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Job Title:  Supervisory Energy Technology Program Specialist
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Department of Energy
Job Announcement Number:  EEGO-13-CR-112-DW-00418

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

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$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 to Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Full-Time - Permanent
few vacancies in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map

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This position is located in the Office of the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office (WIP), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The mission of WIP is to promote the rapid adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies by a wide range of customers and stakeholders, including states, communities, institutions, companies and private citizens.  WIP's responsibilities include the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), State Energy Program (SEP), Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG), and Tribal Energy Program (TEP).

This position is located in the Office of the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The mission of the Office of the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program (WIP) is to promote the rapid adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies by a wide range of customers and stakeholders, including states, communities, institutions, companies and private citizens.  WIP's responsibilities include the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), State Energy Program (SEP), Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG), Tribal Energy Program (TEP).  The execution of WAP, SEP, and EECBG are conducted in partnership with the Project Management Center (PMC) located in the Golden Field Office and the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL).  The Office reports to the WIP Program Director.


  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program
  • Relocation expenses may be paid.
  • One year supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • Some overnight travel required.


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  • The SEP Manager develops and executes the vision, goals and objectives for WIP’s energy efficiency and renewable energy agenda with state government entities in coordination with the WIP Program Director, the WAP, EECBG and P&TA Managers, and other EERE programs to create and execute an integrated strategic plan, in alignment with WIP and EERE goals and objectives, that advances deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
  • The SEP Manager has an active partnership role with state government entities in the development of deployment policy-related energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies to advance the Department and EERE’s objectives.
  • Leads the annual development, issuance and execution of awards made through SEP Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) The SEP FOAs comprise a platform of formula and competitive awards with the 50 states, District of Columbia and five U.S. Territories to support energy efficiency and renewable energy policy and program development and implementation across the country and to test new strategies and develop policy best practices that can be replicated to take these technologies to market scale.
  • Responsibility to provide leadership, strategic direction, and executive program management for the program with the guidance of the WIP Program Director, including operations planning and management, program management, policy direction and all other roles associated with the position.
  •  Supervises a staff of over 20 federal employees and contractors located at headquarters and other duty stations to develop, implement, and evaluate SEP programs, policies and initiatives that spur adoption of   energy efficiency and renewable energy to scale to transform the market for these technologies, ensuring the program meets its established performance metrics.
  • Manages for results, applying advanced techniques required for planning, coordinating, and executing projects that continuously improve the quality, content and delivery of SEP programs and technical assistance. Responsibilities include performing risk management analysis on the functioning of SEP and realigning work activities, staff and teams as needed to provide greater accountability, delegate responsibility appropriately, and achieve overall targets for the Program. 
  • Identifies and interprets the legislated requirements for SEP, manages the implementing activities that satisfy these needs, and provides technical and programmatic considerations for analysis and support of planning and policy development. These responsibilities include identifying projects, policies, trends, legislation, supply and demand issues, research and development capabilities, and other deployment barriers and opportunities, and developing remedies to overcome these barriers.
  • Expands and strengthens partnerships with national and regional organizations representing key decision-makers to improve the pace of efficiency and clean energy project implementation and adoption.
  • Collaborates with and supports the Assistant Secretary's Office, the Office of General Counsel, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of Policy and International Affairs, Office of Public Affairs, Office of Business Administration, EERE deployment programs and other offices to achieve approved objectives. The incumbent collaborates directly with EERE senior management to track grantee progress against established goals and schedules, resolve problems, capture success stories, and ensure grantees meet the goals of the Program. 


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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:

Demonstrated experience with a broad range of state, local, and regional, energy efficiency and renewable energy policies and programs. (e.g., clean energy state and local lead-by-example programs, energy efficiency resource standards, disclosure policies, etc.) in terms of  their implementation and evaluation for the purposes of developing and advising the development of new energy efficiency and renewable programs and policies. Examples of this experience could include experience in the development of resource standards, demand-side management programs, distributed generation policies and programs, state and local energy planning, collaborative processes.  


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. Extensive knowledge of advanced concepts, principles, and practices of energy efficiency and renewable energy systems and technologies and related research and development, demonstration, and deployment initiatives.

2. Knowledge of government finance practices for energy efficiency and renewable energy across Federal, State and Local government.

3. Innovative knowledge and skill in program/project management techniques to serve as supervisor or manager of complex technological and field development programs.

4. Ability to apply experience and judgment to solve a variety of highly complex technical problems.

5. Knowledge of the Federal budget process, procedures, and requirements concerning the formulation, justification, and execution of program budgets.

6. Skill in written and oral communication to direct technology area activities, present professional papers, prepare reports and respond to congressional inquiries.

  • Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.
  • CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.
  • You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

For this position education cannot be substituted for experience. or



Please review the OPM page for information on qualifications: 301 series



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.



  • 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.


Donna Wachter
Phone: 720-356-1807
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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