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    The mission of the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is to provide the overall programmatic and technical oversight, policy, management, and strategic direction necessary for a balanced program of technology planning, research, development, testing, analysis, evaluation, and communication that will increase the competitiveness and augment the adoption of solar energy technologies. The portfolio includes both photovoltaic and concentrated solar power technologies. The Office reports to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power (DAS-RP) and provides significant contributions to the goals of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).

    The SETO Deputy Director is responsible, along with the SETO Director, for the Secretary of Energy's SunShot Initiative to make solar energy cost competitive with fossil fuels by 2020 on an unsubsidized basis. The SETO Deputy Director assists the Director in liaising with other components of the Department of Energy involved in solar energy, including the Office of Science, ARPA-E, and the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA). The Deputy Director is also highly involved in and responsible for EERE interactions with offices of the White House including Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), and the Domestic Policy Council (DPC). The Deputy Director represents the Department to solar industry associations, Congressional staff, and other outside stakeholders.

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    The Deputy Director will assist the Office Director in overall management, formulation and execution of policies and programs in the SETO to include the guidance, direction and the development of the technical and administrative staff.

    The incumbent identifies and interprets legislative requirements for the SETO and manages the implementing activities that satisfy these needs. Oversees the development and implementation of solar energy technology transfer plans; there view, evaluation, and modification of technology transfer performance; and coordinates with the Federal Energy Management Program(FEMP), to demonstrate these technologies at DOE sites and Federal facilities.

    Works in partnership with the U.S. industry, academia, and National Laboratories to advance the technology, market, and policy needs to create and maintain a robust industry for the development of solar energy technology. Oversee the administration of assigned programs within the framework of agency policies, mission objectives, and time and funding limitations.

    The Deputy provides technical and programmatic considerations for analysis and support of planning and policy development. Provides policy and analytical support to the SETO Director and other senior management. Evaluates the effectiveness of, Federal, State and other policies and incentives for the market transformation of solar energy technologies.

    Directs analyses and reviews reports to ensure conformance of program execution within established DAS-RP policies. Develops funding and guidance issued to field organizations and other recipients.

    Oversees the development and implementation of multi-year program plans and annual operating plans. The incumbent manages the application of assigned resources and develops the annual program budget requirements. Approves and manages the use and distribution of funds, and provides interpretive guidance to research by performing organizations.

    The Deputy maintains close contact and sensitivity to the technology base and decision­ makers of U.S. industry to keep abreast of their accomplishments, capabilities, trends, and needs. Serves as the focal point for governmental cognizance of the state of the U.S. industrial base with respect to solar energy technology.

    Interacts with other Federal agencies to coordinate policies and procedures that promote R&D of solar energy technology that enable the production of solar energy industrial products.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel of at least 25% or greater may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens.

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