Chief of Staff

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 04, 2022
Closes
Jul 11, 2022
Function
Executive, Chief
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The Chief of Staff serves as a member of NNSA's executive leadership team and is a key policy formulator and decision-maker in NNSA's strategic planning and business decisions. He/she is the first point of contact within the Office of Administrator for NNSA's senior leadership team and works directly with NNSA headquarters and with field offices leadership.

As the Chief of Staff you will:

Advise and inform the Administrator and Principal Deputy Administrator on issues and needs of the workforce as they relate to or affect the NNSA mission, organization, and/or operations.

Provide leadership and direction in the planning, development, coordination, implementation, and administration of all administrative programs, including development of organizational NNSA practices and procedures relative to executing NNSA work, staffing, and workforce analysis and the administration of an NNSA-wide succession management program.

Provide expert advice on a wide variety of NNSA integration matters, as well as identifies, analyzes, and proposes solutions for enterprise-wide personnel, business and management issues and challenges. As directed by the Administrator or Principal Deputy Administrator, the incumbent may be assigned responsibility for specific internal management processes within the Office of the Administrator.

Proactively identify issues that could impact the successful execution of the Administrator's and/or Principal Deputy Administrator's commitments. Elevate those issues about which the Administrator and Principal Deputy Administrator should be aware and frames/positions ideas to resolve the problem/mitigate the risk. Focus on underlying goals of the parties working with the Administrator, understands their intentions, and creatively identifies alternative means of handling pressing issues.

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.

HOMELAND SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE (HSPD-12): A selectee's appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity. May be required to pass a pre-employment drug test, random testing after appointment.

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.

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 www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

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.

Qualifications

YOU MUST UPLOAD YOUR RESPONSES TO THE EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs) AND MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs).

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, candidates must possess specialized experience at a senior level which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties described above; including progressively responsible supervisory or managerial experience demonstrating the ability to manage people and resources.

Candidates must fully address all Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) in order to receive consideration. Your responses must demonstrate possession of these qualifications; typically acquired through education, experience, or training, and reflect progressive development and achievement in managing a comprehensive program and/or organization. Please provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibility, the scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and level of contacts. 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 receive further consideration. All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the relevance of their experience, education, training, self-development, honors, awards, and outside activities.

Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment; eligible for reinstatement into the SES; or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the ECQs; but MUST address all MTQs. Failure by a non-Senior Executive Service member to upload a narrative statement addressing each of the ECQs and MTQs will result in loss of consideration.

Executive
Core Qualifications (ECQs): A supplemental narrative must be uploaded and attached to your application addressing each ECQ listed below. 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. 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.

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 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:

MTQ 1: Describe your experience overseeing the efficient and timely coordination of major staff actions and events; ensuring that actions are consistent with overall command direction and resourcing capabilities.
MTQ 2: Describe your experience planning organizational management for short and long-term operations; reviewing plans for completeness and compliance within established parameters, policies, and procedures; and independently directing the initiation of planning as determined necessary for successful operation.
MTQ 3: Describe your experience reviewing staff and organization operations; determining the correctness and applicability of proposed actions; directing the staff to take necessary corrective steps or to make modifications to proposals out of compliance with policies or to provide improved results.

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 education requirement for this position and education cannot be substituted for experience.

Additional information

  • EEO/Diversity Policy and Privacy Act Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, parental status, or any other non-merit factors. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (PL 93-579, 5 USC 552a), and is used to determine qualifications for employment as authorized under 5 USC Sections 3302 and 3361.
  • Veteran's preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service (SES).
  • Covid-19 Vaccine: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. 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.
  • For general information on government-wide Telework polices visit: www.telework.gov
  • A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified applicant in accordance with Agency policy.


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