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Are you interested in working in the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO)?

We’re looking for the best and brightest! Please see below for 5 job opportunities:

HEAD OF NATIONAL COMMUNITY SOLAR PARTNERSHIP (MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYST)

**This position is at the GS-14 level.**

The management and program analyst will lead the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s National Community Solar Partnership (NCSP) program. The goal of the NCSP is to expand access to affordable community solar for every American household by 2025.

Responsibilities include working with partners and key stakeholders to identify and address barriers, provide technical assistance, and widely distribute solutions; coordinating a team consisting of solar energy technical experts to plan and carry out program activities; shepherding a long-term vision, plan, and strategy to deliver a unified platform to the marketplace; developing new program activities, setting direction, and tracking success (using milestones and metrics) against annual goals; conducting stakeholder engagement activities; generating communication material for internal and external stakeholder audiences; and more.

This position is based in Washington, DC. Click here to apply for the management and program analyst position.

Apply by August 12 to be considered for this position.

DOE has direct hire authority for the 4 positions below. To apply for these positions, send your résumé to solar@ee.doe.gov and note the position you are interested in the subject line. These positions remain open until filled. We look forward to receiving and reviewing your résumés.

CHIEF SCIENTIST

**This position is at the GS-15 level.**

The chief scientist will lead cross-cutting strategic projects to inform and shape the direction of SETO and will provide technical evaluations of selected topics. The chief scientist reports directly to the SETO Director. The chief scientist should have deep knowledge of the solar industry, strong analytical skills, and the ability to speak and write clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences. This position is expected to be based in Washington, DC.

Qualifications for a Physical Scientist Position

Basic Requirement:

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.

or

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.

You must meet the Basic Requirement and "Specialized Experience" to qualify for this position as described below. If you apply through the usajobs.gov link you will have to identify which grade you wish to be considered for.  A description of the experience requirements by grade are noted below.  If you submit your resume to the email box, please identify the position and grade you wish to be considered for.

Specialized Experience Requirements

The specialized experience listed are the minimum requirements for the series, each particular vacancy may have additional experience necessary to meet the applicable grade level.

To be considered for the GS-13 position you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Experience includes communicating progress, status, and approval in order to evolve efficient and technically adequate responses; preparing reports to recommend solutions to compliance issues; performing consulting or other professional, scientific, technical, administrative, fiscal, or other specialized work; and/or performing management planning duties such as concept development, master integration planning, and programming design for programs or projects, taking into account feasibility, costs, and economics.

To be considered for the GS-14 position you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Experience includes performing consulting or other professional, scientific, technical, administrative, fiscal, or other specialized work; reviewing and evaluating program priorities and conduct periodic scientific reviews to evaluate facility performance; preparing, justifying, and supporting the portions of the budget relating to the program; and/or analyzing regulations to resolve compliance issues during project execution.

To be considered for the GS-15 position you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Experience includes evaluating the effect of technical developments on fundamental policies, objectives and goals; developing new concepts, plan, and evaluate long-range programs and projects; planning and executing specialized programs on scientific, technical, administrative, and fiscal matters; and/or developing and managing funding for scientific research programs, determining funding levels, and recommending proposal, denials and program determinations for assigned programs.

Education Requirements

This position has a positive education requirement. Therefore, you MUST provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application. This documentation 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 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.

We are currently reviewing applications for the following positions, but they are considered open until filled:

TECHNOLOGY MANAGER - CSP TEAM (1)

**This position is at the GS-13 level**

The CSP candidate will manage research and development projects that support the development of novel CSP technologies, including optics and controls of solar concentrators, high-temperature materials and thermal transport systems and components, advanced power cycles, and solar thermochemical processes and systems.

TECHNOLOGY MANAGER - SYSTEMS INTEGRATION TEAM (2)

**These positions are at the GS-13 and GS-14 level**

The Systems Integration candidates will manage research and development projects that advance the reliable, resilient, secure, and affordable integration of solar energy onto the U.S. electric grid. These projects explore planning and operation, solar-plus solutions, and power electronics, among others.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, submit your résumé to solar@ee.doe.gov. If selected for the position, you will also need to supply a transcript demonstrating a physical science or engineering degree (or relevant coursework) to meet the basic eligibility requirements.