Deputy Director for Strategy

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 06, 2022
Closes
Jul 14, 2022
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As the Deputy Director for Strategy, the incumbent shall carry out the following functions within his/her portfolio:
  • Advises the Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) and DOC senior leaders and senior human resources staff on all facets of strategic human resources management, leading transformation of human resources activities, providing timely and quality advice and guidance to maximize the efficiency and productivity of the Department's employees.
  • In development of training, development, succession planning, strategy, talent services, workforce (employee and labor) relations, and policy, assures integration with all other functions of administration (ex., budget, organization planning, diversity and inclusion, facilities operations, and executive direction).
  • Leads staff in analyzing and providing guidance and assistance in executing HR solutions; serves as a thought-partner to stakeholders and customers; quickly analyzes complex problems and impediments and offers options/solutions; identifies and oversees implementation of appropriate corrective measures as needed; and develops new or improved techniques to improve operations and services.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • All members of the SES are subject to geographic relocation.
  • A one-year probationary period is required for new SES members.
  • Subject to pre-employment and employment random drug testing.
  • Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278 filing within 30 days is required).
Applicants are required to submit a narrative statement for each mandatory Professional/Technical Qualification (PTQ) and each mandatory Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) listed. If you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and had your ECQs certified by OPM, then you only need to address each mandatory PTQ, and you do not need to submit an ECQ narrative. All other applicants are required to respond to all ECQs and PTQs, addressing each ECQ and PTQ separately. Please give a complete and detailed answer for each mandatory qualification. Please keep in mind each ECQ and PTQ are unique qualifications. Therefore, duplicate responses are not sufficient in determining if you meet that specific qualification. Do not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. Applications directing the reader to search within the application or to "See Resume" are considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Failure to submit a narrative statement or address any of the mandatory ECQs and/or PTQs is also considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED . As a result, you will be rated as "INCOMPLETE". Applicants currently serving on a career SES appointment, eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM are not required to be evaluated on the ECQs. OPM approval is required before appointing any current or former political appointee to a permanent position in the civil service. This includes anyone who has been a political appointee in the last five years. Applicants are advised that the Department of Commerce will request information regarding the vaccination status of applicants for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Qualifications

To qualify, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible executive level leadership experience and office management experience directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and their competencies and Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs). The ECQs were developed to assess executive experience and potential, not to evaluate technical experience. ECQs measure whether an individual has the broad experience needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions.

Executive Core Qualifications: The following are the five ECQs and their competencies. The ECQs were developed to assess executive experience and potential, not to evaluate technical experience. ECQs measure whether an individual has the broad experience needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions.

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE : This core qualification involves 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 : This core qualification involves 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 : This core qualification involves 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 : This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.(Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management)

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS : This core qualification involves 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, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)

NOTE: Responses to ECQs must not exceed 10 pages typed in 12-point font.

Professional/Technical Qualifications:

  • Mastery of human capital management principles for a complex, multi-layered strategic organization which covers the full spectrum of designing, developing, and implementing the programs and policies, in areas such as recruitment, classification, labor/employee relations, performance management, training, EEO work-life programs, etc. with a demonstrated experience of how federal laws and regulations under the United States Code and Code of Federal Regulations apply to each.
  • Mastery in leading assessments and improvement of business processes for a large, complex organization, ensuring the strategies are appropriately aligned to the mission and strategic plan of the organization, optimizing organizational efficiency and effectiveness, and delivering high quality services.
  • Demonstrated experience leading highly technical teams comprised of subject matter experts that develop and implement data-driven decisions and priorities to enhance the overall workforce and associated service delivery models.

  • For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp Example of ECQ statements are available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf

    Education

    This position does not have a positive education requirement.

    Additional information

    Background Investigation/Clearance: This position is designated as Critical-Sensitive, High Risk.

    Financial Disclosure: This position is covered under the Ethics in Government Act, which requires comprehensive financial disclosures from employees. The appointee will be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278), within 30 days after his/her appointment, and then annually thereafter.

    Qualifications Approval and Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the Senior Executive Service must have their executive core qualifications approved by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

    Mobility: Individuals selected for Senior Executive Service positions may be subject to reassignment across geographical, organizational, and functional lines.

    Application materials: The materials you send with your application will not be returned.

    Veterans' preference: VETERAN'S PREFERENCE IS NOT APPLICABLE TO POSITIONS IN THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE.

    SSN: You will be required to enter your full social security number (SSN) only to initially access and create an account at the OPM USAJOBS website; however, only the last four digits will appear in your resume. Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package. 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 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. The Department of Commerce is an equal opportunity employer.