Executive Officer/Executive Director of Administration

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 30, 2022
Closes
Jul 07, 2022
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Serves as the organization's most senior administrative official, and as such, speaks for and makes commitments on behalf of the organization on all administrative management issues. Sets priorities for administrative, management and information technology (IT) programs and projects, and provides direction and advice to all organizational components on efficient and effective strategies to ensure Government resources are efficiently and effectively managed.

Attends and contributes to meetings that are convened to address both programmatic and management issues of importance to the organization. Provides executive leadership and direction in the coordination and execution of administrative and business functions.

Serves as the principal management official and advisor responsible for improving business services, practices, and systems through effective and efficient strategic thinking, critical analysis, resource and performance management, change leadership, business policy development, communications, and customer relations management.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must complete a 1 year probationary period, if not previously completed.
  • Position requires the completion of a public financial disclosure report.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation.
  • Application must be received by closing date of the announcement.
  • This is a career position in the SES. Unless the selectee is already a member of the SES with career status or has successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program certified by OPM.
  • Executive qualifications must be approved by OPM before appointment can be effected. If you are selected, you will be responsible for working with an HHS Executive Consultant, or QRB Writer to develop an ECQ narrative for submission to OPM
  • All male applicants born after 12/31/1959, must have registered for the selective service. You will be required to sign a statement certifying your registration, or demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.


Qualifications

Open to all U.S. Citizens, Federal Competitive Status Candidates, Current SES and SES Reinstatement Eligibles, and SESCDP Graduates. SESCDP graduate candidates may also apply for noncompetitive consideration if applicable.

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 Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the equivalent of the GS-15 or its equivalent with state and local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors will automatically exclude you from further consideration.

All candidates for SES positions with the Federal Government must demonstrate leadership experience indicative of senior executive level management capability. To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the Fundamental Competencies, five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs), listed below. It is recommended that your resume emphasize levels of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, and program accomplishments and results.

Fundamental Competencies:

Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):

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.

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.

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.

4. Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

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.

This position also requires that you possess PTQs that represent knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for success in this role. The following PTQs must be evident in your resume.

Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs):
  • Demonstrated experience in creating, managing, and implementing organizational plans/goals that focus on improving customer relationships and service delivery within the context of a complex operating environment, to include developing and implementing change and workforce planning strategies leveraging process improvement methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing and executing a diverse portfolio of administrative operations, to include budget and financial management, procurement/contracting/, information technology, human capital, facilities management, logistics, content management, records management, FOIA compliance, and internal policy and program development.
  • Demonstrated experience briefing high-level officials, interacting with internal and external stakeholders, and providing coherent and persuasive ideas and proposals to senior level executives, internal policy makers, and to large numbers of employees in a variety of settings.
  • It is STRONGLY recommended that you visit the following Office of Personnel Management (OPM) webpage for more information regarding the Fundamental Competencies and ECQs.

    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/#url=Overview

    IF SELECTED, you will be required to complete an ECQ package by drafting narratives for each of the ECQs and be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in order to be placed in this position. If you are currently serving in a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), you WILL NOT need to draft the ECQs.

    Education

    There is no minimum education requirement for this position.

    Additional information

    Salary for Senior Executive Service positions varies depending on qualifications. The annual salary range may be found at the top of this announcement. This position may be eligible for performance bonuses and performance based pay adjustments.

    Probationary Period:

    Selectee must serve a one-year probationary period unless s/he previously completed one year the Senior Executive Service.

    Standards of Conduct/Financial Disclosure:

    HHS inspires public confidence by maintaining high ethical principles, and all Federal Government employees 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. The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 also requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report , OGE-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

    Security and Background Requirements:

    If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees .

    Equal Opportunity Employment:

    Equality is held as one of the most important values at HHS. Selection for this, and any other position, will be based solely on merit. HHS does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age or membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.

    If applying online poses a hardship to you, you may submit your application by contacting
    Gregory Stewart.

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:

    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: Adrienne Mack. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Veteran's Preference:

    Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES.

    Selective Service:

    As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.