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Job Title:Director, Oversight and Strategic Support

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:DHS Headquarters

Job Announcement Number:CHCO-12-033-DHS-799672

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

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SALARY RANGE:

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

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 04, 2013 to Monday, February 04, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-1102-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

 

In today's interconnected world our country's security challenges are constantly evolving.  To meet these challenges, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) fosters a culture that values and promotes diversity, teamwork, flexibility, and innovation.  With a diverse and critical mission, we lead the unified national effort to secure America.

 

The mission of DHS is carried out every day by dedicated men and women who answer the noble call to public service with superior courage.  Come be a part of the best in preventing and deterring terrorist attacks, protecting against and responding to potential threats, ensuring safe and secure borders, welcoming immigrants and visitors, and promoting the free-flow of commerce. 

 

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO).   The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer is responsible for planning, coordinating, directing and evaluating all procurement and contracting operations and activities within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) including, formulating and implementing policies and procedures necessary to achieve and maintain an effective and efficient procurement and contracting program.  

 

This position is part of the Emergency Relocation Group and the incumbent must be prepared to participate in all National Preparedness exercises and relocate to an alternate location for 30 days in the event of declared event.    

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Top-Secret/SCI clearance is required.
  • SES Probationary Period is required if not a current SES employee.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent has the primary responsibility within the OCPO for planning, directing, coordinating and evaluating the following contracting functions:

 

Procurement Oversight: Plans, directs, coordinates and evaluates the operations of DHS contracting activities.  This includes performing tri-annual reviews of each contracting activity's procurement operations, as well as DHS-wide reviews of key topics of interest.  The reviews require upfront planning, contract file reviews, report preparation/review/approval, and follow-up.

 

DHS Acquisition Systems: Responsible for assuring the continued operation of the contract writing system for four contracting activities.  Responsible for the integrity of the data collected for all DHS contracting activities in the areas of contract reporting (FPDS), past performance (CPARS), award fees (AFIS), advanced acquisition planning (APFS), and the Procurement Health Assessment (PHA).  Actively participates in developing strategies for assuring data is current, accurate, and complete. 

 

DHS Strategic Sourcing Program Office:  Responsible for managing the overall DHS Strategic Sourcing Program.  This includes reviewing spend analyses to determine viable strategic sourcing initiatives, approving business cases to move initiatives forward, leading working groups to identify strategic sourcing requirements, and working with contracting activities in awarding and administering strategic sourcing vehicles.

 

GAO/IG Liaison:  Serves as the OCPO focal point for all GAO/IG reviews related to procurement.  This includes leading a team that attends all entrance and exit conferences, responds to draft GAO/IG reports, tracks open audit recommendations and assures timely follow-up by OCPO and contracting activities to assure GAO/IG recommendations are closed in a timely manner.

 

Procurement Support:  Responsible for reviewing documents that require CPO approval, including determinations and findings, justifications and approvals, and acquisition plans. 

 

Contract Pricing:  Responsible for leading a team of contract/cost price analysts in providing expert consultation and training on Government contract pricing for both pre-award and post-award contracts.    


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must provide detailed evidence of possession of each of the Technical and Executive Core Qualifications listed below in a supplemental statement to assist reviewing officials in determining the best qualified candidates to be referred to the selecting official.  Qualification and experience determinations will be based only on the information you submit.  FAILURE TO MEET OR ADDRESS ANY ONE OF THE MANDATORY TECHNICAL OR EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATION STANDARDS WILL ELIMINATE A CANDIDATE FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

Please provide a narrative, not to exceed three (3) pages for the Technical Qualifications (TQ) below and no more than (2) pages for each Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ).

You will be evaluated on the following Executive Core Qualifications:

ECQ 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.

Leadership Competencies:

  1. Creativity and Innovation
    Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting edge programs/processes.
  2. External Awareness
    Understands and keeps up-to-date on local, national, and international policies and trends that affect the organization and shape stakeholders' views; is aware of the organization's impact on the external environment.
  3. Flexibility
    Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
  4. Resilience
    Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks.
  5. Strategic Thinking
    Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.
  6. Vision
    Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst for organizational change. Influences others to translate vision into action.

ECQ 2 - 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:

  1. Conflict Management
    Encourages creative tension and differences of opinions. Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.
  2. Leveraging Diversity
    Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.
  3. Developing Others (New)
    Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.
  4. Team Building
    Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.

ECQ 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.

Leadership Competencies:

  1. Accountability
    Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.
  2. Customer Service
    Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement.
  3. Decisiveness
    Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data are limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions.
  4. Entrepreneurship
    Positions the organization for future success by identifying new opportunities; builds the organization by developing or improving products or services. Takes calculated risks to accomplish organizational objectives.
  5. Problem Solving
    Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.
  6. Technical Credibility
    Understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

Leadership Competencies:

  1. Financial Management
    Understands the organization's financial processes. Prepares, justifies, and administers the program budget. Oversees procurement and contracting to achieve desired results. Monitors expenditures and uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities.
  2. Human Capital Management
    Builds and manages workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensures that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded; takes action to address performance problems. Manages a multi-sector workforce and a variety of work situations.
  3. Technology Management
    Keeps up-to-date on technological developments. Makes effective use of technology to achieve results. Ensures access to and security of technology systems.

ECQ 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.

Leadership Competencies:

  1. Partnering
    Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.
  2. Political Savvy
    Identifies the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly.
  3. Influencing/Negotiating
    Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.

Fundamental Competencies These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications.

Competencies:

  1. Interpersonal Skills
    Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.
  2. Oral Communication
    Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed.
  3. Integrity/Honesty
    Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards of ethics.
  4. Written Communication
    Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.
  5. Continual Learning
    Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development.
  6. Public Service Motivation
    Shows a commitment to serve the public. Ensures that actions meet public needs; aligns organizational objectives and practices with public interests.


Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at
http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp
 
Technical Qualification(s) - Mandatory

TQ-1:  Demonstrated experience in the management of a multi-faceted acquisition operation, providing supplies and services.  This includes experience in leading an operation to implement acquisition initiatives across large organizations.

TQ-2:  Demonstrated experience and expert knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies governing the federal acquisition of supplies and services.  Experience must reflect responsibility for both pre-and post-award management and administration of major acquisitions.

 

TQ-3:  Demonstrated experience in assisting requiring activities including identifying effective and efficient business strategies for acquiring supplies and services to meet a requiring activity's needs. 


HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education.  Your resume will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check.  The DHS Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority.  Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in
the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB before appointment can occur. 


BENEFITS:

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Working for The Department of Homeland Security offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.   To find out more click here http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.

Probationary period: You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

DHS is an equal employment employer: Selection for positions will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences. 

DHS provides reasonable accomodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accomodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accomodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin the application process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume

2. ECQ narrative statements

3. TQ narrative statements

4. A complete Online Questionnaire

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, February 04, 2013.


Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID  799672.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire ,
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf, and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

A resume, ECQ narrative statements, TQ narrative statements, and a completed online occupational questionnaire.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Theresa Givens
Phone: (202)357-8255
Email: THERESA.GIVENS@DHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters
DO NOT SEND POSTAL MAIL
Washington, DC
00000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.  

Instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Social Security Number

Enter your Social Security Number. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we can not process your application without it.


Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 799672


1. Title of Job

Director, Oversight and Strategic Support


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level (00-00) you will accept.


00

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 U.S. Citizens

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are intrested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you willing to take a drug test?

A. Yes
B. No


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Job Announcement Number:

CHCO-12-033-DHS-799672

Control Number:

332681500