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Job Title:Deputy Director, Office of Acquisition Management

Agency:Environmental Protection Agency

Job Announcement Number:EPA-SES-2014-0031

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$120,749.00 to $181,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 to Wednesday, June 25, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-1102-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
District of Columbia, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Any U.S. citizen may apply.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Begin a challenging career with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.  EPA leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts and works to develop and enforce regulations that implement environmental laws enacted by Congress. 

This is an exciting and rewarding Senior Executive Service (SES) position in the Office of Acquisition Management within the Office of Administration and Resources Management. The incumbent serves as the Deputy Director and with the Director manages the planning, awarding, and administering of contracts and procurement policy for the Agency. In addition, the incumbent assists the Director in developing, implementing and coordinating the Agency-wide contracting strategy including strategic sourcing, the superfund long-contracting strategy, and ensuring aggressive implementation of acquisition policies and procedures resulting from legislation, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, the General Accounting Office, and other mandates.

If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid by EPA according to applicable rules.  You can read more about these expenses on this web site:  http://www.relocatefeds.gov

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • Yes
  • In accordance with Federal and Agency travel regulations, the candidate selected for this position will be reimbursed for travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty to this position.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Pre-employment drug testing is required and random testing thereafter.
  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.

DUTIES:

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1. Program Planning - Monitors the planning and other related staff work involved in the review, development, and execution of new or modified procurement and contract management plans, programs, and procedures of the office. Manages the procurement planning process for the Agency.
2. Program Organization - Monitors the actions involved in the OAM organization. Receives input from division directors and the administrative staff and determines the allocation and utilization of resources required to accomplish the OAM program within the parameters established by legislation and Agency policy.
3. Program Direction - Develops, implements, and coordinates the Agency-wide contracting strategy including the Superfund long-term contracting strategy. Ensures aggressive implementation of acquisition policies and procedures resulting from legislation, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, the General Accountability Office (GAO), and other mandates.
4. Program Coordination - Monitors the actions involved in coordinating the Agency's procurement and contract management program with internal and external organizations. Maintains liaison with and meets with key officials of EPA, other agencies, Congress, private industry, associations, and environmental organizations.
5. Program Control - Holds an unlimited contracting officer's warrant authority. Oversees all major procurement actions including the large multi-million dollar Superfund and ADP actions that are extremely complicated in nature and which require the highest degree of professional knowledge and experience to ensure decisions that are beneficial to the implementation of the Agency's mission.
6. Program Forecasting - Monitors actions to determine the effect of proposed or enacted Federal legislation, new or proposed technical requirements, new or improved technology, curt decisions, and the like on Agency contracting operations. Initiates plans to implement the effects of these forecasts upon OAM.
7. Program Operations - Ensures that contracting and project officers throughout the Agency are provided with consistent policy guidance and technical assistance. Directs the day-to-day operations of the program. such as by interpreting policies to subordinates and EPA management officials.
8. Program Management - Supervises EPA employees organized into divisions headed by subordinate supervisors. Plans for staff development including assessment of training needs, and filling of positions, the promotion and assignment of personnel, the development of performance agreements and evaluation of subordinates, the provision of employee relations services, the taking of disciplinary and other actions, and the administration of personnel management and equal employment opportunities programs.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must have one year of specialized experience at at level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform.  Typically this experience can be found in work within this field or a field that is closely related.  As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications.

ES-1102 series: You must have general experience which provides knowledge of the principles of organization, management, and administration; and substantive (operating, administrative, or managerial) experience in acquisition management programs in order to accomplish the goals of the Agency. In addition, applicants must have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.


Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service SES appointment, you are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications questions in order to receive consideration for the position. Additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements is available by going to the Office of Personnel Management's web site at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdfWhen responding to the Mandatory Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications, 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 Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications. 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.

Your narrative responses to the Executive Core Qualification statements (ECQs) should not exceed two pages per each ECQ and not more than 10 pages total. 

