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Job Title:Assistant Regional Administrator, Office of Partnerships and Regulatory Assistance, Region 8

Agency:Environmental Protection Agency

Hiring Organization:Environmental Protection Agency

Job Announcement Number:EPA-SES-2012-0016

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, January 12, 2012 to Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0340-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Denver, COView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Any U.S. citizen may apply.

JOB SUMMARY:

Earth Day is every day at EPA! Come help us protect the environment! Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career-we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment.  Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be.  We consistently rank as one of the top Federal agencies in which to work, with great benefits and work flexibilities. Find yourself at EPA.  See more about us here:  http://www.epa.gov.

ANNOUNCEMENT AMENDED TO EXTEND THE CLOSING DATE.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeks an experienced senior manager with a commitment to public service and strong problem solving and interpersonal skills who is motivated to succeed. The vacancy is a Senior Executive Service (SES) position as
the Assistant Regional Administrator (ARA) for the Office of Partnerships and Regulatory Assistance (OPRA) in Region 8.

The ARA leads Regional efforts to fulfill responsibilities to the six (6) State and 27 Tribal governments within Region 8 in a variety of environmental areas.  Serves as a member of the Region 8 Senior Leadership Team and is key advisor to the Regional Administrator and Deputy Regional Administrator in matters pertaining to environmental programs and regulations.

Demonstrates exceptional commitment to working across organizational boundaries.  Directs the actions of the Office, including the completion of assigned projects, establishing priorities and changing program emphasis as needed.  Directs program coordination with internal and external organizations, determining or recommending the compromises to be made and maintaining effective relations with all interested groups.  Carries out responsibilities in partnership with states and tribes; obtains environmental results by collaborating with federal agencies, states, tribes and other partners.

Ensures organizational planning, budgeting, extramural resources management, and financial accountability. Directs the evaluation and measurement work of the Office.

Directs day-to-day operations of the program, interpreting rules and regulations, and providing review of plans, actions and projects proposed by states, tribes and localities. Performs the full range of leadership and management duties associated with supervising a large group of EPA employees organized into appropriate work units.  Currently, this position supervises 18 subordinate supervisors, with over 170 federal employees.

Assists state, tribal, Federal and local environmental agencies within Region 8's six states in many of the environmental media programs including:  water, air, solid and hazardous waste, toxics, pesticides and pollution prevention. Provides stakeholders with long-and-short-range environmental management planning, financial and technical program assistance. Approves, oversees and evaluates as appropriate state, tribal, Federal and local agency program regulations, standards, activities and results. Directly implements environmental program activities where necessary.  Assists pollution sources with technical advice and training on statutory requirements, regulatory implementation, pollution prevention approaches, and integrates P2 and sustainability principles into program activities at all levels of government.  Creates a strategic focus for the Agency's partnership and non-regulatory programs.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • Pre-employment drug testing is required and random testing thereafter.

DUTIES:

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1. Regional Leadership:  Serves as a member of the Region 8 Leadership Team.  Serves as a key advisor to the Regional Administrator and Deputy Regional Administrator in matters pertaining to state and tribal programs.  Serves as a key participant in Region 8's strategic and operational planning activities, makes determinations regarding key priority areas including investments and dis-investments, and ensures completion of assigned projects and priorities.  Implements the Agency's strategic planning objectives as they relate to Office programs.   Fosters resource protection, environmental justice, and related key goals.  Demonstrates a high level of commitment to the vision and mission of EPA.

2. Program Planning:  Accomplishes or directs planning and other related staff work involved in review, development and execution of new or modified statues, rules, regulation, standards, policies, practices, projects, and programs.   Discusses the objectives of Office programs with government officials as well as representatives of private industry, environmental organizations, and the general public. Studies general objectives of legislation,  the background, purposes, and costs of pollution control programs , and relevant policies and laws  Collaborates with other key officials in developing plans and programs, both immediate and long-range, to be formulated and carried out by the Region in cooperation with states and localities in order to achieve the legal, regulatory and policy objectives of EPA.

