Deputy Director of the Mint

Washington, D.C
Jun 19, 2021
Jun 27, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time


This position serves as full-time Deputy Director of the United States Mint. As such, the incumbent is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the United States Mint, executing the strategic objectives and policy priorities of decisions made by the Director of the United States Mint. The Deputy Director supervises all Associate Directors and Staff Officers, to ensure tactical implementation to achieve these objectives and priorities.

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As the Deputy Director Of The Mint , you will:

- Direct, plan, and coordinate all functions in an effective and economical manner.

- Assure that the Mint attains goals in all programs.

- Determine internal policy and delegate authority to subordinates.

- Assure the protection and safeguarding of assets throughout the Mint.

- Assure that programs involving improved operating methods and procedures are initiated, plans expansion, consolidation and retrenchment, and promote efficiency to afford the greatest economy in operations.

- Assure that proper budgetary control is exercised.

- Direct the broad phases of the human resources program.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights per month.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical/Professional Qualifications (TPQs) 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 with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations.

Candidates must meet all of the following qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement, including general management skills and characteristics applicable to all SES positions AND technical or program responsibilities specific to this position.


You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Guidance on Addressing the ECQs and TPQs: Use your overall set of professional and volunteer experiences, education and training, accomplishments, awards and potential in describing your ECQ's and TPQ's. Be clear and concise, using examples that demonstrate the scope and quality of your experiences, accomplishments, and/or potential relevant to each ECQ and TPQ.

IMPORTANT: When addressing the ECQs, describe your responses using Challenge, Context, Action and Results (C-C-A-R). Identify what the challenge was, the context or environment you were operating in/under, the specific actions you took and what the results of those actions were. For further information and tips on writing effective narrative statements, see OPM's publication 'A Guide to SES Qualifications' available on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website at: . Responses to ECQs must not exceed 10 pages. Narrative statements may NOT exceed 2 pages for each individual ECQ. IF YOU EXCEED THESE LIMITS YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Please be advised that the individual selected for this position will likely require certification by a Qualifications Review Board conducted by OPM, prior to receiving the SES appointment. If you are already certified by OPM's QRB, submit proof such as a copy of the certification or an SF-50 showing SES Career Status.

Each of the following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation. The essay competencies address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's). Your responses are required for each of these ECQ's, unless you have had your ECQ's previously certified by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board (QRB) for the Senior Executive Service (SES).
  • ECQ 1: LEADING CHANGE - Describe your ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to enhance organizational goals. Address your experience in establishing and implementing an organizational vision in a continuously changing environment.
  • ECQ 2: LEADING PEOPLE - Describe your ability to lead people in achieving the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Address your experience in providing an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
  • ECQ 3: RESULTS DRIVEN - Describe your ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Describe your ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
  • ECQ 4: BUSINESS ACUMEN - Describe your ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
  • ECQ 5: BUILDING COALITIONS - Describe your 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.

    *Current and former SES members and graduates of approved Candidate Development Programs do not need to submit ECQ narratives, but you must clearly state your status in your resume. However, ALL CANDIDATES must submit narrative responses for the Technical Qualifications listed below.

Mandatory Technical Qualifications (TQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative response to the following TQs. Please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc. Narrative statements may NOT exceed 2 pages for each individual TQ. IF YOU EXCEED THESE LIMITS YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

  • TPQ 1. Ability to develop and implement an organizational vision focused on organizational performance, customer experience and workforce accountability for a large complex organization with regional and headquarters entities responsible for developing and producing products for consumers, all while concurrently maintaining continuity of products and services.
  • TPQ 2. Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners and stakeholders of varied interests and viewpoints to achieve consensus on organization goals, objectives, program improvements, new or revised products and services, and responses to trends that effect the organization's mission and achievement of strategic metrics and key financial indicators.
  • TPQ 3. Expert skill in leading, managing and overseeing the integration of organizational components of multiple end-to-end product lines, including product design and development, production, sales and marketing, costing and financial management, information and manufacturing technology, and operations/mission support.
  • TPQ 4. Experience leading and managing an organization through subordinate executives of specialized organizational units.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a Non-Bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
- Travel may be required.
- Veterans Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service: , 5 USC 2108(3)

- All employees are required to wear face masks while on MINT property.
- A one year probationary period for initial SES appointment may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
- Undergo an income tax verification.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your Application includes your:
  • Resume
  • Responses to each Executive Core Qualification and Technical Professional Qualification, AND
  • Any supporting documents for non competitive consideration.
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants.

Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible

Rating : A panel of Senior Executives will review your application and evaluate your qualifications for this position based on the information in your application. Interviews will be at the discretion of the panel and/or selecting official. Your application will be rated, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position.

Referral : If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

1. Resume.
2. Written narrative responses to address each Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) not to exceed 2 pages for each ECQ but no more than a total of 10 pages.
3. Written narrative responses to address each Technical Professional Qualification (TPQ) not to exceed 2 pages for each TPQ.
4. SF-50 is required for all current/former federal applicants and must include information in block 24 and 34 to show tenure and position occupied.
5. Non-competitive applicants: Proof of non-competitive eligibility is required. Proof consists of an SF-50 showing career status in the SES and/or proof of certification of your executive core qualifications from the OPM administered Qualifying Review Board

Note 1. Non-competitive applicants do not need to submit ECQ narratives but you must clearly state your status in your resume. Proof of non-competitive eligibility is required.

Note 2. All applicants must submit a written narrative response to the Technical Professional Qualification. The agency has the option of considering you non-competitively or including you in the competitive process.

Veterans Preference does not apply to Senior Executive Service.

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