Deputy Executive Director

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 07, 2021
Closes
Apr 15, 2021
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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This assignment is with US Customs and Border Protection, Office of Intelligence. The incumbent participates fully with the Executive Director (XD) in the review and appraisal of border and national security issues amid questions with major implications for the agency's stance, including those with potential impact on one or more aspects of national security, or impact on CBP's mission.

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Responsibilities

In addition, the incumbent supervises and directs the subordinate division directors in the establishment of goals and objectives, work planning and organization, work assignments, and personnel management responsibilities.

Assists the Executive Director in exercising broad management and leadership skills in affecting the coordination of activities, programs, and initiatives between CBP program offices and between CBP, the intelligence enterprise, and the intelligence community. This includes intelligence and analysis, operational support, and program management in service of the CBP intelligence enterprise.

Serves as a source for carrying out OI's primary mission to enable CBP's decision advantage by ensuring timely, actionable, and relevant intelligence to drive operations, planning, and decision-making in the border security current and emerging threats environment. The Deputy Executive Director assists the Executive Director by overseeing two divisions - Indications and Warnings Division, and the Joint PED Operations (JPO) Division. Indications and Warnings Division's close working relationships with federal, state, diplomatic, Intelligence Enterprise and Intelligence Community partners are leveraged to collaborate, coordinate intelligence of interest, ensuring the proper dissemination of threats to the Homeland. The JPO facilitates, manages, and conducts a comprehensive, coordinated, and consistent approach for the data ingestion, processing, exploitation, and product creation of ISR data collected by the Department of Homeland Security Enterprise platforms and assets.

Ensures the distribution of 24/7, accurate, and consistent information as the central ingest point for all classified intelligence information needs, requirements, and executive secretary tasking. Balances workload and provides advice, guidance, and direction on a wide range of intelligence functions and operational issues.

Reviews, amends, accepts, or rejects subordinate division staff work submitted to the
Executive Director, higher headquarters, or other Federal/public agencies. Has full selection authority for subordinate staff. Hears and resolves group grievances and serious employee complaints not resolved at the division level, and reviews serious disciplinary problems. Makes decisions on work problems presented by subordinate supervisors.

Provides guidance to supervisors/employees in identifying employee training and career development needs to enhance their performance. Encourages and assists employees in the development of individual development plans. Provides or makes provisions for training as required making decisions on non-routine training requests. Counsels subordinates regarding career potential and opportunities. Provides recognition to deserving employees recommending awards/bonuses. Assures that subordinates job descriptions are current and are accurately designed and structured to ensure optimum efficiency and effectiveness. Assures equity of performance standards and rating techniques. Establishes and maintains affirmative action, upward mobility, equal employment opportunity activities, and complaint procedures through close coordination with the Privacy and Diversity Office (PDO) and higher levels of management. Informs employees of Equal Employment Opportunity goals and objectives; counsels and coaches subordinate managers on resolving complaints; and coordinates with PDO counselors and employees to resolve formal and informal complaints.

Provides executive-level advice and counsel to the Executive Director in planning long range activities, related to critical disasters, special events, field operations, Continuity of Operations incidents, and significant events. Provides advice on work methods, practices and procedures, and assists subordinates in identifying the parameters of a viable solution. Monitors office programs and conducts extensive periodic evaluations of program goals and CBP strategic objectives, to assure each complies with the expansive agency mission.

As a key advisor to the Executive Director, the incumbent institutes and implements agency policy and guidance in compliance with intelligence frameworks. Employs risk management techniques, and intelligence to strive for a balance of efforts, ensuring the proper dissemination of threats to the Homeland and a comprehensive, coordinated, and consistent approach for the data ingestion, processing, exploitation, and product creation of ISR data collected by the Department of Homeland Security Enterprise platforms and assets.

Continually promotes the agency's intelligence initiatives, inviting and encouraging constructive input from ongoing partnerships with the intelligence community, to meet the demands of a balanced approach in keeping the Nation's borders secure.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at or above the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.
  • Must currently hold Top Secret/ SCI


Qualifications

Qualifications required:

Reviews, amends, accepts or rejects subordinate staff work. Has full selection authority for subordinate staff. Hears and resolves group grievances and serious employee complaints not previously resolved at the division level, and reviews serious disciplinary problems. Makes decisions on work problems presented by subordinate supervisor/s. Provides guidance to subordinate supervisor/s and employees in identifying employee training and career development needs to enhance their performance. Encourages and assists employees in the creating individual development plans. Provides or makes provisions for training as required making decisions on non-routine training requests. Counsels subordinates regarding career potential and opportunities. Provides recognition to deserving employees by recommending awards or bonuses. Assures that subordinates' job descriptions are current and accurately designed and structured to ensure optimum efficiency and effectiveness. Assures equity of performance standards and rating techniques. Establishes and maintains affirmative action, upward mobility, equal employment opportunity activities, and complaint procedures through close coordination with the Office of Diversity and Civil Rights (OCR) and higher levels of management. Informs employees of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) goals and objectives; and coordinates with OCR counselors counsel employees to resolve formal and informal complaints.

Evaluates pertinent policies and directives from OI, CBP, and DHS and initiates reviews research/studies concerning intelligence issues. The incumbent develops program policies and procedures as required. Administers studies to develop responses to management on new requirements intelligence priorities. The incumbent will be responsible for organizing the execution and/or monitoring items based on local needs and team resources: contracts, taskings, training, audits, travel, strategic planning, and maximizing efficiency using available resources and methods.

Assists with initiating and monitoring OI operational processes for management, with an awareness of the interrelationships between these two fields and their importance to achieving the mission. Inputs and coordinates with CBP, the IE and the IC to ensure the intelligence watch meets operational requirements. Uses knowledge of available CBP capabilities, and systems including reports used for improving operational efficiencies and developing intelligence life-cycle analyses compliance.

Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)


  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.
  • Complete 12 hours of professional development using Skillsoft courses, videos, and books in conjunction with the established assignment objectives for the JDA.
  • Attend each of the DHS Joint Duty Program Director's quarterly webinars (1 hour per quarter).


  • How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using a job questionnaire based on the competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this Joint Duty Assignment.

    If you are among the best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. After reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination will be made. You must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

    Note: DHS continues to take necessary steps to keep our workforce safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If you receive a final Joint Duty Assignment offer to onboard, please complete the onboarding requirements and/or forms and submit them electronically in an expeditious manner. Your start date may be delayed if the action above is not completed.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    1. Resume: Do not include any personally identifiable information (PII) i.e., home address, social security number, or date of birth. Your resume must clearly demonstrate you have experience which meets the requirements of this position as outlined in the "Qualifications" section.

    2. SF-50: Submit a copy of your official SF-50 (no text version) or other official "Notification of Personnel Action" document which shows the following information:
  • Your appointment in the Federal service
  • Tenure
  • Grade and Step
  • Full performance level
  • If your SF-50(s) does not provide the information needed to make a final determination for qualification, you will be found ineligible for the position.

    3. DHS Joint Duty Assignment Application Form signed by your supervisor. Please click on the following link to access the required form DHS Form 250-02 .

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