Director Building Technologies Office

Washington, D.C
Jan 28, 2022
Feb 05, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

As the Director Building Technologies Office you will:
  • Manage and direct the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of a national Building Technologies Office involving research and development, demonstration, regulatory actions, and market transformation programs. Direct the formulation and integration of the scientific, market factor, engineering and technical requirements necessary to structure an effective and impactful building technologies program.
  • Provide technical and scientific leadership to the building and building equipment industry and to BTO. Work closely with U.S. industry, non-profit, advocacy groups, academia, and the National Laboratories to quickly identify technology, market and research needs required to create and grow a robust industry for the development, deployment, and adoption of energy efficient and renewable energy building technologies.
  • Identify and interpret legislative requirements for the Building Technologies Office, and manage the implementing activities that satisfy these needs.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of building technologies transfer plans; the review, evaluation, and modification of technology transfer performance.
  • Prepare and justify integrated R&D budgets across multiple DOE offices, and execute budget decisions. Serve in a similar role for EERE initiatives and corporate crosscuts as necessary, on topics such as low-GWP refrigerants, etc.
  • Coordinate with other DOE and EERE program areas to incorporate results of research projects, including renewable energy technologies, into the Building Technologies Office. Coordinate with the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) to demonstrate these technologies at DOE sites and Federal facilities.
  • Manage the transfer of new technology to the building and building equipment technologies industries via public-private partnerships to which all parties contribute to the cycle of strategic input, technical concepts, funding for and participation in research and development projects, review, oversight, and feedback.
  • Direct building technology RD&D and analysis investments at the National Laboratories, with leadership responsibility for the production of high-quality, transformative research into critical building technology areas.
  • Direct Building Technologies Office's RD&D and analysis performed by DOE Field offices, 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 EERE policies and develop, with support from the DAS-O and DAS-EE, funding and guidance issued to field organizations and other recipients.
  • Oversee the development of multi-year program plans, annual operating plans, Congressional budget requests, and guide strategic studies which influence and guide these plans. Develop annual program budget requirements, approve of and manage the use of appropriated funds, and interpretive guidance to all funded research.
  • Serve as a leader for U.S. participation in matters and activities related to the international building technologies community, and the building technologies aspects of the international energy efficiency and renewable energy community, including cooperative research and development, exchanges of technical information, conferences, workshops, and summit meetings. Maintain close contact and sensitivity to the technology base and decision makers of U.S. industry to keep abreast of their accomplishments, capabilities, trends and needs, and be the focal point for governmental organization of the state of the U.S. industrial base with respect to building and building equipment technologies.
  • Provide strong and effective workforce management, including skills identification, training, hiring and performance management for the BTO. Anticipate personnel requirements and put necessary mechanisms in place to ensure effective operations and succession planning. Manage the deployment of assigned staff and ensure that sufficient contract and full-time staff are available to complete program tasks at a high-performance level.
  • Provide expert technical and strategic input and respond to inquiries as needed to other U.S. government offices, including OMB, OSTP, CEQ, and GAO. Interface regularly with other U.S. government agencies such as EPA, HUD, and the U.S. State Department to ensure consistency of approach, identify synergies and eliminate inefficiencies related to building technologies. Develop responses to queries from Congressional offices, subcommittees and committees.


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.

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 .


As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If you are selected for this position, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or prior to onboarding, if hired after November 22, unless you request a legally required exception from this requirement.
As part of onboarding, you will need to submit DOE's Certification of COVID-19 Vaccination for Prospective Federal Employees attesting to truthfulness that you are fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021, or prior to onboarding, if hired after November 22, 2021. Once onboard, you will then be required to provide proof of vaccination in DOE's MyEnergy system and certify the documentation you provide is true and correct under penalty of perjury. Providing a knowing and willful false statement on either DOE's COVID-19 Vaccination Form prior to starting or when providing proof of vaccination in DOE's MyEnergy system once onboard is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment (18 U.S.C. 1001) and will result in termination from Federal service.

Applicants are required to submit a narrative statement for each of the five mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). Please give a complete and detailed answer for each mandatory qualification.

Eligibility for this position will be based upon a clear showing that the applicant has experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry out assignments of the position. Do not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. Applications directing the reviewer to search within the application or to "See Resume" are considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Failure to submit a narrative statement or address all of the mandatory ECQs and/or MTQs, (if required) is also considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

If you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM you are not required to address the ECQs but you must address all MTQs.
If you are a non-SES employee or Non-Career SES employee, you must address each ECQ and MTQ. Failure to do so will result in the disqualification of your application.

Your application must demonstrate that you possess these qualifications. Please provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and level of contacts. All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the relevance of their experience, education, training, self-development, honors, awards, and outside activities.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential, not technical expertise. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions. All applicants must submit a written narrative to address the ECQs. Your narrative must address each ECQ separately and should contain one or two examples per ECQ describing your experiences and accomplishments/results. The narrative should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken and the results of your actions. Applicants should not enter "Refer to Resume" to describe your experiences. Applications directing the reviewer to search within the application or to see the resume are considered incomplete and may not receive further consideration. The narrative must not exceed 10 pages.
There are five 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.

Failure to submit a narrative statement addressing each of the ECQs may cause your application to be deemed incomplete and not be considered.

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

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

Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): A supplemental narrative must be submitted separately 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:
    MTQ 1: In-depth knowledge and demonstrated leadership experience in building technology research, development, demonstration and deployment (RDD&D) for advancing building energy efficiency and decarbonization. MTQ 2: In-depth knowledge and demonstrated leadership experience in market transformation for advancing building energy efficiency and decarbonization.
  • MTQ 3: In-depth knowledge and demonstrated leadership experience in policy for advancing building energy efficiency and decarbonization.
Failure to submit a narrative statement addressing each of the MTQs may cause your application to be deemed incomplete and not be considered.

Additional information

The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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OF-306: 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.

Hiring incentives may be authorized in accordance with agency policy and if funding is available.
This is a non-bargaining unit position.