Assistant Director, Africa,Transnational Threats, and Accountability
The Assistant Director serves under the direction of the Associate Director, Office of Global Targeting (AD/OGT), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and heads the Africa, Transnational Threats, and Accountability Division in the Office of Global Targeting. The areas of responsibility of the AD/OGT are in administering the development of targets for designation pursuant to Executive Orders (E.O.) and statutory authority involving sanctions programs in Africa, against transnational crime and illicit cyber activities, as well as terrorism; oversight of the evidentiary memoranda that serve as the basis for the Director to specially designate or remove from the Specially Designated Nationals list such sanctions targets; ensure efficient processing of delisting petitions and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests; interaction with other United States Government (USG) and foreign government agencies (diplomatic, military, enforcement, and intelligence) related to these efforts; and the management of OFAC investigators who are stationed or assigned temporarily outside the Washington, DC area dedicated to support this Division’s efforts.Learn more about this agency
Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Specialized experience: For the GS-15, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
- Preparing or reviewing evidentiaries and related documentation that meets legal sufficiency to support the imposition of U.S. sanctions;
- Preparing or reviewing U.S. sanctions investigations or contributing to the related documentation that leads to the removal of individuals and entities from OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals List;
- Working with senior managers across the interagency, including the U.S. diplomatic, law enforcement, or intelligence communities, in order carry out sanctions and removals under OFAC authorities;
- Conducting evaluations, examinations, or other fact finding studies to obtain or verify information (e.g., research of administrative, program, or legal issues and application to facts); AND
- Planning, developing, administering, and managing Division programs, and a diverse staff
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- A one year supervisory or managerial probationary period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.
Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:Technical, Analytical, and Leadership Skills . Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, A, B, or C depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category.Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.
If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.
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