Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this position; and it should have offorded you significant experience and the opportunity to provide legal advice and counsel on general and information law issues at EPA, other Federal, state or local agencies, or in non-government or quasi-government organizations and private practice.
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.
You must be a U.S. citizen.
The incumbent must have an LL.B or J.D. degree from an accredited law school; must be admitted to practice before the highest court of a State, U. S. territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and must maintain active status as a member of the bar of one of these jurisdictions. The incumbent must have significant experience in providing legal advice and counsel at EPA, other Federal, state or local agencies or in private practice.
If you are a current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employee, or a graduate of a SES career development program certified by the Office of Personnel Management, you are not required to address the Executive Core Qualification statements (ECQs), the Mandatory Technical factors (TQs), or the Desirable factors (DQs) if listed. However, it is strongly encouraged that you address the Mandatory Technical factors (TQs) and the Desirable factors (DQs) as supplemental statements to your resume. Please limit your responses to no more than 2 pages per each TQ and DQ listed. All other applicants must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications statements (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical factors (TQs) in order to receive consideration for the position. Addressing the Desirable factors (DQs), if listed, is not required but failure to do so will impact your rating score. 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/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.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/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf
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 serving as the principle legal advisor in an organization, or as a partner in a law firm, with demonstrated proficiency in analyzing complex and novel legal problems and formulating solutions by sound and thorough legal analysis.
TQ2. Demonstrated legal experience with respect to one or more of the following: 1) information law under the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Federal Records Act, and other authorities; 2) federal employment law; 3) labor relations; 4) patents, copyrights, trademarks, technology transfer, and cyber security; and 5) general law issues.
TQ3. Demonstated experience supervising and/or managing the work of attorneys and/or a legal office.
C. Desirable Qualifications (DQs) - Optional (Note: Addressing the Desirable Qualifications is optional; however, not addressing them will impact your rating.)
DQ1. Experience in dealing effectively with high-level officials in Congress, Federal, State and/or local government, civil society organizations, and/or industry groups.
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