1. All applicants must possess a law degree (J.D. or LL.B.) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a Federal court of general jurisdiction. In addition, at least 5 years of post J.D. legal experience is required.
2. To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and four mandatory Technical Qualifications listed below. Please provide this information in the order the elements are presented.
Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibility, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and the results of your actions. You must address each ECQ separately. Additional information on the development of ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp.
You are required to respond to each of the ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as ineligible. The narrative statement for your ECQs should not exceed 10 total pages and should be prepared in at least 11-point font.
ECQ 1Leading 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 2Leading 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 3Results 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 4Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5Building 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.
Applicants serving in SES career appointments, eligible for reinstatement to the SES, or who have successfully completed an SES candidate development program may omit the Executive Core Qualifications, but must attach a copy of Standard Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting the SES career appointment. Graduates of Office of Personnel Management (OPM)-approved candidate development programs must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification.
Mandatory Technical Qualifications: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately. The narrative statement for your Technical Qualifications should not exceed two (2) pages for each technical qualification (a total of 8 pages) and should be prepared in at least 11-point font. You are required to respond to each of the technical qualifications. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as ineligible.
1. Demonstrated executive management and legal experience managing a professional legal and support staff engaged in a wide range of legal issues such as administrative law, fiscal/appropriations law, ethics law, procurement law, privacy and information law, employment law, and other legal matters related to Federal agency practice.
2. Demonstrated experience in negotiating, drafting and reviewing policies, procedures and agreements and rendering legal advice and opinions to senior officials on a broad spectrum of complex governmental and/or corporate issues.
3. Demonstrated experience in executive level communications, including negotiating and persuading to gain consensus under difficult, complex legal circumstances. This includes the ability to work with a wide variety of people, effectively communicate progress on a regular basis, and gain buy-in at cross-organizational levels towards a common goal.
4. Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and implementation, use of "best practices" methods to support organizational cultural change, innovative training and education for legal professionals and support staff.
Education or training in a technical field (e.g., science, engineering) or employment experience at an agency or organization that performs technical work is desirable, but not required.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be screened for basic eligibility according to the mandatory ECQs and mandatory Technical Qualifications, and will be rated and ranked by a panel using only the information submitted for consideration. Failure to document demonstrated experience, training, and education in support of the mandatory ECQs and mandatory Technical Qualifications will adversely affect your chances for further consideration. The best qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB before an appointment can occur.