Deputy Director for Management, National Cancer Institute

Washington D.C.
Jun 01, 2018
Jun 01, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • This position requires completion of a public financial disclosure report.
  • This vacancy requires that you MUST incorporate the responses to the Professional/Technical Qualifications into your 5 page resume (see below). If you do not submit this information by the closing date of the announcement, your application will not be considered.


    The NCI seeks candidates who have a commitment to excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization. Applicants must meet the requirements for the GS-341 series as defined by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Standards Manual for General Schedule Positions which is available on the OPM Qualifications Standards GS-341 Website under Administrative and Management Positions and show in your five (5) page resume that you possess the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below. It is recommended that your resume emphasize levels of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, and program accomplishments and results.

    To qualify, candidates must have had senior level experience (GS-14/15 or equivalent) that meets the following mandatory qualification requirements. The experience must have been at a sufficiently high level of difficulty to show clearly that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.


    If selected, you MUST submit a narrative statement in response to each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below. The ECQs assess the broad range of executive skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service (SES). The narrative should demonstrate the necessary level of management skills, characteristics, qualities, specialized knowledge, and technical competence that would indicate successful performance in the SES. This evidence must include clear and concise examples that emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of the programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives, and level of contacts. The basic definition for each ECQ is supplemented by underlying Competencies which are the personal and professional attributes critical to successful performance in the SES. The selectee need not address these Competencies individually in the narrative but they should be reflected in the related ECQ.

    The selectee should also incorporate the Fundamental Competencies which are the foundation for success in each of the ECQs. Since the Fundamental Competencies are cross-cutting, they should be addressed over the course of the ECQ narrative. It is not necessary to address them directly as long as the narrative, in its totality, shows mastery of these competencies on the whole. The Fundamental Competencies are: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

    Information on addressing the ECQs, including the definitions of the ECQs and the Competencies associated with the ECQs, and how to write effective ECQ statements, is available on the OPM SES Qualifications Website.

    NOTE: If you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by the Office of Personnel Management, you WILL NOT need to address the ECQs.


    Your responses to the below PTQs must be incorporated into your 5 page resume. It is recommended that the corresponding PTQs are annotated in parenthesis. Separate PTQ narratives will not be accepted or considered.


    1. Experience in administrative, supervisory, managerial, professional or technical work that provided the opportunity to acquire knowledge of proactive and forward-thinking management principles, practices, methods and techniques, particularly as applied to administering public programs or programs supporting biomedical research.

    2. Experience in strategic planning of human capital management and workforce planning including working with a diverse work force and utilizing the ability to direct and develop a subordinate staff; ability to design human resources strategies to meet the organization's mission, strategic vision, and goals and to achieve maximum potential of all employees in a fair and equitable manner.

    3. Knowledge of financial management, including budget formulation and execution, sufficient to lead senior staff in the deliberations regarding financial management activities.

    4. Experience in advising Senior Leadership on management and administrative issues; ability to plan and develop innovation solutions for issues in a variety of management programs to include but not limited to human capital management, financial management, grants, contracts, management analysis, information technology, technology transfer, space planning and other administrative support functions affecting administering public programs or programs supporting biomedical research.

    5. In the last five years, based on the closing date of this announcement, have you served or are you currently serving as an Executive Branch political political, Schedule C, or Non-career SES appointment? If yes, and you are selected through this vacancy announcement, you may be required to obtain approval by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prior to beginning employment. (If you have this experience, please include within your 5-page resume)
    *A political appointee is an appointment made by the President without confirmation by the Senate (5 CFR 213.3102(c)) OR an Assistant position to a top-level Federal official if filled by a person designated by the President as a White House Fellow (5 CFR 213.3102(z)). A Non-career SES appointee is approved by the White House and serves at the pleasure of the appointing official without time limitations. A Schedule C appointee occupies a position excepted from the competitive service by the President, or by the Director, OPM, because of the confidential or policy-determining nature of the position duties.
    You can find out if you have held on eof these appointment types by looking at your Standard Form 50s in your Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), in Section 5 where the legal authorities are listed.

    Not applicable to this position.

    NIH is located in Bethesda, MD; our campus is adjacent to downtown Bethesda, MD, at the Medical Center Metro station, and close to shops, walking trails, and restaurants.

    Travel and Transportation expenses may be authorized in accordance with applicable Federal Travel Regulations governing the relocation of current Federal employees and new appointees.

    A one-year probationary period must be served by the individual selected if not currently or previously in the career Senior Executive Service.
    In an effort to promote efficiency in the hiring process, additional selections may be made across the entire Department of Health and Human

    Services within the Washington, DC commuting area through this vacancy announcement.

    Standards of Conduct/Financial Disclosure: The National Institutes of Health inspires public confidence in our science by maintaining high ethical principles. NIH employees are subject to Federal government-wide regulations and statutes as well as agency-specific regulations described at the NIH Ethics website. We encourage you to review this information.

    This position requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.
    Financial Suitability: It is the policy of the government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

    Equal Opportunity Employment: Equality is held as one of the most important values here at NIH. Selection for this, and any other position, will be based solely on merit. NIH does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, politics, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.
    If you are a hearing impaired individual seeking assistance with the application process, you may contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in this announcement by phoning a relay operator at 711. For additional information see Maryland Relay.

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly: NIH Reasonable Accommodations Website. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Selective Service: As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

    Veteran's Preference: Does not apply to the SES.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:

    1. Minimum requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found 'not qualified' if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
    2. Rating: A panel of Senior Executives will review your application and evaluate your qualification for this position based on the information in your application. Your application will be rated, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position. Interviews will be at the discretion of the panel and/or selection official.
    3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selection official for consideration and possible interview.
    Due to current hiring restrictions, selections will need DHHS approval before a final offer may be extended. Updates will be provided to help keep you informed throughout the process.

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