Job Details

Deputy Director

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Office of the Secretary of the Interior, DOI


Lakewood, CO / Washington DC

Skills And Qualifications:


Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.

Direct Deposit of pay is required.

Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.

Ability to obtain and maintain the clearance level required by this position.


There is no positive education requirement for this position.

To be considered for this position, all applicants must address each of the Executive and Technical Qualifications listed below. Your examples should be clear and concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.

To meet the minimum qualifications, applicant must possess the following mandatory Executive Core and Technical Qualifications. These qualifications would typically be gained through progressively responsible management or executive level assignments such as director of an office or program manager. An individual's total experience, education and volunteer work experience must demonstrate the expertise to perform the duties of the position.

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed above. The ideal candidate will have experience supervising employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing, and evaluating employees. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector.

As such, your resume should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:

- Directing the work of an organizational unit;

- Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects;

- Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance; and

- Supervising the work of employees; and exercising important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions.

If your resume does not include these basic qualifications, you will not be determined qualified for this position.

We recommend that your resume addressing the ECQs include examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize their level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues addressed; and the results of actions taken.


Executive Core Qualifications:

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: You must have demonstrated an 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 & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: You must demonstrate 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, 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, Technical Credibility.

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

Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This ECQ 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, Influencing/Negotiating.

FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, Public Service Motivation.

Mandatory Technical Qualifications:

1. Demonstrated experience managing the operations of a dynamic and multidisciplinary organization, including developing and implementing the human resources, financial, administrative, information technology, and communications functions of the organization.

2. Demonstrated experience creating positive changes to organizational culture and morale, including experience addressing fiscal constraints and personnel performance and conduct issues.

3. Knowledge of business processes and systems used in the management and fiscal accountability of the Nation's royalty and natural resources assets, including Indian fiduciary trust principles and responsibilities.

A written test is not required.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Additional information

Telework Suitability:

The Office of Natural Resources Revenue has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval, and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

Duties And Responsibilities:


The incumbent serves as the Deputy Director of ONRR in the Senior Executive Service overseeing several administrative and support functions (Strategic Resource Management, Information and Data Management, Information and Digital Services, and the Chief of Staff Office), and will perform other duties associated with programs across ONRR, to include but not limited to, Revenue, Reporting, and Compliance Management; Regulations, Enforcement, Guidance, and Appeals; and Audit Management.


Directs the development, management, coordination, and operations of assigned areas of the ONRR organization.

Assists the Director with all aspects and oversight of approximately 600 employees in multiple locations (Washington, DC; Lakewood, CO; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; Oklahoma City, OK; Tulsa, OK; and Farmington, NM).

Through subordinate managers, the incumbent directs the work of professional and administrative support personnel.

Directs and oversees policy formulation for accounting, auditing, royalty-related matters, and management support for ONRR.

Manages all employee related matters, such as Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints, employee grievances, Alternative Dispute Resolution processes, settlement agreements, and any other employee third party complaints.

Serves as the Department's advocate for ONRR's strategic goals, objectives, and priorities and oversees the continuous improvement of internal processes and procedures.

Represents the ONRR and Office of the Secretary (OS) when interfacing and coordinating with other programs, bureaus, government agencies, and with industry groups to ensure the program responsibilities and commitments are fulfilled.

Responsible for the maintenance of accounting records for all revenue resulting from billings and collections of rentals and royalties from oil, gas, and other minerals, and for the billing and collection of assessed penalties.

Coordinates and facilitates development, collection, compilation, verification, documentation, and reporting of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and other program performance measures to DOI and ONRR executives and managers.

Assists with policy for the Internal Review, Oversight and Compliance program that is responsible for overseeing and coordinating ONRR's internal control program.

Assists with policy for the Revenue, Reporting and Compliance Management business processes to ensure timely collection and disbursement of Federal and Indian mineral lease revenues to proper recipients.

Assists with policy for the Regulations, Enforcement, Guidance, and Appeals business processes.

Assists with policy for the Audit Management complex business processes, including the accountability and accuracy of revenues from Federal and Indian natural resources and other energy sources.

Provides operational guidance and support to the ONRR Public and Congressional Affairs Officer on national media, press releases, magazine and scientific journals, television and radio programs, and responses to news media and public inquiries.

Salary And Benefits:

$183,500 - $212,100

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