Deputy Staff Director

Washington D.C.
Mar 28, 2019
Mar 28, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time

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

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


Applicants must address the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) in a cover letter or separate narrative statement:

1) The ability to lead people, particularly the ability to design and implement strategies which maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission and goals.

2) The ability to achieve results, particularly the ability to establish and maintain accountability, to make timely and effective decisions, and to produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.

3) Demonstrated business acumen, particularly the ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material, and information resources in a manner which instills public trust and accomplishes the Commission's mission, and to use new technology to enhance decision-making.

4) The ability to lead change, particularly the ability to balance change and continuity, to continually strive to improve program performance within the goals of the Commission, and to create a work environment that encourages creative thinking and problem-solving.

5) Working knowledge of the federal criminal justice system and, preferably, the federal sentencing guidelines in particular.

6) Experience in conducting and/or applying empirical research in the formulation of policy, preferably in the criminal justice area.

Applicants must have extensive legal and administrative experience which is in, or directly related to, the line of work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Preference will be given to applicants with progressively responsible administrative experience in public service or business which provides a thorough understanding of organizational, procedural and human aspects in managing an organization. In addition, applicants who are current or former federal employees must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-15. Applicants must have demonstrated work experience related to the mandatory requirements listed below and must address the qualification requirements in a separate written narrative statement.

Undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate credentials in business/public administration, law, criminal justice, and/or social science are preferred.

Applicants who possess a law degree (JD) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association are strongly preferred.

  • This position is in the excepted service and does not carry the tenure rights of positions in the competitive Civil Service.
  • 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 for Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship or, for noncitizens, 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
  • A background security investigation is required for all selectees. Appointment will be subject to a selectee's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. A background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.
  • All new Commission employees must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment, mandated by the Federal Compensation Act.
  • All new Commission employees, those converted from a temporary appointment to a permanent appointment, and all rehired former Commission employees are required to serve a one-year probationary period. The probationary period begins on the effective date of the employee's appointment, conversion, or rehire.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.

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

The Commission evaluates applicants through a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. Applicants may be required to take a skills assessment test. Applicants who do not address the qualification requirements (mandatory and preferred) in his or her application materials as stated in the vacancy announcement are automatically disqualified from consideration and must re-apply before the closing date to be considered for employment.

The Office of Human Resources:

  • Reviews the applicant's application to ensure the proper materials are submitted.
  • Ensures that the application addresses all of the qualification requirements (mandatory and preferred) as stated in the vacancy announcement.
  • Determines whether the applicant meets the qualification requirements for the particular position and notifies the applicant about the status of his or her application.

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Drug test required No

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