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Job Title:  Director of Resource Management
Agency:  Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Job Announcement Number:  FRTIB-13-ES-021-KP-821057

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$119,554.00 to $165,300.00 / Per Year
Monday, March 11, 2013 to Thursday, April 11, 2013
Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
All groups of qualified individuals


The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) was voted as one of the “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” as ranked by the Partnership for Public Service in its 2012 Very Small Agency Rankings. 

The FRTIB is an Independent Federal Agency responsible for administering the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).  We help Federal employees and members of the Uniformed Services retire with dignity by providing benefits similar to private sector 401(k) plans.  The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is widely considered to be one of the best retirement plans in the world and a model for defined contribution plans. 

Mission - Our Core Purpose

Administer the TSP solely in the interest of the participants and beneficiaries

Core Values - What We Stand For


This Senior Executive Service (SES) position serves as the Director of Resource Management responsible for providing senior level expertise in leading and directing the resource management programs and activities in support of the Agency’s business units and mission responsibilities. 


  • U.S. Citizen
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • One year probationary period for initial SES appointment


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  • Develops and implements the strategic plan for the Resource Management organization within the broader structure of the Agency's strategic plan. 
  • Collaborates with leaders of the various FRTIB business units to keep abreast of Agency resource management needs, and identifies and addresses program, policy, operational, or service delivery issues and concerns as necessary.
  • Oversees and directs all human capital programs and functions of the Agency ensuring compliance with Office of Personnel Management and other applicable Federal regulations, policies, and requirements.  Develops and regularly updates the Agency’s Strategic Human Capital Plan.
  • Creates and implements policies on a broad range of Agency-wide administration functions. These functions include: lease administration, space utilization and planning, personnel and physical security for Agency and contractor staff, records management, management of travel and transportation programs, business continuity and emergency planning, and other similar services.
  • Oversees the development and issuance of policy, guidance, technical instructions, and training activities pertaining to all aspects of resource management programs, functions, and systems. 


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Basic Requirement

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined the Major Duties and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).  Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. 

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must respond to the assessment questionnaire and submit a resume, which provides evidence of how you possess the five ECQs and technical qualifications.


Technical Qualifications

  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of Federal human capital laws, rules, and regulations, and experience in developing and implementing policies pertaining to human capital programs, functions, or systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a broad range of administrative and business management programs and services in support of an organization's operations, that may include facilities services, space management, personnel and physical security, continuity of operations, records and files management, and similar functions.
  • Experience formulating, implementing, and managing the resources of an Agency for an operational entity to include strategic planning, budgeting, and program analysis and evaluation.

Executive Qualifications
: 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. Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision.

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. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building.

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. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management.

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. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating.


FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, Public Service Motivation.


Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website at







The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has elected to use the resume-based merit staffing selection system.  The Human Resources Office will review all applications to determine if all required documents were received and determine if basic requirements were met.  Acceptable applications will be referred to a SES reviewing panel to evaluate your application based on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education.  Applicants determined to be “best qualified” may undergo an interview.  Finalist candidates may be required to submit further written demonstration of qualifications.  Once a selection is made, the selectee’s application package will be forwarded to the Office of Personnel Management for approval by an independent Qualifications Review Board, unless the selectee is a current SES executive or has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.  You must receive certification before you can be appointed to the position.


To preview questions click here View Assessment Questions.


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Probationary Period:  You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.  

The payment of relocation expenses may be authorized under 41 CFR Chapter 302.


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The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME ONLY. You must submit a resume which cannot exceed five (5) pages. Any information submitted in excess of five (5) pages WILL NOT be considered. The resume must provide evidence of how you possess the basic requirements, technical qualifications and the 5 ECQs. Application packages must be received online no later than 11:59pm Eastern Time on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit my Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the More Information link under the application status for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 821057.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print 1203FX form to provide your response to the questionnaire, and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

The complete application package must be submitted by Thursday, April 11, 2013.


NOTE: If all required documents are not received by the closing date, you will be rated ineligible, and your application will not move forward to the selection official.


The following documents must be provided by the close date:

RESUME - Your resume must total no more than 5 pages and must describe your knowledge, skills, and abilities, addressing the basic requirements, each of the ECQs, and the mandatory technical qualifications.  It is critical your resume provide information sufficient to demonstrate competence in all ECQs and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications.  An example of a resume showing possession of the ECQs is available at 

SF-50 - Current & former federal employees must submit an SF-50 which shows your current (or most recent grade.) Current Career Senior Executives and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility must submit a copy of an SF-50 which shows career SES status

CANDIDATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CERTIFICATE - individuals who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of your OPM certificate.

Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the announcement will result in your removal from consideration for this position.

NOTE:  If you are or have been a career SES employee you are not required to demonstrate ECQ accomplishments in your resume.  Additionally, if you are a graduate of an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program, you can submit evidence that you completed the program in- lieu of demonstrating accomplishments of the ECQs.

Additional information on the SES and how to address qualifications can be found in the Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications handbook located at


FRTIB Personnel
Phone: (202)942-1600
Agency Information:
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
77 K Street NE
Suite 1000
Washington, DC


We will conduct a qualifications evaluation of applicants who supply all requested material.  Qualified applicants will be rated and ranked by a SES Rating panel.  Best qualified candidates will be referred for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after completion of the selection process. 

Background Suitability Investigation: Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation and the granting of a Federal suitability or security clearance.

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