Deputy Chief

Washington, D.C
Jan 19, 2022
Jan 27, 2022
Executive, Chief
Full Time

The incumbent will report to the Chief of the Finance and Procurement Office (FPO). The Deputy Chief of the FPO provides leadership and direction to staff. Duties of this position include but are not limited to:
  • Assisting in the leading and overseeing of the work of a diverse staff of approximately 120 government employees;
  • Overseeing a broad range of advisory and operational services directly supporting finance and procurement activities in federal court units located throughout the nation;
  • Ensuring the FPO is adequately resourced to perform its mission and oversee day-to-day business activities, including financial management, staffing, space, resources, travel, contract management, payroll, leave, employee performance management and feedback, and training;
  • Overseeing the assessment of customer satisfaction and the implementation of actions intended to approve customer satisfaction;
  • Overseeing the judiciary's procurement management program and the life cycle of contracts, including awards, policy, planning, and execution;
  • Overseeing the judiciary's accounting operations and adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);
  • Engaging with the Chief of the Financial Data and Controls Division and stakeholders; supporting the development, implementation, and maintenance of a financial internal control assertion process within the judiciary;
  • Engaging and coordinating with other government agencies and organizations on behalf of the judiciary's interest and requirements, including the Office of Management and Budget, Department of Treasury, and the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board;
  • Interacting with senior leadership in other judiciary offices and courts to identify issues and resolve deficiencies on financial statements and information;
  • Administering all aspects of preparing the Judiciary for comprehensive financial reporting and ensuring audit readiness;
  • Ensuring the adequacy of operational and system processes that impact balances on financial statements;
  • Overseeing the Judiciary Data Integrity, Reporting and Controls initiative (JDIRC) program. This multi-year program, already in progress, will establish auditable financial statements for the Judiciary; and
  • Overseeing and leveraging government staff and expertise across the three FPO divisions and contractual resources in financial reporting, internal controls, and data governance to implement the JDIRC program.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

  • AO employees are required to attest to their vaccination status. New employees are required to complete a Certification of Vaccination Form. The information provided on the form will be treated as confidential information and will be managed by the AO Human Resources Office.
  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the AO. If non-citizens are considered for hire into a temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO Human Resources Office there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at USAJOBS Help Center | Employment of non-citizens / . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • New employees to the AO will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights/responsibilities, visit .
  • All new AO employees are required to identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.

  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience which shows competence in the qualifications as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which includes interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Specialized Experience : Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-15/JSP-15/CL 31 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as follows:
    • Experience in developing, managing, implementing, and improving federal accounting operations, finance, risk management, government financial statements, policy and compliance, and payment and travel management. This experience requires a fully qualified, expert-level leader, who is committed to the continuous improvement of the accounting operations of the Judicial Branch.
    • Experience in improvement of accounting operations, finance, risk management, government financial statements, policy and compliance, and payment and travel management.
    Additional Assessment : Applicants who meet the specialized experience requirements also will be assessed on the following Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).

    Mandatory Technical Qualifications : The MTQs listed below should be evident in your resume. A narrative response is not required for the MTQs. However, your experience MUST demonstrate the following:
    • Demonstrated experience in managing a complex federal financial management organization and related programs, integrating organizational operations with the agency's strategic plan, mission, vision, values, and objectives, with a diverse and decentralized workforce. Experience must demonstrate knowledge of these programs and the impact on organizational objectives and performance goals, as well as sufficient analytical skills and knowledge of accounting standards and concepts to aid in executive oversight.
    • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of and experience with a full range of financial management functions and responsibilities, including accounting principles and reporting requirements, operation of financial and related systems to support processes, federal procurement practices and policies, internal management control, and financial modeling for current and future periods.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in federal acquisition and contract management, statutes, regulations, policies and practices applicable to all phases of the contracting process to include managing contracts and source selection processes sufficient to structure and lead execution of major competitive/non-competitive acquisitions.
    • Demonstrated experience with financial accounting in accordance with government or commercial standards, engagement in the financial statement audit, and development of financial statements for presentation in an entity-wide report.
    This information should be evident in your resume.

    Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) : A narrative response for each of the following ECQs is MANDATORY. Exception: applicants currently serving in an AOES position or under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to submit a narrative response for the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ). All other applicants must submit responses to the ECQs. 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. Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision. 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. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building. 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. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management. Building Coalitions / Communication: 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. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.