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BES Job Opportunity – Scientific User Facilities Program Manager Position


Pay Plan/Series/Grade: GS-1301-14/15

Location: Germantown, MD

Opening Date: 7/10/2023

Closing Date: 7/31/2023

Who can apply: Open to the Public

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a job opportunity for a Physical Scientist GS-1301-14/15 position to serve as a Program Manager for Scientific User Facilities (SUF) under the Basic Energy Sciences (BES) Program in the Office of Science (SC) located in Germantown, Maryland.  The recruitment will use the Open Continuous Direct Hire Announcement CY-23-OCDH-1301-11824095-DH which is posted on USAJOBS:

This announcement will be used to collect applications from candidates for this permanent position. Management will request a list of applications to the Direct Hire Announcement on July 31, 2023; applications submitted after that date may not be considered for this position. You must submit your application, including a resume and any other required documents identified in the announcement, through USAJOBS to be considered for this position. When applying, please indicate your interest in positions in Germantown, Maryland.  In addition to the required documents, you are strongly encouraged to submit an optional cover letter indicating interest in the BES Scientific User Facilities Program Manager position, describing how your experience demonstrates that you meet the requirements for a GS-14 or GS-15 position, and demonstrating that you possess the knowledge and training in materials science required to successfully perform the duties of this position.

Anyone applying to this position needs to be aware that, if selected, you will be placed on a new appointment in the Civil Service. A DOE career status employee selected for this position may be required to serve a new one (1) year probationary period, pursuant to 5 CFR 315.802.

For more information, please contact Linda Horton at

The Physical Scientist will serve as a Program Manager for Scientific User Facilities (SUF) within the Office of Basic Energy Sciences Scientific User Facilities Division (BES SUF) in Germantown, MD. BES supports fundamental research to understand, predict, and ultimately control matter and energy at the electronic, atomic, and molecular levels, providing the foundations for new energy technologies and supporting DOE missions in energy, environment, and national security. The SUF Division supports basic research related to scientific user facilities and technical oversight for facility operations.

The Program Manager will be providing scientific and programmatic expertise to support the full breadth of division programs. Activities include program management: As part of the team for BES user facility operations and construction program; In support of BES-wide funding opportunity announcements; Review/drafting of budget documents; Execution of proposal peer reviews (including for the SUF SBIR/STTR program); Scientific communication including technical review of press releases, technical content for brochures, technical updates for the SUF website, and research highlights; Participation in facility construction reviews including Major Items of Equipment; and Planning, execution, and report generation for BES-SUF workshops and roundtables. Physical Scientists with expertise in the disciplines related to research performed at x-ray, neutron, and/or nanoscale science research facilities are preferred.

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