Tuesday, September 13, 2016

USDA Deputy Assistant Administrator; Food Safety & Inspection Service

Job Overview
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome and correctly labeled and packaged.
The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of the government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment which is grounded in the Constitution.
 If you would like to work for a premier agency focused on enhancing the quality of life for the American people by supporting production of agriculture; ensuring safe, affordable, nutritious and accessible food supply; forest and range lands; supporting sound development of rural communities; providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents; expanding global markets for agricultural and forest products and services; and working to reduce hunger in America and throughout the world, then the USDA is for you. To learn more about our agency, our exciting mission, vision and guiding principles, please visit http://www.usda.gov.
Job Announcement Number:  FSIS-SES-16-0078-BT
As a member of the Assistant Administrator’s executive team, participates fully with the Assistant Administrator and other top staff officials in establishing and effecting broad administrative objectives for the Agency. Acts for the Assistant Administrator in formulating the administrative management policies and programs within the framework of policies and regulations of the Department and other Federal agencies with oversight responsibilities, such as Office of Personnel Management, OMB, etc. Determines and approves the need for and the establishment of new or modified administrative requirements and procedures necessary to initiate and carry out the Agency's programs.
The incumbent provides executive leadership in developing, directing and coordinating administrative management activities for the Agency including:
  • Administrative Services. This involves responsibilities for procurement activities, design and construction of FSIS facilities, real and personal property and utilization, contracts and agreements, records and forms managements, safety and occupational health services, and related programs in support of the management and operation of FSIS.
  • Human Resources Management. This involves the entire human resources management program including position management, classification, salary and wage administration, recruitment and placement, employee relations, organization development, supervisory management training, employee performance appraisals, worker safety, and related programs.
  • Labor and Employee Relations. This involves formulation of Agency labor management relations policies and programs; providing staff assistance and advice to Agency management; handling employee grievances, complaints, disputes, unfair labor practices, and other related matters; and representing the Agency in consultation and negotiation with the labor organization and employee associations.

  • Workforce Transition Management. This involves guiding workforce change in response to major Agency initiatives, such as the transition toward becoming a public health agency, by providing advice to management and support to employees; ensuring that the transition supports the food safety and consumer protection system of the future; helping management communicate to gain employee support; facilitating action on employee complaints; and guiding the necessary cultural change.