Job Title: Director, Office of Management and BudgetJob Announcement Number: NMFS-OMB-2014-0011
Department: Department Of Commerce
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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/ Per Year
Thursday, July 17, 2014 to
Friday, August 15, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Silver Spring, MD View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens.
About the Agency
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 resources...it's all in a day's work at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (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!
NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is responsible for the management, conservation and protection of living marine resources within the United States Exclusive Economic Zone. NOAA Fisheries also plays a supportive and advisory role in the management of living marine resources in coastal areas under state jurisdiction, provides scientific and policy leadership in the international arena and implements international conservation and management measures as appropriate.
Under this mission, the goal is to optimize the benefits of living marine resources to the Nation through sound science and management. This requires a balancing of multiple public needs and interests in the sustainable benefits and use of living marine resources, without compromising the long-term biological integrity of coastal and marine ecosystems.
Many factors, both natural and human-related, affect the status of fish stocks, protected species and ecosystems. Although these factors cannot all be controlled, available scientific and management tools enable the agency to have a strong influence on many of them. Maintaining and improving the health and productivity of these species is the heart of our stewardship mission. These activities will maintain and enhance current and future opportunities for the sustainable use of living marine resources as well as the health and biodiversity of their ecosystems.
- Occasional Travel
- Some travel required.
- U.S. Citizenship is required
- Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
- Newly appointed SES members must serve a 1 year probationary period
DUTIES:Back to top
The incumbent is responsible for direction and management of all NMFS financial, budget and administrative support functions, including coordination and standardization across all NMFS organizational elements of requirements and practices expected of NOAA's management and budget organizations. These include management/oversight responsibility for the following programs:
1. Financial management activities and an integrated NMFS accounting and financial management system including auditable financial reporting and internal controls. Ensures compliance with applicable accounting standards and principles, financial information and system functional standards. Manages directly or participates in the design, development, and implementation of performance measurement systems.
2. Develops and/or oversees the implementation of programs and processes that ensure robust monitoring of financial transactions and budget execution to achieve complete compliance with applicable laws and regulations as well as internal and external policy. Adopts adequate measures to address anomalies and eliminate/mitigate risk of future non-compliance.
3. All matters relating to NOAA/NMFS budget planning, formulation, presentation, execution, reporting and requirements for financial management systems and other operations. Supports the NOAA strategic planning process by defining NMFS financial and other resources needed, and likely to be available in the near and long-term.
4. Anticipates the effect of legislative and administrative changes and initiatives and ensures development of effective, legally-compliant, fully responsive budget formulation strategies to provide for implementation of programmatic priorities.
5. Provides leadership in budget proposal and/or justification efforts, advising senior leadership on funding strategies and novel solutions to new or unique programmatic funding requirements.
6. Responsible for managing the development and implementation of all NMFS budgetary and financial policies and processes. Ensures that these policies and systems are in full support of the NMFS mission and are in compliance with Administration and Departmental financial and budget policies and initiatives.
7. NMFS efforts to achieve modernization and streamlining goals including workforce restructuring (if needed), "end-state" resource targets, and business process engineering related to conversion of NMFS transition budgets and system acquisition accounts to base operations and maintenance.
8. Oversees accurate allocation of costs among budget accounts and evaluates proposals for reprogramming of funds, advising managers and bureau leadership on all appropriate compliance measures and ensuring that approved transfers of budget authority between budget accounts is consistent with reprogramming regulations.
9. Institute methodologies, organizational practices and processes to ensure audit readiness and accuracy, consistent with applicable U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and prescribed Departmental accounting policies and procedures.
10. Formulates NMFS policies relating to executive affairs, administrative resources, and workforce and labor management programs.
11. NMFS-wide management of funding for procurement, grants, logistics, facilities and support functions.
12. Chief point of contact for working with and negotiating resolution of Inspector General, Government Accountability Office, and Office of Management and Budget inquiries or recommendations relating to financial or budgetary concerns.
13. Advises senior leadership on the entire range of budgetary and financial matters, including control measures, and builds consensus among executives, senior managers, and internal or external stakeholders regarding strategies that contribute to more efficient allocation of resources.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of an executive. To be considered for this position, all applicants MUST address each Professional Technical Qualifications (PTQ) and Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) questions listed in a separate narrative document. Your examples should be clear and concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions. For detailed guidance on writing ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp. Failure to meet the basic qualification factors will result in an automatic disqualification.
Do not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. Applications directing the reader to search within the application or to "See Resume" are considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Failure to submit a narrative statement or address any of the mandatory ECQs and/or PTQs is also considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the ECQs but must address all mandatory PTQs.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
All applicants will be evaluated to determine the degree to which they possess the mandatory executive core and professional/technical qualifications. To be rated and considered for this position, applicants MUST fully describe their experience in each of the following five (5) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and in each of the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs). ECQ and PTQ documentation should be attached under "Writing Example One" and "Writing Example Two", respectively. When addressing the ECQ and PTQ requirements, please use the first person as you assess and describe your leadership qualifications. (e.g., [In 2009 I led an organization....] NOT [In 2009 Mr. Doe led an organization...]).
SES Executive Core Qualifications:
ECQ1. 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.
NOTE: Responses to ECQs must not exceed 10 pages typed 12 point font. For more detailed information and samples please see the OPM link http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf
Professional/Technical Core Qualifications (PTQ):
1. Broad executive-level experience in a large scientifically and technically complex organization reflecting leadership in program analysis as well as budget and financial planning oversight, policy development, presentation, and management.
2. Direct knowledge of and experience with budgeting concepts; financial and cost accounting and reporting concepts and principles; performance measurement concepts and internal control processes; and substantial familiarity with the design or operation of large financial, budget, and management information systems, including familiarity with automated management environments.
3. Demonstrated experience and understanding of strategic operational planning and the ability to oversee development and implementation of a multi-year plan that includes and defines the financial, human capital, and administrative management operations of an organization.
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HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
NOTE: ECQ and PTQ documentation should be attached under "Writing Example One" and "Writing Example Two".
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SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION WHICH INCLUDES YOUR RESUME, NARRATIVE RESPONSES TO ALL ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS, AND ALL REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.
1. If you are a current, retired or former Federal employee, you must provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify your status. If you successfully completed the SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM, please provide a copy of your certificate. All required documentation must be provided on or by the closing date of the vacancy.
2. ECQ narrative responses should be attached under "Writing Example One".
3. PTQ narrative responses should be attached under "Writing Example Two".
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once your application is received, it will be evaluated by an HR Specialist and rated by a merit staffing panel of executives. The panel will make recommendations to the selecting official for further consideration and possible interview. You may check your application status any time after the announcement closes. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to the system to drive status updates notification for applicants. We recommend that you update your USAJOBS profile to receive these status updates via email after the announcement closes. We will continue to update your status on-line as changes are made.