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    Duties

    Summary

    The Executive Director provides executive leadership and oversight of the management of all VA SES career and non-career and limited term SES, SLs, PAS, Schedule C, Veteran Law Judges, Experts, Consultants and Title 38 equivalent positions, as well as provides the critical oversight and guidance necessary to generate an aggressive results-driven approach to senior executive recruitment and retention.

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    Responsibilities

    The Executive Director, working through subordinate managers and staff, is responsible for SES policy development, senior level workforce planning initiatives and executive level resources development, and legislative changes. The incumbent advises on relevant policy issues on those matters affecting CSEMO's mission, vision and functions. He/she makes authoritative recommendations to VA officials for resolving appropriate key, critical sensitive and controversial issues.

    The Executive Director is responsible for special projects requiring executive resource operations or program-related support to address issues typically derived from congressional, legislative, or other internal and external stakeholder intervention. These projects normally require dedicated use of resources for a determined period of time and are accompanied by clearly stated requirements, milestones, goals,and objectives. The Executive Director is responsible for convening teams/task forces, as appropriate, providing executive leadership, and overseeing designated projects through to completion. Provides strategic consulting services to the Secretary, and other key officials within the Department about effective executive management approaches to achieve the best and most efficient business practices and processes. Develops data repositories and analytic and statistical methods to manage the workforce and inform compensation and benefits decisions.

    Advises and supports the Department's Executive Resources Board (ERB), Performance Review Board (PRB), and the Presidential Rank Awards (PRA) Board.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel up to 25%.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    00

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • US citizenship is required.
    • One year probationary period required for initial SES appointment.
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
    • Successful completion of background investigation and drug screening.
    • Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) is required.
    • May be subject to reassignment geographically or organizationally.

    Qualifications

    To meet the minimum qualifications, applicant must possess the following technical and executive core qualifications. These qualifications would typically be gained through progressively responsible management or executive level assignments such as director of a regional office, medical facility or program manager. An individual's total experience, education and volunteer work experience must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position.

    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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative response to the following ECQs. Your narrative must address each ECQ separately. Additional information on ECQs is available at: http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp. Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Results model outlined in the guide. It is recommended that you draft your ECQs in a Word document and then upload into the system.

    1. Leading Change: 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.

    2. Leading People: 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.

    3. Results Driven: 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.

    4. Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial and information resources strategically.

    5. Building Coalitions: 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.

    TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION (TQ)s: In addition, all applicants must submit a written narrative response to the following TQ(s). Please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled managing a large public or private sector organization that administers complex, rules-based benefits or services, etc. It is recommended that you draft your TQ(s) in a word document and then upload into the system.

    TQ1: Ability to successfully manage and assure technical compliance of a comprehensive human resources management program, develop, implement and manage policies that support program oversight, and control an executive personnel program.

    TQ2: Knowledge of sound human resources management principles, concepts and practices including knowledge of the multiple facets of Federal human resources management laws, rules, and regulations applicable to a large centralized department.

    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Step 1: ECQ qualifications

    Step 2: Technical Qualification(s)

    Step 3: VA Executive Resources Board

    Step 4: Nominating Organization may conduct interviews

    Step 5: Approval by the Selecting Official (may include additional screening)

    Step 6: OPM Qualifications Review Board certification

    Background checks and security clearance

    Drug test required

    Yes

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    Required Documents

    A complete application for this position includes the following items:

    1. Resume not to exceed 5 pages;

    2. Written narrative response to address each Technical Qualification(s) not to exceed 2 pages each; and

    3. Written narrative responses to address each Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) not to exceed 2 pages each for a total of 10 pages; or

    4. Proof of non-competitive eligibility (if applicable). Proof consists of an SF-50 showing career status in the SES and/or proof of certification of your Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) from the OPM administered Qualifications Review Board (QRB).

    Non-Competitive Consideration: You are considered a non-competitive applicant if you are a current career Senior Executive, Qualifications Review Board (QRB) certified graduate of a Senior Executive (SES) Candidate Development Program (CDP) or an individual with SES reinstatement eligibility. You may be considered non-competitively for appointment to this position if you meet the mandatory technical qualifications requirements.

    Non-competitive applicants do not need to submit ECQ narratives but you must clearly state your status in your resume and submit a written narrative response to the Technical Qualification (s); not more than 2 pages per each TQ with a font size no smaller than 12 points. Proof of non-competitive eligibility is required. The agency has the option of considering you non-competitively or including you in the competitive process.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    Your complete application must be received by 11:59 pm EST on the closing date, 10/17/2018 in order for you to be considered. Please read all instructions before you begin.

    To begin click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ and click on "Application Status". Click on the position title and select Apply Online to continue.

    Agency contact information

    Dione Moore

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    AS Human Resources and Admin - 1007
    810 Vermont Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20420
    US
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    To fulfill President Lincoln's promise -"To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan"- by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

    The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment. VA structures its SES positions into pay bands. This is a pay band 3 position and the salary range is $126,148 - $174,500. Exceptions to the cap of the range may be considered in certain circumstances.

    CSEMO provides comprehensive management of VA's geographically-dispersed Senior Executive Service (SES) (title 5 and title 38) workforce and Political Appointees. Programs include human resources, position management, recruitment and staffing, classification, SES orientation, reporting requirements, on-boarding, pay administration, performance management, Presidential Rank Awards, executive training, executive development, retention, policy development, leave administration, employee relations, oversight and evaluation, and conduct accountability.

    Next steps

    The Corporate Senior Executive Management Office (CSEMO) will review all applications to determine if applicants meet the technical qualifications of this position and the SES ECQs. Those who meet the qualifications will be referred to a panel of SES members to determine the "best qualified" candidates. Once a selection is made, the selectee's application will be forwarded to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for approval by an OPM independent Qualifications Review Board (QRB), unless the selectee is a current/ former SES executive or has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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