To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, candidates must possess specialized experience at a senior level which demonstrates ability to perform the duties described above; including progressively responsible supervisory or managerial experience demonstrating ability to manage people and resources. Candidates must fully address all Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) in order to receive consideration. Your responses must demonstrate possession of these qualifications which are typically acquired through education, experience or training. Please provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your education, experience, or training. Do not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. Applications directing the reviewer to search within the application or to see resume are considered incomplete and will not receive further consideration. All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the relevance of their experience, education, training, self-development, honors, awards, and outside activities. Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment; eligible for reinstatement into the SES; or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the ECQs; but MUST address all MTQs. Failure by non-Senior Executive Service member to submit a narrative statement addressing each of the ECQs and MTQs will result in loss of consideration.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): NOTE: Please limit your written statements to a two page limit per ECQ. Each response to the ECQs must be written in the Challenge-Context-Action-Results (CCAR) model.
Leading Change - Involves the ability to bring about strategic change, within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
Leading People - Involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and support constructive resolution of conflicts.
Results Driven - 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.
Business Acumen - Involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
Building Coalitions - 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.
For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to first review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications
Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): NOTE: Please limit your written statements to one page per MTQ.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Describe your experience in areas that may include next generation mobility, opportunities emerging through internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) that will allow dramatic changes in the use of information technology, issues related to the supply chain, and cyber security risk and vulnerability analysis. Include any transformative efforts you have successfully completed in the past.
2. Describe your experience and successes in the management of physically and strategically diverse information technology and cyber security programs. Include coordination and partnerships that may have been required with other stakeholders (e.g. other federal agencies, business elements, Congress, program and executive managers).
3. Describe how you have demonstrated your knowledge of information/cyber security program management and experience in working with/advising agency heads/CEOs/COOs, senior program or executive managers on the risks and mitigating strategies to support operating in a secure electronic environment.
Education: There is no education requirement for this position.
SES INFORMATION: For further information pertaining to the SES, applicants are encouraged to visit: SES
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Candidates will be rated and ranked by a Merit Staffing Panel using only the information submitted within their application package. Applicants who do not demonstrate sufficient possession of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) AND demonstrated experience, training, and/or education in support of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) by answering ALL the questions for this vacancy announcement, will be determined ineligible for further consideration. Based on the Panel's evaluation, applicants who were determined best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. Once a candidate has been identified for selection, the Executive Resources Board will make final approval, and in competitive cases, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Qualifications Review Board (QRB), will certify qualifications. This process can take up to 120 working days. To preview questions please click here.