Department of Energy Jobs – Deputy Assistant Secretary

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Job Description:

The Waste and Materials Management Office advances strategies to optimize Environmental Management waste and materials management projects and processes. The office develops risk-based disposal policy to ensure safe disposal of EM waste. The office provides assistance and oversight to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and the National Transuranic (TRU) Waste Program and has the overriding responsibility to support field offices by enabling the effective execution of the mission.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Direct organizational activities, frames strategic plans based on broad organizational assessments and evaluations of long-term organizational objectives. Determine the financial and personnel resources needed to achieve mission objectives and support mission operations; identify the need for major organizational improvements; and develop the requisite plans and direct implementing actions.
  • Develop strategy and policy for all EM TRU waste to be disposed at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant to ensure safe and effective disposal operations.
  • Ensure the development, implementation and maintenance of DOE-wide radioactive waste management policies and guidance in compliance with DOE statutory responsibilities related to radioactive waste streams. Serve as a senior EM interface on the DOE-wide radioactive material packaging/certification program, transportation policy, and operational support and logistics. Manage Headquarters hazardous (including radioactive) material package certification and the associated audits and inspections.
  • Oversee execution of waste and materials disposition policies and directives, including policy development of national waste management and material disposition initiatives. Serve as a senior EM point of contact with other DOE programs on waste and materials disposition matters to ensure integration and optimization of EM objectives. Oversee the identification of new disposal systems and direct the execution of efforts to develop and propose new systems.
  • Determine the internal organization, staffing, and authorities required to accomplish the functions assigned to the Waste and Materials Management Office in the areas of management, storage, transportation and disposition of low-level radioactive waste, transuranic waste, high-level radioactive waste, nuclear and excess materials and DOE spent nuclear fuel inventories; packaging and transportation systems; and complex-wide integration of waste and materials management to ensure line management accountability.
  • Provide advice to the EM program and field offices. Play a vital role in managing programs and directly and profoundly influences EM-wide policy and planning related decisions. Exercise full managerial authority and seamless integration of all Waste and Materials Management Office policies, practices, and innovative solutions to complex EM regulatory challenges.
  • Oversee and direct the internal organization, staffing, policies, and personnel authorities required to carry out the responsibilities of the Office, including the recruitment of senior managers and technical experts necessary to ensure the success of the programs.

Job Requirements:

  • A mobility agreement may be required based on mission needs.
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance
  • 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.
  • A selectee’s appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.
  • 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.
  • An individual’s initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a one-year probationary period.

Job Details:

Company: Department of Energy

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Washington, DC, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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