Supervisory General Engineer / Physical Scientist (Assistant Manager For Operations)

Department Of Energy Livermore , CA 94550

Posted 3 months ago

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Summary

A successful candidate in this position will serve as a Supervisory General Engineer or Physical Scientist managing staff overseeing contractor activities and operations in nuclear and non-nuclear facilities.

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Responsibilities

As the Assistant Manager for Operations, you will:

  • Lead the Operations organization within the NNSA Livermore Field Office supervising technical staff members who provide oversight of LLNL's nuclear and high hazard facilities/operations and institutional maintenance and utilities.

  • Ensure implementation and provide technical reviews of programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory including Conduct of Operations, Startup and Restart, Safety Basis, Criticality Safety, Work Planning and Control, Cognizant System Engineer, Configuration Management, Packaging and Transportation, Maintenance, Training, and Occurrence Reporting.

  • Assign, direct, coordinate, and oversee the performance of work by technical staff members including general engineers and/or physical scientists.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel required about 10%.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential
04 - This position is at the full performance level.

  • Job family (Series)
    0801 General Engineering
    1301 General Physical Science

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Conditions of Employment

  • Subject to Random Drug Testing

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.

  • Favorable suitability determination required.

  • Financial Disclosure is required.

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

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be a United States Citizen.

  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.

  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.

  • Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification.

  • A two year trial period may be required.

  • More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

  • Certification in the DOE's Technical Qualification Program (TQP) within a reasonable period of time. (usually 12 to 18 months)

  • Position Designation as a Senior Technical Safety Manager (STSM)

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 NNSA pay band or GS grade level in the Federal service i.e., EN-III, NN-03, NQ-03 or GS-13. Specialized experience for this position is defined as applying engineering or physical science disciplines to provide guidance, oversight, and technical evaluation of activities related to nuclear safety, criticality safety, packaging and transportation, institutional maintenance and utilities, and day-to-day contractor operations in nuclear and other high hazard facilities.

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!

  • Knowledge of advanced concepts, theories, principles, and practices of multiple engineering disciplines, to include environmental, chemical, and nuclear engineering; and/or of multiple physical science disciplines, to include chemistry, geology, and health physics; experienced judgment to solve novel or obscure technical problems, make decisions and recommendations, interpret, or contribute to the development of important nuclear and non-nuclear facility operations policies and programs, and to provide technical expertise to others within and outside the agency.

  • Knowledge of program management principles, concepts, and techniques, including program planning, objective and milestone establishment, scheduling, costing, budgeting , resource analysis and allocation, and performance analysis to manage key organization program elements.

  • Knowledge of facility operation and integrated safety programs associated with LLNL scientific research and development operations. This knowledge is used in planning programs, evaluating contractor performance, assessing technical requirements, and implementing corrective actions. Interfacing with other facility operation programs, regulatory agencies, and senior programmatic officials.

  • Skill in directing and supervising a staff of engineers, scientists, and administrative support employees to effectively accomplish the daily and long-range operations of an organization.

"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.

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

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

Time-in-Grade or Band: Current Federal employees must have completed 52 weeks in a

position equivalent to the next lower grade/band, i.e., GS-13 or NN-03, or EN-III, by the cut-off dates

specified above to receive consideration.

Education

This position has a positive education requirement. Therefore, you MUST provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application. This can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. For specific education requirements, please see the Education Requirements. If selected, official transcripts may be requested.

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign Education: Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. A written evaluation of any foreign education must be provided with your application in response to this vacancy announcement or be received by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide this evaluation will result in you being found unqualified for the position. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education, see the Department of Education website, and for a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, visit The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
0801: A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.

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B. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1) Professional registration or licensure; 2) Written Test; 3) Specified academic course; 4) Related curriculum. For more information on the alternative methods, please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards. 0801
1301: A. 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.

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B. Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. 1301

For Professional, Scientific and Engineering Positions: If qualifying on the basis of an alternate method, i.e., professional license, you must submit official documentation to support your claim with your application package.

For this position education cannot be substituted for experience.


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Supervisory General Engineer / Physical Scientist (Assistant Manager For Operations)

Department Of Energy