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The Bureau of the Fiscal Service promotes the financial integrity and operational efficiency of the federal government through exceptional accounting, financing, collections, payments, and shared services. This Senior Executive Service position will serve as the Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the new Shared Services (SS) organization that is being established as part of the Fiscal Service consolidation.
The Deputy Assistant Commissioner (SS) provides executive leadership and policy direction to nearly 500 employees in various administrative operations, functions, and activities in support of the Fiscal Service's mission. This includes providing oversight, direction, and policy for the Procurement, Human Resources, and Travel Services Line of Business activities for Fiscal Service and other Federal agencies.
Veterans' preference does not apply in the Senior Executive Service.
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- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Must complete an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report annually
- Must undergo appropriate tax checks
- Must complete a 1-year SES probationary period, unless previously completed
Formulates and establishes organizational goals and objectives for the programs and functions of SS and develops policies, procedures, and program plans which contribute to the effective administration of SS.
Provides executive leadership to create an environment that facilitates accomplishment of goals and strategies and articulates and disseminates organizational goals and objectives to subordinate staff, while ensuring that key issues that may impact the Administrative Resource Center (ARC) are understood and fully integrated into the strategic approach that SS has developed.
Is a senior executive advisor to the Assistant Commissioner (SS) on all matters pertaining to human resources management, financial management, facilities management, Equal Employment Opportunity, health and safety, physical security, reimbursable services, and other administrative programs and activities. Participates in Bureau-wide management, administrative, policy, and planning matters.
Provides input to the Assistant Commissioner (SS) for Fiscal Service’s Long Range Planning function; prepares and updates the Bureau's Long-range Strategic and Operational Plan; and prepares special in-depth studies of planning issues and problems.
Provides advice to the Assistant Commissioner (SS) and other Assistant Commissioners on management, administrative, and planning aspects of the Bureau's major operating and administrative programs. Makes recommendations directly to the Assistant Commissioner (SS), Deputy Commissioner (Fiscal Service), and Commissioner (Fiscal Service) and is authorized to direct that changes, resulting from approved recommendations, be made. Changes may impact the administration and management of either operating or administrative programs of the Bureau and have Bureau-wide implications.
Develops, directs, coordinates, and evaluates administrative policies and programs for providing essential franchised support services to ARC’s customers. Administrative programs include budget planning and execution, human resources management, program and management analysis, contracting and procurement, facilities management, EEO, health and safety, physical security and other related operations.
Confers with the Assistant Commissioner (SS) in developing business plans for SS and in establishing new business lines or services from other federal government agencies.
Maintains a close and continuing liaison with key Department of the Treasury and other government agency officials at the policy-making level in order to coordinate and improve the operating efficiency and effectiveness of the programs of SS and services provided to franchise customers. Attends meetings and conferences to represent SS’s views and to anticipate future management and administrative needs.
Ensures that resources are effectively and appropriately used for maximum benefits to the accomplishment of program goals; provides guidance and technical direction; delegates duties and responsibilities; and ensures that an effective and technically knowledgeable staff is maintained.
Provides effective management through program monitoring, evaluation, and customer satisfaction surveys; reviews and evaluates program progress and goals to ensure revenue standards are met; ensures projects are completed in accordance with customer needs and established milestones; takes corrective action, when necessary, to attain program goals.
All applicants must meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
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 the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs). Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-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 will disqualify the applicant.
Evidence must be provided that clearly demonstrates the applicant has the necessary level of executive potential, skills, abilities, specialized knowledge, and technical qualifications to perform as a SES executive. This evidence must include clear, concise examples that emphasize the applicant’s level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of assignments, program accomplishments, policy initiatives, and long-range planning.
The best qualified candidates will be determined by assessing experience, education, awards, performance appraisals, and supervisory evaluations for this position. These assessments will be made against the ECQs and technical qualifications.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs) : The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the SES and provide the focus for OPM certification of executive qualifications.
ECQ 1 - Leading Change - The 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. Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision.
ECQ 2 - Leading People - 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. Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building.
ECQ 3 - Results Driven - 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. Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility.
ECQ 4 - Business Acumen - The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management.
ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions - 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. Competencies: partnering, influencing/negotiating
Fundamental Competencies – Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation are cross-cutting and provide the foundation for success in each ECQ.
Additional Information about the ECQs can be found on the OPM SES website at
http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf . For each ECQ, it is recommended that you provide at least one example of your qualifications using the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model described on the above website.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS : The following qualifications are required for the incumbent to perform the duties of the position. You must demonstrate all of the technical qualifications to be rated eligible for this position.
TQ 1 : Knowledge of and experience in the administrative processes of the Federal Government.
TQ 2: Experience evaluating and enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of programs and processes; skill in identifying improvements, challenging the status quo, and adapting those opportunities to achieve organizational goals and objectives.
TQ 3: Experience providing leadership in an environment that requires understanding of organizational dynamics including interplay between policy and operations; including experience supporting high-level officials with changing priorities.
TQ 4: Experience in using values to improve personal and organizational effectiveness.
Career applicants currently in the SES, former career SES appointees who are eligible for career reinstatement in the SES, or graduates of an SES Candidate Development Program who have been certified by OPM must address the technical competencies, but need not address the ECQs.
More information on how to address the ECQs and TQs can be found at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/ .
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and responses to the online questions are an integral part of the process for evaluating your basic qualifications for this SES position. We recommend that you emphasize your level of responsibility, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and program accomplishments (including the results of your actions) in your resume, question responses, and any other materials you provide. Although you are not required to provide a separate narrative statement addressing each of the ECQs and Technical Qualifications, you are welcome to do so. Candidates who choose to provide the optional narrative statements should include clear and concise examples of activities or tasks that show the scope and quality of accomplishments pertaining to specific qualification requirements.
Initial review of your application will be conducted by a Human Resources Specialist to determine if you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements of this position. Applicants who meet these mandatory requirements will be considered minimally qualified and will be evaluated by a panel of senior executives to determine the best qualified candidates. If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview.
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We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:
Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards;
Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, 26 days of vacation time each year;
Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;
A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc
All initial appointments to an SES position are contingent on approval from OPM’s Qualifications Review Board.
This is not a bargaining-designated position.
This position is critical sensitive. Selectee will be required to complete a Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions, SF-86, for a pre-appointment full-field background investigation.
Factors such as cost effectiveness, labor market conditions and difficulties in filling the position will be reviewed in determining if payment of relocation expenses is in the best interest of the Government.
In accordance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, the selectee(s) must go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 ( http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf ). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
In order to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reporting requirements, the Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD) is asking applicants to complete the Race and National Origin (RNO) information during the application process. This information will be kept confidential and anonymous, and will only be used for demographic reporting purposes.
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