3. Program Organization:  Directs the actions involved in organizing the Office and in establishing procedures for carrying out the programs of the Office in a coordinated fashion with EPA nationally and with the states.  Receives input from the Office of Technical and Management Services and determines the allocation and utilization of resources, primarily by analyzing the positions, staff, and money required to accomplish the program within the parameters established by legislation and Agency policy.  Reviews the Office's organizational and functional assignments in terms of meeting program goals and objectives.  Collaborates with key EPA administrative and technical staff.   Recommends Regional and Agency policies in these areas and formulates the Regional strategy to support requests for staffing and financing needed to implement policy.

4. Program Direction:  Directs the actions involved in completing assigned projects, reducing paperwork, establishing priorities, and changing program emphasis.  Establishes methods for communicating directions to subordinates and other staff.   Makes decisions in the administration of work within broad Regional policy areas and takes recommendations to the Regional Administrator only in those cases that deviate from established policies or involve new policy areas to ensure compliance with governing legal requirements, including the Clean Air Act and Amendments (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA); the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and its amendments; and other related Federal statutes.  Review reports submitted by program directors to determine the validity of recommendations and conclusions with respect to technical, economic, and intergovernmental considerations, and for compliance with statutory, regulatory, and other requirements.  

5. Program Coordination:  Coordinates activities with appropriate Federal, state, tribal and municipal agencies.  Directs the actions involved in coordinating the program with internal and external organizations, determining or recommending the compromises to be made, and maintaining effective relations with all interested groups.  Meets with key officials of EPA, other Federal agencies, representatives of state and local governments, private industry, professional groups, members of environmental organizations, and the general public to resolve environmental problems, and advises and coordinates on all aspects of the Office's programs.  Coordinates with the Office of Regional Counsel in connection with Federal/tribal jurisdiction, state program authorization, and other legal matters.  Coordinates with the Regional Administrator on specific problems that may arise, especially those of a precedent setting or controversial nature.   Serves on committees and panels and represents the Region at conferences on national, inter-agency, state, and local levels.  Makes commitments pertaining to the programs of the Office on behalf of the Regional Administrator.  Maintains close liaison with other EPA regions for the purpose of coordinating technical matters that cross regional boundaries, and ensures integration and coordination with state and local programs.  At the regional level, represents the Agency at conferences with professional societies to both public and private organizations and groups outlining objectives and accomplishments of assigned programs.

6. Management Integrity and Resources Management:  Ensures organizational planning, budgeting, extramural resource management (management of contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and interagency agreements), and financial accountability reflect the basic principles of doing the "right things right" and conform to Agency and Federal regulations.  Leads reforms in work processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness and makes decisions based on data and facts.  Maximizes the Agency's return on resources.  Demonstrates knowledge of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) in order to ensure effective program management and accountability.

7. Program Control:  Directs the actions involved in tracking and evaluating the work of the Office.  Establishes Regional program tracking and information systems and is responsible for input to various EPA systems and tracking systems.  Evaluates existing policies, projects, and procedures by reviewing reports, conducting filed visits, performing periodic or special studies, studying complaints from interested persons and groups, and studying evaluation reports prepared by other agencies and organizations.

8. Program Forecasting:  Accomplishes or directs the actions involved in determining the effect to the Office's programs of proposed or enacted Federal or state legislation, new or proposed program requirements, new or improved technology, emergency situations, court decisions, and other developments.
 
9. Program Operation:  Accomplishes or directs the day-to-day operations of the program, such as interpreting rules, regulations, policies, and standards. Conducts informal and formal reviews of plans, actions, projects, programs, and standards proposed by states and localities.

10. Program Management:  Supervises a large group of EPA employees organized into appropriate and efficient work units.  Plans for staff development including assessment of training needs, and performs supervisory duties involving the establishment and filling of positions, the promotion and assignment of personnel, the provision of employee relations services, the taking of disciplinary and other actions, and the administration of human resources management, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action programs.  Maintains positive employee morale and a cooperative work atmosphere.  Develops and implements the Office's administrative budget.  Plans the office's program budget.

Performs other duties as assigned including the management of other programs that may, from time-to-time, be assigned to the Office.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform.  Typically we could find this experience in work within this field or a field that is closely related.

