Director, Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response

Washington D.C.
May 11, 2018
May 11, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time

50% or less - Frequent travel will be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Provide all required documents by closing date.
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance.

    • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Complete a one-year SES probationary period (unless already completed).
    • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Complete a Public Financial Disclosure report, OGE-278. You will need to provide the information annually.
    • DRUG TEST: This position is subject to a pre-employment drug test and random drug testing during employment.
    • SECURITY CLEARANCE: This position requires the ability to obtain and retain a Top Secret/SCI clearance.

    As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must clearly articulate and describe within your resumeevidence of progressively responsible supervisory, managerial, or professional experience which involved management of a program or organization of significant scope and complexity. The experience must have been sufficiently responsible to show clearly your ability to perform the duties of this position and meet the mandatory Technical Qualifications and Managerial Executive Core Qualifications listed below.

    TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs): Below is the description of the technical qualification that must be clearly evident in your resume.
    1. Demonstrated executive level experience in logistics management, strategic planning, monitoring, reviewing, and evaluating transportation-related intelligence activities and emergency programs such as emergency preparedness, continuity of operations, domestic crises, international disasters and national security. This includes demonstrated ability in working with the most senior levels of leadership within an organization regarding the management of a variety of intelligence, emergency response, or transportation programs to meet mission requirements.

    1. Experience with disaster recovery planning, management and operations, particularly related to transportation systems.

    1. Demonstrated executive experience in the National Security Professional Competencies:
    • Strategic Thinking - Understanding the country's national security strategy; ability to envision future states in collaboration with other agencies; think strategically; and engage in interagency strategic planning.
    • Critical and Creative Thinking – Ability to analyze problems in concert with other agencies; seek out, evaluate, and synthesize information from multiple sources; assess and challenge assumptions; and offer alternative and creative solutions/courses of action.
    • Leading and Working with Interagency Teams – Ability to create a shared vision and unity of purpose amongst all the players; win the confidence and trust of all the players; effectively utilize the knowledge, skills, and resources of each team member; develop/mentor staff from other agencies; ensure collaborative problem-solving; and manage internal conflicts.
    • Collaborating – Ability to work with other agencies to accomplish goals; build and maintain networks/relationships that span agencies; and promote an environment that encourages collaboration, integration, and information/knowledge sharing.
    • Planning, Managing and Conducting Interagency Operations – Ability to develop interagency plans (strategic and operational); execute and monitor interagency operations (i.e., be adept at budget/financial management, project/program management, and performance management/evaluation in an interagency environment); maintain strong political and situation awareness; and navigate interagency decision-making processes (i.e., technical level, policy level, political level).
    • Maintaining Global and Cultural Acuity – Ability to integrate understanding of factors influencing national security (e.g., global/regional/country trends); knowledge of relevant foreign cultures and histories; and foreign language(s) proficiency. Understanding of structures, processes, and cultures of agency partners.
    • Mediating and Negotiating – Ability to mediate disputes and/or negotiate with partners and stakeholders during operations.
    • Communicating – Ability to articulate information (written and verbal); read non-verbal cues; manage the expectations of diverse groups; listen actively; and tailor communications approaches to different circumstances and audiences.
    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Below are descriptions of the ECQs that must be clearly evident in your resume.

    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. Leadership 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. 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, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility
    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification 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 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. 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, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

    Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website.

    You are strongly encouraged to review OPMs Guide to SES Qualifications for specific examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements and executive resumes.

    Retirement/Pension Plan - You will be covered by a defined benefit, contributory Federal retirement system that provides benefits for both normal retirement (with as few as 5 years of civilian service) and for circumstances that might occur earlier, such involuntary retirement because of disability.
    Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) - You may participate in a retirement savings investment plan that offers before-tax savings and tax-deferred investment earnings. For more details, please visit the TSP website
    Employee Assistance - Employees and their immediate families can take advantage of free confidential counseling with health professionals as part of the Federal Employees Assistance Program.
    Transit Benefits - We subsidize up to $255 of mass transit commuting costs each month.
    Telework - DOT recognizes the importance and encourages the use of telework.
    Information related to performance, suitability, and security will be verified.If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    An SES reviewing panel will evaluate your application based on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Applicants determined to be highly qualified may undergo an interview and a reference check. If you are contacted for a second-round interview, you may be asked to submit a written narrative statement addressing each of the ECQ areas (Leading Change, Leading People, Results Driven, Business Acumen, Building Coalitions). If selected, your written narrative statement addressing the ECQs must be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB), unless you are a current SES executive or have successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. You must receive certification before you can be appointed to the position.

    All applications must be completed and submitted electronically no later than midnight ET of the closing date. Final reviews will be performed after the announcement closing, and timely notice of the status of your application will be emailed to you. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and selecting Application Status.
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