Associate Administrator for Environment and Compliance

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 10, 2020
Closes
Sep 18, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Maritime Administration (MARAD) within the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) in Washington, DC. MARAD supports the technical aspects of America's maritime transportation infrastructure such as ships and shipping, port and vessel operations, national security, environment, and safety.

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Responsibilities

MARAD supports the technical aspects of America's maritime transportation infrastructure such as ships and shipping, port and vessel operations, national security, environment, and safety. MARAD also maintains a fleet of cargo ships in reserve to provide surge sea-lift during war and national emergencies, and is responsible for disposing of ships in that fleet, as well as other non-combatant Government ships as they become obsolete.

The Associate Administrator for Environment and Compliance assists the Maritime Administrator in the formulation, direction and coordination of national policies and programs related to the application of private sector and government resources to promote and effect an improved national transportation system through the operation and navigation of vessels
carrying goods and passengers in domestic and international commerce that reflect state-of-the art safety features, environmental best management practices, rules, regulations and standards, while encouraging and facilitating efficient, effective U.S. maritime business practices.

The Associate Administrator directs the programs within the Office of Safety, the Office of Environment and the Office of Security through subordinates and participates fully in the management and coordination of the activities of those offices:

The Office of Safety has broad responsibilities in addressing the growing regulatory and compliance challenges relating to domestic and global maritime safety issues now facing the maritime community as it operates and competes in the international, commercial marketplace.

The Office of Environment is responsible for the development and implementation of national and international policies, regulations, guidelines, standards, procedures and techniques to (1) assure that Agency programs comply with environmental laws and regulations and (2) promote economical and environmentally sound marine transportation and international trade.

The Office of Security is responsible for the formulation, direction, coordination and application of private sector and government resources to promote and affect a more secure global transportation system to include people, cargoes, vessels, and infrastructure while encouraging and facilitating efficient, effective U.S. Maritime business practices.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Provide all required documents by closing date.
  • A Secret clearance is required.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Complete a one-year SES probationary period (unless already completed).
  • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Complete a Public Financial Disclosure report, OGE-278. You will need to provide the information annually.


Qualifications

As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must clearly articulate and describe within your five (5) page resume evidence of progressively responsible supervisory, managerial, or professional experience which involved management of a program or organization of significant scope and complexity. Your resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate your ability to perform the duties of this position and meet the mandatory Technical Qualification(s) and Managerial Executive Core Qualifications listed below.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs): Below are the descriptions of the mandatory technical qualifications for this position. Your (5) page resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate you meet these technical qualifications.
  • Demonstrated experience with environmental, safety and security compliance, and research & development activities, together with a thorough understanding of the roles of the various federal, state, and local government agencies charged with similar or related responsibilities, including statutory and regulatory requirements, programs, and statues, as they relate to maritime industry operations.
  • Demonstrated experience developing, planning and managing a multi-disciplinary effort, engaging a number of different government agencies to develop a common approach to ensure the success and the development of an improved, comprehensive national maritime transportation system or other related transportation system.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging with international transportation agencies, national transportation industry organizations, and professional and technical transportation associations to ensure full understanding of their missions and roles within the comprehensive national maritime transportation system or other related transportation system.

  • EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Below are descriptions of the mandatory ECQs that are required for all SES positions. Your five (5) page resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate you meet the 5 ECQs.

    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. Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision
    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. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building
    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. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility
    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management
    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. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating

    FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

    Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website .

    You are strongly encouraged to review OPMs Guide to SES Qualifications for specific examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements and executive resumes.

    Education

    Additional information

    Retirement/Pension Plan - You will be covered by a defined benefit, contributory Federal retirement system that provides benefits for both normal retirement (with as few as 5 years of civilian service) and for circumstances that might occur earlier, such involuntary retirement because of disability.

    Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) - You may participate in a retirement savings investment plan that offers before-tax savings and tax-deferred investment earnings. For more details, please visit the TSP website

    Employee Assistance - Employees and their immediate families can take advantage of free confidential counseling with health professionals as part of the Federal Employees Assistance Program.

    Transit Benefits - We subsidize up to $255 of mass transit commuting costs each month.

    Telework - Determined by agency policy.

    Information related to performance, suitability, and security will be verified. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    An SES reviewing panel will evaluate your application based on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Applicants determined to be highly qualified may undergo an interview and a reference check and and may also be asked to submit a written 10-page narrative statement addressing each of the ECQ areas. If you are contacted for a second-round interview, you may be asked to submit a written narrative statement addressing each of the ECQ areas (Leading Change, Leading People, Results Driven, Business Acumen, Building Coalitions). If selected, your written narrative statement addressing the ECQs must be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB), unless you are a current SES executive or have successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. You must receive certification before you can be appointed to the position.

    All applications must be completed and submitted electronically no later than midnight ET of the closing date. Final reviews will be performed after the announcement closing, and timely notice of the status of your application will be emailed to you. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and selecting Application Status.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Required Documents

    The following documents must be provided by the closing date:
    • RESUME - You must submit a resume which cannot exceed five (5) pages. Any information submitted in excess of five (5) pages WILL NOT be considered. The resume must provide evidence (such as related professional experience and accomplishments) that demonstrate you possess the technical qualifications and the 5 ECQs. Include name on each page. No photos allowed.
    • COVER LETTER - You should submit a one-page cover letter highlighting key experience and interest in the position advertised.
    • SF-50 - Current & former federal employees should submit an SF-50 which shows your current (or most recent grade). DO NOT submit an award SF-50 as these often do not verify grade or eligibility. For consideration for a promotion, Box 4 of the SF-50 must show a date that is at least 52 weeks prior to the job announcement closing. We recommend submitting your last promotion SF-50, current SF-50 or within-grade increase SF-50.
    • Current Career Senior Executives and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility must submit a copy of an SF-50 which shows career SES status
    • CANDIDATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CERTIFICATE - individuals who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program, submit a copy of your OPM certificate.

    Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the announcement will result in your removal from consideration for this position.

    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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