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below.  You will be evaluated on the following Executive Core Qualifications.  Please provide a narrative not to exceed two pages per ECQ and not more than 10 pages.

ES-340 series:  You must have substantive general experience which provides knowledge of the principles of organization, management, and administration; and substantive  (operating, administrative, or managerial) experience in environmental laws and regulations.


Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).  

Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service SES appointment, you are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications questions in order to receive consideration for the position.

 Additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements is available by going to the Office of Personnel Management's web site at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/SES_Quals_Guide_2006.pdf.  

When responding to the Mandatory Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and Executive Core 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 should limit your narrative to two pages per Executive Core Qualifications, and not more than 10 pages total.  Technical Mandatory and/or Desirable factors should be limited to no more than two pages for each factor.  

The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You must provide specific examples of your education, experience, training and awards in the manner and order instructed below which are applicable to each:  (A) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), (B) Technical Qualifications (TQs), and (C) Desirable Qualifications (DQs).  Response to the five ECQs and TQs is mandatory.  Failure to address the ECQs and the TQs will result in your application being disqualified.  Addressing the DQs is optional; however, not addressing them will impact your rating.  All five ECQs must be addressed in a supplemental statement of your application.  Your response should be clear and concise and show a level of accomplishment and a degree of responsibility.  In addition, your responses should highlight your experience, training, and achievements in conjunction with the resume that you provide.  Additional information on the ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/handbook.html.  Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.  You will be evaluated on the following:  Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Mandatory Technical Qualifications (TQs), and any Desirable Qualifications (DQs).  Failure to address the ECQ and TQ factors will result in your application being disqualified for further consideration.  Addressing the DQs are optional, however, failure to do so will impact your rating score.

A. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)- Mandatory

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.

Leadership Competencies:   

1. Creativity and Innovation Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting edge programs/processes.

2. 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.  

3. Flexibility Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.  

4. Resilience Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks.

5. 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.

6. 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.

Leadership Competencies:   

1. 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.

2. Leveraging Diversity Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.  

3. Developing Others (New) Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.

4. 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.

Leadership Competencies:   

1. 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.

2. Customer Service Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Problem Solving Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.

6. 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.

Leadership Competencies:   

1. 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.  

2. 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.

3. 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.

Leadership Competencies:   

1. Partnering Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.

2. Political Savvy Identifies the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly.

3. 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.

Competencies:   

1. Interpersonal Skills Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.

2. Oral Communication Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed.

3. Integrity/Honesty Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards of ethics.

4. Written Communication Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.

5. Continual Learning Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development.

6. Public Service Motivation Shows a commitment to serve the public. Ensures that actions meet public needs; aligns organizational objectives and practices with public interests.

B.  Technical Qualifications (TQs) -- Mandatory (Note:  Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified.)  Narrative responses to the Technical Qualifications should not be more than two pages for each.  All TQs must be addressed in a supplemental statement of your application.  

TQ1. Knowledge of and experience with implementing federal government requirements, policies and current issues related to one or more of the following statutes:  Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Toxic Substances Control Act,  Safe Drinking Water Act,  Pollution Prevention Act, and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.

TQ2. Experience leading the activities of a dynamic organization with a complex portfolio of work, and a diverse, multidisciplinary staff. Experience directing subordinate supervisors in creating a working environment of high morale and esprit de corps, while recognizing and rewarding high performance and effectively addressing performance and conduct problems.

TQ3. Demonstrated advanced oral and written communications skills, and experience effectively conveying and presenting complex, politically sensitive and detailed information of a technical and/or policy nature to colleagues, peers, senior management and policy officials, and senior representatives of other institutions, agencies, governments or organizations.  
 
C.  Desirable Qualifications (DQs) - Optional (Note:  Addressing the Desirable Qualifications is optional; however, not addressing them will impact your rating.) Narrative responses to the Desirable Qualifications should not be more than two pages for each.  All DQs must be addressed in a supplemental statement of your application.

DQ1. Experience in dealing effectively with high-level officials in Congress, Federal, State or local governments, public interest groups, industry and/or the general public (any combination).

