Job Title:Deputy Director, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery
Agency:Environmental Protection Agency
Job Announcement Number:EPA-SES-2014-0026
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/ Per Year|
|Thursday, May 15, 2014 to
Tuesday, June 17, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Arlington, VA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Any U.S. citizen may apply.|
About the Agency
This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) position in the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER), Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR), located at Potomac Yard in Arlington, VA.
ORCR is an organization of about 180 people, with four Divisions, managing a total budget of approximately $40 million annually and about $100 million in state and tribal assistance grants. ORCR develops and implements national waste management and clean up program policy and regulations working collaboratively with EPA Regional Offices, Tribes and the States. The Office is leading development of a new program to complile and track the movement of hazardous waste across the U. S. This program involves development of a complex information technology system which is a cornerstone of the Agency enterprise initiative. The Office is a leader in promoting sustainable materials management to conserve natural resources, reduce climate impacts, and to foster innovative thinking about wastes as commodities. The Office develops programs and partnerships with governmental and non-governmental entities to support resource conservation through environmentally sound recycling. Ensuring the safe and protective management of these materials requires a comprehensive approach, including innovative regulatory and incentivized approaches to achieve these objectives. ORCR also implements the program remediation and disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act.
- Occasional Travel
- This position involves occasional travel.
- Pre-employment drug testing is required and random testing thereafter.
DUTIES:Back to top
1. Assists the Director in the conception and planning for the national solid waste management program assigned by the Agency under the Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1965 as amended by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976.
2. In support of the Director, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, incumbent assists in providing for the complicated and diverse administration of the development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the national program.
3. In conjunction with the Office Director, discusses the objectives of the Solid Waste Program with EPA officials, tribes and other interested federal and non-federal governmental officials as well as representatives of private industry, agricultural groups and the general public. Fosters partnerships to support effective tribal solid waste programs.
4. In concert with the Office Director, establishes or directs and monitors the establishment of controls in reviewing the accomplishments of the Solid Waste Program and RCRA corrective action cleanup program.
5. Establishes and maintains liaison and/or close working relationships with professional groups such as the National Center for Resource Recovery, National Association of Recycling Industries, Inc., and other active in solid waste management work in order to bring the Agency's programs to their attention.
6. In support of the Director, participates with this Assistant Administrator and his key staff members in formulating policy and developing and defining this broad programmatic direction for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, with particular emphasis on solid waste, hazardous wastes, RCRA corrective action cleanups, and resource recovery and their relationship and interrelationship with the other program areas within the office.
7. Serves or provides for program representative on Agency, interagency, and technical society committees of national and international importance.
8. Directs the activities of the employees of the Office through subordinate supervisors.
9. Plays a key role in proposing and formulating the solid waste management legislative program for the agency and on the development of a new program for electrontically compiling and tracking movement of hazardous waste across the U. S.
10.Directs the personnel management and equal opportunity programs of solid waste through subordinate supervisors.
11.Exercises oversight of contracts management and evaluates employee performance relative to contracts management responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Applicants must have one year of experience at a level close to the work that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform successfully. You will be evaluated on the following Executive Core Qualifications. Please provide a narrative not to exceed two pages per ECQ and not more than 10 pages.
1. You must be a U.S. citizen.
Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service SES appointment, you are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications questions in order to receive consideration for the position. Additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements is available by going to the Office of Personnel Management's web site at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/SES_Quals_Guide_2006.pdf. When responding to the Mandatory Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications. Your examples should be clear 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.
Your narrative responses to the Executive Core Qualification statements (ECQs) should not exceed two pages per each ECQ and not more than 10 pages total.
Your narrative responses to the Mandatory Technical and/or Desirable factors should not exceed two pages per each factor.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
All five ECQs must be addressed in a supplemental statement of your application. Your responses should be clear and concise and show a level of accomplishment and a degree of responsibility. Leadership competencies for each ECQ can be found at http://www.opm.gov/ses/handbook.html.
A. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)- Mandatory -- Note: Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified.
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.
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.
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.
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. Involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
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.
B. Technical Qualifications (TQs) -- Mandatory -- Note: Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified.
TQ1. Demonstrated experience in serving in a senior leadership role directing the activities of environmental regulatory programs and multi-disciplinary staff.
TQ2. Demonstrated experience communicating complex and politically sensitive environmental policy issues both orally and in writing, reaching out broadly and effectively to stateholders representing all viewpoints, including stateholders who have not previously been able to participate effectively.
C. Desirable Qualifications (DQs) - Optional (Note: Addressing the Desirable Qualifications is optional; however, not addressing them will impact your rating.)
DQ1. Demonstrated ability in dealing with high level officials in international, Federal, State, tribal and/or local organizations, public interest groups, industry and/or the general public on environmental issures.
DQ2. Experience in initiating action and following to completion the resolution of complex problems and issues.
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BENEFITS:Back to top
ETHICS: The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Must complete 1-year SES probation period, if not previously completed.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: If you are a male and hired, and if you were born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required by P.L. 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Senior Executives are required to comply with the provisions of the Ethics in Government Act and must submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, upon assuming the position, annually, and upon termination of employment.
TRAVEL, TRANSPORTATION AND RELOCATION: In accordance with Federal and Agency travel regulations, the candidate selected for this position will be reimbursed for travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty to this position.
TELEWORK/FLEXIPLACE: This position has portable work; therefore, the selectee will be eligible for telework.
BACKGROUND/SECURITY INVESTIGATION: If you are selected, a top secret background investigation is required.
DRUG TESTING: If you are selected, a pre-employment drug test is required.
TRAVEL: Position involves occasional travel.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position. You must provide specific examples of your education, experience, training and awards in the manner and order instructed below which are applicable to each: (A) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), (B) Technical Qualifications (TQs), and (C) Desirable Qualifications (DQs). Response to the five ECQs and TQs is mandatory. Failure to address the ECQs and TQs will result in your application being disqualified. Addressing the DQs is optional; however, not addressing them will impact your rating.
To begin the application process, click the Apply On-line button to the right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire. To be considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of this announcement. All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USA Jobs document portfolio feature. If you cannot apply on-line, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed to the right for assistance no later than three business days prior to the closing date of this announcement. You must provide complete application materials by the closing date of this announcement. For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application package is received, go to http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm
Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM), you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications questions in order to receive consideration for the position.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Technical Qualifications (TQs)and Desirable Qualifications (DQs), and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. If your application meets the basic qualifications, it will then be forwarded to a three member Rating Panel consisting of SES career members here at EPA for further review. The Rating Panel decides which Best Qualified applicants will be forwarded to the Selecting Official to make a selection. Interviews are arranged through the Selecting Official. If your application is not forwarded to the Rating Panel, you will be notified of the outcome of your application. You may call Ann Hackley, Human Resources Specialist, Executive Resources Division on (202) 564-0520 to get the status of your application.