Applicants must provide detailed evidence of possession of each of the Technical and Executive Core Qualifications listed below to assist reviewing officials in determining the best qualified candidates to be referred to the selecting official. FAILURE TO MEET OR ADDRESS ANY ONE OF THE MANDATORY TECHNICAL OR EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATION STANDARDS WILL ELIMINATE A CANDIDATE FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION. Fundamental Competencies are cross-cutting and should be addressed over the course of your ECQ narratives. For more information, refer to the OPM Guide to Senior Executive Service (SES) Executive Core Qualifications available on-line at: http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp
Fundamental Competencies: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the ECQs below: Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication; Integrity/Honesty; Written Communication; Continual Learning; and Public Service Motivation.
ECQ 1 - Leading Change: 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: Creativity and Innovation; External Awareness; Flexibility; Resilience; Strategic Thinking; Vision
ECQ 2 - Leading People: 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: Conflict Management; Leveraging Diversity; Developing Others; Team Building
ECQ 3 - Results Driven: 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: Accountability; Customer Service; Decisiveness; Problem Solving; Technical Credibility
ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management; Human Capital Management; Technology Management;
ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions/Communication: 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: Partnering; Political Savvy; Influencing/Negotiating
Your examples should be clear and concise, 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. We recommend that you limit your narrative to two pages per Qualification.
Candidates must have had at least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-15 level in the Federal Service. MANDATORY TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: All candidates must submit a narrative statement addressing each of the following Technical Competencies.
1. Demonstrated leadership and experience in successfully managing agency and/or corporate level information technology (IT) and information management functions in areas such as IT policy and governance, IT security and critical infrastructure protection, IT capital planning and investment control, IT performance assessment, process/change management, application software, operating systems, network service, data management, systems administration, program management, acquisitions planning, and customer support.
2. Demonstrated leadership in team and organizational management, including areas such as: Matching technical infrastructure to support decision-making, Matching individual skills to IT needs, Customer facing, building and running High Performance teams, managing research and development, ensuring Vision and Goal Setting maps to resources and tactics.
3. Demonstrated leadership at the agency and/or corporate level including influencing senior officials to use information technology as a driver to improve performance; building partnerships among senior executives; and developing and implementing strategies that show how information technology can add value while also transforming or supporting operations.
4. Demonstrated experience in ensuring that information technology resources are planned for, acquired and managed in a manner that achieves strategic objectives of a large organization while conforming at policies of a legislative or other governing body.
5. Demonstrated experience in transitioning from legacy systems to new state of the art forms of computing and networking, and the resolution of key technical issues involving state-of-the-art IT systems and audit and security requirements. This includes managing the development and execution of multi-million dollar IT budgets and projects.
Unless you are currently serving under a Career Senior Executive Service appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or have successfully completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. A panel may be convened to determine "best qualified" candidates. The rating and ranking will be based upon consideration of the degree to which you meet the Executive Core Qualifications, Selective Factor (if applicable) and Technical Qualifications. Interviews and qualifications inquiries may be required.