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Job Title:Program Specialist

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:HQ-13-CAT-03-HS60-42

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 11, 2013 to Tuesday, February 26, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

FULL-TIME - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Germantown, MD, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All U.S. Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The 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 the following link DOE

This position is located in the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). HSS is responsible for managing the operations of major staff organizations in the pursuit of continuous improvement in the safety and security posture of the Department of Energy especially in protecting the National Security. The HSS is seeking talented professionals to strengthen their technical ranks and, hopefully, to become their future leaders. To learn more about HSS, visit their web site at http://www.hss.doe.gov.

 

This position is located in the Office of Technical Guidance (within the Office of Classification).  The Office of Technical Guidance develops, promulgates, and interprets national level policies, procedures, and guidance to identify (1) information that must be classified or controlled under statute or Executive order to protect the national security, to ensure the effective operation of the Government, or to protect the privacy interests of individuals and (2) classified or controlled information that may be declassified or decontrolled.

 

The incumbent provides direct administrative and program support to the Director, Office of Technical Guidance as well as the Director, Office of Classification. As a Program Specialist, the incumbent's duties include program analysis, planning, research, and liaison activities. The incumbent also provides administrative expertise, guidance, and direction for assigned areas of responsibility which impact directly on the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the Office of Classification.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation is required.
  • THIS POSITION IS IN THE BARGAINING UNIT COVERED UNDER NTEU.
  • Submit online applications and supplemental documents by the closing date.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent provides assistance to the Director, Office of Classification, and to employees throughout the organization on specific aspects of DOE policy and Office of Classification program responsibilities. Researches and/or analyzes problems, issues, or program/administrative issues. Acts as a liaison for the Director, Office of Classification, on program and administrative issues. Plans and conducts or leads ad-hoc teams in the conduct of special studies which are the basis for new policies and procedures which affect all of the Office of Classification. Oversees, analyzes, and evaluates the Office of Classification's implementation of the HSS electronic records system and recommends the development of modifications in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Office. Initiates, develops, and consolidates information and data into a variety of written documents, numerical tables, charts, and reports, utilizing personal and program knowledge as well as varied and advanced functions and one or more types of office automation software. Serves as the primary administrative reviewer for the Office of Classification in the preparation and coordination of Congressional responses, testimony, and/or reports to upper management and the Secretary of Energy. Receives incoming telephone calls and personal callers, determines the identity of the caller and the nature of the call. Keeps the calendars and schedules appointments and meetings for the Director, Office of Classification and the Director of Technical Guidance without prior clearance. Makes travel arrangements for the Director, Office of Classification and the Director of Technical Guidance.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Online resumes of qualified candidates must describe at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower-grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience with the directives, policies, and procedures concerning classification and control of information sufficient to provide advice and support on issues involving analysis, research, planning, and special studies.


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.

You must meet all qualification requirements outlined on this vacancy announcement by the closing date or within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY:

Eligible candidates for this position must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance. The duties and responsibilities of this position require that the incumbent have access to documents and/or material containing Secret Restricted Data which are related to sensitive issues. Therefore, the position demands the highest degree of public trust and requires that the incumbent possess a DOE "Q" Clearance.

 

This position has also been designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to testing for illegal drug use. The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass or refusal to take subsequent tests could result in non- selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be rated 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. 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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BENEFITS:

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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

OTHER INFORMATION:

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.

HOW TO APPLY:

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1.) Submit an online resume and respond to the job specific questions. Apply online at USAJOBS

2.) 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. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

3.) Submit all required documents by 11:59p.m. EST on the closing date of the announcement in order to receive consideration.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Required Documents

1. SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION WHICH INCLUDES YOUR RESUME, YOUR RESPONSES TO ALL ONLINE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS, and all required supplemental documents in order to be considered.

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: Supporting documentation of your education and training is appreciated, even though not required for this position. If you wish to submit transcripts, you can 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

7. 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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Dena Richards
Phone: 202-834-5069
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 202-586-8155
Email: dena.richards@hq.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
20585
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check your application status any time after the announcement closes. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to the 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.

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Job Announcement Number:

HQ-13-CAT-03-HS60-42

Control Number:

337556900