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Energy Program Air Force

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Washington, DC
Posted:
November 27, 2021

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Briefing & Report Development

Budget Administration

Training/Supervision

Team Building

Project Design and Mgt.

Long-Term Strategic Planning

Budget Development & Tracking

KPI & Performance Plan Development

4855 Reservoir Road NW

Washington DC, 20007

207-***-****

DR. CHIRSTOPHER HERSHEY adphff@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Uniquely qualified Senior Program Analyst and Policy Advisor with over 16 years’ leadership experience

Demonstrated excellence as a supportive leadership team member in leading large, complex projects involving the necessity to foster relationships and build coalitions with wide range of senior staff members, and internal and external stakeholders

Expert at directing teams and feasibility studies, and assessments and advising senior staff on appropriate options/policy choices to modernize, adopt and improve organizational systems, practices, and procedures for organizational change and operational efficiency

Well-honed business acumen, leveraging government financial and budget experience, personnel and technology resources to maximize time, human resources and financial resources

Outstanding leadership skills; able to train and supervise cross-functional teams while promoting individual excellence. Well organized, directing many projects at once while attending to all details and providing briefs

Praised throughout career for maintaining strong professional judgment, integrity, productivity, upholding core values and having discretion, especially related to budgetary, HR disciplinary matters, sensitive information and special projects

STRENGTHS

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EXPERIENCE

MARYLAND-NATIONAL PARK & PLANNING COMMISSION 10/2019 – Present Greenbelt, MD 40 hours/week

Supervisor: Kathy Consoli, 301-***-****, contact me first Performance Management and Special Projects Division Supervisor, Salary $120,000 Provide project performance management, leadership, process improvement and stakeholder relations services for cross-divisional coordination and state bi-county cross-agency administration of parks and planning in Montgomery and Prince George's counties. Direct all research, analysis, and organization of land use/land acquisition reports, generating monthly performance analysis and providing recommendations to maximize efficiency according to strategic plan.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

• Manage and provide oversight of development-related priority projects assigned to Special Projects Division

(SPU). Provide technical analysis on need for public facilities as well wide variety of special projects involving research and implementation of new planning tools.

• Negotiate terms of MOUs and other contracts with Redevelopment Authority and/or Revenue Authority and other public and private entities, to provide oversight over completion of special projects, feasibility studies, master planning, and development processes

LEADERSHIP:

• Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate team of three employees including project coordinators and administrative support. Lead team in identifying, distributing, and balancing workload and tasks among the employees in accordance with workflow, skill level, and specialization.

• Establish productive environment inclusive and considerate of multiple alternative perspectives. Systematically identified common objectives, resolve conflicts, and overcome obstacles to gain consensus among stakeholders resulting in improved team performance. System Building and Evaluation

Cross-Divisional Coordination

Agenda Development

Problem-Solving

Former GS-15, 1+ years

10 points (SF-15 attached)

Inactive Top Secret SCI

F e d e r al Civilian Status:

V e t e r a n ’ s P r e f e r e nce:

Securi ty Clearance:

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STRATEGIC PLANNING/PROCESS IMPROVEMENT:

• Plan and conduct evaluations of project operations, identify problems, develop solutions, and recommend efficiency or effectiveness improvements to teams while maintaining workflow according to strict budget and time requirements.

• Monitor progress of large, complex process improvement projects through the review of reports, programming documents, process analysis reports, and other program material. Provide program guidance, conformance with criteria, and compliance with policies and procedures. STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS:

• Manage contractor relationships for multiple projects by coordinating support and technical activity. Collaborate with Planning and Development and Central Area Operations divisions as well as developers and consultants to establish and implement public outreach strategies.

