Director Building Technologies Office

Wallops Island, Virginia
Dec 01, 2022
Dec 08, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

Note: The position worksite must be in Continental U.S.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is looking for an energetic and motivated individual to lead their Building Technologies Office who will work closely in partnership with the U.S. building and building equipment industry to advance the technology, reduce development and operating costs, and maintain a competitive position in domestic and international markets for more energy efficient and cleaner buildings. As the Director Building Technologies Office you will:
  • Manage and direct the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of a national Building Technologies Office (BTO) involving RD&D, regulatory actions, and market transformation programs. Direct the formulation and integration of the scientific, market factor, engineering and technical requirements necessary to structure an effective and impactful building technologies program.
  • Provide technical and scientific leadership to the building and building equipment industry and to BTO. Work closely with U.S. industry, non-profit, advocacy groups, academia, and the National Laboratories to quickly identify technology, market and research needs required to create and grow a robust industry for the development, deployment, and adoption of energy efficient and renewable energy building technologies.
  • Identify and interpret legislative requirements for the BTO, and manage the implementing activities that satisfy these needs.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of building technologies transfer plans; the review, evaluation, and modification of technology transfer performance.
  • Prepare and justify integrated R&D budgets across multiple DOE offices, and execute budget decisions. Serve in a similar role for EERE initiatives and corporate crosscuts as necessary, on topics such as low-GWP refrigerants, etc.
  • Coordinate with other program areas to incorporate results of research projects, including renewable energy technologies, into the BTO. Coordinate with the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) to demonstrate these technologies at DOE sites and Federal facilities.
  • Manage the transfer of new technology to the building and building equipment technologies industries via public-private partnerships to which all parties contribute to the cycle of strategic input, technical concepts, funding for and participation in research and development projects, review, oversight, and feedback.
  • Direct building technology RD&D and analysis investments at the National Laboratories, with leadership responsibility for the production of high-quality, transformative research into critical building technology areas.
  • Direct Building Technologies Office's RD&D and analysis performed by DOE Field offices, national research laboratories, universities, and industry including critical peer review and feedback regarding technical and managerial objectives.
  • Direct analyses and reviews to ensure conformance of program execution within established EERE policies and develop funding and guidance issued to field organizations and other recipients.
  • Oversee the development of multi-year program plans, annual operating plans, Congressional budget requests, and guide strategic studies which influence and guide these plans. Develop annual program budget requirements, approve of and manage the use of appropriated funds, and interpretive guidance to all funded research.
  • Serve as a leader for U.S. participation in matters and activities related to the international building technologies community, and the building technologies aspects of the international energy efficiency and renewable energy community, including cooperative research and development, exchanges 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 organization of the state of the U.S. industrial base with respect to building and building equipment technologies.
  • Provide strong and effective workforce management, including skills identification, training, hiring and performance management for the BTO. Anticipate personnel requirements and put necessary mechanisms in place to ensure effective operations and succession planning. Manage the deployment of assigned staff and ensure that sufficient contract and full-time staff are available to complete program tasks at a high-performance level.
  • Provide expert technical and strategic input and respond to inquiries as needed to other U.S. government offices. Interface regularly with other U.S. government agencies to ensure consistency of approach, identify synergies and eliminate inefficiencies related to building technologies. Develop responses to queries from Congressional offices, subcommittees and committees.


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.

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: Technical knowledge, analytical skills, and demonstrated leadership experience in managing building technology research, development, demonstration and deployment (RDD&D) for advancing equitable building energy efficiency and decarbonization.

MTQ 2: Technical knowledge, analytical skills, and demonstrated leadership experience in market transformation for advancing equitable building energy efficiency and decarbonization, including utility-funded and other publicly-funded programs.

MTQ 3: Technical knowledge, analytical skills, and demonstrated leadership experience in interpreting, analyzing, and advancing federal, state, and local policy and legislation for equitable building energy efficiency and decarbonization.


There is no positive education requirement for this position.

Additional information

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

Flexible Work Options: This is a remote-based position.Your position may be eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the DOE Workplace Flexibilities policy. 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.

The selecting official may need to consult Departmental ethics counsel to determine whether any of your former or current employers, affiliations, or financial holdings conflict with your ability to perform the duties of this position. If necessary, ethics counsel will work with you and the hiring office regarding potential mitigation strategies, if available.

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

This is a non-bargaining unit position.