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Job Title:Assistant Director, Risk Management and Enterprise Compliance

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:LPO-13-401-1-TB

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$105,211.00 to $160,165.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, April 16, 2013 to Thursday, May 16, 2013




Full-Time - Permanent




1 vacancy - Washington, DC, USView Map


Applications will be accepted from All U.S. Citizens



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 DOE Loan Programs Office is seeking a highly-qualified candidate for a full-time permanent position in the Risk Management Division (LP-40) in Washington, D.C. The mission of the Loan Programs Office is to administer the federal loan and loan guarantee programs as authorized under Title XVII or the Energy Policy Act and under Section 136 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. LP-40 has three branches: Credit Origination, Credit Review, and Enterprise Compliance.   The incumbent will use superior risk management policy and assessment skills to direct the development and implementation of processes, systems, and procedures for evaluating the risk profile of LPO programs and project transactions. 

This is an Excepted Service position.  This appointment will not confer Competitive Service career-conditional or career tenure status.  This means that if you are selected, you would have to compete with other applicants in open competition to meet requirement for another federal position, unless you meet the requirements for reinstatement.  DOE employees who voluntarily convert from the competitive service, Senior Executive Service, or other pay systems to a non-time limited appointment under this excepted service authority are not afforded "fallback rights" to the pay system previously assigned prior to conversion.



  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background Security Investigation and DOE 'Q' clearance is required.
  • This employee participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Must complete 1-year trial period.
  • May be subject to completion of one year supervisory probationary period.
  • This position is not in the Bargaining unit covered under NTEU.


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If selected for this position, you will:

  • Serve as the primary expert on risk management and compliance for LPO programs and project transactions.
  • Establish risk management policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate agenda meetings, and present risk mitigation finance and technical options for project loan transactions to the Credit, Policy, and Risk Committees, and the DOE Credit Review Board. 
  • Prepare briefings on difficult, unique, and potentially controversial risk management matters involving LPO projects for senior DOE officials, including the Secretary and Deputy Secretary.
  • Supervise the work scope and performance of a significant number of federal and contractor employees performing risk management and compliance activities. 


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You must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement. 

All qualified candidates must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the EJ-III pay band or GS-13 grade level in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is any experience that equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  Experience may have been gained in Federal or Non-Federal service work such as performing financial risk management functions as required of large scale energy technology projects.   Your application and resume must demonstrate that you possess the following KSAs.  You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative document, rather include a written response in the notes section of your electronic resume describing how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below.  (PROVIDING SUCH EVIDENCE WHEN APPLYING IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY). 



1. Evaluating the risks associated with large scale transactions.

2. Working on large corporate or project finance transactions performing risk evaluations, due diligence, closure negotiations, or portfolio credit reviews.

3. Participation on multi-disciplinary work groups as required to establish, integrate, and track project performance risk requirements and mitigation measures for loan agreements. 

EDUCATION: Although a degree is not required, your educational background may be considered during the interview process of your overall qualifications for this position.  Please fax all supporting documents in accordance with the instructions provided under Required Documents in the "How to Apply" section.  Desirable education: A Masters of Business Administration (MBA) or an advanced finance degree.  Please note that the desirable education is not a requirement for applying for this position.  EDUCATION FROM 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.  for special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, visit the U.S. Department of Education website.  (PROVIDING SUCH EVIDENCE WHEN APPLYING IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY).

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: A Preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of Energy.  Current Federal employees or certain other individuals who have an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Security Office.

  • If selected for this vacancy, you may be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Financial Disclosure Statement).
  • As part of the security clearance and background investigation you will be required to undergo random drug testing. 


Your application will be rated by the system using Category Rating.  A quality review will be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) 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. 

The quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified".  Within each category, veteran preference eligibles will be listed at the top of the category.  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 broad range of benefits and work life life programs that you may be eligible for depending on your type of appointment. For more information on benefits DOE has to offer
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Some travel may be required. 


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 using the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER and respond to the job specific questions. The Department of Energy Headquarters ONLY accepts resumes that were submitted via the system from the USAJOBS Resume Builder. Applicants who do not use the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER will not be able to successfully complete the application process and submit their application. To begin the application process click the "Apply Online" button within the announcement to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account and follow the on screen instructions to build your resume using the USAJOBS Resume BUILDER and respond to the job specific questions.
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) or you can also contact USAJOBS by clicking the "CONTACT US" link found on the USAJOBS website or you can contact via email Monster Government Solutions (MGS) at or call MGS at 1-866-656-6861 ( select option 1). Emailed or Faxed copies sent by any form other than stated in this announcement will not be accepted.
3.) Submit all required documents by 11:59p.m. EST on the closing date of the announcement in order to receive consideration.




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. 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 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.



Tania Burkley
Phone: 202-586-7657
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave
Washington , DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


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