Director of Performance Planning Analysis and Evaluation

District of Columbia, D.C
Mar 29, 2023
Apr 02, 2023
Executive, Director
Full Time

  • Advising the Administrator, Deputy Administrator, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Human Capital Officer, Chief Information Officer, and other senior leaders on goals, objectives, strategy, metrics, risk management and evidence to guide the Agency's mission, improve program effectiveness, and ensure operational efficiency.
  • Partnering with the OMB leadership to ensure alignment of SBA and Federal performance goals, including the President's Management Agenda and Cross-Agency Priority Goals.
  • Serving as a technical advisor on SBA program performance and efficiency through effective program management, execution, goal development, and data integrity in the development of the Agency's Strategic Plan, Annual Performance Plan and Performance Report, Agency Financial Report, Summary of Performance and Financial Information, Quarterly Deep Dive Performance Reviews, Annual Strategic Objective Reviews, Executive, Loan, and Field Dashboards, and Agency Priority Goals.
  • Setting critical process improvements on key initiatives that result in significant improvements in service delivery, reduced operational unit costs, increased quality, and reduced cycle time.
  • Overseeing the Agency's economic and regulatory impact analysis and advising program managers on types of analysis to conduct to support cost-effective regulations.
  • Building program and project management and data analytic capacity through tools, best practices, policies, and communities of practice
  • Ensuring that resources and program plans are considering enterprise-wide risks, including fraud risk management goals, and aligning with SBA priorities: Ensuring the priorities, operating plans, metrics and goals are effectively integrated throughout the Agency.
  • Leading quarterly and strategic performance reviews: Leading quarterly and strategic reviews with the SBA's Chief Operating Officer to assess progress of programs and senior executives.
  • Evaluating programs and processes: Supporting the development and review of programs and ensuring that program evaluations are consistent with professional research methods.
  • Identifying problem areas and determining appropriate action required to improve program effectiveness, cross-office collaboration and maintaining integrity of the Agency's financial and performance information through data quality records and verification and validation policy.
  • Building program and project management capacity: Establishing program and project management standards and ensuring that program managers have tools and resources to effectively manage Agency programs and projects.
  • Establishing work priorities, issuing guidance, assigning work, evaluating performance, counseling on technical and administrative matters, recognizing achievement, initiating disciplinary actions, participating in the interviewing and hiring of new employees, making recommendations regarding promotions and reassignments, and implementing career development and training programs.
  • Analyzing regulations and policies: Leading the Agency's economic and regulatory impact analysis and providing program managers with tools to develop cost-effective regulations.
  • Improving analytical and evaluation capacity: Building capacity with senior leaders to identify opportunities for program and operational improvements.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National to qualify for this position
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Veterans Preference is not applicable in the Senior Executive Service
  • Initial appointments are required to serve a one (1) year probationary period
  • Application package must be received by closing date of this announcement
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a favorable background investigation
  • OPM Candidate Development Program (CDP) graduates and current Career SES members need only to address the Professional/Technical qualifications and need not respond to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).
  • All initial appointments to an SES position are contingent on approval from OPM's Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.


As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector.

As such, your resume should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:
  • Directing the work of an organizational unit;
  • Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects;
  • Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance; and
  • Supervising the work of employees; and exercising important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions.
Failure to meet the basic qualification requirement and address all Mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualification factors will result in your application being disqualified.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential not technical expertise. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions. To meet the minimum qualifications, applicants must possess all the necessary requirements for this position. You must show in your resume that you possess the five mandatory executive core qualifications.

NOTE: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development Program graduates who have been certified by OPM do NOT need to address the ECQs.

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. (Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)

2. Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organizations 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. (Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)

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. (Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)

4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management)

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. (Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)

Fundamental Competencies: These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications; Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Continual Learning, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Public Service Motivation. The Fundamental Competencies are crosscutting; and should be addressed over the course of each ECQ narratives. It is not necessary for you to address the Fundamental Competencies directly as long as the narrative, in its totality, shows mastery of these competencies on the whole.

Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Result (C-C-A-R) model outlined in the guide .
  • Challenge - Describe a specific problem or goal.
  • Context - Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale).
  • Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.
  • Result - Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.
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.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative response to the following TQs. You must address each TQ separately. Each TQ narratives must not exceed two pages. Please give examples and explain the complexity of the knowledge possessed and the sensitivity of the issued you handled.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing performance management systems, analytical techniques, evaluation methods, review processes, and operational knowledge of how Departments and Agencies implement the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), OMB's A-11 GPRA requirements, the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015, and OMB's A-129 Policies for Federal Credit Programs.
  • Extensive experience partnering with a diverse group of individuals, groups, and stakeholders to achieve continuous process improvement that results in mutually agreeable and acceptable solutions to complex and contentious issues with significant positive impact on agency operation s.


Education cannot be substituted for specialized experience at this level.