Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Operation Support, Planning Analysis, & Requirements Evaluation (PARE) located in Washington D.C.
In this position, you will advise the CBP senior leadership on a variety of policy issues of interest to DHS and CBP officials, as well as other Federal, state, local and tribal agencies. Apply for this exciting opportunity to direct policy changes that involve and support the mission of the agency's security interest; or have pervasive impact on the general public.
This position starts at a salary of $137,849.00 (GS-15, Step 1) to $166,500.00 (GS-15, Step 10) with promotion potential to $166,500 (GS-15 Step 10).
The incumbent of this position serves as the Deputy Executive Director for the Program, Analysis and Requirements Evaluation (PARE) Directorate. He/she is responsible for:
Directing and leading the PARE organization with wide-ranging impacts on the CBP and DHS mission. This includes serving as the agency strategic planner, cross-cutting and collaboratively working with requirements, functions and stakeholders; creating a risk management framework for CBP; facilitating operational testing and evaluation of large-scale acquisitions and establishing enterprise-wide data analytics capabilities.
Providing leadership and management of the directorate in all aspects, including policy, resource planning, contracts and funding; advancing the directorate's employee engagement efforts, which span from building an environment of inclusiveness, promoting leadership at all levels of the organization, and maturing employee professional development programs, to responding to resolving complaints and grievances through the interpretation of policies or laws.
Serving as the managerial authority for CBP strategic planning and establishing operational requirements with DHS through restructuring, reorienting, and recasting immediate and long-range goals, objectives, plans, and schedules to meet substantial changes in legislation, program authority, and/or funding.
Establishing and building an enterprise-wide data analytics function and capabilities for informed decision-making across the agency. Leads the vision for establishing a unifying methodology that will enable CBP to plan collaboratively across the Agency. The methodologies are based upon the principles of risk-informed, capabilities-based planning and are intended to span a framework of planning [Strategic (risk-informed); Functional (capabilities-based);Operational (effects-based); and Institutional (enterprise-wide)].
Provide leadership and direction of acquisition management functions including but not limited to acquisition program management, requirements management, testing and evaluation activities. Acquisition background, experience and certification strongly preferred to address mission requirements and expectations for CBP.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0340 Program Management
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service
Primary U.S. residency for at least three of the last five years (additional details below)
You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph
CBP follows the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan for drug testing procedures
This vacancy has a local commuting area requirement, as defined below:
The area surrounding the duty station by which people reasonably travel back and forth from home to work; Or
The employee's permanent duty station is located within the reasonable travel area surrounding the duty station of this vacancy; Or if applicable
For employees who are detailed or temporarily promoted for more than 1 year to another duty location, the detailed or temporary duty location is considered to be the duty location of record for commuting area purposes. For employees detailed or temporarily promoted for less than one year, the permanent duty location is considered the duty location of record for commuting area purposes.
Experience: You qualify for the GS-15 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as:
Supervising and leading an organization with a diverse mission set;
Developing operational cross-agency planning requirements;
Establishing data analytics capabilities;
Building test, evaluation and risk management processes.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; and
Meet all applicable Time in Grade requirements (current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the federal service) by 09/30/2019.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
Background Investigation: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency's core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy), and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. . For more information visit this link.
Residency: There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by CBP. Individuals are required to have physically resided in the United States or its protectorates (as declared under international law) for at least three of the last five years. If you do not meet the residency requirement and you have been physically located in a foreign location for more than two of the last five years, you may request an exception to determine if you are eligible for a residency wavier by meeting one or more of the following conditions:
Working for the U.S. Government as a federal civilian or as a member of the military
A dependent who was authorized to accompany a federal civilian or member of the military who was working for the U.S. government
Participation in a study abroad program sponsored by a U.S. affiliated college or university
Working as a contractor, intern, consultant or volunteer supporting the U.S. government
Probationary Period: All employees new to the federal government must serve a one year probationary period during the first year of his/her initial permanent federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment. Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.
Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found here. You must submit the supporting documents listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement. In addition, to be considered well qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities and/or competencies clearly exceeding the minimum requirements of the position. This will be measured by a score of 85 or higher.
Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.
Supervisory Probationary Period: You may be required to serve an 18 month probationary period upon appointment and complete a supervisory training course within 12 months of assignment.
