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Supervisory Residential Buildings Program Manager - Department of Energy

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Duties

Summary

Incumbent oversees the Residential Buildings Integration (RBI) team, engages with stakeholders, develops & executes RBI’s multi-year plan & coordinates strategies to advance clean energy technologies & policies & serves as an expert within RBI for all matters pertaining to residential building energy efficiency technologies, barriers & policies; as such the Program Manager provides advice on these matters to senior management, & communicates with building energy efficiency stakeholders

Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Residential Building Program Manager you will:

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Overnight travel may be required-5 to 6 days per month.

Duties:

  • Ensure that the Department's strategic plan, mission, vision and values are communicated and integrated into the team's strategies, goals, objectives, work plans, work products and services.
  • Evaluate progress in residential building systems and/or building equipment research and energy use trends in buildings and uses that information to make recommendations to the agency's senior executives on the future direction of R&D programs and their relationship to the mission and programmatic activities.
  • Direct the applied research and development program focusing on identifying, distributing and balancing workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established work flow, skill level, and/or occupational specialization.
  • Evaluate contractor performance and approves actions to conduct research programs or projects, including procurement actions, financial management, technical direction, and resolution of technical and management problems.
  • Develop, justify and allocate the annual budget for the applied research program area, assuring that plans and funding requirements fully support and are consistent with legislative mandates and Department goals and objectives.
  • Coordinate and oversee the preparation of reports, communications in response to inquiries from the Congress, and other documentation required to support agency positions related to the Office's projects or programs.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

A Preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background investigation. This is a supervisory position, a one year probationary period may be required.

Incumbent is required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08).

New supervisors are required to complete 80 hours of supervisory training of which 40 hours must be completed during your first year as a supervisor.

New supervisors are required to complete one year supervisory probationary period.

Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

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: Proven experience integrating energy-efficient technologies and practices to optimize energy performance in homes; providing data, design, and decision support tools; and partnering with building professionals, energy service providers, national laboratory, university and other researchers, and other stakeholders on a national scale.

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!

"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.

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

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

Education can not be substituted for specialized experience for this position.

Additional information

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

EEO Policy: https://www.eeoc.gov/federal/fed_employees/index.cfm
Reasonable Accommodation Policy:  https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/reasonable-accommodations/
Veterans Information: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job-seekers/veterans-preference/ 

Telework:  www.telework.gov

Selective Service Registration: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/fair-and-transparent/selective-service/

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to place you into an initial quality category via OPM's Category Rating procedures. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to ensure you have been placed into the appropriate quality category.

Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (when applicable), and training as described in your resume and applicant assessment. Your credentials are measured against the established duties of the position at the grade level(s) being advertised.

The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified", although they may differ slightly based on individual agency policy.

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.

If you are a Veteran Preference eligible candidate, you will be listed at the top of whichever quality category your rating places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.

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', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
 

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Not Required

Drug test required

No

Position sensitivity and risk

High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process
  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.
  • Your application and resume must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. of closing date
  • All supplemental documentation MUST BE received by the closing date.
  • Knowledge to set a series of annual, multiyear, or similar types of long-range work plans and schedules for in-service or contracted work. Assure implementation (by lower and subordinate organizational units or others) of the goals and objectives for the program segment(s) or function(s) they oversee.
  • Ability to interpret policies, purposes, and goals to subordinates; and establishes priorities, deadlines and goals, assigning work based on priorities, complexity of projects and capabilities of employees.
  • Ability to set strategic direction; create a productive, professional, collaborative and retention-inducing environment; take on special strategic assignments as needed; offer input and guidance on the buildings sector, building-based energy use and building energy technological developments; develop new initiatives for the Office; and other strategic, management and administrative goals.
  • Ability to makes major recommendations involving the resources to devote to particular subprograms; the optimum mix of reduced operating costs and assurance of program effectiveness including introduction of labor saving devices, automated processes, and improved methods; and significant internal and external program and policy issues affecting the overall organization.
  • Skill in making decisions without precedent and made under circumstances of extreme urgency or controversy primarily due to budget fluctuations or conflicting goals and objectives arising from legislative/regulatory changes. Decisions, conclusions, and recommendations are considered technically authoritative and accepted as accurate based on the incumbent's broad experience.
  • Knowledge to provide management with authoritative information and analyses, which provides the basis for decisions affecting major current and long-range policies and proposals that affect the activities and operations.
  • 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 www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
  • 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.

Required Documents Help

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.

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.

If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.

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.

Persons with Disabilities: 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.

Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: 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.

  • 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 salary for each position and the highest 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.

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, you must submit your complete application no later than 11:59pm U.S. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you do not submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the online application system will not allow you to finish! Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our online application system displays a countdown timer at the top of the screen for your reference.

For your security, your session in our online application system will "time-out" if you are inactive for a certain period of time. We recommend that you preview the assessment questions before you apply and prepare all of your information prior to beginning the application. If you do get "timed-out" you will have to log back in to USAJOBS and re-visit the vacancy announcement, you can then click "Update Application" to finish where you left off.

Learn more and submit an application at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/571312600
 

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