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. In addition applicants must meet the basic qualification requirements of the position.
A. Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least 4-years experience in contracting or related positions. At least one year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.
B. A four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
Since this position has a specific education requirement, applicants should verify completion of this basic education requirement by submitting a copy of an official or unofficial college transcript with the application. We will be unable to return these documents to you. However, if selected for this position, you must provide an original, official college transcript before appointment.
- 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: Demonstrated management ability in leading, planning, directing, and overseeing all aspects of a major contracting organization (handling all types of contracts ranging from Major Acquisition to Simplified Acquisition and Purchase Cards), with experience in competition advocacy, socio-economic programs, procurement policy, program management, contract administration, and major systems source selection.
TQ2: Demonstrated ability to manage and negotiate consensus on complex issues related to major system acquisitions with senior levels of industry and Government, including Program, Agency/Component, Departmental, Government Accounting Office, and Congressional entities.
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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