Help Duties Summary
This position is located in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Oil and Natural Gas (ONG), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy.
A successful candidate in this position will provide technical support, expert advice, coordination, and integration to a diverse team of technical professionals by interfacing with a variety of organizations to ensure work is carried out and meets the requirements of the Office of Research, its customers, and stakeholders.
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As a Physical Scientist, you will:
Be responsible for research, policy, and analysis focused on the transportation and storage of oil and natural gas.
Serve as a technical authority and expert on properties, behavior, and/or impact on the surface and subsurface environment.
Define issues and problems, manage and coordinate work, plan and conduct extensive studies, and provide expert advice relative to assigned programs and projects.
Incorporate techno-economic analysis, program management with a deep knowledge of oil and gas industry technologies and broader energy market segments.
Assist in determining the parameters for the natural gas infrastructure research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) program.
Lead efforts in data collection and analysis, development and consolidation of findings and recommendations for incorporation into a completed product such as evaluation report or assessing impacts of proposed changes in regulations, etc.
Provide policy development, interpretation and analyses, portfolio analyses, and integration of new research results into the RD&D program.
Provide advice, guidance, and recommendations to top DOE management in difficult and controversial areas for which the program is responsible and maintains liaison with key personnel in the field, officials from other federal, state and local agencies and industry personnel.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be periodically required for this position.
Job family (Series)
1301 General Physical Science
Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a United States Citizen.
This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
The position is in the bargaining unit.
Position requires a Public Trust security background check.
This position may be eligible for situational telework based on agency guidelines and at management's discretion.
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:
Experience assessing testing facilities, evaluating proposals for new facilities and/or reviewing proposed modifications to existing facilities to address oil & natural gas concerns and/or issues by making recommendations for changes as necessary;
Experience applying theories, developments, and experienced judgment to solve difficult problems;
Experience providing oversight, evaluating project performance, conducting technical assessments, and/or making recommendations for corrective actions; and
Experience formulating, justifying and overseeing a program's budget.
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.
Knowledge of related sciences laws, regulations, guidelines, and industrial practices, sufficient to provide expert level analyses and advisories pertaining to oil and gas.
Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, market trends, and technological developments related to oil and natural gas supply and delivery, environment, and safety.
Skill in evaluating, communicating, and incorporating into agency guidelines and criteria, the latest developments and changes concerning midstream oil and gas technology.
Skill in conducting professional, technical, and economic analyses and research with extensive experience in integrated policy and program development.
Mastery knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative techniques for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness and productivity of research and development programs and a comprehensive knowledge of planning, programming, and project management techniques.
Knowledge of the goals, objectives, mission, organization and work processes of all DOE programs applicable to oil and natural gas supply and delivery, environment, and safety, in order to make recommendations which result in significant changes of importance.
Ability to communicate and interact effectively with senior DOE officials, other Federal agencies.
"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.
Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.
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.
This position has a positive educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be provided with your application.
Basic Requirements for a Physical Scientist Series, 1301:
1.Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
2.Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization 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 the Department of Education website.
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