Director Office of Mission Integration and Financial Management

Bethesda, Maryland
Oct 07, 2022
Oct 14, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

The Director, OMIFM leads and oversees the design, establishment, and maintenance of an integrated financial management system for NIAID. The Director, OMIFM reports to the Deputy Director for Science Management and offers a unique and exciting opportunity to be the primary advisor to the Director and senior staff on NIAID's financial issues. The Director, OMIFM will utilize budgeting, accounting and managerial-financial data that considers actual program performance in relation to planned objectives and resources, as well as financial plans for future program activities, in advising Institute leadership on fundamental financial elements of program development, execution and evaluation. Provides overall leadership and coordination for all aspects of budget analysis and financial management for NIAID appropriated and non-appropriated funds and for the development of broad NIAID-wide budgetary plans, policies, procedures, and systems to implement OMB, HHS, and/or NIH financial management directives. Directs large number of very broad, highly complex analyses of NIAID's national and global operations and resource use to identify and forecast the Institute's long-term critical resource requirements. Such analyses include weighing priorities and assessing available resources of competing national research programs for potential realignment of critical resources; translating broad research agendas into critical future resource requirements; and developing long range plans that are executable at the programmatic mission level. Through subordinate supervisors and team leaders, plans, organizes, manages, and provides executive oversight and leadership for all activities within the OMIFM comprised of a diverse staff of 37 professionals engaged in financial and human capital asset management.


Conditions of Employment

  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • This position requires completion of a public financial disclosure report.


The NIAID, 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.

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 .

1. Ability to provide executive leadership and direction of financial management to include financial and human capital asset management; mission planning and integration; program planning and implementation and budget policy development and analysis in a multi-million dollar scientific or comparable organization (pharmaceutical firm, academia, or other research organizations).

2. Ability to effectively organize and manage a large organization including establishing objectives for both financial integrity and customer satisfaction, while promoting a culture of sensitivity, teamwork and maintaining a culturally diverse workforce.

3. Experience in advising senior leadership/management related to an organization's financial management matters and the ability to develop innovative solutions to complex issues affecting an organization.

4. Demonstrated comprehensive experience communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, on complex budget policy and financial issues while building strong working relationships among people and organizations with diverse opinions.

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. (If you have this experience, please include 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) listed below.

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.
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