Applicants are required to submit a narrative statement for each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). Failure to submit a narrative statement addressing all of the MTQs is considered incomplete and will not be considered. All candidates must meet the mandatory technical qualification identified below. Your application must demonstrate that you possess these qualifications. (MTQ):
MTQ 1 - Professional knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering and related scientific disciplines required to connect basic and applied r~search, and develop and demonstrate advanced technologies to help the U.S. realize near-zero emission power production; increase demand-and production-side efficiencies; enhance proven, unconventional, new and renewable energy sources and modernize our Nation's energy infrastructure.
MTQ 2 - Professional knowledge of the principles and practices of management and related disciplines to manage and direct complex operations of the Laboratory and effectively integrate the Laboratory's sites into a cohesive organization with a common mission focused to meet the needs of its customers including introducing and encourage novel and advanced management techniques for quality improvements and productive safe operations.
MTQ 3 – Broad knowledge and experience in dealing with private industries that are the prime users and owners of fossil (primarily) coal-based power and fuels generation and delivery technologies in the United States; a thorough the understanding of product development processes, cycles, systems, components, business practices, and decision-making factors; and a thorough understanding of the Federal Government's business practices in conducting RD&D, and the role it plays in helping to shape the Nation's energy policies.
MTQ 4 – Demonstrated ability to provide technical and managerial leadership in planning, managing and implementing the types of RD&D activities associated with NETL's programs, including facilitating partnerships with and among DOE organizations including other National Laboratories; and RD&D pa1tnerships among industrial, academic, State, and other non-DOE federal R&D institutions.
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. Please note that you are required to address all of the ECQ's. 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.
For Engineer, GS-0801: 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. For Physical Scientist, GS-1301: PHYSICAL SCIENTIST: I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE with courses equivalent to a major in PHYSICAL SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, OR MATHEMATICS that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science. EDUCATION FROM FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States (PROVIDING SUCH EVIDENCE WHEN APPLYING IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY).
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 will be evaluated on their narrative responses 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. Applicants who do not demonstrate sufficient possession of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications 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.
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