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job Jul 10 2014

Assessment and Surveillance Programs Manager 00299154

Tthe Y-12 National Security Complex

Y-12 Recruiting
Posting Title (Same as Req Title)
BUS- Assessment and Surveillance Programs Manager 00299154
Posting Start Date 07-10-2014 - Posting End Date 07-24-2014
Reference Code
BUS- Assessmt and Surv Prog Mgr 299154 X

Specific Job Responsibilities:
This position provides expertise, leadership, technical direction and functional oversight for implementation and maintenance
of Independent and Self-Assessment Programs at the Y-12 National Security Complex (NSC) in accordance with DOE Order
414.1D, Quality Assurance. This position is located within the Contractor Assurance organization, which has overall
responsibility for risk management, assessments, event reporting, feedback and improvement, issues management, lessons
learned, and performance metrics.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
-Provides leadership in maintaining safe working conditions, establishes goals and expectations, and prioritizes and
integrates work within the organization. Ensures the principles of the Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS),
Integrated Safeguards and Security Management (ISSM), Quality Assurance (QA), Contractor Assurance System (CAS),
and Conduct of Operations are used for all activities.
-Provides technical direction for assessment personnel to ensure high-quality assessment programs are implemented. Plans,
coordinates, executes, and supervises the organization ensuring that work is conducted in accordance with all applicable
procedures and requirements. Establishes goals and expectations for the organization and monitors performance.
-Ensures assessment schedules (Independent Assessment, Management Assessment and Surveillances) are developed
and maintained based on (a) input from the site's subject matter experts and functional area managers, (b) provides a
comprehensive look at a cross-section of work activities and requirements across the NSC, (c) are appropriately
risk/vulnerability based, and (d) meet management expectations for performance improvement via Governance
-Ensures scheduled assessments are performed. Works with operations personnel and senior management to communicate
results. Identifies and recommends to senior management areas to be independently assessed, based on risk analysis and
performance indicators. Provides direction for analysis of findings/issues from assessments to identify potential trends or
-Facilitates reconciliation of differences in opinion identified through customer feedback, while ensuring the integrity of the
oversight processes and their results.
-Handles all personnel matters associated with direct reports including hiring and maintaining an effective and motivated
workforce; evaluates performance; trains and develops staff; and coaches, rewards and disciplines employees, as
appropriate. Handles employee complaints and resolves personnel problems.
-Develops, reviews, manages and/or approves budgets, proposals, schedules and related documents. Manages budgets
and personnel to assure accomplishment of the organizational mission within the established financial goal and target
-Communicates performance of Assessment and Surveillance Programs directly with NNSA and other stakeholders.
-Develops and administers an effective training program for qualifying personnel to Lead or Perform Assessments; serves as
Assessor Qualification Authority (AQA) for the NSC to determine the appropriateness of various training equivalencies.
-Maintains, implements and serves as the functional area manager for the overarching assessment strategy at the Y-12
NSC. Establishes and maintains performance metrics that accurately portray assessment performance.
-Interfaces with Internal Audit and other assessment programs/staff, at both the Y-12 and Pantex sites, to ensure that
assessment programs are developed, executed and maintained in a consistent, effective and efficient manner.

Specific Job Knowledge & Training Required:
Position requires a Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline plus 10 years' experience working in nuclear operations, risk
management, safety management, emergency response and/or quality assurance, including at least 5 years' experience in
an assessment-related field and at least 3 years of supervisory or demonstrated leadership experience. Note: A combination
of 15 years of relevant, progressive experience and/or technical education will be considered and evaluated for equivalency
of these requirements.
Applicants must have training and experience in performing assessment program activities. Applicant must be able to be
certified as an Independent Assessment Team Leader and be qualified as a basic instructor and has demonstrated
experience developing and conducting training courses. Working knowledge and understanding of DOE policies, procedures,
and requirements in areas associated with assessments and issues management is required; while knowledge and
understanding of documented safety analysis processes, configuration and management principles, Conduct of Operations,
and Conduct of Maintenance requirements is preferred. The position requires the ability to effectively manage customer
communications, interfaces, and negotiations covering a wide range of technical and administrative issues and requirements.
The position requires excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills, a high level of personal motivation,
and the ability to work within changing situations to meet short deadlines. Additionally, the successful candidate must have
advanced computer skills, with strong working knowledge of databases, spreadsheets and SAP modules.
The position requires demonstrated skills in planning, organization, schedule compliance, employee development, and
personnel management including a basic knowledge of personnel administrative procedures and practices. Additionally, the
successful candidate must have experience in the development and management of organizational budgets.
This position requires a Q clearance; however all qualified candidates will be considered regardless of their current clearance
status. The ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy clearance is required.
The job level for this position will be determined based on the selected candidates education and relevant work experience.

Contract Type

Employment Fraction

Y-12 is a drug-free workplace. Candidates accepting a job offer will be required to pass a pre-placement physical, drug
screening and background investigation. As an employee, you must also be able to receive and maintain a security
clearance from the United States Department of Energy in order to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified
information or matter. All employees with a security clearance are also subject to being randomly selected for drug testing
without advance notification.

Y-12 is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex,
age, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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