You must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement. All qualified candidates must have 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 which equips the candidate with the ability to analyze electricity infrastructure, markets, business models, wholesale power trading relationships and advanced grid modernization technology in order to make recommendations on public policy, program priorities and research investment priorities. Such experience has equipped the candidate with knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to successfully perform the duties of the position. (PROVIDING SUCH EVIDENCE WHEN APPLYING IS YOUR Responsibility). Your online resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs/competencies) (NOTE: applicants need not prepare a written response to these KSAs/competencies, unless asked in the online application).
EDUCATION: For the General Engineer and the Nuclear Engineer positions in this occupational series GS-800 require A professional engineering degree. 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 (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.
EDUCATION FROM FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may by 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: A Preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of Energy. The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to three weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Security Office.
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 must be able to obtain and maintain 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.
Status and Non-Status applicants from outside DOE selected for this position are required to serve a mandatory one (1) year trial period. A DOE status employee selected for this position may be required to serve a new (1) year trial period also.
If selected for this vacancy, you are required to file the OGE Form 450 (Financial Disclosure Statement).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be rated by the system using Category Rating. A quality review will be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The quality categories are defined as Best Qualified - Meet the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying knowledge, skill, and ability in the critical competencies for this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity. Well Qualified - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies for this position. Qualified - Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies required for this position. Within each category, veteran preference eligibles will be listed at the top of the category. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.
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