Director, Office of Business Operations

Department Of Energy
Full time Full day
Washington, DC

  • Duties




The Office of Business Operations Director serves as the principal source for all Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy business products, processes, and systems. The incumbent provides a full suite of business services to the organization on topics such as financial assistance management, project management, human resources management, facility management, IT system development, IT infrastructure and property management, executive correspondence, audits and internal controls.

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As the Director, Office of Business Operations, you will

  • Be responsible for the administrative and technical direction of the Office of Business Operations, including supervision of a large group of professional and administrative employees.

  • Ensure the effectiveness of various management control systems and compliance with all requirements of the Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act and related Office of Business Operations, Office of Personnel Management, EERE and Department of Energy (DOE) criteria.

  • Oversee all aspects of EERE's information technology systems, hardware, software, and associated policies that support the mission requirements of EERE in a cost-effective manner while maintaining compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act, National Institute of Standards and Technology Guidance, Office of Management and Budget, and DOE cyber security directives.

  • Serve as EERE's principal advisor on position and workforce management planning by providing in-depth advice and assistance to senior leadership on EERE-wide manpower management in support of EERE's mission and functions.

  • Provide oversight of EERE's business management processes, including oversight and development of all operational policies, practices and procedures and business process training.

  • Identify, analyze, and resolve technical, institutional, public policy, programmatic, and managerial issues that impact planning, human capital management, program support services, project management and information technology services systems.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0340 Program Management

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability determinations

  • New appointees must successfully complete a 1-year trial period

  • Must pass a pre-employmetn drug test; random testing after appointment

  • This employer participates in the eVerify program

This is an Excepted Service position. This appointment will not confer Competitive Service career-conditional or career tenure status. This means that if you are selected, you would have to compete with other applicants in open competition to meet requirements for another Federal position, unless you meet the requirements for reinstatement. Applicants who voluntarily convert from the competitive service, Senior Executive Service, or other pay systems to a non-time limited appointment under this excepted service authority are not afforded "fallback rights" to the pay system previously assigned prior to conversion.

Conditions of Employment

  • If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to the U.S. Department of Energy mandatory requirements and will be required to file a confidential financial disclosure report within 30 days of entry on duty.

  • 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.

  • Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12). A selectee's appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.

  • If selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Statement (OGE-460) upon entering the position, and annually thereafter.

  • New appointees must successfully complete a 1 year trial period, and a 1 year supervisory probationary period, to be completed concurrently.


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/pay band in the Federal service. For this position, experience must be at least equivalent to the EJ-III or GS-14 level. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

  • Experience developing and managing enterprise information systems technology in support of large organizations;

  • Experience in personnel management including in-depth understanding of merit principles and practices and the ability to advise senior managers on a wide range of issues related to human resources, employee relations, and labor management;

  • Experience with business operations principles and procedures, business management systems and processes, including operating plans to ensure consistent, efficient, and effective business policies and practices.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following competencies or knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your resume how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the Competencies/KSAs identified below:

  • Knowledge of business operations principles and procedures, business management systems and processes, including operating plans to ensure consistent, efficient, and effective business policies and practices.

  • Skill in building and managing a workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs.

  • Knowledge of developments and new applications of information technology (hardware, software, telecommunications), emerging technologies and their applications to business processes, and applications and implementation of information systems to meet organizational requirements.

  • Ability to identify and analyze problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.

"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.

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

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


If education is required: 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

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