Assistant Commissioner, Facilities and Asset Management

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 26, 2019
Closes
Jul 03, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Our Mission Is Clear

To safeguard America's borders thereby protecting the public from dangerous people and materials while enhancing the Nation's global economic competitiveness by enabling legitimate trade and travel.
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Responsibilities

As Assistant Commissioner, Office of Facilities and Asset Management (OFAM), in the Office of Enterprise Services, at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), you will serve as the agency's Chief Readiness Officer and provide executive program leadership and direction to four divisions providing CBP-wide facilities and asset management services to support the operational mission of CBP (i.e., business operations, organizational resources and support, facilities management and engineering, asset and administrative management).

You will formulate, plan, and implement all real property asset acquisition programs vital to supporting CBP activities nationwide and overseas and establish strategic and multi-year plans for both real property asset acquisition and management programs. You will serve as principal advisor to the Executive and Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioners for Enterprise Services, and other Executive Assistant Commissioners representing various offices, on all real property issues.

You will translate program goals and priorities into strategic, long and short-range acquisition support plans that will ensure effective support of agency goals and objectives. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of major national policy governing real property acquisition, as prescribed by the President, Congress, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and CBP. You will interpret DHS objectives and lead the development of procedures, policies, and plans to attain these objectives.

You will serve as the CBP Real Property Officer with delegated authority to sign environmental planning documents. You will maintain responsibility for providing policy and direction for the management and accountability of CBP real property.

You will formulate and develop budget initiatives that support CBP strategic goals and acquisition plans. You will provide continuing advocacy and defense of strategic real property acquisition plans throughout the budget process and congressional hearings, as well as funding for the acquisition of all CBP real property.

You will be responsible for providing an interface for all real property issues with regional and national offices of other Federal agencies, non-Federal regional entities, state and local governments, congressional committees, and staffs. You will advise key officials at CBP and other agencies on significant issues, such as major contract cost overruns, significant contract protests, congressional impact of major contract awards, and the status of major real property acquisition efforts.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Program Management Certification : Applicants must possess or be eligible for Level III Program/Project Management (P/PM) certification in accordance with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Program Manager Certification Standards, the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA), or Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM). Applicants who currently possess or are eligible for Level II Program/Project Management (P/PM) certification and can achieve Level III certification according to DHS, DAWIA, or FAC-P/PM standards within eighteen months of the date of appointment to this position will also be considered. Please indicate your level and source (DHS, DAWIA, FAC-P/PM) of certification, or eligibility for certification in your résumé.

Certification requirements can be found at:

Department of Homeland Security-
https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/mgmt_directive_0782_acquisition_certification_requirements_for_program_manager.pdf

Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act-
https://www.dau.mil/faq/Pages/Certifications-Programs.aspx

Federal Acquisition Certification in Program / Project Managers-
https://www.fai.gov/certification/program-and-project-managers-fac-ppm

Qualifications

Executive Core Qualifications - Mandatory


ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE : The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE : The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN : The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN : The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS : The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Technical Qualification - Mandatory

6. Expertise in leading the development and execution of facilities and asset management programs for a large, complex agency or organization.

Education

Program Management Certification : Applicants must possess or be eligible for Level III Program/Project Management (P/PM) certification in accordance with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Program Manager Certification Standards, the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA), or Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM). Applicants who currently possess or are eligible for Level II Program/Project Management (P/PM) certification and can achieve Level III certification according to DHS, DAWIA, or FAC-P/PM standards within eighteen months of the date of appointment to this position will also be considered. Please indicate your level and source (DHS, DAWIA, FAC-P/PM) of certification, or eligibility for certification in your résumé.

Certification requirements can be found at:

Department of Homeland Security-
https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/mgmt_directive_0782_acquisition_certification_requirements_for_program_manager.pdf

Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act-
https://www.dau.mil/faq/Pages/Certifications-Programs.aspx

Federal Acquisition Certification in Program / Project Managers-
https://www.fai.gov/certification/program-and-project-managers-fac-ppm

Additional information

Political Appointee Employee Verifications: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Selective Service: If you are a male and are hired, and if you were born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986: seeks to preserve jobs for those who are legally entitled to them: American citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in our country. This law requires employees to provide a document or documents that establish identity and employment eligibility.

Relocation Expenses: We may choose to pay your relocation expenses in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.

Background Investigation: This position is a sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation as a condition of placement/retention in the position. A security clearance will be required upon appointment.
Note: The Federal Government does not deny employment to individuals who are currently or who have been unemployed, nor does it deny employment to individuals who have had financial difficulties through no fault of their own.

Drug Testing: This position has been identified as a Testing Designated Position under the Customs and Border Protection, Drug-Free Workplace Program. Satisfactory completion of the drug test is a condition of placement and/or employment in the position and the incumbent(s) of this position is thereafter subject to Random Drug Testing.

Financial Disclosure: If you are hired, you will have to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days after appointment.

Probationary Period: You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.

Our Benefits Package: You will be eligible for performance bonuses of 5 to 20 percent of base pay for superior accomplishments. You will be covered by a defined benefit, contributory Federal retirement system. You may participate in a retirement savings investment plan that offers before-tax savings and tax-deferred investment earnings. You may select one of a variety of health plans and options under the Government's Federal Employees' Health Benefits program and you may participate in the Federal Employees' Group Life and Long Term Care Insurance Programs. You will earn 26 vacation days and 13 days of sick leave per year. In addition, the Government observes 10 regular paid holidays each year. You can review our benefits here .

U.S. Customs and Border Protection:
- is an equal employment employer: Selection for positions will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences.
- provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your résumé will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB before appointment can occur.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

You must submit a résumé to describe your qualifications. Your résumé must not exceed five pages, including an optional cover letter. Any additional information beyond five pages will not be evaluated. Applicants typically provide the following information:
  • Vacancy announcement number EXSER/19-10524949-CBP
  • Full name, e-mail and mailing addresses, and day and evening telephone numbers
  • Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the U.S. Department of Education website.
  • Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including:
    • Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)
      • Duties and accomplishments
      • Employer's name and address
      • Supervisor's name and phone number
      • Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year)
      • Salary
    • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
    • For reference check purposes, you must submit the names, current addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references , including a current or recent supervisor (or someone in your current chain of command), who have knowledge of your past performance.
    • Demographic Information on Applicants Form (O.M.B. No. 3046-0046 ). Submission of this form, which is available here , is optional. The information on this form is used to determine if our recruitment efforts are reaching all segments of the population, consistent with Federal equal employment opportunity laws.
To review a sample résumé and résumé writing tips for executive positions, please visit our website: https://www.cbp.gov/careers/professional/ses

DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Extraneous materials, such as narratives addressing the ECQs and award certificates, will not be considered.

Other Requirements:

You must show in your résumé that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) that apply to the SES, and the Technical Qualification listed below.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/

We recommend that your résumé emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.

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