Chief, Office of Renewable Energy Programs

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 23, 2021
Closes
Nov 01, 2021
Function
Executive, Chief
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Department of the Interior structures its SES positions into categories to determine the minimum pay for each position. This is a Pay Category-3 position. The minimum pay for this position is $172,500.00. Pay is set based on consideration of the selectee's current salary and other factors.

This position is only eligible for situational tele-work.

Veterans preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service (SES).
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Responsibilities

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, each applicant must provide evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of executive-level management capabilities that are directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Technical Qualifications listed below. The ideal candidate will have experience managing employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing, and evaluating employees. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the federal service or equivalent in the private sector or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirements in addition to all executive and technical qualification factors will automatically disqualify an applicant.

Specific Duties

The incumbent carries out the following specific responsibilities :
  • Leads the Office of Renewable Energy Programs (OREP) as the Chief, Office of Renewable Energy Programs.
  • Serves as the strategic executive and a key principal leader in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in the implementation and management of renewable energy leasing, evaluations, environmental programs, formation of task forces, state consultation, and post-lease plans and permits throughout the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).
  • Provides executive-level leadership to a large team of highly technical staff and contractors in the formation of objectives and priorities to successfully promote clean energy generation and efficiency with the collaboration of other Federal agencies; State, local and Tribal governments; and stakeholder and public interest groups on matters pertaining to offshore renewable energy.
  • Empowers and fosters team commitment to motivate high performance in the achievement towards the oversight of renewable energy development and implementation in addition to providing hands-on support in various tasks and initiatives within OREP.
  • Engages in the development of renewable energy resources on the OCS through conscientious planning, stakeholder engagement, comprehensive environmental analysis, and sound technical review.
  • Represents BOEM and the renewable energy program in a variety of public fora.

  • Applicants who meet the mandatory executive and technical qualifications will be evaluated by a panel of SES members to determine the degree to which they possess each of the listed qualifications. This evaluation will determine which applicants are best qualified. Each candidate's background including experience, education, awards, self-development, and training will be reviewed. This information will be obtained from the application package, including the required narrative statements for the technical and Executive Core Qualifications described in this vacancy.

    Additionally, your resume should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:

    - Directing the work of an organizational unit;
    - Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects;
    - Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance; and
    - Supervising the work of employees; and exercising important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions.

    If your resume does not include these basic qualifications, then you will not be considered further for this position and will not be determined as minimally qualified.

    We recommend that your narrative statements addressing the ECQs include examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize their level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues addressed; and the results of actions taken.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status
    Yes

    Promotion Potential
    None

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
    • This position requires pre and post-employment drug screening.


    Qualifications

    Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's)- *Required Documentation*

    The Office of Personnel Management has identified five executive core qualifications (ECQs). The ECQs define the competencies needed to build a federal corporate culture that drives for results, serves customers, and builds successful teams and coalitions within and outside the organization. The ECQs are required for entry to the Senior Executive Service and are used by many departments and agencies in selection, performance management, and leadership development for management and executive positions. The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential-not technical expertise.

    ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE : You must have demonstrated an 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.
      Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision

    ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: You must demonstrate 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.
      Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building

    ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification 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.
      Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility

    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This ECQ involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
      Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management

    ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This ECQ 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.
      Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating

    FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, Public Service Motivation

    Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs)- *Required Documentation*

    MTQs are designed to assess an applicants experience relevant to the specific position requirements. Each MTQ narrative responses must 1.) not exceed two pages per narrative statement; 2.) include specific examples of your experience, education, and/or accomplishments; and 3.) address specific challenges, contexts, actions, and results.
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of current and developing practices used in managing offshore energy activities.
  • Demonstrated experience applying laws and regulations that govern renewable energy activities and programs.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a program with oversight of complex processes and significant projects related to the marine environment or energy resources.

  • Challenge-Context-Action-Result(s) (CCAR) Model.

    CCAR Model is outline below. When addressing the ECQs and MTQs, you are required to utilize the CCAR Model . Each ECQ or MTQ statement should include more than one examples of relevant experience.
      Challenge: Describe a specific problem or goal. Context: Talk about the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to tackle 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 the results of your actions. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.
    Your responses to the ECQs and MTQs will be evaluated based on the CCAR model exclusively. You are required to submit separate narrative statements for each ECQ and MTQ to receive consideration for this position. Please see the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section for complete details regarding the page limitation and formatting requirement.

    Education

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: (This position does not have any positive education 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 .

    Additional information

    CURRENT FEDERAL APPLICANTS : If you are a federal employee (non-SES or SES), then you must include your most recent performance appraisal within the last 12 months of your submission to this application. Additionally, you must include your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that reflects an appointment (i.e., initial, transfer, reinstatement, and etc.) or pay adjustment.

    NON-FEDERAL APPLICANTS: You must include your most recent performance appraisal within the last 12 months of your submission to this application OR a justification stating the reason why this information cannot be provided.

