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Job Title:Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:13-EE-00394-TB

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

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

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 to Wednesday, March 27, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0301-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from all US Citizens.

JOB SUMMARY:

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

The mission of the Office of Transportation (OT) is to provide effective program management leadership for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) transportation-focused Technology Offices, which includes the Biomass Technologies Office, Fuel Cell Technologies Office, and Vehicle Technologies Office, all of which have national scope and visibility within the national transportation community.  The OT’s efforts to accomplish this mission are aligned with the national energy policies, the Department’s and EERE’s strategic planning, and Congressional appropriations.  The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation (DAS-T) reports to the Assistant Secretary through the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary.

To learn more about EERE, please visit the website www.eere.energy.gov.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Position may involve some travel.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
  • New SES appointees must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period.

DUTIES:

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This position is located in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Office of Transportation.  The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation (DAS-T) serves as the most senior official within EERE focused exclusively in the transportation sector, which represents the greatest opportunity for the United States to reduce its dependence on foreign energy sources over the next decade.  Responsible for the technical and administrative direction of the Office of Transportation and its program offices including supervision of a significant budget and large group of professional and administrative employees. Advises the Assistant Secretary and senior Department officials on the technical research, development, deployment and demonstration initiatives of EERE’s Bioenergy Technologies, Fuel Cell Technologies Office, and Vehicle Technologies Office, as well as the related monitoring and evaluation activities, , totaling over $600 million in FY2012.  Testifies before Congressional committees and subcommittees on the vision and strategy for the Office of Transportation (OT) programs and makes persuasive recommendations regarding the operation and adjustments and/or changes in emphasis in OT programs.  Oversee the assessments of current program performance, technologies, deliverables, and input from stakeholders in industry, National Laboratories, and other external constituencies.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants are required to submit a narrative statement for each of the five mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). Please give a complete and detailed answer for each mandatory qualification. Eligibility for this position will be based upon a clear showing that the applicant has experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry out assignments of the position. Do not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. Applications directing the reviewer to search within the application or to "See Resume" are considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Failure to submit a narrative statement or address any of the mandatory ECQs and/or MTQs is also considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the ECQs but must address all mandatory MTQs. You must meet the technical and managerial qualification factors identified below. Failure by non-Senior Executive Service members to address each of the required Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's) statements will result in disqualification of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you possess these qualifications. Please provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and level of contacts. All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the relevance of their experience, education, training, self-development, honors, awards, and outside activities. Career Senior Executive Service members who apply are expected to address only the MTQ's. Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ): Applicants must respond to the following MTQ's which represent the experience needed to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. You will be given the opportunity to address these MTQs later in the online application process. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's): Additional information regarding the following five ECQ's listed below is available on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM's) Web site at SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE 

 

Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ)

 

1. Demonstrated knowledge, expertise and significant experience in engineering and /or scientific disciplines that underpin Energy Transportation programs such as biofuels, fuel cells, electric and other advanced vehicles, and related energy technologies and their application to the automotive and transportation industry including approaches to commercialization.

   

2. Expert knowledge of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, policies and program to include knowledge of demand-side and supply-side domestic policies, research and development strategies, and other market stimuli necessary to deploy advanced energy/environmental technologies at a faster rate in a competitive manner with conventional technologies resulting in improved clean, reliable, and affordable energy technologies.

 

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's)

1. LEADING CHANGE: Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals and establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

2. LEADING PEOPLE: Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals and provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

3. RESULTS DRIVEN: Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations, and make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

4. BUSINESS ACUMEN: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

5. BUILDING COALITIONS: Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

 

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive core qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment.


Your educational background may be considered by the selecting official during the interview process of your overall qualifications for this position.  Supporting documentation of your education and training is appreciated, even though not required for this position.  Please submit all supporting documents in accordance with the instructions provided under Require Documents in the "How to Apply" section.  FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS:  education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used 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).

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: This is a career position in the SES. Unless the selectee is a member of the SES with career status or has successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program, certified by the Office of Personnel Management, his/her managerial qualifications must be approved by OPM before appointment can be effected. If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to the U.S. Department of Energy mandatory requirements and will be required to file a public financial disclosure report within 30 days of entry on duty. As a condition of appointment to this position, you will be subject to pre-employment/pre-appointment testing for illegal drug use under the U.S. Department of Energy Employee Drug Plan. If you are selected you will be provided information regarding drug testing. Failure to undergo testing or positive findings resulting from the test will eliminate you from further consideration for this position. If selected for and appointed to this position you will be subject to random drug testing while employed. New appointees must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12):A selectee's appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated and ranked using only the information submitted for consideration. Applicants who do not demonstrate sufficient possession of the Executive Core Qualification factors and document demonstrated experience, training, and/or education in support of the technical qualifications by answering all of the questions for this vacancy announcement, will be ineligible for further consideration. Applicants will be evaluated on their narrative responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and all of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). The narrative must demonstrate the necessary level of skills, specialized knowledge, and technical competence that would indicate success at this level and must include clear and concise examples that emphasize the applicant's level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity. Please refer to the reference guide indicated in the link below to ensure the proper procedures for submission are followed. For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at SES RECRUITMENT/ECQ
To preview questions please click here.


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. EEO Policy Statement Veteran's preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service. 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:

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. If you are a current, retired or former Federal employee, please submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify your status, ( this includes DOE employees).

 3. If you are a graduate of an SES CDP, please submit a copy of your certification for non-competitive eligibility. 

4. 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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Tania Burkley
Phone: 202-586-7657
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: Tania.burkley@hq.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, S.W.
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. Applicants who meet the mandatory ECQs and MTQs will be evaluated by a panel of senior executives. Failure to meet all qualifications automatically disqualifies an applicant. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. Persons tentatively selected for appointment to SES positions must have their ECQs approved by OPM Eligibility for this position will be based upon a clear showing that the applicant has experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry out assignments of the position.

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Job Announcement Number:

13-EE-00394-TB

Control Number:

337785900