Chief of Staff

Washington, D.C
Jun 28, 2022
Jun 29, 2022
Executive, Chief
Full Time

As a Chief of Staff your duties will include but are not limited to the following:
  • Performs assignments covering the full spectrum of programmatic, managerial and operational activities under the purview of the Director/Deputy Directors that requires highly developed knowledge of Service mission and programs. Assignments may cross bureau lines and some may entail interagency and coalition building.
  • Coordinates with the Director/Deputy Directors and other senior-level bureau officials/managers to develop approaches and solutions to complex, politically sensitive, and high visibility issues.
  • Serves as the principal reviewer of documents related to policy and programs and broad Service goals and objectives with focused emphasis on matters with potential for controversy, high visibility, or political sensitivity.
  • Represents and speaks for the Director/Deputy Directors on key managerial, operational, and programmatic decisions, including representing the Director/Deputy Directors in meetings in the Secretary's immediate office, the Deputy Secretary, Assistant Secretaries within the Department, and others.
  • Tracks accomplishments that cut across regional operations and program functions, information technology, human capital, and budget and finance, Service communications, Congressional affairs, and strategic planning and analysis to advance new and evolving processes and culture in the Service.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Individuals assigned male at birth after 12-31-59 must be registered for the Selective Service. To verify registration visit
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply).
  • Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade requirement as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
  • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation.
  • Drug testing position: Selectees tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
  • Supervisory Probationary Period: Selectees who have not previously completed a supervisory probationary period, will be required to serve a one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period for this position.
  • Notice of Financial Disclosure Report Requirement: This position is subject to a financial disclosure requirement and you will be required to complete OGE Form 450 as applicable within 30 days of your appointment


Only experience and education obtained by 06/28/2022 will be considered.

Minimum Qualification GS-14

One (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include: extensive experience with Explaining, advocating, and presenting facts and ideas in a convincing manner to ensure a clear understanding of agency goals; independently handling a wide variety of critical and complex assignments that require special handling, unique attention, or close coordination between multiple programs; represent an agency and/or bureau program to discuss and resolve a variety of complex issues that may have national, regional, and/or local consequences; and assist in budget formulation and justification with senior program officials to request funding to support regional and/or national science priorities.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Time In Grade Requirement: Applicants must meet both eligibility and qualification requirements for the position of interest by the closing date of the JOA. Specifically,
i. Area of Consideration.
ii. Time-in-grade (TIG) requirements as specified in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
iii. Time after competitive appointment as specified in 5 CFR 330.502.
iv. Qualification requirements outlined in OPM's Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions or for Federal Wage System (FWS), wage grade positions, applicants are evaluated using the OPM Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations and the job element examining method
Your SF-50 will be used to confirm you meet all requirements


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information


Yes, entitlements for payment of basic moving expenses, as required and to the extent allowed by the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) 302-3.101, are authorized for eligible applicants changing duty station when the change meets the distance tests as provided in FTR 302-1.1 and 302-2.6. All moving expenses are taxable.

-In addition, relocation discretionary entitlements May be authorized for this position excluding contractor-provided home sale.
-Discretionary entitlements are not authorized for this position

Telework: This position is suitable for telework on in an emergency or natural disaster.

Additional Vacancies: One or more positions may be filled from applications received under this announcement.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Department of Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors; education, and experience requirements), score at least 85 on the assessment questionnaire, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry.
For information on CTAP and ICTAP visit: Career Transition

The Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA),P.L. 114-47 , allows certain individuals who currently or formerly were under time-limited competitive appointments at certain land management agencies to compete under merit promotion procedures.

Note: You must submit ALL SF-50s and performance information for each period of temporary/term employment that qualifies for LMWFA. Performance documentation can be obtained by contacting the supervisors for the positions you served in during your 24 months. If they did not complete performance appraisals ask them to provide a statement of performance for each period of service. The statement must specify the dates for each employment period and your level of performance (dates should match the dates on the SF-50s).

Current appointees:
  • Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency;
  • Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND
  • Must have performed at an acceptable level.

Former appointees:
  • Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency;
  • Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years;
  • Must apply for position within 2 years after separation;
  • Must have been separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND
  • Must have performed at an acceptable level.