Chief Financial Officer

Bethesda, Maryland
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 08, 2022
Full Time

  • Serves as a member of the CC's senior executive team and principal advisor to the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and other senior staff in the financial management/planning/ formulation/execution/evaluation of the CC's programs.
  • Serves as senior financial rep, presenting financial info to the CC Governing Board (CCGB), compiling narrative/statistical material concerning CC budget/major program areas in preparation for briefings to NIH/HHS/OMB. Five major duty areas include:
  • 1) Hospital and Federal Financial Mgmt:
  • Plans/directs/coordinates financial mgmt activities; Reviews hospital practices and assures high standards in end of year purchasing practices, hospital supply purchasing and distribution, financial mgmt and inventory control, and related practices;
  • Directs/coordinates financial mgmt reporting to measure operational pattern against budget plan; includes reports to facilitate financial controls at the CC and subordinate operating levels, and special reports as requested by Congress/OMB/HHS/NIH.
  • 2) Clinical and Operational Cost Management Aligned to Healthcare Industry-Standard Data:
  • Manages the Executive Information System (EIS) which merges data/finances used to report clinical/operational activities and costs; Utilizes EIS dashboards to support benchmarking/productivity analysis and oversee allotment/utilization of resources;
  • Utilizes EIS dashboards to monitor patient activity across all hospital locations/advise CEO, leadership, and CCGB on trends and associated impacts to clinical programs/operations.
  • 3) Leadership of Hospital Strategic Initiatives:
  • Provides long-range financial operating plans (including developing/monitoring a five-year capital equipment plan and annual development of Capital Investment Fund requests);
  • Analyzes NIH and external environment/forecasts trends/anticipates healthcare market organizational and reimbursement changes/proposes financial strategies, tailoring external healthcare management methods to meet clinical research needs;
  • Leader in IC meetings where policy/program direction/program or organization changes/new or expanded program activities are considered; Controls personnel ceilings/advises program areas and CEO on restrictions/employment rates/accessions/turnover.
  • 4) Acquisition Mgmt Supporting Clinical and Administrative Functions:
  • Provides acquisition services for CC research/patient care activities per the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and respond/report to the Head of Contracting Activity, NIH on performance/improvement goals;
  • Ensures delivery of the highest quality of service to customers within and outside of the CC; Develops acquisition strategies to identify opportunities to create successful cost savings.
  • 5) Clinical Research Informatics Management:
  • Leads IT program via the Dept. of Clinical Research Informatics supporting 100+ systems/applications/maintains a 700+ server Data Center; Develops IT/systems requirements/plans to support strategic/operational priorities and ensures timely execution;
  • Provides innovative/secure/customer focused IT systems/clinical informatics services/solutions that promote interoperability/inter-system sharing of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)/empower research pioneers/deliver safe and quality patient care;
  • Steers EHR mgmt/partners w/stakeholders who bring patients to the CC w/shared focus on EHR use/improvement; Oversees Health Information Mgmt in the acquisition/analyses/protection of digital/traditional medical info vital to providing patient care;
  • Ensures compliance with HIPAA regulations, to include data encryption/disclosure policies/breach notification plans. Serves as custodian of this information, guarding it from unauthorized personnel and security breaches.


Conditions of Employment

  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • This position requires completion of a public financial disclosure report.
  • Telework negotiable; approximately 75% on-site work required.


The CC, NIH seeks candidates who have a commitment to excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization. All competitive 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, applicants must meet the requirements for the GS-0505 series (GS-14/15 or equivalent) as defined by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Standards Manual for General Schedule Positions which is available at: OPM Qualifications Standards GS-0505 Website and demonstrate in your five (5) page resume that you possess 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.

Candidates must possess experience at the senior level (GS-14/15 level or equivalent) in the following job-specific Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs). The PTQs measure technical expertise required by this position and must be addressed individually in narrative form in your submission.

Your responses to the below PTQs must be incorporated into your five (5) page resume. It is recommended that the corresponding PTQs are annotated in parenthesis. Separate PTQ narratives will not be accepted or considered .
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of broad public policy in the fields of health and financial management, and be able to relate developments within the biomedical research community to policy issues, strategic planning, federal acquisition regulations and procurement activities, IT systems (financial, clinical and administrative), and performance budget.
  • Demonstrated experience and executive leadership in planning, directing, and coordinating the formulation, presentation, execution, and control of regular and supplemental budgets within a large component of a biomedical research organization. This would include broad knowledge of Federal funding regulations and legislation including gift funds and multiple source funding (appropriated and non-appropriated).
  • Proven ability in preparing, justifying, and managing multi-million dollar budgets, maintaining efficient and cost effective business processes, and ensuring the integrity of organization-wide financial operations and systems. This includes long term operational planning of goals, objectives, and operational needs, and management of operations and staff, including financial operations and/or related financial systems.
  • Demonstrated comprehensive experience communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, on complex budget and fiscal policy and technical issues and to clearly represent the position of diverse groups involved in the budget process.
  • Senior-level experience which demonstrates a commitment to building strong working relationships that advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Political, Schedule C, Non-career SES Appointee*: In the last five years, based on the closing date of this announcement, have you been or are you currently an employee in the Executive Branch serving on a political, Schedule C, or Non-career SES appointment? If yes, and you are selected through this vacancy announcement, you may be required to obtain approval by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prior to beginning employment. Please confirm whether or not you have this experience within your 5-page resume.

    *A political appointee is an appointment made by the President without confirmation by the Senate (5 CFR 213.3102(c)) OR an Assistant position to a top-level Federal official if filled by a person designated by the President as a White House Fellow (5 CFR 213.3102(z)). A Non-career SES appointee is approved by the White House and serves at the pleasure of the appointing official without time limitations. A Schedule C appointee occupies a position excepted from the competitive service by the President, or by the Director, OPM, because of the confidential or policy-determining nature of the position duties.

    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs) ( Mandatory for Selectee ):
    If selected, you MUST submit a narrative statement in response to each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) described in this link: Senior Executive Service - Executive Core Qualifications

    It is STRONGLY recommended that you visit the following Office of Personnel Management (OPM) webpage for more information regarding the Fundamental Competencies and how to write your ECQs .


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    NIH is located in Bethesda, MD; our campus is adjacent to downtown Bethesda, MD, at the Medical Center Metro station, and close to shops, walking trails, and restaurants.

    Travel and Transportation expenses may be authorized in accordance with applicable Federal Travel Regulations governing the relocation of current Federal employees and new appointees.

    A one-year probationary period must be served by the individual selected if not currently or previously in the career Senior Executive Service.

    Additional selections may be made for similar positions across the DHHS within the local commuting area(s) of the location identified in this announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) at DHHS. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply directly to the vacancy of interest and not rely on this possibility as a means of securing employment.

    Standards of Conduct/Financial Disclosure: The National Institutes of Health inspires public confidence in our science by maintaining high ethical principles. NIH employees are subject to Federal government-wide regulations and statutes as well as agency-specific regulations described at the NIH Ethics website . We encourage you to review this information.

    This position requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.

    Financial Suitability: It is the policy of the government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

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

    If you are a hearing impaired individual seeking assistance with the application process, you may contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in this announcement by phoning a relay operator at 711. For additional information see Maryland Relay .

    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 the hiring agency directly: NIH Reasonable Accommodations Website . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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