Supervisory Management and Program Analyst
Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), Executive Secretariat (ESEC). The working title for this position is Branch Chief, I&A Executive Secretariat. The incumbent serves as an expert senior advisor to the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff as the recognized principal authority for the timely tasking and tracking of issues spanning I&A's operations and mission execution. The incumbent also manages all I&A audit liaison responsibilities for Congressional, Government Accountability Office (GAO), DHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and Intelligence Community (IC) OIG audits and investigations. The I&A ESEC coordinates departmental decisions and actions, and contributes to managing the Department's official relations with the White House, Congress, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and other federal, state and local government and non-government entities.
This is a permanent appointment in the Excepted Service and will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Employees hired under an Excepted Service appointment may be required to serve a two (2) year trial period.
This position is classified in the Excepted Service under Title 50.
All DHS-HQ announcements have a 5 business day open period due to the number of applications received.
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, Interpretive U. S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U. S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
- Occasional Travel
- Overnight travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.
- Relocation expenses may be authorized for I&A Employees only.
To qualify for the GS-14 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level which is in, or directly related to, the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as: performing the full-range of supervisory duties for staff working in the administration of tasks, actions, executive correspondence, and audit liaison responsibilities; establishing, planning, and directing all aspects of complex organizational policies, programs and processes related to task management and audits; representing an agency in cross-departmental, external, and interagency meetings and forums to resolve problems, build cooperation, and advocate and message new business processes and initiatives to stakeholders. Such experience may include:
- Adjusting staffing levels or work procedures to accommodate resource allocation decisions made at higher echelons; setting goals and objectives for work unit and staff; determining appropriate methodologies used in achieving work goals and objectives; assigning work to subordinates based on priorities, difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; evaluating work performance of subordinates; giving advice, counsel, or instruction
to employees on both work and administrative matters; interviewing candidates for positions in the unit and recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment to such positions; hearing and resolving complaints from employees; referring group grievances and more serious unresolved complains to a higher level supervisor or manager; effecting minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings, reprimands, or recommends other action in more serious cases; identifying developmental and training needs of employees, providing or arranging for needed development and training; finding ways to improve production or increase the quality of the work directed; and developing performance standards.
- Setting policy and guidelines for executive-level documents and correspondence, task management procedures, and audit liaison protocols; ensuring successful delivery of responses to external stakeholders; and independently preparing and reviewing information memoranda, letters, decision papers, staff action packages, briefing presentations, and talking points on priority matters and issues that accurately and effectively capture context and relevance of a variety of issues.
- Independently, or as a group leader, undertaking special projects and studies that address highly complex agencywide issues; ensuring proper coordination and working out any interference of numerous complex, often competing, tasks with appropriate external and internal organizational elements; alleviating contention from differing positions, discerning key priorities, and proposing alternative language to bring various stakeholders to a consensus opinion consistent with departmental and agency priorities and strategic goals.
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level.
Note: Current Federal employees on a developmental career ladder position under the same series as this announcement: If selected and you advance to the next higher grade level prior to establishment of an entry on duty date, you may be hired at the higher grade level and continue the career ladder progression identified in this announcement.
All qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for TOP SECRET/SCI SECURITY LEVEL clearance as a condition of placement in this SPECIAL SENSITIVE SENSITIVITY LEVEL position. This review includes financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
Pursuant to Executive Order 12654 and DHS policy, DHS is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, conducts random and other drug testing of its employees in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Headquarters personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions are subject to random drug testing and all applicants tentatively selected for employment at DHS Headquarters are subject to drug testing resulting in a negative test result.