Job Description

Job Summary

Established by Congress in 1992 to honor Morris K. Udall's 30 years of service in the House of Representatives and enhanced by Congressional action in 2009 to honor Stewart L. Udall's vast public service, the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation is dedicated to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through scholarship, fellowship, and internship programs focused on environmental and Native American issues. The Udall Foundation is also committed to promoting the principles and practices of environmental conflict resolution.

This job announcement has been extended to close January 31, 2014.

The Morris K. Udall Foundation  seeks an individual with experience in federal finance and operations and a minimum of five years of senior management experience, with proven success in leading, mentoring and managing professionals. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director oversees all financial, internal controls, analytical, and information technology activities and related staff of the Udall Foundation.

The Foundation has a total staff of approximately 29 and a budget of $9 million for FY 2014 (please see for more information). The Director participates as a member of the Udall Foundation's leadership team, which includes the Executive Director, General Counsel, Director of the DC Office of the Udall Foundation, Director of the Environmental Conflict Resolution Program and Director, Education Programs. The leadership team works cooperatively on Foundation-wide management issues.

The incumbent will work in the Foundation's Tucson office.


The selectee of this position possesses expert knowledge of the rules, regulations and policies of the federal government, in order to theorize, plan, and direct the entire financial and budgeting functions for the agency.

·    Formulates budgets for all program areas in coordination with Directors. 

·     Establishes, develops and maintains internal controls, interpreting guidelines, policy and regulatory requirements. ·      Manages the strategic planning process and oversees the annual audit process and the     

      annual financial and performance reports. 

·      In coordination with the Board and the Executive Director, oversees investment of Trust Fund and USIECR balances.

·      Analyzes, advises on, and recommends solutions to budgetary problems in all phases of budget/financial administration.

·      Advises top agency/department officials who appear before congressional committees and the national media concerning the agency's budget/cost accounting system.

·      Establishes and maintains accounting procedures, account structure, budget formats and tracking mechanisms.

·     Supervises senior managers for finance and information technology and other staff with responsibility for  shared services.

·      Serves as financial liaison with OMB (budget submission, ad hoc financial questions), GSA (investing and accounting issues/problems), Udall Center (budget and financial information), Native Nations Institute (budget and financial information).

·      Negotiates, resolves controversial financial and program issues of considerable significance.

·       Formulates overall strategy for network, security and user support.

·      Assists in determining functional specifications for the Project Management Database (PMD), when needed. ·     Other duties as assigned. 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses will be paid

Additional Information

What To Expect Next

After preliminary selection has been made, applicants will be notified whether they will be asked for a telephone interview.  From the telephone interviews, a small number of applicants will be invited to interview in person.



Employment with The Udall Foundation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in a Federal retirement system. To find out more about benefits offered to Federal employees, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information

EEO Policy Statement: The Udall Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, status as a parent, lawful political affiliation, marital status, physical/mental disability (if not a job factor), membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation: The Udall Foundation provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should notify the point of contact on this vacancy announcement if a reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application and hiring process.

Social Security Number: Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials, will result in your application not being processed.

Privacy Act: Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Signature: Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from doing so under the Selective Service Law. The materials you send with your application will not be returned. Send only those materials needed to evaluate your application.

Financial Disclosure: All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct. Upon hire, and on an annual basis thereafter, the incumbent of this position will be required to file a public financial disclosure report. The incumbent may be prohibited from holding certain financial interests.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter, and address all inquiries for this position to : Philip Lemanski  Phone: (520)901-8560 Email:

Agency Address:
Morris and Stewart Udall Foundation
130 South Scott Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701


How You Will Be Evaluated

Your application will be evaluated on the basis of your resume and narrative statements reflecting the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience and education as they relate to the technical and executive qualifications described above. While you are NOT required to provide a narrative statement addressing the Technical Qualifications, candidates are strongly encouraged to address each Technical Qualification in separate statements. Candidates who choose not to address the technical qualifications separately will not be automatically disqualified. Candidates are NOT required to provide narrative response statements to address the Executive Core Qualifications when applying for this vacancy.

Required Documents

All applicants must meet the qualifications by the closing date of the announcement.