Description:

The ideal candidate possesses extensive leadership/management experience in infrastructure and mission support services in the areas of safeguards, security and emergency services; information management; infrastructure, utilities and site-wide services; site stewardship; and portfolio management services.

As the Assistant Manager for Mission Support you will:


Direct AMMS operational activities, frame strategic plans based on broad organizational assessments and evaluations of long-term organizational objectives.

Determine the financial and personnel resources needed to achieve mission objectives and support mission operations; allocate funds and accounts for their use; identify the need for major organizational improvements and develop the requisite plans and direct implementing actions.

Oversee and direct the internal organization, staffing, policies, and personnel authorities required to carry out the responsibilities of the AMMS, including the recruitment of senior managers and technical experts necessary to ensure the success of the program.

Ensure safe, compliant, cost effective operations to provide Hanford mission support services including the security of special nuclear materials and sensitive data; and the protection of the public, the workers and the environment. Responsible for developing strategies, policies, and requirements; and effectively planning, directing and coordinating mission support services across the Hanford Site. Determine policy, approve plans and procedures, and direct and manage the performance of assigned functions, contracts, and Federal resources.

Direct the execution of all line activity functions including, program and technical support, contract administration, project management and integration, emergency services, information technology and other key mission support areas. Assure consistent application of Agency core business processes; attainment of organizational performance objectives; integrity and timeliness of programs and policies related to assigned functions; determine, coordinate, approve and execute programs and policies, bringing to the attention of the manager matters not covered by established policy, and advise on the formulation of policies and programs relative to critical mission support programs.

Represent DOE in consultations with key Congressional officials, and high level representatives of the Department of Energy, private contractor business entities, and Stakeholders concerning the mission support programs, speaking with full Agency authority in all cases.

Serve as the principal technical advisor and consultant for mission support programs.

Responsible for promoting Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and for ensuring full implementation of the Diversity, EEO and Affirmative Employment Program Plan. Provide management direction and input to affirmative action goals and objectives; ensure that personnel management within the organizational entity under supervision is accomplished without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. Responsible for managing workforce diversity and instilling a sense of community throughout the organization to create a work environment in which all staff members are fully supported.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel (1-5 nights per month) may be required for this position to attend conferences, meetings and training.

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, executive qualifications must be approved by OPM before the appointment can be effected. If you are selected, you will be responsible for working with a DOE Executive Consultant to finalize your ECQ narrative for OPM submission.


CITIZENSHIP: You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.


HOMELAND SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE (HSPD-12): A selectee's appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.


PUBLIC FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT (OGE 278): If you are selected for this position, will be required to file this report prior to entry on duty in accordance with the Ethics of Government Act of 1978.


PROBATIONARY PERIOD: An individual's initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a one-year probationary period.


SECURITY CLEARANCE: You must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance


DRUG TESTING: As a condition of appointment to this 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.


SELECTIVE SERVICE: All males born after December 31, 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.


MOBILITY: EM anticipates that the incumbent will serve in the position for no more than four years before rotating to another executive position within the Program Office based on mission needs.


E-VERIFY: 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.


Qualifications

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. 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 all of the mandatory ECQs and/or MTQs, (if required) 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 have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the ECQs but must address all MTQs. If you are a non-SES employee or Non-Career SES employee, you must address each ECQ and MTQ. Failure to do so will result in the disqualification of your application.


Your application must demonstrate that you possess these qualifications. Please provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, 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.


Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential, not technical expertise. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions. All applicants must submit a written narrative to address the ECQs. Your narrative must address each ECQ separately and should contain one or two examples per ECQ describing your experiences and accomplishments/results. The narrative should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken and the results of your actions. Applicants should not enter "Refer to Resume" to describe your experiences. Applications directing the reviewer to search within the application or to see the resume are considered incomplete and may not receive further consideration. The narrative must not exceed 10 pages.

There are five ECQs:


ECQ 1: LEADING CHANGE: Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals and 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.


Failure to submit a narrative statement addressing each of the ECQs may cause your application to be deemed incomplete and not be considered.


For additional information on ECQs, please review the detailed information provided by OPM at the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/.


A sample 5-page executive level resume and ECQ narratives can be viewed at this link http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf


Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): A supplemental narrative must be submitted separately addressing each MTQ listed below. No more than one (1) page per MTQ is allowed; additional informational 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: Extensive knowledge of program and project management theory and application for complex national programs and projects involving national laboratory, industrial and educational participation, safety and health, nuclear engineering programs and government regulatory requirements.

MTQ 2: Executive ability in the guidance and utilization of the personnel within the office and management of agency staff and operating contractors for directing programs or isolating problems affecting progress of compliance programs, and for arriving at workable solutions to a variety of complex and interrelated problems.

MTQ 3: Knowledge of and familiarity with the overall mission and supporting technical programs of the agency to provide perspective relative to how organizational technical programs can best augment and support the agency's total effort.

MTQ 4: Knowledge of scientific and engineering concepts, application, and terminology in order to effectively direct a large and diversified group of professional employees.

Failure to submit a narrative statement addressing each of the MTQs may cause your application to be deemed incomplete and not be considered.

Education

While this position does not have a positive education requirement, as this position serves as a Senior Technical Safety Manager, it is highly desirable to have a technical degree

You may provide a copy of your transcripts from an accredited institution. Be sure to include those transcripts directly applicable to determining your meeting the education requirements.

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution 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 Department of Education

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