Executive Director, Program Management

Washington D.C.
May 05, 2017
May 29, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time


The proud men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are the guardians of our Nation's borders.  CBP, an agency with 60,000 employees worldwide, is responsible for preventing the entry of terrorists and their weapons into the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel.  CBP's major operational organizations include Field Operations, whose CBP Officers work at over 300 ports of entry to screen passengers and cargo entering the country; Border Patrol, whose Agents stop illegal entry at the borders between the ports of entry; and Air and Marine, whose Pilots and Marine Interdiction Agents help to protect our country in the aviation and maritime environments. 

Note:  This amends vacancy announcement EXSER/17-1881626-CBP to reflect program management certification requirements.

Our Mission is Clear

To safeguard America's borders thereby protecting the public from dangerous people and materials while enhancing the Nation's global economic competitiveness by enabling legitimate trade and travel.



  • Occasional Travel
  • When needed.

  • Yes
  • CBP may choose to pay your relocation expenses in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background Investigation
  • You must show in your résumé that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) that apply to the SES, and the Technical Qualifications listed below.

    Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/

    We recommend that your résumé emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.




    ECQ 1 -LEADING CHANGE:  The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.


    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.


    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.


    ECQ 4 -BUSINESS ACUMEN: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.


    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.



    6. Expertise in managing acquisition of mission-based technologies and services in support of operational needs and requirements, and administering policy and acquisition oversight for multiple programs.






    Certification Requirement:

    Program Management Certification:  Applicants must possess or be eligible for Level III Program/Project Management (P/PM) certification in accordance with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Program Manager Certification Standards, the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA), or Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM).  Applicants who currently possess or are eligible for Level II Program/Project Management (P/PM) certification and can achieve Level III certification according to DHS, DAWIA, or FAC-P/PM standards within eighteen months of the date of appointment to this position will also be considered.  Please indicate your level and source (DHS, DAWIA, FAC-P/PM) of certification, or eligibility for certification in your résumé. 

    Certification requirements can be found at:

    Department of Homeland Security-


    Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act- https://dap.dau.mil/career/pmt/Pages/Certification3.aspx

    Federal Acquisition Certification for Program/Project Managers-



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