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Job Title:DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR OPERATIONS SUPPORT

Agency:Consumer Product Safety Commission

Job Announcement Number:2000EX-2013-0004

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:

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 to Wednesday, March 27, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0340-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Bethesda, MD, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

ALL UNITED STATES CITIZENS MAY APPLY.

JOB SUMMARY:

Make a Career Connection! We are looking for an individual who would like to come to work for a small, independent regulatory agency dedicated to saving lives. We work very hard to protect the public from the unreasonable risk of injury and death from consumer products. Every U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) employee is proud to be a part of a team that works together to assure that the products you use every day are safe.

Join the team! This position is located in the Headquarters Office of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Office of the Executive Director.  The Executive Director serves as the chief operating manager of the agency, supporting the development of the agency's budget and operating plan before and after Commission approval, and managing the execution of those plans. The Office of the Executive Director provides administrative control and direction to the activities and programs for eight offices.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S Citizenship Required.
  • Background Investigation Required.
  • Appointment to this position is subject to Commission approval.

DUTIES:

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  • Participates in formulating plans, establishing policy, goals and priorities, and determining the approaches necessary for effective accomplishment of the Commission’s responsibilities. 
  • Advises top-level management officials on matters relating to the formulations of policies, programs, goals and priorities.
  • Coordinates the operation of subordinate Commission Directorates, Offices, and Divisions. 
  • Provides direct supervision of the Chief Financial Officer; the Chief Information Officer; the Director, Office of Facilities Services; and the Director, Office of Human Resources Management. 
  • Serves as the Agency’s Chief Human Capital Officer accountable for developing, training, and managing a high-quality, productive workforce in accordance with merit. 
  • Directs systematic appraisal of program accomplishments.
  • Represents the CPSC in meetings with officials of other Federal agencies, the regulated industry, consumer groups, state and local groups, and other interested parties in presenting and explaining CPSC activities, plans, policies, and decisions.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality and discretion.   


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: Each applicant must demonstrate the following technical qualifications, which represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

 

1.   Knowledge of integrated financial and performance management systems, including an understanding of federal agency programming and budgetary practices, and fiscal policy. Ability to present, discuss and defend major program objectives internally and before Congress.  

 

2.   Expertise in leading the development and implementation of innovative human resources programs and solutions for a complex organization.

 

3.   Expertise in administrative, supervisory, managerial, professional and technical work that demonstrates in-depth knowledge of management principles, practices, methods, and program administration.

 

4. Experience in effectively using planning and analysis skills to identify risks and issues, and provide options and/or alternatives to remedy problems associated with a variety of operations support, management, and internal control matters.


There is no educational substitution for specialized experience for this position.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment. To be considered, applicants must submit a written statement addressing the five (5) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below. CURRENT/FORMER SES CAREER APPOINTEES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SUBMIT ECQ STATEMENTS. All other applicants must address all ECQs to be eligible for consideration. Your ECQ statements MUST NOT EXCEED A TOTAL OF 10 PAGES and should focus on accomplishments that support possession of each ECQ. See the SES Handbook for more information on ECQ's. IMPORTANT: ALL CANDIDATES MUST FULLY ADDRESS ALL ITEMS UNDER 'TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS' TO BE ELGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU COMPLETE YOUR ANSWERS OFF-LINE IN ADVANCE OF BEGINNING THE APPLICATION PROCESS, SO THAT YOU CAN INSERT THEM INTO THE ELECTRONIC FORM. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: Leading Change; Leading People; Results Driven; Business Acumen; Building Coalitions/Communication.

 

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS DEFINITIONS

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.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applicants will be rated and ranked by the CPSC Executive Resources Board (ERB) using only the information submitted for consideration. Applicants are to separately address the ECQs (unless exempted) and the Technical Qualifications questions listed in the announcement by documenting demonstrated experience, training, and/or education. Applicants who do not separately address the required qualifications will be ineligible for consideration. The ERB will rate and rank each applicant based on the qualification requirements and refer the top candidates to the selecting official. The selecting official will consider the best qualified applicants referred based on the information provided, and possibly a personal interview. The ERB will approve the final selection and forward to the Chairman. The Commission must give final approval on the selectee. In competitive cases, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will certify qualifications through the OPM Qualifications Review Board.
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BENEFITS:

