As a basic requirement, applicants MUST demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications. You must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of an executive.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQ): You must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications listed below unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or have successfully completed Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program approved by OPM and been certified by OPM.
When responding to the Executive Core Qualifications and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications, 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 Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. You are required to respond to all ECQs and you must address each ECQ separately. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as ineligible. You should limit your narrative written statements to two pages per ECQ and no more than 10 pages total.
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.
Creativity Innovation - Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting edge programs/processes.
External Awareness - Understands and keeps up-to-date on local, national, and international policies and trends that affect the organization and shape stakeholders' views; is aware of the organization's impact on the external environment.
Flexibility - Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
Resilience - Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks.
Strategic Thinking - Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.
Vision - Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst for organizational change. Influences others to translate vision into action.
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.
Conflict Management - Encourages creative tension and differences of opinions. Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.
Leveraging Diversity - Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.
Developing Others - Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities tolerant through formal and informal methods.
Team Building - Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.
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.
Accountability - Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.
Customer Service - Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement.
Decisiveness - Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data are limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions.
Entrepreneurship - Positions the organization for future success by identifying new opportunities; builds the organization by developing or improving products or services. Takes calculated risks to accomplish organizational objectives.
Problem Solving - Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.
Technical Credibility - Understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.
ECQ 4: Business Acumen - This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
Financial Management - Understands the organization's financial processes. Prepares, justifies, and administers the program budget. Oversees procurement and contracting to achieve desired results. Monitors expenditures and uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities.
Human Capital Management - Builds and manages workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensures that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded; takes action to address performance problems. Manages a multi-sector workforce and a variety of work situations.
Technology Management - Keeps up-to-date on technological developments. Makes effective use of technology to achieve results. Ensures access to and security of technology systems.
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.
Partnering - Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.
Political Savvy - Identifies the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly.
Influencing/Negotiating - Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.
Fundamental Competencies - These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications.
Interpersonal Skills - Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.
Oral Communication - Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed.
Integrity/Honesty - Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards of ethics.
Written Communication - Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.
Continual Learning - Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development.
Public Service Motivation - Shows a commitment to serve the public. Ensures that actions meet public needs; aligns organizational objectives and practices with public interests.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQ): To be considered for this position, ALL applicants MUST submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy each of the MTQs. You are required to respond to all MTQ sand you must address each MTQ separately. If you fail to address each MTQ, you will be rated as ineligible. Please limit your written narrative statements to no more than two pages for each MTQ and no more than 6 pages total.
MTQ 1 - Demonstrated experience in (1) managing the planning, formulation, justification, presentation, execution and review of financial management programs and operations of multiple, geographically dispersed activities and (2) directing the development of financial management policies and program initiatives that positively contribute to the accomplishment of the organization's mission and priorities.
MTQ 2 - Demonstrated experience as a technical authority and expert advisor to senior leadership regarding budgetary, financial and audit policies, laws and regulations including Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and General Accountability Office (GAO) statues, regulations, policies, procedures, and instruction; the Chief Financial Officer's Act; the Government Performance and Results Act, and other legislation, regulations, and applicable laws.
MTQ 3 - Experience which demonstrates the ability to promote teamwork and collaboration among senior leaders in solving urgent and long-term financial problems involving complex or sensitive issues, major conflicts in opinion, important policies, and other management concerns that impact nationwide or agency-wide operations.
FAILURE TO ADDRESS BOTH ECQs and MTQs WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FOR THIS POSITION. Exception: Career SES members and Candidate Development Program graduates may address only the MTQs.
You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
New SES members must serve a one-year probationary period.
Before entering on duty the selectee will be required to complete a confidential, financial report, Standard Form (SF)-278, and will be required to complete this information annually thereafter.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.
You must meet all the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be rated on the basis of meeting the qualification criteria stated in the announcement. You must demonstrate that you meet all of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) to be deemed eligible for further consideration. In determining the degree to which you possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, the rating and ranking panel will consider your related experience, education, training, awards, appraisals, and professional references.
Unless you are already a member of the SES with career status or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program certified by the Office of Personnel Management, your ECQs must be approved/certified by the Officer of Personnel Management before appointment can be effected.