The Director of the Office of Planning, Analysis, and Accountability (OPAA) is responsible for designing and implementing performance and enterprise risk management strategies to inform Agency decision making and advance environmental and human health mission results.
Specific responsibilities of the position include:
RequirementsConditions of Employment
- Overseeing the Agency's implementation of the federal performance framework, including strategic and annual planning and priority goal setting, strategic objectives, performance measures, strategic foresight, enterprise risk management, data-driven performance reviews, and enterprise improvement efforts.
- Developing and managing the Agency's strategic foresight to identify emerging challenges, opportunities, and technologies to inform decisions and increase the resiliency of Agency strategies.
- Collaborating with the Agency's Evaluation Officer and other relevant senior leaders to ensure the Agency meets requirements set forth in the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (Evidence Act).
- Preparing the annual Agency Performance Report as part of the Agency's budget and other performance and accountability reports as required by the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Modernization Act and as amended by the Evidence Act.
- Managing development and use of EPA performance reporting and analysis tools.
- Supervising staff organized into units headed by subordinate managers and supervisors.
- Obtaining and allocating the financial and material resources necessary to support OPAA's programs.
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- You must submit resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
If you are selected, you must complete a 1-year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.
The Ethics in Government Act, P.L. 95-521, requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, OGE-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.
This position is designated as High Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation. All conditions of the pre-employment security process must be met before an official letter of employment can be issued with a report for duty date.
The work of this position is classified in the Program Management, 0340 series where the qualifications include both general management skills and characteristics that are applicable to all SES positions and technical or program responsibilities specific to this position. Applicants must have substantive general experience which provides a good basic or general knowledge of the principles of organization, management and administration; and substantive specialized (operating administrative or managerial) experience in a type of work or a combination of functions directly related to this position.
All applicants must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform in this role. Typically this experience can be found in work within this field or a field that is closely related.
As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service, applicants must also provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed below.A. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) - Mandatory for competitive applicants - Failure to address these factors individually within a limit of ten pages total will result in your application being disqualified, unless you are a noncompetitive eligible applicant. ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE.
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.
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.
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.
Involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS.
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.
Your responses should be clear and concise and show a level of accomplishment and a degree of responsibility. Leadership competencies for each ECQ can be found at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf B. Technical Qualifications (TQs) - Mandatory for all applicants - Failure to address these factors individually within a limit of two pages per factor will result in your application being disqualified.TQ 1
- Demonstrated experience leading implementation of a performance framework for a geographically dispersed department, agency, or organization, with emphasis on strategic planning and reviews, priority goal setting, performance measurement, enterprise risk management, and internal controls.TQ 2
- Demonstrated experience managing multiple broad-scope, complex programs to ensure compliance with a variety of statutory and federal mandates.Education
This job does not have an education qualification requirement. Additional information
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Veterans' preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.
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