About the Agency
The maximum salary for individuals who have not previously held an SES position is $167,000 (EX-III). Current SES who earn more than $167,000 (EX-III) will be reassigned at their existing salary rate. TRAVEL REQUIRED
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens
You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
More requirements are listed within the Qualifications and Evaluations Tab. DUTIES: Back to top
The Associate Director for Budget, Planning, and Integration provides executive leadership for planning, formulating, revising, briefing and publishing the bureau’s annual budget justification from inception at the bureau through enactment by Congress. Responsibilities include:
Serves as a full member of the bureau’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT) which is comprised of senior policy-level leaders and SES program managers of the major bureau components. He/she provides advice and counsel to the ELT and senior USGS managers on financial and budgetary issues and emerging initiatives that will impact or provide opportunities to advance the services and science goals of the USGS.
Serves as the primary advisor to the Director and senior bureau leadership for all matters associated with the bureau’s budget programs, the USGS Strategic Plan, all bureau activities in support of GPRA, and performance measures. These programs support the entire bureau mission that is carried out nationwide, with some international presence, by over 8,000 employees.
Program manager for the strategic vision, development, implementation, and management of the budget program and strategic program initiatives of the USGS. The programs are highly technical and deal with issues of vital importance to the Nation. The budget program is a progressive evolving, and dynamic program that is moving forward to effectively respond to Congressional and Administration requirements to improve financial performance and ensure budget and performance integration.
Responsible for bureau-wide policy, guidance, and direction for all budgetary concerns to include formulation, presentation, execution, advocacy, congressional liaison, management improvement activities, control reviews, audits, the analysis of policy, operations and management issues.
Directs the development and application of appropriate financial strategies, including results-oriented budget approaches, timely and accurate accounting and financial reporting, and effective processes and controls.
Provides leadership and direction to the annual bureau-wide program planning process insuring alignment with administrative, budget and bureau strategic priorities.
Assesses overall effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of the bureau budget process and the Office of Budget, Planning, and Integration.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top
As a basic requirement, applicants MUST demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) and Technical Qualification. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.
You must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of an executive. To be considered for this position, all applicants must address the technical qualification listed below. Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or have successfully completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program approved by OPM and been certified by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the ECQs listed below. Your examples should be clear and concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. EACH TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION AND EACH ECQ MUST BE ADDRESSED SEPARATELY. The narrative addressing ECQ’s should follow the format provided at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf (Adobe Acrobat required). Narrative statements may not exceed 2 pages for each individual technical and each individual ECQ. If you exceed these limits or fail to address an ECQ or Technical Qualification, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Executive Core Qualifications:
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: You must have demonstrated an ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision.
E CQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: You must demonstrate the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building.
ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility.
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This ECQ involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management.
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This ECQ involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating.
FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, Public Service Motivation.
1. Demonstrated executive level experience providing leadership and direction for budgetary and related programs, strategic planning and forecasting, and performance measurement and internal management control processes for a geographically dispersed and complex scientific and technical organization.
Persons selected for initial appointment to the career Senior Executive Service must have their Executive Core Qualifications certified by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board prior to appointment and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period. Applicants who use "see resume" as a response will not receive consideration for this position.
A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Prior to appointment, all applicants tentatively selected for this position may be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employees in the executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you must disclose that to the Human Resources Office. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants who meet all the mandatory executive and technical qualifications will be evaluated by a panel of SES members to determine the degree to which they possess each of the listed qualifications. This evaluation will determine which applicants are best qualified. Total background, including experience, education, awards, self-development, and training will be reviewed. This information will be obtained from the application package, including the required narrative statements for the technical and Executive Core Qualifications described above.
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OTHER INFORMATION: Relocation expenses are authorized.
Veterans Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service SES.
Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs. Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.
Employees of the USGS are subject to the provisions of Title 43, U.S. Code, Section 39(a) and may not according to this legislation and related regulations: (a) have any personal or private interest, direct or indirect, in lands, or mineral wealth of such lands, whose title is in the United States; (b) execute surveys or examinations for private parties or corporations; or (c) have any substantial personal or private interest, direct or indirect, in any private mining or mineral enterprise doing business in the United States, except where specifically authorized by the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey. The incumbent of this position will be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) and the supplemental form, Confidential Statement of Employment and Financial Interest (DI-278).All forms must be filed within 30 days after the selection for this position.
The USGS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
The USGS serves the nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize the loss of life and...