Chief Operating Officer

Washington, D.C
Aug 03, 2021
Aug 10, 2021
Executive, Chief
Full Time


MACPAC, a nonpartisan federal legislative branch agency that provides policy and data analysis to Congress regarding Medicaid, is seeking a chief operating officer to lead its operations team. This position has both supervisory and specific line responsibilities related to finance, human resources, information technology, office management, and contract administration.
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The chief operating officer is expected, on a routine basis, to be able to:
  • Play a leadership role in ensuring that operational processes function in a manner that optimally foster accomplishment of Commission mission and goals;
  • Provide strategic oversight and guidance for members of the operations team, consisting of a chief financial officer, chief information officer, administrative officer, and specialists working under them;
  • Serve as contract officer for procurements other than research and data analysis contracts;
  • Represent and speak on behalf of MACPAC in high-level meetings with other government agencies, property management, vendors, and others; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
00 - MACPAC has independent authority to administratively determine rates of pay and offers pay increases to recognize professional growth.


Conditions of Employment

  • ONLY experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Prior Federal government experience is desirable.

  • Qualifications

    To perform the major duties listed above, the chief operating officer must have:
    • Ability to lead the assessment of operations functions, identify where organizational improvements can be implemented to add value, and lead organization-wide change activities;
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple competing responsibilities and tasks;
    • Ability to lead individuals whose technical expertise exceeds their own;
    • Knowledge of key federal laws and regulations related to procurement, travel, human resources, financial management, information technology, and other operations functions relevant to MACPAC;
    • Ability to analyze financial data and review reports and projections;
    • Knowledge of internal controls and risk assessment;
    • Experience in IT planning;
    • Strong oral and written communication skills;
    • An orientation toward problem solving, teamwork, and accountability; and
    • Willingness to engage in learning and development.


    Qualified candidates should have a bachelor's degree in business, finance, accounting, public administration or other related field and a minimum of 10 years of successful professional experience in management roles of increasing responsibility with U.S. government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or other companies doing business with the U.S. government.

    Additional information


    This is a full-time position offering federal employee health and retirement benefits. While all MACPAC employees are currently working remotely, interested candidates should be ready to work at our office in downtown Washington, DC after Labor Day. Salary competitive with those in other federal agencies.

    EEO Policy

    MACPAC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, pregnancy, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

    MACPAC will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities as appropriate. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Please read the "Next steps" section for more information.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume.
  • Cover letter.
  • Two brief writing samples.
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal service).
    Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement.

    NOTE: For those applying under merit promotion procedures, you must provide a copy of your SF-50, "Notice of Personnel Action" that indicates proof of status and time-in-grade eligibility. The SF-50 must include your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, type of service (Competitive or Excepted) and career status (career or career-conditional). No award SF-50 will be accepted.

    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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