Deputy Assistant Commissioner (Fiscal Accounting Operations)
Department Of The Treasury - Parkersburg, WV

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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 Fiscal Accounting Operations (FAO) organization that is being established as part of the Fiscal Service consolidation.

The Deputy Assistant Commissioner (FAO) provides executive leadership and policy direction to nearly 500 employees performing various accounting operations, functions, and activities in support of the Fiscal Service’s mission. This includes accounting for the Public Debt of the United States; the Federal Investment Program; the Federal Borrowings Program; the State and Local Government Securities Program; Financial Management Line of Business activities; and Bureau accounting policies, standards, and reporting requirements.

Key Information:

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    • KEY REQUIREMENTS
    • 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

    DUTIES: Participates with the Assistant Commissioner (FAO) in formulation of long-range planning pertaining to programs and policies relating to FAO programs.

    Provides work direction and guidance to FAO personnel through subordinates. Evaluates work performance of subordinates. Hears grievances and employee complaints, reviews serious disciplinary cases, and recommends an appropriate resolution. Recommends selection of subordinate personnel and approval or rejection of requests for personnel action. Ensures implementation of and participation in various Government-wide or Bureau programs such as EEO, career development, labor relations, etc.

    Serves as the Assistant Commissioner's principal consultant and advisor on substantive and complex matters pertaining to the conduct and progress of FAO’s activities. Develops and directs implementation of both administrative and technical policies, goals, objectives, and priorities, anticipates future events that will likely affect FAO’s programs, and carries out long-range plans intended to accomplish desired program changes. Continually assesses the overall quality of the operation and periodically directs comprehensive evaluations of program goals, commitments, and objectives, readjusting and redefining them as appropriate.

    Manages the operations of FAO through program reviews, establishment of management practices, assessment of workload requirements, and utilization of resources. Determines the human and financial resource requirements of FAO, and decides upon the most efficient and effective way in which to carry out its mission. This entails determining and defining the role and authority of individual organizational components and positions, structuring the organization, utilizing human and financial resources, and carrying out work processes.

    Represents the Assistant Commissioner in negotiations, conferences, and meetings with officials from the Department of the Treasury, other Treasury bureaus, the Federal Reserve System, various Federal agencies, and financial institutions in an effort to coordinate all of the various activities and improve upon the efficiency and effectiveness of FAO programs. Participates actively in meetings and conferences with these key officials in order to provide authoritative information, present and defend the views of Fiscal Service, and to learn of and subsequently plan ways in which to accomplish future program goals.

    Works with the Assistant Commissioner to direct a staff of directors, managers, supervisors, and employees in numerous organizational components. Collaborates with and coordinates the combined efforts of the work force to achieve program goals. This involves implementing and promoting various government-wide and Fiscal Service programs, practices, and policies, among which are the Equal Opportunity Program, career development programs, and employee relations. Works in partnership with National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) representatives.

    Serves as a key official of Fiscal Service and is recognized as an active participant on Fiscal Service’s senior management team. In this capacity, the incumbent shares equally with other senior management officials the joint responsibility for formulating and directing the implementation of significant Fiscal Service policies. Serves on Fiscal Service senior management committees such as the Investment Review Board.

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: 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

    : Extensive experience managing a complex accounting and/or financial management program that requires "hands-on" management attention and is dependent on automation to accomplish time-critical business objectives. TQ 2: Knowledge of government accounting and financial management programs and laws, regulations, policies, and procedures that apply. 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.

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

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    BENEFITS: 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

    OTHER INFORMATION: 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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