Deputy Director, Operations

Washington D.C.
Jul 24, 2018
Jul 24, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time
Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit /Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service
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    Applicants must clearly demonstrate the necessary level of managerial and leadership skills and professional competence to perform successfully in this position. This includes a degree in an applicable subject-matter field; or a combination of education and appropriate experience that provides knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through successful completion of a four-year course of study in an applicable subject-matter field. To be considered for this position you must have experience that would provide the knowledge of law enforcement and physical and technical security policies, procedures and operations. Successful completion of a formal law enforcement training program such as the FBI National Academy, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, or equivalent, is desirable.


    In addition to meeting the basic qualifications, applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-15 level. Specialized experience is defined as the skills and abilities related to the management of a comprehensive security program for a multi-facility organization.

    The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

    1. Ability in leading staff and programs that include a high degree of managerial and executive knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as expertise across a broad spectrum of disciplines that encompasses security, law enforcement, emergency management, and other programs and procedures necessary to ensure the security and safety of staff, visitors and property.

    2. Experience building cooperative relationships and negotiating solutions that address varied complex and occasionally opposing interests.  This includes explaining positions/solutions, both orally and in writing, and gaining acceptance by museum and/or research facility colleagues and customers/managers at all levels. 

    3. Executive level skill and knowledge in program planning and resource management, including developing program/project performance tracking and upward reporting systems; and establishing results-based performance measures.

    4. Skill in leading, supervising and managing a multi-disciplined and culturally diverse workforce, including fostering teamwork and high morale; attracting, retaining, motivating, and providing guidance to a diverse workforce; and implementing EEO/Affirmative Action policies and programs.


    Receives general direction from the Director, OPS and is delegated managerial authority and responsibility over assigned programs. Independently directs OPS security, protection and law enforcement operations and programs. Work is evaluated primarily in terms of overall effectiveness in the attainment of program goals and objectives.


    This position has been reviewed to determine the level of POSITION SENSITIVITY.  Based on the nature of the work, the position has been determined to be Public Trust/HIGH RISK.  This designation will require (1) a pre-employment Security Agency Check (SAC) for the prospective incumbent; and (2) a subsequent comprehensive background investigation and favorable adjudication in order to continue in the position.  


    The Smithsonian Institution does not discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors.  


    The Smithsonian provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the contact person listed in this announcement.  The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. 


    Relocation expenses will not be paid.

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

    The qualifications listed in this document will be used along with your resume and your responses to the questions posed in the electronic application process to determine the candidates who will move forward in the evaluation process.  When crafting your responses to the questions, please provide concise, detailed information on your background and experience. 

    Important Note:
    Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency.  If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to the major duties and qualifications criteria listed for this position.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the average number of hours per week spent in such employment.

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    Drug test required No

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