Deputy Chief Risk Officer

Washington, D.C
May 14, 2021
May 21, 2021
Executive, Chief
Full Time


This position is located in the Department of the Chief Executive Officer, Office of the Chief Risk Officer, in Washington, DC. The Deputy Chief Rick Officer provides administrative oversight and support to the Office of the Chief Risk Officer's five core functions: Internal Controls, Improper Payments, Enterprise Risk Management, Grant Risk Assessment, and the National Service Criminal History Check policy program.
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The Deputy serves as the administrative manager for all risk management activities in the Office of the Chief Risk Officer (OCRO) and serves as an advisor to the Chief Risk Officer (CRO), providing guidance on agency-wide program and policy development in areas that integrate risk management activities. Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Serve as the administrative manager of all risk management activities within the OCRO, including grant risk assessment, internal controls testing, improper payments program, and enterprise risk management.
  • Develop performance standards, staff objectives, policies, and guidelines related to identifying and mitigating risks in AmeriCorps' operations.
  • Serve as an aid and advisor to the Chief Risk Officer, helping to plan, direct, coordinate, and execute the agency's risk management portfolio and guide and direct the work of the other program managers and support staff whose work supports agency-wide risk management activities.
  • Support work with internal and external stakeholders to improve and enhance the agency grant risk assessment criteria and process.
  • Support the integration of risk management and enterprise risk management throughout the agency's portfolio of work.
  • Serve as back-up co-chair for the Risk Management Council, as described in OMB Circular A-123 and as back-up agency liaison with the Office of the Inspector General on matters related to the Office of the Chief Risk Officer.
  • Support the provision of a strategically-aligned portfolio view of risks at the agency as described in OMB Circular A-123.
  • Perform aggregation and analysis of large data sources to establish risk modeling profiles from current and historical risk and monitoring activities (open source financial data, Payment Integrity Improvement Act information, audits, PPRs, FFRs, adverse actions, site monitoring visits, etc.) and identify patterns to develop trend analyses useful to inform risk-based decision making across the entire grants life-cycle.
  • Interpret the National Service laws, the National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 12501 et seq.) (NCSA); the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, as amended, (42 USC 4950 et seq.) (DVSA); AmeriCorps' implementing regulations in 45 CFR Chapter XII and/or XXV; and OMB Regulations 2 CFR Chapters I and II, OMB Circulars A-123 and A-11, Payment Integrity Improvement Act, AmeriCorps Policies and Procedures, Terms and Conditions, Grant Application Materials, audit documents, financial records, financial statements, accounting systems, internal controls and other documentation related to risk management.
  • The Deputy CRO position serves, as necessary, as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR). The incumbent is required to be COR certified.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Risk Officer.

  • Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential


    Conditions of Employment

    • You must be a United States Citizen
    • A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal employees
    • Merit Promotion applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify Status and grade
    • Must be telework ready
    • Satisfactory completion of a background investigation


    Applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the NY-04 pay band, which would be at or equivalent to, the GS-14 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes leading teams and managing staff who perform at least one of the following functions: internal controls, improper payments assessments and recovery, enterprise risk management; grants management or monitoring; auditing or assessments; National Service or other criminal history check compliance; compliance management or monitoring; or risk assessment.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps VISTA) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Such experience must be clearly documented in the applicant's resume.


    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

    Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in "Required Documents."

    Special Employment Consideration: Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, applicable documentation that supports your eligibility must be submitted with your application package.

    Ethics Requirement: Our Agency is committed to the highest ethical standards and, as an employee you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes (18 U.S.C. 201-209) and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (5 C.F.R. part 2635). Additionally, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) or Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e) within 30 days of your appointment date and on an annual basis thereafter.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
    • Grants Management Laws, Regulations, and Guidelines
    • Leadership
    • Managing Human Resources
    • National Service
    • Oral Communication
    • Partnering
    • Risk Management
    • Teaching Others
    • Teamwork
    • Technical Competence
    • Written Communication

    Important Note: Your resume must support your answers to the job specific questions. High self-assessment on the Occupational Questionnaire that is not supported by the information in your resume or supporting documents can/will result in elimination from further consideration. If you do not answer all of the job specific questions you will not be considered. Incomplete applications (resume and required supporting documents) will be considered ineligible.

    Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following three categories:

    1 - Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.
    2 - Well Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.
    3 - Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high level proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

    NOTE: Status candidates will be considered under the provisions of the agency's Human Resources system which allows for:
    1) Non-competitive referral of lateral candidates; and
    2) The separation of status and non-status applicants for referral purposes.

    Status candidates will be referred on one selection list only, i.e., either merit promotion or non-competitive. Non-status candidates who are eligible for Noncompetitive referral, e.g. Peace Corps, VRA, etc., will be referred under Noncompetitive procedures only. For Noncompetitive categories, See "Special Employment Consideration" below under "Other Information."

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional);
    • Unofficial transcript (if qualifying based on education):
    • Veterans' Preference Documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10-point preference; DD-214 if claiming 5-point preference), if applicable;
    • For Merit Promotion Eligibility: SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (must indicate tenure and position occupied), if applicable;
    • Documentation supporting eligibility for Non-Competitive appointment, e.g., Schedule A (severely disabled), eligible veterans (VRA or 30-percent or more disabled), VISTA, Peace Corps, etc., if applicable

    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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