Deputy Director for Grid Modernization, Grid Deployment Office ES-00
The Deputy Director for Grid Modernization is responsible for leading the formulation and strategy for deploying advanced technologies to modernize the electric system, establishing resilience metrics and risk assessments; advancing demand response and smart management of edge technologies such as electric vehicles; developing and evaluating gaps in regional market structures; and implementing relevant parts of the Federal Power Act, Energy Policy Act of 2005, and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
As the Deputy Director for Grid Modernization you will:
- Be responsible for overseeing activities that prevent outages and enhance the resilience of the electric grid.
- Serve as a key member of the Grid Deployment Office senior leadership team.
- Oversee activities that prevent outages and enhance the resilience of the electric grid; oversee the Division and ensure the issuance of state formula grants and competitive grants to utilities and to other eligible entities.
- Oversee the Smart Grid Investment Matching Grant Program, conduct resilience modeling, evaluate markets, and assess risk of energy infrastructure.
- Serve as one of the Director's principal advisors on Grid Modernization activities for Grid Deployment Office.
- Directs organizational activities and frames strategic plans based on broad organizational assessments and evaluations of long-term organizational objectives.
- Assists the Director and Principal Deputy Director on all matters involving activities that prevent outages and enhance the resilience of the electric grid.
- Serves as a senior liaison in the initiation of meetings, conferences, and contacts with other agencies, and Department officials as necessary.
- Assists the Principal Deputy Director in representing the United States at various internal and external meetings, performing other representational assignments.
Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): A supplemental narrative must be uploaded and attached to your application addressing each MTQ listed below. No more than one (1) page per MTQ is allowed; additional informational information will not be considered. MTQs must provide specific examples that address relevant experience and accomplishments. Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following MTQs. Failure to submit a narrative statement addressing each of the MTQs may cause your application to be deemed incomplete and not be considered.
MTQ 1: Experience in managing technological and market risk in the deployment of advanced technologies in the electric transmission and distribution sector including conducting cost benefit analysis, developing new business models; and achieving performance metrics.
MTQ 2: Ability to manage a large financial assistance and technology deployment organization in partnership with industry, congressional staff, state energy and utility commissions, and tribal leaders on grid modernization and provide strategic, political, and executive leadership.
MTQ 3: Experience in program and project management of complex technical deployment programs related to electric transmission and distribution technologies including budget formation and execution; monitoring performance; program justification and marketing.