Chief Administrative Officer

Washington, D.C
Oct 23, 2021
Nov 01, 2021
Executive, Chief
Full Time


CBO seeks to fill the position of chief administrative officer, the senior executive position responsible for directing the agencys Management, Business, and Information Services Division, which has a staff of approximately 40 people, including 4 unit managers.
The division supports CBOs management and other divisions by providing services in several areas.
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The division supports CBOs management and other divisions by providing services in several areas-budget and finance, human resources, information technology, facilities, and administrative services as well as editing, graphic design, and publishing. In addition, the chief administrative officer is CBOs privacy officer, serves on the agencys ethics committee, and leads the diversity and inclusion working group.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US citizenship or current permanent residents seeking citizenship


Top Secret Clearance


The ideal candidate will have the skills, knowledge, and experience to manage a team of employees whose areas of expertise vary and who perform a wide variety of tasks that are essential for the effective functioning of the agency. The candidate must have a proven track record managing at least one of the following areas: financial management, human resources, information technology resources, and administrative services. Experience in a second area is preferred.
Strong communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills are essential, as is the versatility to engage in all aspects of the divisions work to enhance quality and efficiency in administrative operations. Applicants must be strong leaders who can provide vision, promote professional development, ensure accountability, and foster a collegial workplace. The ideal candidate should also have experience leading diversity and inclusion initiatives. Applicants must have a bachelors degree, but a masters degree in a business-related field is preferred.
The position requires the ability to work collegially with staff throughout the agency and to formulate, communicate, and implement human resource and administrative policies for the entire staff, many of whom have advanced degrees in economics, public policy, or related disciplines. Experience in the federal government is a plus. Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.


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Applicants must have a bachelors degree, but a masters degree in a business-related field is preferred.

Additional information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

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 resume may result in a not qualified determination. Those who aren't qualified will be informed and not considered further. Others will be referred to the hiring division for further consideration.

NOTE: To ensure consideration you must submit a complete application by November 15th at (not USAJobs). Although we may continue to accept applications beyond that date, we are only ensuring that those who submitted by the deadline above will be considered. Should the hiring division wish to review candidates who applied after that date, we will then process those applications to determine if they are qualified and should be forwarded for management review.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.

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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