We are looking for an individual with a proven track record of working with executive teams, who possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills, has an understanding of and experience in land resource management, law enforcement, fire and emergency response, incident management, visitor management, budgeting, partnerships, law enforcement, fire and aviation policy and strategic planning. The incumbent has successfully managed a large, geographically dispersed organization, and has attracted and retained a highly skilled and diverse workforce.
You must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of an executive. To be considered for this position, applicants must address each of the Technical Qualifications (TQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below.
If you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or have successfully completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SES CDP) approved by OPM, you only need to submit a narrative statement covering each of the Technical Qualifications listed below. You do not need to submit a narrative on the ECQs.
(SES CDP graduates should submit a copy their CDP program certification with their package.)
Your narrative submittals should be clear and concise, 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. The narrative addressing ECQs must follow the format provided at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/guidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf (Adobe Acrobat required) ECQ narratives are limited to 10 pages total; TQs are limited to 4 pages total. If you exceed the page limit for ECQs and/or TQs your application will not be considered.
Executive Core Qualifications:
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: You must have demonstrated an 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 & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: You must demonstrate the ability to lead people toward meeting the organizations 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
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: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This ECQ involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This ECQ 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: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, Public Service Motivation
1. Ability to manage complex land management programs that typically extend and apply to an entire organization or major components of an organization. This includes strategic planning, policy and standards development, project management, public land management, human resources management, diversity recruitment, natural/cultural resource management, conservation and recreation, architecture, visitor services, safety, concessions management and partnerships.
2. Knowledge and hands-on experience of budgeting, and budget-related issues that affect a Federal Government agency.
You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position
You must be able to obtain/maintain a background investigation
You will be required to do occasional travel
Individuals selected for SES positions may be subject to reassignment
Relocation expense may be paid in accordance with Federal Travel Regulation
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants who meet all the mandatory executive qualifications will be evaluated by a panel of SES members to determine the degree to which they possess each of the listed qualifications. This evaluation will determine which applicants are best qualified. Total background, including experience, education, awards, self-development, and training will be reviewed. This information will be obtained from the application package, including the required narrative statements for the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs) described above.
All applicants must submit the following in order to receive consideration for this position:
1. A resume which should include the following information: (not to exceed 10 pages)
- Vacancy announcement number - NPS-SES-14-02
- Full name, mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers
- Social Security Number (please do not put your SSN on each page of your application)
- Information about your paid and non-paid work experience related to this position including:
* Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)
* Duties and accomplishments
* Employer's name and address
* Supervisor's name and phone number
* Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year)
* Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor
* Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
2. Federal Government employees who are not currently on a career SES appointment, SES reinstatement eligible or SES CDP certified by OPM must submit narrative statements addressing each of the ECQs and TQs (please refer to the Qualifications Required section of this vacancy announcement for more information)
3. Graduates of approved SES Candidate Development Programs (CDP) must include a copy of their OPM certification of eligibility and narrative statements addressing only the Technical Qualifications (do not exceed 4 pages).
4. Current or former SES members must submit documentation of their SES status and narrative statements addressing only the TQs. (Do not submit an SF-50 for an award)
5. Federal employee must submit a copy of a recent SF-50, or equivalent Notification of Personnel Action, that indicates Federal status, grade, tenure, and type of service. (Do not submit an SF-50 for an award.)
6. A copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal. (This is an optional requirement)
7. Candidates are requested to complete the DI-1935, Applicant Background Survey, on a voluntary basis. Information will be used solely to review compliance with Federal law. Failure to complete this form will not affect consideration. The form can be found online at http://www.doi.gov/diversity/di1935.htm.