, prior to your appointment to this position. For additional information regarding this requirement and the form, please visit SF-278 . The travel requirement for this position is 10%. Veteran's preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service. Current and/or former SES career appointees and SES Candidate Development graduates that have the OPM Qualifications Review Board certification do not need to re-address the ECQs; however, all other applicants must address the ECQs to be eligible for consideration. This position is not included in the bargaining unit. You must meet all qualification requirements outlined on this vacancy announcement by the closing date of the announcement. Salary will vary depending on your qualifications. You are reminded that this is a Federal job application system. Providing false information, creating fake identifications, or failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely may be grounds for not hiring you, for disbarment from Federal employment, or for dismissal after being hired. Falsifying a Federal job application, attempting to violate the privacy of others, or attempting to compromise this system is punishable by fine or imprisonment (US Code, Title 18, section 1001). HINTS FOR SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION: You are strongly encouraged to read the entire vacancy announcement and comply with the application procedures. Failure to submit all of the required information will result in an incomplete application, and you may be marked ineligible for this vacancy. You should allow yourself sufficient time to completely answer the online application questions and review your application before you submit it. Applications contain information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93 579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361. THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER."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."

HOW TO APPLY:

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  • You will need to submit an online resume and respond to the job specific questions. The online application is available at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov.
  • Failure to submit the online resume will result in no further consideration.
  • Failure to submit the required supplemental documents will result in no further consideration.
  • You must submit your application BEFORE 11:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.
  • The Office of Science provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in the announcement. The decision to grant reasonable accommodation is on a case-by-case basis.
  • If you are unable to apply online, you will be provided assistance in applying by calling the Human Resources Specialist listed in the announcement between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST.
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  • "Fax" - Print the Fax Cover Sheet, then fax cover sheet and document(s) to 571-258-4052.


  • REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    1. SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETE APPLICATION INCLUDING YOUR RESUME AND YOUR RESPONSES TO THE ONLINE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS.

    2. Submission of a current performance appraisal is recommended.

    3. Submission of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, if you are or were a federal employee showing your status.

    4. Current or former SES members should submit a copy of their most recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, showing status as an SES member.

    5. Submit a copy of your college transcript(s) via fax or a course listing in the appropriate job specific question showing the type of information that appears on transcripts that supports the education requirement described in this announcement. A copy of your transcript or a course listing is acceptable during the application process. However, if you are selected, official transcript(s) must be submitted prior to establishing a start date. The copy of your transcript(s) or the course listing must be provided at the time of the application or your application will be deemed incomplete, and you will not be considered for this position.

    6. If you have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S., you must submit the evaluation of your foreign education that has been prepared by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S.

    7. Graduates of an OPM certified SES Candidate Program must submit a copy of the program graduation/certification document.

    8. Applications that do not contain a resume, responses to each of the ECQs and Technical Qualifications, transcripts, and/or is not supplemented with a SF-50, if applicable, will be considered incomplete and will not receive further consideration for this position.

    9. The supplemental documents identified above should be faxed to 301-903-1299. Please include the announcement number and the name of the Human Resources Specialist on each page being faxed. The document must be received prior to 11 pm on the closing date of the announcement.

    10. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Terri Sosa
    Phone: 301-903-8509
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    TDD: 301-903-0547
    Email: terri.sosa@science.doe.gov
    Agency Information:
    Department of Energy
    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Germantown Building/SC-45.3/E-153
    Washington, DC
    20585-1290
    US
    Fax: 000-000-0000

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Applicants be rated and ranked by a Merit Staffing Committee comprised of subject matter experts using only the information submitted for consideration. The Merit Staffing Committee will rate and rank each applicant based on each of the qualification requirements and refer the top candidates to the selecting official. The selecting official may make a selection based on the documents you submitted and possibly an interview. You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to drive status updates notification for applicants. We recommend that you update your USAJOBS profile to receive these status updates via email after the announcement closes. We will continue to update your status on-line as changes are made. You can elect to activate the proactive notification from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process. Proactive notification will provide you an opportunity to sign-up for automatic alerts when there are status changes for jobs to which you have applied. These alerts will automatically notify you that your status has changed and remind you to check your USAJOBS profile for specifics.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    13-SES-SC-HQ-002

    Control Number:

    333827300