1. Leading Change. Demonstrated ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Includes the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
2. Leading People. Demonstrated ability to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals. Includes the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
3. Results-Driven Leadership. Demonstrated ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Includes the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
4. Business Acumen. Demonstrated ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
5. Building Coalitions. Demonstrated 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.
For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications.
1. Advanced degree or equivalent professional experience in public affairs, public administration or a field of science or engineering related to the NSF mission.
2. Broad experience in the public relations and/or congressional liaison environments, including demonstrated knowledge of procedures and strategies involved in effective interaction with the press and broadcast media and Members of Congress and their staffs.
3. Demonstrated ability to conceive, implement and lead a successful, innovative public affairs program for a major organization involved in science and engineering research and education. Includes knowledge of state-of-the-art public affairs devices and means to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences.
4. Demonstrated ability to interpret and clarify Executive Branch and congressional directives and Federal budgeting policy and procedures as they relate to organizational objectives.
5. Experience working with scientists, engineers and science/engineering administrators/managers on policy and budgetary issues affecting the vitality of the scientific/engineering enterprise and the funding of research and education, and the ability to recommend agency strategies and policies.
Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the Executive/Managerial Qualifications (ECQs/Ems); but a narrative statement for each of the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) is recommended.
For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's
Guide to Executive Qualifications.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be screened for basic eligibility according to the qualification requirements. Eligible applicants will be reviewed by an Evaluation Panel according to the criteria based on the qualification requirements. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the appropriate official who will recommend selection. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, physical disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit reason.
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