Your narrative responses to the Mandatory Technical and/or Desirable factors should not exceed two pages per each factor.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You must provide specific examples of your education, experience, training and awards in the manner and order instructed below which are applicable to each:  (A) Executive Qualifications (ECQs), (B) Technical Qualifications (TQs), and (C) Desirable Qualifications (DQs). Reponse to the five ECQs and TQs is mandatory.  Failure to address the ECQs and the TQs will result in your application being disqualified.  Addresing the DQs is optional; however, not addressing them will impact your rating.  All five ECQs must be addressed in a supplemental statement of your application. Your responses should be clear and concise and show a level of accomplishment and a degree of responsibility Leadership competencies for each ECQ can be found at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf

A. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)- Mandatory -- Note: Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified. 
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE 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. 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. 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. Involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS.  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.
B. Technical Qualifications (TQs) -- Mandatory -- Note: Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified.   
TQ1. Demonstrated knowledge and application of Federal laws, Executive Orders, regulations, policies and other administrative issuances applicable to Federal acquisition.  
TQ2. Ability to meet and deal effectively and persuasively with high level executives in government and the private sector in order to promote acceptance of Agency policies, practices, and initiatives. 
TQ3. Experience implementing organizational performance management methodologies to ensure effective management and continuous improvement of acquisition business processes, policy and oversight programs, customer service strategies, and acquisition workforce development. 
C. Desirable Qualifications (DQs) - Optional (Note: Addressing the Desirable Qualifications is optional; however, not addressing them will impact your rating.) No Desirable Qualifications for this vacancy.
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BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

ETHICS: 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.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Must complete 1-year SES probation period, if not previously completed.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: If you are a male and hired, and if you were born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required by P.L. 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Senior Executives are required to comply with the provisions of the Ethics in Government Act and must submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, upon assuming the position, annually, and upon termination of employment.
TRAVEL, TRANSPORTATION AND RELOCATION: In accordance with Federal and Agency travel regulations, the candidate selected for this position will be reimbursed for travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty to this position. 
TELEWORK/FLEXIPLACE: This position has portable work; therefore, the selectee will be eligible for telework. 
BACKGROUND/SECURITY INVESTIGATION: If you are selected, a pre-employment background investigation is required.
DRUG TESTING: If you are selected, a pre-employment drug test is required.
TRAVEL: Position involves occasional travel.

HOW TO APPLY:

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You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position. You must provide specific examples of your education, experience, training and awards in the manner and order instructed below which are applicable to each: (A) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), (B) Technical Qualifications (TQs), and (C) Desirable Qualifications (DQs). Response to the five ECQs and TQs is mandatory. Failure to address the ECQs and TQs will result in your application being disqualified. Addressing the DQs is optional; however, not addressing them will impact your rating. To begin the application process, click the Apply On-line button to the right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire. To be considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of this announcement. All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USA Jobs document portfolio feature. If you cannot apply on-line, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed to the right for assistance no later than three business days prior to the closing date of this announcement. You must provide complete application materials by the closing date of this announcement. For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application package is received, go to http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM), you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications questions in order to receive consideration for the position. Additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements is available by going to the Office of Personnel Management's we site at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf

When responding to the Mandatory Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications, 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 Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications.  Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of your programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.  You should limit your narrative to two pages per Executive Core Qualifications, and not more than 10 pages total.  Technical Mandatory and/or Desirable factors should be limited to no more than two pages for each factor.  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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Executive Resources Div
Phone: 202-564-0402
Fax: 202-564-9612
Email: pugh-feaster.aurelia@epa.gov
Agency Information:
Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
OHR, Executive Resources Division, Mail Code 3606A
Washington, DC
20460
US
Fax: 202-564-9612

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Technical Qualifications (TQs)and Desirable Qualifications (DQs), and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. If your application meets the basic qualifications, it will then be forwarded to a three member Rating Panel consisting of SES career members here at EPA for further review. The Rating Panel decides which Best Qualified applicants will be forwarded to the Selecting Official to make a selection. Interviews are arranged through the Selecting Official. If your application is not forwarded to the Rating Panel, you will be notified of the outcome of your application. You may call Aurelia Feaster, Human Resources Specialist,  Executive Resources Division on (202) 564-0402 to get the status of your application.

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Job Announcement Number:

EPA-SES-2014-0031

Control Number:

369914500