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Job Title:General Engineer

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:DOE-HQ-FE-13-00103-CR

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, June 28, 2013 to Tuesday, July 02, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0801-14/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All U.S. Citizens

This position is also advertised to status candidates as a Merit Promotion announcement, vacancy #: DOE-HQ-FE-13-00103-MP.

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the Office of Fossil Energy is to ensure that we can continue to rely on clean, affordable energy from our traditional fuel resources.  Fossil fuels supply 85% of the nation’s energy, and we are working on such priority projects as pollution-free coal plants, more productive oil and gas fields, and the continuing readiness of federal emergency oil stockpiles. 

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy is seeking a motivated and highly-qualified candidate for an exciting full-time permanent position located in the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal's Office of Clean Energy Systems, Division of Carbon Capture and Storage Research in Washington, DC.

 A successful candidate for this position will: 

  • Serve as Headquarters Program Manager for the Carbon Capture Program.
  • Solve technical issues and support critical research needs associated with the development of technologies for the removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil-based energy plants.
  • Over-see the development of advanced post-combustion and pre-combustion capture, and compression technologies. 
  • Have delegated authority on program decisions to include the content of program plans, key activities budget formulation, external and internal outreach strategy, program guidance and formulation with the field office's Technology Manager.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program
  • Relocation may be paid.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.

DUTIES:

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As the Headquarters Program Manager for Carbon Capture, you will:   

  • Oversee and direct the development of advanced post-combustion and pre-combustion capture, and compression technologies. 
  • Assess where areas of change or modification need to be made to enhance the program.
  • Prepare budget allocations and proposals and articulate and defend rationale for budget priorities.
  • Identify trends and forecast direction in carbon capture technologies, markets, externalities, and in competing technologies for clean energy systems.  
  • Coordinate responses to sensitive information requests. 
  • Map approach, provides situation analyses, and identifies changing parameters for input into the strategic planning and thinking process. 
  • Coordinate Research, Development, & Demonstration (RD&D) in clean energy systems with other elements of DOE headquarters, field organizations, and outside organizations.
  •  Provide contacts and avenues for fostering external cooperation in RD&D for program and field managers within the responsible program area.  
  • Provide recommendations and representation to higher level management in areas for which the program is responsible.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

GS-14: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13) in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as:

  • Leading research and development projects/programs related to technologies for the removal of carbon dioxide from fossil-based plants prior to compression, transportation and storage in suitable, geological formations, as part of the post- and pre-combustion capture and storage process.

GS-15: A qualified candidate’s online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-14) in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is defined as:

  • Developing new and/or experimental technologies for the removal of carbon dioxide from fossil-based plants;
  • Developing parameters for a program such as goals and milestones, monitoring and analyzing program progress, and recommending program changes or modifications based on analysis; and
  • Developing, defending, and negotiating and implementing a budget for research and development programs.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

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. Knowledge of program management policies, principles, regulations, practices, procedures, and reporting requirements.
  2. Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, techniques, processes, and procedures related to carbon capture systems.
  3. Knowledge of post-combustion, pre-combustion, and compression technologies.
  4. Knowledge of Federal budget processes.
  5. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

In addition to the above knowledge, skills, and abilities applicants for the GS-15 level MUST demonstrate:

    6.  Ability to provide direction, oversight, coordination, and execution of research and development programs.

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


A professional engineering degree is required.
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.
OR
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.

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:  

  • 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 (only if this position has a financial disclosure requirement), you may be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Financial Disclosure Statement) prior to your appointment to this position. For additional information and to obtain the form, please visit the Office of Government Ethics.
  • THIS POSITION IS IN THE BARGAINING UNIT COVERED UNDER NTEU
  • Status and non-status applicants from outside DOE selected for this position are required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period.  A DOE career status employee selected for this position may be required to serve a new one (1) year probationary period, pursuant to 5 CFR 315.802.
  • ALL supplemental documentation MUST be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Applicants MUST meet ALL eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

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

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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.


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BENEFITS:

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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.

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • 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.


HOW TO APPLY:

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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 #DOE-HQ-FE-13-00103-MP. 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.

 NEED HELP?

  • 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 USAJOBS3.0@opm.gov.
  • 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.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

NiCole Powell
Phone: 202-287-5252
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: nicole.powell@hq.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
20585
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in USAJOBS. You can review your status in USAJOBS at any time. You may also elect to receive status updates via e-mail by changing the notification settings in your USAJOBS profile. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.

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Job Announcement Number:

DOE-HQ-FE-13-00103-CR

Control Number:

346558600