Executive Director, Accountability and Strategic Business Management\n

Washington, D.C
Oct 20, 2021
Oct 28, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time


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The Executive Director, Accountability and Strategic Business Management, has an external and internal function and focus. The position is responsible for collaborating with the most senior members of the Agency to report and respond to allegations of sexual harassment, misconduct of a sexual nature, or misconduct based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age and disability or related reprisal. Additionally, the position oversees all Office of Human Resource Management business functions for a geographically dispersed organization of approximately 500 employees to include HR strategic business planning, data and analytics, budget, contracts, space management and employee engagement. The Executive Director executes the functions of the position through a team of approximately 40 positions and the administration of a budget of approximately $115M.

Principal Responsibilities:

-Oversees the development and implementation of standards, processes and procedures to allow for timely and responsive replies to workplace harassment allegations and other types of misconduct that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. Ensures policies, procedures and programs are compatible with existing laws and regulations.

-Evaluates processes, procedures and data to create and modify strategies to correct systemic harassment related problems throughout the agency. Develops and implements new program focus areas as well as training and awareness materials necessary to educate the agency workforce regarding the Accountability Board, its role and actions that can negatively impact job performance or are not conducive to a professional work environment.

-Develops efficient streamlined business processes that support a successful HR mission and operations. Develops long and short-range plans that connect business challenges to HR activities and outcomes.

-Manages dashboards and other reporting tools to track, record and report data. Analyzes data, identifies trends and solid measurable metrics and recommends strategic and tactical solutions to complex HR challenges.

-Oversees HR contract and procurement vehicles for a myriad of HR products and services.

-Forecasts, formulates, and plans annually the HR budget and execution. Aligns the budget with strategic organizational goals and financial policy and guidelines.

-Supports and enhances employee engagement across the agency. Builds an overall engagement strategy that addresses communication on the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results, how action areas will be identified, what measurable outcomes will be used to evaluate progress, what specific actions will be taken to address the survey results, and how the strategy will be sustained over time.

-Plans, develops and executes a multi-faceted communications program for external and internal HR communications. Creates strategic communications campaigns and designs innovative ways to engage employees. Manages the functionality and content of the HR website and other communication platforms to engage, build, and improve HR's value proposition with internal and external stakeholders.

Travel Required

25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Individuals who start their government service after November 22, 2021 need to be fully COVID vaccinated prior to their start date, except in limited circumstances where the law requires an exception.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.


As a basic requirement for entry into the FAA Executive System, 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 Leadership and Technical Requirements listed below.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following have been determined to be selective factors for this position. This means possession of this criteria is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criteria are ineligible for further consideration.
  • LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT : Do you have experience in achieving operational results? If so, provide examples of ways you have exercised leadership to deliver significant results. Explain how you established goals, assessed outcomes, and improved products and services. Indicate how you identified and met customers' requirements and addressed the needs of stakeholders. Include examples of complex problems you solved or difficult obstacles that you overcame as a leader. Your description should include (1) the size and complexity of organizations you have led, (2) the scope of programs you have managed, and (3) the impact of your results on customers and other stakeholders.
  • LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT : Do you have experience leading people? If yes, describe the size of the organization and number and types of positions you have managed. Discuss ways that you have established and maintained positive work environments and prevented or eliminated discrimination or harassment. Describe ways that you have mentored and developed employees and built individual and team performance. Discuss how you have established and led teams to deliver products and services. Include in your description experience in leading others in a matrix environment across organizations.
  • LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT : Do you have experience building relationships? If yes, describe (1) the types of individuals with whom you routinely collaborate; and (2) the purpose and outcomes of the communication. Discuss your experience in communicating and cooperating with others to achieve goals. Provide examples of how you have built relationships to achieve consensus and how you were able to obtain the cooperation of others with competing priorities and perspectives. Describe how you effectively communicate information within and outside of your organization.
  • LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT : Do you have experience leading strategic change? If yes, describe examples of strategic changes that you led for your organization; describe the entities that the change affected (agency, industry, organizational components). Discuss obstacles you encountered and how you overcame them to the benefit of the agency. Include in your description ways that you applied long-range vision, developed strategies, and applied innovative ideas and techniques.
  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT : Demonstrated experience overseeing an agency-wide accountability program in a Federal civilian, military or private organization focused on developing, enforcing and evaluating policies and procedures for managing and reporting harassment and other misconduct allegations.
  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT : Demonstrated experience overseeing business administrative processes such as HR coordination activities, HR strategic business planning, budget, contracts, data and analytics, communications, information technology, space management and employee engagement.


An education requirement has not been established for this occupational series.

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Additional information

Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
Veterans preference does not apply to the FAA Executive System.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies. www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/financial_disclosure_requirements

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position (TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.

Due to the Pandemic and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee's report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are transitioned to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is determined by state and Federal officials that employees are allowed to report to the workplace where this position is located, on a regular basis.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

1. A resume.
2. An attachment individually addressing the Leadership and Technical Requirements if you do not address them in the answer blocks within the application.
3. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if you are claiming noncompetitive eligibility as a current/former FAA Executive or current/former member of the Senior Executive Service or equivalent system.
4. A Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SESCDP) certificate if you are claiming noncompetitive status based on your completion of an SESCDP program.
NOTE: Please do not submit additional materials (e.g., photos, cover letters, DD Form 214, performance evaluations, letters of recommendation). They will not be considered as part of the application package.

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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