Office Director

District of Columbia, D.C
Sep 10, 2019
Sep 18, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of Knowledge Management, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL/KM).

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The incumbent oversees the development and implementation of best-in-class program design approaches, including applying standard metrics to measure the impact of INL's overseas programs; formulation and implementation of comprehensive training and education not only for INL staff globally, but also for foreign nations in the areas of police operations, corrections, counternarcotics, justice reform, and related issues; and management of a large cadre of subject matter experts that support INL's programs. Programs including five International Law Enforcement Academies, operate in approximately 90 countries which rely on USG assistance to establish, enhance, and/or maintain their law enforcement and administration of justice capabilities. Included in this portfolio is presenting senior USG officials up to the White House with authoritative information and analyses that identify, interpret, and provide alternatives and options to complex questions regarding strategic law enforcement, justice, and corrections systems worldwide. The coordination, integration, and interagency representation responsibilities require that s/he develop and maintain strong productive relationships with USG and international stakeholder organizations in the U.S. and abroad. Ultimately accountable for the success of INL's knowledge management program, the incumbent ensures that INL achieves its strategic and tactical objectives in these areas. The work receives a high level of scrutiny from the media and a broad range of stakeholders and external groups (including Congress, other USG agencies, foreign governments, and NGOs) and his/her policy and program decisions have both national and international significance in terms of their political and foreign affairs impacts.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Requires a financial disclosure statement, OGE-
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by

This position is a drug-testing designated position subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's completion and favorable adjudication of a background security investigation. The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position submit a financial disclosure statement, OGE-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.


Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications (last five questions). All applicants must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Technical Qualification questions in order to receive consideration for the position.

To view additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements available on the Office of Personnel Management's website please click Here.

When responding to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the Technical Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications.

Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. You should limit your narrative to two pages per Mandatory Technical Qualification and Executive Core Qualification.

Applicants who use "see resume" as a response will not receive consideration for the position.

For this position applicants must address the following mandatory technical qualifications:

1. I have demonstrated expert executive and management skills to manage domestic and international knowledge management operations; establish its organizational vision and missions; conceptualize initiatives to improve acquisition management operations; develop and adjust priorities and strategic and operational plans for the short- and long-term; motivate staff members to work and produce under often intense time pressures; and integrate multiple intersecting activities effectively.

2. I have demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of U.S. foreign policy objectives, particularly as they relate to law enforcement, justice, and corrections systems and the development and implementation of the full range of core knowledge management components to include people/culture, processes/structure and technology for international training and education programs, in order to provide authoritative advice and guidance.

If you do not possess the mandatory technical qualifications described above, you may be considered ineligible for this position.


Additional information

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials will result in your application no being processed.

SELECTIVE SERVICE - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify at the time of appointment that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION - This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Office of Employee Relations, Disability/Reasonable Accommodations Division, at (202) 261-8180. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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 a Qualifications Review Panel of senior officials. The Panel will rate applicants on the basis of the quality and extent of total accomplishments, experience and education. The Panel will determine the degree to which candidates possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the mandatory technical requirements of the position and the Mandatory Executive Core Qualification requirements. Among the factors the evaluation panel will consider in determining the applicant's relative capacity and fitness for the position are education, training, experience and demonstrated executive level qualifications. The Panel will rate your application against each of the Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Technical Qualifications to determine the best qualified candidates. Candidates determined to be best qualified candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration for the position.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

If you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the career SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit proof of non-competitive eligibility i.e., conversion to career SES SF-50 "Notice of Personnel Action" or SES Certificate. Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration as a non-competitive candidate.
If the above does not apply to you, please DO NOT submit additional information.
All required documents must be submitted to our automated system "Gateway to State" prior to the closing date of this announcement which is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. See Step 3 under "How to Apply."

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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