Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Data Transparency Staff

Washington D.C.
Aug 04, 2017
Sep 05, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

Based on the current hiring restrictions, external selectees may be subject to additional approvals prior to an offer being extended.

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Treasury is committed to building a high-performing, 21st century workforce that possesses the following core attributes: cultural astuteness, visionary, technological proficiency, innovation, strong communication skills, superior conflict resolution skills, and exceptional presentation skills.

Join the dynamic senior leadership team in the Department of Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service. The Bureau of the Fiscal Service promotes the financial integrity and operational efficiency of the U.S. government through the provision of accounting, financing, collections, payments, and shared services.

The Deputy Assistant Commissioner (Data Transparency Staff) provides executive leadership, guidance, and practical support for all data activities in support of Fiscal Service’s program missions and for government-wide financial data transparency. The incumbent functions as a program manager, technical advisor, and principal program expert to the Fiscal Accounting Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner (Fiscal Accounting and Shared Services), Commissioner, and Treasury’s Fiscal Assistant Secretary concerning the Bureau of the Fiscal Service’s activities to advocate open, accountable, and participatory government through providing reliable, timely, secure, and consumable financial management data.

The primary purpose of this cross-government data initiative is to promote transparency, facilitate better decision making, and improve operational efficiency across the federal government in accordance with the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006, the DATA Act, future legislation, and by the authority granted to the Bureau of the Fiscal Service by the Secretary of the Treasury.

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  • Factors such as cost effectiveness, labor market conditions and difficulties in filling the position will be reviewed in determining if payment of relocation expenses is in the best interest of the Government.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must complete an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report annually.
  • Must undergo appropriate tax checks.
  • Must complete a 1-year SES probationary period, unless previously completed
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  • All applicants must meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

    As a basic requirement, applicants must demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs). Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement will disqualify the applicant.

    Evidence must be provided that clearly demonstrates the applicant has the necessary level of executive potential, skills, abilities, specialized knowledge, and technical qualifications to perform as a SES executive. This evidence must include clear, concise examples that emphasize the applicant’s level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of assignments, program accomplishments, policy initiatives, and long-range planning.

    The best qualified candidates will be determined by assessing experience, education, awards, performance appraisals, and supervisory evaluations for this position. These assessments will be made against the ECQs and technical qualifications.

    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the SES and provide the focus for OPM certification of executive qualifications.

    ECQ 1 - Leading Change - 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. Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision.

    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. Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building.

    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. Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility.

    ECQ 4 - Business Acumen - The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management.

    ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions - 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. Competencies: partnering, influencing/negotiating

    Fundamental Competencies – Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation are cross-cutting and provide the foundation for success in each ECQ.

    Additional information about the ECQs can be found on the OPM SES website at:

    For each ECQ, it is recommended that you provide at least one example of your qualifications using the challenge, context, action, and result model described on the above website.

    TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: The following qualifications are required for the incumbent to perform the duties of the position. You must demonstrate all of the technical qualifications to be rated eligible for this position.

    TQ 1 - Demonstrated experience in leading, managing, and providing policy direction for government reforms related to financial management and transparency.

    TQ 2 - Demonstrated ability to communicate complex issues with diverse stakeholders and influence positive outcomes.

    TQ 3 - Demonstrated knowledge of management principles and practices applied to innovation, technology, budget, program effectiveness, and performance management.

    TQ 4 - Demonstrated experience in achieving outcomes on major reform policy and/or implementation.

    Career applicants currently in the SES, former career SES appointees who are eligible for career reinstatement in the SES, or graduates of an SES Candidate Development Program who have been certified by OPM must address the technical competencies, but need not address the ECQs.

    More information on how to address the ECQs and TQs can be found at

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    Provides executive leadership, direction, and oversight of the various programs and initiatives related to establishing data standards and promoting data transparency, with a primary focus on financial management data.

    Initiates, plans, implements, and reviews all tasks associated with operating a governmentwide initiative to promote data transparency and establish data standards to provide open, available, and reliable data sources for consumption by governmental and non-governmental users. This includes identifying, researching, obtaining, and analyzing data from multiple sources; drafting legislation if needed; and developing various analytical approaches to support program needs.

    Represents the Bureau of the Fiscal Service in negotiations, conferences, and meetings with officials at the Department, other Treasury bureaus, the Federal Reserve System, OMB, other Federal agencies, other governments and industry participants regarding data transparency and financial management issues and matters of mutual concern.

    Maintains continuing liaison with key officials in these agencies for the purpose of interpreting and advising on new Fiscal Service policies and plans and for securing cooperation regarding new data transparency initiatives.

    Oversees operations for a staff that houses data and analytical tools that enable, encourage, and assist agencies in ensuring the completeness and accuracy of their financial management data. Plans and directs the activities of a small and highly professional staff whose primary responsibility is to develop business strategies and products and facilitate public/private partnership towards greater transparency of financial management data.

    Leverages cross agency and industry initiatives in this field.

    Determines the effectiveness of alternative methods and processes on an on-going basis.

    Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with key stakeholders and communicates program information and guidance to Federal agencies and interested parties.

    Establishes collaborative forums and working groups with participation from Federal agencies, industry participants, and/or other governments and facilitates the development of standards, processes, and innovative solutions with the ultimate goal to promote data transparency.