Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Fuel Cycle Technologies

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Department Of Energy
Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens. Permanent Full-Time The Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fuel Cycle Technologies, Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) will provide leadership and expertise in supporting the management of national programs that utilizes industry, universities, and national laboratory assets to develop and demonstrate the fuel cycle technologies needed to permit eventual deployment of alternatives to the current used fuel management strategy, to include used nuclear fuel recycling and closing of the nuclear fuel cycle. U.S. Citizenship is required. Background and/or Security Investigation is required. Designated and/or Random Drug Testing is required. New appointees must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period. Must be able to obtain and maintain a "Q" security clearance. May be required to routinely travel to DOE Headquarters in Washington, DC. The Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fuel Cycle Technologies supports the Deputy Assistant Secretary in providing leadership and expertise to support sustainable domestic use of nuclear energy through development of technologies to demonstrate options for short and long-term used nuclear fuel (UNF)/high level waste (HLW) management that minimizes nuclear waste, reduce proliferation risk, extended reactor fuel resources and enhance materials protection, control and accountancy. The incumbent directs the planning, management and budget to research, development and demonstrated options for short and long term UNF/HLW management in the United States. Represents NE in technical and policy matters on advanced technologies development for commercial nuclear reactor and nuclear fuel cycle technologies on committees, panels, working groups and task forces, at national and international seminars, and at meetings with contractor institutions, organizations and associations. The ADAS oversees the management of project controls systems and works to ensure that the Department is employing "best practices" to control work scope, cost, and schedule and to ensure cost-effective utilization of scientific and engineering resources. The incumbent manages NE liaison with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and other agencies to facilitate effective and efficient development of information on fuel cycle facility design, technology, safety, security and other relevant issues. Works closely with the NRC, industry, and other agencies in addressing the regulatory, technical and institutional issues to enable the design, construction and operation of fuel cycle facilities in the United State. 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, his/her Executive Core Qualifications must be approved by OPM before appointment can be effected.
PUBLIC FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT (OGE 278). Selected candidate must file this report prior to entry on duty in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
DRUG TESTING POSITION. You will be subject to pre-employment/pre-appointment testing for illegal drug use under the U.S. Department of Energy Employee Drug Plan. If you are selected you will be provided information regarding drug testing. Failure to undergo testing or positive findings resulting from the test will eliminate you from further consideration for this position. If selected for and appointed to this position you will be subject to random drug testing while employed.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD. An individual's initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a 1-year probationary period.
A selectee's appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity. You will be rated and ranked using only the information submitted for consideration. Applicants who do not demonstrate sufficient possession of the Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) factors and document demonstrated experience, training, and/or education in support of the technical qualifications by answering all of the questions for this vacancy announcement, will be ineligible for further consideration. Applicants will be evaluated on their narrative responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and all of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). The narrative must demonstrate the necessary level of skills, specialized knowledge, and technical competence that would indicate success at this level and must include clear and concise examples that emphasize the applicant's level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity. Please refer to the reference guide indicated in the link below to ensure the proper procedures for submission are followed. For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at SES RECRUITMENT/ECQ.
To preview questions please click here. 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. Your application must demonstrate that you possess these qualifications. Please provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, 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. 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 the mandatory ECQs and/or MTQs, (if applicable), is also considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or who have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the ECQs but must address all mandatory MTQs. Failure by non-Senior Executive Service members to address each of the required Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's) statements will result in disqualification of your application. TQs must provide specific examples that address relevant experience and accomplishments.
A supplemental statement must be submitted addressing each MTQ separately. 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:
MTQ 1 - Executive-level experience managing highly complex nuclear energy research and development programs and a demonstrated ability to resolve technical and administrative problems related to nuclear energy initiatives.
MTQ 2 - Authoritative knowledge of current domestic and international nuclear energy research; project management; safety and environmental laws, regulations, and policies applicable to nuclear facilities and systems.
MTQ 3 - Demonstrated ability to maintain liaison, collaboration and cooperation with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and nuclear industry in addressing regulatory, technical, and institutional issues in order to enable the construction and operation of advanced reactors and fuel processing and fabrication facilities in the United States.
MTQ 4 - Extensive experience communicating verbally and in writing with Congressional, government, industry, and foreign leaders, usually to resolve a variety of controversial policy issues.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs ): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the SES; they also reinforce the concept of an "SES corporate culture." Additional information regarding the five ECQs listed below is available on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website located at SES Executive Core Qualifications.
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. 1.) Submit an online resume using the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER or upload your resume and respond to the job specific questions. To begin the application process click the "Apply Online" button within the announcement to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account and follow the on screen instructions to build your resume using the USAJOBS Resume BUILDER or upload your resume and respond to the job specific questions. 2.) If you are unable to apply online, call the Human Resources Specialist listed in the announcement between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or you can also contact USAJOBS by clicking the "CONTACT US" link found on the USAJOBS website. Emailed or Faxed copies sent by any form other than stated in this announcement will not be accepted. SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION WHICH INCLUDES YOUR RESUME, YOUR RESPONSES TO ALL ONLINE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS AND ALL REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED. (See "How To Submit ALL Supplemental Documents" section for more info).
1). If you are a graduate of an SES CDP, please submit a copy of your certification for non-competitive eligibility.
2) Federal employees (INCLUDING CURRENT DOE EMPLOYEES), please submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. Ensure the SF-50 you submit includes your highest grade and step (do not send an award SF-50) and your tenure.
HOW TO SUBMIT ALL SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS: The documentation identified above must be attached to your application using one of the following actions: 1). "Upload" to upload documents directly from your computer 2). "USAJOBS" to upload documents stored in your "USAJOBS" accounts 3). "Fax" to generate a fax cover sheet and fax the documents (system generated cover sheet must be used) Applicants will be prompted at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to add their required documents. Please review and follow the instructions listed to successfully submit your documents. You may check your application status any time after the announcement closes. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to the system to drive status updates notification for applicants. We recommend you update your USAJOBS profile to receive these status updates via email after the announcement closes. We will continue to update your status on-line as changes are made. Applicants who meet the mandatory ECQs and MTQs will be evaluated by a panel of senior executives. Failure to meet all qualifications automatically disqualifies an applicant. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. Persons tentatively selected for appointment to SES positions must have their ECQs approved by OPM 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. HINTS FOR SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION:
You are strongly encouraged to read the entire vacancy announcement and comply with the application procedures. Failure to submit all of the required information will result in an incomplete application and you may be marked ineligible for this vacancy. Please allow yourself sufficient time to completely answer the online application questions and review your application before you submit it. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BEFORE 11:59 PM EST OF THE CLOSING DATE. AFTER THAT TIME, THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL CLOSE AND YOU WILL NO LONGER HAVE ACCESS TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION.
Once you have submitted your on-line application, you will see a screen stating that your application has been successfully transmitted. If you do not see these words, you have not successfully completed your application. If you would like a receipt, you may print this transmittal screen. If applying on-line poses a hardship, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact the Human Resources Office to request assistance. You should speak to the Human Resources Specialist listed on the announcement prior to the closing date of the announcement between (7:30 AM - 3:30 PM EST) and request assistance with the on-line submission. We recommend you do not wait until the last day of the vacancy announcement.
Applicants with a disability, who need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, are asked to contact the HR Specialist. The decision to grant reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
Male applicants born after 12/31/1959, who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, must be registered (or must have registered at the time they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment. For more information, visit the SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM web site. EEO Policy Statement Veteran's preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service. The U.S. Department of Energy is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. !benefits.hms?orgId=4&jnum;=82104

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