Deputy Assistant Secretary Office of Global Affairs Asia Middle East

Washington, D.C
Aug 10, 2022
Aug 17, 2022
Full Time

Directs components within TFFC's Office of Global Affairs related to counter-illicit financing (including anti-money laundering, combating the financing of terrorism, and countering proliferation financing and corruption, etc.) Assists the Assistant Secretary in accomplishing TFFC's mission to combat illicit finance. Works closely with the other DASs in TFFC and coordinates with other counterparts in Treasury, across the U.S. government, in foreign governments, and with representatives of the private sector. Co-leads the Office of Global Affairs staff, whose responsibility is to assist the DASs in accomplishing all duties, which include the following:

1. Leads, supervises, and directs establishment and dissemination of Treasury specific, interagency, and international strategic approaches to countering illicit financing including dealing with global emerging and persistent threats. This involves proposing original ideas, demonstrating and nurturing creativity and innovation as a substantive policy and process matter, and cultivating entrepreneurial and collaborative approaches within and beyond the office.

2. Represents Treasury and the USG on illicit finance issues both bilaterally with foreign governments and multilaterally through international fora such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and FATF-style regional bodies. Represents the interests of TFFC at intradepartmental and interagency meetings, with key officials of the Treasury Department, high-ranking federal and private officials, and members of Congress, among others. Serves as an advocate for the goals and objectives of Treasury and TFFC. Exercises authority to commit TFFC to action according to pre-determined objectives and by instruction of the Assistant Secretary.

3. Provides management, technical and administrative direction, through subordinate supervisors, to a staff composed primarily of senior policy advisors, policy advisors, subject matter experts and administrative specialists. Provides full range of technical and administrative supervision in OGA and directs and supervises the work of the office and plans and reviews work to be accomplished by subordinates. Sets and adjusts short and long term priorities, approves leave, prepares schedules for completion of work: recommends awards and bonuses, appointments and promotions; hears and resolves group grievances or serious employee complaints; reviews and approves serious disciplinary actions; responsible for appropriate training of subordinates; and finds way to reduce barriers to work production and improving business practices. Promotes adherence to public policy, including diversity and equal opportunity in employment.

4. Directly represents the Treasury Department on the full range of illicit finance issues with governments, organizations, and international financial institutions. The purpose of this engagement is to develop and strategically communicate U.S. policy on a range of sensitive and complex illicit financing issues. Additionally, communicates and coordinates these policies with relevant USG agencies.

5. Provides managerial guidance over the development and implementation of bilateral and multilateral projects related to illicit finance. Provides in-depth knowledge and leadership focused on policy issues regarding regional priorities and emerging threats.

6. On a daily basis, coordinates with the other TFFC DASs and assists the AS in organizing and coordinating illicit financing targeting, prioritizing, policy implementation, and follow up. Serves as a primary advisor to the AS for all global matters, in particular with issues related to international policy development and international multilateral and bilateral engagement.

7. Directs communication with the interagency community, in particular the National Security Council and the State Department, to ensure necessary coalition building to achieve Treasury illicit financing goals.

8. Provides advice and direction for programs, policy development and strategic planning for TFFC division managers and program chiefs as well as for the Department of the Treasury as a whole.


Conditions of Employment

  • All groups of qualified individuals.
  • Initial appointments are required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
  • Financial disclosure is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance.


Qualifications: As a basic requirement, applicants must possess the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Competencies listed below. Typically, qualified applicants will have gained experience of this nature at or above the (GS)-15 grade level or its equivalent in the public or private sector. To be qualified for this position, your résumé must reflect experience in a managerial capacity. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. As such, your resume must demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:
    • Directing the work of an organizational unit
    • Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects
    • Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance
    • Supervising the work of other managers and exercising important policymaking, policy determining, or other executive functions. Failure to meet the basic qualification requirement and address all Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications will result in your application being disqualified. The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential not technical expertise. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions. All applicants that are not already QRB certified, must submit a separate written narrative addressing the ECQs. Your narrative must address each ECQ separately and should contain at least two examples per ECQ describing your experiences and accomplishments/results. The narrative should be clear and concise, emphasizing your scope and level of responsibility, the complexity of programs managed, your initiatives and accomplishments, and the results of your actions.The narrative must not exceed 10 pages. NOTE: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development Program graduates who have been certified by OPM do NOT need to address the ECQs:
    • 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 Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organizations 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 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 Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management 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 Fundamental Competencies: These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Continual Learning, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Public Service Motivation. The Fundamental Competencies are crosscutting and should be addressed over the course of each ECQ narratives. Applicants should follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Result (CCAR) model outlined in the guide. Challenge - Describe a specific problem or goal. Context - Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale). Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge. Result - Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills. Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website. You are strongly encouraged to review OPMs Guide to SES Qualifications for specific examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative that addresses each of the MTQs separately. The narrative must not exceed one (1) page per MTQ. Applicants who fail to adhere to the one (1) page per MTQ limit will be disqualified and no longer considered for the position. In addition to the ECQs, applicants must possess the following technical qualifications that represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. You must fully address each MTQ to be rated for further consideration.

MTQ 1. Demonstrated leadership and experience in the development of U.S. government counter-illicit finance policies related to: a) the use of Treasury and/or U.S. government authorities/competencies to target illicit finance threats to U.S. national security stemming from terrorism, proliferation, transnational criminal organizations, etc.; and b) the implementation of international counter-illicit finance best practices/standards at the regional and country level.

MTQ 2. Experience representing the U.S. government illicit finance policies and priorities in the U.S. government interagency process. Experience representing the U.S. government in engagements with foreign governments, international organizations, and the private sector to further illicit finance policies and initiatives.

MTQ 3. Demonstrated experience managing the day-to-day operations and leading an organization charged with developing and implementing counter-illicit finance policies.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed in your welcome letter on your first day. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

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