    SPECIAL NOTE TO ALL APPLICANTS:

    Your resume, performance appraisal, SF-50, Executive Core Qualification's (ECQs), and Mandatory Technical Qualification's (MTQs) for this announcement must be received online via the USAJOBS/Application Manager application system by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on closing date of the announcement. ECQs and MTQs must be submitted in the CCAR model format as previously outlined within this vacancy announcement. Failure to submit the ECQs or MTQs in the requested CCAR model format will result in your application not receiving full consideration for this position. Email submissions from an applicant will not be accepted. Failure to submit a complete application will eliminate an applicant from further consideration. Applicants must contact the Human Resources Specialist point-of-contact prior to the closing date if assistance is needed to submit an application online.

    The applicant selected for this position will be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278, and the supplemental form, Confidential Statement of Employment and Financial Interest, DI-278. All forms must be filed within 30 days after the selection for this position.

    The sensitivity level of the position requires completion of a successful background investigation of the selectee.

    Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employees in the executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you must disclose that to the Human Resources Office.

    Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy.

    Click here for general eligibility for a permanent change of station (PCS) move.

    Click here for Federal Travel Regulations PCS information.

    To view FAQ regarding PCS click here.

    Senior Executive Service Probationary Period : If you are selected for this position, you will be required to serve a one-year SES probationary period, if one has not previously been completed.

    THIS IS A DRUG TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION. In accordance with Executive Order 12564, and under the Department's Drug Free Workplace Program: Applicant(s) tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use and to pass the test prior to appointment. This position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will conduct an initial qualifications evaluation of all the applicants who have provided the required documentation. Minimally qualified applicants will be rated and ranked by a SES Rating Panel to determined the Best Qualified applicants. The best qualified applicants will be referred to the Selecting Official for further consideration and possible panel interview. You will be notified of the outcome after completion of the selection process. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position and failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume will result in a "not qualified" determination.

    Upon receipt of your completed application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the qualification requirements. Our determination will be based on your separate narrative statement responses to the Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Technical Qualifications using the required CCAR Model in addition to the information stated in your resume. If you are among the best qualified applicants, then your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. Interviews are exclusively at the discretion of the Selecting Official.

    FINAL CERTIFICATION : If you are selected, then you must be certified by the Office of Personnel Management's Qualifications Review Board before you are appointed to the position. You are exempted from this requirement if you are a:
    • current career SES member;
    • former career SES member with reinstatement eligibility; or
    • SES Candidate Development graduate and have already been certified by OPM.


    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    National security

    Required Documents

    1. REQUIRED Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement. Insufficient information will result in a not qualified rating. It is recommended that you include the following information:
    • Full name, mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers
    • Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degrees received
    • Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including:
      • Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)
      • Duties and accomplishments
      • Employer's name and address
      • Supervisor's name and phone number
      • Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year)
      • Salary
      • Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor
      • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
    2. REQUIRED A separate narrative statement addressing each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) - experience (paid and unpaid), education, training, awards, and/or self-development activities as related to each. Each ECQ and each technical qualification must be addressed separately. The narrative addressing ECQ's must follow the format provided at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf (Adobe Acrobat required).

    The submission of your entire ECQ package (i.e., all five ECQ's narrative statements) may not exceed 10 pages. IF YOU EXCEED THESE PAGE LIMITS OR FAIL TO PROVIDE THE NARRATIVE STATEMENTS IN THE REQUIRED CCAR MODEL, THEN YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

    3. REQUIRED A narrative statement addressing each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's) - experience (paid and unpaid), education, training, awards, and/or self-development activities as related to each qualification requirement. You must title each MTQ's separately to ensure each MTQ is appropriately addressed. Failure to title and address each MTQ separately will result in your disqualification.

    Narrative statements must not exceed 2 pages for each individual technical qualification(s). IF YOU EXCEED THESE PAGE LIMITS OR FAIL TO PROVIDE THE NARRATIVE STATEMENTS IN THE REQUIRED CCAR MODEL, THEN YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

    4. REQUIRED If you are a current Federal employee, then you must provide a copy of a recent SF-50 that indicates Federal status, grade, tenure, and type of service. Please remove your social security number and date of birth.

    4 (a). REQUIRED FOR NON-COMPETITIVE CONSIDERATION : The following categories of applicants are not required to submit ECQs, but MUST address the Mandatory Technical Qualification. These Categories include :
    • Applicants who are currently serving under a SES career appointment must provide a copy of SF-50 that documents career appointment to the SES, or
    • Applicants who are eligible for reinstatement to the SES must provide a copy of SF-50 that documents career appointment to the SES, or
    • Applicants who are graduates of OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Programs must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification.
    If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility: Must include full position title, appointment type, occupational series, pay plan, grade, and step, tenure code, service computation date.

    5. REQUIRED A copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal (i.e., within the last 12 months form the closing date of this vacancy announcement, from either the Federal or private sector). Please remove your social security number and date of birth from any documentation you provide. If you are unable to provide your most recent annual performance appraisal, please provide a written justification explaining why you could provide the request documentation. Failure to provide the most recent annual performance appraisal or written justification explaining why you did not provide the requested documentation you will be disqualified for further consideration because your application will be incomplete.

    All of the documentation listed above is required to be attached to your application, if it is applicable to your candidacy. Failure to attach any of the documentation listed above which proves your eligibility for this position will result in disqualification/non-consideration for this position.

    To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom (or right) of this screen and follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.gov and click on "My Applications". Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

    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.

    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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