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Located in the Office of the Executive Director, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, U.S. Department of State, the incumbent of this position functions as an Administrative and Management Operations Officer and in this capacity, manages and directs an array of key administrative and management support functions for the Bureau.  
EX oversees the Bureau’s management, funding, human resources (HR), budget, information systems management and the general services support staff.  The CSO mission is to advance USG’s national security by driving integrated efforts to prevent violent conflict and respond to crises in priority states and thereby set conditions for long-term peace by creating opportunities for governments and their citizens to manage the conflict cycle themselves and build integrated approaches to conflict prevention and stabilization that leverage international and local partnerships.  The Bureau formulates and implements policies and proposals, and provides policy counsel at decision-making levels under the overall direction of and coordination with the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights.  
This position is also being announced through competitive examining procedures under Announcement # CSO-2014-0006.  Candidates who wish to be considered under both Public (US Citizens) and Merit Promotion procedures must apply to both announcements.
 

Duties

Consults with and advises the Executive Director on major, highly sensitive, complex administrative and management processes with potential impact on CSO human resource and management goals and objectives.  Provides advisory consultation to senior level Bureau and other key officials on program planning; strategic development; coordination and utilization of resources; and, implementation in support of CSO’s administrative responsibilities and operations.
Manages and coordinates the Bureau’s resource requirements to ensure that essential recruiting, appointing and compensation functions are executed efficiently and imaginatively to support Bureau initiatives, utilizing a range of hiring mechanisms to reach talent both inside and outside of government.  Oversees a robust professional development program.  Acts as the prime architect of the civilian response network to enlarge CSO external contacts and possible staffing pool.  Oversees general services and information technology functions to ensure outstanding customer service and fresh approaches.  Participates with the Executive Director in the development of operational plans, goals, objectives , and timetables for the implementation of new administrative management support initiatives and projects which cut across organizational lines.

Exercises delegated managerial authority as well as nearly all of the delegated supervisory authorities and responsibilities characteristic of the second line of supervision.  The incumbent establishes annual and multi-year work plans and schedules for CSO’s administrative and management functions; makes adjustments in objectives, work plans, schedules and the commitment of resources based on the review and evaluation of the progress of subordinate staff in meeting program goals and objectives.