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, the 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.
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 ECQs and MTQs as described in this vacancy. As such, your narrative statements 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; supervising the work of employees; and exercising important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions.
We recommend that your 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.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) Requirement Documentation
Please limit your written statements to no more than two pages per ECQ, totaling no more than 10 pages addressing all ECQs. Each ECQ must be addressed separately. Applicants who refer to their resume as a response will not receive consideration.
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 ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision
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 the constructive resolution of conflicts.
Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building
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.
Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN:
This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management
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.
Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating
The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, Public Service Motivation.
You are exempt from submitting a narrative statement covering the core qualifications listed above if you have completed the SES candidate development program approved by OPM, or are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, or are eligible for reinstatement in the SES.
Additional information on the ECQs is available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executiveservice/executive-core-qualifications/
Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ) Requirement Documentation
Please limit your written statements to no more than two pages per MTQ, totaling no more than 6 pages addressing all MTQs. Each MTQ must be addressed separately. Applicants who refer to their resume as a response will not receive consideration.
MTQ 1 - Demonstrated experience leading the development and execution of an inspection and evaluation work plan. Experience must include: (1) taking a data-driven, risk-based approach to identifying program areas or issues where coverage is needed; (2) developing appropriate objectives, scope, and methodology; and (3) incorporating innovative procedures.
MTQ 2 - Demonstrated experience managing, supervising, coordinating, and conducting relevant, timely, and high-quality inspections and evaluations that assessed the economy, efficiency, and results related to Federal programs and operations. Experience must include ensuring such inspections and evaluations are conducted in accordance with the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency's (CIGIE) Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation.
MTQ 3 - Demonstrated experience ensuring that inspection and evaluation reports are (1) issued in a timely manner and (2) include recommendations that drive positive change. Experience must include performing follow up activities to ensure that recommendations are appropriately resolved and closed.