Springfield, Virginia
Feb 07, 2023
Feb 10, 2023
Executive, Chief
Full Time

The Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA)/Deputy Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is a key management official responsible for providing accurate and timely support and advice in the areas of budget execution and forecasting and financial management to the TSA Administrator, Deputy Administrator, and Assistant Administrator (AA)/Chief Financial Officer (CFO), ensuring that TSA's fiscal resources are structured to meet TSA's overall strategy and risk-based goals.

High level duties include:
  • Overseeing the accurate and timely financial management and budget forecasting support and advice provided to the TSA Administrator, Deputy Administrator, and Chief Financial Officer.
  • Overseeing the TSA Planning, Programming, Budget and Execution process including the implementation and sustainment of the new budget system of record and decision support tool.
  • Overseeing the review of budget proposals and bills to determine their impact on TSA policies, programs and processes. Oversees the development of legislative and report language for inclusion in the annual appropriations bill in concert with TSA program offices and in consultation with TSA leadership.
  • Overseeing the planning and execution of all financial management activities, including accounting, financial policy, financial management systems, financial statements, internal controls, audit, and financial reporting.
  • Serving as the key advisor for the Financial Systems Modernization program being managed by the Financial Management Division in conjunction with the Joint Program Management Office within the DHS CFO Office.
  • Providing leadership to and setting direction for subordinate divisions, assuring the consistency and coordination of policies and programs needed to accomplish TSA's mission.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must possess U.S. Citizenship.
  • You must complete a favorable Tier 5 Background Investigation (T5).
  • You must pass Drug Screening, subject to random drug tests.
  • This position requires a TS/SCI (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information) clearance that must be completed prior to appointment. You will be subject to a 5-year periodic investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance.
  • Disclosure of your financial information is required.
  • The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in the wake of 9/11 to strengthen the security of the nation's transportation systems while ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce. TSA employs a risk-based strategy to secure U.S. transportation systems, with nearly 50,000 Transportation Security Officers, each day at more than 450 airports nationwide. The agency continuously sets the standard for excellence in transportation security through its people, processes, technologies and use of intelligence to drive operations. As a member of the TSES, you may be subject to frequent changes in posts of duty and positions. Mobility is a condition of employment, so you must be prepared to accept, without objection, the judgment of your superiors concerning reassignments for operational and/or career development purposes, or for other reasons determined to be in the best interest of the Transportation Security Administration.
  • If you fail to meet the conditions of employment or any other pre-employment requirements, such as missing any of the scheduled appointments, the hiring agency may rescind their tentative offer of employment.

    You must meet the qualification requirements of this position no later than the closing date of the job opportunity announcement.


    As a basic requirement, applicants must demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Professional/Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the equivalent of the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state and local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations.

    To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below. We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including results of your actions. Please refer to the Office of Personnel Management's website, for additional information about ECQs.

    The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY. Therefore, evidence of each ECQ and PTQ must be CLEARLY REFLECTED in your resume.

    If you are a current or reinstatement eligible Career SES/TSES member or a graduate of an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) and your ECQs have been previously certified by OPM's Qualifications Review Board, you are not required to address the ECQs. However, you MUST address all PTQs in your resume.

    Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs):

    1. Experience leading a large financial management organization in a decentralized operation.

    2. Experience assessing and implementing Federal and other budget-related laws, regulations, policies, precedents, methods and techniques so as to oversee the formulating, justifying, administering and executing of an agency-wide budget. Include experience in the development of alternative budget proposals and analyses of agency requests, and evaluating legislative issues impacting agency programs.

    3. Knowledge of financial management and internal control processes in the public sector and ability to oversee financial operations of an organization in accordance with The Chief Financial Officer's Act of 1990.

    Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):

    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.

    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.

    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.

    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    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.


    CURRENT OR FORMER POLITICAL APPOINTEES: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

    Additional information

    • The TSA, an excepted service agency, was established by Public Law 107-71, ATSA, on November 19, 2001. ATSA provides TSA with the authority to modify and develop its own human capital program, provided such modifications are consistent with 49 USC 40122.
    • This is an excepted service position. However, there is an interchange agreement with the OPM and TSA that enables Career TSES members who have been approved by the Qualifications Review Board at OPM to qualify for Senior Executive Service (SES) positions without additional competition.
    • You will be required to serve a probationary period of one year unless you previously completed the probationary period in a SES/TSES position.
    • When you enter on duty, you will be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 278. You will need to provide this information annually.
    • Veteran's Preference does NOT apply to SES/TSES positions.