Deputy Chief Financial Officer
The President has challenged cabinet Secretaries and senior Federal agency heads to create a government that is more citizen centered, results oriented, and market based. To achieve this vision within The Department of Homeland Security, we are searching for high caliber leaders who possess high standards of excellence and enjoy challenges and opportunities.
Failure to follow explicit instructions provided will result in your loss of consideration for this position. Before applying for this position, please read the entire announcement and follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
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 managerial capability. This experience should be sufficiently broad in scope and at a major management level in a large or complex organization. The ideal candidate will have experience supervising a large number of employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing and evaluating employees.
As such, your application should demonstrate that you the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in SES positions such as:
- Directing the work of an organizational unit
- Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects
- Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance
- Supervising the work of employees, developing policy and other executive functions
If your experience does not include these basic qualifications, you will not be determined qualified for this position.
**Noncompetitive status- if you are a current or reinstatement eligible Career SES or a graduate of an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) and your ECQs have been certified by OPM's Qualifications Review Board (QRB)-you are not required to address the ECQs. Current and reinstatement eligible SES must include with your application a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting your SES Career Appointment. CDP graduates must include a copy of your OPM CDP graduation certificate or other proof that your ECQs have been QRB certified.**
The application process used to recruit for this position is the TRADITIONAL METHOD.
MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS
All applicants must submit a written narrative addressing each ECQ generally not to exceed two (2) pages per ECQ for a total of no more than 10 pages, excess pages will not be considered. A sample 5-page executive level resume and ECQ narratives can be viewed at this link http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf
Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Results (C-C-A-R) model when preparing written ECQs narratives.
Challenge: Describe a specific problem or goal.
Context: Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or environment in which you worked to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale).
Action: Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.
Result: Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.
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 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: 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.
Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION(S)
All applicants must submit a written narrative explaining how they meet the mandatory technical qualification(s) not to exceed one (1) page for each MTQ. Please give examples and explain the depth of the knowledge you possess and the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc.
MTQ 1. Broad executive-level experience in managing and directing a complex organization reflecting leadership aptitude in program analysis, budgetary and financial management, performance measurement and program oversight, policy development and presentation.
MTQ 2. Direct knowledge of and experience with budgetary, financial, cost accounting and reporting concepts and principles; developing performance measurements; A-123 internal control processes; and the design and/or operation of financial management and accounting information systems.
MTQ 3. Expert knowledge of and demonstrated ability to manage complex financial management and accounting programs for a large government or business entity, to include responsibility for advising senior officials on financial and accounting matters, developing policies, and managing fiscal year audit requirements.
There is no substitution for education of experience for this position.
see "Qualifications Required"