• Work with department executive team and Commissions Legal Office to coordinate and/or support at the state and federal levels advocacy strategies to strengthen federal, state and local development financing tools. HIGH-PROFILE SPECIAL PROJECTS:

• New Music/Performing Arts Amphitheatre, $60M project, $1M feasibility study

• New Equestrian Center, $20M project, $400k feasibility study

• New Tennis Arena, $30M project, $400k feasibility study DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 10/2016 – 12/2018

US Coast Guard (USCG) Headquarters, Washington DC 40 hours/week Supervisor: Human Resources, 800-***-****, may contact Senior Advisor/ Federal Board RESTORE Council Member, GS-0301-15 (Salary $144,128), 10/2017 – 12/2018 As Senior Advisor for Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economics of the Gulf Coast Act (RESTORE Act). Ensured timely response to executive-level taskings and cross-divisional coordination and queries related to planning and preparedness for tourism, economy, and ecosystem resilience and restoration efforts in the U.S. Gulf Coast Region. PROGRAM MANAGEMENT:

• Directed environmental awareness, preparedness, response, and recovery programs. Established clear schedules and milestones and monitored progress to ensure alignment with goals. Provided executive level direction in planning long-range policies and conducting extensive evaluation of RESTORE program goals and objectives. Direct reports and supervision included six military Commanders and three senior staff members and provided oversight to additional 45 staff members and contractors in office

• In managing multiple programs simultaneously, planned, implemented and evaluated short and long-term solutions to support optimum program direction. Developed and maintained project management tools to include project work plan plans, business development plans, and communications approaches

• Monitored progress of large, complex projects through review of reports, programming documents, process analysis reports, and other program material. Provided program analysis and evaluation guidance, and compliance with USCG policies and procedures.

GOVERNMENT BUDGET/FINANCE:

• Administered and forecast $6 billion annual operations budget. Analyze and present probable cost impact of proposed policies and shifts in operating procedures on current and future year budgets. Reviewed financial data applicable to operations of multiple program areas to determine current and anticipated financial conditions.

• Reviewed offers from potential vendors/contractors and performed detailed cost/price and technical analysis of proposals for determination of cost reasonableness and established target objectives. Negotiated contracts, rates, maintenance requirements and onsite support. Tracked agreement terminations as they relate to budget expenditures.

• Determined funding needs to generate allocation strategies to meet emerging priorities. Prepared forward funding requests with justifications and spending plans to gain appropriations for critical needs. Analyzed monthly budgeting and accounting reports to maintain expenditure controls. STRATEGIC PLANNING:

• Lead development of RESTORE Strategic Plan, interpreting and applying policy framework molded by the Congress and other federal agencies to ensure alignment of performance objectives among program strategic direction, policy priorities, and bureaus/offices. Dr. Christopher Hershey

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• Provided executive level direction in planning long-range policies and conducting extensive evaluation of renewable energy program goals and objectives. Oversaw policy adjustments to assure compliance with rapidly changing and expanding warfighter mission.

• Coordinated with primary and mission support RESTORE activities, establishing procedures to reduce common problems, increase program efficiency, and provide strategic roadmap to optimum environmental awareness, preparedness, response, and recovery services. COMMUNICATIONS/STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS:

• Led and supported environmental response and resiliency interagency forums and represented USCG at Congressional Hearings, meetings and conferences with other government agencies.

• Fostered and maintained quality business relationships with senior staff from DHS, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other internal and external partners in pollution response/salvage industry at the local, national, regional, and international levels.

• Served as integral participant in collaborative development of National Contingency Plan, the National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan, the National Response Framework, and applicable laws and policies and procedures.

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

• As Secretary of Homeland Security’s lead on Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economics of Gulf Coast Act (RESTORE) Council, spearheaded development of novel approaches to environmental protection issues. o Oversaw $3.6B for ecosystem restoration and recovery in the Gulf States to help reverse effects of the largest oil spill in American history through programs and grant approval for projects

• When the U.S. Coast Guard staff received more than a dozen complex, highly litigious Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, among the routine requests, I spearheaded and led senior staff cross- divisions and directed a special project initiative to research and update formal guidance, trained on special exemptions, developed 12 FOIA templates to respond to each of the requests and streamlining business processes. Since January 2017, the rate of responsiveness to FOIA requests improved from 21% (only 3 out of 14 addressed) to 93% (13 out of 14).

