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Job Title:Assistant Regional Administrator for Policy and Management

Agency:Environmental Protection Agency

Job Announcement Number:EPA-SES-2013-0026

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SALARY RANGE:

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

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 to Tuesday, September 03, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0340-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Atlanta, GA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Any U.S. citizen may apply.

JOB SUMMARY:

Earth Day is every day at EPA! Come help us protect the environment! Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career-we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be. We consistently rank as one of the top Federal agencies in which to work, with great benefits and work flexibilities. Find yourself at EPA. See more about us here: http://www.epa.gov.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeks an experienced senior manager with a commitment to public service and strong problem solving and interpersonal skills who is motivated to succeed.  The incumbent serves as the Assistant Regional Administrator (ARA) and advises the Regional Administrator, Deputy Regional Administrator and senior management on regional and national policies involving management, strategic planning, technical and scientific issues and resource management issues. 

The ARA manages the Division of the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) and provides leadership to the division managers responsible for providing infrastructure operations for Region 4 (including field offices).  OPM is responsible for strategic planning, budget, finance, small and minority business, management control and integrity, facilities, human resources, information technology and resources, grants management, contracting, quality assurance, safety, health and environmental management systems.

The ARA performs the following unique roles for the region:  (a) Senior Resource Official (SRO) responsible for establishing and maintaining a region-wide integrated accounting and financial management system, providing accounting and fiscal services and enforcement of internal control policies; (b) Senior Information Officer (SIO) overseeing the development of regional information technology strategies to support the computer infrastructure for the regional office; (c) Senior Procurement Officer (SPO) with responsibility for establishing Regional procurement policies and procedures and implementing national policy to ensure Regional contract management practices are in compliance; (d) Regional Audit Management Official responsible for directing the audit management process to ensure the timely and effective resolution of audits, corrective actions, tracking and reporting requirements and maintaining the central audit information file; (e) Deputy Civil Rights Official; (f) Dispute Decision Official responsible for preparation of timely management decision on audit of grants, cooperative agreements and interagency agreements; (g) responsible for managing regional compliance with the Federal Manager’s Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA).

Region 4, also known as the Southeast Region, works to protect public health and the environment serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and six (6) Tribes.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.

DUTIES:

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1. Program Planning: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Management is responsible for four levels of program planning as follows: 1) planning the program, activities and accomplishments of the Office; 2) planning for the provision of management and administrative services based on the needs of the regional office as a whole; 3) managing the planning and resource allocation process for the whole regional office; and 4) planning for the identification of priority environmental goals and objectives in the region and relating those to EPA's national program objectives.

2. Program Organization: The incumbent accomplishes or directs the action involved in organizing the programs of the Office, receives input from resources, planning and manpower staffs and determines the allocations and utilization of resources required to accomplish the programs within the parameters established by legislation and Agency Policy. The Assistant Regional Administrator for Management reviews the Office's organizational and functional assignments in terms of meeting program goals and objectives, integrates the various program objectives with program realities and collaborates with key regional staff in defining the fundamental and far-reaching questions as they relate to the programs of the Office. The ARA recommends regional (and Agency) policies, and makes recommendations as necessary for changing Agency policies. The ARA studies and evaluates the organization and operations of the Office and the Regional Office to assure that they are well suited to achieving the program objectives and recommends changes or improvements, as required.

3. Program Direction: Accomplishes or directs the actions involved in completing assigned projects, reducing work, establishing priorities, and changing program emphasis, and monitors the accomplishments of and reviews all projects and initiatives pertaining to the programs of the Office and makes decisions in the administration of the work within broad overall regional policy and makes recommendations to the regional Administrator in those cases that seriously affect established policies or require new policy decisions. The incumbent directs regional efforts in delegated program areas to assure compliance with governing legal requirements, provides expert management and policy guidance, reviews reports submitted by subordinate managers to determine the validity of recommendations and conclusions with respects to budgetary, policy, legal and other considerations, and adjusts program direction as deemed necessary. The programs over which the Director exercises independent management control and direction, consistent with Agency law and policy include, but are not limited to, human resources management and personnel process; work environment management including support and administrative services; training and employee orientation and career development; data processing services; voice and data communications, automated and other information services and management; library services; facilities management; program planning; program evaluation, coordination and integration; and other related planning, management and administrative services and functions.

