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.