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Unlock secrets in deep oceans, track rapidly moving storms, operate state-of-the-art environmental satellites, chart the Nation's waterways, formulate models to forecast climate trends, protect and preserve our living marine's all in a day's work at the NOAA! Join a dedicated workforce committed to a vital mission: safeguarding the public, protecting natural resources, strengthening the economy. A career that makes a world of difference!
This position serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reporting directly to the Chief, Resource and Operations Management (CROM). The CFO oversees resource management of NOAA, serves as the principal financial and budget advisor to NOAA Administrator, Deputy Under Secretary and the CROM, and is the technical expert on all financial matters relating to the operations of the NOAA.  The incumbent is responsible for establishing policies to govern the development, management, administration, and coordination of NOAA's overall financial management and other business systems.  This position also has the lead for Budget and Financial Execution in NOAA’s Planning Programming Budgeting and Execution System (PPBES); as well as the overall responsibility for resource management, data and information in PPBES. 
The Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides guidance and staff support to NOAA organizations in the areas of budget formulation and execution, resource management, financial systems development and financial management.  It provides financial management and budget support to the Under Secretary and several NOAA Staff Offices as well as policy and management to the organization as a whole. 


The CFO provides centralized guidance and control of financial management activities at all levels of operations; supports and enhances NOAA's financial management policies, systems and procedures; provides financial payment and travel systems NOAA-wide and for all DOC counterpart organizations. The incumbent provides overall guidance for ensuring that internal and external customer needs are met, and monitors the attainment of program goals and objectives as well as program cost effectiveness. The incumbent participates in NOAA Executive Decision Process, and is a member of the NOAA Executive Panel (NEP) as well as the NOAA Executive Council, and consults with the executive staff, where appropriate, and works cooperatively with them throughout all phases of the PPBES process. When programs are in conflict or competition, the incumbent provides NOAA senior management with alternatives and/or recommendations. In addition to the information provided above, the incumbent has primary responsibility for the following:
Considers key national and organization-wide goals, priorities, and values in executing responsibilities; responds to the general public and clientele groups; remains current on relevant social, political, and economic development; and represents NOAA on complex issues and effectively gives briefings, speeches, testimony, etc., to persuade, sell, inform, and/or negotiate plans and programs.
Provides administrative oversight and coordinates the activities of subordinate organizations; develops and communicates a vision for the attainment of goals and objectives as a cohesive, focused organizational entity; services as a catalyst for innovation and creativity in analyzing and solving complex problems; fosters an environment conducive to teamwork and empowerment of supervisors and employees; and promotes and encourages diversity in subordinate organizations throughout NOAA.
Oversees the development of short and long range plans to meet organizational objectives; establishes or revises programs’ goals, institutes major modifications in organizational or functional structure; and approves key appointments or promotions to ensure the most efficient organization.
Encourages personal and professional development among subordinates and provides opportunities for individuals to accomplish their goals in relation to NOAA; and utilizes special emphasis programs to attain diversity among the staff; and is proactive in reaching affirmative action goals.
The incumbent is responsible for developing and maintaining an integrated accounting and financial management system, including financial reporting and internal controls that comply with applicable accounting principles, standards and requirements, and internal control standards. As such, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring that organizational and public policy goals, objectives, and priorities are reflected in all aspects of executing NOAA fiscal responsibilities.
The incumbent is the principal representative of NOAA to the Department in a consolidated and centralized effort to develop, select, and implement a Department-wide streamlined, automated financial and administrative system. The Commerce Business Management System (CBS) includes a core financial system integrated/interfaced with related other administrative systems. The incumbent represents NOAA on the CBS Executive Board. This Board is responsible for developing a financial and administrative management system aimed at integrating program management with good financial management, while also improving current business practices and reducing overall administrative costs. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that the system requirements and needs of NOAA are addressed in all aspects of CBS. The incumbent has authority to commit financial resources required for such a system and the responsibility for full implementation and maintenance of the system at NOAA.