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Position Level 1
This position is designed as a SES, General. USDA structures its SES positions into position levels. This is a position level three with a salary range of $164,201 - $168,310 per year. Exceptions to the salary cap may be considered in certain circumstances. SES employees are also eligible to receive bonuses and performance-based awards. Visit http://www.opm.gov/ses/ for additional information and benefits for SES employees.
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The Director of the Office of Property and Fleet Management (OPFM), in Departmental Administration (DA) is the principal advisor to the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA) on Department-wide management, policy guidance, and services in the areas of real and personal property; motor vehicles; aircraft; hazardous materials management; and internal environmental and transportation, supply, recycling and energy conservation for all USDA employees and in support of mission area programmatic needs.
Strategic planning: Provides leadership in the development of short- and long-range plans for acquisition, tracking, and disposal of property and fleet, identifying Departmental goals and objectives and anticipating future needs and requirements. Ensures agency plans support sound stewardship of federal resources, pay attention to customer needs and expectations, and provide for the most efficient and effective mix of the property and fleet portfolios. Also determines the enterprise-based strategy for and oversees major property and fleet management systems development and implementation initiatives.
Workforce planning and performance-based management: Establishes an efficient and affirming work culture that ensures maximum understanding, cooperation, and cohesion between all stakeholders, to include employees across the Department, customers, vendors, Mission Areas, and other Federal Departments. Develops a shared vision among all OPFM employees encouraging them to participate in strategic planning sessions, implementation meetings, focus groups, information gathering, and other efforts dedicated to continuous improvement of OPFM strategy and operations. Assesses agency information and workforce needs and develops strategies and plans for meeting those needs. Champions a culture of performance- and outcome-based management, ensuring the Departmental property, fleet and environmental management community obtains and retains the knowledge and skills and sets and meets goals that keep pace with evolving needs for the Department. Maintains responsibility for oversight and executive leadership of Office of Management and Budget scorecard programs relating to e-Government, real property, environment, transportation, and energy management programs.
Capital planning and investment management: Leads the promotion of responsible fleet, property, and environmental management by working with Federal officials and representatives from the private sector to maintain a network of contacts and resources, stay current with industry trends and developments in the field, and promote the value and objectives of OPFM’s services. Selects, controls and evaluates OPFM and Departmental investments and properties to produce business value, reduce investment-related risks, and increase accountability and transparency in the investment decision-making process. Exercises responsibility and authority for maximizing the standardization, simplification, reengineering, development and integration of property, fleet, and energy management processes and systems.
Enterprise architecture and compliance: Develops and maintains an enterprise architecture, creating and championing a business and technology blueprint that links property and fleet management systems to the implementation of the Department’s strategic plan. Ensures OPFM compliance with government-wide and Department-wide policies and regulations governing property and fleet management and internal environmental and energy conservation issues.
BioPreferred Program: Provides oversight and direction of the USDA-managed BioPreferred Program, which mandates purchase of bio-based products by Federal agencies to ensure that the Program meets the requirements of the 2008 Farm Bill to promote rural economic growth and create jobs at minimal cost to the American public.
Customer service: Directs customer and technical support for Departmental fleet and property acquisition, management, and disposal and energy management initiatives in a liaison capacity that effectively responds to user needs, questions, and problems.
Occasional travel - Agency Discretion
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Applications will be accepted from qualified (1) United States citizens, (2) a current /former career SES appointees, (3) alumnus of an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Plan, or (4) a current GS-14 or 15 federal employees who can demonstrate the mandatory technical qualifications for the position
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.