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Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 11, 2023

The position is the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of OPE. The Senior Advisor will be responsible for the development, coordination, strategy, planning, and analysis for the OPE Assistant Secretary to facilitate decision making and other critical matters that may arise. OPE coordinates outreach efforts with critical stakeholders nationwide, including State, Local, Tribal, Territorial (SLTT) governments, SLTT elected officials, nonprofit organizations, the private sector, and academia, and seeks to ensure a coordinated approach across the DHS enterprise to external engagement. The Senior Advisor will support efforts to coordinate engagements across HQ and Components through new lines of efforts, and to support internal OPE coordination on strategic engagements.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:
  • Advising, Strategic Thinking, Technical Credibility
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong program development, project management with critical thinking skills.
  • Solid interpersonal skills and a forward leaning desire to engage with others.
  • Ability to manage numerous deadlines and deliverables.
  • Detail oriented, plan of action and milestone focused.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively senior leadership.
  • Establish program emphasis, goals, and objectives as directed.
  • Provide key advice to the leadership on program office initiatives.
  • Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
    It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

    Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.

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