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Job Title:Interdisciplinary: General Engineer/Physical Scientist

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:DOE-HQ-HS-13-95-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 $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, September 20, 2013 to Friday, October 04, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0801-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

few vacancies in the following location:
Germantown, MD, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All U.S. Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is located in the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). HSS is responsible for managing the operations of major staff organizations in the pursuit of continuous improvement in the safety and security posture of the Department of Energy especially in protecting the National Security. The HSS is seeking talented professionals to strengthen their technical ranks and, hopefully, to become their future leaders. To learn more about HSS, visit their web site at http://www.hss.doe.gov.

THIS POSITION IS BEING ADVERTISED CONCURRENTLY WITH MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT # DOE-HQ-HS-13-95-MP.  YOU MUST APPLY TO THE VACANCY FOR WHICH YOU WISH TO RECEIVE CONSIDERATION.  APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR BOTH MUST APPLY TO BOTH.

This position is located in the Office of Document Reviews within the Office of Classification, of the Office of Health, Safety and Security. The Office of Classification develops and interprets Government-wide and Department-wide policies, procedures and guidance, performs document reviews, and conducts training to ensure the accurate identification of information and documents that must be classified or controlled under statute or Executive order to protect the National Security, and controlled unclassified Official Use Only information for the effective operation of the Government.

A successful candidate in this position will serve as an action officer providing senior-level technical expertise and guidance, oversight, and management for the programs of the Office of Document Reviews and is responsible for the review of documents that will be released to the public that (may) contain DOE classified information and/or Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information.  He/she will be required to conduct classification/declassification reviews and, as part of this activity, exercise derivative classification and declassification authority in broad technical areas.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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As a General Engineer or Physical Scientist, you will:

  • Serve as a senior action officer and evaluator of supporting contractor staff performance in document review tasks.
  • Serve as a senior advisor and recognized expert in DOE’s classification and declassification document review process including serving as the Department’s representative on senior technical working groups and interdisciplinary task forces. 
  • Conduct classification and declassification reviews of documents, across all DOE technical subject areas, excluding Naval Reactors, and review for unclassified controlled nuclear information, in accordance with regulatory guidance.
  • Oversee the activities of a support contractor staff that performs document reviews and develops reports.
  • Participates in special studies concerning DOE document classification/declassification procedures, practices and guidance.
  • Prepares position papers and guidance, develops data, and technical narrative information for response to inquiries from members of Congress, other government agencies, special interest groups, oversight groups, and the public. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
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 experience in engineering and/or physical science principles and concepts in order to provide expert advice, guidance, oversight, and management of classification/declassification reviews of documents.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. 
 
 

  1. Ability to apply classification guidance and conduct document classification reviews in accordance with applicable laws and regulations to protect Restricted Data (RD), Formerly Restricted Data (FRD), National Security Information (NSI), and Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information (UCNI). 
  2. Skill in developing procedural documents based on classification/declassification regulatory guidance.
  3. Skill in using classification methods and processes in technical forums, interagency meetings, workshops, national conferences, and meetings.
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.


GS-801 Basic Requirements: (A) Degree: professional engineering. OR (B) 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. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: (1) Professional registration - current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico; (2) Written test - evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners; (3) Specified academic courses - successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements; or (4) Related curriculum - successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

GS-1301 Basic Requirements: (A) Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. OR (B) Combination of education and experience - education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre- accredited institutions.
 
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.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY:
1. The incumbent will be required to travel approximately 2% of the time (1 week per year).
 
2. Eligible candidates for this position must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance. The duties and responsibilities of this position require that the incumbent have access to documents and/or material containing Secret Restricted Data which are related to sensitive issues. Therefore, the position demands the highest degree of public trust and requires that the incumbent possess a DOE "Q" Clearance.
 
This position has also been designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to testing for illegal drug use. The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass or refusal to take subsequent tests could result in non- selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.
  
THIS POSITION IS NOT IN THE BARGAINING UNIT COVERED UNDER NTEU.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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 résumé 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.


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.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration regulations. To learn more about this requirement, visit the Selective Service website's Who Must Register page.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete online 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 the application. Our application system displays a deadline 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 résumé. Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded résumés and require that you have a completed résumé within your USAJOBS profile using the Résumé Builder (click the link for more information).
  3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the Apply Now button.
  4. You must respond to all application assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
  5. You will then be asked to upload supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to): transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and other supporting documents.
  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 ARE NOT DONE YET! 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. Your USAJOBS status page may show a complete application even if you have not fully completed the final step of the application process.

If your résumé 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. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
 
 
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 Résumé Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3.0@opm.gov.
If you cannot apply online because of a disability, please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • ALL APPLICANTS: Résumé supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
  • All applicants: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and grade.  IF YOU ARE A CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEE AND ARE IN AN ENGINEERING OR PHYSICAL SCIENTIST SERIES, YOU CAN SUBMIT YOUR LATEST SF-50 IN LIEU OF TRANSCRIPTS.  Please see the Education section for more information.
  • Current/former Federal employees: Most recent Standard Form 50 (SF). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show series, grade, and position type occupied.
  • Displaced Federal employees: ICTAP/CTAP documentation.
  • 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:

Dena Richards
Phone: 202-834-5069
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: dena.richards@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-HS-13-95-CR

Control Number:

352072700