Assistant Director for Office of Administration

Washington, D.C
Nov 19, 2022
Nov 27, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

The duties and responsibilities for a 0301 Assistant Director for Office of Administration generally include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • The incumbent provides senior leadership, oversight, and direction to the subordinate organizational units in the Office of Administration, including the Procurement Branch, the Facilities and Security Branch, and the Budget Branch.
  • The incumbent serves as the liaison to the USTP's shared service providers for human resources.
  • The incumbent oversees the execution of procurement activities to ensure proper planning, management, execution, and compliance with federal acquisition regulations.
  • The incumbent oversees the USTP's execution of personnel and physical security programs to ensure the safety and security of USTP staff and facilities.
  • The incumbent makes adjustments, identifies, and eliminates impediments to successful mission accomplishment and makes decisions on problems not resolved at lower organizational levels.
  • The incumbent serves as senior advisor to EOUST and field leadership, as well as regional Administrative Officers, on all administrative disciplines.
  • The incumbent provides leadership to and works closely with the subordinate Budget Officer to ensure sufficient funding to support programs and activities (short and long term) and that approved funding is allocated, administered, and accounted for in accordance with relevant legal and regulatory requirements.

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2. Honesty and Integrity. The Justice Department's employees adhere to the highest standards of ethical behavior, mindful that, as public servants, we must work to earn the trust of, and inspire confidence in, the public we serve. 3.
3. Respect. The Justice Department's employees value differences in people and in ideas and treat everyone with fairness, dignity, and compassion.
4. Excellence.The Justice Department works every day to provide the highest levels of service to the American people and to be a responsible steward of the taxpayers' dollars.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation and background check which includes a drug screening.
  • You may be required to complete a one-year probationary or two-year trial period.
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31, 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exemption on file.
  • Financial Disclosure: If selected, you may be required to disclose financial information in accordance with DOJ and Federal ethics guidelines.
  • Additional selections may be made from this announcement, at any time, if openings occur in other offices serviced by Justice Management Division, HR Operations.
  • COVID vaccination status may be requested for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols.
  • You must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement and continue to meet these requirements throughout the hiring process. Offers can be rescinded if requirements are not met.
  • A writing sample is required. A short writing sample, or part of a longer writing sample (not to exceed 10 pages), which should be exclusively or primarily the applicant's work.


To qualify for the position of Assistant Director for Office of Administration at (GS-0301-15), you must meet the basic qualification requirements listed below AND possess the required specialized experience specific to this series and grade you're applying to.

If you are a current or former government employee on a permanent appointment in the competitive service, you will need to demonstrate 1-year (52-weeks) at the next lower grade level, to meet the time-in-grade requirements for this occupational series and grade.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: To qualify at the GS-15 you must possess one-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector specialized experience, which is defined as experience: 1. Formulating and implementing program goals, plans, policies, procedures, and work plans involving a wide range of administrative activities; 2. Overseeing teams and projects to achieve improved work processes and services 3. Managing budget formulation and execution functions; 4. Performing administrative and human resources management functions; and 5. Resolving Informal Complaints and Grievances.

You MUST meet all qualification requirements, including Time-in-Grade, by the closing date of this announcement, 12/01/2022.

Your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. See the Required Documents section for important notes about what must be included in your resume.


Additional information

The bullets below outline the various groups of applicants that fall under the term "status candidates". This vacancy is open to applicants from any of the groups listed below: When you apply you'll have the chance to claim an eligibility pathway, be sure you fully read each statement and any links provided to make sure you know which eligibility you qualify for.

See a full list and learn more at USAJOBS, see: What does Status Candidate mean? or Which Jobs am I Eligible to Apply for?
  • Current & Former Federal Employees : For more information, see USAJOBS Federal Employees .
  • Career Transition Assistance Programs (CTAP & ICTAP) : For more information visit: USAJOBS Career Transition Programs
  • Preference Eligible Veterans and Certain Military Spouses: Please see USAJOBS Veterans Preference for more details.
  • Schedule A for Persons with Disabilities: Learn more at USAJOBS - Individuals with Disabilities .

General Employment Information :
  • Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Our policy can be found at:
  • DOJ EEO Statement: The U.S. Department of Justice fosters an inclusive and diverse workforce, find our EEO statement online at:
  • Selective Service: If you were born male, on or 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. Additional information is found at: .

COVID-19 Vaccination:
1. To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement Safer Federal Workforce Task Force 2 pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

2. Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department's evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the component's telework policy.