The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy - Headquarters is looking for a dynamic, innovative, seasoned executive to lead and manage the overall coordination, integration, and application of the Office of Nuclear Energy's research capabilities to support the rapid development and commercial application of innovative nuclear technologies essential for future nuclear energy systems required for de-carbonizing the U.S. economy and improving U.S. energy security.
As the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Reactor Fleet and Advanced Reactor Deployment you will:
RequirementsConditions of Employment CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY:
- Assist in a line capacity the direction of the Office of Reactor Fleet and Advanced Reactor Deployment organizational activities and frame strategic plans based on broad organizational assessments and evaluations of long-term organizational objectives.
- Determine the financial and personnel resources needed to achieve mission objectives and support mission operations; identify the need for major organizational improvements and develop the requisite plans and direct implementing actions.
- Oversee and direct the internal organization, staffing, policies, and personnel authorities required to carry out the responsibilities of the organization, including the recruitment of senior managers and technical experts necessary to ensure the success of the programs.
- Manage the overall coordination and integration of the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative including the Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) program and promote the use of these unique nuclear research facilities for research and development of innovative nuclear technologies within the university, industry and laboratory research communities.
- Support the research and development of innovative reactor technologies that may offer improved safety, functionality and affordability, and builds upon existing nuclear technology and operating experience. Conduct research to reduce long-term technical barriers for advanced nuclear energy systems, including space fission systems.
- Oversee the planning and management of the Office of Nuclear Energy's advanced modeling and simulation programs to ensure the delivery of improved modeling and simulation capabilities relevant to existing and future nuclear systems.
- Develop and implement a DOE integrated strategy for the development, licensing and application of advanced reactor concepts that provide safe, secure and enhanced nuclear energy to U.S. and international markets. Advanced reactor concepts include the full range of coolants and thermal sizes.
- Manage research and development activities that provide the technical and economic basis for continued long-term operation of existing U.S. light water reactor (LWR) nuclear power plants.
- Manage collaborative and cost-shared activities with industry, including design certification, licensing and first of a kind engineering for the application of advanced reactor concepts.
- Establish and manage collaborative nuclear energy research and development activities with industry for advanced reactor concepts and innovative technologies, based on priorities that reflect technical, licensing and business assessments, incorporating public-private cost-sharing where appropriate.
- Direct the technical, economic, and policy analyses of issues and activities affecting the use of nuclear energy, including the evaluation of regulatory (including Federal, state, local, and Public Utility Commissions), legislative, and industry activities.
- Manage the integration of relevant DOE offices to support the transfer of technology and innovation developed by NE to the private sector, other Government agencies, and other Departmental elements for use in commercial applications to enhance the U.S. economy and improve U.S. industrial competitiveness.
- Maintain close coordination with electric utilities, the nuclear industry, and industry organizations such as Nuclear Energy Institute, Institute of Nuclear Power Operation, and Electric Power Research Institute, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to address issues related to the construction, operation, and maintenance of commercial nuclear power plants.
- Maintain close interface with independent oversight and advisory committees (e.g., Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee, LWRS Steering Committee, Secretary of Energy Advisory Board) to assure effective planning and implementation of research and development activities.
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 www.dhs.gov/E-Verify . Qualifications
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) listed later in this section below must be addressed in a separate narrative. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):
The five (5) ECQs described below were designed to assess 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 in managing the overall coordination, integration, and application of nuclear energy research capabilities to support the rapid development and commercial application of innovative nuclear technologies essential for future nuclear energy systems required for de-carbonizing the U.S. economy and improving U.S. energy security.MTQ 2:
Knowledge and experience in the planning and management of collaborative nuclear energy research and development activities with industry for advanced reactor concepts and innovative technologies, based on priorities that reflect technical, licensing and business assessments, incorporating public-private cost-sharing where appropriate.MTQ 3:
Knowledge in managing research and development activities that provide the technical and economic basis for continued long-term operation of existing U.S. light water reactor (LWR) nuclear power plants.Additional informationThe 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: www.telework.gov 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.