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Director Office of Partnership Services

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Nov 21, 2023

The Director, Office of Partnership Services is responsible for fully participating and collaborating with the Deputy Associate Administrator for Partnership and Acquisition Services (NA-PAS) in providing management, leadership, and day-to-day guidance in carrying out the NA-PAS mission and functions.

The Director, Office Partnership Services has the following primary responsibilities:
  • Provides strategic leadership developing and delivering comprehensive, rigorous and disciplined approaches to acquisition management supporting complex, high consequence national security programs. As a senior official responsible for the NNSA's acquisition program, ensures the organization's accountability and performance in the areas of acquisition management, acquisition management training and development, and the overall mission effectiveness and capabilities of a multi-billion dollar contracting portfolio.
  • Provides expert advice, strategic leadership, guidance, and support to the M&O Contracting Division (MOCD) who provides M&O acquisition and contract management to optimally employ the federal contracting authorities and production facilities to deliver NNSA's complex mission responsibilities via M&O contracts.
  • Provides guidance and support to the M&O Contracting Branch (MOCB) who places and administers M&O contracts.
  • Provides guidance and support to the Contractor Human Resources Branch (CHRB) who has oversight to NNSA CHR policy and systems to support the ability of M&O contractors to attract, recruit, and retain the highest caliber talent as required to execute the complex national and nuclear security missions of the NNSA.
  • Provides guidance and support to the Strategic Initiatives Branch (SIB) which supports the implementation of NNSA strategic contracting initiatives and provides acquisition guidance and oversight for NNSA M&O contracting.
  • Function as supervisor for all Office of Partnership Services (PAS) staff who report directly to the Office Director.


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 .

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.



To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, candidates must possess specialized experience at a senior level whichdemonstratestheabilitytoperformthedutiesdescribedabove;includingprogressivelyresponsiblesupervisoryormanagerialexperience demonstrating the ability to manage people and resources.

Candidates must fully address all Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) in order toreceive 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/ororganization.Pleaseprovideexamplesthatareclear,concise,andemphasizeyourlevelofresponsibility,thescopeandcomplexityofprogramsmanaged,programaccomplishments,policyinitiativesundertaken,andlevelofcontacts.Donotenter"RefertoResume"toexplainyouranswer.Applicationsdirectingthereviewerto searchwithintheapplicationorto seeresumeareconsideredincompleteandwillnotreceivefurtherconsideration.Allqualifiedcandidateswillbeevaluatedontherelevanceoftheirexperience,education,training, self-development, honors, awards, and outside activities.

Applicants currentlyservingunderacareerSeniorExecutiveService(SES)appointment;eligibleforreinstatementintotheSES;orhavesuccessfullycompletedanSES CandidateDevelopmentProgram(CDP)approvedbyOPMarenotrequiredtoaddresstheECQs;butMUSTaddressallMTQs.Failurebyanon-SeniorExecutiveServicemembertouploadanarrativestatementaddressingeachoftheECQsand 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 will cause your application to be deemed incomplete and not be considered.

Additional information on the ECQs is available at . Example ECQ statements are available at .

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 will cause your application to be deemed incomplete and not be considered.

MTQ 1: Describe your ability to identify, establish and implement a strategic vision, that had impacts within your office and outside offices and outside offices. What were goals, tactics and achievements?

MTQ 2: Describe your ability to lead a professional contracting workforce aligned to support a global mission. How did you maximize the contributions of all members of the workforce?

MTQ 3: Describe your experience providing oversight to senior contracting staff involved in: 1) Management and Operating (M&O) contracts (FAR 17.6) or similar site operating contracts or government owned/contractor operated (GOCO) site management contracts (FAR Part 37); 2) cost reimbursement contracts (FAR 16.3) and contract cost principles (FAR Part 31); and 3) Research and Development (R&D) contracts or Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) contracts (FAR Part 35).


This position does not have a positive education requirement.

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).
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  • A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified applicant in accordance with Agency policy.

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