Executive/Managerial Requirements Applicants must provide a supplemental narrative that demonstrates possession of competencies in the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) as established by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) as well as the technical qualifications listed below.
Please limit the narrative statements for each Executive Core and Technical Qualification to no more than two pages. The narrative statements should demonstrate 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 that emphasize the applicants level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives, and level of contacts.
Current SES career appointees, SES reinstatement eligibles, and certified graduates of an approved SES Candidate Development Program are encouraged but not required to submit a narrative response addressing the Executive Core Qualifications.
Applicants also must have a law degree from an ABA-accredited law school and be an active member in good standing in a bar of a state, a territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
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.
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.
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.
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
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.
Additional information concerning the ECQs can be found at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf
1. Thorough knowledge of laws, policies, procedures, priorities, and initiatives relevant to civil tax enforcement.
2. Substantial experience litigating federal civil tax cases.
3. Experience in supervising federal tax enforcement matters, including the ability to manage complex federal civil tax litigation dockets in accordance with tax enforcement policies, priorities, and procedures.
4. Skill in legal writing and legal oral advocacy, as well as teaching and developing written and oral advocacy skills.
5. Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and organizational structure of, and ability to work effectively with, IRS and Office of Chief Counsel.
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated by an Executive Review Board on the quality and extent of your accomplishments, experience, and education. The Review Board will refer the best qualified candidate(s) to the selecting official.
The Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) of the selectee who is not a current or former career Senior Executive employee (Title V) must be approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) before appointment.