Director, Office of Investigations (1801)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
May 16, 2021
Closes
May 25, 2021
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Organization Location: Office of Investigations

Supervising Executive: Darrell Roberts, Deputy Executive Director for Materials, Waste, Research, Tribal, Compliance, Administration, and Human Capital Programs

Salary: This is a Tier 2 (NRC Pay Group B) SES position. The current salary range for an NRC Tier 2 position is $132,552.00- $191,300.00

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Responsibilities

As the Office Director of the Office of Investigations (OI) you will provide executive leadership and direction to subordinate executives and criminal investigative staff in providing thorough, timely, and objective investigations. Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Manage and oversee the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and quality control standards for conducting criminal, civil and administrative investigations, including those standards set forth by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. Ensures that these policies and procedures are adhered to in investigations conducted by the Office of Investigations.
  • Supervising investigations within the scope of NRC authority, except those concerning NRC employees and NRC contractors, at the request of the Commission, Executive Director for Operations, Deputy Executive Directors, Regional Administrators, or the OI Director.
  • Maintaining awareness of the NRC inspection program for licensees and applicants, and their contractors or vendors. Advising the Commission, Executive Director for Operations, Deputy Executive Directors, and Regional Administrators of the need for investigations. Initiating investigations as necessary into specific incidents or occurrences which indicate potential violations of the Atomic Energy Act and other laws, rules or license conditions.
  • Establishing and maintaining systems and procedures to ensure that appropriate organizational components of NRC are promptly notified and fully informed of those matters under investigation that may affect public health and safety, the common defense and security, environmental quality, or the antitrust laws.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.


You must have substantial supervisory or executive leadership experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully carry out the roles and responsibilities described above, typically evidenced by experience in progressively more responsible executive leadership positions. To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below. Applicants who do not meet or do not demonstrate possession of the ECQs and PTQs in their application will be eliminated from further consideration.

This position authorizes you to carry a firearm if deputized as a Special Deputy United States Marshal under the blanket Deputation provision of the U.S. Marshals Service. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor or higher crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (18 U.S.C., Section 922 (g)(9)). Candidates who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime or higher of domestic violence are not qualified for this position.

Medical Examination: The person selected for this position must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties. This position may be subject to periodic incumbent examinations in the future.

Qualifications

You must have substantial supervisory or executive leadership experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully carry out the roles and responsibilities described above, typically evidenced by experience in progressively more responsible executive leadership positions. To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below. Applicants who do not meet or do not demonstrate possession of the ECQs and PTQs in their application will be eliminated from further consideration.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):

Applicants must submit online written statements (narrative or bullet format acceptable) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately and are required to respond to all ECQs. All applicants must submit an online resume and online written statements (narrative or bullet format acceptable) describing your accomplishments against each of the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately and are required to respond to all ECQs. Please limit your statements to the space provided (8,000 characters) per ECQ. Abbreviated responses to the ECQs, such as "significant experience" or "see resume" do not provide enough information and will not be considered. You will not be considered for this position if you leave any of the ECQs and vacancy questions unanswered.

Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) Model

Use one to two examples of relevant experience for each ECQ. The number of examples is not as important as ensuring that your experience matches the ECQ criteria.

Challenge - Describe a specific problem or goal.

Context - Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale).

Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.

Result - Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.

Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services you managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed; and the results of your actions. You should use action oriented leadership words to describe your experience and accomplishments (e.g., Led the development and implementation of....) and quantify your experience wherever possible to demonstrate your accomplishments (e.g., number of employees supervised; size of budget managed; amount of money saved, etc.). You must provide the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of responsible individuals who can verify the information provided for each ECQ.

Additional information on the ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp . Example ECQ statements are available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf .

Executive Core Qualifications:

ECQ 1 - Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision.

ECQ 2 - Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building.

ECQ 3 - Results Driven: 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. Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility.

ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management.

ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: 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. Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating.

PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQs)

All applicants must submit online written statements (narrative or bullet format acceptable) of accomplishments that would satisfy the following Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs). Abbreviated responses to the PTQs, such as "significant experience" or "see resume" do not provide enough information and will not be considered. You will not be considered for this position if you leave any of the PTQ's unanswered.

PTQ 1: Demonstrated experience, managing and overseeing the development and implementation of investigative policies, procedures, and standard practices for a Federal enforcement and investigative program.

PTQ 2: Demonstrated experience in administration and management of a nationwide Federal criminal enforcement and investigative program at the agency, department, bureau, or equivalent headquarters level that produced sound, defensible conclusions for presentation in support of regulatory enforcement and/or Federal prosecution consideration(s).

PTQ 3: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with high-level Government officials including the highest level of agency management, representatives of Congressional committees, and audiences varying widely in background, experience, and level of understanding on matters which may be sensitive, controversial and/or complex.

Education

Additional information

  • When NRC determines that, in the absence of such an incentive, it will be difficult to fill the position with a suitable candidate, NRC may offer a relocation incentive to a current Federal employee who is required to geographically move.
  • Veteran's Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service
  • Salary for Senior Executive Service positions varies depending on qualifications and the responsibilities of the position
  • Selected candidate will be subject to a one-year probationary period in the Senior Executive Service unless required probationary period has been served
  • This position is subject to Public Financial Disclosure Reporting Requirements and NRC prohibited securities ownership restrictions. Selected candidate is required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) within 30 days after appointment
  • The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify the Disability Program Coordinator at (301) 287-0712. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Selected candidate will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" OF-306) prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.
  • A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a section 145(b) waiver under the Atomic Energy Act. To be eligible for a 145 (b) waiver you need favorable education verification, and reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a waiver is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.
  • The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. The individual selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.


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 quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the qualifications for this position. Your application will be evaluated by a rating/ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may be invited to participate in an interview and undergo reference checks. The NRC Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations to the selecting official and appointing authority.

Unless you have been already certified by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your Executive Core Qualifications must be certified by a QRB before appointment can occur.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Q Access Authorization

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

1. Online resume and responses to vacancy questions

2. A copy of a recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or other documentation, that indicates Federal status, tenure, and grade

3. If you are currently serving under a Senior Executive Service (SES) career appointment, or are eligible for reinstatement to the SES based on a previous career appointment, please submit a copy of your Standard Form 50 (SF-50) that documents your SES career appointment and/or eligibility for reinstatement

4. If you are a graduate of an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program, please submit a copy of your OPM certification of eligibility

All supplemental documents may be submitted electronically and should be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:

1. Use the "USAJOBS" feature to download documents from your USAJOBS portfolio; or

2. Use the "Upload" feature to upload documents directly from your computer. The following types of documents can be uploaded: .gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pfg, .pdf, .doc, .docx; or

3. Use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052.

You may also send a copy of your supplemental material directly to Tia Haynes at Tia.Haynes@nrc.gov .

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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