Job Title:Deputy Under Secretary for Finance and Administration
Job Announcement Number:EX-13-17
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year|
|Friday, March 22, 2013 to
Friday, April 19, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Washington, DC, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|All applicants with the right to work in the United States|
This position is listed as both a Federal and Trust position. This is the Smithsonian Trust announcement. The Smithsonian has two types of employees; Federal Civil Service – paid through Congressional appropriations and Trust – paid through revenues generated by our business enterprises and other non government funding sources. Trust employees are “private sector” employees. A Federal employee who accepts a Trust position must resign from Federal service. Federal retirement payments are not affected by Trust employment
The Deputy Under Secretary for Finance and Administration serves as the principal advisor to the Under Secretary for Finance and Administration/Chief Financial Officer and provides executive leadership and direction to the central planning, coordination, and oversight of the operations under his/her purview. Supports and implements the Under Secretary's strategic plans, policies, and goals.
DUTIES:Back to top
The Deputy Under Secretary is responsible for the successful pursuit of the objectives laid out by the Under Secretary, the Secretary and the Board of Regents. Oversees the Smithsonian's operations in terms of facilities management, information technology, human resources and other related functions. Represents the Under Secretary/CFO as appropriate in meetings and serves as Acting Under Secretary/CFO in his/her absence. Assists in maintaining liaison with the Board of Regents and provides staff assistance to committees as they relate to the functions and duties of OUSFA/CFO. Ensures follow-up to actions or policy guidelines approved by the Board. Assists and advises the Under Secretary with respect to the central planning, operations and oversight of all central finance and administration operations. Is responsible for recommending and coordinating strategic plans, policies, goals, metrics and related reporting. Monitors unit operational performance in strategic and financial objectives and customer service expectations. Reviews and evaluates the quality and consistency of policies, programs, and operations to ensure improvement. Interacts regularly with unit directors across the Institution to develop relationships, solicit feedback and address challenges. Chairs the Finance and Administrative Management Team (FAMT). Performs the full range of supervisory duties for all direct reports. Responsible for all human resources and time and attendance supervisory requirements, including recruitment, performance management, discipline, leave, timecard and travel approval, etc. Supports the Institution's equal employment and diversity activities and ensures the support of such polices in subordinate organizations. Leads the recruitment of senior personnel for the OUSFA/CFO organization.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Applicants must clearly demonstrate the necessary leadership skills as well as a high level of technical competency in administrative management.
Applicants must have one full year of experience at the GS-15 level or equivalent private sector level. Appropriate experience would encompass management level responsibility for the administrative and/or financial functions of a large organization
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The following criteria will be used to determine the highest qualified applicants. During the electronic application process you will be asked to provide detailed information to support the criteria listed below. You may use a narrative or outline format to present concise statements to describe your experience , education, accomplishments as they relate to each criterion.
Skill in leading a multi-disciplined and culturally diverse workforce, including fostering teamwork, attracting, retaining and motivating a diverse workforce and implementing EEO/Affirmative Action programs
Skill in leading an executive level office that manages a multi-department function. Responsibilities should include coordinating, planning, goal setting, establishing metrics and reporting protocols focusing on administrative areas including facilities, information technology and human resources.
Skill in executive level budgeting and resource management.
Skill in building cooperative relationships between colleagues and organizations within ones oversight and with customers inside and outside the Institution. To preview questions please click here.