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Job Title:Chief Component Human Capital Officer

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Federal Emergency Management Agency

Job Announcement Number:MG-2013-SES-06-SEH-894164

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, May 17, 2013 to Monday, June 24, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0201-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

DISASTER. It strikes anytime, anywhere. It takes many forms -- a hurricane, an earthquake, a tornado, a flood, a fire or a hazardous spill, an act of nature or an act of terrorism. It builds over days or weeks, or hits suddenly, without warning. Every year, millions of Americans face disaster, and its terrifying consequences.

To learn more about what FEMA does visit http://www.fema.gov/about/index.shtm#0

How You Can Lead the Way

The Chief Component Human Capital Officer (CCHCO) for FEMA is responsible for the development, articulation, and delivery of Agency human resource policies, plans, and programs; for ensuring that FEMA's human capital practices are innovative and effective; and that human capital support to the Agency is timely, effective, and customer-service focused.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
  • You must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • You may be required to undergo periodic drug testing.
  • Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278) required within 30 days.
  • This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.

DUTIES:

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Plans and directs the execution of agency-wide human capital programs consisting of a full range of major personnel service functions of broad scope and a high degree of complexity. Program execution for both the headquarters and regional requirements is accomplished through subordinate division chiefs at the Washington, DC and Winchester, VA offices through Office of the Chief Component Human Capital Officer staff. The CCHCO has full authority and responsibility for formulating and implementing agency-wide personnel policies and programs.

Serves as the Agency's authoritative expert on all issues pertaining to human capital, advising top Agency and Department officials on the human capital needs of the Agency as a whole and how it affects organizational performance of staff and programmatic issues.  Provides direction on ensuring human resource management strategies and policies are aligned and integrated with the agency's strategic goals and program planning.  Shares responsibility for, and involvement in, public advocacy of the Agency's policies.

Identifies and implements innovative programs to facilitate the full utilization of internships, fellowships, and other early career development mechanisms.

As a key Agency management official and strategic partner, fully participates in meetings with high level Agency Officials and provides continuing advisory services exercising creative and intuitive judgment for the resolution of highly critical and controversial personnel issues, often requiring Agency level interpretations or determinations.  Proposed solutions may result in the change of policies and practices for the entire Agency.

Ensures reserve staff capability to meet FEMA's strategic goals to support multiple disasters simultaneously, including a catastrophic disaster.

Provides advice, counsel and technical guidance to agency officials on human capital policy and requirements that must be satisfied in management determinations, organizational changes, and realignments involving their respective programs.  Provides leadership and direction in preserving the integrity of merit principles while conforming to new guidelines for streamlined and efficient personnel programs.  Maintains liaison with the Office of Personnel Management in matters relating to the development, interpretation, and application of personnel regulations and procedures.  Promotes a unified personnel program and common approach throughout the agency.

Represents the Agency in all inter-agency personnel matters, including those with the Department of Homeland Security, Congress, Congressional committees, the Office of Personnel Management, FBI, Department of Defense and other agencies, Federal Personnel Council, and other personnel management groups.  Develops and maintains liaison with top management with these organizations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications.  Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.

Each applicant is required to submit a comprehensive narrative statement on bond paper, which addresses BOTH the mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) outlined below.  Applicants who do not submit two separate supplemental narrative statement that addresses these factors will be ineligible for further consideration.  The narrative portion for the Technical Qualifications MUST NOT EXCEED 6 PAGES TOTAL WITH 1 INCH MARGINS AND A 12 POINT FONT.  The supplemental narrative statement for the Executive Core Qualifications should address the necessary level of management skills, characteristics, qualities, specialized knowledge, and technical competence that would indicate successful performance in the SES.  This evidence must include clear and concise examples ACCOMPLISHED NO EARLIER THAN 10 YEARS BACK that emphasize the applicant's level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives, and level of contacts.  The narrative portion for the Executive Core Qualifications MUST NOT EXCEED 10 PAGES with 1 inch margins and a 12 point font.  For guidance in preparing a narrative statement addressing the ECQs, applicants can access OPM's website at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/SES_Quals_Guide_2006.pdf

The following categories of applicants may omit the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's), but MUST address the Technical Qualification factors.  Categories include:  Applicants who are currently serving under a SES career appointment (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50--Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES), or applicants who are eligible for reinstatement to the SES (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50--Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES), or applicants who are graduates of OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Programs (must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification).

Failure to meet the basic qualification requirement and all Technical and Executive Core Qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.


Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishments of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Top Secret as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a review of financial issues, such as delinquency, child support and/or tax obligations, as will as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

All required application materials will be reviewed to determine if applicants meet the mandatory qualification requirements.  Qualification and experience determinations will be based only on the information supplied by the applicant.

The best-qualified candidates for this position will be distinguished from other applicants by an evaluation committee to determine the degree to which qualification requirements are met.  Applicants should provide specific evidence of possession of the mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications, as outlined under Qualifications Criteria, to assist the evaluation committee in determining the best-qualified candidates that will be considered for final selection.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS - MANDATORY

1. The selected individual must possess the skills to provide expert managerial leadership, direct the work of a large group of diverse functional specialists, and ensure efficient and effective teamwork to support the needs of disaster response and recovery operations. Demonstrated ability to successfully address requirements for rapid temporary staff increases.

2. Ability to understand Federal personnel functions and how they interrelate; position classification, position management, recruitment and placement, performance management, employee relations. Expert knowledge of and experience with developing and implementing programs that facilitate the professional growth of staff.  Demonstrated ability to fully comprehend the major programs in FEMA, their statutory origins, and the varied human capital needs of those programs.

3. Significant experience in workforce planning and development, and in successfully managing a customer service-oriented organization.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS - MANDATORY

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.

Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision

a. Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting edge programs/processes.

b. Understands and keeps up-to-date on local, national, and international policies and trends that affect the organization and shape stakeholders' views; is aware of the organization's impact on the external environment.

c. Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.

d. Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks.

e. Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment.  Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.

f. Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst for organizational change.  Influences others to translate vision into action.

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.

Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building

a. Encourages creative tension and differences of opinions.  Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.

b. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.

c. Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.

d. Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.

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.

Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility

a. Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results.  Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work.  Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.

b. Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement.

c. Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data are limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions.

d. Positions the organization for future success by identifying new opportunities; builds the organization by developing or improving products or services. Takes calculated risks to accomplish organizational objectives.

e. Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.

f. Understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.

ECQ-4. BUSINESS ACUMEN

This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management

a. Understands the organization's financial processes. Prepares, justifies, and administers the program budget. Oversees procurement and contracting to achieve desired results. Monitors expenditures and uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities.

b. Builds and manages workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensures that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded; takes action to address performance problems. Manages a multi-sector workforce and a variety of work situations.

c. Keeps up-to-date on technological developments. Makes effective use of technology to achieve results. Ensures access to and security of technology systems.

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.

Leadership competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating, Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.

a. Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.

b. Identifies the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization.  Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly.

c. Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.

No Specialized Education Required.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

U. S. Citizenship

Persons selected for an initial appointment to a career SES position must have their executive core qualifications approved by a Qualifications Review Board of the Office of Personnel Management prior to appointment to the position.

Persons newly appointed to a career SES position are required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Incumbent is subject to 24-hour on-call in the event of an emergency.  In this event, this service may include duties other than those specified in the official position description.  Selectee must be able to relocate to emergency sites with little advance notice and function under intense physical and mental stress.

This position is a Top Secret position, requiring a Background investigation prior to or after appointment.  A required investigation and clearance or waiver must be completed before a selectee is placed in the position.

Selectee will be required to complete an SF-278, Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report.

The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/13/59, who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment.

Applicants for this position may be required to submit to a urinalysis for illegal drug use prior to appointment.  Selectee may be subject to random drug testing.

Mandatory Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT) for salary payment is a condition of employment at DHS/FEMA.  Selectee will be required to participate in DD/EFT.


BENEFITS:

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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select “benefits.”



OTHER INFORMATION:

This agency is committed to employing a highly qualified workforce that reflects the diversity of our nation. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.

This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us on (202) 646-3971.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Public Law 93-379.  The forms referenced in this announcement are used to determine candidates' qualifications for the position and are authorized under Title 5 of the United States Code 3302 & 3361. 

Applicants are reminded of the legal prohibition of submitting applications in postage-paid government envelopes.  These prohibitions are contained in 18 U.S.C.1719.



HOW TO APPLY:

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ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT.  ONLY SUBMIT THE MATERIALS REQUESTED BY THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. DO NOT SUBMIT SF50s UNLESS REQUIRED TO VERIFY CURRENT OR PREVIOUS SES CAREER STATUS, PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS, DD214s OR REFERENCE LETTERS.  APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

1. Use one of the following:  a resume; or Optional Application for Federal Employment Form (OF-612); or Application for Federal Employment (SF-171); or any other type-written format.  Whichever version is used must include the following:

a. Vacancy Announcement Number and Position Title

b. Your full name, social security number, day and evening phone numbers, mailing address, country of citizenship.  If applicable, reinstatement eligibility to the Senior Executive Service and dates held on the SES career appointment.

c. Name, city and state of high schools and colleges/universities attended with date(s) of diploma.  For college include majors, and type and date of degree(s).

d. Job titles, salaries, employers' names and addresses, supervisors' names and phone numbers (indicate if we may contact your current and former supervisors), starting and ending dates and hours per week of unpaid or non-paid work experience that relates to this vacancy.

e. Job-related training courses, special skills, certificates and licenses, honors, awards and publications.

2. Narrative statement that addresses each Technical Qualification (no more than 6 pages total).

3. Narrative statement that addresses each Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) (no more than 10 pages total).  Not required if applicant is a current or former career Career SES or OPM-approved Candidate Development Program graduate (additional details under Qualification Criteria).

4. As applicable, Standard Form 50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that verifies SES Career status or copy of certificate from the Office of Personnel Management that verifies graduation from an OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program.

YOU MAY APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

E-Mail: COMPLETED PACKAGES TO: FEMASESJOBS@dhs.gov.  PACKAGES MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE EXECUTIVE RESOURCES BRANCH NO LATER THAN 11:59 EASTERN STANDARD TIME ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT.  PLEASE LIST THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER/POSITION TITLE IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

Preferred file formats include .doc, txt. or .pdf.

Applications will be retained as a permanent record of this action.

For specific questions regarding this vacancy or the application process, please contact

Sheree Horne on Telephone (202) 212-4461.

Please note that applications mailed in franked government envelopes will not be considered for this position.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

CHECKLIST FOR APPLICATION MATERIALS:

1. Resume or other form of application with requested information.

2. Separate Narrative Statement(s) for Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications.

3. Annotated name and announcement number on all pages of application materials. Do not put SSN or Date of Birth on separate narrative statements.

4. Application materials submitted in a timely manner to ensure receipt by closing date.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sheree Horne
Phone: (202)646-4461
TDD: (800) 877-8339
Email: SHEREE.HORNE@FEMA.GOV
Agency Information:
DHS FEMA HCD Talent Acquisition and Processing
DO NOT SEND POSTAL MAIL
Washington, DC
20472

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received you will be notified by e- mail.


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Job Announcement Number:

MG-2013-SES-06-SEH-894164

Control Number:

343823500