Candidates must demonstrate a combination of senior level managerial and supervisory leadership traits, referred to as Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), as well as specific occupational qualifications, referred to as Professional and Technical Qualifcations (PTQs). In addition, this position requires active Bar Membership and graduation from a law school accrediated by the American Bar Association. The qualification requirements are detailed below:
A. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQ) - The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential not technical expertise. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions, and consist of the following elements:
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-qualify 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.
PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQS): The PTQs measure technical occupational expertise required by this position. Your experience must be at the senior level and your resume and supplemental statement must demonstrate possession of the following:
PTQ 1 - Diversified legal experience dealing with highly complex issues, particularly in international trade, including legal analysis, litigation, and providing legal counsel and advice, preferably in a federal agency. Ability to interpret and apply statutes, administrative regulations, and other relevant authority and to advise management on legal implications of proposed actions. Demonstrated superior writing and oral communication skills with clear and concise analysis.
PTQ 2 - Experience in managing legal and administrative matters in an agency, law firm, or other organization. Ability, and preferably experience, with respect to managing legal professionals, including developing skills of the workforce and addressing performance shortfalls, directing work among subordinate groups and individuals, resolving conflicts and morale or organizational climate issues, and efficient use of available human and other resources.
PTQ 3 - Knowledge of federal agency administrative requirements, such as regulatory requirements on labor relation issues, performance management, internal process documentation, internal controls, budget, finance, and procurement.
PTQ 4 - Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of organizations, both internal and external, to communicate and achieve goals. Ability to work with legal, policy, and other professionals to evaluate and develop agency objectives, authorities, and programs. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships.
Education: You must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar. You are required to provide proof of the same as part of your application materials.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
A rating panel, composed of Senior Executive Service members, will evaluate your application based on the
quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and
education. Applicants determined to be highly qualified may participate in a
structured interview process conducted by the rating panel, and reference checks may be performed. The USITC's Executive Resources Board will make a final recommendation to the selecting official identifying the best qualified candidates. Personal interviews will be conducted by the selecting official, and you will be contacted for that step in the process. Lastly, if selected, and in order to be appointed to this position, you must be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review
Board (QRB). If you are a current SES member, an SES reinstatement
eligible, or have successfully participated in an OPM approved SES
Candidate Development Program, you are exempt from that process.