Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer

Washington D.C.
May 03, 2017
Jun 06, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) is NOAA’s primary research and development organization. OAR conducts and directs integrated research programs in coastal, marine, atmospheric, climatic, and social-sciences through its laboratories and program offices, as well as through networks of university-based programs across the country. OAR consists of preeminent research, modeling, environmental observations, and engagement efforts relating to environmental resources. OAR’s research enables better forecasts, earlier warnings for natural disasters, and a greater understanding of the Earth.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occassional travel to meetings and conferences.

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  • Incumbent may be subject to geographic mobility.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Newly appointed SES members must serve a 1 year probationary period.
  • Position is subject to pre-employment background investigation.
  • Public Financial Disclosure (OGE-278 filing within 30 days is required).
  • Position is subject to random drug testing.
  • To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must possess all of the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications and Professional/Technical Qualifications listed below and the educational requirement. These qualifications would typically be acquired through education, experience, and training which reflect progressive development and achievement in managing a comprehensive business program in a complex organization. An individual's total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position. Applicants must meet all of the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    SES Executive Core Qualifications:

    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.

    NOTE: Responses to ECQs must not exceed 10 pages typed in 12-point font.

    Professional/Technical Core Qualifications (PTQ):

    PTQ 1 - Broad executive-level experience in a large scientifically and technically complex organization reflecting leadership in program analysis as well as budget and financial planning oversight, policy development, presentation, and management.

    PTQ 2 - Direct knowledge of and experience with budgeting concepts; financial and cost accounting and reporting concepts and principles; performance measurement concepts and internal control processes; and substantial familiarity with the design or operation of large financial, budget, and management information systems, including familiarity with automated management environments.

    PTQ 3 - Demonstrated experience and understanding of strategic operational planning and the ability to oversee development and implementation of a multi-year plan that includes and defines the financial, human capital, and administrative management operations of an organization.

    Note: Responses to PTQs must not exceed 2 pages per PTQ, for a total of 6 pages.

    For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at

    Example of ECQ statements are available at

    As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed under "How You Will Be Evaluated." Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations.

    This position and/or series has no educational requirement.

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