Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):
ECQ 1 - Leading Change: 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 and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, and Vision
ECQ 2 - Leading People: 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, and Team Building
ECQ 3 - 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.
Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, and Technical Credibility
ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management
ECQ 5 - 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.
Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, and Influencing/Negotiating
Fundamental Competencies: These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, Public Service Motivation.
Applications should be submitted on-line through usajobs.gov. You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You must have at least a bachelor's degree in economics from an accredited college or university or a combination of education and experience equivalent to the completion of a bachelor's degree. Studies must have included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting or calculus. In addition to the education requirements, in order to be considered for the position, applicants are required to submit a separate statement addressing each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and each of the Professional and Technical Qualifications (PTQs).
A narrative description of 1-2 pages per ECQ and PTQ is normally sufficient. When addressing the ECQs and PTQs, statements that describe personal beliefs or philosophies should be avoided. Each response should include a brief summary of your executive experience in relation to the specific ECQ and PTQ and specific examples of accomplishments. Please review the complete guide to writing executive qualifications at www.opm.gov/ses and use the Challenge, Context, Action, Result model to develop your statements.
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of the quality and extent of total accomplishments, experience, and education they possess. All applicants must meet the mandatory ECQs to be eligible for further consideration, and must provide detailed evidence of how they meet the additional PTQs for this position. Applicants must show that they possess the required experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, and must show how and when they were used. This evidence must include clear, concise examples that demonstrate the level of accomplishment and degree of responsibility.
Professional and Technical Qualifications (PTQs):
PTQ #1 Demonstrated thorough knowledge and expertise in international business economics and accounting, gained through educational or work experience, in the fields of international business economics, international banking and finance, and international direct investment.
PTQ #2 Demonstrated experience in the conceptual and methodological aspects of economic accounting, database management, and statistics, including data collection, compilation, estimation, and analysis.
PTQ #3 Demonstrated experience in the conceptual and methodological aspects of designing and implementing business surveys. To preview questions please click here.