Deputy Chief, Facilities and Security Office

Washington D.C.
Aug 15, 2018
Aug 15, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - Less than 25%

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the Administrative Office of the US Courts. In instances where non-citizens are considered for hire into temporary or any other position with non competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO's Human Resources Office that there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
  • Subject to a background/security investigation.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment. This does not apply to current federal Judiciary employees.
  • Relocation expenses may be provided, but only if authorized by the Director of the AO.
  • The selectee of this position may be assigned to an official duty station outside the advertised area.
  • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
  • All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have a minimum of one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience (preferably three years) equivalent to the GS-15/JSP-15/CL-31 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is in-depth knowledge of and senior-level experience administering programs and formulating and implementing policies that involve the management of space, facilities, and security for geographically dispersed organizations.

Additional Assessment: Applicants who meet the specialized experience requirements also will be assessed on the following Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications. Your application must demonstrate that you possess these qualifications. Please provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and level of contacts.

Technical Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have:
  1. The ability to manage a large national program and to function as an organizational representative providing integration of internal and external program or policy issues as they relate to administrative operations.
  2. The ability to utilize human resources (i.e., selecting, developing, training and managing a professional staff).
  3. The ability to establish program/policy goals and the structure and processes necessary to carry them out.
  4. Significant experience in budget planning, development, preparation, and analysis, including developing program and position justifications, periodic reports, and long-range forecasts.
  5. Extensive knowledge of organizational and operational problems, experience in alternative dispute resolution, experience in developing timely and economical solutions, and experience in managing workforce data collection, collation, and analysis.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's): These are important factors that should be demonstrated in the application. Examples should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts:

1. Leading Change. Ability to develop and implement an organizational vision, which integrates key national and program goals, priorities, values, and other factors. The applicant must be able to balance change and continuity, to continually strive to improve customer service and program performance within the basic government framework, to create a work environment that encourages creative thinking, and to maintain focus, intensity, and persistence, even under adversity.
(Key Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, Continual Learning, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Service Motivation, Strategic Thinking, Vision)

2. Leading People. Ability to design and implement strategies, which maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals, including adherence to EEO guidelines. This includes valuing cultural diversity and other differences, and fostering an environment where people who are culturally diverse can work together cooperatively and effectively in achieving organizational goals.
(Key Competencies: Organizational Awareness, Interpersonal Skills, Integrity/Honesty, Self Management, Stress Tolerance)

3. Business Acumen. Ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material, and information resources in a manner which instills public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission and to use new technology to enhance decision making. This includes the ability to attract, train, and manage a diverse staff of professional and technical personnel and to manage other office resources to meet objectives efficiently and effectively.
(Key Competencies: Financial Management, Technology Management, Human Resources Management,Procurement Management, Facilities Management)

4. Results Driven. Ability to stress accountability and continuous improvement, make timely and effective decisions, and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of congressional programs and policies. The applicant must have the ability to evaluate the effectiveness of the Judiciary's space and facilities and security programs and take steps to improve internal operations and external effectiveness, as necessary.
(Key Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility)

5. Building Coalitions/Communication. Ability to explain, advocate, and express facts and ideas in a persuasive manner to explain to others the importance of the Judiciary's space and security needs, and to negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. This involves the ability to develop an expansive professional network with other organizations and to identify the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. Applicants must have the ability to present and discuss sensitive policy and political issues in an articulate and tactful manner to Judges, court personnel, the Architect of the Capitol, other government agencies, and all levels of AO management.

The following degree is highly desired but not required:
  • Master's degree

This position does not require education to qualify.

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

We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume and/or narrative responses, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Failure to submit the mandatory narrative responses will result in not receiving full consideration and/or rating credit. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you, withdrawing an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

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