This position serves as the Manager of the Desert Southwest Customer-Service Region (DSW) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA). In this capacity, the incumbent directs the implementation of all operational and support programs delegated to DSW.
As the Desert Southwest Regional Manager you will:
Serve as Regional Manager of the Desert Southwest Region, and is a key member of the Western Area Power Administration senior leadership team. The incumbent directs organizational activities, frames strategic plans based on broad organizational assessments and evaluations of long-term organizational objectives. He or she determines the financial and personnel resources needed to achieve mission objectives and support mission operations; identifies the need for major organizational improvements and develops the requisite plans and directs implementing actions. The incumbent oversees and directs the internal organization, staffing, policies, and personnel authorities required to carry out the responsibilities of the organization, including the recruitment of senior managers and technical experts necessary to ensure the success of the programs.
Lead the Region in carrying out WAPA 's mission in a quality-conscious work environment that is sensitive to the needs, interests, and concerns of customers and stakeholders. Assures that all programs, functions, and activities are accomplished in a cost-effective manner.
Participate as a member of WAPA 's senior management team in (1) developing WAPA '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.
Conditions of Employment
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: A mobility agreement may be required 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.
Resume-Based Resume: Applicants must show possession of the ECQs and any technical qualifications via resume. Your resume presented will reflect that you possess the ECQs and give a synopsis of your accomplishments.
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 to include the MTQ narrative.
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.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive core qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment.For additional information on ECQs, please review the detailed information provided by OPM at the following link: Executive Core Qualifications.
Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs):A supplemental narrative must be uploaded and attached to your application 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.
Failure to submit a narrative statement addressing each of the MTQs may cause your application to be deemed incomplete and not be considered.
MTQ 1: Demonstrated electric utility knowledge related to the safe, secure, environmentally sound, and reliable operation and maintenance of a high-voltage electrical transmission system, including documented experience in the management and operations of electric utility transmission assets; negotiation of complex transmission, construction, operations and maintenance contracts; and development of short- and long-term power and transmission acquisition and marketing strategies. MTQ 2: Demonstrated experience leading a large organization with interdisciplinary teams including engineers, system planners, craft employees (line workers, electricians, meter and relay, etc.), and financial teams. Experience with both union and nonunion teams. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials and other executives from Federal, State, and local governments and with executives of electric utilities.
MTQ 3: Demonstrated knowledge of the electric utility industry and the dynamics of utility operations in the western United States, including demonstrated experience with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) open access and ratemaking requirements, Regional Transmission Organization /Independent System Operator (RTO/IS) operations, policies and requirements, reliability coordinator (RC) activities, NERC compliance, the roles of the various registered entities in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC)
You must 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. Failure to provide proof of education will result in non-consideration for this position. OFFICIAL ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPTS will be required to be provided prior to entrance-on-duty for individuals selected.
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
FEDERAL REQUIRMENT FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION: As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If you are selected for this position, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or prior to onboarding, if hired after November 22, unless you request a legally required exception from this requirement.
As part of onboarding, you will need to submit DOE's Certification of COVID-19 Vaccination for Prospective Federal Employees attesting to truthfulness that you are fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021, or prior to onboarding, if hired after November 22, 2021. Once onboard, you will then be required to provide proof of vaccination in DOE's MyEnergy system and certify the documentation you provide is true and correct under penalty of perjury. Providing a knowing and willful false statement on either DOE's COVID-19 Vaccination Form prior to starting or when providing proof of vaccination in DOE's MyEnergy system once onboard is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment (18 U.S.C. 1001) and will result in termination from Federal service.
The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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OF-306: 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.
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WAPA is responsible for Federal electric power marketing and transmission activities in 15 central and western states encompassing a 1.3-million square mile geographic area. The power system is comprised of over 17,000 miles of transmission lines and represents nearly 6 percent of the Nation's high voltage transmission. Wholesale customers number more than 630, including rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, public utility districts, investor-owned utilities, Federal and State agencies, and irrigation districts. They, in turn, provide service to millions of retail customers.