Deputy Director of Contracts and Awards

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 20, 2022
Closes
May 24, 2022
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As the Deputy Director of Contracts and Awards you will oversee the Contracts and Awards Division, which is the senior acquisition Procurement Official for the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations performing cradle-to-grave financial assistance and contract services for clean energy demonstration projects. Duties include:
  • Provide the full range of procurement and financial assistance agreement services.
  • Oversee and direct subordinate organizations under the purview of the organization. Oversee the full range of operational functions to support Departmental efforts in soliciting, reviewing, selecting, negotiating, awarding, administering and closing out financial assistance agreements (e.g., grants, cooperative agreements) in support of national clean energy efforts.
  • Direct organizational activities and frames strategic plans based on broad organizational assessments and evaluations of long-term organizational objectives. Set all internal control standards for effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity and assesses all organizational policy, program, and project viability.
  • Oversee and direct the internal organization, staffing, policies, and personnel authorities required; determine the financial and personnel resources needed to achieve mission objectives and support mission operations; identify the need for major organizational improvements, develop the requisite plans, and direct implementing actions.
  • Provide technical and administrative supervision over subordinate organizations; promote the efficient management of Division resources and assets; and assure the effective management of Division programs, activities and resources by developing, implementing, and monitoring DOE-wide policies and systems for the full range of Division programs.
  • Provide leadership in dealing with high level officials within and outside Federal Government, State and local government, and in representing the organization to Congress, other departments and agencies, industry leaders, and senior executive advisory panels.
  • Lead Department efforts to strengthen energy sector security and resilience against current and emerging threats and to enhance response and recovery including shared situational awareness.
  • Perform special complex and ambiguous assignments as requested by senior OCED leadership.
  • Promote Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and ensure full implementation of the Diversity, EEO and Affirmative Employment Program Plan.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: This is a career position in the SES. Unless the selectee is already a member of the SES with career status or has successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program certified by OPM, executive qualifications must be approved by OPM before the appointment can be effected. If you are selected, you will be responsible for working with a DOE Executive Consultant to finalize your ECQ narrative for OPM submission.

CITIZENSHIP: You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

HOMELAND SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE (HSPD-12): A selectee's appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.

PUBLIC FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT (OGE 278): If you are selected for this position, will be required to file this report prior to entry on duty in accordance with the Ethics of Government Act of 1978.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD: An individual's initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a one-year probationary period.

SELECTIVE SERVICE: All males born after December 31, 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

E-VERIFY: New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

Qualifications

Applicants 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 and/or MTQs, (if required) is also considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

If you are 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 you are not required to address the ECQs but you must address all MTQs.
If you are a non-SES employee or Non-Career SES employee, you must address each ECQ and MTQ. Failure to do so will result in the 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.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential, not technical expertise. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions. All applicants must submit a written narrative to address the ECQs. Your narrative must address each ECQ separately and should contain one or two examples per ECQ describing your experiences and accomplishments/results. The narrative should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken and the results of your actions. Applicants should not enter "Refer to Resume" to describe your experiences. Applications directing the reviewer to search within the application or to see the resume are considered incomplete and may not receive further consideration. The narrative must not exceed 10 pages.
There are five ECQs:

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.

Failure to submit a narrative statement addressing each of the ECQs may cause your application to be deemed incomplete and not be considered.

For additional information on ECQs, please review the detailed information provided by OPM at the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/ .

A sample 5-page executive level resume and ECQ narratives can be viewed at this link http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf

Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): A supplemental narrative must be submitted separately addressing each MTQ listed below. No more than one (1) page per MTQ is allowed; additional informational information will not be considered. MTQs must provide specific examples that address relevant experience and accomplishments. Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following MTQs:
  • MTQ #1: Demonstrated leadership, experience, and expertise in effectively managing a selection process for high-dollar value, complex, and diverse acquisition and financial assistance programs through the entirety of the lifecycle. This includes managing the review and approval of acquisition plans, solicitations, evaluations, selections, administration, and close out.
  • MTQ #2: Demonstrated leadership, experience, and expertise in effectively managing a range of acquisition tools (both FAR based and non-FAR based), such as contracts, financial assistance (grants, cooperative agreements), and/or other transactional authorities.
  • MTQ #3: Demonstrated leadership and experience overseeing private sector entities that have performed work under FAR and/or non-FAR based acquisition or financial assistance regulations.
Failure to submit a narrative statement addressing each of the MTQs may cause your application to be deemed incomplete and not be considered.

Education

There is no educational requirement for this position; however a background in grants, financial assistance, contracting, and business is a plus.

Additional information

COVID-19 VACCINATION: Executive Order (EO) 14043 requires Federal employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work), subject to such exceptions as required by law. At this time, EO 14043 is subject to a preliminary nationwide injunction. Although this injunction may ultimately be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action at this time to implement or enforce EO 14043's requirement that employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. However, as Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine, the selectee(s) for this position will be required to submit information about his/her vaccination status.
Providing a knowing and willful false statement on either DOE's COVID-19 Vaccination Form prior to starting or when providing proof of vaccination in DOE's vaccination tracking system once onboard is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment (18 U.S.C. 1001) and will result in termination from Federal service.

If selected, you may be expected to telework upon your appointment or you may be required to report to the duty station listed on this announcement, even if your home/temporary telework site is located outside the local commuting area. Your position may be eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the DOE Workplace Flexibilities policy.

The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Telework: For general information on government-wide Telework polices visit: www.telework.gov

OF-306: You may be required to complete an OF-306, "Declaration for Federal Employment" form used to (a) determine your suitability for Federal Employment and/or (b) in conducting an investigation to determine your suitability or ability to hold a security clearance.

Applications contain information subject to the Privacy Act (PL 93 579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.

Hiring incentives may be authorized in accordance with agency policy and if funding is available.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.