USICH seeks a Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) for the U.S. Interagency Council Homelessness (USICH), reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO).
The DFA serves as the Agency's Chief Financial, Chief Administrative and Chief Human Capital Officers. The position’s wide range of work involves personal contact with peers in White House/Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Accountability Office, the Office of Personnel Management, the General Services Administration, Congress, and Cabinet-level offices, senior level government officials, national nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, and state and local government offices.
Leadership, Confidential Advisor, Strategic Planning, Compliance Provides expert and confidential advice and guidance to the Council at-large, the Executive Director and COO in the areas of finance, accounting, budgeting, human capital and other mission critical areas and often on issues that are critical, controversial, and/or confidential nature.
Ensures Agency compliance with external laws, rules, regulations and internal policies and procedures.
Accounting, Budget, Financial Management Oversees and manages internal budget planning and execution to ensure adherence to budget plan, adjusting as necessary. Develops recommendations for and tracking of expenditure of Agency funds. Oversees agency’s financial management program, including OMB and Congressional budget justifications compilation and submission, accounting and financial management, management of all financial management work and contract staff/work, as well as the Agency’s yearly financial audit and submission of its Performance and Accountability Report (PAR). Information Technology Manages the Agency's Information Technology program in order to support the work of the Agency.
Human Capital Manages the full range of Agency's human capital component to include recruitment and staffing, employee relations, EEO, human capital policies/procedures/processes development, training, organizational/employee development, performance management, disciplinary actions, details and associated MOUs/Interagency agreements.
Procurement and Contracting Manages Agency’s procurement and contracting functions in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and other applicable laws, regulations, and rules to ensure Agency work is supported via necessary goods and services.
PRA/FOIA/Ethics Manages the Agency's Paperwork Reduction Act compliance process with OMB, Freedom of Information Act and knowledge management processes (including records archival via NARA policies), and the Agency’s Ethics program/compliance.
Policy Development and Compliance
Drafts internal policies, procedures and process, implementing and ensuring and reporting on Agency’s compliance with applicable outside entities such as OMB, DHS, OGE, Treasury, EEOC and others.
Develops directives/procedures/policies to improve management practices such as Agency’s Employee Performance Management, Ethics and in other areas.
Organizational Development Identifies/analyzes/assesses organizational structure and identify potential improvements to make the best use of available financial, human capital, and other resources. Oversees administrative systems and programs to ensure they were fully integrated and supported Agency planning, execution, and evaluation phases of the decision-making processes
Supervisory Responsibility Manages staff that support responsibilities including accountants, accounting technicians, human capital specialists and technicians, and program support staff in accordance with EEO and other OPM and internal/external policies, rules, regulations and laws.
Conducts performance reviews for direct-report staff, and provides guidance and advice to other supervisors for the same.
Advises other supervisors on all matters related to human capital including recruitment, retention, performance-related awards, increases and disciplinary actions, employee relations at-large, other personnel actions, and the full gamut of federal sector supervisory-related responsibilities.
Security and Emergency Preparedness, Facilities Management, Lease Acquisition and Management and Space Design and Construction
Leads Agency’s security and emergency preparedness portfolio. Leads facilities management for the Agency, as well as lease acquisition/management activities with GSA.
Writes and edits as well as contributes content to a variety of communications.
Performs a variety of other duties as assigned.
USICH is seeking candidates with:
• Experience providing strategic leadership and direction in planning, implementing and evaluating short and long-range initiatives to support strategic Agency plans and cross-functional/collaborative Agency initiatives.
• In-depth knowledge of and expert ability to manage programs and compliance in the areas of federal management, human capital, information technology, procurement/contracting, ethics, operations, and other mission support areas.
• Ability to make presentations and recommendations regarding USICH activities and initiatives based on knowledge of mission, strategies, objectives, and goals.
• Strong ability to interpret complex data, correspondence, and legal regulations and legislation pertaining to federal financial management, human capital, operations, and other mission support areas.
• Ability to communicate well in writing in order to prepare and present information to persons with various backgrounds and opinions.
• Ability to communicate well orally in order to collaborate with stakeholders, provide support, authoritative advice and guidance to the Executive Director and other senior government officials.
• Ability to participate on cross-functional teams; ability to work well within and understand the stakeholder environment, sound judgment, time-management, and multi-tasking skills.
Application/Other Information: Please email a cover letter which addresses the major duties and responsibilities as well as the specialized experience criteria identified in this job announcement at the GS-14 level, at a minimum.
Submit a cover letter which addresses the above-mentioned items, in addition to your resume directly to email@example.com.
Your resume must contain the following for each work experience listed: • Organization/Agency's Name • Title • Salary (as well as series and grade, if applicable) • Start and end dates (including the month and year) • Number of hours you worked per week
• Relevant experience that supports your responses to the specialized experience stated in this job announcement
Review of applications will occur as they are received. Selection will be made as soon as possible after closing date.
This is a Federal government position.
Position’s duty station is Washington, DC.
USICH is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have Federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, will be required to certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do under the Selective Service Law.
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Full-time position with Federal government benefits.
The Federal government offers a number of benefits to its employees including health insurance, life insurance, annual and sick leave, flexible spending accounts, long term care insurance, retirement and thrift savings plan, and family friendly flexibilities. To find out more click here www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits.
This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.
This position is not in a bargaining unit.
The work requires a minimum of physical exertion.
Most of the work is performed in an office setting.
Additional Salary Information: GS-15, minimum one year of experience at the GS-14 level or equivalent.
For the GS-15: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal Government.
About U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)
At the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, we coordinate and catalyze the federal response to homelessness, working in close partnership with senior leaders across our 19 federal member agencies.
By organizing and supporting leaders such as Governors, Mayors, Continuum of Care leaders, and other local officials, we drive action to achieve the goals of the federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness—and ensure that homelessness in America is ended once and for all.