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Job Title:Group Lead for Performance Assurance

Agency:Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Job Announcement Number:14-011

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SALARY RANGE:

$120,749.00 to $167,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, June 20, 2014 to Monday, August 11, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0801-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All qualified citizens of the US

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Top Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Board) is an independent agency in the executive branch chartered with the responsibility of providing recommendations and advice to the President and the Secretary of Energy regarding public health and safety issues at Department of Energy (DOE) defense nuclear facilities.  The Board reviews and evaluates the content and implementation of health and safety standards, as well as other requirements, relating to the design, construction, operation, and decommissioning of DOE’s defense nuclear facilities to ensure that these activities are carried out in a manner that protects the public, workers, and the environment.

As Group Lead for Performance Assurance, you will assist the Technical Director in developing and monitoring internal controls to ensure the technical staff conducts effective and timely reviews and assessments of the safety of DOE’s defense nuclear facilities.  You will advise the Technical Director regarding resource planning and utilization; manage technical staff training programs; measure the effectiveness, quality, and timeliness of technical staff operations; and coordinate technical staff input into the agency’s required reports and policy documents, including the agency Budget Requests to Congress.  In addition, you will provide expert technical advice and guidance to the Technical Director and Board Members on complex issues related to nuclear safety at DOE’s defense nuclear facilities.  You also will be responsible for supervising and managing the technical staff assigned to your program area.

Applicants who are members of the Senior Executive Service will retain their current rate of basic pay, if higher than $167,000, if selected for the position.

For additional information about the Board, visit our web site at www.dnfsb.gov.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Approximately 15%. Travel may be as frequent as once a month to various DOE locations throughout the U.S.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • Yes
  • Allowable relocation expenses will be paid.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
  • Pre-employment drug testing is required.
  • Must complete 1-year probationary period, if not previously completed.
  • Allowable relocation expenses will be paid.

DUTIES:

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Develop and implement internal controls and associated procedures to ensure effective and timely operations within the Board’s technical staff.  Establish programs for revising and updating internal controls and training the technical staff on the controls.

 

Produce, update, and manage a comprehensive work plan for the technical staff.  Assess resource allocation and utilization within the technical staff and implement resource planning tools.  Advise the Technical Director and Deputy Technical Director regarding resource planning and utilization.

 

Manage the technical staff training programs to include knowledge management.  Assess resource and training needs and assist the Technical Director and Deputy Technical Director in fulfilling resource and training requirements.  Develop, implement, and maintain training programs for the technical staff.

 

Analyze staff activities and devise internal metrics to measure the effectiveness, quality and timeliness of technical staff operations.  Assist the Technical Director, Deputy Technical Director, and technical Group Leads to establish and maintain a standard set of external metrics related to the safety of operations at DOE’s defense nuclear facilities.

 

Coordinate technical staff input to the agency’s required reports and policy documents to include the Board’s Strategic Plan, Budget Request to the Congress, Annual Performance Plan, and Annual Performance Report.  Establish and maintain programs to ensure annual performance goals applicable to the technical staff are met or exceeded.

 

Provide expert technical advice and guidance to the Technical Director, Deputy Technical Director, and Board members on complex technical issues related to nuclear safety at DOE’s defense nuclear facilities.  Advise the Technical Director and Board members regarding internal controls and performance issues associated with the efforts of the technical staff.

 

Serve as the technical staff’s primary point of contact for interactions with the Government Accountability Office and the Board’s Inspector General.  As requested, represent the Technical Director or serve as technical spokesperson in interactions with senior officials in Federal, state, and local governments; members of Congress and congressional committees; special interest groups; and individuals.

 

Plan and conduct special studies as assigned by the Technical Director and Board members.

Maintain systems to monitor, control, and evaluate the technical work managed.  Ensure technical project teams meet assignment objectives and deadlines.  Communicate organizational goals and objectives and develop staff through assignments, training, and personal leadership.

Perform peer review of work products of colleagues, consultants, contractors and others.  Serve as primary or secondary author of Board technical issue papers or papers for public release.

 

Directly supervise the technical staff assigned to the program area.  Evaluate performance.  Recommend promotions, assignments, awards and training.  Advise and counsel employees on work-related issues, complaints, and the need for training.  Included is the responsibility for applying the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) in hiring practices, training, employee development, and utilization of employee skills, and so forth.  Take action to adhere to the official EEO policy of the Board.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show you possess the five mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and mandatory Technical Qualifications listed below.  Please provide this information in the order the elements are presented.

 

Executive Core Qualifications:  All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs.  Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and the results of your actions.  You must address each ECQ separately.  Additional information on the development of ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/.

 

You are required to respond to each of the ECQs.  If you fail to do so, you will be rated as “ineligible.”  The narrative statement for your EQCs should not exceed 10 total pages and should be prepared in at least 11-point font.

 

ECQ 1—Leading Change:  This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

 

ECQ 2—Leading People:  This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

 

ECQ 3—Results Driven:  This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

 

ECQ 4—Business Acumen:  This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

 

ECQ 5—Building Coalitions:  This core qualification involves the 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.

 

Applicants already serving in SES career appointments, eligible for reinstatement to the SES, or who have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program may omit the Executive Core Qualifications.  However, they must provide the following additional documentation as part of their application:

 

·       Applicants in a career SES position or those eligible for reinstatement to a career SES position must include a copy of Standard Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting their SES career appointment.

