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Job Title:  Project Manager
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Department of Energy
Job Announcement Number:  EEGO-13-CR-101-IT-00414

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$89,033.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year
Friday, April 12, 2013 to Friday, May 03, 2013
Full-Time - Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional)
1 vacancy - Washington, DC, US  View Map

All U.S. Citizens


The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) works in close partnership with U.S. industry, academia, and national laboratories, and its strategy balances an inclusive, technology-neutral approach with focused efforts in specific technical areas and applications. The FCTO supports activities to broadly advance the state of the art of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, including applied research common to various types of fuel cells and a wide range of applications. A key focus area is on transportation technologies with an emphasis on crosscutting R&D that can impact stationary, transportation, and portable power applications.

A successful candidate in this position will:

be responsible for a wide variety of highly complex hydrogen and fuel cell projects that are related to hydrogen and fuel cell safety, codes and standard, and recommends solutions to Office problems of an especially complex, difficult, or sensitive nature. 


  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program
  • Relocation is at your own expense


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As a Project Manager, you will:

  • Analyze the impact of new and proposed legislation, Executive Orders, other regulations, and new codes and standards on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. 
  • Interpret regulations, codes, and standards for the States, DOE, field offices, and other professional organizations with respect to implementation of comprehensive Office activities relating to the hydrogen and fuel cell initiatives required by various national program legislation or directives  Develops systems and procedures to effectively and efficiently meet statutory requirements and Departmental goals and objectives.   
  • Assist in the evaluation of hydrogen and fuel cell safety, codes and standards, such as materials compatibility, hydrogen embrittlement, and combustion/flame propagation
  • Prepare communications products, e.g., briefings and presentations, newsletters, and success story documents.  Leads activities related to the Hydrogen Safety Panel  
  • Provide input to the Office budget team to develop the budget request, reviews and monitors expenditures for assigned projects/programs, and reports to the supervisor on status of program performance against established goals and objectives. 
  • Oversee the coordination and interaction with other offices, and other Federal agencies, in particular the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration within the Department of Transportation as well as with public and private interest groups in implementing hydrogen and fuel cell technology projects. 
  • Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal relationship skills in dealing with sensitive, political issues and a range of stakeholders and special interest groups. 
  • Review and monitor expenditures for assigned projects/programs, and reports to the supervisor on status of program performance against established goals and objectives. 


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OPM qualifications standards 0301


A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate 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:

Technical and management experience implementing hydrogen and fuel cell safety, codes and standards activities


Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

  1. Mastery of advanced concepts, principles, and practices of safety, codes and standards related to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, including risk assessment modeling, materials compatibility, hydrogen embrittlement, and combustion/flame propagation, in order to recognize realistic opportunities for these technologies based on practical considerations and cost/benefit potentials.
  2. Extensive knowledge of the Energy Policy Act of 1992; National Energy Conservation Policy Act; Title IV, Part B of the Energy Conservation and Production Act; Energy Policy and Conservation Act; Energy Security Act; the Energy Policy Act of 2005; the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007; and the DOE Financial Assistance Regulations.
  3. Knowledge of project planning, analysis, and evaluation to serve as project manager
  4. Specific knowledge of hydrogen and fuel cell safety, codes and standards activities to conduct project and program reviews including the ability to initiate or terminate projects.
  5. Knowledge of Federal and departmental goals, policies, programs, projects, and efforts related to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
  6. Knowledge of domestic and international codes and standards related to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies to enable harmonization of these codes and standards.
  7. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups at all levels, both orally and in writing, and to help to draft and publish domestic and international codes and standards related to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies
  8. Ability to work with international colleagues to facilitate development and harmonization of hydrogen and fuel cell codes and standards and to represent the Office at meetings with these colleagues and at international conferences
  9. Ability to address challenging group dynamics with a variety of stakeholders and special interest groups when dealing with sensitive, political issues.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

For this position education cannot be substituted for experience.

EDUCATION: Are you using education to qualify?

You must provide documentation supporting your education claims. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: OGE Form 450 Financial Disclosure is selected


Your application will be rated by our application system using the Category Rating procedure. A quality review will then be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME). Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (if applicable to the job), and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and "Qualified". Veterans Preference eligibles will be listed at the top of whichever category your score places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.

If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.

To preview questions please click here.


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The Department of Energy offers comprehensive and competitive benefits. You may be eligible for some or all of the following:
  • Health, life, dental, vision, and long-term care insurance
  • Retirement program
  • Paid holiday, sick, and vacation time
  • Flexible work schedules and telework
  • Training and education opportunities
  • Transit benefit
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent)
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Worklife4You Resource
For more information on these benefits, see the USAJOBS Resource Center's Interactive Benefits Page.


  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
  • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period or a background investigation.
  • All males must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register.


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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.

Steps to submit a complete application:

  1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
  2. You must have a completed resume. (Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and require that you have a completed resume within your USAJOBS profile using the Resume Builder).
  3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the 'Apply Now' button.
  4. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
  5. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to) transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and verification of veteran status.
  6. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process. You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received.

If your resume does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

This vacancy is being concurrently advertised under Merit Promotion procedure as announcement # EEGO-13-MP-100-IT-00414. You must apply to the vacancy for which you wish to receive consideration. If you wish to be considered for this position under both DE and MP procedures, you must apply to both announcements.



  • If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours.
  • If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail
  • If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.


Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.

If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

  • ALL APPLICANTS: Resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
  • Applicants using education to qualify (if allowed): Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and grade. Education cannot be substituted for experience in some positions at higher grade levels. Please see the Education section for more information.
  • Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
  • Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.


Iris Tyacke
Phone: 720-356-1804
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


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