As a basic requirement, applicants MUST demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade levels in the Federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification foactors automatically disqualifies an applicant. Position specific qualifications include a strategic understanding of and experience in administering education programs at all levels, including elementary to post-secondary education; has successfully managed educational programs and activities in a 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, all applicants must address each of the Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below in the application documents you submit. Unless 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 approved by OPM and have been certified by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications listed below in addition to the Technical Qualifications. Your examples 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. Each Technical Qualification and each ECQ must be addressed separately and submitted with your application. The narratives addressing ECQs must follow the format provided at www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf, or you will not receive consideration. Your narratives of the Technical Qualifications may follow this format as well. Narrative Statements for the ECQs must not exceed 10 pages. Technical Qualifications Statements may not exceed 2 pages per qualification. If you exceed these limits, you will not be considered. If you do not submit narrative statements addressing the ECQs and Technical
Qualifications for this position, you will not receive consideration.
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.
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.
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 ECQ involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resource strategically.
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.
1. Mastery of advanced professional theories, principles and practices of education and education administration and skill in integrating these principles so as to produce positive student outcomes as measures against other quality school systems.
2. Ability to administer K-12 programs across a large geographic area, manage economic resources to produce positive results and to work positively with different groups of people including students, teachers, parent organizations, other school administrators and community leaders.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of team buidling to create a team environment that fosters partnership, innovation, and continuous process improvement.
State Superintendent Certification: Candidates must provide a copy of their Superintendent Certification with their application package to receive full consideration for this position. Certification can be from any of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and does not have to be from the state where the position is located. Candidates who do not provide a copy of their certification will lose consideration for this poition.
Candidates for this position will need to meet the following basic education requirement to be considered for this position:
A. Degree: that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position.
B. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in A above.
Though candidates must possess the education or experience as identified above, candidates with a Master's or Doctorate are desirable. Candidates must submit documentation of their educational background to include transcripts, licenses or other appropriate documentation and experience must be clearly identified in the application or resume.
Indian Preference Policy: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (title 25, USC Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference.
Note for Current and/or Former Political Appointees: Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-Career SES employees in the executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the executive branch, you must disclose that to the Human Resources Office within your application package.
SES Pay Range: The maximum pay for individuals who have not previously held an SES position is $167,000 (EX-III). Current SES members who earn more than $167,000 are eligible to be compensated up to $181,500 (EX-II).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants who meet all the mandatory executive and technical 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 Technical and Executive Core Qualifications described above.