Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Director, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation in Arlington, Virginia
Environmental Protection Agency
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Arlington, VA
Work Schedule is Full-time - Permanent
Opened Wednesday 9/21/2016 (29 day(s) ago)
** Closes Friday 10/21/2016 (1 day(s) away)
About the Agency
The Office of Superfund Remediation & Technology Innovation (OSRTI) has management responsibility for remediation of non-federal sites under the Superfund cleanup program, and promotes new technological applications for innovative treatment. OSRTI is responsible for developing national strategy, programs, technical policies, regulations and guidelines for the cleanup of abandoned non-federal sites, increasing the application of innovative treatment technology to contaminated soils and ground water, and working with programs within EPA and representatives of various public and private organizations to promote innovative processes and technologies for cleanup. OSRTI manages the national expertise and assets of the Environmental Response Teams. OSRTI supports the core mission of OLEM by integrating new technologies and advocating improvements to site characterization and remediation.
As a Deputy Director of OSRTI the incumbent works with the Director and the Division Directors to provide the strategic and program planning, the policy development and implementation, and the management and control of the Office and the national programs described in the introduction. The incumbent shares with the other members of the Executive Team the responsibility for the oversight and coordination of all aspects of OSRTI’s work. In the absence of the Director, the incumbent assumes and carries out the full duties and responsibilities of the Director’s position.
Incumbent participates with the Assistant Administrator in the formulation of overall programs and policies; the development of budgetary strategy and related justification; and in the review and evaluation of program operations and activities to determine satisfactory accomplishment of objectives. Presents, justifies and interprets the programs to top levels of authority within the Agency, to the Office of Management and Budget, members of Congress, officials of other Federal agencies, and others as required. Provides information and technical advice concerning areas of responsibility to the Assistant Administrator and other top level Agency personnel. Serves on Agency and interagency committees of national and international importance.
Establishes and maintains liaison or close working relationship with professional and other active groups such as national environmental groups, the Association of State, Territorial and Solid Waste Management Officials, and other organizations.
Participates with the Assistant Administrator in the formulation of overall programs and policies; the development of budgetary strategy and related justification; and in the review and evaluation of program operations and activities to determine satisfactory accomplishment of objectives. Presents, justifies and interprets the programs to top levels of authority within the Agency, to the Office of Management and Budget, members of Congress, officials of other Federal agencies, and others as required. Provides information and technical advice concerning areas of responsibility to the Assistant Administrator and other top level Agency personnel. Serves on Agency and interagency committees of national and international importance.
Establishes and maintains liaison or close working relationship with professional and other active groups such as national environmental groups, the Association of State, Territorial and Solid Waste Management Officials, and other organizations active in the prevention and cleanup of oil and hazardous substance spills and hazardous waste control in order to bring the Agency’s programs to their attention and solicit their recommendations and cooperation regarding implementation of Agency programs.
Coordinates OSRTI’s activities with other efforts in OLEM, other agency programs and other Federal Agencies. Maintains external relationships involving counterpart officials at all levels of government - Federal, State and local representatives of national state and local organizations, educational institutions and others interested in emergency response and hazardous substance control. Through these relationships, solicits views on strategies, policies, and administration programs. Presents and defends programs before the Office of Management and Budget and Congressional staff.
Maintains a Headquarters organization, within the administrative framework established by higher levels of authority, for effective implementation of assigned responsibilities. Directs and manages the Organizational entities engaged in accomplishing the functional responsibilities assigned the Office efficiently to assure achievement of objectives. Exercises responsibility for developing staffing patterns for assigned programs, developing operations plans, establishing internal operating policies and procedures, allocating resources at his disposal, and resolving operational programs. Plans for staff development including assessment of training needs and performs supervisory duties including the periodic assessment of work assignments of his immediate staff to determine the most effective use of available manpower.
Supports and coaches OSRTI Division Directors, Branch Chiefs and Associate Branch Chiefs. Provides day-to-day advice and counsel for those subordinates who are currently within the incumbent’s sphere of responsibility. Works with the Director to prepare management feedback and sound personal and professional guidance to all members of the Senior Management Team.
Ensures that extramural resources, both procurement (contracts) and assistance (grants, cooperative agreements interagency agreements) are and appropriately managed to maximize use of the Agency’s resources. Ensures that managers of these resources comply with regulatory requirements and the Agency’s policies and procedures, and that they develop competencies in their extramural resources management staff.
Demonstrates leadership and commitment to sound, effective management consistent with the Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act. Oversees the development, assessment and improvement of management control systems to safeguard programs and achieve mission results, takes timely corrective action on all identified management control weaknesses. Provides leadership in detecting emerging weaknesses in control systems. Supports a full disclosure policy for the organization that provides early detection of emerging control issues.
NOTE: APPLICANTS MUST CLICK ON THE "HOW TO APPLY" BUTTON FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATION STATEMENTS, THE MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION FACTORS, AND/OR THE DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION FACTORS.
- Occasional Travel
- This position involves occasional travel.
- In accordance with Federal and Agency travel regulations, the candidate selected for this position will be reimbursed for travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty to this position.
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- Pre-employment drug testing is required and random testing thereafter.
- The selectee must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.
All applicants must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform. Typically this experience can be found in work within this field or a field that is closely related. As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications.
Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service SES appointment, you are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications questions in order to receive consideration for the position. Additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements is available by going to the Office of Personnel Management's web site at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals2012.pdfWhen responding to the Mandatory Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.
Your narrative responses to the Executive Core Qualification statements (ECQs) should not exceed two pages per each ECQ and not more than 10 pages total.
Your narrative responses to the Mandatory Technical and/or Desirable factors should not exceed two pages per each factor.
What To Expect Next
You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Technical Qualifications (TQs)and Desirable Qualifications (DQs), and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. If your application meets the basic qualifications, it will then be forwarded to a three member Rating Panel consisting of SES career members here at EPA for further review. The Rating Panel decides which Best Qualified applicants will be forwarded to the Selecting Official to make a selection. Interviews are arranged through the Selecting Official. If your application is not forwarded to the Rating Panel, you will be notified of the outcome of your application. You may call Aurelia Pugh-Feaster, Human Resources Specialist, Executive Resources Division on (202) 564-0402 to get the status of your application.
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ETHICS: The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Must complete 1-year SES probation period, if not previously completed. SELECTIVE SERVICE: If you are a male and hired, and if you were born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required by P.L. 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Senior Executives are required to comply with the provisions of the Ethics in Government Act and must submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, upon assuming the position, annually, and upon termination of employment. TRAVEL, TRANSPORTATION AND RELOCATION: In accordance with Federal and Agency travel regulations, the candidate selected for this position will be reimbursed for travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty to this position. TELEWORK/FLEXIPLACE: This position has portable work; therefore, the selectee will be eligible for telework. BACKGROUND/SECURITY INVESTIGATION: The selectee must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance. DRUG TESTING: If you are selected, a pre-employment drug test is required. TRAVEL: Position involves occasional travel. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the Agency to provide equal opportunity in Federal employment for all persons and to prohibit discrimination in employment through a continuing affirmative program. DIVERSITY STATEMENT: EPA values diversity and believes that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will foster a productive work environment in which talents are fully utilized.
Salary Range: $123,175.00 to $185,100.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: ES-0340-00/00
Promotion Potential: 00
Supervisory Status: Yes
Who May Apply: Any U.S. citizen may apply.
Control Number: 451172200
Job Announcement Number: EPA-SES-2016-0054