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Deputy Assistant Secretary- Public Safety, Resource Protection, Emergency Management,ES-0340-00

Office of the Secretary of the Interior Washington, DC
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Deputy Assistant Secretary- Public Safety, Resource Protection, Emergency Management,ES-0340-00

##### Department of the Interior

Office of the Secretary of the Interior


- ##### Open & closing dates

07/30/2019 to 08/30/2019

- ##### Service

Senior Executive

- ##### Pay scale & grade

ES 00

- ##### Salary

$174,825 to $192,300 per year

- ##### Appointment type

Permanent - Permanent- Senior Executive Service (SES)

- ##### Work schedule

Full-Time - Full Time


1 vacancy in the following location:


Washington, DC 1 vacancy

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed


##### Telework eligible


- Duties

### Summary

Department of the Interior structures its SES positions into
categories to determine the minimum pay for each position. This is
a Category 1 position. The minimum pay for this position is
$174,825.00. Pay is set based on consideration of the selectee's
current salary and other factors.

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

**The Department of the Interior:**

- **\*\*Manages one in every five acres of land in the United
- **\*\*Operates more than 800 dams and irrigation facilities.**
- **\*\*Oversees water projects that irrigate lands generating 60
percent of our Nation's vegetables.**
- **\*\*Manages lands and waters that generate one-third of the
Nation's domestic energy supply.**
- **\*\*Undertakes research and provides scientific information to
advance our knowledge of our surroundings.**
- **\*\*Serves American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated
island communities.**
- **\*\*Works with States to restore abandoned mine land sites and
protects communities.**
- **\*\*Manages 388 national park units and 542 wildlife
- **\*\*Employs over 75,000 individuals at approximately 2,400
locations across the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S.
territories, and freely associated states who work with
thousands of state, local, and public interest groups to help
cities and towns address their natural resource needs. **

**The security clearance requirement is not a prerequisite to apply
for this position. The incumbent of this position, must possess the
ability to obtain and maintain a Sensitive Compartmented Information
(SCI) security clearance. This position requires pre and post
employment drug screening.
**Veterans preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service

As Deputy Assistant Secretary - Public Safety, Resource Protection,
and Emergency Services (DAS PRE), the incumbent is the focal point
in the Department of the Interior and (1) serves as principal
advisor to the Assistant Secretary and the Secretary and (2)
develops and implements policy regarding the following
department-wide programs, law enforcement and security, wildland
fire, aviation, emergency management, and international border
policies, systems, and issues. The incumbent coordinates and
monitors a wide variety of special emphasis and high priority law
enforcement issues. The DOI law enforcement function consists of
approximately 4,300 officers assigned to seven separate and distinct
organizational units within five DOI bureaus.

**Duties and Responsibilities**:

Duties and responsibilities described below are applicable to the
following program areas: law enforcement and security, emergency
management, wildland fire, aviation, and international border

Directs the overall planning, development and coordination of
department- policy capable of meeting the requirements of the
complex, and potentially dangerous, situations faced daily by

Oversees, plans, formulates, and prescribes the standards concerning
each unique program area.. Serves as the focal point for
coordinating strategies, program efforts, and objectives of DOI
offices and bureaus, as appropriate, to meet the dictates of the
Assistant Secretary and the Secretary.

Ensures effective policy coordination and information flow between
the Department and bureau staffs, as well as among Office of the
Secretary (OS) offices.

Ensures that policy, strategy, and resources are effectively and
efficiently aligned with bureau and OS office needs; coordinate
internal and external communication (classified and unclassified)
functions; and to coordinate all DOI requests for emergency or other
supplemental funding and expenditures.

Is the DOI law enforcement and national security point of contact
and coordinator for external customers, such as other Federal law
enforcement and security agencies, as well as state and local law
enforcement entities. Additionally, serves as the primary point of
contact on all Department Continuity programs (classified and

Oversees implementation of security measures at all DOI locations to
detect and prevent terrorist-related acts. Ensures that the
relevant DOI bureaus are fully integrated into the various systems
and programs designed to detect and prevent such acts.

Formulates, plans, and recommends appropriate program changes to
ensure responsiveness to advances in technology and the changing
face of threats identified or perceived. Analyzes, reviews, and
evaluates initiatives to ensure their objectives, approaches, and
practices conform to current requirements and policies. Consults
with and furnishes advice to the Assistant Secretary and other
departmental staff in the development or expansion of programs
affecting these program areas. Helps to redefine and modify
elements within these programs to support departmental mission

Represents the Assistant Secretary and the Secretary in both
internal and external meetings. Establishes and maintains close and
continuing contact and effective liaison with DOI program offices
and bureaus, congressional staffs, high-ranking representatives of
state and local government, tribes, and top level business
executives in all five program areas. Represents the Assistant
Secretary and the Secretary on various high level departmental and
interdepartmental committees and task forces.

