ASST EXECUTIVE DIR, OFFICE OF HAZARD IDENTIFICATION & REDUCTION

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Bethesda, Maryland
Posted
Jul 14, 2019
Closes
Jul 22, 2019
Function
Executive
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Join the team! The Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (EXHR) is responsible for the collection and analysis of death, injury and incident data related to consumer products; the development of mandatory and voluntary product safety standards; and the analysis of petitions that are submitted to the Agency. The technical experts and scientists in the Office test and evaluate consumer products to determine if they meet relevant standards and to assess possible product defects.

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Responsibilities

As the Assistant Executive Director for the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, the incumbent is responsible for organizing, staffing, coordinating, and controlling the day-to-day, substantive work of the organization. The Director establishes and evaluates operational policies, makes decisions on programs, establishes priorities and allocates resources. Specific activities associated with this position include: 1. Managing and coordinating the work of the subordinate Associate Executive Directors and Project Team Leaders; 2. Developing and implementing policies and innovative systems to address program and project requirements; 3. Providing guidance for managing regulatory and voluntary standards development activities; and 4. Representing the Office in intergovernmental activities and meetings within government and in private industry.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Up to 25% travel in Local Commuting Area.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S Citizenship Required.
  • Background Investigation Required.


This is a Public Trust Position. Employment in this position requires a background investigation. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues, the tentative employment offer may be withdrawn.

A public 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. You will need to provide the information annually.

One year probationary period required for initial SES appointment.

The selectee will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to appointment and the appropriate background investigation forms to determine suitability for Federal employment. False statements or responses on these forms can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

The selectee will be required to complete a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the I-9 Form . We will compare information provided on the I-9 Form to records available from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The system confirms employee's identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.

Qualifications

All applicants must submit a separate written narrative response to each of the following ECQs. Additional information is available at: ECQ Information . Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Results model. It is recommended that you draft your ECQs in a Word document and then insert the responses into our system (limit of 6,400 characters per narrative).

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS DEFINITIONS:

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.

Non-competitive applicants do not need to submit ECQ narratives but you must clearly state your status in your resume and submit a written narrative response to the Technical Qualifications. Proof of non-competitive eligibility is required. The agency has the option of considering you non-competitively or including you in the competitive process. You are considered a non-competitive applicant if you are a current career Senior Executive, Qualifications Review Board (QRB) certified graduate of a Senior Executive (SES) Candidate Development Program (CDP) or an individual with SES reinstatement eligibility. You may be considered non-competitively for appointment to this position if you meet the mandatory technical qualifications requirements.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: In addition, all applicants must submit a separate written narrative response to each of the following MTQs. Please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled managing a large public or private sector organization that administers complex, rules-based benefits or services, etc. It is recommended that you draft your MTQs in a word document and then insert into our system (limit of 6,400 characters for each narrative).

1. Knowledge of product safety principles sufficient to provide guidance for managing regulatory and voluntary standards development program activities.

2. Knowledge of and exposure to consumer product manufacturing or engineering processes, especially related to imported products.

3. Ability to develop and manage operational policies including budgets, operating plans, and annual performance goals.

4. Ability to effectively interact with high level diverse constituencies (e.g., public interest groups, manufacturers, and other government officials) regarding consumer product safety issues.

Education

There is no substitution for specialized experience for this position.

Additional information

All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

If you are a male 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 the Selective Service Law. Please see http://www.sss.gov for more information.

Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants will be rated and ranked by the CPSC Executive Resources Board (ERB) using only the information submitted for consideration. Applicants are to separately address the ECQs (unless exempted) and the Technical Qualifications question listed in the announcement by documenting demonstrated experience, training, and/or education. Applicants who do not separately address the required qualifications will be ineligible for consideration. The ERB will rate and rank each applicant based on the qualification requirements and refer the top candidates to the selecting official. The selecting official will consider the best qualified applicants referred based on the information provided, and possibly a personal interview. The ERB will approve the final selection and forward to the Chairman. In competitive cases, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will certify qualifications through the OPM Qualifications Review Board.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Your package must be complete and submitted in the manner specified in this section. Packages that are submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the agency point of contact will not be considered.

A complete application includes: 1. Resume; 2. Vacancy question responses; and 3. Submission of any required documents.

If you are a current or former federal employee you must provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that shows: (1) permanent or career-conditional tenure (codes 1 or 2, in block 24), and (2) position occupied in the competitive service (code 1, in block 34). Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

Proof of non-competitive eligibility (if applicable). Proof consists of an SF-50 showing career status in the SES and/or proof of certification of your Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) from the OPM administered Qualifications Review Board (QRB).

Non-Competitive Consideration: You are considered a non-competitive applicant if you are a current career Senior Executive, Qualifications Review Board (QRB) certified graduate of a Senior Executive (SES) Candidate Development Program (CDP) or an individual with SES reinstatement eligibility. You may be considered non-competitively for appointment to this position if you meet the mandatory technical qualifications requirements.

Non-competitive applicants do not need to submit ECQ narratives but you must clearly state your status in your resume and submit a written narrative response to the Technical Qualifications. Proof of non-competitive eligibility is required. The agency has the option of considering you non-competitively or including you in the competitive process.

All supplemental documents must be submitted electronically before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:
1. Download from your USAJOBS account; or
2. Upload your file(s); or
3. Fax using the online Fax Cover Sheet.

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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