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    Duties

    Summary

    This position is located in the Office of Program Performance, Analysis, and Evaluation (OPPAE) within the Office of Performance Management and the Chief Financial Officer and reports to the Chief Financial Officer and Associate Administrator for Performance Management (CFO). The OPPAE provides strategic direction and policy oversight for SBA's strategic planning, performance management, program evaluation, program and project management, and economic and regulatory impact analysis functions.

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    Responsibilities

    • Serves as the technical advisor on SBA program performance and efficiency through effective program management, execution, goal development, and data integrity in the development of the Agency's Strategic Plan, performance reports and dashboards.
    • Ensures Agency compliance with management-related laws and executive orders.
    • Oversees the Agency's economic and regulatory impact analysis and advising program managers on types of analysis to conduct to support cost-effective regulations.
    • Sets critical process improvements on key initiatives that result in significant improvements in service delivery, reduced operational unit costs, increased quality, and reduced cycle time.
    • Identifies problem areas and determine appropriate action required to improve program effectiveness, cross-office collaboration and maintain integrity of the Agency's financial and performance information through data quality records and verification
    • Builds program and project management and data analytic capacity through tools, best practices, policies and community of practice.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0340 Program Management

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National to qualify for this position.
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
    • Veterans Preference is not applicable in the Senior Executive Service.
    • Initial career appointments are required to serve a one (1) year probationary period.
    • Application package must be received by closing date of this announcement.
    • Favorable suitability for Federal employment required.
    • OPM Candidate Development Program (CDP) graduates and current Career SES members need only to address the Professional/Technical qualifications and need not respond to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).
    • All initial appointments to an SES position are contingent on approval from OPM's Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.

    Qualifications

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

    As such, your resume should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:

    - Directing the work of an organizational unit;
    - Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects;
    - Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance; and
    - Supervising the work of employees; and exercising important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions.

    Failure to meet the basic qualification requirement and address all Mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualification factors will result in your application being disqualified.

    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential not technical expertise. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions. All applicants must submit a written narrative to address the ECQs. Your narrative must address each ECQ separately and should contain at least two examples per ECQ describing your experiences and accomplishments/results. Your narrative should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy Initiatives undertaken and the results of your actions. Applicants should not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. The narrative must not exceed 10 pages.

    NOTE: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development Program graduates who have been certified by OPM do NOT need to address the ECQs.

    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. (Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)

    2. Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organizations 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. (Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)

    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. (Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)

    4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management)

    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. (Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)

    Fundamental Competencies: These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications; Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Continual Learning, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Public Service Motivation. The Fundamental Competencies are crosscutting; and should be addressed over the course of each ECQ narratives. It is not necessary for you to address the Fundamental Competencies directly as long as the narrative, in its totality, shows mastery of these competencies on the whole.

    Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Result (C-C-A-R) model outlined in the guide.

    Challenge - Describe a specific problem or goal.

    Context - Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale).

    Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.

    Result - Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.

    Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website. You are strongly encouraged to review OPMs Guide to SES Qualifications for specific examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements.

    MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative response to the following TQs. You must address each TQ separately. Each TQ narrative must not exceed one (1) page. Please include examples that emphasize your level of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. The following MTQs must be evident in your resume:

    1. Extensive and current "operational" knowledge of the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), OMB's A-11 GPRA requirements, the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015, and OMB's A-129 Policies for Federal Credit Programs.

    2. Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing performance management systems, analytical techniques, evaluation methods, and review processes at a bureau or Departmental level.

    3. Demonstrated management-level experience leading teams in the development, communication and execution of a strategic vision or plan that changes business processes, service standards or program delivery models.

    4. Knowledge of principles and practices of team-building to create an environment that fosters partnership, innovation and continuous process improvement, and ability to use that knowledge to lead across a dispersed organization and to work with a diverse group of individuals, groups, and stakeholders to achieve mutually agreeable and acceptable solutions to complex and contentious issues with significant impact on agency operations.

    5. Demonstrated skill integrating budget and performance objectives and financial and resource management processes to address specific organizational needs. This includes those of complex research and development programs and organizations. Provide examples, including the tools you have used, to demonstrate you have successfully met this requirement.

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    Additional information

    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy
    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Suitability, Clearance and Background Investigation Requirements
    A background security investigation may be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for termination.

    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 a political appointee within the last 5 years, you must disclose this information to the Office of Human Resources Solutions.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    1. Minimum requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found 'not qualified' if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
    2. Rating: A merit staffing panel of Senior Executives will review your application and evaluate your qualification for this position based on the information in your application. Your application will be rated, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position. Interviews will be at the discretion of the panel and/or selection official.
    3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selection official for consideration and possible interview.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    -- Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties section and Qualifications section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.

    -- A narrative statement covering each of following:

    • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) - Limited to two pages per ECQ and not more than ten pages total.
    • Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) - Limited to one page per factor.Your examples should emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. Additional information on the proper preparation of ECQ statements is available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf

    -- Senior Executive Service (SES) noncompetitive applicants: If you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM, you are required to submit a narrative statement addressing MTQs. Proof of SES noncompetitive eligibility must be submitted:

    SF-50 showing your status as a:
    • current Career SES appointee,
    • former Career SES appointee with career SES reinstatement eligibility, or
    • current or reinstatement eligible Career SES-equivalent executive who is/was employed in a Federal government agency that has an interchange agreement with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) allowing for movement between the agency's SES-equivalent personnel system and the SES; OR
    A certificate of completion from an OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP). This applies only if your ECQs have been approved by an OPM Qualifications Review Board through the SES CDP.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.

    You must provide specific examples of your education, experience, training and awards in the manner and order instructed below which are applicable to each Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) and Mandatory Technical Qualification (MTQ). Response to the five ECQs and MTQs is mandatory. Failure to address the ECQs and MTQs will result in your application being disqualified.

    Applications will only be accepted online. To begin the application process, click the Apply button, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire. To be considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the day the announcement closes.

    All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USAJOBS document portfolio feature.

    If applying online poses a hardship and you cannot apply online, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed below for assistance no later than three business days prior to the closing date of this announcement. You must provide complete application materials by the day the announcement closes.

    Agency contact information

    Executive Resources

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    Office of the Chief Financial Officer
    409 3rd Street SW
    6th Floor
    Washington, DC 20416
    US
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    YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO READ THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IN IT'S ENTIRETY. FAILURE TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS MAY DISQUALIFY YOU FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

    Are you excited by the idea of helping to support $39 billion in small business financing and setting proper conditions to stimulate America's economic growth? SBA has been a leader in small business development for more than 60 years. In an increasingly globalized economy, we tackle challenges confronted by the small business community across geographic boundaries. Although times have changed since the SBA was founded in 1953, the Agency's mission-to promote the growth of small business-has not. Today, SBA is more vital than ever. We work in collaboration with partner organizations and using cutting-edge technologies and well-tested best practices to multiply our impact on small businesses.

    America's 28 million small businesses are the engine of job creation and economic growth in this country, creating nearly two out of every three new jobs in the United States and employing over half the nation's workforce. SBA ensures that these businesses have the tools and resources required to start and expand their operations, and create jobs that support a growing economy and strengthen America's middle class.

    The SBA and entrepreneurs drive American competitiveness and help grow the economy. Picture yourself at SBA.

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Small Business Administration, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.sba.gov/

    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. We will conduct a qualifications evaluation of applicants who supply all requested material. Qualified applicants will be rated and ranked by a SES Rating panel. Best qualified candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome after completion of the selection process.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/519831000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.