Applicants must provide detailed evidence of
possession of each of the Technical and Executive Core Qualifications listed below in a
supplemental statement to assist reviewing officials in determining the best
qualified candidates to be referred to the selecting official. Qualification
and experience determinations will be based only on the information you submit.
FAILURE TO MEET OR ADDRESS ANY ONE OF THE MANDATORY TECHNICAL OR
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATION STANDARDS WILL ELIMINATE A CANDIDATE FROM FURTHER
Please provide a narrative, not to exceed three (3) pages for the
Technical Qualifications (TQ) below and no more than (2) pages for each
Executive Core Qualification (ECQ).
(If you are a current career Senior Executive, a graduate of an
OPM certified Candidate Development Program, or a reinstatement eligible Senior
Executive, you are not required to submit ECQs. Please indicate your status on
You will be evaluated on the following ECQs:
ECQ1-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
Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External
Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision
ECQ2-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
ECQ3-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
ECQ4-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
ECQ5-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
Fundamental Competencies These competencies are the foundation
for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications and include: Interpersonal
Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual
Learning, Public Service Motivation
Detailed information on Executive Core Qualifications is available
Technical Qualifications - Mandatory
experience in federal court litigation and in providing legal advice to senior
leadership of private sector or government entities concerning some or all of
the following: trade and tariff laws; antidumping and countervailing duty law
and the administration of the Continued Dumping Subsidy Offset Act; the
collection of debts owed to the government, including claims in bankruptcy;
customs bonds and surety matters; laws relating to customs brokers and other
regulated entities; fiscal and appropriations law; assessment and collection of
user fees; federal government procurement; real property law; environmental
law; the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, as amended, the Government
Management Reform Act of 1994, and the Federal Financial Management Improvement
Act of 1996; claims against the government and its employees under the Federal
Tort Claims Act (FTCA), Military Personnel and Civilian Employees Claims Act
(MPCECA), Small Claims Act, and 19 U.S.C. § 1630; the coastwise trade laws
including the Jones Act and the Passenger Vessel Services Act; and
international agreements as they relate to the trade and customs laws,
including any legal action necessary to fully implement such agreements.
Experience developing and representing an agencys view on matters relevant to
these legal areas, including the rulemaking process, and in developing and
leading initiatives to improve the administration of agency requirements.
Candidate must have excellent writing skills that demonstrate clear and concise
analysis. Candidate must also have demonstrated ability to provide advice to a
variety of clients, including Senior Executives, and will have demonstrated the
ability to deal well with senior agency officials of the local area and
nationwide, officials of the Department of Homeland Security and other
Government departments, representatives of state, local and foreign
governments, and attorneys from the private sector.
management abilities involving both legal and administrative matters in an
agency. Demonstrated ability to work with legal and policy professionals to
evaluate and develop agency objectives, authorities and programs.