Associate Deputy Director Division of Performance & Accountability

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Nov 16, 2020
Closes
Nov 24, 2020
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is part of the Div of Performance & Acccountability, Bureau of Indian Education. As a Associate Deputy Director Division of Performance & Accountability you will be responsible for the management, direction and supervision of the programs and activities, which fall under performance and accountability.
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Responsibilities

As a Associate Deputy Director Division of Performance & Accountability ES-1720-00, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:
  • Responsible for line management, direction, and supervision of two separate program functions that conduct audits of specific programs while also assisting both Bureau Operated Schools and Tribally Controlled Schools.
  • Analyzes, interprets and evaluates changing legislation and policies, educational trends, new concepts, new technology, priority action and resource changes.
  • Establishes short and long range plans to address issues and meet the needs and requirement for the Bureau and its strategic plan.
  • Reviews and approves budget estimates and seeks and justifies additional funding in human resources needs to assure the capabilities are sufficient to meet strategic and PIAP plans and objectives.
  • Plans, direct, and evaluates the Division of Performance & Accountability (DPA) programs, projects and activities.
  • Establishes, reviews and revises policies, procedures, mission objectives and organization design for the staff as necessary to eliminate work problems or barriers to mission accomplishment, promotes team building, implements quality improvements, and regulatory compliance.
  • Collaborates and plans with other managers and appropriate supporting organizations within the Bureau to negotiate, decide on, coordinate and/or integrate research, analysis, planning, policy and procedures, and evaluation programs and activities.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED
  • BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES
  • APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE
  • VALID STATE-ISSUED DRIVERS LICENSE IS REQUIRED
  • TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE PAID
  • APPOINTMENT IS SUBJECT TO A 1 YR SES PROBATIONARY PERIOD
  • INCUMBENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO FILE AN OGE FORM 450
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR MALES BORN AFTER 12/31/1959


Qualifications

Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in the OPM Standards . For this position, they are listed below.

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

A. Degree: that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in a field related to the work of the position to be filled, of which at least 9 semester hours must have been in education courses.
OR
B. Combination of education and experience --at least 24 semester hours in a field related to the work of the position to be filled, of which at least 9 semester hours must have been in education courses, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience must reflect the level and kind described in C below.
OR
C. Four years of experience that demonstrated a thorough understanding of the principles and practices underlying the work of this series. This experience must have been of such character and diversity to demonstrate that the applicant possesses an understanding of the field comparable to that normally acquired through successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university.
OR
D. At least 1 full academic year of professional teaching experience. This experience is defined as full and primary responsibility, under general supervision, for instruction of assigned students in an accredited school or institution. This includes responsibility for preparing and presenting lessons and for evaluating students' progress, including a determination of the students' success or failure according to established criteria. Serving in an assistant capacity to a professor without the authority to determine the students' success or failure to meet course requirements does not meet this criterion.

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed above. The ideal candidate will have experience supervising employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing, and evaluating employees. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.

Applicants who meet all the mandatory executive and technical qualifications will be evaluated by a panel of SES members to determine the degree to which they possess each of the listed qualifications. This evaluation will determine which applicants are best qualified. Total background, including experience, education, awards, self-development, and training will be reviewed. This information will be obtained from the application package, including the required narrative statements for the technical and Executive Core Qualifications described in this vacancy.

As such, your resume should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:
  • Directing the work of an organizational unit;
  • Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects;
  • Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance; and
  • Supervising the work of employees; and exercising important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions.

If your resume does not include these basic qualifications, you will not be determined qualified for this position.

We recommend that your resume addressing the ECQs include examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize their level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues addressed; and the results of actions taken.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential not technical expertise. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions. All applicants must submit a written narrative to address the ECQs describing your experiences and accomplishments/results. The narrative should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertake and the results of your actions. Applicants should not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answers.
The narrative must not exceed 10 pages. NOTE: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development Program graduates who have been certified by OPM do NOT need to address the ECQs.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS:

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. (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. ( 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. ( Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility)

ECQ 4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (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. (Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating)

To view additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification (ECQs) statements, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications. ( http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/ )

Education

CONTINUATION OF QUALIFICATIONS:

Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs)


The MTQs are designed to assess an applicants experience relevant to the position he or she is applying for.

