The mission of the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) is to enhance the security of U.S. critical energy infrastructure, mitigate the impacts of disruptive events and risk to the sector overall through preparedness and innovation, and respond to and facilitate recovery from energy disruptions in collaboration with other Federal agencies, the private sector, and State, local, tribal, and territory governments.
CESER addresses the emerging threats of tomorrow while protecting the reliable flow of energy to Americans today by improving energy infrastructure security and supporting the Department of Energy's (DOE) national security mission. CESER's focus on preparedness and response activities to natural and man-made threats, supports a stronger, more prosperous, and secure future for the Nation. CESER's Risk Management Tools and Technologies Division advances research, development, and deployment of technologies, tools, and techniques to reduce risks to the Nation's critical energy infrastructure posed by cyber, physical, climate-based and other emerging threats. Continuing to increase the security, reliability, and resiliency of our energy infrastructure will help ensure the success of grid modernization and transformation of the Nation's energy systems.
As the Deputy Director for Risk Management Tools and Technologies you will:
Direct and manage the Division's research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of technologies, tools, and techniques to reduce climate-based, physical or cyber risks to the U.S. energy sector.
Serve as an expert on Division research efforts including developing tools and capabilities for cyber, physical, and natural hazards vulnerability assessments to provide situational awareness and analysis of potential impacts from new adversary capabilities and/or malware. Formulate program goals, strategic directions, priorities, and plans for the Division, factoring in advice provided by the scientific and industry stakeholders, as appropriate. Interpret and advise senior management and staff on funded programs and research related policies, procedures, technology transfer matters, agreements, financial issues and ethics in the conduct of research.
Represent CESER on matters concerning the areas of responsibility in a variety of situations. Provide interpretations of the organization and DOE regulations, policies, and technical facts while engaged in meetings with Federal government officials, national laboratory directors, Congressional committees, and other public and private institutions. Maintain regular contact with CESER senior leadership and other senior level managers; maintain frequent contact with assistant secretaries, office directors and their representatives, counterparts in other Federal agencies, Congressional leaders, DOE field offices, contractors, university, and other research groups including foreign institutions.
Build and strengthen strategic crosscutting research partnerships for the development and transition of technologies to address priority research gaps and enable energy systems to recognize a cyber-attack both within the DOE organization, and externally with Federal agencies, National Laboratories, academic institutions, and industry partners.
Provide expert leadership to promote the efficient management of CESER resources and assets. Oversee the development of multi-year program plans, annual operating plans, Congressional budget requests, and guide strategic studies which influence and guide these plans. Develop annual program budget requirements, approve of and manage the use of appropriated funds, and interpretive guidance to all funding.
Provide strong and effective workforce management, including skills identification, training, hiring and performance management for the Risk Management Tools and Technologies organization. Anticipate personnel requirements and put necessary mechanisms in place to ensure effective operations and succession planning. Manage the deployment of assigned staff and ensure that sufficient contract and full-time staff are available to complete program tasks at a high-performance level.
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