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The DCCHCO for Strategic Services is responsible for overseeing, planning, coordinating and implementing FEMA's strategic programs, including budget formulation, and allocation of human and material resources. Responsible for identifying operational program goals and objectives, ensuring that these goals and objectives are fully implemented to successfully meet mission requirements. This position will be responsible for the development of effective human capital governances, Human Resource policies and systems, analytics information, and auditing processes into programs and initiatives. Develops and maintains metrics through subordinate managers for the purpose of monitoring work status to assess the overall effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of the organization. Identifies any program deficiencies and takes the appropriate action to resolve the problem and maintain program operations in support of OCCHCO's, mission, goals, and objectives.
Responsible for overseeing and reviewing the expenditure of funds of OCCHO's programs and projects on a regular basis and assures the effective expenditure of these funds, authorizing cost-saving initiatives to increase efficiency while reducing operating costs and maintaining a high level of professional proficiency.
Manages the development and use of statistical information for such considerations as staffing/retention rates, diversity outreach and competency assessment.
Provide strategies for directing systematic OCCHCO program planning and execution geared to support FEMA's long-range goals and objectives in support of such issues as work force shaping, succession planning, restructuring, regionalization, consolidation, and, information technology. Evaluates the effectiveness of administrative and management programs, directs special studies and analyses to enhance the services of the functional areas of OCCHCO to FEMA customers, and ensures the implementation of cost effective and feasible solutions.
Responsible for selecting subordinate supervisors and other division staff as appropriate; setting performance standards for Division Directors, Branch Chiefs and senior staff; developing and overseeing the implementation of plans for meeting training and developmental needs; and developing workforce management plans to ensure OCCHCO is adequately staffed.
Attends meeting with high level officials from DHS, OPM, OMB, other agencies and outside stakeholders – to include Congressional hearings- making commitments on behalf of the CCHCO within the boundaries of policy and regulation.
Perform other duties as assigned.
EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.
Occasional travel – This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
- File a Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278) within 30 days of appointment.
- If selected, a one-year SES Probationary period may be required.
- Must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance.
- This position is subject to random drug testing.
Failure to meet the basic qualification requirement and all Technical and Executive Core Qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.
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 management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector.
To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualifications (TQs) listed below.
We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.
The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY. Although you should not address the ECQs or TQs separately, evidence of each must be clearly reflected in your resume.
Any information in excess of 5 pages WILL NOT be considered.
A sample 5-page resume that incorporates ECQs and TQs can be viewed on this link (indexed at page 29 – 37): http: www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS – MANDATORY
- Demonstrated executive-level experience in managing and directing an agency's human capital and human resources programs, such as strategic workforce planning and analysis; position management and classification; and employee relations and labor-management program.
- Demonstrated experience successfully managing a diverse portfolio of human capital programs, to include those designed to provide services to employees, such as Employee Assistance, Health and Wellness, Worker's Compensation, and Employee Engagement and Work-life programs.
- Demonstrated experience in overseeing and effecting policies, Human Resource analytics and information systems, and audit and accountability programs.
- Demonstrated experience in providing leadership and directing budget formulation, contract and procurement activities, and allocation of human resources materials for a large complex organization.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):
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.
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.
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.
ECQ 4: BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
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.
Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http: www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp.
The following categories of applicants may omit the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), but the Technical Qualifications must be addressed within your Resume:
- Applicants who are currently serving under a SES career appointment (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50–Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES).
- Applicants who are eligible for reinstatement to the SES (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50–Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES).
- Applicants who are graduates of OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Programs (must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification).
All required application materials will be reviewed to determine if applicants meet the mandatory qualification requirements. Qualification and experience determinations will be based only on the information supplied by the applicant. The best-qualified candidates for this position will be distinguished from other applicants by an evaluation committee to determine the degree to which qualification requirements are met. Applicants should provide specific evidence of possession of the mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications, as outlined under Qualifications Criteria, to assist the evaluation committee in determining the best-qualified candidates that will be considered for final selection.
[Mandatory Statement]: 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.
There are no educational requirements for this position.
- To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Top Secret/SCI as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check after initial job qualifications are determined ( Mythbuster ), review of financial issues, such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. For more information on background investigations for Federal jobs please visit the OPM website at https: www.opm.gov/investigations/background-investigations/ .
- DHS 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.
- This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position.
- Persons newly appointed to a career SES position are required to serve a one-year probationary period.
- All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for an extended period of time.
- If selected, you will be subject to 24-hour on-call in the event of an emergency. In this event, this service may include duties other than those specified in the official position description. Selectee must be able to relocate to emergency sites with little advance notice and function under intense physical and mental stress.
- Mandatory Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT) for salary payment is a condition of employment at DHS/FEMA. Selectee will be required to participate in DD/EFT.
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 on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments and experience. Your application will be evaluated by an internal rating and ranking panel. Highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. Unless you have already been previously certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB), your Executive Core Qualifications must be certified by an OPM-sponsored QRB prior to appointment.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk
Trust determination process
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.