**This is a Category 1 position**.

### Travel Required

Occasional travel - On occasion the incumbent maybe required to
travel to regional bureau's, offices, or organizations.

##### Supervisory status


##### Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

0340 Program Management

- Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

- U.S. citizenship is required
- Occasional travel may be required
- Participation in direct deposit is required
- Ability to obtain and maintain the clearance level required by
the position

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must
provide evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership
and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive
level management capability and directly related to the skills and
abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory
Technical Qualifications listed below. The ideal candidate will have
experience supervising employees through subordinate supervisors and
have experience hiring, developing, and evaluating employees.
Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or
above the GS-14/15 grade level in the federal service or its
equivalent in the private sector or non-governmental organizations.
Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all
executive and technical qualification factors automatically
disqualifies an applicant.

Applicants who meet all the mandatory executive and technical
qualifications will be evaluated by a panel of SES members to
determine the degree to which they possess each of the listed
qualifications. This evaluation will determine which applicants are
best qualified. Total background, including experience, education,
awards, self-development, and training will be reviewed. This
information will be obtained from the application package, including
the required narrative statements for the technical and Executive
Core Qualifications described in this vacancy.

As such, your resume should demonstrate that you have the knowledge,
skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities
inherent in most SES positions such as:

? Directing the work of an organizational unit;
? Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or
? Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals,
evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve
performance; and
? Supervising the work of employees; and exercising important
policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions.

**If your resume does not include these basic qualifications, you
will not be determined qualified for this position.**

We recommend that your resume addressing the ECQs include examples
that are clear, concise, and emphasize their level of
responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs,
activities, or services managed; program accomplishments; policy
initiatives undertaken; the sensitivity and criticality of the
issues addressed; and the results of actions taken.

### Qualifications

**Executive Core Qualifications:

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE**: You must have demonstrated an 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. **

**Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, External
Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision**

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: ** You must demonstrate 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

**Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging
Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building**

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.

Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service,
Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: **This ECQ involves the ability to manage
human, financial, and information resources strategically. **

**Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital
Management, Technology Management**

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: **This ECQ 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.

Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy,

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

**Mandatory Technical Qualifications**:

1. Please explain any demonstrated knowledge of law enforcement
laws, regulations, policies and programs, and their
implementation across geographically dispersed locations.
Experience with natural resource/land management law enforcement
is desired.
2. Please explain any demonstrated background in managing a
national law enforcement staff and be experienced in all aspects
of professional policing including training, drug enforcement,
intelligence and information sharing, physical and personnel
security, and internal affairs.
3. Please explain any demonstrated executive level ability to
collaboratively work across organizational lines in implementing
policies and practices, including leading and working with
executive level teams.
4. Please describe your knowledge of the variety of cultures and
missions across Interior bureaus and offices.

When addressing both the ECQ's and Mandatory Technical
Qualifications it is highly recommended that you utilize the
Challenge- Context Action Result(s) (CCAR) Model.

### **Challenge Context Action Result Model**

An ECQ or Mandatory Technical Qualification (MTQ) statement should
include more than one examples of relevant experience.

- **Challenge.** Describe a specific problem or goal.
- **Context.** Talk about the individuals and groups you worked
with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to tackle a
particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of
Congress, shrinking budget, low morale).
- **Action.** Discuss the specific actions you took to address a
- **Result**. Give specific examples of the results of your
actions. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and
effectiveness of your leadership skills.

### Education

This position does not have a positive education requirement.

### Additional information

The applicant selected for this position will be required to file a
Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278, and the supplemental form,
Confidential Statement of Employment and Financial Interest, DI-278.
All forms must be filed within 30 days after the selection for this

The sensitivity level of the position requires completion of a
successful background investigation of the selectee. Prior to
appointment, all applicants tentatively selected for this position
may be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug

**Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment
offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years)
political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employees in the
executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last
5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES
employee in the executive branch, you must disclose that to the
Human Resources Office.**

### 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 for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.

You will be evaluated based on the information you provide.
Verification of performance, suitability, and security information
from reference checks will be taken into consideration when making
an offer of employment.

You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total
accomplishments, experience, and education. Your application will be
evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified
candidates may undergo an interview and reference checks. The
Department of the Interior's Executive Resources Board (ERB) will
review results and make recommendations on final selection to the
appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by a
Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be
certified by a QRB after selection and before appointment can

**To preview questions please click here.**

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance

Sensitive Compartmented Information

##### Drug test required


- Required Documents

Required Documents

**1. REQUIRED** Your resume - it must contain information sufficient
to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized
experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement.
Insufficient information will result in a not qualified rating. It
is recommended that you include the following information:

Full name, mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers
Educational information, including the name, city and state of
colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year
of any degrees received
Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to
this position including:
- Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)
- Duties and accomplishments
- Employer's name and address
- Supervisor's name and phone number
- Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year)
- Salary
- Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor
- Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments

**2. REQUIRED** A narrative statement addressing each of the
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) and Technical Qualifications -
experience (paid and unpaid), education, training, awards, and/or
self-development activities as related to each. Each ECQ and each
technical qualification must be addressed separately. The narrative
addressing ECQ's must follow the format provided
at\_2010.pdf (Adobe
Acrobat required). Narrative statements must not exceed 2 pages for
each individual technical qualification(s). However, the submission
of your entire ECQ package (i.e., all five ECQ's narrative
statements) may not exceed 10 pages in its totality. **IF YOU EXCEED


If you are a graduate of an approved SES Candidate Development
Program, you must include a copy of the OPM certification of
eligibility and a narrative statement addressing only the technical


If you are a current or former SES member, you must submit
documentation of your SES status (i.e., SF-50 appointing you into
the SES) and a narrative statement addressing only the technical

**This document MUST be submitted using "Qualifications" as Document

**3. REQUIRED** If you are a current Federal employee, a copy of a
recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that indicates
Federal status, grade, tenure, and type of service. Please remove
your social security number and date of birth.

**4. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED** A copy of your most recent annual
performance appraisal (from either the Federal or private sector).
Please remove your social security number.

**5. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED** Candidates are requested to complete the
DI-1935, Applicant Background Survey, on a voluntary basis.
Information will be used solely to review compliance with Federal
law. Failure to complete this form will not affect consideration.
The form can be found online

**All of the documentation listed above is required to be attached
to your application, if it is applicable to your candidacy. Failure
to attach any of the documentation listed above which proves your
candidacy for this position will result in
disqualification/non-consideration for this position.**


**1. A Copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal (from
either the Federal or private sector). Please remove your social
security number.

2. Candidates are requested to complete the DI-1935, Applicant
Background Survey, on a voluntary basis. Information will be used
solely to review compliance with Federal law. Failure to complete
this form will not affect consideration. The form can be found
online at

To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom (or right)
of this screen and follow the prompts to register, answer a few
questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your
saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account
at and click on "My Applications". Click on
the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

The following categories of applicants but MUST address the
Technical Qualification factors. These Categories include: **
- 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), or

- 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), or

- Applicants who are graduates of OPM-approved SES Candidate
Development Programs (must provide proof of OPM Qualifications
Review Board certification).

#### 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.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal

To be eligible for Secondary/Administrative (Law Enforcement)
retirement coverage the incumbent must have prior law enforcement
experience as gained by substantial service in a primary law
enforcement officer position or equivalent experience outside the
Federal government. The incumbent must be able to obtain/maintain a
Type 1 Law Enforcement Commission and meet physical fitness
standards to maintain the Commission.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
benefits offered.

- How to Apply

Applicants must submit all the required information, as stated

1. Your Resume must include the required information listed below:

a. Vacancy Announcement Number and Position Title

b. Your full name, day and evening phone numbers, e-mail and mailing
address. If applicable, reinstatement eligibility to the Senior
Executive Service and dates held during the SES career

c. Job titles (include series and grade if Federal job), salaries,
employers' names and addresses, supervisors' names and phone numbers
(indicate if we may contact your current and former supervisors),
duties, starting and ending dates and hours per week of paid or
non-paid work experience that relates to this vacancy.

d. Job-related training courses, special skills, certificates and
licenses, honors, awards, publications and special

e. Educational information, including the name, city and state of
colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year
of any degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from
schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the
U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to
the following U.S. Department of Education

f. Your resume must include evidence of how you possess the five
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). In addition, your resume
should clearly demonstrate the Technical Qualifications required by
this vacancy announcement.

Your application and SF-50 for this announcement must be received
online via the USAJOBS/Application Manager application system by
11:59 PM Eastern Time on closing date of the announcement. Failure
to submit a complete application will eliminate an applicant from
further consideration. Applicants must contact the Human Resources
Specialist point of contact before the closing date if assistance is
needed when submitting an application.

The Department of the Interior provides reasonable accommodation to
applicants with disabilities, on a case-by-case basis. Please use
the agency contact listed below if you require this for any part of
the application and hiring process.

It is your responsibility to verify that information entered,
uploaded, and sent is received and is accurate.

To begin the application process, you will need to Apply Online, by
clicking Apply Online.

### Agency contact information

### DC HR Assistant

##### Phone


##### Fax


##### Email

##### Address

Office of the Secretary of the Interior
1849 C Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20240
United States

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps

We will conduct a qualifications evaluation of applicants who supply
all requested material. Qualified applicants will be rated and
ranked by a panel. Best qualified candidates will be referred to the
selecting official for further consideration and possible interview.
You will be notified of the outcome after completion of the
selection process.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to
apply, visit Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at will be considered.

Office of the Secretary of the Interior


Washington, DC