Each of your MTQ narrative responses must: 1.) Must not exceed two pages per narrative statement; 2.) include specific examples of your experience, education, and/or accomplishments; and 3.) address specific challenges, contexts, actions, and results.
  • Knowledge of current public sector policy and planning requirements and experience on a national level with policy, research and post-secondary education issues and programs related to Indian Affairs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of team building to create a team environment that fosters partnership, innovation, and continuous process improvement.
  • Ability to review and evaluation K-12 programs across a large geographic areas, manage economic resources to produce positive results and to work positively with different groups of people including students, teachers, parent organizations, other school administrators and community leaders.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience with positive results working within a large school district through the application of Federal Law with Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
  • When addressing both the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's) it is required that you utilize the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) Model:

    Challenge-Context Action Result(s) (CCAR) Model.Challenge Context Action Result Model is as follows.

    An ECQ or Mandatory Technical Qualification (MTQ) statement should include more than one examples of relevant experience.

    Challenge - Describe a specific problem or goal.

    Context - Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale).
    Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.

    Result - Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. The accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.

    You will be evaluated on your responses to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's) listed above and on your responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) above as well. You are required to submit both your MTQ's and ECQ's to receive consideration for this position. Please see the required document section to understand the page limitation and to learn more about the formatting requirement.

    Fundamental Competencies: Competencies are the personal and professional attributes that are critical to successful performance in the SES. The fundamental competencies are the attributes that serve as the foundation for each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation. The fundamental competencies are cross-cutting, they should be addressed over the complete ECQ narrative. It is not necessary to address them directly as long as the narrative, in its totality, shows master of these fundamental competencies overall.

    EDUCATION: Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, credit hours, major, and grade-point average or class ranking, degree and date awarded. All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Applicants are responsible for providing documentation that the educational requirements have been met. To qualify based on education you must submit a legible copy of your transcripts. Official transcripts are required upon selection if you qualified based on education.

    Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

    For further information on creditable education visit:
    http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
    http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Additional information

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service .

    The Bureau of Indian Education has determined that the duties of this position are suitable scheduled, situational and for emergency telework.

    STATUS CANDIDATES: Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible. Applicants not entitled to Indian or Veteran's Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.

    NOTE: Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 90 days from the closing date.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your application will be rated and ranked by an Executive Resources Board (ERB) Panel, using only the information submitted within the application package. Applicants who do not demonstrate in their application sufficient possession of the ECQs will be determined ineligible for further consideration. Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB after selection and before appointment can occur.

    If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy. If your resume includes copy & paste or narrative responses instead of job duties performed, it could possibly result in removal from consideration for this vacancy.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Yourresume (must be current/updated and include the following):
    • Work Experience:
      • Position title
      • Dates of employment (include month/year)
      • Hours worked per week
      • Salary
      • Current supervisor's name and telephone number
      • Duties (Please be specific and include any honors, awards, and special accomplishments)
      • Education
      • References (include complete name and telephone number)
        • Must be 3 professional references
    • Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs)
    • Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" Current career SES Members and former SES Members who have reinstatement eligibility to the career SES should submit an SF-50 showing career SES status; OPM-Certified SES Candidate Development Program graduates should submit a copy of their Qualifications review Board (QRB) certificate.
    • College transcript(s): Copy of undergraduate education transcripts. Unofficial college transcripts are acceptable but official college transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.
    • OF-306 (Declaration of Federal Employment) sign and dated: https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OF0306.pdf
    • Indian Children Protection Requirements: https://bie.edu/cs/groups/xbie/documents/collection/idc012837.pdf
    2. Other supporting documents:
    • Form BIA 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment (required for claiming Indian Preference). The form must be completed by the appropriate official with the federally-recognized tribe where the applicant is enrolled as a member. No other form will be accepted.
    • Cover Letter, optional
    NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. The applicant is responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian preference, experience, and education. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FROM THIS OFFICE.

    DRIVING REQUIREMENT (Required only at time of appointment):
    Incumbent may be required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver's license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Education.

    FINANCIAL STATEMENT REQUIREMENTS (Required only at time of appointment): The candidate selected for this position must meet conflict of interest requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Standard Form 450, Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report).

    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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