All competitive candidates for SES positions with the federal government must demonstrate leadership experience indicative of senior executive level management capability. This executive experience includes serving in a managerial capacity to a large and diverse organization with responsibility for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations. To meet the qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the six Fundamental Competencies, the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below. Your resume should emphasize levels of responsibility, scope, and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, and results.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT
You must have one year of specialized experience directly related to the position that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to include senior-level managerial and leadership experience in coordinating the functions of subordinate managers and specialized staff with implementing and maintaining a cybersecurity program to ensure information and systems are protected in the digital environment.
Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs)
1. Leading Change: 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.
2. Leading People: 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.
3. Results Driven: 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.
4. Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
5. Building Coalitions: 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.
PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQs)
This position also requires that you have PTQs that represent knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for success in this role. The following PTQs must be evident in your resume.
1. Senior-level leadership and management experience with leading a comprehensive cybersecurity program and risk management activities.
2. Knowledge of legal and regulatory authorities associated with the oversight and management for information technology (IT) and cybersecurity risk.
3. Senior-level experience facilitating a cybersecurity governance structure through the implementation and oversight of an appropriate governance program.
4. Senior-level experience implementing and monitoring cybersecurity management frameworks and privacy program for an organizational network.
5. Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships and partnerships with individuals and organizations to convey information to support and defend the organization's cybersecurity program to senior-level officials, Congress, federal, state, and non-federal agencies.
It is strongly recommended that you visit the following Office of Personnel Management (OPM) webpage for more information regarding the Fundamental Competencies and ECQs. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/#url=Overview
You can find additional information on the proper preparation of ECQs on OPM's website at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf
. You are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.
If selected, you will be required to complete an ECQ package by drafting narratives for each of the ECQs to be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) prior to being appointed to the position. If you are currently serving in a career SES appointment, eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), you will not need to draft ECQs.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.