Chief Financial Officer
In this position, you will:Provide executive leadership over the formulation, presentation, and execution of the FEMA budgetCoordinate and develop detailed justifications for major expenditures to be incorporated in the overall FEMA allocation of fundsSupervise a professional and technical workforce engaged in all facets of budget, accounting, financial systems, and related programsConduct extensive evaluations of program goals and objectives and direct necessary adjustments to ensure complianceDevelop and coordinate initiatives and efforts to identify and resolve major financial management issues affecting Agency operations and programsDirect the assessment, development, implementation, and evaluation of financial management policy systems and operations, which are consistent with, and conform to existing laws, regulations, and approved principles and standardsCoordinate the Agency's financial management program and activities to ensure internal and management controls are adequate and compliant with the Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act, the Chief Financial Officers Act, and related Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) requirements
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 managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. An earned doctorate and senior leadership experience in an accredited institution of higher education or equivalent as both a highly skilled executive and as an accomplished educator are preferred but not required. The successful candidate will be a motivated leader who has a record of sound fiscal management, experience in a senior administrative position, and proficiency in community engagement.Each applicant is required to submit a comprehensive narrative statement, which addresses BOTH the mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) outlined below. Applicants who do not submit a supplemental narrative statement that addresses these factors will be ineligible for further consideration. The narrative portion for the Technical Qualifications MUST NOT EXCEED 6 PAGES TOTAL. The supplemental narrative statement for the Executive Core Qualifications should address the necessary level of management skills, characteristics, qualities, specialized knowledge, and technical competence that would indicate successful performance in the SES. This evidence must include clear and concise examples that emphasize the applicant’s level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives, and level of contacts. The narrative portion for the Executive Core Qualifications MUST NOT EXCEED 10 PAGES. For guidance in preparing a narrative statement addressing the ECQs, applicants can access OPM’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/The following categories of applicants may omit the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), but MUST address the Technical Qualification factors: 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. The Executive Core Qualifications of the selectee are subject to approval by the Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board (QRB). Unless you have already been certified by an OPM QRB in the past, your ECQs must be certified by an OPM QRB before appointment can occur.TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS – MANDATORY1. Authoritative knowledge of and experience with financial management authorities and regulations, program policy development, and business management functions to include budget development and execution, accounting and finance operations, multi-year contracting and procurement, and recruitment, hiring, and retention for a diverse workforce. 2. Substantive ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, with strong interpersonal skills in order to meet and deal effectively with officials at all levels, both within and outside of Government, including but not limited to the Office of Management and Budget, and the Congressional Appropriations Committees.3. Authoritative knowledge of and experience with program risk management to include internal control over financial management, effectiveness and efficiency of operations, reliability of reporting, and compliance. Failure to meet the basic qualification requirement and all Technical and Executive Core Qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.
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 Public Trust 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.Relocation and recruitment incentives MAY be authorized.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. If selected for this position you MAY be required to attend a two week Emergency Manager Orientation (EMO) Emmitsburg, MD. Travel is at FEMA’s expense and will occur from Sunday to Friday.This position has been identified as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) because of its security, public health, and/or public safety sensitivity, therefore you are subject to random drug testing under FEMA's Drug-Free Workplace Plan (DWP). Refusal to be tested will result in disciplinary action up to and including removal from federal service. (Remove statement if not applicable)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.Include any other information not covered elsewhere in the JOA (ex. firearms requirements, travel requirements, mandatory fitness requirements, etc.).