Director of Performance, Risk and Evaluation

Washington, D.C
Feb 06, 2023
Feb 13, 2023
Executive, Director
Full Time

The Director of Performance, Risk and Evaluation works with senior leadership throughout the Department to develop and implement meaningful and measurable program objectives and strategies in support of Departmental and Operating Administration's strategic goals and management strategies. The incumbent supports senior leadership in implementing a Performance and Strategic Review framework, as required by OMB Circular A-11.

Provides senior-level management for the development of the Department's annual Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report, and tracks and reports on progress in achieving goals and objectives.

Manages the team providing strategic direction for the Department's performance management, monitoring performance related to Departmental goals, and providing advice on the most effective use of resources.

Ensures that the President's performance management agendas are implemented and coordinated within the Department. The incumbent represents the Department on performance management matters in discussions with OMB, GSA, and other Federal partners.

In concert with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Director of Budget and Program Performance, appointed Performance Improvement Officer and other key managers, the incumbent formulates performance measurement results and linkages as an essential part of the Department's performance-based budget.

Provides senior-level management for the development of the Department's Enterprise Risk Management profile and risk assessment, and tracks and reports on progress in monitoring risks for the Department, in compliance with OMB Circular A-123.

Directly manages the Department's Deputy Evaluation Officer, in accordance with the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018. Serves in that role when needed. In this role, the incumbent leads program evaluation efforts including the development of Department's evidence-building and evaluation plans. The incumbent should have demonstrated expertise in evaluation methodology and practices and appropriate expertise in Federal transportation programs.

Monitors legislation and Administration guidance on program performance, risk management, and evaluation efforts impacting the Department and leads the integration of future standards into the Department's management framework.

Plans, assigns, and evaluates the work of subordinate staff. Develops performance standards and objectives and evaluates overall performance of employees. Makes assignments based on staff skills and availability. Provides advice, counsel, and instruction to subordinates on work and administrative matters. Interviews candidates for vacant positions and makes or recommends selection for vacancies, promotions, reassignments, etc., ensuring full compliance with DOT and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy and regulations. Schedules and approves leave. Provides guidance to employees in identifying training and development needs to enhance their capabilities. Ensures personnel actions are supportive of EEO goals and objectives.

Directs the development, implementation, and coordination of performance monitoring, reporting, and management processes. Establishes key Departmental goals and objectives, strategic initiatives, and associated legislative and policy recommendations.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Provide all required documents by closing date.

  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Complete a one-year SES probationary period (unless already completed).
  • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Complete a Public Financial Disclosure report, OGE-278. You will need to provide the information annually.


As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must clearly articulate and describe within your five (5) page resume evidence of progressively responsible supervisory, managerial, or professional experience which involved management of a program or organization of significant scope and complexity. Your resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate your ability to perform the duties of this position and meet the mandatory Technical Qualification(s) and Managerial Executive Core Qualifications listed below.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs): Below are the descriptions of the mandatory technical qualifications for this position. Your five (5) page resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate you meet these technical qualifications.

TQ 1: Expert knowledge of federal strategy and organizational performance work, such as Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act requirements, Office of Management and Budget Circular A-11 and A-123 guidelines, the Evidence Act, including helping agencies develop research questions and projects for learning agendas, enterprise risk management best practices, and data governance models.

TQ 2: Demonstrated ability to promote collaboration and cooperative decision-making among senior management and high-level officials on issues that cut across diverse functions and activities.

TQ 3: Demonstrated experience communicating and presenting technical budget/financial, performance and policy information to colleagues, peers, senior management officials and to other agencies/organizations.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Below are descriptions of the mandatory ECQs that are required for all SES positions. Your five (5) page resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate you meet the 5 ECQs.

ECQ 1 - 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. Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's 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. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building
ECQ 3 - 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. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management
ECQ 5 - 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. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating

FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

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 and executive resumes.

Additional information

Retirement/Pension Plan - You will be covered by a defined benefit, contributory Federal retirement system that provides benefits for both normal retirement (with as few as 5 years of civilian service) and for circumstances that might occur earlier, such involuntary retirement because of disability.

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) - You may participate in a retirement savings investment plan that offers before-tax savings and tax-deferred investment earnings. For more details, please visit the TSP website

Employee Assistance - Employees and their immediate families can take advantage of free confidential counseling with health professionals as part of the Federal Employees Assistance Program.

Transit Benefits - We subsidize up to $280 of mass transit commuting costs each month.

Telework - Determined by agency policy.

Information related to performance, suitability, and security will be verified. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a Bargaining union position.