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Job Title:Associate Administrator for Business and Finance Development

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Maritime Administration

Job Announcement Number:MARAD.SES-2013-0003

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


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


Wednesday, February 13, 2013 to Thursday, March 21, 2013




Permanent - Career


1 vacancy - Washington, DC, USView Map


Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified U.S. Citizens




PLEASE NOTE:  This position is being advertised under a resume-based application process; therefore, written statements addressing the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and/or Technical Factors listed below are not necessary and will not be considered.  Please see the Qualifications and How to Apply sections of the announcement for further instructions.

Take a journey to challenge your mind and develop your career while promoting the diverse missions of the Maritime Administration (MARAD).  You will be a part of advancing economic growth by providing job-producing businesses with efficient transportation options to reach their suppliers and customers; advancing marine transportation that is sensitive to environmental impacts, and; advancing a viable U.S. merchant marine that is vital to commerce, emergency response, and national security.  We recognize and value the importance of our workforce and the diversity of backgrounds and ideas that each employee brings to the total workforce as we execute our many missions.  So we invite you to answer the call to duty and join us in shaping the future of our organization to meet the diverse challenges of the 21st Century, while advancing the best transportation system in the world.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Provide all required documents by closing date
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required


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You will report to the Maritime Administrator and are assigned with oversight responsibility for five offices.  The five offices are:  the Office of Financial Approvals and Marine Insurance, the Office of Marine Financing, the Office of Shipyards and Marine Engineering, the Office of Cargo Preference and Domestic Trade, and the Office of Maritime Workforce Development.  You will formulate, direct and coordinate policies and programs to promote and implement marine financing, shipyard development, shipbuilding, marine insurance, cargo preference, domestic trade, and workforce development.  You will be responsible for the formulation, direction and coordination of the maritime loan guarantee, capital construction fund and construction reserve fund, cargo preference programs, marine insurance and marine war insurance risk activities.  You are responsible for the policies and programs relating to maritime labor, maritime academies and maritime workforce development.  You will also direct and oversee financial and cost analyses and approvals relating to Title XI Federal Ship Financing Program and the Federal Credit Reform Act for Federal credit programs.


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Specialized Experience Required: Applicants must provide detailed evidence that their knowledge, skills, abilities and other personal characteristics meet the mandatory professional/technical and executive core qualifications listed below and reflect the ability to perform the duties of the position.

As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must show in your resume evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below.


  1. Demonstrated expertise of public and private financing is required.  Experience in large project finance or program finance is preferred.
  2. Management experience overseeing credit, finance,  or insurance programs and staff is required.
  3. Demonstrated expertise of the maritime industry, applicable government finance, credit and insurance programs, and the various government agencies charged with responsibilities that affect maritime operations, is desired.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Additional information regarding the five ECQs listed below is available on the Office of Personnel Management’s SES website at:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ECQ-4.  Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
  • 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.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:

  • Complete a one-year SES probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Complete a Public Financial Disclosure report, OGE-278. You will need to provide the information annually.
  • FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD REQUIREMENT:  The Travel and Transportation Reform Act of 1998 [pub.L.105-264] and the Federal Travel Regulations [41 CFR Part 3000 et seq.] require that all Federal employees obtain and use contractor-issued Federal travel charge cards for all payments or expenses related to official Government travel.  To be considered for this position, all applicants who are current employees of either the Federal Highway Administration or another Federal agency will be asked to certify that their Government travel card is in good standing (i.e. not suspended or cancelled) as of the date of this application and that there exist no reasonable circumstances which would jeopardize that good standing.  All applicants understand and agree that FHWA's offer of employment or a position under this announcement is voidable at the sole discretion of FHWA: 1) if the applicant fails to provide the required certifications; or 2) if the certification is found to be untrue; or 3) if the applicant is unable to obtain a Federal Government travel card for whatever reason.


An SES rating panel will evaluate your application based on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Applicants determined to be highly qualified may undergo a structure interview and a reference check. If selected, you must be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB), unless you are a current SES executive or have successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. You must receive certification before you can be appointed to the position.

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Benefits include health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal Employees here.


  • Veterans' preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.
  • All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, sex, age, marital status, political affiliation, national origin, religion, non disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, status as a parent, or any other non-merit factor.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered or returned.


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The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME ONLY. Within your resume, you should address all the ECQ's and the technical qualifications. Application packages must be received online no later than 11:59pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
  • To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement posting.
  • Create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
  • Upload your resume and supporting documents.
If you are having difficulty applying online, please contact the DOT Automated Staffing Office during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET) at (202) 366-1298. You may also email us at


The following documents must be provided by the close date:
  • RESUME - You must submit a resume which cannot exceed five (5) pages. Any information submitted in excess of five (5) pages WILL NOT be considered. The resume must provide evidence of how you possess the technical qualifications and the 5 ECQs.
  • SF-50 - Current & former federal employees should submit an SF-50 which shows your current (or most recent grade.)
    • Current Career Senior Executives and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility must submit a copy of an SF-50 which shows career SES status
  • CANDIDATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CERTIFICATE - individuals who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program, submit a copy of your OPM certificate.
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the announcement will result in your removal from consideration for this position.


Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


You will receive online confirmation that your application package has been received, as well as the final outcome regarding the hiring decision.  All applications must be completed and submitted electronically no later than midnight ET of the closing date. Final reviews will be performed after the announcement closing, and timely notice of the status of your application will be emailed to you. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and selecting Application Status.

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