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    Department of the Interior structures its SES positions into categories to determine the minimum pay for each position.  This is a Category 1 position.  The minimum pay for this position is $172,100.00. Pay is set based on consideration of the selectee's current salary and other factors.

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    The Department of the Interior:

    • Manages one in every five acres of land in the United States.
    • Operates more than 800 dams and irrigation facilities.
    • Oversees water projects that irrigate lands generating 60 percent of our Nation's vegetables.
    • Manages lands and waters that generate one-third of the Nation's domestic energy supply.
    • Undertakes research and provides scientific information to advance our knowledge of our surroundings.
    • Serves American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated island communities.
    • Works with States to restore abandoned mine land sites and protects communities.
    • Manages 388 national park units and 542 wildlife refuges.
    • Employs over 75,000 individuals at approximately 2,400 locations across the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories, and freely associated states who work with thousands of state, local, and public interest groups to help cities and towns address their natural resource needs 

    The security clearance requirement is not a prerequisite to apply for this position. The incumbent of this position, must possess the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.

    Veterans preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service (SES).

    The incumbent serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary – Administrative Services (DAS-AS), and shares fully in the program and management responsibilities of the Assistant Secretary.  The DAS exercises executive oversight and direction of the Offices of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution, Hearings and Appeals, Facilities and Administrative Services, Valuation Services, and the Interior Business Center.

    The Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution leads the department’s conflict management, dispute resolution, and public participation/collaboration initiatives.  The Office of Hearings and Appeals is responsible for the administrative adjudication functions of the department.  The Office of Facilities and Administrative Services manages the Main Interior building in DC providing all administrative services for building occupants, and supports space and facilities needs of Office of the Secretary and AS-PMB offices nationwide.  The Office of Valuation Services provides independent real property valuation and minerals evaluation services to the bureaus and offices of the department.  The Interior Business Center is a federal shared service provider for Human Resources, Financial Management, and Acquisition Services.

    Participates with the Assistant Secretary, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, and other senior officials to provide leadership, guidance and oversight for offices, programs and initiatives within the purview of technology, information and business services as described above.

    Oversees and provides direction for the planning, development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of all efforts related to administrative services.

    Ensures that policies, guidance, and management practices are consistent with relevant laws, regulations, departmental policies and mandates or guidance from the Office of Management and Budget or the General Services Administration or other federal agency with relevant authority.

    Establishes strategic goals and performance measures for implementation of policy, program management and service delivery.

    Facilitates long-range planning that anticipates future needs and identifies future growth opportunities.

    Reviews and assesses the Department’s technology, information and business services organizational structures, policies, procedures, and program operations to identify needs and opportunities for greater efficiency and to ensure customer satisfaction and a culture of continuous improvement.  Analyzes the extent, implications and urgency of needs and directs and monitors appropriate action to address them.

    Collaborates with the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and, other DAS in ASPMB, and ensures consistent engagement of Departmental and bureau leadership and staff, and consultation with other federal agencies, State, local, Tribal governments, and customers and external stakeholders, academia, industry and business leaders, to fully understand the impacts of proposed policies and operational changes, identify best practices and new technologies, leverage resources and partnership opportunities, clarify priorities, and formulate appropriate short term and long strategies, and performance measures.

    Represents the Assistant Secretary in both internal and external meetings and on departmental or interdepartmental committees. Attends high-level departmental and interagency meetings on behalf of the Assistant Secretary, assuring that the Assistant Secretary’s views are represented and that other views expressed are reported back accurately. Ensures that all commitments made on behalf of the Assistant Secretary are followed through to completion, maintaining close review and coordination on such items.

    This is a Category 1 position.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - On occasion the incumbent may be required to travel to regional bureaus, offices, or organizations.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0340 Program Management

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