Job Overview


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The Bureau of the Fiscal Service promotes the financial integrity and operational efficiency of the federal government through exceptional accounting, financing, collections, payments, and shared services. This Senior Executive Service position will serve as the Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the new Fiscal Accounting Operations (FAO) organization that is being established as part of the Fiscal Service consolidation.

The Deputy Assistant Commissioner (FAO) provides executive leadership and policy direction to nearly 500 employees performing various accounting operations, functions, and activities in support of the Fiscal Service’s mission.  This includes accounting for the Public Debt of the United States; the Federal Investment Program; the Federal Borrowings Program; the State and Local Government Securities Program; Financial Management Line of Business activities; and Bureau accounting policies, standards, and reporting requirements. 

Key Information: 

  • Veterans' preference does not apply in the Senior Executive Service.
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  • Duties

    Participates with the Assistant Commissioner (FAO) in formulation of long-range planning pertaining to programs and policies relating to FAO programs.

    Provides work direction and guidance to FAO personnel through subordinates.  Evaluates work performance of subordinates.  Hears grievances and employee complaints, reviews serious disciplinary cases, and recommends an appropriate resolution.  Recommends selection of subordinate personnel and approval or rejection of requests for personnel action.  Ensures implementation of and participation in various Government-wide or Bureau programs such as EEO, career development, labor relations, etc.

    Serves as the Assistant Commissioner's principal consultant and advisor on substantive and complex matters pertaining to the conduct and progress of FAO’s activities.  Develops and directs implementation of both administrative and technical policies, goals, objectives, and priorities, anticipates future events that will likely affect FAO’s programs, and carries out long-range plans intended to accomplish desired program changes.  Continually assesses the overall quality of the operation and periodically directs comprehensive evaluations of program goals, commitments, and objectives, readjusting and redefining them as appropriate.

    Manages the operations of FAO through program reviews, establishment of management practices, assessment of workload requirements, and utilization of resources.  Determines the human and financial resource requirements of FAO, and decides upon the most efficient and effective way in which to carry out its mission.  This entails determining and defining the role and authority of individual organizational components and positions, structuring the organization, utilizing human and financial resources, and carrying out work processes.

    Represents the Assistant Commissioner in negotiations, conferences, and meetings with officials from the Department of the Treasury, other Treasury bureaus, the Federal Reserve System, various Federal agencies, and financial institutions in an effort to coordinate all of the various activities and improve upon the efficiency and effectiveness of FAO programs.  Participates actively in meetings and conferences with these key officials in order to provide authoritative information, present and defend the views of Fiscal Service, and to learn of and subsequently plan ways in which to accomplish future program goals.

    Works with the Assistant Commissioner to direct a staff of directors, managers, supervisors, and employees in numerous organizational components.  Collaborates with and coordinates the combined efforts of the work force to achieve program goals.  This involves implementing and promoting various government-wide and Fiscal Service programs, practices, and policies, among which are the Equal Opportunity Program, career development programs, and employee relations.  Works in partnership with National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) representatives.

    Serves as a key official of Fiscal Service and is recognized as an active participant on Fiscal Service’s senior management team.  In this capacity, the incumbent shares equally with other senior management officials the joint responsibility for formulating and directing the implementation of significant Fiscal Service policies.  Serves on Fiscal Service senior management committees such as the Investment Review Board.