Supervisory Training: All newly appointed, permanent second level supervisors are required to complete mandatory training. The training will be scheduled by the Office of Training and Development within the first 90 days of appointment. The duration of the training will include 5 weeks of in residence training in Harpers Ferry, WV. Note: This training may be waived if previously completed.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. The employee must obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.
2. This position requires the employee to travel away from the normal duty station up to 25% of the time.
3. This position is considered key emergency essential.
4. Confidential Financial Disclosure Report on OGE Form 450.
Firearms certification: No
Drug testing: Yes
Position Sensitivity: Critical Sensitive (SF-86)
Bargaining Unit:This position is not covered under the bargaining unit.
Special Appointing Authority: Veterans, military spouses, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and people with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility and to understand what documentation would be required with your application, please click on the appropriate link below. You must provide documentation supporting your eligibility prior to the closing date of this announcement. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the CBP Hiring Center via the contact information listed at the end of this job opportunity announcement.
Military spouses Effective until August 12, 2023, any spouse of a member on active duty may be eligible
Individuals with Disabilities The proof of disability documentation must specify that you are eligible to apply using Schedule A. It does NOT need to detail your specific disability, medical history or need for accommodation. For more information visit this link.
Other miscellaneous hiring authorities
CBP uses E-Verify, an internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify including your rights and responsibilities.
Every individual receives a fair opportunity throughout the federal recruitment and hiring process. Learn more here.
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The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.
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. OPM's Executive Core Qualifications may be used as guidance, as applicable, as part of the evaluation process. See https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/ for more information.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If you application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job. https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10589187
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics (KSAOs): Candidates who meet the minimum qualification requirements are required to possess certain Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Other Characteristics (KSAOs) to successfully perform the functions of this position. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their attainment of these KSAOs in their resume. The KSAOs are:
Knowledge of operational requirements processes and strategic planning, including the development and implementation of plans to achieve results, for a large organization.
Skill with leading transformational organizational change, vision, and strategy.
Skill with Acquisition Program Management Principles.
Skill with facilitating, and collaborating across the agency to establish the strategic direction and operational requirements.
Knowledge of enterprise risk management principles and experience with their application in a large, complex organization.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Your resume: A resume describing your job-related qualifications is required and will be used for the purpose of reviewing your qualifications and determining what training, if any, would be required when placed. A resume in English is required. It must contain your full legal name, address, phone number, complete work history including a detailed description of your duties, the dates you performed those duties (MM/DD/YY), your hours worked per week, job title, as well as series, grade, and salary (if applicable). NOTE: Resumes stored on USAJOBS will not automatically carry over to this announcement. You must upload your resume and any other applicable supporting documentation.
Your responses to the job questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10589187
Are you a current or former federal employee? ALL CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MUST SUBMIT THE MOST RECENT COPY OF THEIR SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing competitive status: Tenure 1 or 2 in Block 24 and Position Occupied 1 in Block 34. Additionally, applicants should also submit a SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held on a permanent basis in the competitive service or the full performance level of your current position, whichever is higher, AND a SF-50 to support having met the time-in-grade requirement of having served 52 weeks at the grade level (or equivalent) below the grade level(s) for this position. Current CBP Employees are encouraged, but not required, to submit an SF-50(s) for CBP experience; however, additional SF-50(s) are required when using federal experience outside of CBP to receive credit towards the requirements above.
Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)? You must submit a separation notice; your most recent SF-50 (noting your current position, grade level and duty location); a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or equivalent; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department of National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
Special Appointing Authority: See "Other Information" to determine what documentation you need to submit as proof of eligibility for a Special Appointing Authority.
Are you a veteran? If you are applying under a special veteran appointing authority, you must submit documentation to support eligibility such as a DD 214 (Member Copy 4-reflecting qualifying medal(s) or service period), a VA Disability Award letter dated 1991 or later, and/or supporting documentation as listed on the Standard Form 15. If you are currently serving on active duty, you must submit a written statement from the armed forces certifying your dates of service, your rank, expected type of discharge and anticipated date of separation. If you apply with a written statement at this stage, your preference will be verified by a DD 214 (Member Copy 4) upon separation from the military. To learn more click here. Veterans' preference points are not applicable to Merit Promotion announcements; veterans documentation is required only to verify eligibility.
Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee)
Beginning and ending dates of appointment
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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