Branch Chief

Rockville, Maryland
Dec 01, 2020
Dec 09, 2020
Executive, Chief
Full Time


The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Division of Resource Management and Administration (DRMA), Financial Management Branch (FMB) is seeking to fill a Branch Chief position. The supervisor is Russell Allwein. These are non-bargaining unit positions located in Rockville, Maryland. Travel expenses associated with the interview will not be paid.

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As Branch Chief of the Financial Management Branch this position will coordinate a broad variety of program and policy planning activities, including development of internal policies and procedures, strategic workforce planning, IT acquisition planning, budget formulation and execution, administrative resource management, travel, and training. You will be responsible for the development and interpretation of OCIO policy and procedures within the framework of existing regulations and established Agency policy. You will develop policy and procedures to ensure that assigned functions of the Office are implemented in a timely and effective manner and in compliance with agency guidance and OMB regulations.

You will formulate advice and guidance for the Director of the DRMA, in oversight, planning and direction necessary to develop and implement the programs and missions of the Office. You will direct and manage the governance and formulation of the agency's IT/IM budget. You will lead agency-wide planning activities for IT/IM Budget Formulation. You will direct and manage the financial execution of the OCIO budget, including funds certification activities, maintenance of financial records and databases, and tracking of budget execution versus plans. You ensure that all OCIO services and acquisitions are properly funded, obligations and commitments of OCIO funds are controlled in accordance with Federal and NRC fiscal guidance, and financial data is input into the agency financial system in a timely and accurate manner.

You will lead monthly OCIO budget execution meetings to determine the current status of funding and projections for the remainder of the fiscal year. You will ensure that OCIO carryover funds are properly identified at the end of the fiscal year. You will review and approve OCIO financial documents. You will also be responsible for overseeing property management in OCIO. You will evaluate and advise on policies and procedures to ensure effective OCIO operations in the areas of office systems of internal operating procedures.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - This position requires occasionally travel.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • U.S. Citizenship Required

You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GG-14) level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience includes leading and managing budget development (formulation) and execution planning and reporting requirements; experience with federal policy related to budget requirements and policies.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and requirements governing Federal budget process, financial management, performance management, acquisition management, and related business practices.
  • Demonstrated skill in planning, program analysis and problem-solving to analyze budgetary, financial, administrative and policy issues underlying major office programs and their effect on the delivery of management support services, and to develop recommendations for their resolution.
  • Demonstrated skill in effectively presenting information, ideas and advice in an clear, concise, and logical manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently in handling multiple assignments with competing priorities, often under considerable pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to direct, lead, and manage a diverse staff in critical programs with competing deadlines and conflicting resource demands.

  • A description of how you possess the specialized experience as well as how you meet the qualifications desired in an ideal candidate should be addressed in your resume. You may also provide additional information related to your qualifications in the vacancy question provided for supplemental response.


    No education required.

    Additional information

    As identical positions are identified, additional selections may be made within the office.

    This position is subject to Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements.

    The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

    The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to any vacancy questions to determine your level of knowledge, skill and ability related to the job requirements. If you are among the top candidates for this position, your application will be referred to the hiring manager.

    Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    L Access Authorization

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    As a NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement saying that one is not available. You may do so either electronically, following the instructions below, or by sending one copy by mail to:

    Jolena Crawford
    Senior HR Specialist
    2WFN Mail Stop A59

    All supplemental documents can now be collected electronically and should be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:

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    3. Use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052.

    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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