Assistant Director for Office of Administration

Washington, D.C
Jun 25, 2019
Jul 01, 2019
Full Time


The Assistant Director will lead and manage the USTP's budget formulation and execution, human resources management, procurement, facilities management, personnel and physical security, and other administrative planning and organizational management functions that enable the USTP to carry out its mission goals.

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Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Directing and overseeing subordinate organizational units including: Procurement, Facilities and Security, and Budget.
  • Formulating program goals dealing with the development and operation of the Office of Administration. Consulting with subordinate branch chiefs to ensure administrative services, resources, and funding meet the goals, mission, and function of the Department of Justice.
  • Providing advice, counsel, and recommendations to the Deputy Director and other USTP senior officials regarding all aspects of administrative management.
  • Managing budget formulation and execution functions, and serving as an advocate for resource needs with senior officials of the Department of Justice, the Office of Management and Budget, the Congress, and others.
  • Consulting with managers and stakeholders on the use of budget and human capital to achieve objectives, ensures all implications are identified, weighed, and considered, and determining appropriate strategies for achieving objectives or overcoming barriers to success.
  • Performing the full range of federal supervisory functions. Communicating employee expectations through the formal performance management system. Recruiting, hiring, retaining, training, and planning for a highly qualified workforce. Applying all Equal Employment Opportunity policies and laws to personnel management activities. Adhering to Merit Systems Principles and not engaging Prohibited Personnel Practices.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must complete a background investigation, credit check, and drug test.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • Probationary period will apply.


In order to qualify for the Assistant Director for Office of Administration position, you must meet the following minimum qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service performing the following duties: 1) Performing and managing, or directing, at least four of the six administrative oversight functions: budget, procurement, acquisitions, facilities management, personnel and physical security, and/or human resources; 2) Overseeing team projects aimed at improving work processes and administrative services; and; 3) Developing mission driven business goals to achieve organizational objectives.

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).


There is no education that is qualifying for this series and at this grade level.

Additional information

Conditions of Employment: Only U.S. Citizens or Nationals are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Dual citizens of the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All DOJ applicants, both U.S. citizens and non-citizens, whose job location is with the U.S., must meet the residency requirement. For a total of three (not necessarily consecutive years) of the five years immediately prior to applying for a position, the applicant must have: 1) resided in the U.S., 2) worked for the U.S. overseas in a Federal or military capacity; or 3) been a dependent of a Federal or military employee serving oversees.

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and (for scored examining) score 80 or better on established ranking criteria OR (for category rating criteria) rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria and must submit proof of eligibility for the special selection priority. Additional information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here .

EEO Statement
Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Veteran's Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your resume. In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214; official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty. If you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient or claiming military spouse preference, you must submit a Standard Form 15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.

Applicants applying under Delegated Examining (all U.S. citizens) procedures will be rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your score may be lowered and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles. Candidates placed in the "Best Qualified" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager for further review and consideration.

You will be rated based on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) or competencies:

Administration and Management
Organizational Awareness
Human Resources Management

In order to be rated as meeting the minimum qualifications, we must be able to determine from your application package that you have the education and/or specialized or general experience that is required. Applicants who have qualifying experience performed on less than a full-time basis must specify the percentage and length of time spent in performance of such duties.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package by the closing date of this announcement, which includes:
1. Your Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Transcripts (include your name, college name/address, type of degree, major, date degree conferred, courses, grades, semester/quarter hours, G.P.A. etc.), if qualifying based on education
4. Other supporting documents (submit if applicable to you):
  • CTAP/ICTAP documents
  • Veterans' documentation (DD-214 (Member 4 copy), dated VA Letter, SF-15)
Note: Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number, employment information such as: Employer name and location; From and to dates (or from date to present for current position), which include the month and year for each description of experience, with grade level held, if applicable, education, training etc.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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