Washington, D.C
Jan 14, 2022
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time

The incumbent serves as the Controller of the Office of the Controller (OC), overseeing a large and highly complex organization. The Office is responsible for ensuring agency-wide financial integrity, accountability, data quality and accurate reporting. The Office provides a full range of national, local, and specialized accounting, financial, and customer services; establishes Agency fiscal policies and procedures; assures agency-wide audit follow-up; ensures financial data quality and accuracy; supports sound programmatic financial management through specialized cost accounting and trust fund investment strategies; provides fiscal oversight of the Working Capital Fund and manages several Working Capital Fund services; and implements the provisions of the Chief Financial Officers Act and other financial statutes and Presidential, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Department of the Treasury directives.

Specific duties include:
  • Developing, coordinating, publishing, and implementing the Agency's fiscal policies and procedures established through published regulations, the Agency directives system or other instructions; and representing the Agency with OMB, the Department of Treasury, and Government Accountability Office (GAO), on matters involving fiscal policy and operations.
  • Developing, fostering and maintaining processes and internal controls that ensure the integrity and quality of Agency and programmatic financial information; preparing, distributing, publishing or submitting Agency financial reports and data to the President, Congress and the public; and providing oversight, accounting and fiscal consultation to Agency components as needed.
  • Developing and maintaining processes to provide a full range of national, local, and specialized accounting, financial, and customer services.
  • Supporting the Agency's payroll provider, managing the Agency's time and labor functions, and providing customer service support to the Agency's employees on time and labor issues.
  • Carrying out the provisions of the Chief Financial Officers Act.
  • Maintaining liaison with GAO, OMB, and the Department of Treasury on matters involving fiscal operations.
  • Ensuring the key national and agency-wide goals, priorities, values, and other issues are considered in making Office decisions.
  • Providing leadership to promote an ongoing commitment to a customer service work ethic in the Office, maintaining a consistent management focus on customer service and customer needs.
  • Working in close collaboration with Agency program and regional offices, regarding the implementation of new financial management requirements.
  • Formulating short and long-term goals and objectives, integrating them into the strategic plan.
  • Overseeing budget processes, procurement and contracting procedures and processes; and directing and coordinating logistical operations.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must submit resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.

As required by Executive Order 14043, if you are selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by 11/22/21, or before onboarding with the agency if after 11/22/21, except in limited circumstances. For information about COVID-19 workplace safety at EPA, as well as resources and health and safety guidance, visit COVID-19 Safe Federal Workplace .

If you are selected, you must complete a 1-year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.

The Ethics in Government Act, P.L. 95-521, requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, OGE-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

This position is designated as High Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation. All conditions of the pre-employment security process must be met before an official letter of employment can be issued with a report for duty date.


The work of this position is classified in the Financial Administration and Program, 0501 series. Applicants must have experience performing, supervising, or managing administrative work of a fiscal, financial management, accounting, or budgetary nature.

All applicants must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform in this role. Typically this experience can be found in work within this field or a field that is closely related.

As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service, applicants must also provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed below.

A. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) - Mandatory for competitive applicants - Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified, unless you are a noncompetitive eligible applicant.

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE. 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. 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. 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. Involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. 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.

Your responses should be clear and concise and show a level of accomplishment and a degree of responsibility. Leadership competencies for each ECQ can be found at

B. Technical Qualifications (TQs) - Mandatory for all applicants - Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified.

TQ 1 - Demonstrated experience managing a full range of national, local, and specialized accounting, financial, and customer services.

TQ 2 - Demonstrated experience developing, fostering and maintaining policies, processes and internal controls ensuring the integrity and quality of agency and programmatic financial information.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures .

Veterans' preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at EPA. Our excellence can only be fully realized by staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates are committed to advancing equity and inclusion in the Agency's workplace and mission. We encourage applications from candidates with a variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance.

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