About the Agency
This position is located in the Office of the Deputy Secretary (ODS). The incumbent serves as the Performance Improvement Officer (PIO) for the Department of Education with responsibility for providing executive leadership over all phases of the Department’s strategic and performance planning process with a particular focus on program management, financial management, acquisition management, information technology, and human capital.
ODS focuses on the development and implementation of policies, programs, and activities relating to elementary and secondary education matters. This mission addresses a wide spectrum of interests ranging from safe and drug free schools, special education and rehabilitative services, to the education of students living in poverty and students with linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds, and the promotion of educational reforms.
Serves as the principal advisor to the Deputy Secretary and other agency leadership on all issues within the Department pertaining to compliance with the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010.
Serves as the principal advisor to the Deputy Secretary on the implementation of the agency strategic planning, performance planning, and reporting requirements provided under sections 31 USC 1115-1122 and 5 USC 306, including the contributions of the agency to the Federal Government priority goals. Oversees the selection of agency goals and objectives, including opportunities to collaborate with other agencies on common goals.
Conducts regular reviews of agency performance, on a quarterly basis and an annual basis, of progress achieved toward agency priority goals.
Serves as the principal advisor to the Deputy Secretary on the development and use within the agency of performance measures in personnel performance appraisals and other agency personnel and planning processes and assessments.
Serves as the principal advisor to and representative for the Deputy Secretary on the Performance Improvement Council (PIC).
- Occasional Travel
- This position requires less than 25% travel.