DIRECTOR FINANCIAL OPERATIONS
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service
Random drug-testing may be required.
A Top Secret security clearance is required for this position.
If selected, Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure (OGE-278) is required.
A one-year SES probationary period may be required
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for Top Secret clearance as a condition of placement in this Critical Sensitive position.
Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector.
To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualification(s) listed below. 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.
The application process used to recruit for this position is the RESUME-BASED METHOD, Although you should not address the ECQs and TQs separately, evidence of each must be CLEARLY REFLECTED in your resume.
Your application package should not exceed a total of 5 pages. Any information submitted in excess of 5 pages WILL NOT be considered.
A sample 5-page resume that incorporates ECQs and TQs can be viewed on this link (indexed at page 29 - 37) http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf
Executive Core Qualifications - Mandatory
You will be evaluated on the following Executive Core Qualifications:
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
Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience,
Strategic Thinking, and 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, and Team
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 Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, and 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, and 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, and Influencing/Negotiating
These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.
Detailed information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp
Technical Qualifications - Mandatory
You will be evaluated on the following Technical Qualifications:
TQ-1: Demonstrated experience managing budget, financial accounting and reporting, performance (workload) and labor activity data collection, costs analysis and distribution, internal management control and accountability processes, and performance measurement.
TQ-2: Demonstrated experience with revolving and Working Capital Fund operations.
TQ-3: Demonstrated experience directing complex, technical, and sensitive budget and fiscal policy programs and briefing senior level officials on problems and causes while developing practical solutions.
Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES.
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
Probationary period: You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.
PLEASE NOTE: All applicants tentatively selected for employment at DHS Headquarters are required to submit to a drug test to screen for illegal use of drugs prior to receiving a final offer of employment. A final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.
This is a Drug Testing Designated Position (TDP) and is covered by the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters Drug-Free Workplace Program. The incumbent is required to sign a Condition of Employment form (for certain positions identified as critical under the drug testing program) and must pass urinalysis testing, as required prior to appointment, reassignment, or transfer, and employee will be subject to random testing while employed with the Department in a TDP.
Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers made to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Noncareer SES employees in the Executive Branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or
Noncareer SES employee, please indicate this in your resume. Serving in a Schedule A, Schedule C, or Noncareer SES appointment WILL NOT eliminate you from consideration.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
DHS is an equal employment employer: Selection for positions will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences.
DHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
- You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, education and experience.
- Your resume will be evaluated by an SES rating and ranking panel, and afterwards, highly qualified candidates will undergo the Interview process.
- The DHS Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority where final interviews and reference checks may occur.
- Only the selectee will be required to write Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).
- Unless you have already been certified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must
- be certified by the QRB before appointment can occur.
- DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.