DEPUTY DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE & FIELD OPS

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Bethesda, Maryland
Posted
Jul 17, 2019
Closes
Jul 22, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As the Deputy Director of Compliance & Field Operations for an independent health and safety regulatory agency, you will help lead over 150 employees who are dedicated to saving lives and keeping families safe from hazardous consumer products. As a senior executive, you will have the opportunity to contribute to CPSC's life-saving mission through your expertise and experience, exceptional leadership skills, and strategic and practical approach to compliance and enforcement activities.

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Responsibilities

The Deputy Director for the Office of Compliance serves as a strategic and tactical compliance executive and change agent by directing the development, planning, and execution of compliance and enforcement activities while improving the efficiency, quality, and timeliness of delivering safety results for consumers. You will manage, and as necessary, adjust and establish systems to ensure consumer product hazards are prevented and/or resolved in a timely manner. Critical to success in the role is the ability to help lead the compliance team in the identification and management of consumer product hazards, while managing compliance and enforcement costs and work flow, reducing "bottlenecks," improving resource utilization, improving the timely completion of internal projects, and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the compliance and enforcement program. You will be responsible for organizing, staffing, coordinating, and controlling the day-to-day, substantive compliance work of the organization through subordinate Division Directors. You also help to establish and evaluate operational policies, makes decisions on programs, establish priorities, and allocate resources. Specific activities associated with this position include:
  • Managing and coordinating the work of the subordinate Division Directors;
  • Developing, implementing and overseeing nationwide enforcement efforts, short and long-term Compliance investigations and other inter-agency investigations;
  • Analyzing and evaluating extremely complex cases and providing findings and recommendations to other Senior Level officials;
  • Establishing cooperative relationships with high level management from other federal, state and local investigative agencies;
  • Coordinating with the Office of the General Counsel on case development and administrative litigation and providing advice to obtain effective and meaningful corrective actions;
  • Providing advice and guidance to regulated industries on how to comply with all CPSC-administered acts;
  • Promoting industry compliance with existing safety rules;
  • Reviewing proposed standards and rules with regard to their enforceability;
  • Identifying and acting promptly on safety hazards in consumer products already in distribution; and
  • Enforcing the requirement that firms identify and report products that could present possible substantial hazards.


  • 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.


    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 TQs. 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 TQs in a word document and then insert into our system (limit of 6,400 characters for each narrative).

    1. Knowledge of investigative oversight sufficient to lead, direct, and supervise a large, multi-disciplinary organization charged with: 1) investigations of product hazards, 2) handling violations of regulations, and 3) development of corrective action programs.

    2. Ability to conduct negotiations to obtain corrective actions with major manufacturers, companies, and law firms.

    3. Ability to apply laws and regulations to the facts of individual cases and the ability to communicate and teach this skill to subordinates.

    Education

    There is no educational substitution 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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