Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Washington, D.C
Jul 17, 2019
Jul 23, 2019
Full Time


This position of Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Deputy CFO) is located in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Department of Justice (DOJ). The Deputy CFO also serves as the OJP Budget Officer and is responsible for the strategic vision and planning, as well as day-to-day management and oversight, of OJP's budget formulation and execution, appropriations liaison, and strategic planning and programmatic performance functions.
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Serves as the technical advisor to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), OJP leadership and staff, and DOJ and OMB officials at multiple levels concerning OJP budget/financial matters, appropriations, planning and performance issues, policies and procedures, unusual operating problems, and the need for changes to ensure essential program activities. Participates with the CFO and OJP senior management in the planning, management, implementation, and evaluation of highly complex projects, programs, and initiatives.

Provides leadership and technical guidance to OCFO staff when reviewing, analyzing, evaluating, and reporting on the budgetary/financial/performance aspects of the multitude of OJP's grant programs.

Provides advice and guidance to OCFO staff and OJP management on budget formulation and execution, appropriations liaison matters, strategic planning, programmatic performance, financial and management analysis, and systems development to ensure compliance with the Chief Financial Officer's Act of 1990, Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982, and 0MB Circular No. A-123, Management Accountability and Control.

Oversees and manages OJP's budget operations, including both budget formulation and execution of agency programs. Develops and directs the budget operation for OJP, an organization with multiple major subordinate components, each with diverse, multi-year, substantive programs. Participates as OJP's principal official in developing and updating the five-year strategic plan, and recommends policies that impact on substantive agency programs and/or national priorities. Develops policies and procedures that support the externally mandated Congressional budget process.

Serves as OJP's top authority on budget formulation and execution matters, directing OJP budget formulation and execution for several complex, substantive programs. Directs the development of necessary budgetary controls to ensure compliance with budgetary and financial rules and regulations; and approves, from a budget standpoint, expenditures for individual items of contractual services, travel, printing, supplies, and the entire array of objects of expenditures.

Works closely with the House and Senate staff in defending budget requests, developing appropriations and report language for Committee appropriation actions, and facilitating Congressional understanding of OJP's missions and programs.

Leads OJP's preparation for the public presentation of OJP's budget requests, including assisting the Department of Justice with preparation for the Attorney General's presentation to the media and the public of the annual President's Budget request and other budget requests as applicable (for example, supplemental and emergency budget requests) and presenting and defending OJP's portion of the President's Budget request to Congressional appropriations staff. This includes development of fact sheets and questions and answers for the Attorney General and OJP's Assistant Attorney General on OJP's portion of the budget request.

Coordinates with the Department of Justice, OJP leadership, and OJP's Office of Communications on appropriations aspects of testimony to the Congress by the Attorney General, other senior Department of Justice officials, OJP's Assistant Attorney General, and other senior OJP officials.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals of Federal, state and local entities to ensure the budgetary/financial integrity of OJP's grant programs. Participates in inter-agency committees to develop and implement Government-wide budgetary/financial policies. Represents the activities and operations of OCFO/OJP to a variety of internal/external constituent organizations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • Pre-employment drug testing may be required.
  • Subject to background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • 1-year probationary period may be required.




As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Technical Qualifications. We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions. You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required of the position and on the extent your application demonstrates that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position. Please be sure to give concrete examples of your experience and demonstrate the complexity of the knowledge you possess.

Executive Core Qualifications:

You must clearly document and demonstrate the following Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), not to exceed ten pages total:

ECQ 1: LEADING CHANGE - This core qualification involves 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 - This core qualification involves 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 - This core qualification involves 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 - This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5: BUILDING COALITIONS - This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, state, local and tribal governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications can be found at .


Mandatory Technical Qualifications:

You will be evaluated on the following Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): Your responses to the MTQs should be addressed separately, not to exceed two pages per MTQ.

MTQ 1: Significant budget, federal or state appropriations, strategic planning and programmatic performance experience in a large, complex governmental organization.

MTQ 2: Demonstrated ability and experience to lead a sound budget and appropriations liaison program, including but not limited to: planning budget programs, evaluating budgetary operations, providing budgetary oversight; developing and implementing a strategic communications plan; leading communications and providing legislative liaison services for Congressional appropriators; and working with financial management systems.

MTQ 3: Demonstrated ability and experience in presenting budget and financial information to large and small audiences.



There is no minimum education requirement for this position.

Additional information

Recruitment Bonus may be authorized.

Veterans' preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you are unable to apply via email, please contact Catherine Sinicrope at or (202) 616-1746 for alternate application procedures.

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 based on how well they meet the Executive Core Qualifications and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications, as outlined in the Qualifications section of the announcement.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment. To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a written statement addressing the five (5) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).

Applicants must address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) separately.

Please see How to Apply and Required Documents for specific instructions. The resume should demonstrate the necessary level of management skills, characteristics, qualities, specialized knowledge, and technical competence that would indicate successful performance in the SES. This evidence must include clear and concise examples that emphasize the applicant's level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives, and level of contacts.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents


1. Resume,
2. Narrative statement for the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (limit of 2 pages for each MTQ), and
3. Narrative statement for the Executive Core Qualifications (not to exceed 10 pages total) OR proof of current SES status/eligibility (see the note below).

REMINDER: All documents must be received by 11:59pm Eastern Time (Washington, D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement.

Please see the How to Apply section for submission instructions.

NOTE: The Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) of the selectee who is not a current or former career Senior Executive employee (Title V) must be approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) before appointment. Applicants who have completed the Candidate Development Program (CDP) and have had their ECQs certified by OPM must provide a copy of their certificate as part of their application. Proof of non-competitive eligibility is required (Standard Form (SF)-50 or Qualifications Review Board certification). In addition, individuals entering the Senior Executive Service for the first time are subject to a one-year probationary period.

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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