Deputy Commissioner, Financial Services and Operations
The Deputy Commissioner, Financial Services and Operations, is one of three Deputy positions which share fully with the Commissioner in providing executive leadership and direction to the Bureau of the Fiscal Service in fulfilling its mission of promoting the financial integrity and operational efficiency of the U.S. Government through exceptional accounting, borrowing, collections, payments, and shared services.
One of the most important career positions in the Department of the Treasury, the Deputy Commissioner, Financial Services and Operations, is responsible for providing executive direction and program oversight for the bureau’s government financial services and operations which includes the systems that are part of the federal government’s national financial critical infrastructure (such as the world’s largest tax revenue collection system). Functions under the Deputy’s responsibility include: providing timely, accurate, and efficient disbursement of 85 percent of all federal payments totaling over $3 trillion and collection of all federal revenue totaling almost $4 trillion; financing federal government operations through the sale of over $8 trillion in Treasury wholesale securities and $28 billion in savings bonds and marketable securities; administering regulations for the government securities market; reducing the number of improper payments made through Federal programs; and managing and collecting over $7 billion of the Federal government’s delinquent debt portfolio.
The Bureau is one of government’s best kept secrets. A dynamic and high performing organization, the Bureau serves as a catalyst for transforming the way the government manages its finances and delivers shared services. The Bureau is known as an entity that demonstrates a deep commitment to serving the interests of the American people and the federal agencies we serve. We are driven by a passion for improving financial management and shared service delivery through our own efficient and effective operations and by providing guidance and assistance to others. We lead and support, not simply process and account.
At the Bureau we know that…What we do is important, What we do makes a difference, and What we do, we do well.
- Occasional Travel
- Frequent travel may be required.
- Factors such as cost effectiveness, labor market conditions and difficulties in filling the position will be reviewed in determining if payment of relocation expenses is in the best interest of the Government.
All applicants must meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
As a basic requirement, applicants must demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs). Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement will disqualify the applicant.
Evidence must be provided that clearly demonstrates the applicant has the necessary level of executive potential, skills, abilities, specialized knowledge, and technical qualifications to perform as a SES executive. This evidence must include clear, concise examples that emphasize the applicant’s level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of assignments, program accomplishments, policy initiatives, and long-range planning.
The best qualified candidates will be determined by assessing experience, education, awards, performance appraisals, and supervisory evaluations for this position. These assessments will be made against the ECQs and technical qualifications.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the SES and provide the focus for OPM certification of executive qualifications.
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. Competencies: partnering, influencing/negotiating
Fundamental Competencies – Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation are cross-cutting and provide the foundation for success in each ECQ.
Additional information about the ECQs can be found on the OPM SES website at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf.
For each ECQ, it is recommended that you provide at least one example of your qualifications using the challenge, context, action, and result model described on the above website.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: The following qualifications are required for the incumbent to perform the duties of the position. You must demonstrate all of the technical qualifications to be rated eligible for this position.
TQ 1: Extensive experience leading a highly complex financial management program and supporting infrastructure (people, process, and systems) that requires hands-on executive attention to accomplish mission critical business objectives.
TQ 2: Extensive executive oversight experience in running high value IT assets in an environment that requires agility and operational resiliency.
TQ 3: Knowledge of the Federal Government’s and financial industry’s approach to financial management and the ability to establish and efficiently run operations in support of the agency’s financial needs.
TQ 4: Executive experience providing leadership in an environment that requires understanding of organizational dynamics, including the interplay between policy and operations and experience supporting high-level officials with changing priorities.
Career applicants currently in the SES, former career SES appointees who are eligible for career reinstatement in the SES, or graduates of an SES Candidate Development Program who have been certified by OPM must address the technical competencies, but need not address the ECQs.
More information on how to address the ECQs and TQs can be found at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/.
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