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Deputy Director, Office of Information Technology Operations

Environmental Protection Agency
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Summary

This Senior Executive Service (SES) position is in the Office of Mission Support (OMS), Office of Information Technology Operations (OITO). The location will be determined after a selection has been made for the position; if selected, you must work at one of the locations stated in this announcement. About OMS: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-mission-support

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Overview

  • Reviewing applications
  • Open & closing dates

    01/20/2022 to 02/18/2022

  • Salary

    $176,301 - $203,700 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    ES 00

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    Locations

    1 vacancy in the following locations:

  • Telework eligible

    Yes—as determined by the agency policy.

  • Relocation expenses reimbursed

    Yes—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/

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-time

  • Service

    Senior Executive

  • Promotion potential

    00

  • Job family (Series)

    2210 Information Technology Management

  • Supervisory status

    Yes

  • Security clearance

    Top Secret

  • Drug test

    Yes


  • Announcement number

    RTP-SES-2022-0012

  • Control number

    631911500

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Duties

This position is located in the Office of Mission Support (OMS), Office of Information Technology Operations (OITO). This office is responsible for the implementation and management of a secure information technology (IT) infrastructure and IT solutions in support of EPA’s mission.

The Deputy Director serves as alter ego to the Office Director and participates fully with them in carrying out the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Serving as the Agency lead for programs and functions in areas such as policy and strategic planning, program oversight and implementation, and management of Agency hardware and software.
  • Leading in the development and cross-organizational analysis of information policies affecting stakeholders inside and outside the Agency.
  • Reviewing, evaluating, and recommending adjustments in Agency policies, especially those emanating from or impacted by OMS.
  • Leading or serving on senior level committees concerned with IT infrastructure and statutes, regulations, standards, and policies concerning IT.

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must submit resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
  • Pre-employment drug testing is required and random testing thereafter.

As required by Executive Order 14043, if you are selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by 11/22/21, or before onboarding with the agency if after 11/22/21, except in limited circumstances. For information about COVID-19 workplace safety at EPA, as well as resources and health and safety guidance, visit COVID-19 Safe Federal Workplace.

If you are selected, you must complete a 1-year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.

The Ethics in Government Act, P.L. 95-521, requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, OGE-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

This position is designated as High Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation. All conditions of the pre-employment security process must be met before an official letter of employment can be issued with a report for duty date.

You will be required to obtain and maintain a top-secret security clearance.



 

 

Qualifications

The work of this position is classified in the Information Technology Management, 2210 series. Applicants must have experience managing, supervising, leading, administering, developing, delivering, and/or supporting information technology systems and services.

All applicants must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform in this role. 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 Senior Executive Service, applicants must also 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 Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed below. 

A. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) - Mandatory for competitive applicants - Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified, unless you are a noncompetitive eligible applicant. 

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.

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 

B. Technical Qualifications (TQs) - Mandatory for all applicants - Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified.

TQ 1 - Demonstrated experience in implementing organization-wide processes for information technology operations and management, including acquisition, financial management, cybersecurity, vendors and oversight of large-scale technology services.

TQ 2 - Demonstrated experience leveraging innovations in the areas of information technology and the application of new technologies and approaches to address business mission area needs.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be evaluated based on your narrative statements addressing the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs). It will then be forwarded to a three member Rating Panel consisting of SES members for further review. The Rating Panel will decide which Best Qualified applicants will be issued to the Selecting Official by the Human Resources Office. 


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Required Documents

Documents to be submitted online:

NOTE: You should ensure your social security number, date of birth, and any other personal information are redacted.

-- Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties section and Qualifications section.  In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific.  We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.  

-- A narrative statement covering each of following:

  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) - Required for competitive applicants - Address each of the five factors individually within a limit of ten pages total. Exceeding this limit will result in disqualification of your application.
  • Technical Qualifications (TQs) - Required for all applicants - Address each listed factor individually within a limit of two pages per factor. Exceeding this limit will result in disqualification of your application.

Your examples should use the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) model to emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. Additional information on the proper preparation of ECQ statements and the CCAR model is available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf

-- Senior Executive Service (SES) noncompetitive applicants: If you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM, proof of SES noncompetitive eligibility must be submitted: 

  • SF-50 showing your status as a:
    • current Career SES appointee,
    • former Career SES appointee with career SES reinstatement eligibility, or
    • current or reinstatement eligible Career SES-equivalent executive who is/was employed in a Federal government agency that has an interchange agreement with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) allowing for movement between the agency’s SES-equivalent personnel system and the SES; OR
  • A certificate of completion from an OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP). This applies only if your ECQs have been approved by an OPM Qualifications Review Board through the SES CDP.
  • You are not required to submit a narrative statement addressing the ECQs, but are encouraged to do so.

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How to Apply

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Agency contact information

Sarah Timpy

Phone

919-541-3916

Fax

919-541-2186

Email

timpy.sarah@epa.gov

Address

Environmental Protection Agency
US Environmental Protection Agency
Human Resources Management Division
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, MD-C639-02
Research Triangle Pk, North Carolina 27711
United States
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/job/631911500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.