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Job Title:  Chief, Operations and Support Branch
Department:  Executive Office Of The President
Agency:  Office of Management and Budget
Job Announcement Number:  OMB-13-04-CMJ-ES

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

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$119,554.00 to $165,300.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 to Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


This position has been designated as a Senior Executive Service (SES) position.

If you are not already a member of the SES serving under a career appointment, the individual selected must have his/her executive qualifications certified by a Qualifications Review Board of the Office of Personnel Management before appointment to this position, and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period in this position.  The actual salary will be set by determining the appropriate SES level for the person selected.  For more information regarding the SES, go to


  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national
  • Selective Service registration if a male born after December 31, 1959
  • Be at least 18 years old and obtain a favorable security determination
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests
  • Direct Deposit is required


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Under the general direction of the Deputy Associate Director for National Security, the incumbent manages a professional staff concerned with budget development, program and legislative analysis, and management improvement. The policies and programs under the purview of this branch cover a broad array of national security policy issues and programs, including Overseas Contingency Operations, military personnel and compensation, military readiness, facility and equipment maintenance, counternarcotics, BRAC, Global Posture, building partnership capacity, among others. The incumbent represents the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in major interagency efforts, and responds to staffing assignments from senior policy levels in OMB and other offices of the Executive Office of the President. In particular, the branch participates frequently in interagency meetings of the National Security staff, and provides support to senior OMB policy officials when they participate in such meetings.


The Branch Chief is expected to develop a comprehensive and accurate understanding of the branch's assigned programs and where relevant, their relationships to programs in other agencies; identify needs and establish priorities for the branch's analytical and other activities; alert higher supervisors and OMB policy officials to opportunities, problems and events about which they should be aware; and contribute to crosscutting exercises within the Division. The Branch Chief is expected to ensure that all work done by the Branch is completed in a professional and timely manner.


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Qualification Requirements: You must submit a separate narrative statement that addresses each of the Mandatory Professional/Technical qualifications related to this position as well as the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) related to all positions in the Senior Executive Service.


Your narrative statements should include examples of experience, education, and accomplishments applicable to the qualification.   Structure your statements in terms of the action taken, the context or environment in which the action was taken, and the outcome or results from such actions.   You should write each statement with the vacancy in mind as all qualifications are directly related to the position being filled.   Be sure to include appropriate training and awards when addressing your qualifications.  Please limit your narrative statements to one and a half pages per factor.


For further information and tips on writing effective narrative statements, see OPM's publication ‘A Guide to SES Qualifications available on the OPM website at: .


If you do not submit a separate statement addressing these qualifications, you will not receive consideration for the position.


MANDATORY PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MPTQs) :   All applicants must submit written statements (narrative or bullet format acceptable) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications.   You must address each technical qualification separately.   You are required to respond to all technical qualifications.   Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application and you will be rated as ‘ineligible.'


  1. Senior level experience in budget, program, and policy analysis, with practice in the use of quantitative techniques.
  2. Experience in, or demonstrated potential for, leading teams and/or managing a professional staff to achieve timely, effective, and high quality results.
  3. Senior level experience in negotiation of policy issues and working in an inter-disciplinary environment.
  4. Demonstrated ability to communicate concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing particularly in support of policy processes that often involve short timeframes.
  5. Experience working with defense and national security policy issues.   


MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFCATIONS (ECQs):   In addition to the Mandatory Technical Qualification Requirements listed above, all new entrants into the SES under a career appointment will be assessed for executive competency against the following five mandatory executive core qualifications.


If you do not submit a separate statement addressing the ECQs and MPTQs, you will not receive consideration for the position.


Note:   If you are a member of the SES or have been certified through successful participation in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program (SESCDP), or have SES reinstatement eligibility, you do not need to respond to the ECQs.   Instead, you should attach proof (e.g., SF-50, Certificate of Completion of SESCDP) of your eligibility for appointment to the SES.


The following Fundamental Competencies are cross-cutting and should be addressed over the course of your ECQ narrative.   It is not necessary to address them directly as long as the narrative, in its totality, shows mastery of the competencies on the whole.   The competencies are: Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communications; Continual Learning; Written Communication; Integrity/Honesty; and Public Service Motivation.


  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.
  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.
  3. Results Driven – This core qualification involves the ability to meet organization 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.
  4. Business Acumen – This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
  5. Building Coalitions/Communications – 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.


Please see "Qualifications Required" for requirements of the position.


How You Will Be Evaluated: The Office of Administration's Human Resources Management Division will review all applications to determine if applicants meet the mandatory professional/technical qualifications of this position and the SES ECQs.   Those who meet the qualifications will be referred to a panel of SES members for rating and ranking to determine the "best qualified" candidates.   The panel may conduct interviews with the top candidates and then make a recommendation to the selecting official about the top candidates that he/she should interview.


Once a selection is made, the selectee's application will be forwarded to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for approval by an OPM independent Qualifications Review Board, unless the selectee is a current SES executive or has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.


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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


It is applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veteran's documentation, completed assessment, and SF-50's) is received and accurate.   Human Resources will not modify or change any part of your application.   If a document is not in legible format, applicant will not be able to view it in Application Manager which means   applicant must again upload or fax the documentation by the closing date of this announcement.


Application packages will NOT be accepted via mail.  Due to security processes, mail delivery takes approximately 2-3 weeks to process at which time the vacancy announcement will be closed and no further consideration will be given to additional application packages.


All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Other (Mandatory Professional Technical Qualifications )

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)

  • Resume which must include the following information: announcement number and job title for which you are applying; beginning and ending dates (mo/yr) for paid or non-paid work experience; and average number of hours worked per week.
  • Narrative statements addressing the five ECQs are mandatory for consideration for this position.
  • Narrative statements addressing the MPTQs are mandatory for consideration for this position.

    Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

    If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

    1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 883520.
    2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

    To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
    2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
    3. Fax all six pages of 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.



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    Phone: (202)395-1088
    Agency Information:
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    725 17th Street NW
    Washington , DC


    After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.   We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications based on the information provided and may interview the best qualified applicants.   After a tentative job offer, we will conduct a security background investigation and drug screening.   If the drug screening is negative and security background is cleared, then a formal job offer will be extended to candidate.


    You will be notified four times during the hiring process:

    1. Upon receipt of your application.

    2. Upon minimum qualification determinations.

    3. After the certificate(s) is issued.

    4. After the final selection(s) is made.

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