Director, Field Detachment

04/19/2017 7:32 PM | Anonymous

Defense Contract Audit Agency

1 vacancy in the following location:
    Reston, VA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)
Opened Friday 4/14/2017
Closes Monday 5/15/2017

    Salary Range
    $124,406.00 to $187,000.00 / Per Year
    Series & Grade: ES-0511-00/00
    Promotion Potential: 00
    Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals. This is a Tier 1 position. Salaries for Tier 1 positions range from $124,406. to $172,100. per annum.
    Control Number: 467827800
    Job Announcement Number: SES-DCAA-17-01-1943237


Job Overview
Summary

The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), while serving the public interest as its primary customer, performs all necessary contract audits for the Department of Defense (DoD) and provides accounting and financial advisory services regarding contracts and subcontracts to all DoD Components responsible for procurement and contract administration. These services are provided in connection with negotiation, administration, and settlement of contracts and subcontracts to ensure taxpayer dollars are spent on fair and reasonable contract prices. DCAA also provides contract audit services to other Federal agencies, as appropriate.  See Major Duties section for a description of this position.
Duties

 Field Detachment is a special field audit organization which functions as the Agency's fourth region and whose geographic
area of responsibility is worldwide and includes all three DCAA regions' geographic areas, and four Corporate Audit
Directorates. The mission of Field Detachment is to provide professional accounting and contract audit services to several
select organizations of DoD and other Federal agency project and program managers, who have the responsibility for the
research, development, and acquisition of advanced weapons and projects which have the highest security classification and
highest priorities in the Federal Government.

The incumbent serves as Director, Field Detachment with the responsibility for the total management and operation of the
Detachment and its resources.  The Director, Field Detachment is charged with managing and controlling expenditures of
approximately 54 million in operating funds. The workload involves the audit or cost representations at approximately 530
contractors at any point in time; it covers the auditing of more than 10,000 existing contracts and the financial evaluation
annually of over 250 contractor proposals. These audits encompass evaluation of some of the most sophisticated contractor
management and accounting systems in existence.  The Director, Field Detachment confers frequently with the DCAA Director,
key staff members, and officials outside the immediate Agency.

Travel Required

    50% or Greater
    Travel is required.

Relocation Authorized

    Yes
    Moving expenses may be authorized.

Job Requirements
Key Requirements

    U.S. Citizenship. Background investigation required. Must submit a narrative statement for ECQs and Technical Qualifications. Bachelor's degree in accounting or equivalent with 24 hours in accounting. This is a Tier 1 SES position with salary range of $124,406 to $172,100.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

Eligibility for this position will be based on meeting the basic education requirements and clear and comprehensive indication that the applicant has had experience of the scope and quality sufficient to carry out the duties and assignments of the position.  Applicants must meet the basic education requirements and possess the essential skills, knowledge, and abilities listed in the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications paragraphs below.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):  Applicants will be evaluated in the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) listed below which are broadly applicable to SES positions throughout the Federal Government.  All competitive applicants must submit a narrative statement covering each of the ECQs.  Narratives should be limited to no more than a total of 10 pages for the ECQs.  OPM Candidate Development Program (CDP) graduates, current career SES members or former career SES members who are eligible for reinstatement to a career-reserved position need not submit an ECQ statement.   


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.

For additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications, see the following site:  http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must submit narrative statement specifically addressing each of the following Technical Qualifications.  Narratives should be limited to no more than two pages per factor.  Applicants will be evaluated against each of these factors.

1.  Ability to manage a large, complex organization as demonstrated by progressively responsible supervisory/managerial experience.

2.  Knowledge of Federal Government and professional auditing standards, principles and practices.

3.  Ability (demonstrated in oral and written communication) to represent the Agency to all levels of management in the Federal Government, industry associations, and contractors with diplomacy and effectiveness.
 

DoD Joint Enterprise-Wide Experience Statement:

In addition, DoD requires the Enterprise Perspective.  The applicant must have the ability to apply a broad point of view and an understanding of individual or organizational responsibilities in relation to DoD or government-wide strategic priorities is required.  Executives must demonstrate ability to work with internal and external partners to support national security objectives.  This perspective is typically gained through a variety of diverse work experiences.  A separate narrative statement is not required.  This information should be embedded within your application package. 

Qualifications:
Eligibility for this position will be based on meeting the basic education requirements below and clear and comprehensive indication that the applicant has had experience of the scope and quality sufficient to carry out the duties and assignments of the position.  Applicants must meet the basic education requirements and possess the essential skills, knowledge, and abilities listed in the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications paragraphs below.
 

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.").

Financial Management Certification:
As a condition of employment, the selectee must meet the requirements of the DoD Financial Management (FM) Certification Program.  The FM Certification Program is a course and experience based program consisting of three certification levels.  Level 3 certification must normally be completed within two years of the selectee's employment start date.

Security Clearance: Top Secret/SCI

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