DHS Headquarters Director, Risk Management and Assurance in Washington, District Of Columbia

DHS Headquarters
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (6 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (9 day(s) away)

Job Overview

In today's interconnected world our country's security challenges are constantly evolving. To meet these challenges, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) fosters a culture that values and promotes diversity, teamwork, flexibility, and innovation. For an overview of the diverse responsibilities DHS carries out within the Government, we welcome you to visit our website at http://www.dhs.gov/.

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Under Secretary for Management, Office of the Chief Financial Officer. The Director, Risk Management and Assurance, supports the DHS Chief Financial Officer in establishing Department-wide internal control to support the DHS mission, pursuant to the Department of Homeland Security Financial Accountability Act. The Director is a senior internal control official and functions as the senior technical expert for the Department on all matters involving internal control. Internal control is a major part of managing an organization and includes the plans, methods, and procedures used to meet missions, goals, and objectives. Effective internal controls enables DHS Management to provide reasonable assurance that the following internal control objectives are being met: reliable financial reporting, effective and efficient operations; and compliance with laws and regulations. The Director reports to the Chief Financial Officer, in a principal advisory capacity on all aspects of internal control.

  • Serves as the Director, Risk Management and Assurance with responsibility for providing executive leadership and directing the execution of internal control advisory, oversight, and risk assessments for management throughout the Department.
  • Provides executive direction, advice and counseling to Department Leadership Officials, the Chief Financial Officer, and Senior Component Officials on a wide range of federal financial management and operational subjects affecting internal control over financial reporting, operations, and compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Provides and implements plans to improve risk management programs for financial matters, policies, practices, and methods related to strengthening internal controls and preventing waste, fraud, or abuse; identifies and analyzes relevant risks over operations for the purpose of determining how those risks should be managed; directly contributes to reducing the overall risk associated with financial operations of the Department; and provides authoritative guidance and recommendations to senior leadership concerning the effectiveness and relevance of various risk reduction strategies; actively works to create systems and safeguards to ameliorate high risk areas through effective internal control systems.
  • Directs the activities associated with the internal control provisions of the Department of Homeland Security Financial Accountability Act and OMB Circular #A-123, Management's Responsibility for Internal Control.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Approximately 25% of time may be required for both national and international travel.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Drug testing designated position subject to random testing.

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 Technical Qualifications 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 Qualifications (TQs) listed below: We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions. **The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY although you should not address the ECQs or TQs separately, evidence of each must be clearly reflected in your resume.

Any information 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 http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals2012.pdf

Technical Qualification(s) - Mandatory*TQ-1:* Demonstrated executive level experience in establishing an agency-wide internal controls program that supports the mission and provides reasonable assurance for reliable financial reporting, effective and efficient operations, and compliance with laws and regulations.

TQ-2: Demonstrated executive-level experience in establishing an agency-wide risk management program for financial matters, policies, practices, and methods relatrd to strengthening internal controls and preventing waste, fraud, or abuse.

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.

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.

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.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

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.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp

Must be able to obtain/maintain a Secret security clearance.

5-Page Resume adressing the TQs and ECQs.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.


Working for The Department of Homeland Security offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits

Other Information

Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES.

Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.

Probationary period:You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.

If you are a male applicantwho was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

DHS is an equal employment employer: Selection for positions will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences.

DHS provides reasonable accomodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accomodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accomodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers made to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Noncareer SES employees in the Executive Branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Noncareer SES employee, please indicate this in your resume. Serving in a Schedule A, Schedule C, or Noncareer SES appointment WILL NOT eliminate you from consideration.

If selected, Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure (OGE-278) is required.

If selected, a one-year SES probationary period may be required.

Salary Range: $123,175.00 to $185,100.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: ES-0505-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453368500

Job Announcement Number: OCHCO-16-042-DHS-1823582