Chief Financial Officer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 20, 2021
Closes
Oct 28, 2021
Function
Executive
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The incumbent serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and is the principal fiscal officer of NHTSA and provides executive leadership over all budgetary, program performance, acquisition, and financial matters in the Agency.

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Responsibilities

The CFO is vital to NHTSA operations by providing financial oversight in the planning, administering, coordination, oversight and guidance of NHTSA programs and program planning related to the budget process. The CFO provides financial advisory services and budgetary guidance to all levels of NHTSA, including the Administrator, Deputy Administrator and Executive Director to ensure efficient and effective program delivery. The CFO advises on all NHTSA financial management and budgetary matters including the availability of NHTSA's complex funding sources. The CFO is responsible for allocating appropriation and authorization funding to fulfill NHTSA's grants and other program responsibilities, financial and program audits, financial management initiatives, and any matter that could affect the financial resources of NHTSA.

Further, the CFO:
  • Serves as NHTSA's principal representative for administrative matters and working relationships with the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the General Accounting Office (GAO), the Office of the Inspector General, and the U.S. Congressional Appropriation Committees.
  • Serves as NHTSA's principal official for establishing and monitoring a system of internal controls, consistent with Departmental policy, OMB circular A-123 and A-11, and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
  • Serves as NHTSA's principal point of contact for all financial and program audit issues and findings. Works with the Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and contracted auditors to address and resolve material weaknesses and reportable conditions.
  • Provides executive leadership, direction and management in the development and administration of a system of accounting for the resources and programs of NHTSA.
  • Provides executive leadership, direction and management in NHTSA's acquisitions and grant programs.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Provide all required documents by closing date.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Complete a one-year SES probationary period (unless already completed).
  • COVID VACCINATION: As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.
  • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Complete a Public Financial Disclosure report, OGE-278. You will need to provide the information annually.


Qualifications

As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must clearly articulate and describe within your five (5) page resume evidence of progressively responsible supervisory, managerial, or professional experience which involved management of a program or organization of significant scope and complexity. Your resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate your ability to perform the duties of this position and meet the mandatory Technical Qualification(s) and Managerial Executive Core Qualifications listed below.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs): Below are the descriptions of the mandatory technical qualifications for this position. Your five (5) page resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate you meet these technical qualifications.

TQ 1: Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with the CFO Act, the Government Performance and Results Act, Circular A-11 and Federal Budget Process including end-to-end Federal Budgeting process, compliance with FFMIA, FMFIA, OMB Circular A-123, FAR, Federal Travel Regulation, and all federal financial practices and principles.

TQ 2. Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with multiple and mixed fund types including various appropriations, authorizations and trust funds, working capital/revolving funds, and in addressing and resolving complex budget formulation and budget execution issues and/or complex financial and program performance audit issues and findings.

TQ 3. Extensive experience leading a staff and managers responsible for a range of financial management functions to include budgeting, accounting, audits, acquisitions, and developing creative and innovative solutions to complex financial, budget and acquisition matters. Demonstrated ability to coordinate with appropriate officials within and outside a large organization to oversee policy development and compliance.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Below are descriptions of the mandatory ECQs that are required for all SES positions. Your five (5) page resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate you meet the 5 ECQs.

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves 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. Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves 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, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification 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 core qualification 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, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website .

You are strongly encouraged to review OPMs Guide to SES Qualifications for specific examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements and executive resumes.

Education

Additional information

Retirement/Pension Plan - You will be covered by a defined benefit, contributory Federal retirement system that provides benefits for both normal retirement (with as few as 5 years of civilian service) and for circumstances that might occur earlier, such involuntary retirement because of disability.

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) - You may participate in a retirement savings investment plan that offers before-tax savings and tax-deferred investment earnings. For more details, please visit the TSP website

Employee Assistance - Employees and their immediate families can take advantage of free confidential counseling with health professionals as part of the Federal Employees Assistance Program.

Transit Benefits - We subsidize up to $255 of mass transit commuting costs each month.

Telework - Determined by agency policy.

Information related to performance, suitability, and security will be verified. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

An SES reviewing panel will evaluate your application based on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Applicants determined to be highly qualified may undergo an interview and a reference check and and may also be asked to submit a written 10-page narrative statement addressing each of the ECQ areas. If you are contacted for a second-round interview, you may be asked to submit a written narrative statement addressing each of the ECQ areas (Leading Change, Leading People, Results Driven, Business Acumen, Building Coalitions). If selected, your written narrative statement addressing the ECQs must be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB), unless you are a current SES executive or have successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. You must receive certification before you can be appointed to the position.

All applications must be completed and submitted electronically no later than midnight ET of the closing date. Final reviews will be performed after the announcement closing, and timely notice of the status of your application will be emailed to you. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and selecting Application Status.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

The following documents must be provided by the closing date:
  • RESUME - You must submit a resume which should not exceed five (5) pages. Any information submitted in excess of five (5) pages WILL NOT be considered. The resume must provide evidence (such as related professional experience and accomplishments) that demonstrate you possess the technical qualifications and the 5 ECQs. Include name on each page. No photos allowed.
  • SF-50 - Current & former federal employees should submit an SF-50 which shows your eligibility status. We recommend submitting your current SF-50 or most recent SF-50. DO NOT submit an award SF-50 as these often do not verify eligibility. Current Career Senior Executives and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility must submit a copy of an SF-50 which shows career SES status.
  • CANDIDATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CERTIFICATE - individuals who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program, submit a copy of your OPM certificate.

Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the announcement will result in your removal from consideration for this position.

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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