Director Advanced Manufacturing Office

Washington, D.C
Aug 03, 2021
Aug 10, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time


The Ideal candidate will bring industrial or manufacturing operations experience in research, development, demonstration and/or deployment of energy efficiency technologies and advanced manufacturing processes.
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As the Director Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) you will lead a dynamic team charged with developing strategies to research, develop, and deploy energy saving technologies. The ideal candidate for this position has experience managing or supporting large research or deployment programs, with expertise in strategic planning and communications, project planning, development of policies/procedures and personnel management. In this position you will:
  • Manage and direct the development, implementation, and evaluation of a national Advanced Manufacturing Office (AM0) responsible for investigation, development, validation, and deployment of technology that advance energy efficiency in manufacturing.
  • Identify and integrate the scientific, engineering, and technical resources necessary to conduct a feasible and effective industrial technology research and development program.
  • Manage the transfer of new technology to U.S. industries via public-private partnerships to which multiple parties contribute to the cycle of strategic input, technical concepts, funding and implementation of research and development projects, review, oversight, and feedback.
  • Provide industrial technologies, scientific, engineering, technical, and programmatic considerations for analysis and support of planning and policy development and provide policy and analytical support to senior management.
  • Develop or direct development of research and investment strategies for AMO, including but not program plans, roadmaps, vision documents, budget requests and other strategies that determine the current and future research areas of interest for the Office.
  • Manage research performed by national research laboratories, universities, and industry including critical peer review and feedback regarding technical and managerial objectives.
  • Direct analyses and reviews to ensure conformance of program execution within established policies.
  • Identify and interpret legislative and regulatory requirements of AMO and manage the implementing activities that satisfy these needs.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of multi-year program plans and annual operating plans and manage the application of assigned resources to effectively achieve planned objectives.
  • Develop annual program budget requirements, approve, and manage the use and distribution of funds, and provide interpretive guidance to research performing organizations.
  • Direct the development of responses to queries from DOE senior management, the White House, OMB, GAO, and Congressional committees and subcommittees to assigned technologies.
  • Serve as a focus for U.S. participation in matters related to the international industrial technology's community and maintain close contact and sensitivity to the technology base and decision-makers of U.S. industry
  • Manage and supervise AMO and its staff.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month may be required for this position to attend conferences, meetings, and training

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

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, 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 to finalize your ECQ narrative for OPM submission.

CITIZENSHIP: You must be a U. S. Citizen or national.

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: While a DOE-Q clearance is not required for the initial appointment, future projects will require a DOE-Q clearance and you must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE-Q level security clearance.

DRUG TESTING POSITION: While not an initial requirement for job entry, once future projects require a DOE-Q clearance, drug testing will be required as a condition of appointment to 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.

SELECTIVE 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.

E-VERIFY: 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 .


This position requires previous experience with industrial and/or manufacturing operations.

Resume-Based Resume: Applicants must show possession of the ECQs and any technical qualifications via resume. Your resume presented will reflect that you possess the ECQs and give a synopsis of your accomplishments.

The application process used to recruit for this position is the 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 (MTQ narrative).

A sample 5-page executive level resume and ECQ narratives can be viewed at this link

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)

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 and to 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.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive core qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment. 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 uploaded and attached to your application addressing each MTQ listed below. No more than one (1) page per MTQ is allowed; additional informational 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:
This experience must have been earned working in industrial and/or manufacturing operations:
  • MTQ 1 - Experience directing a national or regional program of research, development, demonstration and/or deployment (RDD&D) related to energy efficiency technologies and advanced manufacturing processes, including application of a wide range of program management techniques, concepts, principles, and analytical methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness, and the improvement of complex management processes and systems related to these technologies and processes.
  • MTQ 2 - Expert knowledge in developing strategies for decarbonization of the industrial sector, including significant experience working with the manufacturing industry.
  • MTQ 3 - Expert experience planning, organizing and leading teams that interact with a multitude of stakeholders. Documented experience effectively negotiating with management to accept and implement recommendations, where the proposals involve substantial agency resources, require extensive changes in established procedures, or may be in conflict with the desires of vision of the leadership team.


This position does not have a positive education requirement.

Additional information

  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • For general information on government-wide Telework polices visit:
  • Veteran's Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive service (SES)
  • 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.

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 (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 & 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 are determined Best Qualified will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.

Veteran's Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive service (SES).

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, and 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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

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 announcement closes, you will be rated "ineligible." You must submit:

1. All Applicants - Five (5) page ECQ-based Resume including the following:
  • Full name, mailing and email addresses, day & evening telephone numbers
  • Education information including:
  • Name, city, state of colleges/universities attended, major & type of degree received.
  • Report only schools accredited by the accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • All work experience (paid and unpaid) including:
  • Job title, duties/accomplishments, employer's name/address, start/end dates (include month, day, and year), average hours per week worked, salary
  • Honors, awards, special accomplishments

2. All Applicants - MTQ Narrative (no more than one page per MTQ, 10 pt font).

3. Current or former career SES members must provide a SES appointment SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), and an SF-50 showing current career SES status or career SES reinstatement eligibility.

4. Applicants who have successfully completed an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of their certification.

5. Current or former Federal Civilian employees, must submit 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).

In addition, you have the option of submitting a cover letter (one page maximum).
All documents must be uploaded into the system - USAJobs Resume Builder resumes will not be accepted.
Fonts cannot be smaller than 10 pt.
Separate written narratives addressing the ECQs will not be considered.
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.
Please review: Tips for preparing SES applications . We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.

It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. Please be sure to include and address all ECQs & MTQs in your resume and application package. A sample 5-page resume that incorporates ECQs can be viewed on this link (indexed at page 29-37): Guide to SES Quals

If you are selected for this position, you may be asked to provide additional documentation to verify your responses.

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