Deputy Associate Director - Strategic Operations Division

Vienna, Virginia
Feb 04, 2023
Feb 11, 2023
Executive, Director
Full Time

As a Deputy Associate Director - Strategic Operations Division, you will:
  • Assist the Strategic Operations Division's ("SOD") Associate Director in formulating and administrating policies affecting the mission of FinCEN. Provide expert, comprehensive, and authoritative technical advice on a variety of operations and mission related activities to formulate new or enhanced program activities.
  • Exercise strategic direction and oversight over SOD's personnel, budgetary, and logistical needs. Assure effective expenditure of appropriated funds and authorizes cost-savings initiatives to increase efficiency while reducing operating costs. Coordinating with the Associate Director and other FinCEN leadership, develop an Annual Operating Plan, Staffing, Procurement and Budget for SOD. Provide creative, resource-maximizing strategic thinking toward securing the most effective use of available resources, human and technological.
  • Perform the full range of management and supervision for SOD's human resources. Approves selection for subordinate positions. Take responsibility for ensuring that an effective program is in place to identify training needs and developmental opportunities of the staff and that the needs are met in the proper timeframes.
  • Participate fully with SOD' Associate Director in formulating, planning and directing programs designed to support FinCEN's mission and the broad array of communities engaged in relevant activities, including extensive interagency coordination, information and resources sharing, analysis, and liaison activities. As directed, represent Associate Director and FinCEN in internal and external meetings and acts as Associate Director in acting capacity as directed.
  • Evaluate overall work accomplishment of the immediate staff. Review projects, reports, plans, products, analytical efforts, as well as group and individual performance for consistency with policies, compliance with procedures and regulations, technical adequacy, timeliness, effectiveness, impact on mission operations, and appropriate use of resources. Identify operating problems, conflicting priorities, program deficiencies, and potential problem areas. Direct the development of corrective or preventive measures to obtain desired results. Assure new technical, operational and managerial plans and programs are coordinated within the chain of command and across inter-divisional, cross-Treasury, and inter-agency lines as appropriate. Deal with broad aspects of operational and support management.


Conditions of Employment

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Security Clearance: This position has been designated National Security Level IV, Special Sensitive and requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain eligibility for a Top Secret (TS) clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access. Applicant must meet and continue to adhere to the requirements of a Tier 5 level background investigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. Continued employment with FinCEN is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the Tier 5 level background investigation, the results of which fully meet the FinCEN's special employment criteria. All employees are subject to satisfactory completion of periodic reinvestigation and a continuing life style in conformity with applicable national and FinCEN directives. Any unfavorable information developed during an investigation or other official inquiry may result in termination of employment in accordance with established security policies and procedures.

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.

Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National

  • Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized experience for the GS-15: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
    • Fostering relationships with, and providing advice on regulatory matters or financial intelligence data to, federal law enforcement agencies and intelligence communities; AND
    • Developing or implementing programs, policies, or strategies related to staffing, procurement, and budget; AND
    • Establishing regulatory or financial intelligence program standards, policies, strategies and goals for an organization; AND
    • Collaborating with high-level Federal, State, or Local officials, as well as the private sector, to effectively promote an agency's program goals and objectives.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • Relocation expenses: No
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • A one year supervisory or managerial probationary period may be required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
    • Undergo an income tax verification
    • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
    • Applicants may be required to provide a writing sample and/or performance ratings at a later stage in the evaluation process.

    FinCEN offers flexible work schedules, 11 paid holidays, financial subsidies to employees who use public transportation to commute, in-house training, fitness center reimbursement, alternate work schedules (AWS) and telework opportunities, and eligibility for performance awards. FinCEN also offers attractive health, life, and long-term care insurance programs, and the employees' health insurance contributions are out of pre-tax dollars. Newer employees are covered by a three-tier retirement plan that includes a pre-tax retirement contribution program with matching funds or, as applicable, continuance in the Civil Service Retirement System. Learn more about Federal benefits programs at:

    All candidates will be considered regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, status of a parent, lawful political affiliation, marital status, physical/mental disability (if not a job factor), membership, non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor. To file a complaint of discrimination, contact FinCEN, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity on (703) 905-5052 or TDD (703) 905-3838 .