Director, Management and Operations Division

Washington, D.C
Feb 01, 2023
Feb 03, 2023
Executive, Director
Full Time

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Loan Programs Office is looking for a dynamic, innovative, seasoned executive to exercise a high degree of confidentiality, independence, and business acumen in performing management operations responsibilities for the Loan Programs Office. The Management Operations Division plays an important role in LPO and is comprised of four organizational units: Resource Management, Budget and Contracts, Information Systems, and Enterprise Risk Management.

As the Director, Management and Operations Division you will:
  • interface with other LPO Directors responsible for financial, credit, risk, technical environmental, legal, and portfolio management programs within LPO and assure necessary administrative resources for the accomplishment of their responsibilities.
  • communicate to senior management the status, strategies, critical issues, and emerging developments related to management and operations actions.
  • assess a wide variety of management programs and advise senior LPO and DOE management on actions needed and how to accomplish goals.
  • be responsible for related management and operations functions, including personnel, budget and capital resources, procurement and acquisition facilities and property, and information technology and records management.
  • possess broad knowledge of Federal government loan programs, policies, concepts, principles, and related issues sufficient to support an agency-level organization engaged in such work.
  • supervise, and administer program activities and services, to direct programs and people to accomplish short- and long-range program goals and objectives, to communicate effectively with management and employees in delegating authority and
    motivating and developing employees, and skill in integrating program operations with the general management of an organization.
  • manage federal employees up to the EJ and GS-15 level and senior level subject matter experts, who together provide authoritative support to LPO management and staff on a wide variety of business management functions including, but not limited to personnel, budget and capital resources, procurement and acquisition, information services, facilities and property, and records management.


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 .


The application process used to recruit for this position is the RESUME BASED method. Applicants must show possession of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and any technical qualifications via resume. Your resume presented will reflect that you possess the ECQs and give a synopsis of your accomplishments. 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 entire application package. Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) must be addressed in a separate narrative.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The five (5) ECQs described below were designed to asses executive-level experiences and potential not technical expertise. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions.

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.
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.
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.
4: Business Acumen : Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
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.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): As part of your application package, a supplemental narrative must be uploaded 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 as an executive member of a management team - leading, managing, or overseeing the management and operations functions of a large organization that has scope and impact on a national level, with administration and effectiveness of operations subject to the scrutiny of the agency Secretary and Congress. Implementation of federal policies for a loan origination and monitoring organization including compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

MTQ 2: Extensive working knowledge of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the management and operations of programs including budgeting and human resources; application of methods for the improvement of complex management processes and systems. Specifically of federal loan programs, policies, concepts, principles, and related issues sufficient to support an agency-level organization engaged in such work.

MTQ 3: Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively both orally and in writing with senior level government officials, functional and financial program managers, subject matter specialists, and key industry representatives.


Additional information

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

Telework: 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. 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.