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    The ACHP is an independent federal agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation's the nation's diverse historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy. ACHP advises the Executive and Legislative Branches and develops and advances historic preservation policies, coordinates federal activities affecting preservation, promotes education and public engagement in historic preservation.

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    As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed below. The ideal candidate will have experience supervising employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing, and evaluating employees. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.

    Specific Duties

    The Executive Director is appointed by the Chairman with the concurrence of the ACHP membership. The incumbent is responsible for: (1) overseeing the day to day operations of the agency and (2) supervising professional and administrative staff to support the Council through the Chairman and the membership and to carry out ACHP programs and projects.

    The incumbent carries out the following specific responsibilities:

    1. Manage the ACHP staff by providing overall guidance for mission accomplishment, distributing workload and assignments, assuring adherence to policy and procedures and progressing toward established goals.
    2. Enable the Chairman on a day-to-day basis to achieve priority goals and objectives through professional staff and throughout the Executive Branch.
    3. Act as liaison and communicate effectively with senior government officials in all areas of the Executive Branch to coordinate policies and plans while acknowledging agency missions, timelines, and budgets.
    4. Monitor the federal legislative and regulatory process at the Office of Management and Budget and in the Congress, including developing positions on legislation and testifying before Congress. Manage Chairman's Senate confirmation process through authorizing Senate Committee.
    5. Oversee the development and presentation of the ACHP's annual budget estimate and justification at the Office of Management and Budget and in the Congress.
    6. Oversee staff actions carrying out the ACHP's responsibilities under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and engage in the management and resolution of complex and controversial project reviews and program alternative development.

    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 in this vacancy.

    As such, your resume should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:
    - Directing the work of an organizational unit;
    - Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects;
    - Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance; and
    - Supervising the work of employees; and exercising important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions.

    If your resume does not include these basic qualifications, you will not be determined qualified for this position.

    We recommend that your resume addressing the ECQs include examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize their level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues addressed; and the results of actions taken.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0340 Program Management

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