Director, Office of Security Assessments

Washington D.C.
Jun 05, 2017
Jul 05, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time

About the Agency

The Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) is responsible for performance of assessments, on behalf of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary, in the areas of nuclear and industrial safety, cyber and physical security, and other critical functions as directed by the Secretary and his Leadership team. The Office is responsible for implementing an expanded investigative capability to conduct Congressionally-mandated enforcement functions in the areas of worker safety and health, nuclear safety, and security. The Office serves as an important check-and-balance that meets the Department’s responsibilities as a self-regulating entity and advises the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on all matters related to oversight, enforcement, safety and health training, and outreach activities across the complex.

The Office of Cyber and Security Assessments is responsible for the independent evaluation of the effectiveness of safeguards and security and classified and unclassified cyber security policies and programs throughout the Department, including protection of special nuclear material, and classified and sensitive information.

The Office of Security Assessments is responsible for the independent evaluation of the effectiveness of safeguards and security policies and programs throughout the Department, including protection of special nuclear material and protection of classified and sensitive information. The Office has established and maintains a continuous program for assessing security of DOE facilities through expert program and technical analysis, included systematic approach to performance testing that is applied across all security disciplines. In particular, the Office maintains and manages the Composite Adversary Team to run exercise to test the capabilities of facilities storing special nuclear materials to counter threats posed by terrorists in a manner that is realistic and safe The Office develops and validates reports that identify findings, issues, and opportunities for improvement. It also performs follow-up reviews to ensure complex-wide and site specific corrective actions are appropriately addressed.

  • 25% or Greater
  • Travel of at least 25% or greater may be required.

  • Yes
  • PCS is not authorized, but a Recruitment/Relocation Incentive MAY be approved.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a "Q" security clearance.
  • New appointees must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period.
  • Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report required.
  • Designated and/or Random drug testing may be required.
  • Incumbent must successfully pass a counterintelligence-scope polygraph exam
  • Applicants are required to submit a narrative statement for each of the five mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). Please give a complete and detailed answer for each mandatory qualification. Eligibility for this position will be based upon a clear showing that the applicant has experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry out assignments of the position. Do not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. Applications directing the reviewer to search within the application or to "See Resume" are considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Failure to submit a narrative statement or address all of the mandatory ECQs and/or MTQs, (if required) is also considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the ECQs but must address all MTQs. All non-Senior Executive Service members who do not address each of the required Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's) statements will result in disqualification of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you possess these qualifications. Please provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and level of contacts. All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the relevance of their experience, education, training, self-development, honors, awards, and outside activities. Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ): Applicants must respond to the following MTQs which represent the experience needed to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. You will be given the opportunity to address these MTQs later in the online application process.

    MTQ 1: Experience in effectively directing and administrating an independent program to assess the effectiveness of policies and programs and in evaluating technical criteria for disciplines assessed (e.g. network security, special nuclear material, and protection of classified and sensitive information) while leading combined safeguards and security, cyber security, and special reviews at nuclear and non-nuclear facilities.

    MTQ 2: Experience in representing a departmental level organization to other Federal Agencies and/or private industry and obtaining cooperation of individuals with diverse backgrounds, disciplines and perspectives.

    MTQ 3: Ability to direct and supervise a staff of professional, technical and administrative personnel, considering changing national security conditions, effective communication, effective delegation of responsibility, and the motivation and development of employees.

    Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): Additional information regarding the following five ECQ's listed below is available on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM's) Web site at SENIOR Executive SERVICE You will be given the opportunity to address these ECQs later in the online application process.

    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. Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12). A selectee's appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: This is a career position in the SES. Unless the selectee is a member of the SES with career status or has successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program, certified by the Office of Personnel Management, his/her managerial qualifications must be approved by OPM before appointment can be effected. If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to the U.S. Department of Energy mandatory requirements and will be required to file a public financial disclosure report within 30 days of entry on duty. 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. New appointees must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period.

    Q - Sensitive

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