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Job Title:  Director, Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Department of Energy
Job Announcement Number:  DOE-ES-14-FE-1126KMW

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$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year
Monday, December 23, 2013 to Monday, January 27, 2014
Full-Time - Permanent
1 vacancy - District of Columbia, DC   View Map
Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens.
Q - Sensitive


About the Agency

This position is located in the Office of Fossil Energy (FE), in the U.S. Department of Energy.  Fossil Energy's primary mission is to ensure the nation can continue to rely on traditional resources for clean, affordable energy while enhancing environmental protection.  Fossil fuels supply 85% of the nation's energy, and FE is working on such priority projects as pollution-free coal plants, environmentally responsible oil and gas development, and the continuing readiness of federal emergency oil stockpiles.  To learn more about FE please visit the website


  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation 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 "Q" clearances


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The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) is seeking a motivated and highly-qualified candidate for an exciting full-time permanent position as Director for the Office of Oil and Natural Gas, Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply in Washington, D.C.  The Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply provides oversight and guidance for international and regulatory oil and gas activities.   The incumbent in this position reports to the Deputy assistant Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Oil and Natural Gas and serves as Office Director responsible for leading, implementing, and developing international and regulatory oil and gas activities.  As Office Director, the incumbent provides oversight and guidance for two divisions, the Division of International Oil and Natural Gas Activities and the Division of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities.  Serves as the lead and focal point for international activities related to the natural gas and petroleum.  Coordinates activities with foreign governments and international organizations including development of agreements related to natural gas and oil and facilitates the unique government-to-government activities involving U.S. oil and gas interests in response to the Administration's policy and/or defined needs.  Coordinates with multinational and international organizations on issues of regulation and finance in natural gas and oil.  Develops policy and regulations for importation and exportation of natural gas (consistent with legislative requirements in Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act of 1938).  Interfaces with the State Department, DOE's Office of Policy and International Affairs, and foreign governments regarding U.S. natural gas and petroleum policy.  Produces statistics and analyses on North American and international natural gas and petroleum trade.  Assess the effect international trade legislation and treaties have on natural gas and petroleum imports/exports.  Oversees the Division regulatory responsibleility for applications to import or export natural gas including Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), pursuant to the Natural Gas Act.  Determines whether evidentiary hearings are appropriate; conducts and otherwise participates in any evidentiary hearings; issues procedural and other orders; and analyzes the records developed at evidentiary hearings.  Oversees Supervises the Division Director, who division the drafting ofs decisions and orders on import and export applications for the Assistant Secretary's determination, and where delegated the authority, issues such decisions and orders.  Plans and prepares budget allocations and proposals for international and regulatory activities, articulates rationale for budget priorities, and leads and negotiates the defense of the Administration's budget within program areas of responsibilities.  Provides the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) with proposed program strategy and budget.


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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 all of the mandatory ECQs and/or MTQs, (if required) 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 a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the ECQs but must address all MTQs.  All non-Senior Executive Service members who do not 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. Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ):  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:  Knowledge of energy policies and statutes related to domestic and international oil and natural gas supply and demand. 
MTQ 2:  Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with international energy officials, senior level government officials, functional and program managers, technical subject matters experts, key customers, stakeholders, industry and state representatives, in order to articulate program issues, analysis, and/or recommendation for management's position concerning such issues.
MTQ 3: Knowledge of natural gas laws, legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines and the applicability of these to the management of a natural gas import/export regulatory program.
MTQ 4:  Ability to provide oversight and guidance on the impact of the import and export of natural gas.
MTQ 5:  Ability to lead, manage, plan, evaluate, and coordinate work activities of an office/organization comprised of government and/or contractor personnel.
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.


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 (ECQ) 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 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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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.


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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 upload your resume and respond to the job specific questions. 2.) If you are unable to apply online, call the Human Resources Specialist listed in the announcement between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or you can also contact USAJOBS by clicking the "CONTACT US" link found on the USAJOBS website. Emailed or Faxed copies sent by any form other than stated in this announcement will not be accepted.


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. (See "How To Submit ALL Supplemental Documents" section for more info). 1). If you are a graduate of an SES CDP, please submit a copy of your certification for non-competitive eligibility. 2). Education: You MUST 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.


Kimberly MatthewsWilliams
Phone: 202-586-9844
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


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 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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