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Job Title:Executive Officer

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:12-TAX-SES-01

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, June 20, 2012 to Wednesday, July 18, 2012




Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)


1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map


Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals within the civil service.



Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career?

The Tax Division (TAX or Division) of the Department of Justice (Department) has approximately 385 attorneys dedicated to enforcing the nation’s tax laws. Working closely with the nation’s 94 U.S. Attorney’s Offices, Tax Division attorneys are responsible for most affirmative and defensive civil litigation arising under the internal revenue laws in federal district, bankruptcy, and appellate courts, and in state courts, and for handling or supervising most federal criminal tax prosecutions. For more information about TAX, visit

The Division is seeking a qualified manager to serve as the Executive Officer and oversee the Office of Management and Administration.  The Executive Officer provides support to approximately 510 Division employees, in addition to contractors, stationed in Washington, D.C. and about 30 employees in its field office in Dallas.  The Executive Officer is the key individual specifically responsible for directing and providing executive advice on all aspects of administrative and organizational management functions.  The Executive Officer works closely with senior leadership in the Office of the Assistant Attorney General, the Section Chiefs and their direct reports throughout the Division, and senior officials of the Department and external agencies.



  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a TS/SCI security clearance.


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Serves as the Executive Officer and supervises, directly and through subordinate supervisors, a staff of 75 employees.  Provides leadership and directs all aspects of administrative and organizational management functions, including: strategic management of human capital; strategic planning and accountability for results-oriented performance; management of budget, accounting, and procurement functions; protection of facilities, personnel and classified information; direction of space and related logistical functions; automated office support systems; information technology and information resources management; telecommunication, correspondence and records management; and litigation support.

The Executive Officer develops long-range strategies required to support the Division’s mission and program goals, and exercises responsibility for initiating, formulating, and executing broad policy positions related to the full spectrum of issues germane to the management of the Division.


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You must submit a separate narrative statement that addresses each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) related to this position, limiting your responses to no more than one page for each MTQ. You must also submit a separate narrative statement (10-page limit) addressing each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below, limiting your responses to no more than two pages for each ECQ.  You must address how you have exercised progressively greater leadership responsibilities that are indicative of senior executive managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined in this job announcement. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or it's equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.  For examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements, you are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Guide to Senior Service Qualifications: Please use the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) model when describing your accomplishments.

Mandatory Technical Qualifications

MTQ1: Demonstrated knowledge of federal statutes and regulations governing administrative programs, including facilities management, procurement and federal contracting, necessary to provide expert advice to senior management to meet the administrative needs of a litigating organization.

MTQ2: Demonstrated ability to analyze and decide among alternative solutions to current and anticipated information technology needs in order to deliver effective litigation support, office automation support, Internet / Intranet support and network management support.

MTQ3: Demonstrated knowledge of the federal budget process including formulation, preparation, presentation and justification, and execution; and proven ability to identify budgetary issues, weigh alternative viewpoints or findings thoughtfully, and propose conclusions or alternatives that are workable and that exhibit a thorough understanding of the issue involved.

MTQ4: Demonstrated knowledge of federal human resources regulations and policies including oversight of staffing and classification activities, personnel management issues, and employee relations matters.

Executive Core Qualifications 

ECQ1: 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 for ECQ-1: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision.

ECQ2: 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 for ECQ-2: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building.

ECQ3: Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations.  Inherent to this is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.  Leadership Competencies for ECQ-3: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility.

EQQ4: Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.  Leadership Competencies for ECQ-4: financial management, human capital management, technology management.

ECQ5:  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.  Leadership Competencies for ECQ-5: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating.

The following fundamental competencies underlie the five ECQs, which should be incorporated into your responses to the ECQs and not as separate statements:

a) Interpersonal Skills: Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect.  Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.

b) Oral Communication:  Makes clear and convincing oral presentations.  Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed.

c) Integrity/Honesty:  Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner.  Shows consistency in words and actions.  Models high standards of ethics.

d) Written Communication:  Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.

e) Continual Learning:  Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development.

f) Public Service Motivation:  Shows a commitment to serve the public.  Ensures that actions meet public needs; aligns organizational objectives and practices with public interests.






Applications directing the reader to search within the application to "See Resume" are considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Failure to submit a narrative statement or address any of the mandatory ECQs and/or MTQs is also considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. As a result, you will be rated as "INELIGIBLE".


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You may participate in the Federal Employees Benefits Programs, with costs shared by your employer.  More info:

New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another agency and covered by Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), you may continue in this program.  More info:

You will earn annual vacation leave and sick leave.  More info:

You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly scheduled tour of duty. 
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An initial SES career appointee is subject to a one-year SES probationary period.

A selectee who is not a current employee of the Offices, Board, or Divisions of the U.S. Department of Justice will be required to submit to urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment.

Successful completion of a background investigation is required for non-Department of Justice applicants. Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized.

Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Equal Employment Opportunity / Reasonable Accommodation: The Tax Division is an equal opportunity/reasonable accommodation employer. Consistent with applicable law, discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, disability, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, military service, personal favoritism or other non-merit factors is strictly prohibited.

Applicants with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations – such as application materials in an alternate format, a sign language interpreter or assistance attending an interview – should contact the Division’s Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator, Sandy Lofton at (202) 353-1993; see also U.S. Department of Justice Manual and Procedures for Providing Reasonable Accommodation (Oct. 2002),



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You must submit the following information by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Daylight Savings Time on the closing date of the job announcement: (1) a resume, (2) your narrative statement addressing each of the MTQs (limit your response to one page per MTQ), (3) your narrative statement addressing each of the ECQs (10 page limit), and (4) a current performance appraisal (if none exists, a statement to that effect).  In addition, current career SES members and former SES members who have reinstatement eligibility to the career SES should submit an SF-50 showing career SES status.  OPM-certified SES Candidate Development Program graduates should submit a copy of their Qualifications Review Board (QRB) certificate.

Completed applications should be submitted by e-mail to  Please do not fax or mail applications.

Questions may be directed to Claire Goldbach at (202) 616-2552 or

Relocation expenses are not authorized.  Position is not eligible for the Compressed Work Schedule.

As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service.  If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.



Please review the Qualifications/Evaluations sections of this announcement.


You must submit a separate narrative statement that addresses each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) related to this position, limiting your responses to no more than one page for each MTQ. 

You must also submit a separate narrative statement (10-page limit) addressing each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed limiting your responses to no more than two pages for each ECQ.  




Claire E. Goldbach
Phone: (202)616-2552
Agency Information:
U S Department of Justice
P O Box 813 Ben Franklin Station
Tax Division
Washington, DC


An Executive Resources Board (ERB) will evaluate you based on your responses to the MTQs and ECQs as well as the quality and extent to which your application shows that you possess the knowledge, experience and skills required for this position, as defined above.  After conducting the initial round of interviews of high-qualified individuals, the ERB will refer the top applicants to the selecting official for consideration.  If selected for this position, you must be certified by an OPM independent Qualifications Review Board (QRB) as a prerequisite for final selection, unless you are a current SES career executive, are eligible for reinstatement based on prior career service in the SES, or have successfully participated in and graduated from an OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program.  

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