• As result of coordinated effort within months of onboarding, for the first time ever, U.S. Coast Guard was recipient of $1.9 Million CPS Grant, with follow-on intent to develop fully funded multi-million USCG projects.

• Represented the USCG on the Federal Board of Directors for the Department of Homeland Security Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence at 2018 Annual Board Meeting. Senior Portfolio Manager and Budget Officer, GS-0301-14, 10/2016 – 12/2017 Administered and forecast $4B portfolio for multiple fiscal years (FYs), including budget development, resource proposals, and suggested reallocations or operational reductions. Developed, reviewed, and disseminated key planning, programming, and budgeting documents, including business plans, short and long-term budgets, and detailed justifications .

• Evaluated portfolios for multi-year resource and program implications and ensured budget submissions reflected planning priorities. Promoted systems approach to portfolio management, link planning to programming and budgeting, and facilitate the budget decision-making process

• Provided short/long term planning and evaluation to ensure USCG programs met necessary policy, budgetary, programmatic, and legal requirements, and work to ensure ongoing success of relevant projects across global parameters.

• Collaborated with executive level federal leadership and financial analysists to analyze and evaluate technology proposals. Conducted feasibility, cost and risk analysis of alternate options with clear discussion of benefits, risks and costs.

• Examined program objectives for soundness and the degree to which they are in line with Coast Guard strategic goals and the Coast Guard Strategic Plan. Provided guidance to program managers in developing appropriate measures of effectiveness and evaluating program outcomes and results. SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

• Independently initiated and developed strategic Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) guidance, which helped to identify and prioritize budgetary requirements, associated resources, and risks.

• Developed and presented “Operational Data Cost Analysis Tool (Dashboard),” providing stakeholders with effective tool for comparing near-term resource needs with long-term operational capacity.

• Successfully maintained flexibility to adapt to emerging priorities and initiatives, changes in stability, and project management problems. Established timelines with incremental benchmarks for accomplishment of planning through project completion.

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US DEPARTMENT OF STATE (DoS) 08/2010 – 11/2014

Washington DC 40 hours/week

Supervisor: Human Resources, 202-***-****, may contact Branch Chief for Special Projects/Special Advisor to the CFO, GS-0343-13, 10/2012 – 11/2014 Served in project management, financial analysis and process improvement role for the Office of Resource Management, Division of Audit and Oversight Services (RM/OAS). Oversaw special projects portfolio of multi-year programs and high-visibility special projects working as Internal Auditing, Oversight and Accountability to mitigate risk exposure with external stakeholders, such as the Government Accountability Office, Office of Inspector General and Congress Members and their professional staff. Represented DoS internationally and formed extensive network of contacts via interagency working groups.

• Directly trained and supervised three senior staff members and provided oversight to additional five personnel. Managed robust training program for Ambassador’s Country Leadership Team, overseas staff, security professionals, and first responder team members.

• Developed budgets and oversaw the execution of $5.4B in funds annually, including authorization of expenditures, working closely with contracting officers, and participating on the Contract Administration Review Team.

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

• Reviewed, modified, or underwrote 125+ standard operating procedures (SOPs) and policies such as Financial Management and Acquisition and Assistance Handbooks, supporting efforts to provide strategic blueprint to help guide organization in meeting global mission.

• Synchronized, organized, coordinated and complex program and project oversight activities for up to 100 concurrent engagements or operations related to ecosystem and human health protection efforts each year.

• Led efforts to draft 2014 Assistant Secretary’s Annual Statement of Assurance, required by the Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA), successfully submitting high-level annual requirements to Deputy Chief Financial Officer within mandated timeline.

