Assistant Director Policy & Plans
The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), while serving the public interest as its primary customer, performs all necessary contract audits for the Department of Defense (DoD) and provides accounting and financial advisory services regarding contracts and subcontracts to all DoD Components responsible for procurement and contract administration. These services are provided in connection with negotiation, administration, and settlement of contracts and subcontracts to ensure taxpayer dollars are spent on fair and reasonable contract prices. DCAA also provides contract audit services to other Federal agencies, as appropriate. See Major Duties section for a description of this position.
- Occasional Travel
- 30% or more travel is required
- Moving expenses may be authorized
Eligibility for this position will be based on meeting the basic education requirements below and clear and comprehensive indication that the applicant has had experience of the scope and quality sufficient to carry out the duties and assignments of the position. Applicants must meet the basic education requirements and possess the essential skills, knowledge, and abilities listed in the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications paragraphs below.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be evaluated in the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) listed below which are broadly applicable to SES positions throughout the Federal Government. All competitive applicants must submit a narrative statement covering each of the ECQs. Narratives should be limited to no more than a total of 10 pages for the ECQs. OPM Candidate Development Program (CDP) graduates, current career SES members or former career SES members who are eligible for reinstatement to a career-reserved position need not submit an ECQ statement.
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification 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: This core qualification 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: This core qualification 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: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification 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.
For additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications, see the following site: www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must submit a narrative statement specifically addressing each of the following Technical Qualifications. Narratives should be limited to no more than two pages per factor. Applicants will be evaluated against each of these factors:
1. Ability to manage a large, complex organization as demonstrated by progressively responsible supervisory/managerial experience.
2. Knowledge of Federal Government and professional auditing standards, principles and practices.
3. Ability (demonstrated in oral and written communication) to represent the Agency to all levels of management in the Federal Government, industry associations, and contractors with diplomacy and effectiveness.
DoD Joint Enterprise-Wide Experience Statement:
In addition, DoD requires the Enterprise Perspective. The applicant must have the ability to apply a broad point of view and an understanding of individual or organizational responsibilities in relation to DoD or government-wide strategic priorities. Executives must demonstrate ability to work with internal and external partners to support national security objectives. This perspective is typically gained through a variety of diverse work experiences. A separate narrative statement is not required. This information should be embedded within your application package.
Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.").
Financial Management Certification:
As a condition of employment, the selectee must meet the requirements of the DoD Financial Management (FM) Certification Program. The FM Certification Program is a course and experience based program consisting of three certification levels. Level 3 certification must normally be completed within two years of the selectee's employment start date.
Security Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Drug Testing: This is a drug testing designated position. You must pass a drug test before your assignment to this
position and you will be subject to random drug testing subsequent to your assignment.