Deputy Director, Office of Financial Management

Washington, D.C
May 27, 2023
Jun 06, 2023
Executive, Director
Full Time

The Deputy Director, Office of Financial Management, provides strategic direction and operational oversight over financial policy, the FAA's financial systems, and the agency audit. The incumbent serves as the agency's liaison with the Office of Inspector General and its auditors on financial statement audit issues, findings, and recommendations. The Deputy Director has responsibility for oversight of FAA accounting operations performed by the Enterprise Services Center at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center; the preparation and reporting of agency financial statements; financial statement audits; financial internal controls and conformance with financial system standards. The Deputy Director oversees the FAA-wide financial and travel policy, including oversight of the travel card program for 30,000+ cardholders, agency financial and acquisition systems, and their attendant business processes. They provide management and oversight of the capitalization of agency assets valued at over $11 billion; and reimbursable accounting. The Deputy Director oversees a budget of approximately $86 million and leads a geographically-dispersed organization composed of approximately 130 positions.

Specific responsibilities include:

Guides and monitors implementation, improvement, and operation of core agency financial management and acquisition systems. Develops efficient, streamlined business processes that support successful operation of these systems. Provides subject matter expertise in the long-term planning and integration of all financial and mixed financial (acquisition, property, inventory, HR/payroll) systems to ensure conformance with financial system requirements and consistency with Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer direction.

Engages on financial and audit matters with Department of Transportation, Office of Management and Budget, Office of Inspector General, and General Accountability Office. Serves on executive-level decision-making groups as assigned to resolve financial management mission-critical issues and to provide expert managerial and technical advice and guidance on financial matters.

Operationalizes financial and travel policy to ensure effective/efficient agency operations and statutory/regulatory compliance.

Serves as a subject matter expert on the tracking, recording, and reporting of agency financial information. Advises on financial management aspects of managing agency programs to ensure financial data integrity and compliance with established business processes in support of line items on agency financial statements. Responsible for overall performance of the annual agreement for accounting services with the Enterprise Services Center.

Directs capitalization program and processes on agency asset portfolio valued at over $11 billion. Responsible for ensuring timely capitalization of assets for fair and reasonable presentation of agency financial statements. Leads efforts for continuous process improvement on the overall management of agency capital projects that produce assets in coordination with key FAA organizations.


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.


As a basic requirement for entry into the FAA Executive System, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Leadership and Technical Requirements listed below.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following have been determined to be selective factors for this position. This means possession of this criteria is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criteria are ineligible for further consideration.
  • LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT : Do you have experience in achieving operational results? If so, provide examples of ways you have exercised leadership to deliver significant results. Explain how you established goals, assessed outcomes, and improved products and services. Indicate how you identified and met customers' requirements and addressed the needs of stakeholders. Include examples of complex problems you solved or difficult obstacles that you overcame as a leader. Your description should include (1) the size and complexity of organizations you have led, (2) the scope of programs you have managed, and (3) the impact of your results on customers and other stakeholders.
  • LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT : Do you have experience leading people? If yes, describe the size of the organization and number and types of positions you have managed. Discuss ways that you have established and maintained positive work environments and prevented or eliminated discrimination or harassment. Describe ways that you have mentored and developed employees and built individual and team performance. Discuss how you have established and led teams to deliver products and services. Include in your description experience in leading others in a matrix environment across organizations.
  • LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT : Do you have experience building relationships? If yes, describe (1) the types of individuals with whom you routinely collaborate; and (2) the purpose and outcomes of the communication. Discuss your experience in communicating and cooperating with others to achieve goals. Provide examples of how you have built relationships to achieve consensus and how you were able to obtain the cooperation of others with competing priorities and perspectives. Describe how you effectively communicate information within and outside of your organization.
  • LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT : Do you have experience leading strategic change? If yes, describe examples of strategic changes that you led for your organization; describe the entities that the change affected (agency, industry, organizational components). Discuss obstacles you encountered and how you overcame them to the benefit of the agency. Include in your description ways that you applied long-range vision, developed strategies, and applied innovative ideas and techniques.
  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT : Experience providing high-level oversight of an organization's core financial management and acquisition systems to include implementation, enhancements, and innovative improvement efforts in collaboration with major stakeholders.
  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT : Experience leading an organization's financial audit in collaboration with major sponsors (e.g. Department of Transportation, Office of the Inspector General, representatives of other government agencies, or non-financial entities) for financial statement audit complex issues, findings, and recommendations for corrective actions.


An education requirement has not been established for this occupational series.

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Additional information

Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
Veterans preference does not apply to the FAA Executive System.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position (TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

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