As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must show in your resume evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQs):
PTQ 1 - Comprehensive knowledge of safety, compliance and environment management to create, advise and evaluate transportation programs for MARAD.
PTQ 2 - Knowledge of domestic and international commerce as they relate to economically and environmentally sound marine transportation and trade.
PTQ 3 - Demonstrated executive level experience effectively communicating and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to build support for key Maritime Administration and Departmental objectives.
MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):
In addition to the above professional/technical qualifications, all new entrants into the SES under a career appointment will be assessed for executive competency against the following five mandatory executive core qualifications. If an applicant is a member of the SES or has been certified through successful participation in an Office of Personnel Management approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP), he or she meets the ECQ’s definition.
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.
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.
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.
ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
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.
Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website
Before You Go Any Further, Here Are Some Other Things You Need To Know
- PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Complete a one-year SES probationary period (unless already completed).
- SECURITY CLEARANCE: This position requires a secret clearance. Selectee must possess or be able to obtain this level of clearance.
- CITIZENSHIP: Applicants must be a citizen of (or owe allegiance to) the United States of America. New appointees must present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
- DRUG TESTING: Selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and randomly testing thereafter.
- FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Selectee is subject to the Department’s standards of conduct and will be required to file an Executive Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) upon appointment in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
- SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male selectees born after December 31, 1959, must certify their Selective Service registration status using forms available at the agency Human Resources Office.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
An SES rating panel will evaluate your application based on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Applicants determined to be highly qualified may undergo a structured interview and a reference check. If selected, you must be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB), unless you are a current SES executive or have successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. You must receive certification before you can be appointed to the position. To preview questions please click here.