DQ2. Experience in the design and implementation of environmental programs, addressing matters of uncertain science, substantial human health of environmental risk and significant controversy, requiring successful negotiations, voluntary collaborative approaches and issue resolution with diverse stakeholders in both government and private sectors.
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BENEFITS:

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You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, with costs shared with your employer. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#FEHB.  Life insurance coverage is provided. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#life Long-Term Care Insurance is offered and carries into your retirement. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#ltci New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#retr You will earn annual vacation leave. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#VACA You will earn sick leave. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#SKLV You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly scheduled tour of duty. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#HOLI Tele-work / telecommuting may be made available after you have come on board. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#TELE Alternative work schedule options are available.  If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run.  You can use Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts for expenses that are tax-deductible, but not reimbursed by any other source, including out-of-pocket expenses and non-covered benefits under their FEHB plans. More Info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#FSA

OTHER INFORMATION:

Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).  Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM), you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications questions in order to receive consideration for the position.  Additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements is available by going to the Office of Personnel Management's web site at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/SES_Quals_Guide_2006.pdf.  When responding to the Mandatory Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and Executive Core 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 should limit your narrative to two pages per Executive Core Qualifications, and not more than 10 pages total.  Technical Mandatory and/or Desirable factors should be limited to no more than two pages apiece.  

The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.  

Must complete 1-year SES probation period, if not previously completed.  

If you are a male and hired, and if you were 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.  

All Federal employees are required by P.L. 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit  

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:  Senior Executives are required to comply with the provisions of the Ethics in Government Act and must submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, upon assuming the position, annually, and upon termination of employment.  

TRAVEL, TRANSPORTATION AND RELOCATION:  In accordance with Federal and Agency travel regulations, the candidate selected for this position will be reimbursed for travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty to this position.

Position involves travel.

This position does not have portable work and the selectee may not telework.

HOW TO APPLY:

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You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.

You must provide specific examples of your education, experience, training and awards in the manner and order instructed below which are applicable to each:  (A) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), (B) Technical Qualifications (TQs), and (C) Desirable Qualifications (DQs).  Response to the five ECQs and TQs is mandatory.  Failure to address the ECQs and TQs will result in your application being disqualified.  Addressing the DQs is optional; however, not addressing them will impact your rating.

All five ECQs must be addressed in a supplemental statement of our application.  Your response should be clear and concise and show a level of accomplishment and a degree of responsibility.  In addition, your responses should highlight your experience, training, and achievements in conjunction with the OF-612 or resume that you provide.  Additional information on the ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/handbook.html.

To begin the application process, click the Apply On-line button to the right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire.  To be considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of this announcement.

All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USA Jobs document portfolio feature.

If you cannot apply on-line, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed to the right for assistance no later than three business days prior to the closing date of this announcement.  You must provide complete application materials by the closing date of this announcement.

For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application package is received, go to http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).  Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM), you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications questions in order to receive consideration for the position.  Additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements is available by going to the Office of Personnel Management's web site at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/SES_Quals_Guide_2006.pdf.  When responding to the Mandatory Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and Executive Core 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 should limit your narrative to two pages per Executive Core Qualifications, and not more than 10 pages total.  Technical Mandatory and/or Desirable factors should be limited to no more than two pages apiece.  

The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Executive Resources Div
Phone: 202-564-0402
Fax: 202-564-9612
Email: pugh-feaster.aurelia@epa.gov
Agency Information:
Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
OHR, Executive Resources Division, Mail Code 3606A
Washington, DC
20460
US
Fax: 202-564-9612

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account.  You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Technical Qualifications (TQs)and Desirable Qualifications (DQs), and any supporting documentation.  You will be notified of the status of your application after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package.  If your application meets the basic qualifications, it will then be forwarded to a three member Rating Panel consisting of SES career members here at EPA for further review.  The Rating Panel decides which Best Qualified applicants will be forwarded to the Selecting Official to make a selection.  Interviews are arranged through the Selecting Official.  If your application is not forwarded to the Rating Panel, you will be notified of the outcome of your application.  You may call the Executive Resources Division on 564-0402 to get the status of your application.

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Job Announcement Number:

EPA-SES-2012-0016

Control Number:

306942400