Overview

Duties

Summary

The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs (DAS RA) position is within the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and a Senior Executive Service (SES) position. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs is responsible for the overall development, direction, management, and implementation of EDA-wide programs.

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Responsibilities

The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs is responsible for the overall development, direction, management, and implementation of EDA-wide program, policies, procedures, and guidance that comply with legislation, regulations, Secretarial directives, and OMB circulars and executive orders, including those related to environmental protection; advancing management and policy priorities; and/or assisting EDA in implementing the recommendations of OMB, the GAO, and the OIG.

The incumbent performs the following specific duties:

The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs provides oversight of the Regional Office to ensure EDA-wide consistency in grant development, vetting, evaluation and selection, as well as the efficient management and administration of EDA grants throughout EDA's Regions.

Oversees the Economic Development Integration and Disaster Recovery Division which manages the integration business practice and EDA's disaster recovery activities.

Leads, and coordinates taskforces comprised of Headquarters' and Regional Office staff for the purpose of disseminating and adopting best practices; developing and implementing standardized operating procedures; streamlining grants management and administration procedures; and/or developing the programmatic requirements for information technology systems and upgrades.

Responsible for executive level direction and oversight of EDA-wide strategic planning efforts, special initiatives and supplement appropriations for disasters and other emergencies and internal management controls for grants management and administration.

Implementing the recommendations of OMB, GAO, and OIG. Coordinates, reviews, and prepares EDA's official response to formal reports and audits received from the OIG, GAO, DOC, and others, as required, and directs the development and implementation of a program performance analysis, measurement, reporting system, the integration of this system with EDA's strategic planning and operations management system.

Working in concert with the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, to ensure that program performance evaluation systems and activities ae fully integrated into budget justification and executive activities.

Travel Required

50% or less – Travel to all Regional Offices.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • 1.Selectee must be able to obtain a Moderate Risk security clearance.
  • 2.Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278 filing within 30 days is required).
  • 3.Incumbent may be subject to geographical mobility.
  • 4.This position is subject to pre-employment & random drug testing.

Applicants are required to submit only a resume which provides detailed evidence of how they meet the mandatory Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) and mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Applicants currently serving on a career SES appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program with ECQs certified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board (QRB) are not required to be evaluated on the ECQs. For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf

If selected for the position as your initial career SES appointment, you will be required to submit a written narrative statement addressing all of the ECQs. The Department of Commerce will work with the selectee to develop the appropriate ECQ narrative for OPM QRB certification, as needed.

Qualifications

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):

The following are the five ECQs and their fundamental competencies which are selection criteria for SES positions. The ECQs were developed to assess executive experience and potential, not to evaluate technical experience.

ECQ 1 – 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. (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. (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. (Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)

ECQ 4 – BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (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. (Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)

PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQs):

PTQ 1 -Demonstrated experience and understanding of a complex organization's policy development principles, practices and processes and the ability to communicate effective management policies and practices within such contexts to top-level agency officials and legislators.

PTQ 2 – Demonstrated experience and understanding of strategic and operational planning and the ability to oversee development and implementation of a complex multi-year strategic plan related to regional, state, and local economic development.

PTQ 3 – Demonstrated experience and understanding of current economic development practices, such as enhancing regional competitiveness, innovative finance, public-private partnerships, university-based economic development, entrepreneurship, industry cluster development, workforce development, and other theories and practices that relate to economic growth.

Education

Additional information

Background Investigation: This position requires a Moderate Risk clearance and is designated as Non-Sensitive and requires that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish security eligibility.

Financial Disclosure: This position is covered under the Ethics in Government Act, which requires comprehensive financial disclosures from employees. The appointee will be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278), within 30 days after his/her appointment, and then annually thereafter.

Qualifications Approval and Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the Senior Executive Service must have their executive core qualifications approved by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Mobility: Individuals selected for Senior Executive Service positions may be subject to reassignment across geographical, organizational, and functional lines.

The materials you send with your application will not be returned.

Veterans' preference is not applicable to positions in the Senior Executive Service.

Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package. Privacy Act – Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Signature – Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

False Statements – If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired, you may be fired after you begin work, or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

Selective Service – If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must possess all of the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications and Professional/Technical Qualifications listed above. These qualifications would typically be acquired through education, experience, and training which reflect progressive development and achievement in managing a comprehensive business program in a complex organization. An individual's total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position. Applicants must meet all of the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

In addition to your online application, the following documents must be submitted and received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement:

Resume – You must submit a resume to be eligible for this position. Your resume must show how you possess the ECQs and PTQs required for this position. In addition, it is recommended your resume include the following information:

a. Your full name, email address, mailing address (including zip code), and day and evening telephone numbers.

b. Paid and Non-paid job-related work experience. For each job listed you are to provide: job title; duties and accomplishments; employers' name and address; supervisor's name and phone number; starting and ending dates (month and year); hours per week; salary; and if a Federal position – title, series, and grade/pay band.
c. Education. Provide name, city and state of all schools attended; i.e., colleges and universities, vocational, trade, business, technical. Provide dates of attendance, major, and type and year of any degrees received. Provide dates of attendance, major, and type and year of any degrees received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the following website: http: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

d. Other Job Related Qualifications Information: Provide training courses, special skills you possess, certificates and licenses, honors, awards, special accomplishments, etc., applicable to the position.

Additional documents you may submit:

1. For current Senior Executives or individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility: You are encouraged to submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your career appointment status in the SES.

2. For current Federal employees: You are encouraged to submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your current tenure, position title, series, grade level and pay.

3. For OPM QRB certified SES Candidate Development Program (SESCDP) Graduates: You are encouraged to submit your OPM certificate of QRB ECQ approval.

Documents not listed above including writing samples, recommendation letters, narrative ECQ and PTQ statements, and proof of veteran status will not be considered and will not be forwarded to the rating panel or selecting official.

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.

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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