All applicants must submit a separate written narrative response to each of the following ECQs. Additional information is available at: ECQ Information. Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Results model. It is recommended that you draft your ECQs in a Word document and then insert the responses into our system (limit of 6,400 characters per narrative).
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS DEFINITIONS:
ECQ 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.
ECQ 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.
ECQ 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.
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 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.
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 Qualifications.
Proof of non-competitive eligibility is required. The agency has the option of considering you noncompetitively or including you in the competitive process. 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.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: In addition, all applicants must submit a separate written narrative response to each of the following MTQs. 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 MTQs in a word document and then insert into our system (limit of 6,400 characters for each narrative).
MTQ 1 - Demonstrated experience to lead the development of an organization's policies, goals and objectives, and develop and execute strategies to achieve them in accordance with priorities determined by the impact of new legislative requirements and strategic planning.
MTQ 2 - Demonstrated ability to provide vision and leadership to an organization's corporate culture that embraces customer service, empowers personnel to their full potential, facilitates internal and external communication, and engages with multiple audiences such as Congress, agency heads, federal and state officials, special committees, and the general public through various media platforms.