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Director of Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 11, 2022

As the Director of Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO) you will:
  • Manage and direct the development, implementation, and evaluation of a national program of advanced materials and manufacturing technology investigation (AMMT), development, demonstration, technical assistance, and dissemination.
  • Identify and integrate the scientific, engineering, and technical resources necessary to conduct a feasible and effective advanced materials and manufacturing technology research, development, and demonstration program.
  • Manage the transfer of new advanced materials and manufacturing technology to U.S. industries via public-private partnerships to which multiple parties contribute to the cycle of strategic input, technical concepts, funding and implementation of research and development projects, review, oversight, and feedback.
  • Provide industrial technologies, scientific, engineering, technical, and programmatic considerations for analysis and support of planning and policy development and provide policy and analytical support to senior management.
  • Manage the advanced materials and manufacturing technologies efforts performed by national research laboratories, universities, companies (for-profit and not-for non-profit), state/local governments, consortia and industry including critical peer review and feedback regarding technical and managerial objectives.
  • Direct analyses and reviews to ensure conformity of program execution within established policies and develop funding actions and program guidance to be issued to Field organizations and other recipients.
  • Identify and interpret legislative and regulatory requirements for advanced materials and manufacturing technologies and manages the implementation of activities that satisfy these needs.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of multi-year program plans and annual operating plans and manage the application of assigned resources to effectively achieve planned objectives.
  • Develop annual program budget requirements, approve, and manage the use and distribution of funds, and provide interpretive guidance to research performing organizations.
  • Interact with relevant DOE staff to identify those institutional or managerial requirements that may impact industrial technologies programmatic needs, identify the basic issues involved, and develop programmatic positions concerning these issues.
  • Integrate and coordinate activities of the AMMTO with activities of other EERE offices to meet national needs and program priorities.
  • Direct the development of responses to queries from DOE senior management, the White House, OMB, GAO, and Congressional committees and subcommittees to assigned technologies.
  • Serve as a focus for U.S. participation in matters related to the international industrial technology's community including cooperative agreements, exchange of technical information, conferences, workshops, and summit meetings.
  • Maintain 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, and be the focal point for governmental cognizance of the state of the U.S. industrial base with respect to advanced materials and industrial manufacturing technologies.
  • Manage a large multi-function staff. Apply and promote the EEO Program and Affirmative Action Plans; ensuring support for EEO and Affirmative Action policy is understood and followed by subordinates. In cooperation with other directors, supervisors, and team leaders, continuously seek ways to eliminate or reduce significant bottlenecks and barriers to production, promoting effective team relationships and improved business practices.


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 .


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: Experience directing a national, regional or corporate program of research, development, demonstration and/or deployment (RDD&D) related to energy efficiency technologies and advanced manufacturing processes.
  • MTQ 2: Expert knowledge in developing strategies for clean energy materials and manufacturing in the industrial sector, including significant experience working with the manufacturing industry.


There are no positive education requirements for this position.

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, 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.

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