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The Office of the Director in the National Institutes of Health is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Office of Management Assessment (OMA). This is a career Federal position in the Senior Executive Service. See "Responsibilities" section for a list of the major responsibilities.
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- This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity to serve as a key member of the OD leadership team
- Provides broad management oversight and advice to the Deputy Director for Management and the Institutes and Centers on risk assessment, management reviews, corrective actions, and NIH-wide management activities related to regulations.
- Provides centralized management survey and review capability to promote program integrity.
- Provides broad management oversight and advice to the Deputy Director for Management on delegations of authority, FAIR Act and Privacy Act requirements, records and forms management, organizational and functional analysis, and policy issuances.
- Serves as the NIH central liaison for audits, evaluations, and investigations conducted by the Government Accountability Office, the DHHS Office of Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Congressional staff members and others.
- Develops and implements policy and the Annual Management Control Plan related to management controls to prevent fraud, waste, abuse and conflict of interest.
- Produces NIH's annual FMFIA Statement of Assurance to ensure activities are well supported, analyzed for material weaknesses or reportable conditions, and followed up on corrective action plans.
- Assumes lead responsibility for reviewing allegations received through the DHHS Office of Inspector General Hotline that are referred to NIH for action.
- OMA has a staff of approximately 74 FTE employees and contractors with an annual budget of approximately $14 million.
Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment
- Position is subject to a background investigation.
- This position requires completion of a public financial disclosure report.
This vacancy requires that the selectee submit a narrative response to the Executive Core Qualifications.
The OD seeks candidates who have a commitment to excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization. All competitive candidates for SES positions with the Federal Government must demonstrate leadership experience indicative of senior executive level management capability. To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, applicants must meet the requirements for the GS-343 series (GS-14/15 or equivalent) as defined by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Standards Manual for General Schedule Positions which is available at: OPM Qualifications Standards GS-343 website under Administrative and Management Positions and show in your five (5) page resume that you possess the Professional Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below. It is recommended that your resume emphasize levels of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, and program accomplishments and results.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs) ( Mandatory for Selectee ):
If selected , you MUST submit a narrative statement in response to each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) described in the Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications .
It is STRONGLY recommended that you visit the following Office of Personnel Management (OPM) webpage for more information regarding the Fundamental Competencies and how to write your ECQs: https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/
Candidates must possess experience at the senior level (GS-14/15 level or equivalent) in the following job-specific Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs). The PTQs measure technical expertise required by this position. It is recommended that the corresponding PTQs are annotated in parenthesis within your five (5) page resume. Separate PTQ narratives will not be accepted or considered .
PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQs) ( Mandatory) :
Your responses to the below PTQs must be incorporated into your five (5) page resume. It is recommended that the corresponding PTQs are annotated in parenthesis. Separate PTQ narratives will not be accepted or considered .
Political, Schedule C, Non-career SES Appointee*: In the last five years, based on the closing date of this announcement, have you been or are you currently an employee in the Executive Branch serving on a political, Schedule C, or Non-career SES appointment? If yes, and you are selected through this vacancy announcement, you may be required to obtain approval by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prior to beginning employment.
(If you have this experience, please include within your 5-page resume)
*A political appointee is an appointment made by the President without confirmation by the Senate (5 CFR 213.3102(c)) OR an Assistant position to a top-level Federal official if filled by a person designated by the President as a White House Fellow (5 CFR 213.3102(z)). A Non-career SES appointee is approved by the White House and serves at the pleasure of the appointing official without time limitations. A Schedule C appointee occupies a position excepted from the competitive service by the President, or by the Director, OPM, because of the confidential or policy-determining nature of the position duties.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
NIH is located in Bethesda, MD; our campus is adjacent to downtown Bethesda, MD, at the Medical Center Metro station, and close to shops, walking trails, and restaurants.
Travel and Transportation expenses may be authorized in accordance with applicable Federal Travel Regulations governing the relocation of current Federal employees and new appointees.
A one-year probationary period must be served by the individual selected if not currently or previously in the career Senior Executive Service.
In an effort to promote efficiency in the hiring process, additional selections may be made across the entire Department of Health and Human Services within the Washington, DC commuting area through this vacancy announcement.
Standards of Conduct/Financial Disclosure: The National Institutes of Health inspires public confidence in our science by maintaining high ethical principles. NIH employees are subject to Federal government-wide regulations and statutes as well as agency-specific regulations described at the NIH Ethics website . We encourage you to review this information.
This position requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.
Financial Suitability: It is the policy of the government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.
Equal Opportunity Employment: Equality is held as one of the most important values here at NIH. Selection for this, and any other position, will be based solely on merit. NIH does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, politics, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.
If you are a hearing impaired individual seeking assistance with the application process, you may contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in this announcement by phoning a relay operator at 711. For additional information see Maryland Relay .
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly: NIH Reasonable Accommodations Website . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Selective Service: As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
Veteran's Preference: Does not apply to the SES.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)
Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness
Your application, regardless of the format, must describe your job-related qualifications pertinent to this position. The announcement number must be entered on the first page of your application. Please submit:
Five (5) page resume that contains your full name and contact information and addresses the PTQs listed under Qualifications.
Your resume should not exceed the five (5) page limit, only the first five (5) pages of your resume will be reviewed.
Separate PTQ narratives will not be accepted or considered. It is recommended that the corresponding PTQs are annotated in parenthesis within your five (5) page resume. Resumes that exceed (5) pages may not be considered.
Do not include your date of birth or Social Security Number on application materials.
If you are a current or former Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your last Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing your position, title, series, grade, and eligibility.
If you are a current or former SES, you must submit a copy of your SF-50 showing your completion of the SES probationary period.
If you are an SES Candidate Development Program Candidate and your ECQs have been approved by OPM, please provide certificate/document indicating OPM approval.
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