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Job Title:  Deputy Vice President (Administration and Finance), AD-301-2b
Agency:  Millennium Challenge Corporation
Job Announcement Number:  MCC-848180-13-029-DAF

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$165,000.00 to $170,200.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 to Friday, May 03, 2013
Full Time - Indefinite
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


Visit our WEBSITE at to see the dynamic projects our staff are undertaking.  If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the MCC!


MCC's mission is to reduce poverty through economic growth. Our model is defined by principles of selectivity, country ownership, transparency, and a focus on results. Our values identify who we are and what is important to us. MCC's values are CLEAR - Collaboration, Learning, Excellence, Accountability and Respect. We recruit staff that will embody and uphold these values.

This position is located in the Department of Administration and Finance, at the MCC.  The mission of the Department is to drive MCC’s world-class organizational effectiveness by collaborating with our partners to optimize flexibility, improve efficiency, and deliver quality results.


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Background Investigation or Security Clearance
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days
  • Some domestic and international travel is required


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The Deputy Vice President (DVP) of the Department of Administration and Finance serves as a key member of the Department's Management team and reports directly to the Vice President (VP) of A&F. As DVP you will:  

  • Direct the development and management of administrative (i.e., HR, IT, contracts/grants, facilities, diversity, security) and financial management programs, policies and services that support critical MCC operations and ensure that all programs and functions are carried out in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations; and provide executive-level leadership and direction to ensure that goals and objectives of the Department are the appropriate strategic direction, priorities, resources and executed properly; and that these initiatives are carefully monitored to ensure progress.
  • Direct and supervise departmental operations and programs through subordinate supervisors; identify ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of departmental business processes; and actively supports and implements MCC's equal opportunity program.
  • Coordinate and manage integrated projects involving other functional areas within the Corporation, as well as other Federal agencies and NGO’s and present recommended solutions to administrative and financial management program issues; and provide leadership and direction in managing projects which cross organizational and jurisdictional lines in matters pertaining to critical MCC administration and operations. 
  • Serve as the VP's trouble shooter and confidant where particular sensitive or controversial matters arise that require an especially high degree of tact, diplomacy, and program knowledge. This includes, serving as technical expert and senior advisor to the senior staff; and conducting the necessary fact finding, analysis and briefing the VP regarding proposed recommendations for action. 


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To qualify for pay band 2b level you must meet the following:

Have at least one year of specialized experience comparable to the MCC Pay Band 3a or GS-15 or an equivalent level in the Federal service described as substantial managerial experience in applying knowledge of relevant laws, executive orders, rules and regulations in the areas of: developing and monitoring organizational performance goals and objectives, finance, human resources, procurement, security and/or information technology as well as the ability to work effectively across professional disciplines.  This experience must include activities such as:  1) Leading and managing at least three of the following organizational divisions and/or correcting deficiencies and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of operational programs to achieve corporate goals: finance, human resources, procurement, security and/or information technology. 2) Leading change through the creative development and implementation of policies for a small complex organization, or Federal Department, with regard to a variety of management programs. 3) Developing innovative solutions that resolve problems or conflicts between management requirements, an organization’s mission, and customer needs. 4) Knowledge of a wide range of administrative policies, practices and applicable legislation concerning government policies and practices in finance, human resources, procurement, security and/or information technology.  (NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application).




HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: You must clearly demonstrate in your resume how your responses to the MTQs relate to the leadership requirements. We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions. We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements will be further evaluated to measure the degree in which your background matches the leadership requirements and MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs).


  1. Leading People.  Demonstrated ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.  Includes the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
  2. Results-Driven Leadership.  Demonstrated ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations.  Includes the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
  3. Leading Change.  Demonstrated ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Includes the ability to establish an organizational vision and implement it in a continuously changing environment, communicate vision and strategy, and inspire trust and commitment to the workforce.
  4. Business Acumen. Demonstrated ability to manage in a small agency environment, human, financial, and information resources strategically.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): To be considered for this position, ALL applicants MUST submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy each of the MTQs. You are required to respond to all MTQs and you must address each MTQ separately. If you fail to address each MTQ, you will be rated as ineligible. Please limit your written narrative statements to no more than one page for each MTQ, or no more than 5 pages in total.

  1. Knowledge of government-wide policies, procedures, laws, regulations and directives that govern administrative and financial management issues within a Federal structure.
  2. Skill in managing diverse, multidisciplinary teams of administrative professional and technical experts toward a shared goal of producing high-quality results on time.
  3. Knowledge of the legal principles, methods, practices, and techniques of the programs and operations that comprise the Department  of  Administration and Finance sufficient to serve as a technical authority and advisor to the CEO and other top MCC officials on a variety of issues affecting critical program operations.
  4. Knowledge of strategic planning, including developing and monitoring organizational performance goals and objectives to assess and improve overall program effectiveness.

Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or your responses are not supported by your resume, your score will be adjusted. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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MCC offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. More information: Other benefits include convenient location to metro, eligibility to join State Department Federal Credit Union, flexible work schedule and free use of an on-site gym and locker room with shower facility.

MCC Administratively Determined (AD) employees receive 80 hours of initial leave, 8 hours of annual leave per pay period, and there is no leave carry-over cap at the end of each year.



  • MCC Pay Band 2 positions are equivalent to a SES position.
  • This is an Administratively Determined Excepted Service Appointment. Compensation and removal are without regard for civil service laws and regulations. Veterans preference does not apply.
  • Your pay will be set within the range specified in this vacancy announcement and will be based on your qualifications, education, experience, training, and availability of funds.
  • Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.
  • Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.
  • Selectee will be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278).


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Candidates who do not submit a complete application as indicated below will not be considered. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Resume - Relevant work experience must include: Job title, duties, hours worked per week, starting and ending dates of employment (month and year), and salary.
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)
  4. Your written narrative statement addressing each MTQ-one page for each MTQ

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 03, 2013.

To begin the 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.

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

If you cannot apply online:

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 848180Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online: 

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire TAG:View Occupational Questionnaire,
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, 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.



Candidates who do not submit complete a complete application as indicated below will not be considered. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:

  • Resume - Relevant work experience must include: Job title, duties, hours worked per week, starting and ending dates of employment (month and year), and salary. 
  • ALL applicants MUST submit a written statement (narrative format) of accomplishments that satisfy each leadership requirement/MTQ. Please limit your written narrative statements to no more than one page for each leadership requirement/MTQ, in total.
  • If you are a status candidate, you must submit a copy of a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, indicating competitive status, current or highest previous grade level held in the Federal service, tenure group, promotion potential and salary. 
  • Responses to Occupational Questionnaire.
  • Form Demographic Information on Applicants, OMB No. 3046-0046. This form is available at (Optional).


MCC-HR Applications
Phone: (202)772-6810
Fax: (478)757-3144
Agency Information:
MCC Department of Administration and Finance
875 15th St NW
Washington, DC
20005 Fax: (478)757-3144


Upon receipt of the online questionnaire, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. We will review your resume and transcript(s) (if appropriate) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and may interview the best-qualified applicants.  If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.  If a selection is made, a tentative job offer will be extended, and a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted.  A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement.  Once this process is completed, generally within 4—6 weeks, you will receive a notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process. 

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