Assistant Commissioner, Finance

Washington D.C.
Jul 05, 2017
Jul 27, 2017
Full Time


The proud men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are the guardians of our Nation's borders. With over 60,000 employees worldwide, we are America's frontline -  a law enforcement agency responsible for preventing the entry of terrorists and their weapons into the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. CBP's major operational organizations include the Office of Field Operations, whose CBP Officers work at over 300 ports of entry in the U.S. and at select international locations to screen passengers and cargo entering the country; the U.S. Border Patrol, whose Agents stop illegal entry at the borders between the ports of entry; and Air and Marine Operations, whose Pilots and Marine Interdiction Agents help to protect our country in the aviation and maritime environments.

Our Mission is Clear

To safeguard America's borders thereby protecting the public from dangerous people and materials while enhancing the Nation's global economic competitiveness by enabling legitimate trade and travel.

The position is located in the Office of Enterprise Services, Office of Finance, in Washington, DC.

  • Occasional Travel
  • When needed.

  • Yes
  • CBP may choose to pay your relocation expenses in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background Investigation

You must show in your résumé that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) that apply to the SES, and the Technical Qualification listed below. 

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at

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.  

Executive Core Qualifications – Mandatory

: 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.

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.

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.

ECQ 4 – BUSINESS ACUMEN: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. 

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.


6.    Demonstrated ability to oversee complex financial management and accounting programs for a large government or business entity, including developing policies, implementing major financial management systems, and building a strong, performance-oriented organization.






As the single unified border agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) mission is vitally important to the protection of the American people and the national economy. 

As Assistant Commissioner (AC)/Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Office of Finance, you will oversee all budgetary and finance-related matters of an agency with a multi-billion dollar operating budget, funded from multiple Congressional appropriations and various user fees, and responsible for the collection of tens of billions of dollars annually for the Federal Government. This includes, but not limited to:

Leading effective financial management control over CBP's appropriated and user fee resources and establishing and maintaining necessary policies, practices, and systems controls to ensure the appropriate and accurate use and reporting of agency resources.  You will establish and maintain internal controls for agency resources that can detect, deter, and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse.  You will chart the strategic direction for budgetary and financial management operations improvements and systems modernization.  You will identify, prioritize, advocate, and implement strategic initiatives to improve budgetary and financial management systems capable of producing useful, reliable, and timely financial and program data.  You will also ensure such systems include effective internal controls.

You will oversee the development and submission of regular, supplemental, and deficiency appropriations justifications and estimates.  You will ensure the development of expert budgetary estimates for CBP Program Offices and their Program personnel regarding the preparation of budgetary documents.  You will also present and defend budgetary requests to internal and external constituencies and oversight organizations (such as the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of Management and Budget, and Congressional staff and representatives).

You will represent as the principal and participate as a member of inter/intra agency executive governance boards, councils, and trade groups; and develop and maintain partnerships with Congress, DHS officials, other government agencies, professional groups, and CBP Executive and Assistant Commissioner Headquarters and field offices.

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