Experience must have been at a sufficiently high level of difficulty to show clearly that the candidate possesses the required professional and technical qualifications and executive core qualifications set forth below. You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs): The TQs describe the necessary technical knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of the position.
TQ1 - Ability to supervise a professional staff engaged in providing legal advice to senior officials.
TQ2 - Diversified legal experience dealing with highly complex issues. Examples of relevant subject matter areas may include the following: national security law; Executive Order 12333; Information Sharing Environment, the National Security Act; the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act; physical, personnel and classified information security matters; the Bank Secrecy Act; the USA PATRIOT Act; the detection and prevention of money laundering; countering the financing of terrorism; the International Emergency Economic Powers Act; the National Emergencies Act; the United Nations Participation Act; international anti-money laundering and countering terrorist finance laws and constructs; EU legal framework; asset forfeiture law; the Federal Alcohol Administration Act and related alcohol, tobacco, tax and trade laws; customs enforcement matters; Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts; the Trade Secrets Act; constitutional law; and administrative law.
TQ3 - Working knowledge of government or international organizations and/or relationships with government or international entities. Examples include the U.S. intelligence community, the State Department, the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the European Union and other international anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing legal constructs.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service and are in addition to the specific technical qualifications listed above.
ECQ 1 - Leading Change - 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. Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision.
ECQ 2 - Leading People - 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. Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building.
ECQ 3 - Results Driven - 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. Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility.
ECQ 4 - Business Acumen - The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management.
ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions - 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. You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
Specialized Education and Experience Requirement:
• You must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be an active member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar.
• have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-15 level in the Federal service or private sector.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated on the basis of your resume and narrative statements reflecting the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience and education as they relate to the technical and executive qualifications described above. While you are NOT required to provide a narrative statement addressing the Technical Qualifications, candidates are strongly encouraged to address each Technical Qualification in separate statements. Candidates who choose not to address the technical qualifications separately will not be automatically disqualified. Candidates are NOT required to provide narrative response statements to address the Executive Core Qualifications when applying for this vacancy. However, the selectee will be required to address the ECQs before being appointed. Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at This is a link
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