Associate Director, Sanctions Policy & Implementation

Washington D.C.
Apr 10, 2017
May 03, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time

About the Agency

The Associate Director, Sanctions Policy & Implementation, heads a major component within the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). The incumbent reports through the Deputy Director of OFAC to the Director, who in turn reports to the Under Secretary, Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI). OFAC acts under the President’s national emergency powers, as well as authority granted by specific legislation, to implement the nation’s economic sanctions by imposing controls on financial and trade transactions and freezing assets under U.S. jurisdiction.

The incumbent directs the administration of three principal OFAC Divisions: the Licensing Division, Policy Division, and Regulatory Affairs Division — each headed by an Assistant Director. The incumbent supports the Director and Deputy Director in implementing economic sanctions in a manner consistent with U.S. foreign policy and National Security goals and applicable law.

  • Not Required

  • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • Must have 1 year of experience at the GS-15 or equivalent.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance.
  • Initial appointments are required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
  • Financial disclosure is required.
  • To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, candidates must possess specialized experience at a senior level which demonstrates ability to perform the duties described above; including progressively responsible supervisory or managerial experience demonstrating ability to manage people and resources. Candidates are strongly encouraged to address each Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's) separately. Candidates who choose not to address both the ECQ's and MTQ's separately will not be disqualified; but must ensure their resume addresses each sufficient for evaluation. Your responses and/or resume must demonstrate possession of these qualifications; typically acquired through education, experience or training, and reflect progressive development and achievement in managing the business operations of a large organization. Please provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibility, the scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and level of contacts. All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the relevance of their experience, education, training, self-development, honors, awards, and outside activities.

    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service (SES) and are in addition to the specific mandatory technical qualifications listed below. Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at ECQs. Your response must be limited to two pages for each ECQ.

    ECQ 1 - Leading Change - 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.

    ECQ 2 - Leading People - 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. Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building.

    ECQ 3 - Results Driven - 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.

    ECQ 4 - Business Acumen - The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management.

    ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions - 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.

    MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): The MTQs describe the necessary technical knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Experience must have been at a sufficiently high level of difficulty to show clearly that the candidate possesses the required professional and technical qualifications and core qualification set forth below. Your response must be limited to two pages for each MTQ.

    MTQ 1- Comprehensive knowledge of and experience with foreign policy and national security issues as they relate to economic sanctions and how they impact U.S. and foreign business and financial communities.

    MTQ 2- Familiarity with laws related to U.S. economic sanctions, such as the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, Trading with the Enemy Act, and Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act.

    MTQ 3- Management ability to develop, direct, lead, organize, review, and provide technical and administrative supervision for a multi-disciplined staff directly engaged in the sanctions implementation and administrative work supervised by this position.

    You must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-15 level in the Federal service or private sector.

    Top Secret/SCI

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