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Director Cost Estimation and Analysis Division

Company name
Office of Finance and Operations


Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Executive, Manager, Estimator

Posted on
Oct 30,2019

Valid Through
Feb 12,2020

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This position is located in the Office of Finance and Operations (OFO), Budget Service, Cost Estimation and Analysis Division (CEAD). The Director, CEAD is responsible for the development, analysis, and review of cost estimates for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Family Educational Loan (FFEL), and Ford Direct Student Loan (FDSL) program-which together provide over $126 billion in new aid to more than 10 million students and parents each year.  ,educationRequirements:,employmentType:FULL_TIME,hiringOrganization:Office of Finance and Operations,jobLocation:[{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:District of Columbia,addressRegion:DC }}],responsibilities:Directs the development of cost estimates and underlying research and model development activities associated with the Federal Pell Grant, Direct Student Loan and including FFEL programs- which together award over $126 billion to more than 10 million students each year- and with overall Federal student financial aid administration. Directs the development of cost estimates and underlying research and model development activities associated with all Federal Student Aid  programs and Higher Education loan programs in OPE such as (Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Capital Family Financing). College work study, Perkins Loans, Teach Grants and other ongoing programs also develops cost estimates for new policies which America’s promise for two years of free Community College.
Develops and analyzes legislative proposals affecting Pell Grant, Direct Student Loan program costs and PBO operations costs, involving the COO, program Assistant Secretaries, and the General Counsel, as appropriate. Identifies issues, prepares options, assesses costs and program impact ·and makes recommendations to the Assistant Secretary, the Secretary, the COO, and other senior Department personnel. Analyzes appropriations, authorizing, and reconciliation language and congressional intent and determines the need for legal opinions.
Directs the development and justification of student loan loss liability cost estimates for inclusion in the Department's audited financial statements; the accuracy and documentation of these estimates is a major factor in ensuring that the financial statements receive an unmodified or unclear opinion for the Department's independent auditors, the achievement of which is a major element of the Department's Strategic Plan.
Reviews and directs the preparation of cost estimates for regulation pertaining to the Pell Grant, and student loan programs, preparing issue papers and recommendations, as appropriate, for the Assistant Secretary, the Secretary and other senior Department personnel in cooperation with the program Assistant Secretaries, the General Counsel, and Policy and Program Studies.
Monitors the execution of the budget appropriated by Congress by analyzing, reviewing, and approving operating plans, apportionment and reapportionment requests, allotments, reprogramming actions, supplements, recession and deferrals, in cooperation with the Budget Service's Budget Execution and Administrative Analysis Division.
Serves as the Department's principal expert on the budgetary implications of the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, advising the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary on the application of credit reform rules on budget, legislative, and regulatory proposals and Department data and accounting systems.
Advises and counsels the Assistant Secretary, and in turn, the Secretary about the policy and budget consequences of actions and events within and outside the Department and provides information and analyses that enable the Secretary to anticipate and avoid potential problems or conflicts.
Represents the Assistant Secretary and the Department in explaining and defending policies, legislative program, budgets, and program cost estimates to Department officials, Office of Management and Budget, Congress, and the public, including continuing liaison with appropriations and budget committees, the Congressional Budget Office, and the General Accounting Office regarding program and budget policies. Accompanies the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary as a supporting witness when they testify before Congress on budget, legislative, and regulatory issues affecting student grant and loan program costs estimates and student impact.
,qualifications:EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Unless you are currently under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as 'ineligible'. ECQs should not exceed ten (10) pages total. When uploading your ECQs, choose the Supporting Document Type called ECQ.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.To view additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements available on the Office of Personnel Management's website please click here.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualification. You must address each technical qualification separately. You must limit your narratives to two (2) pages per technical qualification. When uploading your MTQs, choose the supporting Document Type called MTQ.
MTQ 1: In depth knowledge of Federal budget and appropriations principles, practices, and procedures, related to the preparation for Federal credit program cost estimates for inclusion in budget materials, financial statements, and other reporting required by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, the Budget Enforcement Act, and relevant OMB guidance, such as circulars A-11 and A-129. 
MTQ 2: In-depth knowledge of economics, financial and statistical analysis, cost estimation and forecasting, and computer modeling techniques, particularly as related to Federal loan and grant programs, and successful ability and experience in directing the development of complex, multi-year cost estimates for large Federal loan and grant programs.
When responding to the MTQs and ECQs, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the ECQs and MTQs.
Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of the programs managed and program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.Applicants who use \see resume\ as a response WILL NOT receive consideration for the position.

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