Director, Commissioned Submarines Systems Division

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 09, 2019
Closes
Sep 17, 2019
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Naval Reactors, also known as Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP) is responsible for all aspects of naval nuclear propulsion, including research, design, construction, testing, operation, maintenance, and ultimate disposition of naval nuclear propulsion plants. The Program's responsibility includes all related facilities, radiological controls, and environmental, safety and health matters, as well as selection, training, and assignment of personnel.

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Responsibilities

The Director, Commissioned Submarines Systems is fully responsible for directing and coordinating the fluid systems engineering and arrangements for the reactor plants and associated support systems for two nuclear submarine classes, encompassing over 50 submarines, the reactor plants and associated engineered safety and support systems for two S5W moored training ships, and two S6G moored training ships. Additionally, these responsibilities include the reactor plants, propulsion plants and associated engineered safety and support systems for two operational land-based submarine nuclear propulsion plant prototypes. The incumbent is also responsible for the nuclear support facilities in Navy submarine tenders and shore-based intermediate maintenance facilities, as well as the Naval Reactors Expended Core Facility water pool.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel will be required as necessary.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be U.S. Citizen. Veterans preference does not apply to the SES.
  • A DOE "Q" clearance is required.
  • Requires a financial dosclosure statement (OGE-278).
  • This position is subject to drug testing and random screening.
  • Occasional Travel will be required.
  • New SES appointees must successfully complete a 1-year probationary period.

This position has positive education requirements; you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript. SES INFORMATION: For further information pertaining to the SES, applicants are encouraged to visit: SES

Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, candidates must meet the education requirement and possess specialized experience at a senior level which demonstrates ability to perform the duties described above; including progressively responsible supervisory or managerial experience demonstrating ability to manage people and resources. Candidates must fully address all Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) in order to receive 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/or organization. Please provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibility, the scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and level of contacts. 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 receive further consideration. All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the relevance of their experience, education, training, self-development, honors, awards, and outside activities. Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment; eligible for reinstatement into the SES; or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the ECQs; but MUST address all MTQs. Failure by non-Senior Executive Service member to submit a narrative statement addressing each of the ECQs and MTQs will result in loss of consideration.

Executive Core Qualifications: NOTE: Please limit your written statements to a two page limit per ECQ. Each response to the ECQs must be written in the Challenge-Context-Action-Results model . For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to first review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications

Leading Change - Involves the ability to bring about strategic change, within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

Leading People - Involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and support constructive resolution of conflicts.

Results Driven - Involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

Business Acumen - Involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

Business Coalitions - Involves the 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): Please limit your written statements to one page per MTQ.
  • Expert knowledge of nuclear engineering to include reactor materials, metallurgy, nuclear physics, reactor theory, heat transfer, hydraulics, and mechanical design as applied to nuclear propulsion.
  • Knowledge of major technical programs developing and applying advanced technologies and innovative design concepts for advanced submarine naval nuclear propulsion plants, which will enable the candidate to make substantive decisions to resolve technical problems.
  • Expert knowledge of nuclear safety regulations, practices, and procedures to ensure health and safety features and precautions are considered as an integral part of the component design and operation.


  • Education

    Professional Engineering Education Requirement: The curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. OR Combination of education and experience: college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. There are alternate methods to meeting the engineering educational requirement (e.g., holding current professional engineering registration, having passed the EIT examination, or having completed specified academic courses or a related degree).

    For more information on the alternate methods, please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards at Professional Engineering Positions

    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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Candidates will be rated and ranked by a Merit Staffing Panel using only the information submitted within their application package. Applicants who do not demonstrate sufficient possession of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) AND demonstrated specialized experience, training, and/or education in support of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) by answering ALL the questions for this vacancy announcement, will be determined ineligible for further consideration. Based on the Panel's evaluation, applicants who were determined best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. Once a candidate has been identified for selection, the Executive Resources Board will make final approval, and in competitive cases, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Qualifications Review Board (QRB), will certify qualifications. This process can take up to 90 working days .
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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Q Access Authorization

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Required Documents

    Please fax, mail, or email any of the required documents below, if applicable:

    1. If you are a current, retired or former Federal employee, please submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify your status.

    2. If the position has an education requirement, please submit a copy of your transcripts to verify your eligibility.

    3. If you are a graduate of a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP), please submit your OPM Qualifications Review Board certification for non-competitive eligibility.

    Applications will be accepted from all sources.
    You do not need to be a current or former
    federal employee to apply. You must be a United
    States Citizen to apply.You must meet ALL mandatory technical qualifications.

    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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