The Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) supports the Department of Homeland Security as it secures the nation while preserving individual liberty, fairness and equality under the law. CRCL is involved in all aspects of the Department's mission by integrating civil rights and civil liberties into the Department activities. Programs managed by CRCL extend to DHS operational and support components that collectively employ more than 240,000 employees throughout the US and abroad.
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The Deputy CRCL Officer for Programs and Compliance manages the Programs and Compliance Division of the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, which includes two Branches with several Sections responsible for civil rights and civil liberties work involving: 1) investigations into non-remedial public complaints looking for systemic problems and recommending improvements to DHS Operational Components; 2) implementation of the anti-discrimination requirements applicable to organizations that receive DHS federal funds, including responsibility for individual complaints under Sec. 504; 3) policy advice and training across the Department's missions, including, but not limited to, immigration issues, border security, screening and vetting, federal emergency management, transportation security, investigations, facilitating trade and commerce, detention, and protecting cyber and physical infrastructure; and 4) engagement with communities whose civil rights are affected by DHS activity.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
You will serve as one of two executive leaders reporting directly to the Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, providing executive level guidance and direction to all CRCL staff and serving for the Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in his/her absence.
You will interface with members of Congress and their staff, DHS Senior Leadership, senior leaders of other federal, state, local and tribal government agencies, and non-governmental stakeholders and associations, with whom you will also design and implement effective liaison strategies and foster partnerships.
You will anticipate and advise on non-EEO civil rights/civil liberties related policy implications and issues.
You will initiate and participate in interagency deliberations on government-wide civil rights and civil liberties initiatives, problems and policies.
You will work collaboratively with DHS operational and support components and DHS oversight bodies to facilitate the protection of civil rights and civil liberties.
You will provide day-to-day leadership to the Program and Compliance Division operations and promote quality work conditions for employees, and the delivery of quality services and effect continuous improvement initiatives, to include ensuring controls and metrics for the Division.
25% or less
Job family (Series)
0340 Program Management
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
You may be required to undergo periodic drug testing.
You must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret/ SCI security clearance.
Selectee will be required to complete form OGE-278, Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Form.
You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.
You must submit to a pre-employment drug test.
As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualification(s) and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector.
To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualification(s) listed below. We recommend that your rsum emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.
The application process used to recruit for this position is the RESUME-BASED METHOD, Therefore, evidence of each ECQ and TQ must be CLEARLY REFLECTED in your resume.
Your application package should not exceed a total of 5 pages. Any information submitted in excess of 5 pages WILL NOT be considered.
A sample 5-page resume that incorporates ECQs and TQs can be viewed on this link (indexed at page 29 - 37) http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf
If you are a current or reinstatement eligible Career SES member or a graduate of an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) and your ECQs have been previously certified by OPM's Qualifications Review Board, you are not required to address the ECQs. However, you MUST address all mandatory TQs in your resume. Current and reinstatement eligible SES members, please include with your application a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) documenting your career appointment to the SES. SES CDP graduates, please include a copy of your OPM certificate.
Executive Core Qualifications
ECQ 1 - 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: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, and Vision
ECQ 2 - 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: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and 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, and Technical Credibility
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management
ECQ 5 - 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: Partnering, Political Savvy, and Influencing/Negotiating
Detailed information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp
TQ 1- Demonstrated leadership framing strategic issues for executive decision making, and including the ability to communicate complex concepts in a clear and concise manner, both written and orally.
TQ 2- Demonstrated leadership providing management, oversight, and advice on a broad range of civil rights and civil liberties concerns, including some combination of the following: international human rights concerns, US Constitutional first and fourth amendment protections, racial profiling, Title VI requirements, federal requirements for language access, requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or other civil rights laws and regulations.
TQ 3- Demonstrated senior level experience and the ability to defend major program objectives before federal or state legislatures, national or international organizations; federal, state, tribal, and local governments; interagency groups; stakeholder and/or non-governmental groups; and public meetings which may involve dealing with highly controversial and sensitive issues, while ensuring an organizational culture of respect, accountability, and inclusion.
TQ 4- Demonstrated experience working collaboratively to coordinate federal program and policy formulation and development as well as operational activities directly related to the management of high-level corporate/federal agency functions and activities.
FAILURE TO MEET OR FULLY ADDRESS EACH MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE AND TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS IN THE RESUME WILL ELIMINATE A CANDIDATE FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. 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 this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.
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