As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector.
-Required Education: J.D. or LL.B. degree from an accredited law school is required for this position.
Applicants must be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Bar.
- Education information in your application should only reflect attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
- The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY. To apply for this position, please submit an uploaded resume which DOES NOT exceed FIVE (5) pages using a 12 point font and no less than 1 inch margins. Any information submitted in excess of five (5) pages WILL NOT be considered. You must submit a resume which provides evidence of how you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualifications listed below in one document. We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.
The application package cannot exceed a total of 5 pages. Any information submitted in excess of 5 pages WILL NOT be considered.
Mandatory Technical Qualifications (TQ)
TQ1: Extensive knowledge of and demonstrated experience in the federal acquisition and procurement process, and in applying acquisition and procurement laws and authorities, to support agency acquisition planning for and execution of procurements. This includes providing legal advice and support in the areas of fiscal law; proposal analysis; contract formation including solicitations; and contract administration, to include contract terminations, claims and disputes. Candidates must also have experience in some or all of the following: legislation affecting procurement; procurement ethics; acquisition strategy and planning; complex source selection; and contract cost principles and procedures.
TQ2: Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience in conducting, directly supervising, or overseeing Federal contract litigation, which includes bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and contract disputes before a Board of Contract Appeals, and/or Federal Court contract litigation for or against the government.
Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
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 Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ2 - 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.
ECQ3 - 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.
ECQ4 - 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.
Applicants can obtain additional information regarding the Executive Core Qualifications on the Internet at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
A preliminary review of the applications will be made by the Human Resources Operations Division to determine if candidates meet the mandatory TQs and ECQs. Applicants who meet the mandatory TQs and ECQs will be considered minimally qualified for this position.
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