Chief Acquisition Officer
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position.
You must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
Mobility: ICE's primary mission is to promote national security and public safety through the criminal and civil enforcement of federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration. A worldwide organization of nearly 19,000 employees, ICE protects and serves the American people through the enforcement of more than 400 statutory authorities against those that seek to engage in illicit trade, travel or finance and threaten homeland security.
Organizational and geographical mobility is essential in developing and managing SES leaders and generally is a key to advancement. Mobility is a condition of employment, so you must be prepared to accept, without objection, reassignment based on the needs of the service, including for operational and/or career development purposes. Therefore, SES members, may be reassigned at the discretion of the appointing authority and may be required to sign a mobility agreement.
Drug Testing: This position has been identified as a Testing Designated Position under the ICE Applicant and Employee Drug Testing Program. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of placement and/or employment in the position and the incumbent(s) of this position is thereafter subject to Random Drug Testing.
Selective Service: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and selected for this position, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law. Immigration Reform and Control Act: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 seeks to preserve jobs for those who are legally entitled to them: American citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in the United States. This law requires employees to provide a document or documents that establish identity and employment eligibility.
Financial Disclosure: If you are hired, you will have to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days after appointment.
Probationary Period: You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.
As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must have progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability. This experience should be sufficiently broad in scope and at a major management level in a large or complex organization. The ideal candidate will have experience supervising a large number of employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing, and evaluating employees.
As such, your resume 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; and
- Supervising the work of employees, developing policy and other executive functions.
(2) EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):
The Fundamental Competencies within the following five ECQs are also a part of the selection criteria for SES positions. The ECQs were developed to assess executive experience and potential and do not evaluate technical expertise. ECQs measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions.
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.
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.
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.
ECQ 4 -BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
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.
Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at:http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp
Current and former SES members and graduates of approved Candidate Development Programs do not need to submit ECQ narratives but you must clearly state your status in your resume. However, ALL CANDIDATES must submit narrative responses for the Technical Qualifications listed below.
(3) TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS - Mandatory
Expert knowledge and application of Federal procurement laws, rules, regulations, practices, to include demonstrated leadership of an organizational entity responsible for the management of high volume and complex acquisition operations.
Specialized qualification requirements specific to the 1102 Contracting Series.
Applicants must meet requirements A. and B. unless you are covered by an exception (See C) or a waiver (See D):
A. Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least 4 years of experience in contracting or related positions (at least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the GS-13 level)
B. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
C. Exception - You are a Federal employee who has works in a 1102 series position at GS-13 or above since January 1, 2000 without a break in service.
D. Waiver - You do not meet A., and/or B. above and wish to be considered for a possible waiver based on your professional contracting experience. The senior procurement executive of the hiring agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements in paragraphs A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience.
PLEASE NOTE: Management will not waive any of the position requirements.
If your experience does not include the basic and specialized qualifications, you will not be determined qualified for this position.
This position requires specific coursework and/or a degree to meet the basic education requirement. You must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Your transcript(s) must clearly demonstrate the course(s) listed in the qualification requirement section. If the transcript(s) does not clearly demonstrate this you must submit a copy of the course description and/or other documentation demonstrating that the courses are equivalent.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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. Failure to provide such documentation with your application will result in lost consideration. For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be evaluated based on the information you provide. Verification of performance, suitability, and security information from reference checks will be taken into consideration when making offers of employment.
The evaluation will consider the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your application will be rated by a ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and reference checks. The ICE Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB after selection and before appointment can occur.