Associate Director

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 23, 2021
Closes
Nov 01, 2021
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of International Affairs, Office of Technical Assistance.

The Office of International Affairs protects and supports U.S. economic prosperity by strengthening the external environment for U.S. growth, preventing and mitigating global financial instability, and managing key global challenges.

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Responsibilities

Technical assistance is provided to governments of developing and transitional countries to help build their capacity to manage their public finances and financial sectors. Assistance is delivered by technical expert advisors, who work side-by-side with foreign government counterpart officials. Technical assistance involves the following: sharing information and expertise in the specific subject matter; instruction and skills training; transmission of working knowledge; assisting in problem-solving; assisting in strategic or long-range planning; and providing guidance on policy development.

As an Associate Director, you will:
  • Administer a technical assistance program that builds human and institutional capacity to strengthen revenue administration and policy in developing and transitional countries.
  • Manage technical assistance projects to create effective tax administrations that simplify procedures and encourage voluntary compliance by taxpayers, effectively uncover tax evasion, and maintain high standards of fairness and transparency.
  • Assess counterpart government ministries, agencies, and institutions to determine need for technical assistance and capacity building and the counterpart's commitment to use Treasury technical assistance well.
  • Monitor and evaluate technical assistance project implementation and identify and implement modifications, where necessary, to achieve project objectives.
  • Advise host country officials regarding ongoing and proposed technical assistance projects.


Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel 1 to 5 days per month for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



This opportunity is also open to any US citizen to apply under Announcement 21-DO-851-P. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National

  • All new hires will be required to comply with federal ethics laws. A review of financial or other interests may be conducted to determine if they create any real or apparent conflict of interests with official Treasury duties.

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized experience for the GS-15:You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as demonstrated, working experience.

    Specialized experience MUST include:
    -Experience in tax policy, tax administration, customs, and/or other tax-related areas.

    Examples of such experience could include: tax policy advice and legislative drafting; tax processing, taxpayer accounting and registration; tax compliance to include education, audit/debt management, and criminal enforcement; management of administrative and organizational systems including large and medium taxpayer offices; and internal controls and internal inspections to deter and redress corruption;
    AND
    -Experience identifying, developing and managing international technical assistance or international development projects assisting governments of developing and/or transitional countries in building their capacity to manage their public finances.

    Examples of such experience could include: assessing potential projects for feasibility and appropriateness, developing project goals and milestones; developing or approving project budgets; presenting project and budget requests to management; and preparing briefing memoranda, talking points, and other written products for senior executive-level officials;
    AND
    -Experience managing, leading and mentoring teams to execute technical assistance or international development projects.
    Time in Grade: In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable: For the GS-15, you must have been at the GS-14 level for 52 weeks.

    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    OTHER INFORMATION:
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • A one year supervisory or managerial probationary period may be required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • Undergo an income tax verification

    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    • Eleven paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    • A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
    • Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits


    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.

    Rating : Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Analytical, Leadership, and Communication.

    Technical assistance is provided to governments of developing and transitional countries to help build their capacity to manage their public finances and financial sectors. Assistance is delivered by technical expert advisors, who work side-by-side with foreign government counterpart officials. Technical assistance involves the following: sharing information and expertise in the specific subject matter; instruction and skills training; transmission of working knowledge; assisting in problem-solving; assisting in strategic or long-range planning; and providing guidance on policy development.
    Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Your application may be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert.

    Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Your application may be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert.
    Referral : If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ) you must must receive a score of 85 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Secret

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).Please ensure all required documents, including any required work samples, narratives, or other materials as stated in this announcement, are attached to your application package.

    All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .
    CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:
    - You must submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)
    - If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment ( VRA ), you must submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge ( Member 4 ) and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.
    - Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

    Land Management Eligibles must provide all required documentation to verify eligibility, prior performance, and qualifications for the target position. You can find information on the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act and eligibility HERE . Land Management Eligibles must compete under competitive merit promotion procedures and meet all applicable requirements as such (time-in-grade restrictions do not apply).
    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must submit in order to be eligible.
    If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA , Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    REINSTATEMENT: If you are a former federal employee and wish to be non-competitively reinstated for a higher grade or full performance level than which you left federal employment, you MUST provide a copy of your separation SF50 (the "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2") AND the last performance appraisal you received from your federal employment which shows at least a fully successful rating.

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