4. Program Coordination: Accomplishes or directs the actions involved in coordinating the program with internal and external organizations, determining or recommending t he compromises to be made, and maintaining effective relations with interested groups, establishes liaison with and meets with key officials of EPA, other Federal and non-Federal agencies (including representatives of state, local, and tribal governments), representatives of private industry and professional groups, and members of environmental organizations and the general public to ascertain problems and advise and coordinate on all aspects of the Regional Counsel on connection with personnel, fiscal, grants, and other legal activities and requirements. The ARA coordinates with the Regional Administrator on specific problems which may arise, especially those of a precedent-setting or unusually controversial nature, serves on committees and panels and represents the Region at conferences on National, interagency and state and local levels, and makes commitments pertaining to the Division on behalf of the Regional Administrator. The Director maintains close liaison with other EPA regions for the purpose of coordinating matters that overflow regional boundaries, and ensures integration and coordination with State programs as necessary, and manages the annual State/EPA program planning and management process.

5. Program Control: Controls and monitors the execution of the implementation of the Office's program through information obtained from national and regional tracking and information systems, evaluation reports prepared by other organizations such as auditors, accountants or management analysts, and determines the need for program changes or additional controls or evaluations based on this information.

6. Program Forecasting: Responsible for forecasting the effect on the Region of changes in national programs, budgets or other resources such as new technology, new legislation or regulations, and develops plans to implement, mitigate or influence the results of these forecasts. Informs and coordinates with other officials and private citizens to the extent necessary to explain, discuss or implement the results of these forecasts.

7. Program Operations: Accomplishes or directs the day-to-day operations of the Office individually and through delegation to the managers and others in the Office. Overviews, tracks and assists in the operations of the Region with the objective being to achieve coordinated, integrated, efficient and effective programs of environmental protection, control and enhancement, and provides for management relations with other parts of EPA and the states to achieve these objectives.

8. Program Management: Supervises and manages a large group of EPA employees, contractors and other organized into seven units headed by subordinate supervisors. Ensures effective management of the Office through delegation, tracking, communications, evaluation and analysis. Establishes a high degree of professionalism through training, sound supervision, performance management, communications and employee relations, discipline and assistance, equal opportunity and personal example.

9. Financial Resource Management: Ensures compliance with portions of the CFO Act as delegated. Serves as the Senior Resource Official (SRO) in the region. Responsible for overseeing all financial management activities relating to the programs and activities of the region, as delegated in EPA Delegations of Authority 1-16. Agency Chief Financial Officer/Accounting, Budgeting, and other Financial Management Activities. Establishes and maintains region wide integrated accounting and financial management systems and procedures. Ensures regional financial management personnel have the requisite training and experience to effectively perform their duties. Provides accounting, budgeting, and fiscal services to the entire region. Ensures the region adheres to all federal and EPA guidelines and standards for financial management systems, financial management operations, financial management reporting, and financial management performance. Manages the region's budget execution activities within prescribed budget ceilings and targets to maximize the effective use of resources. Ensures funds control and utilization adheres to all appropriations law requirements and EPA Resources Management Directives. Participates in the Agency's budget formulation process and oversees development of the regions operating plan. Ensures the region complies with the Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA); coordinates and evaluates the regions FMFIA process. Directs the regions' audit management process to ensure timely and effective compliance with audit resolution, corrective action, and tracking and reporting requirements.

10. Acquisition: Is responsible for all procurement operations delegated to the Region. Ensures that contract placement, management, and closeout activities performed by contracting personnel are in compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and statutes. Serves as a focal point for the Region on contract management issues. Headquarters and interagency information regarding contract management issues is coordinated through the SRO. Acquisition planning is a component of the overall strategic plan for the organization. Supports the mission of the Agency, whiles complying with Federal and Agency contracting requirements. Ensures that appropriate and required contracting training is provided to all levels of the organization; ensures contracting officers have available training required to maintain their warrants as well as any specialized training needed. Ensures that all managers and appropriate staff have contracts management component in their position descriptions and performance agreements. Responsible for implementing acquisition policy and guidance. Ensures appropriate internal controls, tracking systems, and management systems are in place to preserve the integrity of regional acquisition systems and operations. Ensures that Contracting Officers Technical Representatives, have Agency required training and experience and have appropriate resource management responsibilities in their position descriptions and performance standards.

