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Job Title:  Interdisciplinary: General Engineer (Leader)/Physical Scientist (Leader)
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Department of Energy
Job Announcement Number:  DOE-NETL-13-MP-031

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$96,690.00 to $128,128.00 / Per Year
Monday, July 15, 2013 to Sunday, July 28, 2013
This is a full-time position. - This is a permanent position.
1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Albany, OR, USView Map
Pittsburgh, PA, USView Map
Morgantown, WV, USView Map

Current NETL Federal Career/Career-Conditional Employees


The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) government owned and operated national research laboratory that produces technological solutions to America’s energy challenges. For more than 100 years, the laboratory has focused on developing tools and processes to provide clean, reliable, and affordable energy to the American people.  NETL has three research facilities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Morgantown, West Virginia, and Albany, Oregon. 

The incumbent of this position serves as team leader for the Analysis Team within the Strategic Energy Analysis and Planning (SEAP) Division.  SEAP performs analysis of complex energy and environmental issues and their interactions. Studies use an interdisciplinary approach based on well-established methods and computational tools. SEAP collects data and performs assessments of the current situation, near-term trends (out to 2030), and long-term issues (through 2050) within the energy-economic systems of the United States and the world that may impact energy production and use.


  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.


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As a General Engineer (Leader) or Physical Scientist (Leader), you will:

  • Coach and mentor team members
  • Assist in the development of annual analysis plans for the team
  • Manage work relationships with site support contractors
  • Prepare reports and maintain records of work accomplishments
  • Coordinate the preparation, presentation and communication of  information to management.
  • Display facility with market analysis, economic trends, environmental trends and forecasts, and socio-political trends and policy
  • Identify and develop new initiatives to advance fossil energy and energy-related technologies
  • Contribute to the preparation of technical articles for publication in journals or for presentation at conferences.


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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 includes experience in all of the following:

  • Experience performing systems, market, and economic analysis identifying opportunities for and barriers to the commercialization of NETL technologies.
  • Experience performing systems modeling, process simulating, and cost estimating in support of policy analysis.
  • Experience planning, organizing, and preparing reports, papers, and oral presentations in support of knowledge transfer.


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.

  • Knowledge of physical science and engineering concepts, principles, and practices, as applied to state-of-the-art and advanced fossil energy conversion technologies for power generation, fuels production and environmental control.
  • Knowledge of the energy-economic system of the United States, comprehensive in nature and sufficient to inform decisions on issues such as fossil energy resource use, environmental and energy security policies, research and development in energy technology and national energy plans and programs.
  • Ability to design, plan, coordinate and implement an integrated technology policy planning process and execute multiple and diverse programs and projects spanning a broad spectrum of energy and energy-related technologies.
  • Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, complex technical and/or economic problems in a clear and concise manner to individuals or groups with institutional interests.
  • Ability to provide technical advice and guidance and perform a range of routine        administrative duties to ensure accomplishment of team goals and objectives.

Time-in-Grade:  Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.  Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet TIG requirements with one year of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. Reinstatement eligible candidates that have held a GS (or equivalent) position within the preceding 52 weeks are subject to TIG restrictions per 5 CFR 300.603.

Those applicants who do not meet the minimum qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement will be determined to be "not qualified".

EDUCATION: Education requirements can be viewed at OPM's website—Professional Engineering; General Physical Sciences.

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.


  • This position is included in the bargaining unit.
  • If selected for this vacancy, you may be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Financial Disclosure Statement).


We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements.

If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses 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.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.


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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 applicable): Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and grade. Education may not be applicable for some jobs at higher grade levels. Please see the Education section for more information.  A college transcript is not required if the applicant is currently classified in an engineering or scientific series and provides a most recent SF-50 as described in next bullet.
  • Current/former Federal employees: Most recent Standard Form (SF) 50. To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show: position title and type, occupational series, grade, and tenure. This is a blank sample SF-50 and should not be submitted with your application!


Donna Isaac
Phone: 412-386-5822
Fax: 412-386-7846
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
P.O. Box 10940
Pittsburgh, PA
Fax: 412-386-7846


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