The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills, share a broad perspective of government, and a public service commitment.
All applicants MUST SHOW in their 5 PAGE RESUME that they possess the five Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualification(s) outlined below.
The target competencies deemed most pertinent to this position have been specified under each ECQ description below. It is highly recommended that your resume address your accomplishments in these specific competency areas. Remember, your resume must not exceed 5 pages including an optional cover letter. Any information in excess of 5 pages will not be considered or evaluated.
The definitions of the SES ECQs and their underlying competencies can be found at:
A. Executive Core Qualifications
ECQ 1. LEADING CHANGE:
Target Competency 1: Creativity and Innovation
Target Competency 2: External Awareness
Target Competency 3: Strategic Thinking
ECQ 2. LEADING PEOPLE:
Target Competency 1: Developing Others
Target Competency 2: Team Building
ECQ 3. RESULTS DRIVEN:
Target Competency 1: Customer Service
Target Competency 2: Technical Credability
ECQ 4. BUSINESS ACUMEN:
Target Competency 1: Technology Management
ECQ 5. BUILDING COALITIONS:
Target Competency 1: Partnering
Target Competency 2: Political Savvy
B. Technical Qualifications
1. Demonstrated leadership experience in development of methods and approaches for planning, integrating and evaluating the overall correspondence and policy development programs for the Department.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Step 1: Minimum ECQ-based qualifications
Step 2: Technical qualification screening
Step 3: VA Executive Resources Board (ERB) rating and ranking
Step 4: Structured interviews to determine Best Qualified (BQ) applicants
Step 5: Tentative selection by Nominating Organization (May include additional screening)
Step 6: Approval by the Selecting Official (May include additional screening)
Step 7: OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) Certification
Non-Competitive Consideration: You are considered a non-competitive applicant if you are a current career SES appointee, reinstatement eligible SES, or a QRB certified graduate of an SES candidate development program. Non-Competitive applicants must submit a complete application as noted under Required Documents. The agency has the option of considering you noncompetitively or including you in the competitive process (steps 2-6).