Job Overview


Come join the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, one of the top five Best Places to Work in the Federal Government ( in 2011!

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Board) is an independent agency in the executive branch chartered with the responsibility of providing recommendations and advice to the President and the Secretary of Energy regarding public health and safety issues at Department of Energy (DOE) defense nuclear facilities.  The Board reviews and evaluates the content and implementation of health and safety standards, as well as other requirements, relating to the design, construction, operation, and decommissioning of DOE’s defense nuclear facilities to ensure that these activities are carried out in a manner that protects the public, workers, and the environment. 

As General Manager, you will serve as the Chief Operating Officer and will be responsible for planning, directing, and evaluating the Board’s executive and administrative operations in support of its health and safety mission.  As a senior member of the Board’s executive staff, you will contribute directly to the formulation and implementation of the Board’s strategic plan and the broad policies governing its diverse programs.  In addition, the General Manager directly supervises the Deputy General Manager and three OGM divisions (Human Resources, Acquisition and Finance, and Information Technology and Security) and serves as the Board’s Director of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

Applicants who are members of the Senior Executive Service will retain their current rate of basic pay, if higher than $165,300, if selected for the position.

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• Manages the Board’s strategic planning efforts.  In conjunction with the Board and other senior managers, develops, publishes, and regularly assesses the Board’s short-term and long-term strategic goals and objectives.

• Provides executive leadership in planning, implementing, and managing the Board’s financial and administrative programs.  Monitors and evaluates each program’s effectiveness to ensure accountable, results-oriented quality services.  Directly manages and supervises OGM operations that include, but are not limited to:  human resources; acquisition and procurement; physical, personal, and document security; facilities and equipment; IT security and services; and, records/knowledge management.  Advises the Board and top agency officials on administrative policies, regulations, practices, and their effect on the Board’s operations. 

• Serves as the Board’s senior advisor and primary interface with Members of Congress and other high-level Federal officials having legislative, policy, and regulatory authority over the Board and its programs.  Responds to formal inquiries addressed to the Board from Members of Congress.  As required, participates in drafting official agency proposals for legislation, Congressional testimony, responses to correspondence from OMB, GAO, or other Federal audit entity.  Recommends new or revised legislation, apportionment of agency resources among the Board’s programs, and the most effective organizational structure for accomplishing the agency’s mission.

• Serves as the Board’s Privacy Officer and has primary responsibility for privacy and data protection policy for the Board.  Maintains responsibility for the overall development and maintenance of privacy policies, procedures, and guidance essential to the effective and efficient implementation of these activities.  Ensures Board compliance with Open Government Initiative.

• Oversees the Board’s public affairs activities such as responding to inquiries and requests for information from Congress, the media, Government agencies, and the public.  Ensures activities promote public awareness of the Board’s mission and function.  Establishes and maintains constructive dialogue between the Board and key interest groups such as the Congress, other Federal agencies, and the public. 

• Serves as the Board’s EEO Director; provides guidance and assistance to agency officials in EEO matters and manages the planning and execution of the program.