<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />TTB's mission is to collect alcohol, tobacco, firearms and ammunition excise taxes; to ensure that alcohol beverages are labeled, advertised and marketed in accordance with the law; and administer laws and regulations in a manner that protects the revenue, protects the consumer, and promotes voluntary compliance. TTB is recognized as one of the Federal government's best places to work. We ranked in the top 2% of agency subcomponents (#8 of 415) in 2018. See www.bestplacestowork.org .<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As a Deputy Director, International Affairs Division, you will:<br /> <ul> <li>Assist the Director by developing and setting policy for the Division's program responsibilities, goals, objectives, and work plans.</li> <li>Oversee and direct the work of subordinate staff carrying out work that supports TTB's international trade and tax program(s).<br /> </li> <li>Conduct continuous appraisals of resource utilization in order to accomplish Division program objectives and goals.<br /> </li> <li>Serve as the principal advisor on Division issues and matters pertaining to importation and exportation of alcohol products to the Director, Administrator, Assistant Administrator Headquarters Operations, and other Bureau officials. Represents the Bureau at Congressional committee hearings regarding any legislation affecting importation and exportation of alcohol products.<br /> </li> <li>Serve as principal spokesperson for TTB on such matters at conferences, formal and informal meetings, gatherings, and discussions.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Possible travel of 1-5 nights per month.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 15 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."</li> <li>Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.</li> <li>Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.</li> </ul> <br /> The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume. <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br /><strong>Specialized experience:</strong> For the GS-<strong>15</strong>, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-<strong>14 </strong>grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: <br /><br /><strong>-Experience applying and analyzing U.S. alcohol laws and regulations; and beverage alcohol treaties administered or enforced by Federal, state and foreign agencies. AND<br /> -Strategic planning and performance measurement development and implementation. AND<br /> -Implementing policies, determining goals and objectives, and determining the best approach or solution for long-range program needs.<br /> </strong><br />In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following <strong>time-in-grade requirement</strong>, if applicable:<br />For the GS-<strong>15</strong>, you must have been at the GS-<strong>14 </strong>level for 52 weeks.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. <br />- This is a non-bargaining unit position.<br />- We offer opportunities for telework.<br />- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.<br /><br /><strong>CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT</strong>: <br />- A one year probationary period may be required.<br />- A one year supervisory or managerial probationary period may be required.<br />- Must successfully complete a background investigation.<br />- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.<br />- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.<br />- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.<br />- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.<br />- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.<br />- Undergo an income tax verification. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.<br /><br /><strong>Rating</strong>: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: <strong>Technical, Leadership and Communication</strong>. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.<br /><br /><strong>Referral</strong>: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. <br /><br />If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ) you must receive a score of 92 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. </strong> Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). <br /><br /><strong>All applicants are required to submit a résumé</strong> either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .<br /><br /><strong>CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION</strong>: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.<br /><br /><strong>CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES — Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment</strong>: <br />- Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)<br />- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.<br /><strong>If you are applying under a special hiring authority</strong> (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.<br /><strong>PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL</strong> – Submit a copy of your most recent, signed, completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating. If it is not dated within the last 18 months or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.<br /><br /><strong>Recommended Documents</strong>: In addition, we recommend that you submit the following:<br />- A list of awards received (if applicable). Please do not send copies of awards.<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.