Supervisory Assistant Director

Washington, D.C
Nov 30, 2021
Dec 03, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time

  • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Supervises the Branch Chiefs of the Formulation and Execution and Financial Operations branches on critical agency direction, policy and personnel operational issues
  • Advises the Administrator, Associate Administrator, Deputy Administrators, and top management staff in the development of program policies and operations designed to meet the Agency's goals
  • Provides counsel on vital operational procedures involving management of both financial and human resources
  • Ensures timely resolution of high level, high priority, urgent and/or controversial issues, problems or situations
  • Directs and provides supervision to subordinate supervisors and team leaders of the Formulation and Execution and the Financial Operations branches
  • Makes decisions on work problems presented by subordinate supervisors, analysts, team leaders, or similar personnel, or by contractors; evaluates subordinate supervisors
  • Oversees the budget for the Agency to ensure proper management of appropriated, mandatory, and reimbursable funding in domestic offices
  • Coordinates the analytical review of current developments in legislation affecting the Agency?s budgetary activities, reviewing them for conformance with budgetary policy
  • Provides oversight to staff members to ensure conformance of workflow, results, and initiatives and objectives are being executed effectively and efficiently


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
  • Individuals who were born male after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Subject to one year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.
  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • In accordance with Office of Government Ethics regulations concerning conflict of interest, the incumbent will be required to submit a financial disclosure report within 30 days of their effective date of appointment and annually thereafter.
  • Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If selected, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination or request a religious or reasonable accommodation exception from this requirement.


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

TIME-IN-GRADE: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

FOR THE GS-15 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-14 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:

Demonstrates knowledge of the Federal budget process

Serving as a Financial Officer supervising and exercising control of subordinate supervisors and nonsupervisory employees to direct the functions, mentor, motivate, and appraise the staff directly and through subordinate supervisors to assure they produce a satisfactory amount and quality work

Providing executive and technical guidance, financial planning and control, cost estimating, accounting and finance, budgeting, process and statistical reporting and analysis, fiscal law, financial management automation

Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, considering the audience; is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail

Applying common financial methods and various budgets/costs functions involving formulation, justification, and/or execution for organizations, programs, or projects

Works with customers (any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance

Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


This position does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
  • Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period..
  • First time hires to the federal government normally start at the lowest rate of the salary range for the grade selected.
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expense associated with reporting for duty will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
  • This position may be eligible to telework up to four days per week, based upon the duties of the position. This position may also be eligible for flexible work arrangements as determined by agency policy and any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

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