Director, Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security

Washington, D.C
Jul 04, 2022
Jul 11, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

As the Director, Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS) you will:
Direct and oversee the management of EHSS operations in the pursuit of continuous improvement in the environmental, health, safety, and security posture of DOE. Advises DOE elements and senior Departmental leadership on all matters related to environment, health, safety and security across the complex. Provide corporate leadership and strategic approaches for protecting DOE's workers, the public, the environment and national security assets by:
  • Developing corporate policies and standards
  • Providing guidance on implementation of requirements, and
  • Sharing operating experience, lessons learned, and best practices.
Direct and manage EHSS to promote communication and to assist Headquarters and field elements with interpretation and integration of health, safety, environment, and security policies into operations. Serve as corporate advocate for Department health, safety, environment, and security programs and initiatives, including Integrated Safety Management, Integrated Safeguards and Security Management, Environmental Management Systems, Voluntary Protection Program, and the Federal Technical Capabilities Program. Report on the status of the Department's health, safety, environmental, and security programs and the status of Departmental Leadership. Serve as the appointing Official for Accident Investigation Boards.

As requested by the Secretary, concurs in the final decision to startup, restart, or shutdown facility
operations. Serves as the Department's senior official in accordance with for strengthening Federal environmental, energy and transportation management in accordance with Executive Order 13423.
Promote open communication between the Department offices that develop and implement health,
safety, environmental and security policy and guidance and independent evaluators who examine the
performance and effectiveness of those policies within the Department. Maintain balance and
objectivity in recommending policy and performance improvements for the benefit of the Department.

Represent DOE on the Joint Coordinating Committee for Radiation Effects Research (JCCRER), a
bilateral Government committee representing agencies from the United States and the Russian
Federation. Oversee the functions of the Department's Chief Medical Officer responsible for the conduct of thorough outreach and research keeping fully abreast of emerging national and international developments in public and occupational medical issues; and serves as subject matter expert for Occupational Medicine to support DOE's worker safety and health programs; and for Occupational Medicine to support DOE's nuclear security programs.


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.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: You must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

DRUG TESTING: 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.

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.

MOBILITY: A mobility agreement may be required based on mission needs.

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 .


Resume-Based Resume: Applicants must show possession of the ECQs and any technical qualifications via resume. Your resume presented will reflect that you possess the ECQs and give a synopsis of your accomplishments. The application process used to recruit for this position is the RESUME BASED method. Although applicants cannot address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) separately, evidence of each must be clearly demonstrated in the five (5) page resume and throughout the rest of the application package to include the MTQ narrative (required as an attachment to the application).

A sample 5-page executive level resume documenting ECQs can be viewed at this link

Executive Core Qualifications (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.

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. For additional information on ECQs, please review the detailed information provided by OPM at the following link: Executive Core Qualifications .

Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): A supplemental narrative must be uploaded and attached to your application 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. Failure to submit a narrative statement addressing each of the MTQs may cause your application to be deemed incomplete and not be considered.

MTQ 1:
Demonstrated executive level experience leading and managing a diverse, inclusive, and broad technical and professional program/organization with responsibility for health, safety, environment, and/or safeguards and security.

MTQ 2:
Demonstrated executive level experience effectively representing an organization with broad scope and areas of responsibility related to environment, health, safety, and/or safeguards and security. This must include a demonstrated ability to communicate technical and complex matters, orally and in writing to Congress, senior leaders, regulators, elected officials, private industry, international partners, the public, and other interested stakeholders.

MTQ 3:
Demonstrated executive-level experience implementing and/or developing policies, regulations, standards, and other requirements or guidance related to health, safety, environment, and/or safeguard and security.

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:

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.