The U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is looking for an exceptional leader to serve as the next Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the world’s largest producer of currency.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing Director position is a unique and career-defining opportunity to lead an organization that produces the world’s most widely held currency. U.S. currency touches all Americans and citizens around the world with more than $2.2 trillion in circulation worldwide.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Bureau) is seeking its next Director to provide vision and strategic direction to integrate all phases of scientific and engineering, operational and administrative services, which affect the engraving, manufacturing, and production activities of the Bureau. This highly impactful role requires an exceptional, mission-focused, and experienced executive who is motivated by public service and appreciates the economic impact U.S. currency has both domestically and abroad.
The Director leads a diverse and geographically dispersed workforce of approximately 2,000 employees and contractors across two production facilities. Employees of the Bureau take great pride in producing the nation’s currency and are committed to the Bureau’s values of integrity, fairness, performance, and respect.
Significant responsibilities of the Director, Bureau of Engraving and Printing include:
- Overseeing the development, manufacturing, and production of high-quality notes to meet the currency needs of the Nation.
- Advising and reporting directly to the Secretary of the Treasury and designees on all matters concerning Bureau activities and the direction and management of the Bureau’s mission.
- Establishing broad policy with respect to the Bureau’s activities and key support programs.
- Maintaining and cultivating a strong relationship with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in its role as issuing authority for U.S. currency.
- Ensuring that the Bureau remains current with respect to technological and manufacturing advancements and that research is conducted and data developed to support effective decision-making regarding the implementation of technological advances in equipment, materials, operating techniques, and manufacturing processes.
- Representing the Bureau at the highest levels of the Department of the Treasury, Congress, other Federal agencies, foreign governments, and private industries.
The responsibilities inherent in the position are exceptionally complex because of the high volume of currency produced, the rigorous quality standards, the necessity to maintain confidentiality and security with respect to key processes and technologies, the importance of collaboration with domestic and global partners, and the requirement to protect U.S. currency through state-of-the-art counterfeit deterrent security features and strategies.
Under the Bureau’s current leadership, strategic actions have been taken to execute a complete Bureau recapitalization, begin design and construction of a new manufacturing facility in the Washington, DC area, expand the Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, TX, coordinate the redesign of the nation’s currency to make it more secure, and complete a transformation from quality inspection to quality assurance. The next Director of the Bureau will continue to lead and advance these important initiatives, as well as advance exciting initiatives in the years ahead, including continuing to work closely with the U.S. Secret Service and the Federal Reserve to design notes that reflect the full diversity and values of our great country.
Interested in learning more about the position? Access the USAJOBS announcement at Director, Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Senior Executive Service).