Deputy Assistant Administrator for Financial Systems Modernization

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 21, 2021
Closes
Apr 30, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) position located within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO). The incumbent serves as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Financial Systems Modernization and reports directly to the FEMA Chief Financial Officer (CFO), DHS.

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Responsibilities

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

The Deputy Assistant Administrator for Financial Systems Modernization serves as the principal advisor to the Chief Financial Officer regarding the consolidation and integration of integrated mission-essential enterprise financial, acquisition and asset management systems. The financial systems modernization initiative is a key strategy to achieve compliant financial management (FM) services and optimize FM operations across the diverse DHS systems.

The incumbent serves as the expert advisor to the CFO on all matters related to financial systems modernization and financial systems sustainment. The Deputy Assistant Administrator for Financial Systems Modernization is responsible for goals including enabling OMB regulatory compliance, improving system security, correcting current program-specific audit issues, enhancing internal controls, improving integration with feeder systems, standardizing processes and data, and enhancing management oversight.

The incumbent is responsible for the program management, organizational change, coordination, communication, sustainment, policy and oversight of the CFO's financial systems. The incumbent interfaces across the FEMA program offices and other DHS Components and ensures compliance with congressional and other externally generated requirements and promotes the exchange of information.

Duties include:

Reviews OCFO-wide studies for formulation of policies which relate to the delivery of acquisition services and makes relevant recommendations to the CFO and others as appropriate.

Represents the CFO and Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO) at meetings and at negotiations with key officials within and outside FEMA, exercising authority to represent the Agency and the views of the Administrator.

Assures adequate internal controls are in place, and effectively employed to prevent fraud, waste, mismanagement and abuse. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity policies. Communicates support of these policies and programs, and accountability for implementation, to subordinate senior managers throughout the Agency.

Serves as Accountable Executive for FEMA's Financial Systems Modernization efforts. In this capacity, ensures all financial systems are in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, rules and policies.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position.
  • File a Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278) within 30 days of appointment.
  • If selected, a one-year SES Probationary period may be required.
  • This position is subject to random drug testing.
  • Must be able to maintain a Public Trust clearance.


Qualifications

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector.

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualifications (TQs) listed below.

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

The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY. Although you should not address the ECQs or TQs separately, evidence of each must be clearly reflected in your resume.

Any information in excess of 5 pages WILL NOT be considered.

A sample 5-page resume that incorporates ECQs and TQs can be viewed on this link (indexed at page 29 - 37): http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS - MANDATORY

  • Mastery of delivering new information systems and the sustainment of existing systems; extensive project management experience and expert knowledge in financial systems management as well as in the development and management of an enterprise financial management system.
  • Expert knowledge of financial system acquisition and sustainment as well as experience with consolidation and integration of integrated mission-essential enterprise financial, acquisition and asset management systems.
  • Comprehensive and detailed experience ensuring financial systems are in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, rule and policies; and their application to major programs for improving the management of operations to address Agency-wide situations and needs.

  • Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs); however, applicants must address the Technical Qualifications (TQs) within their resume.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    ECQ 4: BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    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.

    Education

    There are no educational requirements for this position.

    Additional information

    • To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo, successfully pass, and maintain a background investigation for Public Trust clearance as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check after initial job qualifications are determined ( Mythbuster ), review of financial issues, such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. For more information on background investigations for Federal jobs please visit the OPM website at https://www.opm.gov/investigations/background-investigations/ .
    • If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment , and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
    • DHS uses E-verify, an internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.
    • Relocation expenses MAY be authorized.
    • Persons newly appointed to a career SES position are required to serve a one-year probationary period.
    • All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for an extended period of time.
    • If selected, you will be subject to 24-hour on-call in the event of an emergency. In this event, this service may include duties other than those specified in the official position description. Selectee must be able to relocate to emergency sites with little advance notice and function under intense physical and mental stress.
    • This position has been identified as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) because of its security, public health, and/or public safety sensitivity; if selected, you will be subject to random drug testing under FEMA's Drug-Free Workplace Plan (DWP). Refusal to be tested will result in disciplinary action up to and including removal from federal service.


    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 and experience. Your application will be evaluated by an internal rating and ranking panel. Highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. Unless you have already been previously certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB), your Executive Core Qualifications must be certified by an OPM-sponsored QRB prior to appointment.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

  • A 5 page resume is required.
  • Are you a current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) member? Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that verifies SES Career status.
  • Are you a graduate from an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program? Submit proof of qualifications (e.g. SF-50, OPM QRB Certificate, etc.).

  • Failure to provide all the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

    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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