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, 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
Professional and Technical Qualifications (PTQs):
PTQ#1: Demonstrated ability to manage large, complex IT projects. This includes the ability to supervise, monitor, and evaluate projects, evaluate IT investments, and to provide accountability for the expenditure of IT funding. It also includes experience with the re-engineering of business processes and the resolution of difficult problems encountered in the planning, development, and operation of complex IT systems.
PTQ#2: Demonstrated success in using information technology to improve the delivery of program products and services to business unit customers in an efficient way.
PTQ#3:Demonstrated technical knowledge of and experience with key aspects and issues of centralized and distributed computing systems, software engineering, networks and telecommunications, systems integration, emerging technologies, IT architectures; decisions associated with and the management of outsourcing of systems development and operations and the provision of related services; requirements for facilities that house and support IT resources; and the means to transition from legacy systems to new forms of computing-networking systems.
Applications should be submitted electronically through usajobs.gov.
You must possess a degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management, or a degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the adaptation of applications, systems or networks OR equivalent IT experience. This experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training.
NOTE: To show proof of meeting the Basic Entry Requirements, all applicants MUST submit a copy of their college transcripts. See the Required Documents section for more information.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
In addition to the Basic Requirements, applicants are required to submit a resume and a separate statement addressing each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and each of the Professional/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 the applicant's 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 (CCAR) 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 provide detailed evidence of how they meet the mandatory ECQs and PTQs to be eligible for further consideration. 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.
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