A successful candidate in this position will lead and direct the implementation of an Emergency Operations System for various sites, facilities, and transportation activities.

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As the Deputy Director for Emergency Operations, you will:

  • Fully share in the responsibility and accountability for technical and administrative oversight of approximately 50 Federal employees and several contractor employees and provide expertise and program input for a unified and effective all-hazards Emergency Operations enterprise.
  • Oversee the implementation of an Emergency Operations System for various sites, facilities, and transportation activities.
  • Oversee control authority of all Emergency Operations policy, and develop and issues directives, technical guides, procedures, and protocols for Emergency Operations.
  • Provide technical assistance to various sites for emergency planning, information exchange, and continuous improvements in Emergency Operations.
  • Represent and advocate for the Office of Emergency Operations and all Emergency Operations issues, and participate as a voting member.

Travel Required

25% or less – Travel Required- 25% or less

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
05 – This temporary position does not have an additional promotion potential.


Conditions of Employment


  • Subject to Random Drug Testing
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Favorable suitability determination required.
  • Confidential Financial Disclosure is required.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q level Security Clearance.


  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification.
  • A two year trial period may be required.
  • A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • This position is designated as "emergency essential personnel".
  • Works primarily from an office environment using automated information systems and equipment, is considered critical-essential and may be required to return to assigned duty station to support DOE policy makers, particularly during crisis periods.
  • The incumbent MAY be required to work 8-hour or 12-hour rotating shifts in support of a 24/7/365 day national-level watch office.
  • Incumbent MAY be required to work overtime shifts.

***Please Note: This is a Temporary Position, Not-to-Exceed 1 year. The selected employee will return to their permanent position of record and applicable rate of pay for the lower grade (if applicable) upon completion of the assignment and not to exceed 1 year. There will be no extensions and this position will not become permanent.




A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA pay band or GS grade level in the Federal Service i.e., EN-IV or GS-15. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: experience with the oversight of a wide variety of Emergency Management programs with an emphasis on institutionalizing strategies & policies, building strong coalitions/relationships, management of Headquarters-level incident response, and successful representation & advocacy of complex program principles up to and including Congressional level sessions.

Examples of specialized experience can include:

  • Professional experience personally utilizing management and organizational policies and procedures to perform a wide variety of analytical studies and projects related to management improvement, productivity improvement, and/or long-range planning of program operations.
  • Professional experience personally providing program support and guidance to senior officials concerning organizational activities and/or management processes.
  • Professional experience applying pertinent laws, rules, regulations, policies and precedents affecting the use of program operations.
  • High level professional experience with oversight of Emergency Management programs including incident response, including Congressional level.
  • Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

  • Mastery-level knowledge of Emergency Management issues and programs sufficient to generate and apply new hypotheses and concepts in planning, conducting, and evaluating long-range projects or proposals.
  • Mastery skill level in advanced program management and organizational principles with an emphasis on planning and programming.
  • Knowledge and ability to direct national security, preparedness, training and readiness assurance initiatives.
  • Mastery of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness or the improvement of complex management processes and systems.
  • Knowledge and experience in representing an agency or department level organization to other Federal agencies, states, or private sector organizations and obtaining cooperation of individuals with diverse backgrounds, disciplines and perspectives.
  • "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

    CTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.


    There is no educational requirement for this series. For more information, please refer to 0340 Program Manager Series .

    For this position education cannot be substituted for experience.

    Additional information

    • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
    • All males born after December 31st 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.

    EEO Policy: Click HERE.
    Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Click HERE.
    Veterans Information: Click HERE.
    Telework: Click HERE.
    Selective Service Registration: Click HERE.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. If you meet the qualifications requirements, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified'.
    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Sensitive Compartmented Information

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness , National security

    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 are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

    ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.

    • Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
    • For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
    • For paid work experience, please indicate your starting grade/salary for each position and the highest grade/salary you earned (if different).
    • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
    • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.
    • Most recent performance appraisal.
    • List all incentive awards on your resume.

    Current Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 – Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify your eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!

  • Full position title;
  • appointment type;
  • occupational series;
  • pay plan, grade, and step;
  • tenure code; and
  • service computation date (SCD).
  • **NOTE: Applicants are required to submit their last 2 performance evaluations.**

    Veterans: Veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

    Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.

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