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.
To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualifications (TQs) listed below:
We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.
The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY although you should not address the ECQs or TQs separately, evidence of each must be clearly reflected in your resume.
Any information in excess of 5 pages WILL NOT be considered.
A sample 5-page resume that incorporates ECQs and TQs can be viewed on this link http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf
Technical Qualification(s) - Mandatory
TQ-1: Demonstrates executive level expert knowledge and ability to collaborate, share knowledge, and educate/inform the senior level management staff, partners, customers, and stakeholders in the standardization of technologies, evolution of best practices and identification of technology trends and/or approaches.
TQ-2: Demonstrates mastery-level knowledge of best practices in Information Technology programs and skill in managing complex emerging technologies and related contractual agreements that support the strategy and vision of a multi-faceted organization, creates improved customer service, in-depth knowledge of logical and physical data architectures, system architectures, and telecommunications and supports the delivery of enterprise-wide information systems.
Executive Core Qualifications
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 ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2 - 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.
ECQ 3 - 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.
ECQ 4 - 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.
Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at
Ability to obtain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance is required for this position.
5-Page Resume addressing the TQs and ECQs.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your resume will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The DHS Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB before appointment can occur.