11. Assistance: Provides support to the mission of the Agency without the risk of compromising sound assistance principles. Ensures compliance with the assistance administrative laws, regulations, and statutes. Ensures (1) that appropriate statutory authority exists to make the proposed assistance award; (2) that applicable regulatory requirements have been met; and (3) that the Region has been delegated authority to make the assistance award. Is responsible for documentation of adequate justification for noncompetitive grants awards. Serves, when delegated by the Regional Administrator, as the Action Official who is authorized to enter into Interagency Agreements and obligate funds on behalf of the Regional Office. Ensures that costs in the proposed assistance budgets are both, allowable and allocable, in accordance with grant regulations and the OMB cost principles for State and local governments, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Responsible for implementing assistance regulations policy and guidance. Ensures that appropriate and required assistance training is provided to all levels of the organization. Ensures appropriate systems are in place to preserve the integrity of the Region's assistance management operations. Serves as the Audit Management Official for the region's audit management process. As part of these duties, the SRO is responsible for timely, complete and effective audit resolution.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform. Typically we could find this experience in work within this field or a field that is closely related.

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed.

You will be evaluated on the following Executive Core Qualifications. Please provide a narrative not to exceed two pages per ECQ and not more than 10 pages.

ES-0340 series: You must have substantive general experience which provides knowledge of the principles of organization, management, and administration; and substantive (operating, administrative, or managerial) experience in a type of work, or a combination of functions directly related to this position.

1. If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.

2. Pre-employment drug testing is required and random testing thereafter.

3. You must be a U.S. citizen.


Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service SES appointment, you are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications questions in order to receive consideration for the position. Additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements is available by going to the Office of Personnel Management's web site at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf 

When responding to the Mandatory Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. You should limit your narrative to two pages per Executive Core Qualifications, and not more than 10 pages total. Technical Mandatory and/or Desirable factors should be limited to no more than two pages for each factor. The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You must provide specific examples of your education, experience, training and awards in the manner and order instructed below which are applicable to each: (A) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), (B) Technical Qualifications (TQs), and (C) Desirable Qualifications (DQs). Response to the five ECQs and TQs is mandatory. Failure to address the ECQs and the TQs will result in your application being disqualified. Addressing the DQs is optional; however, not addressing them will impact your rating. All five ECQs must be addressed in a supplemental statement of your application.Your response should be clear and concise and show a level of accomplishment and a degree of responsibility. In addition, your responses should highlight your experience, training, and achievements in conjunction with the resume that you provide. Additional information on the ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp

Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide. You will be evaluated on the following: Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Mandatory Technical Qualifications (TQs), and any Desirable Qualifications (DQs). Failure to address the ECQ and TQ factors will result in your application being disqualified for further consideration. Addressing the DQs are optional, however, failure to do so will impact your rating score.

A. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)- 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: 1. Creativity and Innovation - Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting edge programs/processes. 2. External Awareness -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. 3. Flexibility - Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. 4. Resilience - Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks. 5. Strategic Thinking - 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. 6. Vision - 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: 1. Conflict Management - 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. 2. Leveraging Diversity - Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization. 3. Developing Others (New) - 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. 4. Team Building - 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: 1. Accountability - 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. 2. Customer Service - Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement. 3. Decisiveness - Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data are limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions. 4. Entrepreneurship - 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. 5. Problem Solving - Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations. 6. Technical Credibility - 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: 1. Financial Management - 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. 2. Human Capital Management - 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. 3. Technology Management - 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: 1. Partnering - Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals. 2. Political Savvy - Identifies the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly. 3. Influencing/Negotiating - Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.

Fundamental Competencies. These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications. Competencies: 1. Interpersonal Skills - Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations. 2. Oral Communication - Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed. 3. Integrity/Honesty - Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards of ethics. 4. Written Communication - Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience. 5. Continual Learning - Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development. 6. Public Service Motivation - Shows a commitment to serve the public. Ensures that actions meet public needs; aligns organizational objectives and practices with public interests.

B. Technical Qualifications (TQs) -- Mandatory (Note: Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified.) Narrative responses to the Technical Qualifications should not be more than two pages for each. All TQs must be addressed in a supplemental statement of your application.

TQ1. Demonstrated leadership experience involving policy formulation, financial management, strategic planning, oversight of information technology, human resources management, equal employment opportunity/diversity, safety and security, contracting and procurement, and space and facilities management.  

TQ2. Demonstrated experience with Federal government budget formulation and execution.

TQ3. Demonstrated experience developing, promoting, and implementing effective organizational strategies to foster an environment that enhances the professional, technical, and leadership of a diverse workforce operating in a dynamic rapidly changing environment.

