Job Title:Office Director
Department:Department Of State
Agency:Department of State - Agency Wide
Job Announcement Number:CSHRM-2014-0019
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year|
|Monday, July 14, 2014 to
Tuesday, August 5, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy -
Washington DC, DC View Map|
WHO MAY APPLY:
"You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined."
- All groups of qualified individuals.
- Noncompetitive (Current career SES, QRB certified graduates of SES candidate development programs and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility)
About the Agency
This position is located in the Bureau of Administration, office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Logistics Management (A/LM). Logistics Management involves all aspects of procurement, contracting, warehousing, transporting and receiving of goods and services, and managing the movement of diplomatic pouch and mail for the Department of State worldwide consisting of the Department's domestic offices and approximately 256 Foreign Service posts, totaling several billion dollars in total assets and hundreds of millions of dollars in new expenditure projects.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional Travel
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
- Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
- Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.
- Requires a financial disclosure statement, OGE-
- One year probationary period, unless excepted by
DUTIES:Back to top
As the Director of Logistics Operations (A/LM/OPS), the responsibilities of the position include the management of staff and overseeing the provision of expert advisory, policy, and operational support for functions that include, but are not limited to, logistics assistance, travel, transportation, pouch transportation, warehousing, supply and materials management, and the evaluation of new and different business methods and contract vehicles to domestic offices, Foreign Service Posts, other federal agencies, and overseas special project needs throughout the world. In addition, the Director of Logistics Operations has oversight of Washington, DC offices and personnel in three subordinate Divisions, five domestic and one overseas Regional Logistics Centers, and numerous warehouses in support of the Departments logistics operations.
The Director maintains contact with counterparts in other federal agencies and the private sector in order to stay abreast of and leverage the latest methods and procedures, regulations, policies and laws related to any aspect of the A/LM/OPS portfolio. As a recognized management authority in interagency settings, represents the Bureau and/or Department in leading the development and implementation of policies, business processes, and approaches to improve customer service and organizational efficiency and effectiveness that cut across the Department and other client agencies.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
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 Candidate Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications (last five questions). All applicants must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Technical Qualification questions in order to receive consideration for the position.
To view additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements available on the Office of Personnel Management's website please click here.
When responding to the Mandatory Technical 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 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. You should limit your narrative to two pages per Mandatory Technical Qualification and Executive Core Qualification.
Applicants who use "see resume" as a response will not receive consideration for the position.
For this position applicants must address the following mandatory technical qualifications:
1. I have demonstrated experience in leading operations and management of logistics disciplines and functions, e.g., travel and transportation, innovation in supply chain, warehouse operations, mail services, and acquisitions.
2. I have demonstrated knowledge of domestic and overseas industrial and business practices in support of intra/inter-agency collaboration for, e.g., fee for service operations (working capital funds), management controls, innovation in civilian supply chain/management operations.
If you do not possess the mandatory technical qualifications described above, you may be considered ineligible for this position.
This position is a drug-testing designated position subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's completion and favorable adjudication of a background security investigation. The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position submit a financial disclosure statement, OGE-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be evaluated by a Qualifications Review Panel of senior officials. The Panel will rate applicants on the basis of the quality and extent of total accomplishments, experience and education. The Panel will determine the degree to which candidates possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the mandatory technical requirements of the position and the Mandatory Executive Core Qualification requirements. Among the factors the evaluation panel will consider in determining the applicant's relative capacity and fitness for the position are education, training, experience and demonstrated executive level qualifications. The Panel will rate your application against each of the Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Technical Qualifications to determine the best qualified candidates. Candidates determined to be best qualified candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration for the position.
To preview questions please click here.
BENEFITS:Back to top
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials will result in your application no being processed.
SELECTIVE SERVICE - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify at the time of appointment that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION - This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Office of Employee Relations, Disability/Reasonable Accommodations Division, at (202) 261-8180. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Applicants must submit an on-line application through the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) application system, USAJOBS. Information you provide in USAJOBS is general information completed by all applicants. The information you provide and your Federal resume will become part of your application and will automatically be transferred to the Department of State's Gateway to State application system when you apply on-line. You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement to complete the following three-step application process: STEP 1:
Select the "Apply On-line"
button at the bottom of this page and follow the instructions provided. WHEN COMPLETING YOUR ON-LINE RESUME DO NOT CONVERT IT TO THE SES RESUME FORMAT. STEP 2:
Answer the mandatory technical and executive core qualifications. These questions will be used to evaluate your qualifications for this job. Review your resume to make certain that it supports your responses to the user information questions and the mandatory technical and executive core qualifications. STEP 3:
Submit all required documentation listed in the required documents section of this announcement to our automated system "Gateway to State" prior to the closing date of the announcement. Technical assistance with your on-line application can be obtained by contacting the Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org OR by calling (866) 656-6830 or (703) 269-4944 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. For instructions on how to view the status of your supporting documentation, please click here NOTE:
If applying online poses an extreme hardship, you may request alternate application procedures to submit your application package by fax. Please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed on the announcement between the business hours of 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, at least two working days prior to the closing date of this announcement. The application package for alternate application procedures
must be submitted and received in the Human Resources Office no later than 11:59 p.m. eastern Standard time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. NOTE: Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
If you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the career SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit proof of non-competitive eligibility i.e., conversion to career SES SF-50 "Notice of Personnel Action" or SES Certificate. Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration as a non-competitive candidate.
If the above does not apply to you, please DO NOT submit additional information.
All required documents must be submitted to our automated system "Gateway to State" prior to the closing date of this announcement which is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. See Step 3 under "How to Apply."
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. After we review and evaluate all applications, the most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. After a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and or security background investigation.
You will be notified up to four times during the hiring process:
1. Upon receipt of your application.
2. Upon minimum qualification determinations.
3. After the certificate is issued.
4. After final selection is made.For instructions on how to view the status of your application, please click here