The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. EIA collects, analyzes and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. To learn more, please visit eia.gov.Learn more about this agency
The Deputy Administrator works closely with the Administrator to determine priorities and plans for future program requirements, such as the energy information needs of key stakeholders and other agency customers, allocate resources, and oversee activities conducted by multi-disciplinary program offices led by EIA Assistant Administrators. These offices are comprised of professional statisticians, economists, operations research analysts, and engineers.
The Deputy oversees both programmatic and administrative activities and is specifically tasked with: (1) providing strategic direction in support of agency goals and objectives, (2) ensuring integration and coordination of agency initiatives within and outside the agency, (3) ensuring the quality of energy-related statistical and analytical products, and (4) representing the agency on energy information issues and administrative matters as the spokesperson for the Administrator.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required at approximately 10%.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens.
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation is required.
- New appointees must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period.
- Random drug testing may be required.
- Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report required.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a "Q" security clearance
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.
QualificationsApplicants 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 (if required) and MTQs, 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 (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) 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 MTQs 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: Experience in leading a major governmental or equivalent private sector energy program that has led to an understanding of rapidly evolving information technology needed to execute a data collection, analysis and dissemination mission. Experience should include most of the following: oversight and program evaluation, strategic planning/direction, priority setting to achieve mission goals/objectives, and/or resource allocation.
MTQ #2: Experience that has led to the ability to lead a technical organization or department composed of multi-disciplinary offices led by subordinate executives and staffed by a broad range of technical, professional personnel, such as those in statistical, economic, mathematical, or engineering fields.
MTQ #3:Experience in representing and advocating for a diverse energy program relevant to a varied customer base such as Congressional, Federal and private sector policy-makers, financial market decision-makers, academics, international organizations, foreign governments and the general public.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): 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.
HINTS FOR SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTING YOUR
You are strongly encouraged to read the entire vacancy announcement and comply with the application procedures. Failure to submit all of the required information will result in an incomplete application and you may be marked ineligible for this vacancy. Please allow yourself sufficient time to completely answer the online application questions and review your application before you submit it. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BEFORE 11:59 PM EST OF THE CLOSING DATE. AFTER THAT TIME, THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL CLOSE AND YOU WILL NO LONGER HAVE ACCESS TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION.
Once you have submitted your on-line application, you will see a screen stating that your application has been successfully transmitted. If you do not see these words, you have not successfully completed your application. If you would like a receipt, you may print this transmittal screen. Please submit your application on line at the DOE Jobs On Line website (click the link or type https://jobsonline.doe.gov in your Internet browser. If applying on line poses a hardship, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact the Human Resources Office to request assistance. You should speak to the Human Resources Specialist listed on the announcement prior to the closing date of the announcement between (7:30 AM - 3:30 PM EST) and request assistance with the on-line submission. We recommend you do not wait until the last day of the vacancy announcement.
1. SF-50(s) (for current or former Government employees - INCLUDING CURRENT DOE EMPLOYEES). Please ensure that the SF-50 you submit includes your highest grade and step (do not send an award SF-50) and your tenure.
2. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must submit a copy of your Certificate of Expected Separation or similar document, or specific Reduction-In-Force notice, as well as a copy of your last (non-award) SF-50.
3. Special Appointing Authority documentation (if applicable):
a. You must submit any documentation that has been provided to you as proof of your eligibility under a Special Appointing Authority.
b. For questions about which documentation is required for a specific authority, please contact the human resources office at the number listed on this announcement. For more information about which documents you should submit, visit the "Frequently Asked Questions" section under "Benefits and Other Information".
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Applicants with a disability, who need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, are asked to contact the HR Specialist. The decision to grant reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
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.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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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Background checks and security clearance
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). If the position has an education requirement, please submit a copy of your transcripts to verify your eligibility. 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.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
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.
Agency contact information
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20585
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.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government 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.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/490148500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.