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You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, with costs shared with your employer. More info: Health Benefits Program Life insurance coverage is provided. More info: Life Insurance Program Long-Term Care Insurance is offered and carries into your retirement. More info: Long Term Care Insurance If you are transferring from another agency, you may continue in the CSRS or FERS program. If you are a new employee and your appointment is for a period longer than one year, you are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) unless you are eligible for coverage under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). You will be covered by a Basic Benefit Plan, Social Security (FICA) and a voluntary 401-k style Thrift Saving Plan (TSP). TSP allows you to make tax deferred contributions and receive matching agency funds for part of it. For additional information on TSP, see: TSP Information You will earn annual vacation leave. More info: Annual Leave Information You will earn sick leave. More info: Sick Leave nformation You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly scheduled tour of duty. More info: Federal Holidays Alternative work schedule options are available. If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run. More info on benefits can be found on the CPSC website at: Working for the Federal Government



OTHER INFORMATION:

  • A financial disclosure statement is required upon appointment into the SES.  This statement will be used to avoid conflicting situations in employment through advice and counseling. You will need to provide the information annually. This statement is available publicly upon request.
  • All qualified candidates will receive consideration for this position without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, political affiliation, labor organization affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors.
  • The CPSC welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities (including disabled veterans in receipt of compensation at the rate of 30% or more) and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons.    If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resource Specialist listed in this vacancy announcement. 
  • All application materials become the property of the agency and will not be returned.
  • All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work. 
  • Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.


HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application and all required supplemental documents must be submitted in the manner specified in this section. Applications and supplemental documents that are submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the agency point of contact will be incomplete and will not be considered.

Please be advised that your application will be regarded as incomplete and will not be considered if the Office of Human Resources Management does not receive your application and all required supplemental documentation, as specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy announcement, by midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

If you require assistance, contact the agency point of contact identified within the vacancy announcement.

You must follow all three steps described below in order to complete the application process:

STEP ONE - (Online Resume - USAJOBS)

You must create a user account and at least one Federal resume at USAJOBS. Information you provide in USAJOBS is general information completed by all applicants. The information you provide and your Federal resume will become part of your application and will automatically be transferred to the CPSC Career Connection system when you apply on-line. After you finish submitting your resume from USAJOBS, you will automatically be taken to CPSC Career Connection where you will be asked to complete the next step of the application process. You may edit your resume up until midnight EST of the announcement close date.

STEP TWO - (Vacancy Specific Questions - CPSC Career Connection)

In CPSC Career Connection, you will answer vacancy specific questions necessary to evaluate your qualifications for the specific job to which you are applying. When completed, the information you provided at USAJOBS and the answers to the CPSC Career Connection questions will become your application. You may edit your answers up until midnight EST of the announcement close date.

STEP THREE - (Faxing Supporting Documentation)

After you have completed the vacancy specific questions and selected the "FINISH" button, a list of fax cover sheets will appear with instructions. A complete listing of the material that must be submitted to the HR office is provided in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement. Review this section for which documents are applicable to you and how to submit them. Most of these documents will be requested upon completion of the Vacancy Questionnaire. All applicable supplemental application material must received at the appropriate fax number, shown on the fax cover sheet, by midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:

- Not using the special fax cover sheet mentioned above.

- Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number.

- Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name.

 

For additional information: Office of Human Resources Management, Telephone: 301-504-7925 email: recruitapps@cpsc.gov



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Submit your required supplemental documentation by carefully following the fax instructions provided in the "How to Apply" section of this vacancy announcement. If you submit supplemental documentation in any other manner without prior approval from the agency point of contact, your application will be deemed incomplete and will be removed from consideration. Required supplemental documents must be received by midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the vacancy announcement. THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION IS REQUIRED: (You should only submit the following documents if they are applicable to you.)

 

SF-50 (NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION)- All status candidates or reinstatement eligibles must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50.

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL -Applicants may submit their most recent performance appraisal dated within 18 months.

COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS - Applicants may submit college transcripts from a U.S. Department of Education accredited college or university.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR Specialist
Phone: 301-504-7925
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: recruitapps@cpsc.gov
Agency Information:
CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Human Resources Management Room 523
4330 East West Highway
Bethesda, MD
20814
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Applicants will be rated and ranked by the CPSC Executive Resources Board (ERB) using only the information submitted for consideration. Applicants are to separately address the ECQs (unless exempted) and the Technical Qualifications questions listed in the announcement by documenting demonstrated experience, training, and/or education. Applicants who do not separately address the required qualifications will be ineligible for consideration. The ERB will rate and rank each applicant based on the qualification requirements and refer the top candidates to the selecting official. The selecting official will consider the best qualified applicants referred based on the information provided, and possibly a personal interview. The ERB will approve the final selection and forward to the Chairman. The Commission must give final approval on the selectee. In competitive cases, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will certify qualifications through the OPM Qualifications Review Board.

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Job Announcement Number:

2000EX-2013-0004

Control Number:

339141400