MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: Each applicant must demonstrate the following technical qualifications, which represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
1. Knowledge of integrated financial and performance management systems, including an understanding of federal agency programming and budgetary practices, and fiscal policy. Ability to present, discuss and defend major program objectives internally and before Congress.
2. Expertise in leading the development and implementation of innovative human resources programs and solutions for a complex organization.
3. Expertise in administrative, supervisory, managerial, professional and technical work that demonstrates in-depth knowledge of management principles, practices, methods, and program administration.
4. Experience in effectively using planning and analysis skills to identify risks and issues, and provide options and/or alternatives to remedy problems associated with a variety of operations support, management, and internal control matters.
There is no educational substitution for specialized experience for this position.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment. To be considered, applicants must submit a written statement addressing the five (5) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below. CURRENT/FORMER SES CAREER APPOINTEES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SUBMIT ECQ STATEMENTS. All other applicants must address all ECQs to be eligible for consideration. Your ECQ statements MUST NOT EXCEED A TOTAL OF 10 PAGES and should focus on accomplishments that support possession of each ECQ. See the SES Handbook for more information on ECQ's. IMPORTANT: ALL CANDIDATES MUST FULLY ADDRESS ALL ITEMS UNDER 'TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS' TO BE ELGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU COMPLETE YOUR ANSWERS OFF-LINE IN ADVANCE OF BEGINNING THE APPLICATION PROCESS, SO THAT YOU CAN INSERT THEM INTO THE ELECTRONIC FORM. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: Leading Change; Leading People; Results Driven; Business Acumen; Building Coalitions/Communication.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS DEFINITIONS
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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be rated and ranked by the CPSC Executive Resources Board (ERB) using only the information submitted for consideration. Applicants are to separately address the ECQs (unless exempted) and the Technical Qualifications questions listed in the announcement by documenting demonstrated experience, training, and/or education. Applicants who do not separately address the required qualifications will be ineligible for consideration. The ERB will rate and rank each applicant based on the qualification requirements and refer the top candidates to the selecting official. The selecting official will consider the best qualified applicants referred based on the information provided, and possibly a personal interview. The ERB will approve the final selection and forward to the Chairman. The Commission must give final approval on the selectee. In competitive cases, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will certify qualifications through the OPM Qualifications Review Board.
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