Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Agency Budget and Strategy

Washington, D.C
Jul 09, 2019
Jul 16, 2019
Full Time


NASA's Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) provides leadership for the planning, analysis, justification, control and reporting of fiscal resources and ensures financial integrity of the Agency, including responsibility for ensuring Agency resources are effectively used toward the achievement of NASA's strategic plan and missions. The Deputy Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Budget & Strategy, leads
the implementation and integration of NASA's multi-billion dollar budget and strategy.
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  • The incumbent reports directly to the Agency CFO and receives broad policy and administrative guidance to exercise executive leadership and management in budget operations and implementing Agency strategic investment goals.
  • Manages the tracking of major internal and external projects on behalf of the CFO and establishes controls and oversight to ensure timely execution of tasking. Projects may range from strategic planning to day-today tactical issues and concerns.
  • Ensures the CFO is aware of incoming actions and deadlines and provides advice and assistance to the CFO and other OCFO Directors on NASA policies, plans and programs.
  • Manages the coordination and collaboration of all assigned projects and assignments to facilitate the OCFO decisions on major or sensitive topics and makes or recommends substantive changes based on knowledge of the CFO views.
  • Assists the CFO in the analysis, presentation and defense of the NASA budgets and OCFO functions and activities to the Administrator, Office of Management & Budget, and Congressional committees.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • First time SES appointees are subject to a one-year probationary period.
  • A financial disclosure statement is required upon appointment into the SES.
  • Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • This is a drug-testing designated position


Technical Qualifications:

1. Progressively responsible experience that reflects in-depth knowledge of governmental financial management, including managing accounting, audit, financial operations, and financial reporting for a large complex organization.
2. Extensive knowledge of economic, statistical, accounting and/or financial analysis principles and techniques necessary to (1) analyze budget execution data to evaluate financial and budgeting trends, constraints, and applications; (2) project future financial performance and makes recommendations to achieve metrics.
3. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with senior management, high-level government officials, and other key stakeholders.

To qualify, candidates must have the skill and ability to perform the duties described above as demonstrated by progressively responsible supervisory/managerial experience, normally with several years at the GS-15 level or equivalent, which demonstrates clearly the ability to manage people and resources.

Candidates must also demonstrate qualifications in the managerial and technical areas noted below. See the SES Handbook and NASA's Guide to Effectively Preparing Executive Core Qualifications for more information. IMPORTANT: CANDIDATES MUST FULLY ADDRESS ALL ITEMS UNDER EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS AS WELL AS ALL ITEMS UNDER TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU COMPLETE YOUR ANSWERS OFF-LINE IN ADVANCE OF BEGINNING THE APPLICATION PROCESS, SO THAT YOU CAN INSERT THEM INTO THE ELECTRONIC FORM. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT SAVED. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS:1. Leading Change - Involves the ability to bring about strategic change, within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. 2. Leading People - Involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organizations vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. 3. Results Driven - Involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. 4. Business Acumen - Involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. 5. Building Coalitions - Involves 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.


Bachelor's and/or a Master's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, public administration, engineering, information technology, or other professional or related field is desired.

Desirable certifications, obtained through written examination, include Certified Public Accountant, Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst, Certified Government Financial Manager.

Additional information

To receive consideration, you must submit a resume and answer NASA-specific questions. The NASA questions appear after you submit your resume and are transferred to the NASA web site. If you successfully apply, USAJOBS will show your application status as 'Received'. If your status is 'Application Status Not Available', you have not successfully applied. Do not rely on a USAJOBS email to confirm successful application. Only an email from NASA confirms a successful application.

Any applicant tentatively selected for this position may be required to undergo a pre-employment background investigation. This announcement is for a career appointment to a position in the NASA Senior Executive Service (SES). Persons entering the SES for the first time are subject to a one-year probationary period. A financial disclosure statement is required upon appointment into the SES. This statement will be used to avoid conflicting situations in employment through advice and counseling. Your USAJOBS account asks you to assign a name to each of your resumes. When you apply to a NASA position, we will show you the text of the resume you have submitted, but we do not maintain the name you have assigned to that resume. If you wish to keep track of that information, we recommend you make note of it at the time you apply.

Fair Employment Opportunities for Applicants
NASA Credit for National Service

Relocation expenses may be paid consistent with NASA's policy.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants will be evaluated by an Executive Resources Panel based on the managerial and technical qualification requirements stated in this announcement. Eligible candidates will be placed in qualified and highly-qualified categories. Interviews, and qualification and suitability inquiries may be requested. The highly-qualified will be referred to the appropriate official who will recommend selection.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

NASA's application process has been specifically developed to ensure that we only ask you for the information we absolutely need to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility. In order to apply for this position, you need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information. You must also respond to both the Executive Core Qualifications (Managerial Qualifications) and the Technical Qualifications. No additional documentation is accepted at the time of application. In this way we allow you to focus on preparing a resume that best describes your background and abilities. For assistance in preparing your resume, consult the Applicant Guide . Nothing further is required unless we make you an employment offer. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume. For example, we may ask you to provide academic transcripts or proof of Federal employment status. If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may use that as a basis for withdrawing our employment offer.

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.