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Job Title:  General Engineer, GS-801-13/14
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Department of Energy
Job Announcement Number:  HQ-13-CAT-01-LM-43

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$81,823.00 to $125,695.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 to Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Full -Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Denver, CO, USView Map
Grand Junction, CO, USView Map



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. 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 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Legacy Management (LM) is to manage the Department's post-closure responsibilities for the long term care of legacy liabilities of former uranium processing and nuclear weapons production sites following completion of the environmental management cleanup effort. The Office of Site Operations (OSO) is responsible for implementing long-term surveillance and maintenance (LTS&M) at sites transferred to LM to ensure sustainable protection of human health and the environment.


LM also has control and custody for legacy land, structures, and facilities and is responsible for maintaining them at levels suitable for their long-term use. OSO manages the maintenance and disposition of real and personal property under the control of LM, including beneficial reuse plans and transfer to communities or other organizations. OSO is also responsible for the implementation of an integrated Safety Management Program for LM to ensure safe and healthy work conditions for all LM employees and its contractors/subcontractors and visitors. One (1) vacancy is available for this position. The incumbent will be selected to work in Denver, CO or Grand Junction, CO.


  • Relocation expenses maybe authorized.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation is required


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The incumbent serves as an expert Safety Engineer and as the Occupational Safety and Health Manager for LM and is responsible for evaluating design, operations, and maintenance safety features for the operation, maintenance and long term surveillance and monitoring of highly sensitive closed nuclear facilities and for safety and occupational health issues for those facilities.  Provide safety program management, technical oversight and expertise in the fields of industrial safety and hygiene, occupational safety, construction safety, radiation protection, fire safety, accident/incident investigation and reporting, occurrence reporting, employee safety complaints, and emergency preparedness. Formulates and executes LM policy, programs and priorities for assuring safe and healthful working conditions at LM sites. Issues directives, regulations, and manuals concerning safety and worker health program operations.  Investigate accidents or other safety incidents and review accident reports to determine specific causes and the nature of injuries or damage to property to assure proper reporting and corrective actions.  Conducts safety meetings with LM employees, contractors, subcontractors to provide or reinforce training in safe work methods and accidental prevention techniques such as the use of protective equipment, clothing, defensive driving, etc.


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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 in safety and occupational health concepts, principles, and practices and environment, safety and health (ES&H) management systems sufficient to review, analyze and provide consultation to senior management officials on the regulatory aspects of occupational safety and health programs.

Degree: professional engineering. 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.


Please fax all supporting documents in accordance with the instructions provided under Required Documents in the "How to Apply" section. OR (If there is an educational requirement, please select one of the list of professional series definitions in the template options above) EDUCATION FROM FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements 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).

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date or within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: A Preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check. If selected for this vacancy, you may be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Financial Disclosure Statement).


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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The Department of Energy has a 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


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.


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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. CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES/REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: YOU MUST SUBMIT AN SF-50, NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION, DOCUMENTING PROOF OF COMPETITIVE STATUS, TENURE, GRADE LEVEL AND STEP. ALL NON-COMPETITIVE ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY (I.E., SF-50 DOCUMENTING THE FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL OF A POSITION HELD ON A PERMANENT BASIS). 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-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 4. Education: You must 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. 5. 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 6. 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. 7. If you are eligible for any Special Appointing Authority, you must submit the documentation supporting your eligibility. For additional information, visit DISABILITY RESOURCES 8. 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.


Baron Walden
Phone: 202-586-6425
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 202-586-6155
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


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