The U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ" or "Department") is the principal federal agency charged with enforcing federally protected civil and constitutional rights. The Civil Rights Division ("CRT" or "Division") is primarily responsible for enforcing federal statutes and executive orders that prohibit, among other things, unlawful discrimination in education, employment, housing, police services, public accommodations and facilities, voting, and federally funded and conducted programs. The laws that the Division enforces also prohibit conduct by law enforcement agencies, as well as conditions of public residential institutions, such as health care and correctional facilities, that violate the constitution.
As a managing attorney, the incumbent's responsibilities will include: establishing, overseeing and assessing Division management and personnel practices and policies, leading the strategic planning (budget and personnel), maintaining and improving operations, and coordinating the Division's responses to oversight requests from Congress, other components of the Department, and other federal entities.
CRT offices are near the Metro transportation system or other public transportation, and are conveniently accessible to restaurants, museums and other Washington, D.C. area attractions. Most jobs in the Division offer alternative work schedules and other family friendly opportunities. Most employees who commute by public transportation are eligible for a transit subsidy benefit.
As the Director of Operational Management, the successful candidate's duties will include:
- Providing leadership and supervising the work of the Division's Administrative Management Section, Office of Employment Counsel, and Professional Development Office; managing directly and through subordinate managers, a staff of lawyers, non-lawyer professionals and support staff;
- Ensuring that the Division's oversight procedures comport with Department oversight procedures; managing the Division's oversight compliance program; working closely with DOJ senior officials on oversight matters; and serving as a senior liaison to the Office of the Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office, and other oversight bodies;
- Overseeing the development and execution of the Division's long-term executive management strategy and ensuring that CRT's strategy informs and comports with the Department's strategy; playing a leading role in the Division's strategic planning, including decisions about resource allocation; working closely with CRT executives to develop strategic priorities, objectives, measures, targets, and action plans;
- Working with the Component Head and other Division senior managers to devise and implement strategies to improve employee morale and engagement;
- Acquiring and leveraging fiscal and human resources needs to achieve results oriented outcomes; developing budget enhancements that include both performance measures and outcomes that reflect the Division's and Department's strategic goals and objectives; and using efficient and cost-effective approaches to integrate technology into the workplace for improved program effectiveness; and,
- Performing other duties as assigned.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment. To be considered for this position, you must submit a written statement addressing the five (5) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below at section 3. Failure to address both the mandatory technical/professional qualifications and the ECQs as set forth below will adversely affect your chances for selection. Current members of the career SES, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and OPM/QRB certified candidates need not address the ECQs.
You must submit a separate narrative statement that addresses each of the Technical Qualifications (TQs). Unless you are a current Senior Executive Service (SES) career appointee, a former SES member having reinstatement eligibility, or an OPM-certified graduate of an approved SES Candidate Development Program, you must also submit a separate narrative statement (10-page limit) addressing each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) related to all positions in the SES. You must address how you have demonstrated progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined in this job announcement. Qualified candidates typically gain experience of this nature 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. For examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements, you are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications. You must use the Challenge- Context- Action- Result (CCAR) model when describing your accomplishments.
Technical Qualifications: To be considered, you must submit a separate narrative statement that addresses each of the Technical Qualifications (TQs); your resume must also reflect that you possess the required education and licensing requirements for this position.
- Demonstrated experience working cooperatively with internal and external partners having diverse and varied interests and viewpoints to improve management controls, strategic planning, communication, coordination, and/or efficiency of operations.
- Demonstrated ability to align a large organization's resources to priorities and programs that affect mission success.
- Demonstrated experience summarizing and communicating, orally and in writing, with senior executives and staff members at all levels on complex administrative and legal matters, and in negotiations on matters related to existing or proposed administrative policies or procedures.
- Demonstrated experience overseeing legal and administrative services relating to two or more of the following: (1) employment law, merit systems principals, and equal employment opportunity; (2) appropriations and fiscal laws; (3) compliance with federal information disclosure, privacy laws, and the Freedom of Information Act; and (4) the conduct of independent reviews by the General Accounting Office and the Office of Inspector General.
- Demonstrated experience managing the daily high-level operations of an executive front office environment, and in leading a diverse staff under time and resource constraints in order to ensure continued mission success.
- Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse workforce that includes lawyers, non-lawyer professionals, and support staff.
Executive Core Qualifications:
Leading Change: This core qualification involves the 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 for ECQ-1: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision.
- Leading People: This core qualification involves 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. Leadership Competencies for ECQ-2: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building.
- 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 for ECQ-3: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility.
- Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies for ECQ-4: financial management, human capital management, technology management.
- Building Coalitions: This core qualification 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 for ECQ-5: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating.
The following fundamental competencies underlie the five ECQs, which should be incorporated into your responses to the ECQs and not as separate statements:
- Interpersonal Skills: Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.
- Oral Communication: Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed.
- Integrity/Honesty: Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards of ethics.
- Written Communication: Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.
- Continual Learning: Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development.
- Public Service Motivation: Shows a commitment to serve the public. Ensures that actions meet public needs; aligns organizational objectives and practices with public interests.
Specialized Education and Licensing:
You must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be an active member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time Zone) on Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Narrative statement addressing each of the TQs and MTQs (limit to one page per TQ/MTQ)
4. Narrative statement addressing each of the ECQs (10-page limit) (if required)
5. Current performance appraisal (if none exists, a statement to that effect)
To apply for this position, see page at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/440273900.