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 licensure, 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: Strategic Thinking
Target Competency 2: Vision
ECQ 2. LEADING PEOPLE:
Target Competency 1: Conflict Management
Target Competency 2: Leveraging Diversity
Target Competency 3: Team Building
ECQ 3. RESULTS DRIVEN:
Target Competency 1: Customer Serivce
Target Competency 2: Problem Solving
ECQ 4. BUSINESS ACUMEN:
Target Competency 1: Financial Management
Target Competency 2: Human Capital Management
ECQ 5. BUILDING COALITIONS:
Target Competency 1: Partnering
B. Technical Qualifications
1. Demonstrated ability to find, analyze and apply relevant legal authorities in various aspects of Federal practice including Veterans-benefits law, business law, employment law, healthcare law, and information-disclosure law, and the law of applicable states regarding medical malpractice and other torts, workers' compensation, and guardianship.
C. Licensure Requirement
An applicant MUST be a member in good standing of the bar of a State or Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia. PROOF OF LICENSURE MUST BE UPLOADED IN USAJobs. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT PROVIDE PROOF WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
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).