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Job Title:Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:DOE-ES-EIA-13-1234-TB

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 to Monday, October 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0340-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington DC Metro Area, DC

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from all US Citizens. 

JOB SUMMARY:

DOE's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the U.S. through scientific and technological innovation and the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. With DOE you'll have the flexibility and freedom to explore a world of possibilities through a wealth of exciting and challenging career opportunities. By joining DOE, you can hone your career skills while helping to secure the U.S. future and make a real difference in the lives of Americans and people around the world. To learn more about the DOE, please visit our website at the following link DOE.

This position is for the Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, Assistant Administrator for Energy Statistics (OES), Energy Information Administration (EIA).  The incumbent interacts with the Administrator, Deputy Administrator, Assistant Administrator for Energy Statistics, and other Departmental officers who require data collection and statistical integration related services, in order to determine priorities, plan for responding to data requests, and allocate and manage resources and program activities among several informal teams of employees directed by the Office Director.  The incumbent ensures the effective and efficient functioning of the Office in meeting its goals and objectives.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Position may involve some travel.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • New appointees must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret.
  • Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure required.

DUTIES:

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The Director provides leadership and direction to the analysis, development, and implementation of survey, sampling, and other collection systems and techniques as part of EIA’s comprehensive energy supply and demand data collection program.   Responsibilities include the following:

  • Provides overall strategic planning, direction, and management for the Office’s programs.
  • Directs the formulation, defense, administration, and evaluation of resources (funding, staffing, information, contracts) necessary to conduct the Office’s activities; makes resource allocation decisions among competing needs of the Office’s activities and teams.
  • Directs the development of sampling and survey methodologies including sample selection, data editing, imputation, estimation, validation, continuity, and error measurement to ensure statistical rigor and consistency in EIA’s comprehensive energy supply and demand data collection program.
  • Directs reviews of data operations to ensure compliance with applicable specifications, agreements, and laws in the use of information gathered in EIA’s comprehensive energy data supply and demand data collection program in order to protect contributor’s commercial and other interests.
  • Oversees the establishment and revision of EIA Standards in support of EIA and government-wide Information Quality Guidelines.
  • Coordinates outreach with the statistical community including management of American Statistical Association Committee on Energy Statistics.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants are required to submit a narrative statement for each of the five mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). Please give a complete and detailed answer for each mandatory qualification. Eligibility for this position will be based upon a clear showing that the applicant has experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry out assignments of the position. Do not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. Applications directing the reviewer to search within the application or to "See Resume" are considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Failure to submit a narrative statement or address any of the mandatory ECQs and/or MTQs is also considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the ECQs but must address all mandatory MTQs. Failure by non-Senior Executive Service members to address each of the required Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's) statements will result in disqualification of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you possess these qualifications. Please provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and level of contacts. All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the relevance of their experience, education, training, self-development, honors, awards, and outside activities. 
All applicants must respond to the following MTQ's which represent the experience needed to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. You will be given the opportunity to address these MTQs later in the online application process.
MTQ 1. Experience directing statistical programs that (1) assess data needs relevant to supporting analysis of relevant, reliable and timely information 2)oversee the development of survey instruments designed to collect such data in ways that are insightful, efficient, and statistically valid; 3) oversee the design, development and deployment of the same survey instruments with subject matter and information technology experts, 4) explore and assess alternative data sources including various forms of administrative data, web-based crowd-sources data, and others, and 5) statistical expertise in the assessment of performance of survey instruments and other data collections using survey and mathematical statistical methods.
MTQ 2. Experience recruiting, leading, managing and training a diverse, highly educated, interdisciplinary technical staff.
MTQ 3. Experience in managing the analysis, development, and implementation of survey, sampling and data collection systems and projects to provide new capabilities and enhance ongoing operations to complete projects within time and budget constraints and contract resources are managed appropriately.
MTQ 4. Current knowledge of statistics and its application to the development of data through survey and other data collection and assessment approaches, including familiarity with current data management technologies.
    
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's): Additional information regarding the following five ECQ's listed below is available on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM's) Web site at SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE You will be given the opportunity to address these ECQs later in the online application process.
 ECQ 1. LEADING CHANGE: Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals and establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2. LEADING PEOPLE: Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals and provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
ECQ 3. RESULTS DRIVEN: Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations, and make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
ECQ 4. BUSINESS ACUMEN: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5. BUILDING COALITIONS: Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive core qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment. 
Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12):A selectee's appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.


