Department Of The Treasury - Washington, DC

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history that dates back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. Come join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

The Department of the Treasury Assistant Secretary for Management (ASM) has been designated the Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer, the Chief Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer, and Senior Agency Official (SAO) for Records Management for the Department. In these roles the ASM has full authority to act for the Treasury Secretary on all privacy and civil liberties, FOIA, records management, and information collection matters.
The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Privacy, Transparency, and Records (DASPTR), as a direct report to the ASM, is the incumbent responsible for managing comprehensive Privacy, Civil Liberties, FOIA, Records Management, and Information Management programs for the Treasury Department, including the Treasury Departmental Offices (DO) and Treasury Bureaus. The DASPTR, supporting the ASM as the Department's Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer, has overall responsibility and accountability for ensuring the agency's implementation of information privacy protections, including the agency's full compliance with federal laws, regulations, and policies relating to information privacy and individuals' civil liberties. The DASPTR also has responsibility for the agency's full compliance with federal laws, regulations, and policies relating to freedom of information, Federal records, and Federal libraries. Duties in all of these program areas include Treasury-wide policy, oversight, compliance, and reporting activities. The DASPTR also is designated the Senior Agency Official (SAO) for implementing the Open Government Directive requirements including proactive disclosure of information, transparency, and identifying high value datasets for release to the public in machine readable formats.


Must be a U.S. Citizen

This position may require a security clearance.

Financial disclosure is required.

Initial appointments require to serve a probationary period of 1 year.

Directly supervises a staff engaged in Privacy, Freedom of Information Act, Civil Liberties, Records, Information Management, Section 508 accessibility, Forms Management, and Treasury Library management. Consults with and furnishes authoritative advice and guidance to subordinate staff directors. Provides direction and policy guidance so that objectives, approaches, and practices conform to current requirements and policies of the Department and regulatory agencies. Manages staff to ensure efficient delivery of all products and services.

Formulates and prescribes the standards, methods, and practices that govern the program areas under the incumbent's direction. Identifies deficiencies in existing operations and policies.

Advises the Assistant Secretary for Management of the need for new or improved programs and methods of operations.

Participates in program planning and administrative design for DO. Assists DO organizations in analyzing and planning administrative requirements, and provides necessary assistance in the development and implementation of programs. Develops options on significant issues for presentation to the Assistant Secretary and other senior officials. Ensures that analysis is thorough, accurate, and authoritative and makes recommendations concerning which options are most appropriate.

Makes systematic reviews of the assigned program areas. Informs the Assistant Secretary for Management of conformity to current requirements and policies. Briefs the Assistant Secretary on possible problem situations, and provides advice and guidance on resolving them.

Builds and fosters excellence in service in delivering management products to all Treasury and DO customers, and advocates policies and services to customers to ensure mutual understanding of requirements and responsibilities of both service providers and clients. This includes executive-level interface with clients.

Represents Treasury to other departments and agencies, the Office of Management and other interested parties including outside organizations, governments, and representatives, on matters within this functional area and on major cross-functional issues.

Participates and takes a leadership role in interagency forums, councils, committees, and workgroups to share best practices and influence standards.

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, candidates must possess specialized experience at a senior level which demonstrates ability to perform the duties described above; including progressively responsible supervisory or managerial experience demonstrating ability to manage people and resources. Candidates are strongly encouraged to address each Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's) separately. Candidates who choose not to address both the ECQ's and MTQ's separately will not be disqualified; but must ensure their resume addresses each sufficient for evaluation. Your responses and/or resume must demonstrate possession of these qualifications; typically acquired through education, experience or training, and reflect progressive development and achievement in managing the business operations of a large organization. Please provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibility, the scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and level of contacts. All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the relevance of their experience, education, training, self-development, honors, awards, and outside activities.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs) : The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service and are in addition to the specific technical qualifications listed above. Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at ECQs

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.

TQ 1 : Demonstrated experience effectively overcoming resistance and leading the adoption of change within an organization to enable compliance with governing statutes, regulations, policies and/or best practices.

TQ 2 : Demonstrated professional program management experience related to the entire information management life cycle including:

a) Content creation (paper and digital),

b) Information collection,

c) Records determination and disposition,

d) Safeguarding of protected information,

e) Information sharing requirements,

f) Proactive information disclosure,

g) Making information accessible, and

h) Identifying and implementing enabling technology to facilitate the activities listed above.

This position does not have an education requirement. Candidates must have specialized experience at a level close to the duties of this job, that has given you the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties described. Typically specialized experience is within this field or a field that is closely related.

Before entering on duty, you will be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278, in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. You will need to provide the information annually.

Your application will be evaluated by a Merit Staffing Panel on the basis of the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience and education as reflected in your resume and narrative statements. Based on the Panels evaluation of your application against the qualification required by the position; the top rated candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration.
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Employment with The Department of the Treasury's, Office of General Counsel offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in a Federal retirement system. To find out more about benefits offered to Federal employees, please visit

EEO Policy Statement : The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation : Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Legal and Regulatory Guidance.

Social Security Number : Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials, will result in your application not being processed.

Privacy Act : Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Signature : Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application. False Statements - If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

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. The materials you send with your application will not be returned. Send only those materials needed to evaluate your application. Please do not place your application in a notebook or binder. For further information pertaining to the SES, applicants are encourage to visit: SES

Financial Disclosure : All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct, that govern activities with outside organizations and reporting financial holdings. Upon hire, and on an annual basis thereafter, the incumbents of some positions may be required to file financial disclosure reports. The incumbents may be prohibited from holding certain financial interests. Individuals selected for positions that require financial disclosure will be informed prior to accepting the position that financial disclosure will be a requirement.

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