Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Type: Full Time
Salary: $183,501 - $212,100 per year
Research and Development
Internal Number: RTP-SES-2023-0025
The Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response (CESER) plans, coordinates and conducts an applied, customer-driven national research and development program to improve decision-making by EPA, state, tribal and local agencies when faced with challenging environmental problems in the built environment. CESER develops and applies scientific and engineering solutions, technologies, and cutting-edge innovations to protect and remediate our air, land, water resources, and critical infrastructure challenged by systemic and acute environmental contamination.
Specific duties of the Deputy Director include:
- As the alter ego of the Center Director, sharing fully in planning for, administering, and utilizing resources and materials effectively and efficiently in the Center.
- Assuming full responsibility, in the absence of the Center Director, for the management of the organization's financial and material resources, including resource management systems in place.
- Providing the Center Director with objective, independent counsel on the Center’s compliance with Federal, EPA, and ORD regulations and policies concerning financial management, human resources, property, health and safety, scientific quality assurance, and other administrative processes.
- Providing the Center Director with expertise and advice on compliance with the Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act, Chief Financial Officers Act, OMB Circular A-123 internal controls, and other related financial laws, regulations, and policies.
- Directing and overseeing the review and evaluation of acquisition activities.
- Serving as a member of the Management Council (MC) in ORD to ensure that there are consistent policies and procedures in place that support the work of ORD.
- Establishing, implementing, and maintaining a quality assurance program to assure that environmental measurement programs provide data of the type and quality needed to support the intended decisions.
- Coordinating activities with representatives of foreign, State, and municipal governments, other federal agencies, industry, academia, and private organizations sharing a mutual interest of responsibility within the major program areas assigned to the Center.
- Supervising a large staff of employees organized into units headed by subordinate managers and supervisors.
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online via the position listing on USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/712310500. Applications will be accepted online from March 14-April 28, 2023.
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- You must submit resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
- You may be required to travel less than 25% of each month.
To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
If you are selected, you must complete a 1-year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.
The Ethics in Government Act, P.L. 95-521, requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, OGE-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.
This position is designated as High Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation. All conditions of the pre-employment security process must be met before an official letter of employment can be issued with a report for duty date.
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