To be qualified, applicants must possess the Executive Core Qualifications for the Senior Executive Service and the Professional/Technical Qualifications required for the position.
MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):
The applicant must file a separate narrative response for each ECQ. In responding to each ECQ statement, please structure your responses in terms of a specific problem or goal (CHALLENGE); the environment in which you worked to tackle the problem or goal (CONTEXT); the specific actions taken (ACTION); and the outcome from such actions (RESULTS). Please provide at least two (2) examples for each area, where practical. The total response to all ECQs MUST NOT EXCEED 10 PAGES. For additional information on ECQs beyond the information provided in this document, go to website http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.
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. Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision.
ECQ 2. Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organizations 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. Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building.
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. Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility.
ECQ 4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management.
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, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating.
PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQs)
The applicant is encouraged to file a separate narrative response for each PTQ and cite examples in support of their response.
PTQ 1: Demonstrated experience in managing the planning, justification, presentation, and implementation of financial management programs and operations for a dynamic organization of comparable size and scope to the BBG, while conforming to policies of a legislative or other governing body.
PTQ 2: Demonstrated experience as a technical authority and expert advisor to senior leadership regarding budgetary, financial and audit policies, laws and regulations, and capability to balance a high degree of autonomy with responsiveness to the vision of senior leadership.
PTQ 3: Experience that demonstrates skill in promoting teamwork and collaboration among senior leaders in solving urgent and long-term financial problems involving complex or sensitive issues, differences of opinion, important policies, and other management challenges.
PTQ 4: Demonstrated experience and ability in the use of change management techniques; in implementing recommendations that significantly interpret or redirect policies or programs to respond to shifting conditions; and in the use of 'best practices' from Federal agencies and the private sector to keep an organization on the cutting edge of its field.
PTQ 5: Demonstrated effectiveness in leading a diverse workforce in meeting detailed operational objectives and target, and in adjusting workflows and assignments when performance falters in order to achieve operating plan goals, including customer service requirements.
Broad and in-depth knowledge of all phases of the Federal budget formulation, presentation, justification, and execution process.
Persons newly selected for appointment to an SES position must have their managerial qualifications approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Selectee will serve a one-year probationary period.
The selectee will be required to complete and Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report in accordance with Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.
Drug Test: A pre-employment drug test is required for a non-BBG applicant selected for this position. Appointment is contingent upon a negative drug test.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The Office of Human Resources will do a preliminary qualifications screening. The applications determined to be qualified will be reviewed by the Executive Resources Board and the best qualified candidates will be forwarded to the selecting official. The executive qualifications of the selected candidate must be approved by the Qualifications Review Board at the Office of Personnel Management.