Executive Core Qualifications
The following are the five ECQs and their fundamental competencies which are the primary selection criteria for SES positions. The ECQs were developed to assess executive experience and potential, not to evaluate technical experience. ECQs measure whether an individual has the broad experience needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions.
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.
(Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)
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.
(Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)
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.
(Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
(Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management)
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.
(Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)
For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp
This position does not have an educational requirement.
Professional Technical Qualifications
You must respond to all PTQs listed below in order to be considered for this position. The instructions for responding to the PTQs are described in the "Required Documents" section.
1. Knowledge of statutes, regulations, policies and procedures related to the administration of the antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) program, as set forth in the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended; demonstrated ability to interpret complex statutory and regulatory guidance related to import programs, policies, issues and problems; and demonstrated ability to collaborate and provide input on major policy initiatives.
2. Sound understanding of the relative roles and mechanism of Federal agencies involved in the trade remedy area.
3. Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with senior level officials of the U.S. and foreign governments, such as ambassadors; senior management officials of domestic and foreign industries; executive level representatives of trade associations; and other high-ranking individuals on sensitive issues associated with AD/CVD proceedings.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and narrative responses will be reviewed as follows. Responses that are not supported by your resume will eliminate you from consideration.
1. Application completeness
2. Basic qualification determination
3. Executive core qualification and professional technical qualification determination
4. Rating panel assessment of your application
5. Structured interviews
6. Tentative selection by the hiring organization
7. OPM Qualification Review Board certification (for competitive applicants)
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