You are not required to submit education-related documents for this position.  However, you may submit a copy of your transcript(s), a separate course listing, or a course listing in the appropriate job specific question showing the type of information that appears on transcript(s) such as course title, department, hours earned (semester or quarter), and grade. If you have completed any part of your education outside of the U.S, you must submit the evaluation of your foreign education that has been prepared by an accredited organization.  The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) can provide a list of who can evaluate your foreign education.  For additional information, visit DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: This is a career position in the SES. Unless the selectee is a member of the SES with career status or has successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program, certified by the Office of Personnel Management, his/her managerial qualifications must be approved by OPM before appointment can be effected.  If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to the U.S. Department of Energy mandatory requirements and will be required to file a public financial disclosure report within 30 days of entry on duty. As a condition of appointment to this position, you will be subject to pre-employment/pre-appointment testing for illegal drug use under the U.S. Department of Energy Employee Drug Plan.  If you are selected you will be provided information regarding drug testing. Failure to undergo testing or positive findings resulting from the test will eliminate you from further consideration for this position. If selected for and appointed to this position you will be subject to random drug testing while employed. New appointees must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated and ranked using only the information submitted for consideration. Applicants who do not demonstrate sufficient possession of the Executive Core Qualification factors and document demonstrated experience, training, and/or education in support of the technical qualifications by answering all of the questions for this vacancy announcement, will be ineligible for further consideration. Applicants will be evaluated on their narrative responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and all of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). The narrative must demonstrate the necessary level of skills, specialized knowledge, and technical competence that would indicate success at this level and must include clear and concise examples that emphasize the applicant's level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity. Please give a complete and detailed answer and do not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. Failure to adequately respond will result in an incomplete application, and you will not receive further consideration. Please refer to the reference guide indicated in the link below to ensure the proper procedures for submission are followed. For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at SES RECRUITMENT/ECQ
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BENEFITS:

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The Department of Energy has a broad range of benefits and work life programs that you may be eligible for depending on your type of appointment. For more information on benefits DOE has to offer please visit: DOE BENEFITS

OTHER INFORMATION:

Male applicants born after 12/31/1959, who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, must be registered (or must have registered at the time they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment. For more information, visit the SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM web site. EEO Policy Statement Veteran's preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service. The U.S. Department of Energy is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

HOW TO APPLY:

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1. Submit an online resume using the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER or upload your resume and respond to the job specific questions. To begin the application process click the Apply Online button within the announcement to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing  USAJOBS account and follow the on screen instructions to build your resume using the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER or to upload your resume and respond to the job specific questions 2. If you are having difficulties applying online, call the Human Resources Specialist listed in the announcement between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). 3. Submit all required documents by 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date of the announcement in order to receive consideration.  

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION WHICH INCLUDES YOUR RESUME, YOUR RESPONSES TO ALL ONLINE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS, AND ALL REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.
1. If you are a graduate of an SES CDP, certified by OPM, please submit a copy of your certification for non-competitive eligibility. You must meet all  technical qualifications.
2. Education:  You may submit education-related documents for this position.  You may submit a copy of your transcript(s), a separate course listing, or a course listing in the appropriate job specific question showing the type of information that appears on transcript(s)such as course title, department, hours earned (semester or quarter), and grade.
3. If you have completed any part of your education outside of the U.S., you must submit the evaluation of your foreign education that has been prepared by an accredited organization. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), NACES, can provide a list of who can evaluate your foreign education. For additional information, visit DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
4. If you are a current, retired, or former Federal employee, please submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. 
HOW TO SUBMIT ALL SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS:  The documentation identified above must be attached to your application using one of the following actions: 1. "Upload" to upload documents directly from your computer 2. "USAJOBS" to upload documents stored in your "USAJOBS" accounts 3.  "Fax" to generate a fax cover sheet and fax the documents (system generated cover sheet must be used). Applicants will be prompted at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to add their required documents. Please review and follow the instructions listed to successfully submit your documents.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Tania Burkley
Phone: 202-586-7657
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: tania.burkley@hq.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave
Washington , DC
20585
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check your application status any time after the announcement closes. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to the system to drive status updates notification for applicants. We recommend that you update your USAJOBS profile to receive these status updates via email after the announcement closes. We will continue to update your status on-line as changes are made. Applicants who meet the mandatory ECQs and MTQs will be evaluated by a panel of senior executives. Failure to meet all qualifications automatically disqualifies an applicant. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. Persons tentatively selected for appointment to SES positions must have their ECQs approved by OPM, if applicable.  Eligibility for this position will be based upon a clear showing that the applicant has experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry out assignments of the position.

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Job Announcement Number:

DOE-ES-EIA-13-1234-TB

Control Number:

352379200