Portfolio Acquisition Executive

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 16, 2020
Closes
Sep 23, 2020
Function
Executive
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Enterprise Services.

The salary range for this position is $131,239 to $197,300.00 per annum.

The total compensation package includes other benefits and options.

Total employer paid contributions are worth approximately $20,000 - $27,000 excluding paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, and performance-based bonuses.
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Responsibilities

The Portfolio Acquisition Executive, Enterprise Services (ES), provides management, leadership, and oversight to acquisition program offices in ES. Is responsible for the conduct, performance, planning, programming, budgeting, and accountability of all programs assigned to that office. Maintains the authority to oversee and direct the entire acquisition portfolio within ES.

Serves as an ES representative in inter-agency and Departmental meetings dealing with acquisition issues and information in the area of expertise and program responsibility.
Is responsible for all delegated authorities from and has a reporting relationship to the Component Acquisition Executive (CAE).

As delegated by the Executive Assistant Commissioner (EAC) or the CAE, approves or disapproves the creation of new acquisition programs, makes decisions permitting the continuation of programs through defined milestones and checkpoints in the formal acquisition process, validates and certifies acquisition program reporting to higher authorities, and approves variations in approved program baselines when required.

Oversees the acquisition workforce within Enterprise Services and ensures acquisition programs are effectively staffed with personnel appropriately knowledgeable, skilled, and able. Defines and advocates requirements for the development and sizing of the acquisition workforce. Serves as principal advisor to the EAC and Deputy EAC on all acquisition matters within ES. Responsible for anticipating, communicating, and mitigating acquisition issues that may threaten program outcomes or ES relationships and credibility.

Responsible for formulating, planning, and implementing the entire acquisition portfolio for Enterprise Services to ensure compliance with CBP and DHS acquisition policies and processes. Participates in CBP level program reviews, providing program accomplishments, challenges, and programmatic information to Component Acquisition Leadership. Is responsible for preparation and presentation on the status and plans for specific programs to CBP Leadership, Department of Homeland Security, Congress, and other stakeholders by Acquisition Program Managers. Ensures data provided in the DHS Investment Management System (INVEST) and other regularly required program reporting is done accurately and on time.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Who May Apply: Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals within the civil service. U.S. Citizenship is required.

Selective Service: If you are a male and are hired, and if you were born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986: Seeks to preserve jobs for those who are legally entitled to them: American citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in our country. This law requires employees to provide a document or documents that establish identity and employment eligibility.

Position Designation: This position is designated as Career Reserved

Qualifications

Qualification Requirements: To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your résumé that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), the Technical Qualification(s), and any other applicable qualifications as listed below.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/

We recommend that your résumé emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.

Please do not submit separate statements addressing the ECQs and Technical Qualification.

Executive Core Qualifications - Mandatory

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE : 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 : 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 : 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 : The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS : 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 Qualification - Mandatory

Acquisition program management experience involving large, complex acquisition programs in support of operational needs and requirements.

Education

Additional information

Relocation Bonus: CBP may authorize a relocation bonus (not to exceed 25% of basic pay) for an eligible selectee. A service agreement is required.

Relocation Expenses: We may choose to pay your relocation expenses in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.

Background Investigation: This position is a critical sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation as a condition of placement/retention in the position. A security clearance is required.Note: The Federal Government does not to deny employment to individuals who are currently or who have been unemployed, nor does it deny employment to individuals who have had financial difficulties through no fault of their own.

Drug Testing: This position has been identified as a Testing Designated Position under the Customs and Border Protection, Drug-Free Workplace Program. Satisfactory completion of the drug test is a condition of placement and/or employment in the position and the incumbent(s) of this position is thereafter subject to Random Drug Testing.

Travel: Occasional travel is required.

Leave: You will earn 26 vacation days and 13 days of sick leave per year. In addition, the Government observes 10 regular paid holidays each year.

Probationary Period: You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.

Our Benefits Package: You will be eligible for performance bonuses of 5 to 20 percent of base pay for superior accomplishments. You will be covered by a defined benefit, contributory Federal retirement system. You may participate in a retirement savings investment plan that offers before-tax savings and tax-deferred investment earnings. You may select one of a variety of health plans and options under the Government's Federal Employees' Health Benefits program and you may participate in the Federal Employees' Group Life and Long Term Care Insurance Programs. You will earn 26 vacation days and 13 days of sick leave per year. In addition, the Government observes 10 regular paid holidays each year. You can review our benefits here .

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 on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your résumé will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB before appointment can occur.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection:
  • is an equal employment employer: Selection for positions will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences.
  • provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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
Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

Political Appointee Employee Verification: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Financial Disclosure: If you are hired, you will have to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days after appointment.

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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