Deputy Executive Director, Program Management

Expiring today

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 21, 2021
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Our Mission is Clear

Protect the American people, safeguard our borders, and enhance the nation's economic prosperity.

Who May Apply: Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals within the civil service. U.S. citizenship is required.

Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Border Patrol

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

Note: This amends vacancy announcement EXSER/21-11220452-CBP to change the closing
date from 09-15-21 to 09-29-21.

As Deputy Executive Director, Program Management, in the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP), you will assist the Executive Director in overseeing the acquisition and implementation of operational requirements and ensuring that the delivery of services is within a framework of best practices, rigorous governance, and accountable management.

You will oversee the activities of multiple acquisition programs and projects within the Program Management Office Directorate (PMOD), including those responsible for level 1, 2, and 3 major and non-major acquisition programs, and execute strategic plans and initiatives to meet current and future acquisition requirements.

You will provide expert operational advice and guidance regarding acquisition, procurement, contracting requirements, and implementation of program resources and operational requirements. You will explore alternative concepts and other methods to satisfy the mission and needs of USBP. You will work closely with the Strategic Planning and Analysis Directorate, Law Enforcement Operations Directorate, and Mission Readiness Operations Directorate, to ensure that strategy-led, operationally-informed capability and program requirements are developed and robust requirement documentation is in place.

You will provide technical and operational guidance to PMOD staff in terms of threat, vulnerability, and risk analysis that drives investment for the USBP for pre-award and post-award activities. You will actively participate on executive-level boards and committees as a USBP representative on its acquisition management activities. You will serve as a representative and consultant at interagency and international meetings. You will ensure that USBP effectively and efficiently conducts business with the private sector and monitor and improve program management within CBP.

You will represent the interests of the Chief of the USBP on matters concerning mission technology and services programs. You will brief high-level officials, including Departmental officials, the Commissioner of CBP, the Deputy Commissioner of CBP, Executive Assistant Commissioners, Assistant Commissioners, subordinate senior managers, other Federal agency representatives within and outside the Department of Homeland Security, state and local government officials, private industry, and the general public, when appropriate.

For an overview of the diverse responsibilities CBP carries out with the Government, visit our website at www.cbp.gov .

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Probationary Period: You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.

Selective Service: If you are a male and are hired, and if you were 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 Selective Service law.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986: seeks to preserve jobs for those who are legally entitled to them: American citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in our country. This law requires employees to provide a document or documents that establish identity and employment eligibility.

Position Designation: This position is designated as Career Reserved.

Qualifications

Certification Requirement:

Applicants must possess or be eligible for Level III certification in accordance with Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) or the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) within eighteen months of the date of appointment to this position. Please indicate your level and source (DAWIA or FAC-C) of certification, or eligibility for certification in your résumé.

Certification requirements can be found at:

Department of Homeland Security -
http://cbpnet.cbp.dhs.gov/OTIA/Documents/FAC-COR%20Certifications%20Policy%20064-04-003_updated.pdf#search=Level%20III%20certification%20in%20accordance%20with%20Federal%20Acquisition%20Certification%20in%20Contracting%20%28FAC%2DC%29

Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act -
https://www.dau.mil/faq/Pages/Certifications-Programs.aspx

Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting -
https://www.fai.gov/certification/certification-and-career-development-programs

Executive Core and Technical Qualification Requirements:

You must show in your résumé that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) that apply to the SES, and the Technical Qualification listed below.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/

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

Executive Core Qualifications - Mandatory

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE : 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 : 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 : 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 : The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS : 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.

Technical Qualifications - Mandatory

6. Expert knowledge of federal laws, rules, and regulations related to border patrol operations (e.g., detection, apprehension, and deterrence of terrorists and their weapons, illegal immigrants, and contraband entering the United States).

7. Experience overseeing the effective use of surveillance and detection technology to achieve results in an operational environment.

Education

Additional information

Relocation Bonus: CBP may authorize a relocation bonus (not to exceed 25% of basic pay) for an eligible selectee. A service agreement is required.

Relocation Expenses: We may choose to pay your relocation expenses in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.

Travel: Overnight travel may be required on a regular and recurring basis.

Leave: You will earn 26 vacation days and 13 days of sick leave per year. In addition, the Government observes 10 regular paid holidays each year.

Background Investigation: This position is a sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation as a condition of placement/ retention in the position. A security clearance will be required upon appointment.

Note: The Federal Government does not deny employment to individuals who are currently or who have been unemployed, nor does it deny employment to individuals who have had financial difficulties through no fault of their own.

Drug Testing: This position has been identified as a Testing Designated Position under the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Drug-Free Workplace Program. Satisfactory completion of the drug test is a condition of placement and/or employment in the position and the incumbent(s) of this position is thereafter subject to Random Drug Testing.

Law Enforcement Retirement: This position will carry secondary law enforcement coverage as provided in 5 U.S.C. 8336(c), and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d), for eligible law enforcement employees. Employees who reach age 57 with at least 20 years of creditable service under law enforcement provisions are subject to mandatory separation from this position. Federal employees who currently work in a primary/rigorous law enforcement position and do not have a break in service of more than three days are eligible to continue coverage in a secondary position.

Lautenberg Amendment: This position authorizes the incumbent to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition [TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 922(G)(9)]. A "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is generally defined under the statute as any offense involving the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by the victim's current or former domestic partner, parent, or guardian. The term "convicted", as defined in the statute, excludes any person whose conviction has been expunged, set-aside, or pardoned or any person whose civil rights have been restored unless the pardon, expungement or restoration of civil rights expressly prohibits the possession of firearms or ammunition. Candidates who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the referenced statute are not qualified for this position. Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment (TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 1001).

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, experience, and education. Your résumé will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB before appointment can occur.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection:
  • is an equal employment employer: Selection for positions will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences.
  • provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

Political Appointee Employee Verifications: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Financial Disclosure: If you are hired, you will have to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days after appointment.

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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