Principal Deputy Director

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 14, 2020
Closes
Sep 22, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is the Principal Deputy Director located in the Consumer Protection Branch (CPB), Civil Division, Department of Justice, a Senior Executive Service (SES) position. The Consumer Protection Branch enforces federal consumer protection laws throughout the United States. The Branch consists of approximately 200 attorneys and staff. For more information about the Consumer Protection Branch visit: https://www.justice.gov/civil/consumer-protection-branch
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Responsibilities

The Principal Deputy Director is responsible for overseeing and managing the Consumer Protection Branch. The incumbent is charged with devising, implementing, and directing enforcement initiatives. As a senior litigation specialist, the incumbent also is expected to lead a broad range of criminal and civil investigations and litigation, supervising attorneys and staff in all phases of matters. The incumbent provides guidance and direction on all aspects of work performance and helps to oversee personnel management activities, including the selection, development, assessment, and promotion of employees. The incumbent represents the Branch in communications with other Department components and enforcement partners, as well as at public conferences, in meetings with consumer and industry groups, and in other outreach efforts. As a senior manager, the incumbent also is responsible for operational issues and ensuring that Branch personnel have adequate resources and are properly prepared to litigate complex matters. The incumbent provides expert advice and counsel to the Director, Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG), and the Assistant Attorney General (AAG). The incumbent serves as Acting Director in the absence of the Director.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position
  • One year probationary period may be required.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Veterans' preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.
  • Only experience obtained by closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • A negative drug test reading is required before you may be appointed to this position.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with eligibility for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access depending on organizational assignment/duty location.
  • You must successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed to this position.
  • Before entering on duty, you will be required to complete a Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278. This information must be reported annually.


Qualifications

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 Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications.

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs).

Copies of the Office of Personnel Management's "Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications" may be obtained via the Internet at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf .

Qualifications include both general management skills and characteristics that are applicable to all SES positions and technical or program responsibilities specific to this position. Applicants must have a substantive general experience which provides a good basic or general knowledge of the principles of organization, management, and administration; and substantive specialized (operating, administrative or managerial) experience in a type of work or a combination of functions directly related to this position.

Applicants must be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

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 ON ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): Your responses to the MTQs should be submitted in one document, that includes separate narrative statements addressing each of the 3 M andatory Technical Qualifications .

MTQ 1. Demonstrated expertise in federal litigation and multiple areas of commercial law with an emphasis on consumer protection litigation.

MTQ 2. Demonstrated experience in supervising attorneys and attorney work product.

MTQ 3. Demonstrated ability to communicate persuasively on behalf of the United States and one's organization.

In addition, you must clearly document and demonstrate the following Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) by addressing each of the 5 ECQs in a separate response for each. It is not necessary to prepare a full ten page ECQ package at the initial application stage. This, however, must be done before the tentative selectee's package is forwarded to OPM.

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. 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.

Fundamental Competencies: These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Continual Learning, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, and Public Service Motivation. The Fundamental Competencies are crosscutting; and should be addressed over the course of each ECQ narratives. It is not necessary for you to address the Fundamental Competencies directly as long as the narrative, in its totality, shows mastery of these competencies on the whole.

Education

See Qualifications section.

Additional information

DOJ offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. 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. In addition, individuals entering the Senior Executive Service for the first time are subject to a one-year probationary period. EEO Policy Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. The complete DOJ EEO Statement/Policy is found at: http://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/08-eeo-policy.pdf.Reasonable Accommodation. Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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. In addition, individuals entering the Senior Executive Service for the first time are subject to a one-year probationary period.

EEO Policy Statement: http://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/08-eeo-policy.pdf .

Reasonable Accommodation
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and Regulatory Guidance
  • Social Security Number - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of 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 not being processed.
  • Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.
  • Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.
  • False Statements - 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.
  • Selective Service - If you are a male applicant 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.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the qualifications required of the position and on the extent your application demonstrates that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the Principal Deputy Director. Please be sure to give concrete examples of your experience and demonstrate the complexity of the knowledge you possess. 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 show evidence of experience related to the five (5) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Applicants must address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). Please see Application Procedures for specific instructions.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

In addition to your resume, applicants must provide responses to the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and three MTQs.

ECQ responses are not required for current or former career members of the SES. Indicate in your resume that you are a current or former member of the SES. You must submit responses to the MTQs, and submit a copy of the most recent SF-50 documenting your SES career 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. SES CDP graduates must also submit responses to the MTQs. Responses to the ECQs are not required.

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