DEPUTY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR NATURAL RESOURCES
This position has been designated as a Senior Executive Service (SES) position. If not already a member of the SES serving under a career appointment, the individual selected must have his/her executive qualifications certified by a Qualifications Review Board of the Office of Personnel Management before appointment to this position, and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period in this position. The actual salary will be set by determining the appropriate SES level for the person selected. For more information regarding the SES, go to www.opm.gov/ses.
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OMB is committed to creating a multicultural and supportive work environment and strongly encourages applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the organization.
Qualification Requirements: You must submit a separate narrative statement that addresses each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications related to this position as well as the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) related to all positions in the Senior Executive Service.
Your narrative statements should include examples of experience, education, and accomplishments applicable to the qualification. Structure your statements in terms of the action taken, the context or environment in which the action was taken, and the outcome or results from such actions. You should write each statement with the vacancy in mind as all qualifications are directly related to the position being filled. Be sure to include appropriate training and awards when addressing your qualifications. Please limit your narrative statements to one and a half pages per factor.
For further information and tips on writing effective narrative statements, see OPM's publication 'A Guide to SES Qualifications available on the OPM website at: http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf .
If you do not submit a separate statement addressing these qualifications, you will not receive consideration for the position.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs) : All applicants must submit written statements (narrative or bullet format acceptable) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately. You are required to respond to all technical qualifications. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application and you will be rated as 'ineligible.'
1. Experience in working on natural resource, environmental, or agricultural issues.
2. Senior level experience in project, program and policy analysis, with an emphasis on use of quantitative techniques to develop cost estimates.
3. Experience in managing a professional staff in budgeting, management analysis, project, program and policy analysis, and legislative work, including the use of quantitative techniques, technical analysis, and presentation of issues and recommendations to senior government officials to achieve timely, effective, and high quality results.
4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with senior officials and staff at all levels, and the ability to represent agency policies and positions effectively and negotiate differences.
MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): In addition to the Mandatory Technical Qualification Requirements listed above, all new entrants into the SES under a career appointment will be assessed for executive competency against the following five mandatory executive core qualifications.
If you do not submit a separate statement addressing the ECQs and MTQs, you will not receive consideration for the position.
Note: If you are a member of the SES or have been certified through successful participation in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program (SESCDP), or have SES reinstatement eligibility, you do not need to respond to the ECQs. Instead, you should attach proof (e.g., SF-50, Certificate of Completion of SESCDP) of your eligibility for appointment to the SES.
The following Fundamental Competencies are cross-cutting and should be addressed over the course of your ECQ narrative. It is not necessary to address them directly as long as the narrative, in its totality, shows mastery of the competencies on the whole. The competencies are: Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communications; Continual Learning; Written Communication; Integrity/Honesty; and Public Service Motivation.
- 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.
- 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.
- Results Driven - This core qualification involves the ability to meet organization 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.
- Business Acumen - This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
- Building Coalitions/Communications - 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.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
Please see "Qualifications Required" for requirements of the position.
Under the general direction of the Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy and Science, the Deputy Associate Director for Natural Resources manages a division of professional and support staff engaged in continuous review and analysis of US Government natural resource programs to allocate budget resources, ascertain program effectiveness, stimulate program and management improvements, and review and assist in the development of budgetary, legislative, and regulatory proposals. The incumbent represents OMB in major interagency efforts and must demonstrate initiative and creativity in delivering balanced and completed staff work to policy levels in OMB and other senior White House officials.
The Division Director oversees the work of three professional staff branches, each headed by a Senior Executive. Each branch is responsible for budget, legislative, regulatory, management and other policy oversight of either the Department of Agriculture, the Department of the Interior, or the Environmental Protection Agency as well as providing professional advice on related policy issues. The Division Director is responsible for maintaining and improving the analytic capability of the staff, the delivery of timely work products that must meet the highest standards of excellence, and for maintaining the capacity of the Division at all times to respond to the needs of senior OMB officials. The Division Director regularly engages directly with senior OMB officials, with appointees and senior career managers in the agencies, and with multiple White House offices. The Division is called upon to recommend solutions to problems and negotiate or participate in the negotiation of resolutions.