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Job Title:Associate Director for Management

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:HHS-FDA-ES-13-924020

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:

Friday, August 09, 2013 to Friday, August 30, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0341-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Silver Spring, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals within the civil service

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans.

This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), a small elite group of senior government leaders who possess a diverse portfolio of experience and the strong skills required to lead across organizations.  This dedicated corps of executives is charged with providing strategic leadership and upholding a commitment to public service that transcends loyalty to a specific agency mission or individual profession.  As an SES member you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants. This position is located in the Office of Management (OM), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Rockville, MD.

 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a Federal scientific law enforcement agency with the legislated responsibility for ensuring that drugs, biological products and medical devices are safe and effective, that food and drugs are adequately packaged and informatively labeled and that radiation emitting devices are safe, and to prevent and reduce tobacco use. The work of the FDA is carried out by thousands of personnel stationed throughout the United States and abroad. The staff includes physicians, scientists, engineers and a variety of other multidisciplinary professional, technical and support personnel. FDA’s programs are national in scope and international in effect, and its activities directly affect and heavily impact upon multi-billion dollar industries, in addition to protecting the public health of hundreds of millions of American consumers.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must complete 1 year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.
  • Application package must be received by closing date of the announcement.

DUTIES:

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Incumbent directs management activities and Departmental initiatives and is instrumental in transforming administrative activities from transactional processes to strategically focused business lines that directly support the Department's health and social welfare mission. As a member of the FDA executive team, the incumbent leads the implementation of strategic human resources management, competitive sourcing, E-Government, integration of budget and performance goals, and improved financial performance within the FDA. Incumbent integrates administrative activities to achieve breakthrough efficiencies, coaching and motivating staff professionals to excel in creating positive solutions to improve service delivery. Incumbent works with their peers throughout the Department to build and sustain best practices in all management areas.

 

While a primary focus of the incumbent is management and administrative operations, his/her expertise, advice and counsel are also sought regarding the Center's programs and their impact on the strategic plan and objectives of the Center. The Executive Officer serves as a catalyst and agent for the Center Director, accompanying or representing him/her at meetings and, in general, serving as the Center's focal point with authority to negotiate and resolve management issues.

 

As a senior administrative/management official within the FDA, the incumbent provides leadership for and/or oversees the conduct of administrative operations. Administrative operations include all functions necessary to support the Centers programs, including human capital, information technology, acquisitions, logistics, budget formulation and execution, and risk management. Incumbent participates with the Center and OPDIV leadership in providing operational and management expertise germane to the formulation of policies, goals, objectives, and operational strategies, and participates in program and resource allocation decisions which impact the total organization. Incumbent serves as CTP's principal advisor to CTP senior management and senior FDA officials on agency operations and administrative management matters; management tenets, techniques, and policies; requirements of administrative law and regulations; and methods and procedures. Incumbent collaborates with other senior officials across FDA and the Department in the development and implementation of strategic and financial plans.

 

Incumbent ensures efficient and effective administrative operations; resolves major problems and matters of key policy; promotes and leads major reviews and discussions regarding improvements in administrative/management operations processes. Through regular and special meetings, correspondence, and other means, incumbent ensures that information or developments in administrative/management areas are communicated to appropriate staff in CTP or throughout the FDA Department. Incumbent oversees the development of plans and reviews relating to continuous improvements initiatives and ensures that effective systems are developed and in place to provide CTP, FDA, and Departmental officials with information needed on a wide range of administrative/management issues.

 

Incumbent represents CTP and the FDA in matters of agency operations and management to Congress, HHS organizations, other health agencies, and Federal agencies, and act on behalf of the FDA, including the exercise of delegated authorities. Incumbent resolves problems concerning organization and administration in their assigned area; acts to improve organizational structure, management policies, and techniques; and keeps the total management process in mind to develop solutions to emerging problems in management of a critical and/or controversial nature and which may impact successful implementation of the CTP's programs. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Specialized Experience Requirement

 

To be qualified for this position, you must provide evidence of experience in a managerial capacity with responsibility for providing supervisory direction to a large and diverse organization responsible for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations on a national level and preventing and detecting fraud and abuse in such programs and operations.  This experience must be evidenced by sophisticated analytical skills, superior written and oral communication skills, good judgment, and experience in interacting with government and non-government officials.  Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.

 

Senior Executive Service Requirements

 

Current or former career SES employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), but must address the Technical Qualifications (TQs) via the assessment questionnaire.  Unless you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement via the assessment questionnaire covering each of the ECQs and TQs in order to receive consideration for the position.


Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers interested in applying for this position to serve in the SES must resign their commission if selected.  If you are applying under this option, you must address both the TQs and ECQs in this announcement within the assessment questionnaire.  Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of the position within the Commissioned Corps must address the TQs but are not required to address the ECQs.

 

Additional information on the proper preparation of ECQs is available by going to the Office of Personnel Management's web site at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf.  Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.

 

When responding to the TQs and ECQs, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the TQs and ECQs.

 

Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.  In addition, your responses should highlight your experience, training, and achievements in conjunction with the resume that you provide.  You should limit your narrative to two pages per each ECQ and TQ.

 

In order to satisfy all of the specified requirements, you must submit narrative responses addressing the TQs and the five ECQs outlined below within the assessment questionnaire.

 

Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualifications

 

In addition to specialized experience, applicants must possess the following technical qualifications that represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position:

 

1. Senior level experience in analyzing, directing, and evaluating administrative and management operations, and formulating, executing and developing financial and management plans to achieve an organization’s programmatic goals.

2. Demonstrated ability to work effectively across organizational lines in team leadership and matrix management contexts and to build strong working relationships among people and organizations with diverse interests and/or opinions.

3. Evidence of initiative, resourcefulness and potential for effective job performance, and recognition for performance or contributions related to the position.

Desirable Qualifications

1. A graduate degree in a discipline related to this position.

 

2. Knowledge of the Department's health and human services program, their interrelationships, and the social, political, economic and public health forces that affect them.

 

3. Demonstrable experience and ability to work on high profile, controversial and rapidly changing issues and programs in an environment that is highly visible and transparent (i.e. constant Congressional, scientific, media attention and with a high level of Agency, Department and White House oversight).

 

Executive Core Qualifications

 

Fundamental Competencies:  The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the ECQs.  Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication; Integrity/Honesty; Written Communication; Continual Learning; and Public Service Motivation.  These Fundamental Competencies are cross-cutting and should be addressed over the course of your ECQ narratives.

 

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. (Competencies:  creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)

 

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. (Competencies:  conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)

 

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.  (Competencies:  accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)

 

4.  Business Acumen:  This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.  (Competencies:  financial management, human capital management, technology management)

 

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.  (Competencies:  partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)

 

Other Requirements

 

The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.  Status applicants must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which verifies status.

 

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabling condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.

 

All initial appointments to an SES position are contingent on approval from OPM's Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.

 

In accordance with Federal and Agency Travel regulations, the payment of travel and relocation expenses may be reimbursed for travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty to this position.

 

As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service.  If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

 

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

How You Will Be Evaluated:

 

Your resume and narrative responses to the technical qualifications and the five Executive Core Qualifications are an integral part of the process for determining your basic and specialized qualifications for the position.  Responses that are not supported by your resume will eliminate you from consideration.  Your application will be evaluated in the following manner:

 

1.  Application packages will be reviewed for completeness (incomplete or late packages will not receive further consideration).

 

2.  Basic qualifications review.  Your resume and questionnaire will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the Specialized Experience Requirement.  (If you do not meet this requirement, you will not receive further consideration).

 

3.  Review of your supplemental qualifications document to determine your rating.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Other Information

Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 Friday, August 30, 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, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Other (QRB Certification )
   ·SF-50


1.    Resume - Ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number, and social security number.  When uploading your resume, choose the supporting document type called "Resume;"

2.    Completion of online Questionnaire to include addressing the narratives within the assessment questionnaire;

3.    SF-50, showing your current or former civil service status, if applicable; and

4.    Proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification (OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program graduates), if applicable.

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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 924020.

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 Friday, August 30, 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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

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.

4. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the ERIC HelpDesk at (866) 807-3742; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email eric@fda.hhs.gov.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

 

NOTE: If you do not submit the documents above by the closing date of the announcement, the system will consider your application incomplete, and you will receive no further consideration.  Any documents submitted that are not listed above will not be considered or forwarded to the rating panel or selecting official.

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Shawniece Able
Phone: (240)402-4394
Email: SHAWNIECE.ABLE@FDA.HHS.GOV
Agency Information:
HHS FDA Center Executive Resources
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
20993

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

What To Expect Next:

 

We expect to make a selection within 90 days of the closing date of this announcement.  You will be notified of the outcome by e-mail using the e-mail address on file in the Application Manager system, or by postal mail if no email address was provided by you during the application process.


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Job Announcement Number:

HHS-FDA-ES-13-924020

Control Number:

349182200