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Job Title:Director, Office of Facilities Management

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:DOE-EJ-14-NE30-001-KMW

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$105,211.00 to $160,165.00 / Per Year


Thursday, January 09, 2014 to Monday, February 10, 2014




Full-Time - Permanent


1 vacancy - Germantown, MD View Map


Open to all U.S. Citizens 


Q - Sensitive




About the Agency

The mission of the Office of Electricity and Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) is to leanational efforts to modernize the electric grid; increase grid capacity and reliability; improve
rgy infrastructure; deter, mitigate, or neutralize potential attacks against the energy
infrastructure; and lead Federal efforts to recover from disruptions in the energy infrastructure,
regardless of the cause of the disruption. This Office reports to the Under Secretary for Science
and Energy.
The primary mission of the Office of Nuclear Energy is to advance nuclear power as a resource capable of meeting the Nation's energy, environmental, and national security needs by resolving technical, cost, safety, proliferation resistance, and security barriers through research, development, and demonstration as appropriate.  
This is an Excepted Service position.  This appointment will not confer competitive service career-conditional or career tenure status.  This means that if you are selected, you would have to compete with other applicants in open competition to meet requirement for another federal position, unless you meet the requirements for reinstatement.  DOE employees who voluntarily convert from the competitive service, Senior Executive Service, or other pay systems to a non-time limited appointment under this excepted service authority are not afforded "fallback rights" to the pay system previously assigned prior to conversion.  


  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background Security Investigation and DOE 'Q' clearance is required.
  • Subject to one year trial period.
  • This position is not in the Bargaining unit covered under NTEU.
  • Position may involve some travel.
  • This position is subject to testing for illegal drug use.


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 The incumbent will manage the design, construction, and operation of NE nuclear and non-nuclear facilities and infrastructure consistent with DOE policies and practices with emphasis on safe, environmentally acceptable, and efficient operations. The incumbent will implement policies and strategies that ensure safe and effective operation of NE facilities to support NE program requirements and the needs of other users of NE facilities. The incumbent will coordinate with the appropriate Departmental elements  to establish operational policies, requirements and schedules, and to determine long-range operating capabilities for NE-owned facilities and infrastructure. The incumbent will oversee the preparation of long- and short-range operations, project, program, and business plans.  The incumbent will manage safeguards and security activities at all NE sites, including Idaho National Laboratory, to ensure compliance with Departmental rules, regulations, and guidelines.  The incumbent will manage NE’s Continuity of Operations and oversees emergency management activities at NE sites to ensure compliance with Departmental rules, regulations, and guidelines.   The incumbent will oversee the formulation and defense of program budgets and related resource requests for Secretarial, Office of Management and Budget, and Congressional reviews and the execution of the budget including staff usage in accordance with approved allocations.  


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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).

Ability to identify priorities, goals,
targets, roles, and develop a
network of public-private
partnerships to support grid
modernization efforts.

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).


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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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.

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 and respond to the job specific questions. The Department of Energy Headquarters ONLY accepts resumes that were submitted via the system from the USAJOBS Resume Builder. Applicants who do not use the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER will not be able to successfully complete the application process and submit their application. 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 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 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 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.
3.) Submit all required documents by 11:59p.m. EST on the closing date of the announcement in order to receive consideration.


1. Veterans: If you are eligible for veteran's preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming. All veterans MUST submit a DD-214, member 4 copy. If claiming 10-point preference you must also submit a SF-15 and any other proof that you are eligible for 10-point preference. If you are currently on active duty, you must submit an official statement of service from your command or other official documentation that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. You can find additional information on veteran's preference at VET GUIDE
2. Education: All applicants (including Department of Energy current employees), may submit a copy of your official or unofficial 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) can provide a list of who can evaluate your foreign education. For additional information, visit DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION  4.  Optional Form (OF-306) Declaration of Federal employment:  The information collected on this form is used to determine your acceptability for Federal employment and your enrollment status in the Government's Life Insurance program.  If you are selected, before you are appointed you will be asked to update your responses on this form and on other materials submitted during the application process and then to recertify that your answers are true. Complete the form, print, sign and follow the instructions at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to submit this form with your other required documents.
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 documents.  Please review and follow the instructions listed to successfully submit your documents.  Even if you have uploaded required documents to USAJOBS for previous announcements you must separately attach your documents for this announcement per the on screen instructions in order for them to successfully be submitted for this announcement.


Kimberly MatthewsWilliams
Phone: 202-586-9844
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave. SW
Room 4E-084
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.

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