Energy Program Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 17, 2019
Closes
Aug 22, 2019
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As an Energy Program Specialist, you will develop and implement regional policies, procedures, technical standards and criteria governing the Energy Conservation Program.

Location of position: GSA/Public Buildings Service, Office of Facilities Management, Facilities Management Services & Programs Division, Washington, DC.

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Responsibilities

  • Serves as a regional technical Energy Program Specialist, developing, adapting, and implementing management responsibility for the region to ensure efforts are directed towards meeting GSA's national energy and water reduction targets. Continuously appraises the effectiveness of the region-wide energy management and water conservation programs.
  • Participates with water, energy services, and utility companies on studies to plan, develop, and implement comprehensive water and energy efficiency projects.
  • Identifies unusually high energy consuming buildings through cost analysis, building characteristics and operating trends, for energy audit studies.
  • Plans and conducts formal training programs in the energy conservation discipline for use by customer service centers, staff offices, and facilities management personnel. Disseminates information concerning new and improved techniques for energy conservation which includes organizing and developing training manuals.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel for training.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959


If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
  • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
  • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.


Qualifications

For each job on your resume, provide:
  • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here .

The GS-13 salary range starts at $99,172 per year. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected. To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is one year of experience to the GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience implementing an energy management program and services related to facility operations and project implementation. This experience must include interpreting and applying energy and water conservation laws/policies to achieve compliance with Federal, state and local requirements; identifying, managing, and implementing energy conservation measures; conducting energy audits; and conducting analysis of energy consumption/cost.

Education

Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: NFFE

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Travel expenses associated with interviews are not approved and will be your responsibility.

On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

· Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government

· Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee

· Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

We are also accepting applications from all U.S. Citizens and Nationals under Vacancy Announcement #1911263MBDE. You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for both.

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your overall possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.
  • Knowledge of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 for agencies to participating with water and utility companies in designing cost-effective demand-side management and conservation incentive programs to address the unique needs of facilities utilized by such agencies.
  • Knowledge of technical and operating background in mechanical operation and maintenance of building heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems.
  • Knowledge of tenant agencies' operating needs and problems in the development of new and improved methods, policies, and procedures that will conserve energy.
  • Skills in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.

Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP) , you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

Note: If required to submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: effective date, position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, tenure group 1 (career) or 2 (career-conditional), position occupied group, and name of agency. If you are a GSA employee (except in the OIG), you are not required to submit an SF-50.

If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent:

(a) Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.

(b) If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214:
  • completed SF-15 form; and
  • proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).

  • If you are active duty military- Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

    If you are a current Federal employee or Reinstatement Eligible: Submit your latest SF-50.

    If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement: Submit your latest SF-50.

    If you are a former Peace Corp or VISTA volunteer: Submit your Description of Service.

    If you are a current or former Land Management Agency Employee - Submit a and b:

    (a) one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years.

    (b) Copy of your agency's annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).

    If you have a disability: Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS's People With Disabilities page.

    If you are applying under another special appointment authority: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.

    If you are ICTAP / CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

    Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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