Assistant Director for Integrated Operations

Department Of Homeland Security
Arlington, VA
Sep 13, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Full Time
Overview Accepting applications Open & closing dates Opening and closing dates08/18/2021 to 09/17/2021 Service Senior Executive Pay scale & grade ES 00 Salary $132,552 to $199,300 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-time Duties SummaryThe Integrated Operations Division (IOD), coordinates, collaborates, and executes CISA's operational activities to ensure seamless support and expedited response to critical needs. IOD enhances mission effectiveness and situational awareness by unifying the conduct and reporting of CISA operations through a single channel to provide CISA leadership with a common operational picture and ensure cross-divisional coordination in the implementation of CISA programs.Responsibilities The Assistant Director for Integrated Operations serves as a senior CISA official who coordinates operations between divisions and regions to ensure rapid and effective response and reporting; works with the Intelligence Community to tailor intelligence products that it receives that meet the information needs of CISA senior leadership and other CISA divisions; and provides CISA leadership with awareness of emerging threats and incidents, as well as ongoing operational activities associated with critical infrastructure security and resilience. Specific responsibilities include: Coordinates the operational activity of CISA that is focused upon improving the nation's capability and capacity to assess and understand risk, and help focus efforts to detect, prevent, respond and mitigate disruptions of and to critical communications, physical infrastructure and cyber infrastructure. Along with Director and Deputy Director participates in the development, implementation and management of the CISA strategic and annual operating plans. Incumbent leads efforts in formulation of overall objectives for the IOD, to include all programs, priorities and policies to support the Director's objectives. In cooperation with the Director and Deputy Director, builds and sustains effective and efficient CISA and IOD management organizations, with appropriate performance metrics, capable of supporting the cybersecurity, physical infrastructure security and communications preparedness mission. Supports the development and execution of the National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP). Assists the national effort to improve homeland security information sharing between the public and private sectors to aid in preventing, detecting, mitigating, and/or recovering from the effects of an attack, interference, compromise or incapacitation related to cyber/IT, physical infrastructure and communications systems. Provides guidance and direction to subordinates in the broad areas of EO/EEO, human resources programs, and employee development to ensure IOD's efforts in these areas achieve the goals of the designated programs. Assesses and guides efforts of supporting activities, including contractors and personnel detailed to the IOD from other DHS organizations and other government agencies. Serves as approving authority for costs, schedules, and performance criteria for contracts, agreements with other government agencies, and performance. Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential None Requirements Conditions of EmploymentYou must be a US citizen to apply for this position.You must successfully pass a background investigation. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.Selective Service - males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service see Filing of OGE 278 - Public Financial Disclosure.You must be able to obtain and hold a obtain/maintain a Top Secret (SCI) clearance.If selected, a one-year SES Probationary period may be required.You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative test result prior to appointment to this position.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.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 are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 USC | 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable). Qualifications As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide detailed evidence of possession of each of the Executive Core and Technical Qualifications listed below in a supplemental statement to assist reviewing officials in determining the best qualified candidates to be referred to the selecting official. Qualification and experience determinations will be based only on the information you submit.The application process used to recruit this position is the Traditional Method.Executive Core Qualifications: ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: You must have demonstrated an 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. Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision.ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: You must demonstrate 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. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building.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. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility.ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This ECQ involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management.ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This ECQ 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. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating.FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, Public Service Motivation.Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs):MTQ 1: Ability to deal effectively on complex homeland security-related issues with senior officials from all branches and levels of government and with other critical infrastructure/key resource owners, operators, and other stakeholders.MTQ 2: Experience in directing and supporting national-level critical infrastructure/key resource risk management, preparedness and protection programs, such as those in the nation's chemical or other sectors or equivalent programs of significant complexity and importance in regional, State or business enterprises.Challenge Context Action Result Model An ECQ or Mandatory Technical Qualification (MTQ) statement should include more than one examples of relevant experience. Challenge. Describe a specific problem or goal.Context. Talk about the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to tackle a particular challenge (eg, clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale).Action. Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.Result. Give specific examples of the results of your actions. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills. Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at Senior Executive Service Executive Core QualificationsVeteran's preference does not apply to the SES.Probationary period: You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES. Education There is no positive education requirement for this position. Additional informationAs a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Technical Qualifications listed above. The ideal candidate will have experience supervising employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing, and evaluating employees. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant. Applicants who meet all the mandatory executive and technical qualifications will be evaluated by a panel of SES members to determine the degree to which they possess each of the listed qualifications. This evaluation will determine which applicants are best qualified. Total background, including experience, education, awards, self-development, and training will be reviewed. This information will be obtained from the application package, including the required narrative statements for the technical and Executive Core Qualifications described in this vacancy. As such, your resume should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as: Directing the work of an organizational unit;Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects;Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance; andSupervising the work of employees; and exercising important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions.If your resume does not include these basic qualifications, you will not be determined qualified for this position. We recommend that your resume addressing the ECQs include examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize their level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues addressed; and the results of actions taken. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Your application will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. A panel will be convened to determine "best qualified" candidates. The rating and ranking will be based upon consideration of the degree to which you meet the Executive Core Qualifications, and Mandatory Technical Qualifications. Interviews and qualifications inquiries may be required. Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Sensitive Compartmented Information Drug test required Yes Position sensitivity and riskSpecial-Sensitive (SS)/High RiskTrust determination processNational securityThis job is open to Federal employees - Competitive service Current or former competitive service federal employees. Senior executives Those who meet the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). The public US citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the US

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