Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Field Operations
Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel is required (1-5 nights) for meetings, conference attendance and site visits.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Moving expenses or recruitment/relocation incentive may be paid according to Federal Travel Regulations, pending funding availability
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, his/her executive qualifications must be approved by OPM before the appointment can be effected.
PUBLIC FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT (OGE 278): Selected candidate must file this report prior to entry on duty in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: An individual's initial SES career appointment becomed final only after the individual successfully completes a one-year probationary period.
A selectee's appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12), governing personal identity. As a condition of employment to this position, you will be subject to pre-employment/pre-appointment testing for illegal drug use under the U.S. Department of Energy Drug Plan. If you are selected, you will be provided information regarding drug testing. Failure to undergo testing or positive findings from the test will eliminate you from further consideration for this position. If selected and appointed to this position, you will be subject to random drug testing while employed.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): the ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed as an SES; they also reinforce the concept of an "SES corporate culture." Your resume and MTQ narrative must demonstrate the ECQs and include examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize their level of responsibilities; address the scope and complexity of the programs, activities or services managed; program accomplishments; describe policy initiatives undertaken; define level of contacts; convey the sensitivity and criticality of the issues addressed; the results of actions taken. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive qualifications of each new career appointee to the SES prior to appointment. The five ECQs are as follows:
- 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 an dto 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.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): A supplemental narrative must be submitted separately addressing each MTQ below. No more than one (1) page per MTQ is allowed; additional 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:
- MTQ 1 – Demonstrated leadership and experience developing mission strategies, policy, and guidance for nationwide execution in field operations, such as overseeing nuclear operations, construction, and technology and engineering practices, concepts and programs.
- MTQ 2 – Demonstrated leadership and experience in developing and implementing rigorous and effective quality assurance and integrated safety management programs, to include working with regulators and stakeholders in managing and/or executing highly visible and controversial projects or operations.
- MTQ 3 – Demonstrated leadership experience in managing and overseeing environmental remediation and associated decommissioning activities.
This position does not have a positive education requirement.
- 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.
- The Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Veteran’s Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive service (SES).
- 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.
- 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.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants must submit a five (5) page ECQ-based Resume and a separate narrative addressing each MTQ (maximum of one (1) page per MTQ). Pages submitted in excess of the limits described above will not be considered. Substituting pages for other required documents in the application is not acceptable (e.g., submitting only a four-page resume but adding an additional page to address an MTQ). Do not use borders, provide photos or list a Social Security number or date of birth on any attachment.
You will be evaluated on the quality and extend of your total accomplishments, experience, and education (if applicable). Your application will be rated and ranked by an Executive Resources Board (ERB) Panel, comprised of at least three SES members, using only the information submitted within the application package. Applicants who do not demonstrate in their application sufficient possession of the ECQs and MTQs will be determined ineligible for further consideration.
As part of the "Resume Based" recruitment method, the ERB panel conducts a structured interview for all applicants, both competitive and non-competitive, who are determined to be in the top category from the ERB Rating Panel. Based on the Panel's evaluation, applicants who were determined Best Qualified will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
Once a candidate has been identified for selection, reference checks may be completed. The Department's appointing official(s) will make a final approval of the selection, an in competitive cases, OPM's Qualifications Review Board (QRB) must certify the ECQs before final appointment can occur. If OPM approval is required for the ECQs, the candidate is required to assist in the development of the QRB template for submission to the QRB. Verification of performance, suitability and security information from reference checks will be taken into consideration when making offers of employment.
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