Deputy Associate Commissioner for Analytics and Improvements

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Woodlawn, Maryland
Posted
Jan 12, 2022
Closes
Jan 20, 2022
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The Office of Analytics and Improvements (OAI), led by the Associate Commissioner, is responsible for the improvement of information sharing across organizational boundaries for managers to make informed decisions.

The Deputy Associate Commissioner for Analytics and Improvements (DAC, OAI) serves as the co-executive for the organization, sharing responsibility for designing and implementing data strategies and systems with the Associate Commissioner. The incumbent leads, motivates, and manages multi-component teams, oversees the collection, storage, management, quality, and protection of data, and adheres to data privacy policies and comply with data protection regulations. S/he works with the Chief Information Officer to determine where to cut costs based on insights derived from data, and effectively communicates the status, value, and importance of data collection to executives and staff. As such, s/he must have knowledge of relevant applications, tools, and methodologies as associated with big data solutions, data analytics, enterprise project management, and process engineering.

The incumbent serves as the agency co-lead for business/data analytics. S/he provides authoritative information and evaluations, which is used in establishing priorities, allocating resources, and formulating management policies and agency initiatives. The DAC oversees all matters related to the ongoing operations of operations research studies of SSA programs and management issues to improve the efficiency of SSA's operational workloads. S/he provides expert statistical support to SSA components on study design, sample selection, variance calculations, hypothesis testing, and deep dive data analysis.

The Deputy Associate Commissioner tracks and measures the success of performance across agency components and identifies emerging improvement issues based on longitudinal data analysis; works with components to identify opportunities to enhance agency processes through re-engineering improvement initiatives; and works with agency components to identify quality measures and data sources, and provide analytical support. S/he conducts business process reengineering analysis, implements project management principles, produces simulation models, and identifies and recommends best practices to promote greater efficiencies.

The DAC, OAI continually evaluates processes, policies, and procedures to identify opportunities for improvement. S/he works in collaboration with agency operating components and subject matter experts to evaluate existing processes, identify problem indicators, develop and test innovative solutions options, and identify measurable performance goals.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. See Additional Information section.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

In order to be considered minimally qualified for this position, candidates must have had responsible professional experience at a senior level (equivalent to the GS-15 in either the General Schedule (GS) or a comparable pay plan).

Qualifications

As a basic requirement, applicants MUST demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualifications. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.

You must clearly show that you possess the experience and leadership competencies to perform the duties of an executive. To be considered for this position, all applicants must address each of the Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualifications (MTQ), and the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) listed below in the application documents you submit. Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or have successfully completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program approved by OPM and been certified by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Your examples should be clear and concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives, and level of contacts.

Each MTQ and ECQ must be addressed separately and submitted with your application. Please refer to the OPM Guide to SES Executive Core Qualifications ( https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf ) for guidance on how to describe your executive qualifications.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS:

Narrative Statements for the ECQs must not exceed 10 pages ; additional pages will not be considered. This document MUST be submitted using the "Executive Core Qualifications" document type.
  • ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: You must have demonstrated an 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 & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision
    ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: You must demonstrate 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 Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility
    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This ECQ involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resource strategically.
Leadership Competencies : Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management
    ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This ECQ 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, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

MANDATORY PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs) :

No more than one (1) page per MTQ is allowed; additional information will not be considered. This document MUST be submitted using the "Mandatory Technical Qualification" document type.
  • Senior-level experience developing short or long-term strategies in maintaining data integrity across business lines.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (DQs) :

An optional statement addressing each Desirable Qualification (DQ) is strongly recommended. No more than one (1) page per DQ is allowed; additional information will not be considered. This document should be submitted using the "Desirable Qualification" document type.
  • Broad experience in Information Technology and data management, and at least one of the following areas: enterprise project management, process engineering, or program evaluation.

**Note for Current and/or Former Political Appointees: Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-Career SES employees in the executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose that to the Human Resources Office within your application package.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

(1) The selectee for this position will be subject to an appropriate security investigation, including fingerprinting and periodic future reinvestigation(s).
(2) Veteran's preference is not applicable to the SES.
(3) This position is covered under the post-employment restrictions of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (PL 95-521). This law also requires the selectee to file an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (Standard Form 278) within 30 days of appointment.
(4) Selectee must serve a one-year probationary period unless s/he previously completed one in the Senior Executive Service.
(5) Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must be registered with the Selective Service System before they can be employed by an executive agency of the Federal government. This requirement does not apply to Agency employees appointed before November 8, 1985.
(6) This position may be a Testing Designated Position. The selectee will be notified if they are required to submit to a pre-employment urinalysis drug screening within 48 hours of notification. After appointment, the selectee will then be subject to future random drug screening.

All application materials are subject to the provisions of the privacy act and become property of SSA.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees must 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 vaccination shortly after appointment or onboarding with SSA. At the time of selection, SSA will provide additional information regarding what documentation you must provide and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.

The Social Security Administration provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be granted on a case-by-case basis.

The Social Security Administration provides equal opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, disability, or conduct not adversely affecting employee performance.

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