- You must be a United States Citizen
- Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report required
- A one-year SES probationary period may be required
- This position is subject to random drug testing
- This is a career position in the Senior Executive Service (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 the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), his/her Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) must be approved by OPM before appointment can be effected.
- An individual’s initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a one-year probationary period.
- A selectee’s appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.
- Selected candidate must file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) prior to entry on duty in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
- The selected candidate 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.
- Applicants must provide a resume and a separate narrative addressing each Mandatory Technical Qualification (MTQ) in order to be considered for this vacancy. See the vacancy announcement for details and instructions.
The application process used to recruit for this position is the RESUME BASED method. Although applicants cannot address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) separately, evidence of each must be clearly demonstrated in the five (5) page resume and throughout the rest of the application package. See How to Apply and Required Documents for more information and specifics.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS:
The ECQ describe the leadership skills needed to succeed as an SES; they also reinforce the concept of an “SES corporate culture.” Your resume and application must demonstrate and address the ECQs and include examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize their level of responsibilities; address the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services managed; program accomplishments; describe policy initiatives undertaken; define level of contacts; convey the sensitivity and criticality of the issues addressed; and identify the results of actions taken. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive qualifications of each new career appointee to the SES prior to appointment. The five ECQs are as follows.
- ECQ 1: Leading Change. Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals and to 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.
For additional information on ECQs, please review the detailed information provided by OPM at the following link: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQ):
A supplemental narrative must be submitted separately addressing each MTQ below. No more than one (1) page per-MTQ is allowed; additional 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: Ability to provide leadership and direction to an organization engaged in developing and executing wholesale power marketing strategies, designing, pricing, and setting rates for long- and short- term power products based on evolving markets and costs. (Applicant: Describe your experience leading the development and execution of power market contracts, power products, energy acquisition, or rate-setting in light of power market developments or evolving industry regulations.)
MTQ 2: Ability to provide leadership and direction to an organization engaged in managing a variety of integrated and coordinated power generation assets (e.g. hydro, nuclear, wind, coal or natural gas). (Applicant: Describe your experience leading the optimization of integrated hydro, nuclear, wind, coal, or natural gas generation that included multiple projects and involved long-term resource planning and coordination. Include any constraints encountered such as treaties, legislation, judicial opinions, or flood risk management.)
MTQ 3: Demonstrated experience establishing and managing partnerships with a diverse set of external stakeholders (e.g., power or transmission customers, or public, private, tribal, and foreign stakeholders) to develop policy, negotiate operational agreements and/or multi-jurisdictional agreements, coordinate operations, and resolve policy issues and operational conflicts. (Applicant: Describe your experience establishing and managing relationships with a diverse set of external stakeholders to develop policy or implement agreements that involved a variety of considerations such as asset management, power marketing, or energy efficiency requirements, as well as political, environmental, legal, or cost pressures.)