The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills, share a broad prospective of government, and a public service commitment.
All candidates must have one year of specialized experience directly related to the position at or above the GS-15 as a senior managerial executive with the capacity for leadership, strategic planning, organizing, and developing and evaluating programs. This experience must be evidenced by sophisticated analytical skills, superior written and oral communication skills, good judgment, and experience in interacting with government and non-government officials. Your application must demonstrate that you possess the Minimum Qualifications, as well as the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) AND the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) outlined below.
Unless you are currently serving under a SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program approved by the Office of Personnel Management, you MUST submit a narrative statement covering each of the MTQ's and ECQ's in order to receive consideration for this position. Current and former SES employees MUST submit a narrative statement covering each of the MTQ's. Your narrative statements must be no more than two pages per each MTQ and each ECQ. The narrative statements should provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibly, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and level of contacts.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQ'S)
- Comprehensive knowledge of and experience in federal financial and budgeting processes sufficient to have prepared you to provide executive leadership in an agency or bureau with approximately 160 employees and a budget of $150 million, with responsibility for managing or overseeing multiple operations including strategic planning; budget formulation, presentation and execution; financial audit preparation; and serving as liaison to other relevant federal entities including the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) .
- Comprehensive knowledge and experience in federal human resources programs sufficient to have prepared you to manage or oversee a federal human resources program for an agency or bureau with approximately 160 employees, and serving as liaison to other relevant federal entities including the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
- Ability to lead and/or manage a federal agency's or bureau's administrative services and space/facilities operations and serve as liaison to other relevant federal entities including the General Services Administration (GS).
- Ability to lead and/or manage a federal agency's or bureau's contracts and grantmaking programs.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQ'S)
Applicants are encouraged to visit http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/handbook.asp and view the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Guide to Senior Executive Qualifications. Please use the Challenge, Context, Action, Results (CCAR) format that is suggested in the OPM guidance. Please review these qualifications and then follow the instructions found in the "How to Apply" section of this vacancy announcement.
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 the ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
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.
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.
4. BUSINESS ACUMEN - This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
5. BUILDING COALITIIONS - 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.
NOTE: The definition of the SES ECQ's and their underlying competencies can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp
Applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by Wednesday, January 02, 2013.