To qualify for this position, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to that of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required for successful performance. You would typically gain this experience by working in the financial management or the budget fields. Required experience entails providing innovative and expert leadership in the design and maintenance of a comprehensive, integrated financial management system which includes budget, accounting and managerial-financial reporting functions and furnishes data used in the direction, evaluation and control of the operations of a large, complex organization such as a government component or agency. This experience should include engagement at the Departmental, OMB and/or Congressional levels or equivalent levels in other sectors. Lastly, the required experience should include advisory services to top management regarding financial strategy, coordination and dissemination plans in accordance with applicable legislation and policies.
As a basic requirement, applicants must demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section of the Job Opportunity Announcement. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the equivalent of the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state and local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.
DRUG TESTING: You must pass a pre-employment drug test. In addition, you may be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing during employment.
SECURITY CLEARANCE: This position requires a TS/SCI (Top Secret/Secured Compartmentalized Information) clearance that must be completed prior to appointment. You will be subject to a 5-year periodic investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in the wake of 9/11 to strengthen the security of the nation's transportation systems while ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce. TSA employs a risk-based strategy to secure U.S. transportation systems, with nearly 50,000 Transportation Security Officers and approximately 2,800 Behavior Detection Officers, each day at more than 450 airports nationwide. The agency continuously sets the standard for excellence in transportation security through its people, processes, technologies and use of intelligence to drive operations.
As a member of the TSES, you may be subject to frequent changes in posts of duty and positions. Mobility is a condition of employment, so you must be prepared to accept, without objection, the judgment of your superiors concerning reassignments for operational and/or career development purposes, or for other reasons determined to be in the best interest of the Transportation Security Administration.
You must meet the qualification requirements of this position no later than the closing date of the job opportunity announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required and the extent to which your application shows that you possess the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) and the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below. When describing your qualifications, be sure to furnish examples and describe the context in which you applied your knowledge, discuss how you used skills relevant to the position, indicate the complexity, scope and impact of your work, note the level of people with whom you interacted, and explain the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed. How you format your narrative responses can impact consideration.
Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs):
1. Knowledge of and demonstrated expertise in: financial management; Federal government budget formulation and execution; the Congressional authorization and budget process and associated engagement with Congressional, Departmental and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) levels; and the dynamics of representing an organization on Departmental councils/boards on financial management related issues to ensure programmatic requirements are known.
2. Knowledge of and experience with concepts and principles particular to financial and cost accounting, budgeting, reporting, performance measurement and control processes.
3. Ability to design, implement and manage large financial management systems.
4. Ability to direct and manage the financial operations of an organization in accordance with the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, which includes establishing and maintaining sound financial management systems, agency-wide budgeting procedures and effective internal controls over financial management and operations.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):
ECQ 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.
ECQ 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.
ECQ 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.
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 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.
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