The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is an independent administrative federal agency created by Title VII of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (also known as the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute) (the Statute), 5 U.S.C.§§ 7101-7135. The mission of the FLRA is to promote stable, constructive labor-management relations in the federal government by resolving and assisting in the prevention of labor-management disputes in a manner that gives full effect to the rights of employees, unions, and agencies. The business of the FLRA is to effectively and efficiently carry out the following five (5) primary statutory responsibilities:
1. Resolving complaints of unfair labor practices (ULPs);
2. Determining the appropriateness of, and supervising and conducting elections to determine the labor-organization representation of, bargaining units (REP);
3. Resolving exceptions to arbitrators' awards (ARB);
4. Resolving legal issues relating to the duty to bargain (NEG); and
5. Resolving impasses in negotiations (Impasse).
The FLRA ranks #1 among all small agencies in the Employee Engagement and New IQ indexes of the 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. And, for the third consecutive year, the FLRA ranks among the Top Five small agencies in the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, with #1 rankings in 7 of 10 categories - Effective Leadership, Strategic Management, Teamwork, Work-Life Balance, Support for Diversity, and Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement - and the #2 ranking in Pay in 2016. These results demonstrate the FLRA's commitment to empowering and developing a highly engaged and effective workforce to serve the American people.
The Executive Director of the FLRA is responsible for executive leadership and management of the agency's administrative divisions. This position offers challenging, unique, and exciting opportunities for an individual with senior level experience and proven capability.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, candidates must meet the specialized experience at a senior level which demonstrates ability to perform the duties described above. Applicants must fully address all Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) in order to receive consideration. Your responses and resume must demonstrate possession of these qualifications, which includes general experience that provides knowledge of the principles of organization, management, and administration; and substantive (operating, administrative or managerial) experience in a type of work, or a combination of functions directly related to this position.
Executive Core Qualifications:
Applicants must submit a written narrative addressing each of the ECQs. The narrative should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken and the results of your actions. The narrative must not exceed a maximum of 10 pages.
We recommend that your narrative emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions. Candidates are encouraged to follow a challenge-context-action-result (CCAR) model in documenting their executive qualifications. Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf.
NOTE: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) graduates who have been certified by OPM do not need to address the ECQs.
Applicants should not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer.
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. (Competencies: creativity and 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 constructive resolution of conflicts. (Competencies: 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. (Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical creditability)
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Competencies: 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. (Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)
Fundamental Competencies: The fundamental competencies are the attributes that serve as the foundation for each of the Executive Core Qualifications; Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning and Public Service Motivation. These competencies are the personal and professional attributes that are critical to successful performance in the SES. Experience and training that strengthen and demonstrate the competencies will enhance a candidate's overall qualifications for the SES. The Fundamental Competencies are crosscutting but not necessary for you to address them separately; but rather addressed over the course of each ECQ narrative.
Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp
Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): All applicants must submit a written statement addressing each of the MTQs. NOTE: Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified. Narrative responses must not be longer than one page per MTQ.
MTQ 1 - Extensive and continuing experience serving in a leadership role directing the activities of a multi-disciplinary staff.
MTQ 2 - Demonstrated experience in initiating action and following to completion the resolution of complex problems and issues, including developing and implementing initiatives to measure and improve the effectiveness of administrative programs (e.g., financial management, acquisition management, asset management, human capital and workforce planning, information and technology management).
MTQ 3 - Demonstrated experience in dealing effectively with high level officials in executive and legislative branches of government, leaders of local and national organizations, public interest groups, and the general public.
Education cannot be substituted for work experience.
SES Probationary Period - New SES appointees must successfully complete a 1-year SES probationary period, unless previously completed.
Probationary Period - First time Federal Government appointees must successfully complete a 1-year probationary period.
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