Designated Agency Ethics Official
This is a Category 1 position. Pay range is based on 2017 pay tables. Pay is set based on consideration of the selectee's current salary and other factors.
This position is the Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO) for the Department of the Interior (DOI). The DAEO also serves as the Director, Office of Ethics in the Office of the Solicitor and reports to the Solicitor. The incumbent is an attorney and considered to be an expert in the field of Government ethics law and rules, including the Hatch Act, and in the management of Government ethics programs.
Occasional travel - -
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
-A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Prior to appointment, all applicants tentatively selected for this position may be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
-OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employees in the executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you must disclose that to the Human Resources Office.
-You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
-The incumbent of this position will be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) and the supplemental form, Confidential Statement of Employment and Financial Interest (DI-278).All forms must be filed within 30 days after the selection for this position.
-Persons selected for initial appointment to the career Senior Executive Service must have their Executive Core Qualifications certified by the Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board prior to appointment and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
You must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of an executive. All applicants must address each of the TQs listed below. Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM and been certified by OPM, you must also submit a narrative statement covering each of the ECQs listed below. EACH TQ AND EACH ECQ MUST BE ADDRESSED SEPARATELY. Your examples should be clear and concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. The narrative addressing ECQs should follow the format provided at
http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/. Narrative statements may not exceed 2 pages for each individual TQ and 10 pages total for the ECQs. If you exceed these limits or fail to address a TQ or ECQ, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Applicants who use "see resume" or fail to address the questions will not receive consideration for this position.
Executive Core Qualifications:
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: You must have demonstrated an 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. Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision.
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: You must demonstrate 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. Leadership 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. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility.
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This ECQ involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management.
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This ECQ 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. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating.
FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: 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.
1) Knowledge of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, the Hatch Act, and other applicable statutes, rules, regulations, and administrative and judicial decisions pertaining to procurement integrity, fraud, financial disclosure, criminal conflict of interest, conduct, and government ethics, and ability to interpret and apply legal authorities, precedents, and administrative guidance.
2) Demonstrated ability to integrate an ethics program into organization operations, including planning and implementing a comprehensive ethics training program, assuring timely and accurate advice and counsel, and managing sound systems for financial disclosure reports and results.
You must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar. Proof of bar certification will be required prior to appointment.
-Relocation expenses are not authorized.
-Veterans Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service SES.
-Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs.
--The duties of this position are suitable for telework with supervisor approval.
--If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, upon selection, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
--EEO policy statement:The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
--Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring authority directly. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
--Legal and Regulatory Guidance: Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application will result in your application not being processed. Privacy Act Notice (P.L. 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants who meet all the mandatory technical and executive core 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.
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