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Deputy Administrator, Office Of Power Delivery

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Department Of Energy Tulsa , OK 74101

Posted 4 months ago

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The Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern) is a power marketing agency within the Department of Energy. Southwestern s mission is the marketing of approximately 2,200 megawatts of Federal power generated at 24 U.S. Corps of Engineers multi-purpose dams on an approximately 1,400 mile Federal electric transmission system. Southwesterns mission also includes the effective utilization and conservation of resources consistent with national and international objectives.

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This position serves as the Deputy Administrator

, Office of Power Delivery for Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern). In this capacity, the incumbent provides executive leadership in articulating the vision and clear strategic direction for Southwestern-wide power delivery and programs functionally critical to Southwestern's mission. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Serves as the principal advisor to the Administrator on all matters relating to assigned functions and programs.

  • Participates as a member of Southwestern's Senior Management Team in (1) developing Southwestern's overall long-range direction, goals, and strategies; (2) developing and leading high performing teams which assure quality, customer-focused service; (3) employing excellent business principles and safe, effective, and efficient operating practices; and (4) fostering commitment to good power system stewardship and organizational citizenship in accomplishing organizational goals.

  • Directs the formulation and implementation of broad engineering and technical programs and policies for the Office of Power Delivery within Southwestern.

  • Directs the drafting of directives and directs Southwestern-wide responses to proposed directives and guidelines regarding assigned programs.

  • Directs the planning, development, implementation, and administration of the Offices of Corporate Operations and the Office of Corporate Compliance.

  • Directs the establishment of office policies and directives to ensure compliance with all Southwestern, Department of Energy, Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines.

  • Establishes working and consultative relationships with the aforementioned groups to ensure widespread input into the data collection, analysis, and decision-making processes.

  • Manages the operation of Southwestern assets to conform with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) operating criteria, general power system interconnected reliability requirements, contract terms, and operating agreements with other systems and customers.

  • Collaborates with customer groups, interconnected utilities, and other officials in resolving both technical and non-technical issues regarding the implementation of Southwestern preference power contracts, operational and maintenance areas, environmental, safety, health areas, and regulatory/statutory areas.

Travel Required

25% or less - Occasional travel within the continental US.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0340 Program Management

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Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report required.

  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q level clearance.

  • This position is subject to random drug testing.


The application process used to recruit for this position is 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.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS:The ECQs 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:

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: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:

1.Knowledge of the electric utility industry, including complex transmission and energy contracts related to the delivery of Federal power or operations, engineering, and maintenance of a high voltage electrical transmission system.

2.Demonstrated ability integrating key agency goals and priorities into organizational programs while balancing change and continuity, improving customer service, increasing program performance, and ensuring accountability.

3.Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise a diverse staff responsible for all facets of electric utility operation including the design, operation, transmission, and maintenance of electrical utility and communication facilities.


This position does not have an education qualification requirement


Additional information

Veteran's preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service


You may be required to complete an OF-306, "Declaration for Federal Employment" form used to (a) determine your suitability for Federal employment and/or (b) in conducting an investigation to determine your suitability or ability to hold a security clearance.

Faxed or e-mailed applications and/or resumes will not be accepted.

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.

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.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD. An individuals 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.

EEO/Diversity Policy and Privacy ActSelection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, parental status, or any other non-merit factors. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (PL 93-579, 5 USC 552a) and is used to determine qualifications for employment as authorized under 5 USC Sections 3302 and 3361.

All males must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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


Applicants must submit a five (5)


Resume and a separate narrative addressing each MTQ (maximum of one (1) page per MTQ). Pages submitted in excess of the limits described above will not be considered. Substituting pages for other required documents in the application is not acceptable (e.g., submitting only a four-page resume but adding an additional page to address an MTQ). Do not use borders, provide photos or list a Social Security Number or date of birth on any attachment.

You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education (if applicable). Your application will be rated and ranked by an Executive Resources Board (ERB) Panel, comprised of at least three SES members, using only the information submitted within the application package. Applicants who do not demonstrate in their

application sufficient possession of the ECQs & MTQs will be determined ineligible for further consideration.

As part of the

Resume Basedrecruitment method, the ERB Panel conducts a structured interview for all applicants, both competitive and non-competitive who are determined to be in the top category from the ERB Rating Panel. Based on the Panel's evaluation, applicants who were determined

Best Qualified will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.

Once a candidate has been identified for selection, reference checks may be completed. The Department's appointing official(s) will make a final approval of the selection, and in competitive cases, OPM's Qualifications Review Board (QRB) must certify the ECQs before final appointment can occur. If OPM approval is required for the ECQs, the candidate is required to assist in the development of the QRB template for submission to the QRB. Verification of performance, suitability and security information from reference checks will be taken into consideration when making offers of employment.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Q - Sensitive

Drug test required


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Required Documents

1. Applicants must submit a resume (five (5) page maximum) and separate narrative addressing each MTQ (maximum of one (1) page per MTQ). In addition, applicants have the option of submitting a cover letter (one page maximum). Fonts cannot be smaller than 10 point. All documents must be uploaded into the system; USAJobs Resume Builder resumes will not be accepted. Separate written narratives addressing the ECQs will not be considered. Pages submitted in excess of the limits described above will not be considered. Substituting pages for other required documents in the application is not acceptable (e.g., submitting only a four-page resume but adding an additional page to address an MTQ).

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2.Other Documents

Current or former career SES members must provide an SF-50 showing current status or reinstatement eligbility. Applicants who have successfully completed an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of their certification.

  • Education: You may submit a copy of your transcript(s) or a separate course listing showing the course title, department, hours earned (quarter or semester), and grade.

  • If you have completed any part of your education outside of the U.S., you must submit the evaluation of your foreign education that has been prepared by an accredited organization. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), can provide a list of who can evaluate your foreign education. For additional information, visit DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

  • If you are a current, retired or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.

  • If you are a graduate of an SES CDP, certified by OPM, you must submit a copy of you certification for non-competitive eligibility

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. Failure to submit the required documentation by 11:59 pm EST of the closing date will result in loss of consideration. Make sure you include the announcement number for this position. Incomplete applications will result in a loss of consideration.

Do not use borders, provide photos or list a Social Security Number or date of birth on any attachment

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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.

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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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.

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How to Apply

To be considered for this position

, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement.

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Deputy Administrator, Office Of Power Delivery

Expired Job

Department Of Energy