The General Services Administration is interested in attracting the best talent for our diverse cadre of SES members from within GSA, the Federal government and the private sector. Please review this announcement in its entirety on how to apply.
The Principal Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Governmentwide Policy (OGP) is responsible for carrying-out a variety of important assignments relative to the management of the Office of Governmentwide Policy and government wide activities as appropriate.
Provides advice and assistance on major management matters of a critical, controversial, and/or confidential nature. Incumbent performs many duties that will improve the performance and overall quality of the policies, planning and evaluation methods generated by OGP.
Serves as coordinator and expediter for the Associate Administrator on major program areas. Performs troubleshooting assignments and special assignments requiring utmost confidence and discretion on those critical programs or areas having broad impact on OGP and GSA's Governmentwide relationships.
Reviews OGP operations to determine whether changes in policies or procedures or basic organizational structures are desirable and effective. As required by the Associate Administrator, meets with top officials to obtain agreement upon support of policies and actions that will improve the quality of OGP programs, if agreement is not possible, incumbent will propose a solution.
Assists other offices and officials within OGP, GSA and outside organizations, as appropriate, in developing position statements on policy issues, government wide policy proposals, government wide planning, and effective evaluation criteria. Provides these same responsibilities for use by the Associate Administrator and other senior agency officials in Congressional hearings and other executive level meetings.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
Job family (Series)
0340 Program Management
Conditions of Employment
Resume-based hiring method
Resume must not exceed 5 pages, including an optional cover letter
Application must be received by the closing date of the announcement
Veterans preference is not applicable to the SES
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens
Must be an employee of the General Services Administration
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This position is a critical-sensitive national security position and appointment requires that you undergo a single scope background investigation and that the GSA security office grant you a Top Secret national security clearance. Applicants do not need this level of clearance in order to apply. If you are not a GSA employee, the security office must grant the clearance before you are appointed to this position unless a pre-appointment waiver of this requirement is approved.
If tentatively selected, you will be required to submit a Declaration for Federal Employment.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 will be required to complete a certification document confirming their selective service status.
Persons selected for their initial appointment to an SES position must have their executive qualifications approved by the Office of Personnel Management before being appointed to the position.
If selected, you will be required to serve a one-year probationary period unless you have previously successfully completed a one-year probationary period in the Senior Executive Service.
Veteran's preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service.
If selected, you must file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) upon appointment in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
This position has been designated under Executive Order 12564 as being subject to random drug screening. If tentatively selected for this position, you may be required to submit to a urinalysis screen for illegal drugs prior to appointment. Appointment will be contingent upon your receiving a negative test result.
This announcement is OPEN to General Services Administration employees ONLY.
All applicants must meet the Mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualification requirements listed below to be eligible for consideration. Eligibility will be based on a clear demonstration that the applicant's training and experience are of the scope, quality and level of responsibility sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this executive position.
Your resume must show possession of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) listed below but must not address the ECQ’s through separate narrative responses.
You must submit a supplemental statement that separately addresses each of the Mandatory Technical Competency (MTCs) listed below. Your resume should also corroborate your possession of the MTCs. Your application will not be considered if you fail to submit this supplemental statement.
Please see the "Required Documents" section below for complete instructions on the content and format of your application package.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES (MTCS):
1. Demonstrated experience in leading and directing large-scale program focused on multi-organizational performance improvement, including initiatives that enhance collaboration and promote efficiencies across industries, government agencies or departments. Specific examples should typically include developing strategic vision/goals, formulating strategic and operational plans, and leading and coordinating plan execution with senior level executives.
2. Demonstrated experience with customer engagement and collaboration to foster operational excellence, build collaborative customer relationships, and transform business. Specific examples should include experience working with challenging customers, leading change management efforts, and coordinating large-scale programs with stakeholders that are outside the executive’s leadership responsibility.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):
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.
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.
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.
Business Acumen - This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
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.
For guidance on the ECQ’s, please refer to the “Guide to SES Qualification” at: http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf.
OFFICE AND LOCATION FOR THE VACANCY
Office of Governmentwide Policy
The 1993 Hatch Act Reform Amendments prohibit oral and written political recommendations for Federal jobs.
TELEWORK: GSA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and keep talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. Telework by Federal employees also reduces energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and traffic congestion. At the discretion of the supervisor, this position may be designated as telework eligible.
NOTICE REGARDING SALARY: Current SES members whose salary equal or exceed the maximum advertised salary for this vacancy ($192,300), will not lose pay if appointed to this position.
THIS POSITION IS DESIGNATED AS SES Career
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
An SES review panel will evaluate your resume based on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Applicants determined to be highly qualified may undergo an interview, other assessments and a reference check and may be required to provide a writing sample, work plan or other written product. If selected, you must be certified by an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board (QRB), unless you are a current career SES member, former career SES member with SES career reinstatement eligibility, or have successfully completed an OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program (SES CDP). You must receive QRB certification before you can be appointed to this position.
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Background checks and security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information
Drug test required
Please review the following information to determine which documents you must submit in order to complete your application.
ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume (NOT TO EXCEED 5 pages, including optional cover letter) which demonstrates your experience, accomplishments, training, education and awards, indicating possession of the Executive Core Qualifications listed in this announcement, but your resume must not address the ECQ’s through separate narrative responses. Your resume should also corroborate your possession of each of the Mandatory Technical Competencies (MTCs) listed in this announcement, which you must address separately in a supplemental statement as described in the paragraph below. Your resume MUST BE RESTRICTED TO NO MORE THAN FIVE PAGES. Information beyond the five page resume will not be evaluated. PLEASE DO NOT submit the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612) in lieu of a resume. PLEASE DO NOT submit separate narrative responses to address the Executive Core Qualifications.
ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a supplemental statement that separately addresses each of the SES Mandatory Technical Competencies (MTCs) stated in this announcement. Your supplemental statement MUST BE RESTRICTED to NO MORE THAN ONE PAGE FOR EACH of the Mandatory Competencies. INFORMATION BEYOND ONE PAGE FOR THE MTC WILL NOT BE EVALUATED.
SES NON-COMPETITVE APPLICANTS: Proof of SES non-competitive eligibility is required.
Proof consists of:
(1) an SF-50 showing your status as a:
(a) current Career SES appointee,
(b) former Career SES appointee with career SES reinstatement eligibility, or
(c) 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. NOTE: This applies only to current or reinstatement eligible Career SES-equivalent executives of the Government Accountability Office, the Transportation Security Administration, or the Office of the Inspector General of the United States Postal Service.
(2) a certificate of completion from an OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program (SES CDP). NOTE: This applies only if your Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) have been approved by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) through the SES CDP. These documents may be used to determine your eligibility to be considered under this announcement. Non-Competitive applicants must submit a complete application package as noted above. The agency has the option of considering you non-competitively or including you in the competitive process.
YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE NON-COMPETITVE CONSIDERATION IF YOU FAIL TO SUBMIT PROOF OF NON-COMPETITVE ELIGIBILITY.
CURRENT CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEE APPLICANTS: You must submit an SF-50 that shows your current position, title, series, grade and rate of basic pay as well as Tenure Group. This document will be used to determine your eligibility to be considered under this announcement.
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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