To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show you possess the five mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and four mandatory Technical Qualifications listed below. Please provide this information in the order the elements are presented.
Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibility, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and the results of your actions. You must address each ECQ separately. Additional information on the development of ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/.
You are required to respond to each of the ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as ineligible. The narrative statement for your ECQs should not exceed 10 total pages and should be prepared in at least 11-point font.
ECQ 1Leading 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 2Leading 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 3Results 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 4Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5Building 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.
Applicants already serving in SES career appointments, eligible for reinstatement to the SES, or who have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program may omit the Executive Core Qualifications. However, they must provide the following additional documentation as part of their application:
Applicants in a career SES position or those eligible for reinstatement to a career SES position must include a copy of Standard Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting their SES career appointment.
Graduates of OPM-approved Candidate Development Programs must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification.
Mandatory Technical Qualifications: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately. The narrative statement for your Technical Qualifications should not exceed two (2) pages for each technical qualification (a total of 8 pages) and should be prepared in at least 11-point font. You are required to respond to each of the technical qualifications. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as ineligible.
1. Demonstrated experience in the management of diverse administrative programs critical to a Federal agencys or similar organizations mission, including two or more of the following: information technology, human resources, records management, facilities, Privacy Act/FOIA, and emergency preparedness/COOP.
2. Demonstrated skill communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, with Administration officials, Congressional staff, and/or other high-level officials.
3. Demonstrated experience in the Federal budget or similar budget/financial processes, including expert knowledge of the laws, regulations, and other official guidance governing these processes, and the ability to use this experience and knowledge to establish strategic goals and objectives and to develop annual organization performance plans and reports.
4. Demonstrated experience in developing and/or implementing an effective internal control program in accordance with the Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act, OMB Circular A-123, and/or similar laws and guidance.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be screened for basic eligibility according to the mandatory ECQs and mandatory Technical Qualifications, and will be rated and ranked by a panel using only the information submitted in their application package. Failure to document demonstrated experience, training, and education in support of the mandatory ECQs and mandatory Technical Qualifications will adversely affect your chances for further consideration. The best qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. If a selection is made, the selecting official will base the selection on the information submitted in the application package and possibly a personal interview. If the selectee is a competitive applicant, the selectees ECQs must be certified by an OPM Qualification Review Board before an appointment can be made.