Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Office of the Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security (AU) manages the Department of Energy's (DOE) major staff organizations responsible for health, safety and security policy development, programs, assistance, training, and national-level independent oversight and enforcement.<br /><br />The incumbent serves as the Director, Office of Nuclear Safety Basis and Facility Design, a principal component of the Office of Nuclear Safety. <br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><strong>As an Interdisciplinary Supervisory General Engineer/Physical Scientist, you will:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Maintain and manage a cadre of technical experts and provides technical assistance and support to DOE nuclear safety stakeholders in the effective and efficient implementation of the Department's nuclear safety and policy requirements and expectations. </li> <li>Facilitate evaluation of cross cutting nuclear safety, authorization basis, and design issues with line management and provides assistance in determining the extent of identified issues, their causes, and actions needed to prevent recurrence. </li> <li>Team with line management and contractor organizations to assure the efficient and cost effective implementation of the policy and directives for enhanced protection of the workers and the public from the hazards associated with DOE nuclear sites and operations. </li> <li>Support the National Training Center in the development of training related to policies and requirements associated with the Office of Nuclear Safety Basis and Facility Design. Provides outreach and training related to Orders, Policies, Guides and Technical Standards under the cognizance of the Office of Nuclear Safety Basis and Facility Design. </li> <li>Provide advice to the Director, Office of Nuclear Safety on actions or initiatives to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Office. </li> <li>Represent the Office of Nuclear Safety in national and international meetings to further the goals and mission of the Office and the Department.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Travel may be required five or six days per month.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 15 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must be a United States Citizen.</li> <li>This employer participates in the e-Verify program.</li> <li>Pre-employment drug test required and random drug testing after.</li> <li>Resume and question responses must be submitted online.</li> <li>You must Obtain and maintain an "Q" Security clearance.</li> <li>You must submit a Financial Disclosure.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>OTHER REQUIREMENTS: </strong><br /> <ul> <li>If selected you must be able to obtain and maintain a "Q" Security clearance</li> <li>You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.</li> <li>You must pass a pre-employment drug test and random drug testing thereafter.</li> <li>You must submit a Financial Disclosure.</li> <li>Applications contain information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 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.</li> <li>Your Social Security Number (SSN) is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9398 to uniquely identify your records from other applicants who may have the same name. </li> <li>Meet all time-in-grade and qualification requirements by the closing date</li> </ul> <br /><strong>An unofficial transcript must be included in the application package.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Basic Qualification Requirements for All Professional Engineering Positions:</strong> Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science.<br /><br /><strong>Basic Qualification Requirements for all General Physical Science Positions:</strong> Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics; or a combination of education and experience – education equivalent to one of the majors shown above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Additional information regarding qualifications can be found on the OPM website at Professional and Scientific Positions , General Engineer Positions , and General Physical Science Positions . <br /><br />"<strong>NOTE: Specific educational requirements are required for this vacancy:</strong> Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts, or any report <strong>from the institution</strong> listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information."<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:</strong><br /><br /><strong>General Engineering Series, 0801</strong><br /> <li>Degree in Engineering – To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.<br /><br /><strong>-OR-</strong><br /><br />B. Combination of Education and Experience – College-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:</li> <br /><strong>General Physical Science Series, 1301</strong><br /> <li>Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.</li> <br /> <strong> -or-</strong><br /> <li>Combination of education and experience — education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.</li> <br /><strong>Other Information:</strong><br /><br />A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:<br /><br /><strong> Specialized Experience: </strong> (One year equivalent to the GS-14 level): <br /><br />The incumbent must possess experience in leading the development, oversight, and implementation of nuclear safety requirements, policies or guidance and have experience coordinating with other Governmental Agencies and/or Offices. <br /><br />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!<br /> <li>Expert knowledge of a wide variety of professional scientific concepts, principles, and practices, enabling the incumbent to serve as a recognized expert on effective and efficient implementation and assessment of the Department's nuclear safety and policy requirements and expectations. <br /> </li> <li>Knowledge of broad experience in other scientific disciplines (i.e., metallurgy, civil structures, fluid mechanics, operational events, accident analysis) to resolve issues, engage in consultations, and respond to inquiries. <br /> </li> <li>Knowledge of various DOE, outside regulatory, and national/international standards organizations and functional capabilities to effectively coordinate policy development and issue resolution activities, and to develop departmental strategies and program planning with full cognizance of their policies and activities. <br /> </li> <li>Knowledge of safety regulations, policies, and procedures sufficient to ensure that health and safety features are appropriately considered as an integral part of safety operations. <br /> </li> <li>Knowledge of the overall goals, objective, and purpose of the Department's nuclear and facility safety program to effectively conduct or direct evaluations. <br /> </li> <li>Ability to motivate others to provide necessary support, even during adverse conditions. This encompasses working with facility personnel who are at a facility, which may have sustained damage, with possible degradation to the working environment. <br /> </li> <li>Knowledge and skill sufficient to serve as a recognized technical expert in resolving controversial or novel problems of unusual size and complexity involving projects such as planning and directing scientific and engineering safety evaluations. <br /> </li> <li>Knowledge and skill sufficient to guide others (including experts and consultants) to manage major technical programs or projects, to resolve technical problems, and to ensure the timely and successful completion of programs and projects. <br /> </li> <br />"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.<br /><br /><strong>Time-in-Grade:</strong> Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.<br /><strong>CTAP/ICTAP candidates:</strong> To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.<br /><strong>You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.</strong><br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>E</strong><strong>DUCATION: </strong><br /><br /><strong>An unofficial transcript must be included in the application package.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Basic Qualification Requirements for All Professional Engineering Positions:</strong> Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science.<br /><br /><strong>Basic Qualification Requirements for all General Physical Science Positions:</strong> Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics; or a combination of education and experience – education equivalent to one of the majors shown above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Additional information regarding qualifications can be found on the OPM website at Professional and Scientific Positions , General Engineer Positions , and General Physical Science Positions . <br /><br />"<strong>NOTE: Specific educational requirements are required for this vacancy:</strong> Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts, or any report <strong>from the institution</strong> listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information."<br /><br />This vacancy specifically states that certain educational requirements must be met, also known as a positive educational requirement. <br /><br />Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.<br /><br />Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul><li><strong>The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.</strong></li><li>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.</li><li>If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.</li><li>More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.</li><li>Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.</li><li>Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.</li><li>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.</li></ul>EEO Policy: https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement Veterans Information: https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information Telework: www.telework.gov Selective Service Registration: http: www.sss.gov/ <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.<br /><br />We will also verify that you are eligible for Merit Promotion positions by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. if you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.<br /><br />If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well-qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.<br /><br />If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses your provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated "ineligibile", "not qualified", or your score may be adjusted accordingly. <br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Q Access Authorization <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />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. <strong>ALL APPLICANTS:</strong> <strong>You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>For paid work experience, please indicate your starting grade/salary for each position and the highest grade/salary you earned (if different).</li> <li>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).</li> <li>For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.</li> </ul> <br /> Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience. <strong>Current and former Federal employees:</strong> Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 – Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!<br /> <li>Full position title;</li> <li>appointment type;</li> <li>occupational series;</li> <li>pay plan, grade, and step;</li> <li>tenure code; and</li> <li>service computation date (SCD).</li> <br /><strong>If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy:</strong> Documentation verifying your educational claims which must include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information. <strong>Veterans:</strong> 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. <strong>Persons with Disabilities:</strong> Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required. <strong>Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP:</strong> 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 I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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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