Director, Environment, Safety and Health Assessments

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Germantown, Maryland
Posted
Sep 16, 2020
Closes
Sep 24, 2020
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Office of Enterprise Assessments is responsible for performance of assessments 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 authorized enforcement functions in the areas of worker safety and health, nuclear safety, and classified information security.

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Responsibilities

Directs and/or oversees the following environment, safety and health assessments programs and functions:

Maintains communication, coordination, and feedback with the Secretary and senior DOE managers to identify their issues and concerns, interface with DOE field and program elements, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board's technical staff, congressional staff and other stakeholders.

Provides strategic direction (e.g., policy and procedures) that ensures: operational awareness of the Department's strengths and weaknesses, working with other EA elements and line organization to identify key focus areas for improvement and use of oversight processes to measure and communicate performance to line organizations with special emphasis on focus area identification and integration, and where performance lags.

Provides management and direction to the implementation of the Department's program for independent evaluation of the effectiveness of nuclear safety, worker safety and health, and emergency management programs throughout the Department to determine program status and provide feedback to line management on needed improvements. Evaluates the need to perform special studies to evaluate issues, adverse safety performance, or trends.

Responsible for the Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments strategic planning activities, providing unique input on key strategic decisions by the Deputy Director and/or Director of the Office of Enterprise Assessments, as well as vigorous support for the integration of the various missions and functions into a unified EA program.

Directs, coordinates, and oversees work performed by the Office and subordinate Offices. Makes decisions on work problems presented by employees. Finds and implements ways to eliminate or reduce significant bottlenecks and barriers to production, promote team building, or improve office practices. Periodically evaluates the overall effectiveness of the Office's efforts and programs, and takes action to implement changes considered necessary.

Represents the Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments in interactions with senior Department leadership, DNFSB technical staff, committees, and external stakeholders. Serves as an expert advisor to top level EA and DOE management in the areas of nuclear safety, environmental, worker safety and health, and emergency management programs. Provides a sound technical presence at the management level of the Deputy Director, Office of Enterprise Assessments.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

50% or less - Occasional overnight travel (1-5 nights per month) may be required to attend conferences, meetings, site visits, and training.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This employer participates in the eVerify program.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability determinations.
  • New appointees must successfully complete a 1-year probationary period.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test; random testing after appointment.

  • CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 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 or QRB Writer to develop an ECQ narrative for submission to OPM.
  • 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.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: You must be able to obtain and maintain a confidential level security clearance.
  • DRUG TESTING POSITION: 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.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: An individual's initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a one-year probationary period.


Qualifications

The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME BASED method. 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 rest of the application package.

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 application must demonstrate and address 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.

For additional information on ECQs, please review the detailed information provided by OPM at the following link: Executive Core Qualifications .

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 experience in expertly directing and overseeing a large independent oversight program to assess the effectiveness of environment, safety and health policies and programs for complex nuclear and non-nuclear facilities.

MTQ 2: Experience in defining technical criteria used for engineering and scientific related disciplines (i.e., authorization basis documentation, essential systems functionality, and hazards assessments for emergency management) while both identifying and improving issues related to overall safety performance at nuclear and non-nuclear facilities.

Education

There are no positive education requirements for this position.

Additional information

  • 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.
  • 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 (P.L. 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.
  • Faxed or e-mailed applications and/or resumes will not be accepted.
  • Veteran's Information
  • Telework: www.telework.gov


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

ALL applicants must submit a five (5) page ECQ-based Resume and a separate narrative addressing each MTQ (maximum of one (1) page per MTQ). In addition, applicants have the option of submitting a cover letter (one page maximum). Fonts cannot be smaller than 10 point. 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 extent 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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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Q Access Authorization

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you will be rated "ineligible."
  • Five (5) page ECQ-based Resume;
  • MTQ Narrative (no more than one page per MTQ);
  • Current or former career SES members must provide your SES appointment SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), and an SF-50 showing current status or reinstatement eligibility;
  • Applicants who have successfully completed an OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of their certification;
  • Current or former Federal civilian employees, please provide a copy of your most recent SF-50 (non-award) documenting show the following: 1) Full position title; 2) appointment type; 3) occupational series; 4) pay plan, grade, and step; 5) tenure code; 6) service computation date (SCD);
    • Note: If you are a current DOE/NNSA employee, you do not need to submit an SF-50. This note does not apply to FERC and BPA employees.
  • If this position has a positive education requirement, you must submit a copy of your transcript or a separate course listing showing the college name, course title, department, hours earned (quarter or semester), and grade. If you have completed any part of your education outside of the U.S., you must submit the evaluation of your foreign education that has been prepared by an accredited organization. The National Association for Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) can provide a list of who can evaluate your foreign education. For additional information, visit Department of Education.

  • Applicants will be prompted at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to add their required documents. Please review and follow the instructions listed to successfully submit your documents. Failure to submit the required documentation by 11:59 pm EST of the closing date will result in loss of consideration. Make sure you include the announcement number for this position. Incomplete applications will result in a loss of consideration.
    If you are selected for this position, you may be asked to provide additional documentation to verify your responses.

    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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