Director of Management Operations

### Trade and Development Agency
#### 1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA
##### Work Schedule is Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)
Opened Monday 11/14/2016 (0 day(s) ago)
Closes Wednesday 11/30/2016 (16 day(s) away)
## Job Overview
### Summary
Welcome to the U.S. Trade and Development Agency!
Who May Be Considered:
All groups of qualified individuals
Noncompetitive (Current career SES, QRB certified graduates of SES candidate development programs and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility)
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.
USTDA is ranked among the top three federal agencies in its category and government-wide, based on key indices measured by the 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). According to OPM, these key indices measure employee engagement and employee perceptions of the inclusivity of their agencies. For more information on the survey, please see
The Director of Management Operations is responsible for the management and coordination of all USTDA operational resources. The incumbent oversees and performs critical administrative management and support activities, including administrative policy development, financial management, acquisitions and procurement, human resources management and services, property management, travel operations and administrative processing, logistics, security, and emergency planning.
### Duties
The incumbent serves as the principle management advisor and operations consultant to the USTDA Director and Deputy Director, and other senior agency officials. Establishes the overall goals and objectives of the agency's operational and administrative functions, and supervises subordinate supervisors responsible for the day-to-day implementation and execution of programs, policies, plans, and staffs associated with: financial management, acquisitions and procurement, human resources management and services, property management, travel operations and administrative processing, logistics, security, and emergency planning. Participates with the Director and Deputy Director in planning and establishing operations policies, objectives and priorities, and strategic action plans which meet the critical needs of the organization. Provides executive level leadership and direction in coordinating and identifying crosscutting issues related to the achievement of operational goals. The incumbent provides expert guidance and direction on work problems presented by subordinate supervisors, and performs the duties and responsibilities, including:
Exercises comprehensive managerial oversight and authority over all agency-wide administrative and operational functions in support of the development and implementation of USTDA's administrative policies and program. Ensures that management controls are rigorous and effective in protecting U.S. Government assets and resources. Establishes internal priorities and assures that all functional responsibilities comply with existing Federal and agency policies.
Plans, develops, and directs a complex and multifunctional range of administrative, management and technical functions that facilitate the execution of day-to-day mission requirements and activities of USTDA.
Establishes and implements annual and multi-year organizational and strategic plans and schedules for USTDA's management operations.
### Travel Required
Occasional Travel
Domestic and foreign travel, sometimes under arduous conditiions
### Relocation Authorized
## Job Requirements
### Key Requirements
US Citizenship is required.
Background and security investigation for Top Secret Clearance.
Requires filing a Financial Disclosure Statement, SF-278.
Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
### Qualifications
Current or former Senior Executive Service members must submit documentation of their SES status and a narrative statement addressing only the Mandatory Technical Qualifications. Unless you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program, approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and been certified by OPM, you must also submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).
To meet the minimum qualifications, applicant must possess the following mandatory technical and executive core qualifications. These qualifications would typically be gained through progressively responsible management or executive level assignments such as director of an office or program manager. An individual's total experience, education and volunteer work experience must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position.
Graduates of approved SES Candidate Development Programs must include a copy of their OPM certification of eligibility and a narrative statement addressing only the technical qualifications.
To be considered, all applicants must address each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications listed below in a narrative statement.
Your examples should be clear and concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of the programs managed, program accomplishments, including results of your actions, policy initiatives, and level of contacts. Each Technical Qualification and each ECQ, if required, must be addressed separately and include experience (paid and unpaid), education, training, awards, and/or self-development activities related to each. For assistance in preparing your narratives, refer to the Guide to Senior Executive Qualifications at Narrative statements may not exceed 2 pages for each individual Technical and each individual ECQ. If you exceed these limits, you will not be considered.
Mandatory Technical Qualifications:
1. Knowledge of and experience in the management of a variety of complex operational programs, including one or more of the following: Financial Management, Acquisitions, Human Resources Management, Facilities, and Administrative Services.
2. Demonstrated experience in ensuring that programs and policies are implemented and adjusted, as necessary and appropriate results are achieved.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting processes, either for operational or programmatic purposes.
4. Demonstrated ability to apply experience in solving complex problems, and developing innovative strategies and approaches to a full range of management and/or operational situations and issues.
5. Demonstrated ability to develop strategic plans or other planning documents to meet organizational goals.
Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications:
ECQ 1 ? Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to the ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
Related Competencies : Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision
ECQ 2 ? Leading People: 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.
Related Competencies : Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building
ECQ 3 ? Results Driven: 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.
Related Competencies : Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility
ECQ 4 ? Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial and information resources strategically.
Related Competencies : Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management
ECQ 5 ? Building Coalitions: 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.
Related Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating.
Fundamental Competencies : The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, Public Service Motivation.
Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at
### Security Clearance
Top Secret
## Additional Information
### What To Expect Next
After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume and other application documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification and eligibility requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications and eligibility requirements on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire and may interview the best-qualified applicants. For status updates on your application, log into your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information." After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. A final job offer for this position is typically made within several weeks after the closing date of the vacancy announcement. After confirming a job offer, all other applicants will be notified of their non-selection.
USTDA offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits including life insurance, a wide variety of health insurance plans, a retirement plan, a thrift savings plan (similar to a 401(k)) which includes employer-matched contributions, annual vacation and sick leave, and training opportunities. For general information on major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit
### Other Information
Conditions of Employment:
Applicants must be eligible to obtain and keep a security clearance. Appointment is subject to the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
If you left federal employment and received a buyout and you are selected for this position, you may be required to repay the full amount of the buyout to the agency that paid you.
As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
Selection for this position may require serving a 1-year probationary period.
Selection may require completion of a 1-year supervisory probationary period.
If selected, you will be required to file, a Financial Disclosure Statement on Standard Form 278 (SF-278).
Work Schedule:
This position will be filled as full-time.
Miscellaneous :
USTDA uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit
Salary Range: $123,175.00 to $170,400.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: ES-0301-00/00
Promotion Potential: 00
Supervisory Status: Yes
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 455680400
Job Announcement Number: TDA-17-ES-1843578CP 92aa3977bb7d46febb4aa3d8c66e49dc

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