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Quantico, Virginia
Aug 15, 2019
Aug 23, 2019
Full Time


The purpose of this position is to serve as the agency's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), with responsibility for execution of all financial operations of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), formerly Defense Security Service.

This position is in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601, Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System. Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.
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-Provides analysis and recommendations to the Director, DCSA concerning all aspects of agency financial operations. This includes interpreting national level, DoD, Component, Intelligence Community (IC), and other applicable policies and programs, and recommending initiation of appropriate procedures.
-Develops and implements strategic and tactical financial goals to ensure the agency's economic viability in both the short and long term planning horizons.
-Provides leadership and strategic direction to all financial management and resource personnel across the DCSA financial enterprise, and oversees the development of DCSA's budget formulation, presentation, justification, and execution.
-Directs development of the DCSA Program Objective Memorandum (POM) to determine resource requirements over the mid- and long-term budget cycle necessary to accomplish DCSA mission, execute programs, and achieve goals
-Oversees the management and oversight of DCSA's Defense Working Capital Fund, which includes the collection, reconciliation, and execution of more than $1-billion annually from 100- plus Defense and federal customer agencies.
-Directs the agency's day-to-day financial management program through headquarters staff and field activity resource management organizations.- Directs financial management policy development, interpretation and application oversight.
-Ensures publication of auditable financial statements.
-Executes accounting and finance matters to include funds control, and ensures audit and internal control compliance in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, OSD(C) Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness Methodology, Managers' Internal Control Program and financial management accounting systems.
-Develops and oversees agency financial and performance management metrics that are included in all reporting mechanisms.
-Identifies resources efficiencies and advises on opportunities for improved mission effectiveness. Develops, coordinates, integrates, and executes financial management policies, programs, and processes for the effective and efficient control and utilization of the Agency's annual budget.
-Ensures compliance with the Federal Financial Managers Integrity Act (Managers' Internal Control Program).
-Ensures Agency compliance with the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990,Government and Performance Results Act of 1993, and subsequent legislation pertaining to financial planning and reporting. Incumbent is responsible for compliance to include publishing auditable financial statements in accordance with DoD CFO guidance, execution of accounting and finance matters to include funds control, configuration and access controls in compliance with feeder and financial management accounting systems, development and oversight of Agency financial and mission performance metrics that are included in all reporting mechanisms, and management and analyses of Agency financial management data.
-Leads the Agency's development and assessment of annual statement of assurance for establishing and maintaining effective internal controls.
-Provides a wide range of financial management advisories, services and operations for a variety of nationwide programs including but not limited to, the Federal Vetting Center, the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), the Counterintelligence (CI) Program, DoD Insider Threat Management and Analysis Center, Critical Technology Program, Counterintelligence and Security Functional Management and support to the Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE).
-Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

50% or less - This position may require frequent temporary duty travel (TDY) and/or local travel.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
  • OVERTIME: Occasionally
  • TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Authorized
  • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: OGE-278, Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure, is required
  • TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligible
  • This position is subject to Financial Management Certification and the incumbent must be able to obtain FM Level 3 certification within the allotted timeframe
  • This position is designated Critical-Sensitive, the incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance
  • The incumbent may be required to accept a change of official duty station in support of the accomplishment of the DCSA mission.
  • This position is designated as "Mission Essential" for purposes of continuity of operations in an emergency
  • You may be subject to a two-year trial period in the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service unless required trial period has been served
  • Incumbent may be required to operate automotive passenger vehicles in performance of official duties. A valid drivers license is required
  • This position may require frequent Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) and/or local travel


As a basic requirement for entry, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs). You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of the position that has given you particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the requirements of the position. Typically, this type of experience would be found within this field or a field that is closely related. All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQ's and TQ's. You must address each qualification separately. Failure to reply to each qualification will result in being rated as ineligible. Please limit your written statements to no more than two pages per qualification.

Your resume must also demonstrate knowledge of the Chief Financial Officers Act (CFOA), the Government Performance Results Act (GPRA), the Government Management Reform Act (GMRA), or other comparable sector accountability requirements.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ):

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 and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Technical Qualifications(TQs):

1. Expert ability to manage complex financial management, budget, and accounting programs for a large, Federal entity, to include responsibility for advising senior officials on financial, budget, and accounting matters; developing policies; and implementing financial management systems.

2. In-depth knowledge of and experience with financial, cost accounting and reporting concepts and principles and current emerging issues and developments in the financial and business fields. Experience must be from managing multi-billion dollar budgets in a large and complex agency or organization.

3. In-depth knowledge and demonstrated work experience in the General Fund and Defense Working Capital Fund or similar budgetary processes for a large organization or corporation.

4. Demonstrated ability to effectively present, persuade, negotiate, and advance cross­-governmental and/or intergovernmental financial management/acquisition systems initiatives to a broad range of executive level decision makers and stakeholders (e.g., Office of Management and Budget, Congress, and other executive-level, Department of Defense Chief Financial Officers or Comptrollers).


A bachelors degree is the minimum education desired, however it is preferred that applicants possess a masters degree.

Additional information

DCSA, as a newly designated Defense Agency is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government.

Current Senior Executive Service (SES) do not have to submit ECQ's, but must submit MTQ's in accordance with the requirements listed under "Qualifications".

Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification.

All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive).

The incumbent selected for this position will be required to serve a two-year DCIPS trial period unless required trial period has been served.

Joint Duty Credit: All DCSA executive level positions require Joint Duty Credit. Only those candidates who meet the Joint Duty Credit requirement will be eligible to compete/be considered for a senior executive position. Employees will receive joint duty credit for almost any rotational assignment to another IC component and may also be eligible to receive credit for service outside the IC (military, other government, or private sector) that was at least at the GS/GG-13 or DCIPS Pay Band 3 level, and it occurred on or after September 11, 2001. An external candidate, if selected, will be required to immediately apply for Joint Duty credit. Note: Employees without Joint Duty Credit may apply for the position and can be considered. If selected, a waiver would be required prior to final appointment. DCSAseniors without Joint Duty at the same tier level may lateral into the position if selected without requesting a waiver.

If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.

If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.

This position is subject to Financial Management Certification. The incumbent must be able to obtain the appropriate certification level for their position. This is a Financial Management (FM) Level 3 Certified position. In accordance with Public Law 112-81(National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012) and DoD Policy, the incumbent shall comply with the requirements of DoD FM Certification program within the allotted timeframe.

Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.

All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).

Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

The following documents are REQUIRED
1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.

2. Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):
  • Current SES do not need to submit ECQ's, only MTQ's.
  • You must submit a separate narrative statement that addresses each of the MANDATORY TQs related specifically to this position as well as the ECQs related to all positions. Your narrative statements should include specific examples of experience, education, and accomplishments, applicable to the position. DO NOT EXCEED 10 pages for your narrative statements addressing all CQs. For further information and assistance in preparing your narrative statements, please see the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) publication, "A Guide to SES Qualifications," available on the OPM web site at:

If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.

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