Associate Technical Director, Nuclear Facility Infrastructure and Projects (NFIP)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 12, 2022
Closes
Jan 20, 2022
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Serve as a member of the Board's technical leadership team and assist the Technical Director in planning, implementing, and directing the Board programs related to the Department of Energy's defense nuclear complex infrastructure and projects (i.e., design, construction, and startup of modifications and new facilities) needed to support safe operation of defense nuclear facilities Work closely with the Technical Director and Deputy Technical Director to identify DOE facilities, activities, and programs for review and evaluation. Supervise and manage the work of multi-disciplined engineers tasked with analyzing and evaluating the safety and technical adequacy of complex processes and systems at DOE's defense nuclear facilities. Provide expert technical advice and guidance to the Technical Director, Deputy Technical Director, and Board Members on complex technical issues pertaining to nuclear facility infrastructure and projects.
  • Plan, direct and manage the efforts of professional engineers responsible for reviewing and evaluating the technical adequacy of complex processes and safety- related systems related to the infrastructure and projects within the Department of Energy's (DOE) defense nuclear facility complex (e.g., research and development supporting the design of new defense nuclear facilities, design of new or modification of existing component production facilities, and the design of defense nuclear facilities to safely store or treat nuclear wastes resulting from the production of nuclear weapons).
  • Provide oversight of progress toward meeting defense nuclear facility project objectives and assess project effectiveness and productivity, as it relates to overall Board mission and goals; identify barriers and determine solutions to ensure the Board's strategic objectives related to the safety of DOE's projects are achieved.
  • Interact closely with the Technical Director and Deputy Technical Director to resolve and recommend resolution of policy and programmatic issues of the highest level related to infrastructure and projects at defense nuclear facilities.
  • Interact with senior DOE officials and contractors, scientific groups and committees, other Federal agencies, special interest groups, members of Congress and their committees, and state and local governments to assist the Technical Director and Deputy Technical Director in assessing DOE activities related to defense nuclear facility infrastructure and projects and in developing Board recommendations to the Secretary of Energy.
  • Identify and propose DOE facilities, activities and programs for Board review that would be of major importance to the Board and the nation and have the potential for significantly affecting public health and safety related to the operation of DOE's nuclear weapons complex.
  • Review DOE's implementation plans for compliance with Board recommendations related to the safe design and construction of nuclear facilities.
  • Review work products of colleagues, consultants, contractors and others. Serve as primary and secondary reviewer of reports for public release containing

    highly technical issues related to defense nuclear facility infrastructure and projects within the Department of Energy's nuclear weapons complex.
  • Develop, implement, and adjust as necessary, systems to monitor, control and evaluate the technical work managed and ensure technical project teams meet assignment objectives and deadlines. Also, communicate organizational goals and objectives and develop staff through assignments, training and personal leadership.
  • Evaluate performance and recommend promotions, assignments, awards and training. Advise and counsel employees on work-related issues, complaints and the need for training. Responsible for applying the principles of EEO in hiring practices, training, and employee development. Adhere to the official EEO policy of the Board.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Will be required to complete background investigation and drug screening.
  • A one year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Must provide resume and supporting documents (See required documents).


Qualifications

  • To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show you possess the five mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and mandatory Technical Qualifications listed below. Please provide this information in the order the elements are presented.
  • Executive Core Qualifications : All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and the results of your actions. You must address each ECQ separately.

  • The below links provide additional information on the development of ECQs:
    • Explanation of ECQs http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/
    • A sample 5-page executive level resume, and ECQ narratives http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf
    • Explanation of ECQs CCAR format http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf

    You are required to respond to each of the ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as "ineligible." The narrative statement for your ECQs should not exceed 10 total pages (2 pages per ECQ) and should be prepared in at least 11-point font.

    ECQ 1-Leading Change: This core qualification involves 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.

    ECQ 2-Leading People: This core qualification involves 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.

    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.

    ECQ 4-Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    ECQ 5-Building Coalitions: This core qualification 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.

    Applicants already serving in SES career appointments, eligible for reinstatement to the SES, or who have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program may omit the Executive Core Qualifications. However, they must provide the following additional documentation as part of their application:
    • Applicants in a Career SES position or those eligible for reinstatement to a Career SES position must include a copy of Standard Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action , documenting their SES career appointment.
    • Graduates of OPM-approved Candidate Development Programs must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification.

    Mandatory Technical Qualifications : All applicants (including current SES and CDP graduates) must submit a written statement (narrative format) of accomplishments to satisfy the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). You must address each MTQ separately. The narrative statement for your MTQs should not exceed two (2) pages for each technical qualification (a total of 6 pages) and should be prepared in at least 11-point font.

    You are required to respond to each of the technical qualifications. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as "ineligible."

    MTQ1 Demonstrated experience and skill in the management and supervision of senior scientific and engineering personnel engaged in the assessment and field review of nuclear facility infrastructure including maintenance, design modifications, and physical modifications.

    MTQ2 Expert technical knowledge and broad experience in at least two engineering disciplines, and expert knowledge of standards and requirements related to defense nuclear facility design, construction, and maintenance.

    MTQ3 Experience planning and leading assessments and field reviews of defense nuclear facilities to identify potential health and safety issues.

    Additional information

    Veterans' preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.