TQ4. Demonstrated experience managing a culturally diverse workforce, which includes fostering teamwork, attracting and motivating employees, and implementing equal employment opportunity (EEO)/human capital best practices. 

C. Desirable Qualifications (DQs) - Optional (Note: Addressing the Desirable Qualifications is optional; however, not addressing them will impact your rating.) Narrative responses to the Desirable Qualifications should not be more than two pages for each. All DQs must be addressed in a supplemental statement of your application.

DQ1. Demonstrated experience effectively conveying and presenting complex and detailed information of a technical or policy nature to colleagues, peers, senior management and policy officials, and outside organizations.

DQ2. Demonstrated experience resolving complex policy issues at a senior level and to communicate strategic plans, financial management plans, goals, and achievement to senior management, Congress, Office of Management and Budget, and senior executives in other federal agencies.


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BENEFITS:

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Join EPA in protecting human health and the environment and enjoy many work life quality options! Working for the EPA offers you a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more visit Benefits.  To learn more about us, visit Life and Careers at EPA.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).

Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM), you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications,Technical Qualifications and Desirable Qualifications questions in order to receive consideration for the position. Addressing the Desirable Qualifications is optional; however, not addressing them will impact your ratiing.  Additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements is available by going to the Office of Personnel Management's web site at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf

When responding to the Mandatory Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications.

Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. You should limit your narrative to two pages per Executive Core Qualifications, and not more than 10 pages total. Technical Mandatory and/or Desirable factors should be limited to no more than two pages apiece.

The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

You must complete 1-year SES probation period, if not previously completed.

If you are a male and hired, and if you were born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

All Federal employees are required by P.L. 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Senior Executives are required to comply with the provisions of the Ethics in Government Act and must submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, upon assuming the position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

TRAVEL, TRANSPORTATION AND RELOCATION: In accordance with Federal and Agency travel regulations, the candidate selected for this position will not be reimbursed for travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty to this position. Position involves travel. 

TELEWORK/FLEXIPLACE:  This position has some portable work; therefore, the selectee may be eligible for episodic telework.

Background and/or Security Investigation required.

Position involves travel.



HOW TO APPLY:

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You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position. You must provide specific examples of your education, experience, training and awards in the manner and order instructed below which are applicable to each: (A) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), (B) Technical Qualifications (TQs), and (c) Desirable Qualifications (DQs).

Response to the five ECQs and TQs is mandatory. Failure to address the ECQs and TQs will result in your application being disqualified. Addressing the Desirable Qualifications (DQs) is optional however, not addressing them will impact your rating.  All five ECQs must be addressed in a supplemental statement of our application.

Your response should be clear and concise and show a level of accomplishment and a degree of responsibility. In addition, your responses should highlight your experience, training, and achievements in conjunction with the OF-612 or resume that you provide. Additional information on the ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp.

To begin the application process, click the Apply On-line button to the right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire.

To be considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of this announcement. All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USA Jobs document portfolio feature.

If you cannot apply on-line, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed for assistance no later than three business days prior to the closing date of this announcement. You must provide complete application materials by the closing date of this announcement. For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application package is received, go to http://www.epa.gov/careers/evapr.html



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM), you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications, Technical Qualifications and Desirable Qualifications questions in order to receive consideration for the position.

Additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements is available by going to the Office of Personnel Management's web site at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf.

When responding to the Mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the Technical Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.

You should limit your narrative to two pages per Executive Core Qualifications, and not more than 10 pages total. Technical Mandatory and/or Desirable factors should be limited to no more than two pages apiece. The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Executive Resources Div
Phone: 202-564-0394
Fax: 202-564-9612
Email: barnett.howard@epa.gov
Agency Information:
Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
OHR, Executive Resources Division, Mail Code 3606A
Washington, DC
20460
US
Fax: 202-564-9612

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs), and any supporting documentation.

You will be notified of the status of your application after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package.

If your application meets the basic qualifications, it will then be forwarded to a three member Rating Panel consisting of SES career members here at EPA for further review. The Rating Panel decides which Best Qualified applicants will be forwarded to the Selecting Official to make a selection. Interviews are arranged through the Selecting Official.

If your application is not forwarded to the Rating Panel, you will be notified of the outcome of your application. You may call the Executive Resources Division on 564-0394 to get the status of your application.


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Job Announcement Number:

EPA-SES-2013-0026

Control Number:

348561700