Deputy Director, Office of Financial Management and Transit Benefit Programs

Washington D.C.
Jun 26, 2017
Jul 28, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time

About the Agency

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is looking for a motivated leader to serve as the Deputy Director, Office of Financial Management and Transit Benefits Programs within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration. This motivated executive will manage the day-to-day operations of the Office of Financial Management and Transit Benefit Programs, which is responsible for the financial oversight, management and internal controls of nearly $523 million in Working Capital Fund (WCF) reimbursements, $29 million in direct appropriations, managing the delivery of over $321 million in benefit subsidies to over 100 federal agencies, and providing government-wide oversight and guidance for Federal transit benefit programs. The Deputy Director, Office of Financial Management and Transit Benefit Programs will oversee dozens of financial, information technology, internal control, program management and customer service professionals to ensure these programs are well managed and that Federal funds are protected from fraud, waste, and abuse. Are you up to the challenge?

  • Occasional Travel
  • 10% or less travel required.

  • No

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Provide all required documents by closing date.
  • Must be able to obtain a high risk public trust security clearance.
  • As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must clearly articulate and describe within your resume evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualifications (TQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).

    TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs): Below is a description of the technical qualifications that must be clearly evident in your resume.

    1. Demonstrated knowledge of and executive level experience with Federal budgeting, financial management concepts, practices and principles, and administration of working capital/revolving funds.

    1. Demonstrated knowledge of and executive level experience with the management and execution of complex fringe benefit programs or similarly situated programs that provide support for administrative or other designated activities on behalf of multiple organizations.
    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Below are descriptions of the ECQs that must be clearly evident in your resume.

    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 environment. Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, 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, Team Building
    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, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, 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, 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, Influencing/Negotiating

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

    Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website.

    You are strongly encouraged to review OPMs Guide to SES Qualifications for specific examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements and executive resumes.


    • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Complete a one-year SES probationary period (unless already completed).
    • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Complete a Public Financial Disclosure report, OGE-278. You will need to provide the information annually.
    • SECURITY CLEARANCE: This position requires the ability to obtain and retain a high level public trust security clearance.

    Public Trust - Background Investigation


    The Deputy Director, Office of Financial Management and Transit Benefit Programs:

    • Advises and makes recommendations to the Assistant Secretary for Administration on broad based policy matters affecting the administrative management of transit benefit programs. Reviews proposed programs, policies and procedures for effect on present administrative and operations and future requirements. Assures coordination of administrative programs, policies and procedures with all transit benefit service and activities.
    • In collaboration with the Director, leads the development of an integrated planning process for the WCF. Evaluates the effectiveness of the planning process, makes changes as necessary and recommends new or improved processes to the Director.
    • Provides executive direction on the development of rationale, cost-effective, Department-wide and Government-wide customer billing systems and procedures for the transit benefit program. Ensures the systems and procedures consider customer needs for consistent, accurate, and timely financial information to accomplish the mission, goals, objectives and initiatives of the transit benefit program.
    • Communicates and/or meets with executives in Congress, OMB, IRS, the Office of Legal Counsel, other Federal agencies, and commercial transit authorities across the country to address Federal regulatory concerns dealing with the emerging electronic transit benefit solutions.
    • Provides executive direction to transportation services including transit benefits, bicycle, and parking services. Improves efficiency through improved management controls and accountability.
    • Provides executive leadership, direction and management for a wide-range of technical staff performing work at the GS-15 level and below. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through formal employee performance management system.

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