• Researched, updated and oversaw implementation of Risk Management survey for Office Directors and Division Chiefs. Monitored survey participation, analyzed results, outlined vulnerabilities in the bureau’s management controls and operations, and offered viable, long-term solutions. Foreign Affairs Officer/Senior Program Officer, GS-0130-12 09/2010 – 10/2012 Planned and directed numerous programs and projects across multiple countries to disrupt overseas production and trafficking of illicit drugs, such as government capacity-building programs with regional and global impact. Oversaw Congressional Budget Justification (CBJ), allocation and execution of over $5.4B in grant funds and $26M in operational funds annually.

• Briefed subordinate officers on new programs, eliciting input to facilitate sense of ownership, and spearheaded implementation of improved installation operations. Performed quantitative and qualitative analysis, generating detailed personnel, training, service and equipment assessments.

• Performed supervisory personnel administration duties. Created positive, proactive working environment, facilitating teamwork through unified goal of perpetual readiness and successful mission accomplishment.

• Wrote strategic plans and analyzed international policies, then provided expert guidance to DOS offices and other U.S. government agencies and embassies. Modified or created specific strategies in response to changing tactics, techniques, procedures, and shifting customer requirements.

• Developed and advocated policy positions related to international information sharing.

• Developed and coordinated daily briefs for principal and coordinated briefing book documents and made presentations to address a varied consumers and end-users, adjusting communication style to best fit technical and non-technical audiences.

• Selected to lead coordination, draft and clear Secretary-level interventions to delivery before United Nations General Assembly and UN Human Rights Council. The drafted and staffed memos supported UN efforts to promote Rule of Law, and eliminate, in law and in practice, human rights violations against women and girls in Afghanistan and Iran. As a result, UN Resolution successfully adopted by Third Committee of UN General Assembly regarding human rights in Iran.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PREVIOUS POSITIONS:

Executive Director, Meals on Wheels, Durham, NC, 07/2007 – 07/2010 Chief of Staff / Senior Policy Advisor, City Council San Antonio, TX, 09/2005 – 11/2006 School Teacher / Paraprofessional Troops to Teachers Program, San Antonio ISD, TX, 08/2004-05/2005 Strategic Planner / Senior Logistician, US Air Force, multiple duty stations, 08/1992 – 06/2003 Dr. Christopher Hershey

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EDUCATION

HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA Senior Executive Fellow, 02/2018

ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY, Miami, FL

Doctor of Education in Leadership and Management, Summa Cum Laude, 06/2016 NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY, Durham, NC

Master of Public Administration, Magna Cum Laude, 12/2009 UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK/EXCELSIOR COLLEGE, Guilderland, NY Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Cum Laude, 01/2006

JOB-RELATED TRAINING

• Diversity Professional/Advanced Practitioner Certificate, Cornell University, 2020

• Law and Policy Doctorate Research Coursework, Northeastern University, 2014

• Project Management Professional (PMP) Training, George Washington University, 2013

• MOA/MOU and Interagency Agreements Training, Foreign Service Institute, 2012

• Government Budget and Appropriation Law, Foreign Service Institute, 2012

• Public Diplomacy and Leadership, Foreign Service Institute, 2011

• Legislative and Staff Relations Training, Foreign Service Institute, 2011

• Certified Contracting Officer Representative (COR), Foreign Service Institute, 2010

• Certified Grants Officer Representative (GOR), Foreign Service Institute, 2010

• Senior Nonprofit Executive Leadership & Development Fellow, Duke University, 2008 PUBLICATIONS

• A New Passage to Modern India: The Struggle for Universal Human Rights in India vis-à-vis Its Transformational Economic Growth, Book, 2016

• Pathway to Scholarship: Overcoming Challenges to Increase India’s Literacy to Match Its Economic Growth, Book, 2015

• The Art of Peace, Book, 2013

• The Vision to Serve: Cultivating a Legacy of Public Service, Book, 2008 AWARDS

• Special Act Award, 2018

• Public Service Award, 2016

• American Society for Public Administration Honoree, 2009

• Air Force Achievement Medal (2)

• Air Force Commendation Medal



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