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Job opening: Chief of Staff

Salary: $122 198 - 158 860 per year
Relocation: YES
Published at: Apr 19 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
About the Position: This announcement is for current, permanent Army employees that would like to be considered for a time-limited promotion, reassignment or change to lower grade. External status candidates should apply to Announcement # CERG249485088837. Please see "Additional Information" section below for further details.


Serves as the Chief of Staff for the New Orleans District under the supervision of the Deputy Commander (DDE) and the District Commander (DE) in the development and direction of District policies, programs, and operations. As a member of the District corporate Board and executive Staff, advises the DE, DDE, Deputy for Programs and Program Management (DPM) and other executive senior leaders in all areas of management and administration. Advise and assist in the development and execution of the district’s strategic plans, goals, and business process improvement initiatives. Review and discuss policymaking and precedent-setting with the DE, DDE, DPM and other executive senior leaders for advisory purposes. Review the adequacy of work and decisions made through discussions of the program areas assigned, discussions with the Executive Office Staff principals and senior leaders, and through the progress of the mission support programs. Plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise assigned support office activities through direct supervision of G/A Support Office Chiefs. Plan, coordinate, and execute the District Command and Staff meeting and integrates division level involvement to cover the full range of management advisory services and technical functions performed by the district support offices. Assist the DE, DDE, and DPM in revising district policy in support of the district mission to include knowledge management, training management, process improvement, outreach, and logistics management functions. In the absence of the Deputy Commander, assumes the role and executes the functions of the office as determined by the District Commander.


  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.
  • Supervisory Probationary Period may be required.
  • Financial Disclosure Statement is required.
  • Temporary travel (TDY) approximately 25% of the time may be required.
  • This position has been designated Mission Essential. In the event of severe weather conditions or other such emergency type situations the incumbent is required to report to work or remain at work as scheduled to support mission operations.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Department of Army Civilian Employees Applying on Time-Limited Assignments In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Specialized Experience required: One year of specialized experience which includes: (1) Assist with development and oversight of new policies, programs, plans and projects AND (2) Coordinate and monitor the execution of assigned functions AND (3) Outlines policy and program requirements, providing technical advice and assistance. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade level position in the federal service (GS-13). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Administration and ManagementCommunicationsLeadershipPlanning and EvaluatingTechnical Competence Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent. For the GS-14 you must have 52 weeks at the GS-13 level. With regards to time-in-grade validation, if you held a position other than a GS pay plan, be sure your resume includes the pay plan and the salary you earned during the assignment. Without this information, your time-in-grade validation may not be able to be verified and will result in your not meeting the time-grade requirement for this vacancy. A further explanation of the required time in grade documentation can be found under the Required Documents section of this announcement. Qualification requirement: Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.


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