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Executive Officer GS-0301-15 FPL15 (MP)

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 7, 2023

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The incumbent serves as Executive Officer with responsibility for all aspects of the Governing Board's administrative operations. As a senior leader and management team member, the Executive Officer leads a broad range of responsibilities essential to managing and directing the operational functions of the Governing Board and ensuring efficient use of agency resources.

Responsibilities are undertaken pursuant to authorities delegated to the Governing Board and its Executive Director in a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Education as well as the bylaws of the Governing Board. Operational and functional areas of work include contracts and budget planning and execution, financial management, information technology assistance for users, internal controls, travel management, human resources, records management, conference spending, and staff supervision. The position requires strong organizational planning skills with program management expertise to assure timely execution of priorities in operational areas.

The Executive Officer reports to the Executive Director of the Governing Board.

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APPLICATION LIMIT: This vacancy announcement is limited to the first 75 applications received and will close at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the day that we receive the 75th application, or at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the listed closing date, whichever occurs first.

We encourage you to read this entire vacancy announcement prior to submitting your application.

As the Executive Officer, GS-0301-15, you will be responsible for the following duties:

• Provide leadership and management of administrative and functional areas in accordance with the Governing Board's Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Education, Governing Board bylaws, Federal laws and regulations, federal records, Department of Education policies, procedures and administrative directives.

• Responsible for the overall formulation, presentation, justification, and execution of the Governing Board's Salary and Expense (S&E) funds and executes a program budget of approximately $8 million per year. Serve as Principal Contracting Officer for small purchases, and contracts for support services and equipment. Provide direction and oversees the development and execution of Annual Acquisition Plans.

• Oversee staffing needs, develop workforce planning strategies, and manage all aspects of personnel management to include personnel needs for onboarding new members, approving offboarding actions, and undertaking a range of personnel actions for staff (GS Level and Administratively Determined positions).

• Provide oversight in execution of work for the Quarterly Board Meetings and other meetings and approve all conference spending and reporting to ED for OMB (Office of Management and Budget) reporting. Serve as the Designated Federal Official for posting Federal Register Notices for quarterly Governing Board meetings and other meetings.

• Oversee resource allocation and provide oversight for Information Technology services; respond to data calls made via ED offices to meet federal compliance in areas of administrative operations to assure effectiveness, efficiency and productivity.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • You may be subject to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Relocation will not be paid.
  • Males 18 and over must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Background investigation is required.
  • You may be subject to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

If you are a current federal employee, you must meet all time-in-grade and time-after competitive appointment qualifications within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement. To verify that you meet these requirements, we will review your responses to the core eligibility questions on the occupational questionnaire, as well as your submitted resume and required documents. To make an accurate determination, you will need to include on your resume your federal position title, pay plan, occupational series, grade level, agency, dates for which you held the grade level (stated as MM/YYYY to MM/YYYY, OR MM/YYYY to PRESENT), and total hours worked per week. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).

Conditions of Employment

  • You may be eligible for occasional telework in which you are required to report to the office on a regular basis. Participation must be requested and approved by the supervisor and there must be a signed telework agreement. The number of telework days approved is determined by the agency policy, emergency situations, the approval of your immediate supervisor. You must have access to high-speed internet and cell phone service meeting current Agency policy from the approved work location.


Specialized Experience for the GS-15
One year of experience in either federal or non-federal service that is equivalent to at least at GS-14 performing two (2) out of three (3) of the following duties or work assignments:
1. Experience with federal budgeting from planning to formulation and execution, monitoring and reporting on internal controls, overseeing budget administration, and tracking expenditures on discretionary spending.
2. Experience providing human capital management to include recruitment, staff supervision, personnel management, conducting performance appraisals, mentoring, and succession planning.
3. Experience planning and executing organizational operations and strategic plans and providing recommendations to leadership for action experience in change management, project planning and execution, responding to changing priorities and supporting the team in making those changes.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
The quality of your experience will be measured by the extent to which you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You do not need to provide separate narrative responses to these KSAs, as they will be measured by your responses to the occupational questionnaire (you may preview the occupational questionnaire by clicking the link at the end of the Evaluations section of this vacancy announcement).
1. Knowledge of Federal laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and directives administering federal directives to assure mission efficiency and
achieve productivity.
2. Knowledge of federal budgeting and contracting processes for execution of simplified acquisitions, financial planning, management and reporting to include oversight of internal controls.
3. Ability to lead diverse staff for program execution; skill in administering personnel laws and regulations and performance management principles together with team building skill and techniques.
4. Knowledge of project management principles, executing mission critical goals in compliance with regulatory guidance such as Federal Travel Regulations, records management, and reporting organizational compliance.
5. Knowledge of resource allocation to achieve program and cost efficiencies while utilizing collaboration and negotiation skills to further organizational priorities and meet changing mission priorities.


Additional information

Veterans' Career Counseling: If you are a veteran interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, you may email to schedule a session with a career counselor ("Veterans Counseling Session" should be placed in the subject line of the email).

Student Loan Default: If selected for this position, we will verify that you have not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are found to be in default, we will contact you to make arrangements for repayment prior to making an official offer of employment.

Suitability and Investigation: If selected for this position, you will be required to complete the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and successfully complete a pre-appointment investigation/background check.

Essential/Non-Essential: This position is considered non-essential for purposes of reporting to work during federal government closures.

Financial Disclosure: This position requires financial disclosure.

Bargaining Unit: This position is not included in the bargaining unit.

Selections: Agencies have broad authority under law to hire from any appropriate source of eligibles and may fill a vacancy in the competitive service by any method authorized. We may make additional selections from this vacancy announcement within 90 days from the date the selection certificates are issued, should vacancies occur. We may also share selection certificates amongst program offices across the agency.

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