Deputy Director for Facilities and Environmental Quality

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 17, 2021
Closes
Apr 25, 2021
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Office of Facilities and Environmental Quality is looking for an energetic and innovative leader who will serve as the alter ego to the Director for Facilities and Environmental Quality regarding all aspects of the Department of Commerce's programs for facilities and administrative services. The leader will enjoy working in a mission driven and dynamic organization as the Deputy Director for Facilities and Environmental Quality.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent will be responsible for supporting the OFEQ Director by providing strategic leadership and has decision-making authority overseeing OFEQ program operations and change initiatives. The incumbent has responsibility for the development administration and oversight of policies, procedures and operational responsibilities for all programs within OFEQ and serves as the senior expert to provide advice to Departmental staff and key external and internal stakeholders and manages associated risks using extensive coordination and collaboration techniques with key staff.

Specifically, the incumbent:
  • Provides oversight of real property projects and coordinates Department-wide facilities requirements, manages the Departmental building delegation program, serves as liaison with the General Services Administration on all real property management programs and coordinates approval of prospectus level construction and lease-related acquisitions.
  • Monitors real property assets of the Department so that assets are managed in a manner that is consistent with the goals and objectives set forth in the Department's strategic plan and reflected in the Department's asset management plan.
  • Reviews and interprets proposed and existing energy, environmental, and sustainability legislation, regulations, directives, and executive orders that relate to operations and recommends and/or communicates the Department's position and actions to be taken.
  • Incorporates planning and managerial requirements for environmental management; develops and implements broad policies, standards, and procedures for the real property, sustainability, energy conversation, environmental and mail management programs and the Department's Herbert C. Hoover Building renovation project.
  • Oversees all operational and maintenance requirements of the Herbert C. Hoover Building (HCHB) as well as the ongoing renovation and modernization project in partnership with GSA.
  • Provides policy and oversight of all personal property within the Department and coordinates Department-wide requirements and reporting; provides policy and oversight for the Department fleet management program.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
0

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • A Critical Sensitive Top Secret security investigation is required.
  • Incumbent may be subject to geographic mobility.
  • Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278 filing within 30 days is required).
  • This is a Testing Designated Position.


Applicants are required to submit a narrative statement for each Professional/Technical Qualification (PTQ) and each Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) listed. If you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and had your ECQs certified by OPM, then you only need to address each PTQ, and you do not need to submit an ECQ narrative. All other applicants are required to respond to all ECQs and PTQs, addressing each ECQ and PTQ separately.

Please give a complete and detailed answer for each qualification. Please keep in mind each ECQ and PTQ are unique qualifications. Therefore, duplicate responses are not sufficient in determining if you meet that specific qualification. Do not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. Applications directing the reader to search within the application or to "See Resume" are considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Failure to submit a narrative statement or address any of the ECQs and/or PTQs is also considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. As a result, you will be rated as "INCOMPLETE".

Qualifications

The following are the five Executive Core Qualifications and their fundamental competencies. The ECQs were developed to assess executive experience and potential, not to evaluate technical experience.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):

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)

For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/ Example ECQ statements are available at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf

PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQs)

PTQ 1 - Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of and executive level experience in directing and managing national level real property programs for a multi-location or geographically-dispersed organization, and developing and/or overseeing a planning and budgeting system that supports the organization's strategic plan and accomplishes target goals.

PTQ 2 - Demonstrated executive level skill, in-depth knowledge of and expertise in leading, developing and implementing legally compliant policies that guide the management of facilities and related program services and directing and managing deliverables of various program services and operations within a multi-level organization while managing personnel operations.

PTQ 3 - Demonstrated executive level experience managing and leading a complex, multifaceted organization in most of the following areas: architecture, space management, internal energy conservation, building renovation, environmental laws and regulations, recycling, sustainable practices, leasing, fleet management, personal and excess personal property, and real property and asset management.

Education

This position does not have an education requirement.

Additional information

Background Investigation: This position is designated as critical-sensitive Top Secret and requires that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance.

This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). As such, the selectee must be able to successfully pass random and periodic drug screenings in accordance with the standards and policies of this agency.

Financial Disclosure: This position is covered under the Ethics in Government Act, which requires comprehensive financial disclosures from employees. The appointee will be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278), within 30 days after his/her appointment, and then annually thereafter.

Qualifications Approval and Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the Senior Executive Service must have their executive core qualifications approved by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Mobility: Individuals selected for Senior Executive Service positions may be subject to reassignment across geographical, organizational, and functional lines.
The materials you send with your application will not be returned.

Veterans' preference is not applicable to positions in the Senior Executive Service.

You will be required to enter your full social security number (SSN) only to initially access and create an account at the OPM USAJOBS website; however, only the last four digits will appear in your resume. Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package. 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.

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.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants are required to submit a narrative statement for each Professional/Technical Qualification (PTQ) and each Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) listed. If you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and had your ECQs certified by OPM, then you only need to address each PTQ, and you do not need to submit an ECQ narrative.

All other applicants are required to respond to all ECQs and PTQs, addressing each ECQ and PTQ separately. Please give a complete and detailed answer for each qualification. Please keep in mind each ECQ and PTQ are unique qualifications. Therefore, duplicate responses are not sufficient in determining if you meet that specific qualification. Do not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. Applications directing the reader to search within the application or to "See Resume" are considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Failure to submit a narrative statement or address any of the ECQs and/or PTQs is also considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. As a result, you will be rated as "INCOMPLETE".

All applicants will be evaluated by an Executive Resources Board (ERB) rating panel of senior managers to determine the degree to which they possess the executive core and professional/technical qualifications, and best qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The ERB rating panel will make recommendations on best qualified candidates to the appointing authority. Applicants will be evaluated on the quality and extent of their total accomplishments, experience, the ECQs, and the PTQs.

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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
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

In addition to your online application, you are encouraged to submit the following documents:

1. For current Senior Executives or individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility: You are encouraged to submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your career appointment status in the SES.

2. For current Federal employees: You are encouraged to submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your current tenure, position title, series and grade level.

3. For SES Candidate Development Program (SESCDP) Graduates: You are encouraged to submit your SESCDP OPM-Certification documentation.

If you are unable to upload documents, you may fax your documents using the instructions below. Please fax with the appropriate cover sheet. Please refer to the fax cover sheet for the fax number. Each document must be dialed and faxed in separately as each sheet includes an identification number, which ensures your document is processed correctly.

You may be directed to FAX specific documentation to verify information about your civil service status, your education, and/or other information. Please fax with the appropriate cover sheet. Please refer to the fax cover sheet for the fax number. Each document must be dialed and faxed in separately as each sheet includes an identification number, which ensures your document is processed correctly.

FAXING INSTRUCTIONS:

Please fax legible documents using the appropriate coversheet. Documents may be faxed at any time during the open period of this announcement by going to http:/www.usajobs.gov

1. Log into MYUSAJOBS

2. Click on "Applications"

3. Locate the vacancy you applied to

4. Under "Applicant Status" column, click on "More Information"

5. Select "View/Generate Fax Cover Sheet" and click "Continue"

Do not submit any additional information. Extraneous materials such as award certificates will not be considered.

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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