Deputy Officer for Programs and Compliance

Washington D.C.
Jun 07, 2017
Jul 10, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

In today's interconnected world our country's security challenges are constantly evolving. To meet these challenges, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) fosters a culture that values and promotes diversity, teamwork, flexibility, and innovation. With a diverse and critical mission, we lead the unified national effort to secure America.

The mission of DHS is carried out every day by dedicated men and women who answer the noble call to public service with superior courage. Come be a part of the best in preventing and deterring terrorist attacks, protecting against and responding to potential threats, ensuring safe and secure borders, welcoming immigrants and visitors, and promoting the free-flow of commerce.

The Deputy Officer for Programs and Compliance, Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), reports to the Officer for CRCL, who reports directly to the Secretary. CRCL's mission is to support the Department as it secures the nation while preserving individual liberty, fairness, and equality under the law. CRCL is involved in all of the Department's missions and performs key functions to integrate civil rights and civil liberties into Department activities. Pursuant to the Homeland Security Act, CRCL is responsible for reviewing and assessing information alleging abuses of civil rights, civil liberties, and racial and ethnic profiling by employees and officials of the Department, and for providing policy advice directly to the Secretary and other senior officers of the Department. Programs managed and implemented by this position extend to DHS directorates and components that collectively employ more than 240,000 employees through the United States and abroad.

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • No

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • This position is subject to random drug testing.
  • A Top Secret/SCI security clearance is required for this position.
  • If selected, Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure (OGE-278) is required
  • As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualification(s) and Executive Core
    Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector.

    To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your résumé that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualification(s) listed below. 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.

    The application process used to recruit for this position is the RESUME-BASED METHOD. Although you should not address the ECQs and TQs separately, evidence of each must be CLEARLY REFLECTED in your resume.

    Your application package should not exceed a total of 5 pages. Any information submitted in excess of 5 pages WILL NOT be considered.

    A sample 5-page resume that incorporates ECQs and TQs can be viewed on this link (indexed at page 29 - 37)

    Executive Core Qualifications - Mandatory

    You will be evaluated on the following 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
    Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience,
    Strategic Thinking, and Vision

    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.
    Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and Team

    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.
    Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, and Technical Credibility

    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial,and information resources strategically.
    Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management

    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.
    Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, and Influencing/Negotiating

    These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

    Detailed information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at

    Technical Qualifications - Mandatory

    You will be evaluated on the following Technical Qualifications:

    1. Demonstrated experience providing program advice and direction of services relating to a wide range of civil rights and civil liberties issues (e.g., national security and inclusion of persons with disabilities; immigration policy pertaining to detention, refugee and asylum issues; law enforcement use of race, ethnicity, or religion; civil liberties impact assessments; training regarding civil rights and civil liberties).

    2. Demonstrated experience overseeing: 1) the review and assessment of information alleging abuses of civil rights, civil liberties, and racial, ethnic or religious profiling; 2) compliance with constitutional, statutory, regulatory, policy and other requirements relating to the civil rights and civil liberties of individuals affected by federal programs and activities; and 3) the investigation of complaints and information indicating possible abuses of civil rights or civil liberties.

    5-Page Resume that incorporates the TQs and ECQs.
    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 clearance a as a condition of placement in this Special Sensitive position.

    Top Secret/SCI

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