Deputy Director
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board - Washington, DC

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The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is widely considered to be one of the best retirement plans in the world and a model for defined contribution plans. We are seeking a champion for its continual improvement.

Voted as one of the “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” as ranked by the Partnership for Public Service in its 2011 Very Small Agencies Best Places to Work Rankings, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) is an independent Federal Agency with a single mission: To administer the Thrift Savings Plan solely in the interest of its participants and beneficiaries. We help Federal employees and members of the Uniformed Services retire with dignity by providing benefits similar to private sector 401(k) plans. The TSP manages over $300 billion for 4.6 million participants located in every time zone around the world.

The FRTIB is looking for a highly qualified and motivated individual to serve as the Deputy Director in the Office of Benefits and will serve as Acting Director, in the Director’s absence.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizen

Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation

Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service

Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)

DUTIES:
  • Responsible for supervising and managing various TSP benefits issues and services.
  • Provides expert technical advice and guidance on benefits policies, procedures, and customer service delivery.
  • Supervises employees and assign tasks and/or responsibilities to fully and appropriately use staff.
  • Oversees day-to-day operations of one or more contractors responsible for supporting the Agency’s benefits program.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet the specialized experience as described below:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level which involved experience providing expert advice and guidance on benefits policies procedures, and service delivery functions and issues, and work that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Education may not be substituted for experience at this grade level.

Your resume will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Applicants meeting minimum qualifications will further be evaluated on information provided in the Questionnaire.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

Best Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most requirements of the position.

Well Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and meets most requirements of the position.

Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not possess the relevant competencies to a substantive degree.

If you are among the Best Qualified candidates, your application may be referred to the selecting official for consideration and possible interview.

All applicants will be rated on the following Skills or Competencies:

Program Management, Leadership, and Technical Advice.

To preview the questionnaire, click on the following link View Assessment Questions .

BENEFITS:
Working for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Retirement System. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board also has agency specific benefits which include student loan repayment and flexible work schedules.

The following web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc .

Alternate work schedule options are available.

Telework may be available after you have come on board.

If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run.

Direct deposit: Direct deposit of pay is required.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified means, you must meet all the minimum qualification standards listed above and be assessed and assigned the rating of at least Well-Qualified to receive special selection priority.

You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/

Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit documentation described in the "Required Documents" section. For more information regarding veteran's preference please go to http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

Relocation incentives: No relocation expenses will be paid for this position.

Probationary Period: One-year Supervisory probationary period may be required.

Background Suitability Investigation: C ontinued employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation and the granting of a Federal suitability or security clearance.

Temporary Duty Travel: TDY for this position may be approximately 10 percent.

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