To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), the Technical Qualification(s), and other qualifications, as applicable, listed below.
Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/
Program Management Certification: Applicants must possess or be eligible for Level III Program/Project Management (P/PM) certification in accordance with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Program Manager Certification Standards, the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA), or Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM). Applicants who currently possess or are eligible for Level II Program/Project Management (P/PM) certification and can achieve Level III certification according to DHS, DAWIA, or FAC-P/PM standards within eighteen months of the date of appointment to this position will also be considered. Please indicate your level and source (DHS, DAWIA, FAC-P/PM) of certification, or eligibility for certification in your résumé.
Certification requirements can be found at:
Department of Homeland Security- http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/foia/mgmt_directive_0782_acquisition_certification_requirements_for_program_manager.pdf
Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act- http://www.dau.mil/doddacm/Pages/Certification.aspx
Federal Acquisition Certification in Program / Project Managers-http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/procurement/workforce/fed_acq_cert_042507.pdf
We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.
Please do not submit separate statements addressing the ECQs and Technical Qualification(s).
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS
ECQ 1 -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 Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2 -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.
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.
ECQ 4 -BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5 -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.
6. Skill in managing large, complex information technology (IT) programs that support an enterprise vision, meet the needs of a highly diverse user community, create improved customer service, and ensure IT program performance in a large, geographically-dispersed organization.
7. Expert knowledge of mission systems development and deployment (particularly using the Agile Program Management approach), acquisition strategies and processes, program governance/communication, and program planning/budgeting.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your résumé will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB before appointment can occur.