Executive Director, Regulatory Audit and Agency Advisory Services

Washington, D.C
Jun 30, 2022
Jul 04, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

As the Executive Director, Regulatory Audit and Agency Advisory Services (RAAAS), you will serve under the broad administrative supervision of the Executive Assistant Commissioner of the Office of Trade. You will independently plan and direct RAAAS programs, troubleshoot field issues, anticipate potential problems, and inform the Executive Assistant Commissioner on all areas of concern related to RAAAS. You will manage resources and systems to fully implement a comprehensive national annual audit plan to effectively target and conduct audit investigations covering national priority trade issues and enforcement initiatives. You will oversee resources and activities dedicated to RAAAS, such as field office audit operations, annual audit assessments, national audit plans, peer review assessments, advisory services for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other Department of Homeland Security (DHS) components, and continued professional education training.

You will be recognized as an agency authority on formulating new national audit plans or advisory services that have a broad or long-range impact on one or more significant priority trade issues or enforcement initiatives. You will provide management and consulting services to top agency executives on change management and internal business process improvements to increase the effectiveness of major agency operations and functions.

You will advise the Executive Assistant Commissioner on all aspects of the RAAAS program, and serve as the primary agency advisor on all RAAAS programs, activities, and events. You will oversee the development of external auditing policies, standards, and guidelines to meet internal and external requirements, and represent the business interests of CBP in an advisory capacity on matters concerning regulatory audit investigations. You will meet with and brief high-level officials, including DHS officials, the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of CBP, Executive Assistant Commissioners, other federal agency representatives within and outside DHS, private sector representatives, and international government agencies. You will develop long-term project plans for RAAAS, establish National Annual Audit Plan goals, and identify the processes and resources necessary to achieve these goals.


Conditions of Employment

Position Designation: This position is designated as Career Reserved.

Probationary Period: You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.

Selective Service: If you are a male and are hired, and if you were 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 Selective Service law.

Drug Testing: This position has been identified as a Testing Designated Position under the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Drug-Free Workplace Program. Satisfactory completion of the drug test is a condition of placement and/or employment in the position and the incumbent(s) of this position is thereafter subject to Random Drug Testing.

Political Appointee Employee Verifications: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.


You must show in your résumé that you possess the Basic Requirements, the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) that apply to the SES, and the Technical Qualifications listed below.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/

We recommend that your résumé emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.

Basic Requirements - Mandatory
  • Degree: accounting, auditing; or a degree including auditing courses in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.
  • OR Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
  • Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
  • A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
  • Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the
    24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

  • Executive Core Qualifications - Mandatory

    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.

    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.

    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.

    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN : The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    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.

    Technical Qualifications - Mandatory

    6. Expert knowledge and experience leading a large, complex regulatory audit program.

    7. Knowledge of international trade compliance regulations and processes.

    Additional information

    Relocation Bonus: CBP may authorize a relocation bonus (not to exceed 25% of basic pay) for an eligible selectee. A service agreement would be required upon appointment.

    Relocation Expenses: We may choose to pay your relocation expenses in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.

    Telework Eligible: Yes, based on agency policy.

    Travel: Occasional travel is required.

    Leave: You will earn 26 vacation days and 13 days of sick leave per year. In addition, the Government observes 10 regular paid holidays each year.

    Background Investigation: This position is a critical sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation as a condition of placement/ retention in the position. A Top Secret security clearance will be required upon appointment.

    Note: The Federal Government does not to deny employment to individuals who are currently or who have been unemployed, nor does it deny employment to individuals who have had financial difficulties through no fault of their own.