·       Graduates of OPM-approved Candidate Development Programs must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification.

 

Technical Qualifications:  All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments to satisfy the Technical Qualifications listed below.  You must address each Technical Qualification separately.  The narrative statement for your Technical Qualifications should not exceed two (2) pages for each qualification (a total of 8 pages) and should be prepared in at least 11-point font.

 

You are required to respond to each of the Technical Qualifications.  If you fail to do so, you will be rated as “ineligible.”

 

a.    Expert technical knowledge and broad experience in several engineering disciplines.

 

b.   Expert knowledge and broad experience in developing and implementing a comprehensive work plan for technical personnel; tools for resource planning; training and knowledge management programs; and metrics for the effectiveness, quality, and timeliness of technical staff operations. 

 

c.    Experience and skill in the management and supervision of senior scientific and engineering personnel.

 

 

 

 


 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applicants will be screened for basic eligibility according to the mandatory ECQs and mandatory Technical Qualifications, and will be rated and ranked by a panel using only the information submitted in their application package.  Failure to document demonstrated experience, training, and education in support of the mandatory ECQ’s and mandatory Technical Qualifications will adversely affect your chances for further consideration.  The best qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official.  If a selection is made, the selecting official will base the selection on the information submitted in the application package and possibly a personal interview.  If the selectee is a competitive applicant, the selectee’s ECQs must be certified by an OPM Qualification Review Board before an appointment can be made.


BENEFITS:

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The following web address is provided as a reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees:  http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/enrollment/new_employees.asp. 



OTHER INFORMATION:

Veterans’ preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.

 

Prior to appointment, applicants are required to undergo screening for illegal drug use.  After, employment, individuals are subject to random drug testing.

 

This is a Career Reserved position in the SES.  As a condition of employment, the individual selected will be required to enter the SES, if not already a member, and have his or her ECQs approved by an OPM Qualifications Review Board.  New career appointees to the SES will be required to serve a 1-year probationary period.  Upon completing the required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

 

The selectee must file an Executive Branch Personnel Disclosure Report, SF 278, upon entering the position and each year thereafter.

 

Security/Suitability.  The selectee will occupy a Critical Sensitive position requiring a background investigation leading to the granting of a “Q” level security clearance.  Applicants are required to obtain and maintain a “Q” level security clearance. 

 

Some travel is required.

 

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law, as a condition of employment.

 

The Board does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

 

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.  Please notify us if you require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process.  The decision to grant reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.



HOW TO APPLY:

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RESUMES MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE Monday, August 11, 2014.  E-mail your resume to jobs@dnfsb.gov.

 

E-mailed resumes must be received before midnight eastern time on Monday, August 11, 2014, to be considered.  You may also personally deliver your resume to:  Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Division of Human Resources, 625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004.  Mailed or personally delivered resumes must be received by 5:00 pm on Monday, August 11, 2014.  We do not accept resumes by fax nor do we subscribe to an on-line application process.  Resumes and all other materials mailed using Government postage will not be considered.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1.    A resume or any other written format you choose to describe your qualifications.  Applicants typically provide the following information in their resume:

·        Job Announcement number (14-011)

·        Full name, e-mail and mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers

·        Educational information including the name, city, and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type of any degree received.  Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  For more information, you may refer to the following U.S. Department of Education website:  http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

·        Information about your paid and non-paid work experience related to this position including:  job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary

·        Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments

 

2.    Mandatory ECQ Statement:  A narrative statement, not to exceed 10 pages, specifically addressing each of the individual ECQs.  In lieu of the narrative statement, current and former career SES members must provide a Standard Form 50 showing their current SES status or reinstatement eligibility to the SES.  SES Candidate Development Program graduates must submit a copy of their ECQ certification.

 

3.    Mandatory Technical Qualifications:  A narrative statement specifically addressing each mandatory Technical Qualification.  The statement should not exceed two pages per Technical Qualification.

 

4.    A copy of your most recent performance appraisal or equivalent.

 

Candidates who do not submit completed application packages will be eliminated from consideration.

All materials submitted with your resume become the property of the U.S. Government and will not be returned.

 

NOTE:  If you are a current career member of the SES, or are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have completed an SES Candidate Development Program and obtained OPM Qualifications Review Board certification, you can apply competitively and noncompetitively.  You must submit an application for each option that meets the following requirements:

 

  • To be considered competitively, you must submit your resume, written statements addressing the ECQs and technical qualifications, and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal or equivalent.
  • To be considered noncompetitively, you must submit a copy of your SF 50 documenting SES status, a written statement addressing the technical qualifications, and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal or equivalent.  You do not need to submit a written statement addressing the ECQs.

 

DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.  Extraneous materials such as award certificates will not be considered.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Deborah Biscieglia
Phone: (202)694-7041
Email: DEBBIEB@DNFSB.GOV
Agency Information:
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC
20004

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Applicants will be notified about the status of their application.

 

After all application packages have been received, we will review your application to ensure you meet minimum qualification requirements.  We will evaluate each applicant who meets minimum qualifications on the information provided and may interview the best qualified applicants.  After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation.

 


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Job Announcement Number:

14-011

Control Number:

373235900