Director Office of Federal Program Finance

Washington, D.C
Aug 13, 2022
Aug 20, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

The incumbent has overall responsibility for directing and managing the activities of the Office of Federal Program Finance. The mission of the office is to protect the interests of the General Fund of the Treasury and protect the general taxpayer against losses by establishing policies and providing technical assistance on how government entities finance their activities and manage their assets and liabilities. The incumbent:

Develops principles and standards to formulate Federal borrowing, lending, and investment policies, with particular emphasis on policies governing Federal loan and guarantee programs, intragovernmental lending between Federal entities, Federal agency investment of public funds. Development of such principles and standards involves analyses of alternative financing techniques and design of program structures to achieve program objectives in the most efficient manner and to minimize adverse effects on financial markets and on the economy.

Reviews, develops, and analyzes a substantial number of legislative proposals related to Federal financial programs that originate in the Congress, the Treasury, or in other Federal agencies. Prepares, or supervises the preparation of, Treasury position reports and testimony on financial legislation for senior Treasury officials.

Performs market analyses and conducts studies on the organization, structure, and operations of financial markets, with particular reference to the markets for Federal agency credit instruments and the effects of Government financing on private financial markets and the economy. These analyses and studies deal with such matters as financing federally guaranteed securities and the extent of Federal intervention and participation in U.S. credit markets.

Develops principles and standards to formulate Treasury policy towards Government corporations and other Government-created business-like entities. Analyzes the risks and subsidies associated with the transactions of such entities relating to the General Fund of the Treasury.

Represents Treasury at high level interagency and other meetings concerning legislative proposals for Federal financial assistance and other areas of Treasury Department concern. Provides financial consultation and legislative drafting assistance to other Federal agencies and Congressional committee staffs on financing techniques, program structures, and program control mechanisms.

Deals directly with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to negotiate positions on legislative proposals in these areas. Attends meetings on behalf of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Finance, as needed. Serves a principal role in providing operational oversight to the Federal Financing Bank (FFB) in formulating, negotiating, and implementing policies on government guarantee programs, as approved by the FFB Board of Directors and working with the FFB Chief Financial Officer.

Provides ongoing policy guidance to the FFB. Supervises the preparation of briefing materials on current developments in Federal finance for use by top Treasury officials in day-to-day decision making and in appearances before Congressional committees. Supervises the preparation of replies for signature by Treasury officials to a wide range of inquiries from the White House, Members of Congress, and the general public, ranging from requests for factual data on Federal financial transactions, to questions regarding Government budgetary, debt management, and credit program policies.

Supervises the staff of the Office of Federal Program Finance to ensure effective and efficient use of human and technical resources. Maintains working knowledge of issues being addressed by all staff members and oversees preparation of decision memoranda and other documents requiring the attention of the Deputy Assistant Secretary. Manages staff effectively to enhance each individual's professional development as well as to ensure timely, high-quality completion of tasks.


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 Secret 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.

MTQ1: Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the policies, procedures, and operation of Federal programs that provide loans and loan guarantees to the public, as well as for intragovernmental lending between the Treasury and other Federal entities.

MTQ2: Demonstrated knowledge and experience in managing financial risks to the balance sheets, business activities, and transactions of large government agencies and/or large corporations.

MTQ3: Demonstrated knowledge and experience in at least one financial market (e.g., fixed income, foreign exchange, equities, commodities) and general knowledge and demonstrated experience with project finance.

MTQ4: Demonstrated ability to develop and analyze government policies, regulations, actions, and interventions that affect the operation of financial markets and the management of large financial institutions.


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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