Program Management (50%)
a. Leads a large team in developing and executing work plans for accomplishing cross-cutting EERE strategic communications objectives. Directs program execution, including Office operations and assigned staff, and ensures activities are measured with appropriate performance indicators and employ sound resource management. Prepares, justifies, administers and oversees associated budgetary and financial program requirements to include preparation of documents, requests and plans required in support of and to fulfill program needs. Assures appropriate quarterly and annual program assessment; makes necessary adjustments; and recommends further adjustments to senior EERE management, as appropriate.
b. Continuously determines means by which to adopt new or revised existing EERE-wide communication program strategies, primarily traditional and social media, on-line we presence and digital tools, multi-media, written publications, and consumer research campaigns. Promotes, creates, and develops further channels to showcase EERE. Manages, orchestrates, and facilitates the development of targeted materials for specific stakeholder groups, including Congress, stakeholders, special interest groups, and other external customers. Assures that communications program operations are cohesive, connected and interrelated across all EERE program areas, while leveraging opportunities to “spread the word” about EERE projects, portfolios, objectives, and goals and obtain public and media support and buy-in.
c. Provides overall direction on how EERE, as an organization, synthesizes, distills, organizes, and distributes large volumes of layered informational content in a manner that reflects how consumers use multiple means of obtaining and processing information in today’s society. Ensures timely relay of information regarding EERE initiatives and successes to facilitate maximum media relations effect and enhance public understanding of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
EERE Communications Spokesperson (10%)
Serves as a lead communications spokesperson for EERE. When appropriate, represents and serves as spokesperson for EERE in press conferences, interviews, and other media events and at conferences, seminars, and similar gatherings attended by representatives of EERE’s publics to explain, clarify, and answer questions regarding EERE’s programs and operation
Personnel Management (25%)
Supervises a staff of communications specialists and other technical and administrative employees in grades ranging from GS-09 through GS-15. Builds and promotes a work-culture that is inclusive, collaborative, and maximizes the talent of unit members. Performs the supervisory tasks to include but not limited to:
-assigns work to subordinates;
-evaluates the work performance of subordinates;
-gives advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters (e.g., professional development plans, goal-setting, training needs);
-addresses and negotiates resolutions to group grievances or serious employee complaints using appropriate alternative dispute resolution and other techniques;
-effects disciplinary measures, such as warnings, reprimands, and suspensions;
-identifies, provides or arranges for and training and developmental experience for assigned employees; makes decisions on employee requests for cost and non-cost training;
-develops performance standards;
-devises ways to improve production or increase the quality of the work directed; and
-determines adequacy of and authorizes payment for contractor-performed work.
Studies of Communications Methods and Technologies (15%)
Leads and directs special, multidisciplinary studies and analyses of EERE communications practices and new methods and technologies for possible application to the EERE communications program. Directs team efforts in such activities as determining study objectives, eliciting stakeholder input, benchmarking with other communications organizations, determining best practices, performing data collection and analysis, developing and consolidating findings and recommendations into a final report, and briefing findings and recommendations to senior EERE management.