Deputy Assistant Administrator for Navigation, Observations, and Positioning

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Silver Spring, Maryland
Posted
Jan 13, 2022
Closes
Jan 15, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

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 before appointment or onboarding with the agency. 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 by contacting the Human Resources representative listed on this announcement.

The DAA has full responsibility for establishing, managing, and providing strategic direction for the Navigation, Observations, and Position programs within NOS, specifically:
  • Oversees the management, operations, and day-today mission execution of NOS Navigation, Observations and Positioning products, services, and information, and coordinates and integrates all aspects of mission execution to ensure consistency and coordination between programs.
  • Undertakes special assignments to develop and recommend new or modified policies and programs in areas of a complex scientific and politically sensitive nature. These require the incumbent to work with the Administrator in defining objectives and to work with the external constituencies of NOAA in developing the substance of NOS programs, and with Congressional and outside interest groups in tailoring these programs to the requirements of the political scene. Also, works with other Federal agencies to achieve coordinated research on problems of common interest.
  • Provides policy level authoritative representation to intergovernmental, national, and international councils and meetings concerning NOAA interest in the areas of navigation, observation and positioning. Participates in bilateral negotiations and in interagency coordination mechanisms to the extent necessary to assure that programs under NOS cognizance are coordinated with related programs of other Federal agencies. Develops policy delineating how NOS meets its Navigation mission.
  • Keeps abreast of new legislative and technological developments and problems which have an impact on NOS program and takes necessary steps to introduce desirable improvements in line with NOS responsibilities.
  • Oversight of NOS's Information Technology and data management strategies and leadership of the EEO, Diversity and Inclusion, and Fleet Allocation Programs.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Incumbent may be subject to geographic mobility.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
  • Newly appointed SES members must serve a 1 year probationary period.
  • Position is subject to pre-employment background investigation.
  • Public Financial Disclosure (OGE-278 filing within 30 days is required).
  • Position is subject to random drug testing.

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed under "How You Will Be Evaluated." Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations.

Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must possess all of the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications and Professional/Technical Qualifications listed below and the educational requirement. These qualifications would typically be acquired through education, experience, and training which reflect progressive development and achievement in managing a comprehensive business program in a complex organization. An individual's total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position. Applicants must meet all of the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

SES Executive Core Qualifications (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.

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.

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.

ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

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.

NOTE: Responses to ECQs must not exceed 10 pages typed in 12-point font.

Professional/Technical Core Qualifications (PTQs):

PTQ 1 - Experience demonstrating the ability to interact effectively with diverse constituencies; e.g., public interest groups, industry, academia and to establish cooperative relationships with governmental bodies at various levels.

PTQ 2 - Substantial senior level experience in administration and direction of scientific and/or technical programs related to navigation, observations, and positioning, including hydrography, positioning, cartography and/or geodesy, as well as knowledge of accepted organizational and management concepts, principals, methods, and practices.

PTQ 3 - Experience demonstrating the ability to manage budget formulation and administrative resources and experience in overseeing scientific program planning and policy development for physical science or environmental issues related to navigation, observations, and positioning.

NOTE: Responses to PTQs must not exceed 2 pages per PTQ, for a total of 6 pages.

For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp

Example of ECQ statements are available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf

Education

There is no educational requirement for this position.

Additional information

Background Investigation: This position is designated as Top Secret/SCI and requires that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish security eligibility.

Financial Disclosure: This position is covered under the Ethics in Government Act, which requires comprehensive financial disclosures from employees. The appointee will be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278), within 30 days after his/her appointment, and then annually thereafter.

Qualifications Approval and Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the Senior Executive Service must have their executive core qualifications approved by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Mobility: Individuals selected for Senior Executive Service positions may be subject to reassignment across geographical, organizational, and functional lines.

Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required by P.L. 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.

Drug Testing: Applicants tentatively selected for employment in any position are subject to designated and/or random pre-employment and employment urinalysis. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment and/or removed from employment with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce.

Selective Service: Male applicants born after 12/31/1959, who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, must be registered (or must have registered at the time they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment. For more information, visit the SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM web site at http://www.sss.gov/default.htm .

Veterans' preference: Is not applicable to positions in the Senior Executive Service.

The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Ms. Maria Gonzalez, the servicing Human Resources Specialist, either by e-mail at Maria.J.Gonzalez@noaa.gov or by telephone at (301) 628-1879 The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users may contact us via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

COVID 19 Telework Status: The physical worksite for this position is located in Silver Spring, MD. However, the NOAA/NOS is currently under a maximum telework posture due to the COVID-19 pandemic; therefore, this position is currently under a 100 percent telework schedule. The position's telework schedule will likely change in the future when NOAA/NOS moves away from its maximum telework posture. At that time, the incumbent will be expected to report to the physical work site in accordance with the updated status requirements of their supervisor. The nature and scope of future telework opportunities will be subject to the unit's telework policy, any applicable bargaining unit agreements, and supervisory approval. Payment of relocation expenses, as applicable, will be paid in accordance with this Job Opportunity Announcement. Non-compliance with the supervisor's telework-schedule requirement could result in adverse action, including separation.

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