Senior Executive Service - Chief, Office of Law Enforcement
50% or less - 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.
We are looking for an individual with a proven track record of working with executive teams, who possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated experience in successfully managing all aspects of a law enforcement program.
Additionally, applicants MUST demonstrate progressively responsible leadership that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability as outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent with state or local governments, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations.
Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or have successfully completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program approved by the OPM and been certified by the OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Technical Qualifications listed below. Your examples should be clear and concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope of complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.
The narrative addressing ECQ's must follow the format provided athttp://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp Narrative statements may not exceed a total of 10 pages for ECQ's; TQ's may not exceed a total of 5 pages.
1. Demonstrated executive level experience and ability to lead law enforcement programs in a large, geographically-dispersed organization.
2. Demonstrated executive level experience and ability to collaboratively work across organizational lines to implement and manage domestic and international law enforcement programs.
3. Expert knowledge of and demonstrate competency in the application and implementation of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to the conservation and preservation of wildlife and natural resources.
4. Demonstrated executive level experience dealing with external constituencies and customers, including other federal agencies, state, local, tribal, and foreign governments, businesses, and non-governmental organizations.
5. Demonstrated executive-level experience implementing security, intelligence, and emergency management operations.
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.
Retirement Coverage: This senior executive level Law Enforcement position has been approved for meeting secondary coverage under both the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS). If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will be covered under the law enforcement special retirement coverage/system. If you are selected for this position and you are a current of former Federal employee, your eligibility determination for special retirement coverage will be based on your current and/or previous Federal service and Federal retirement plan. If you are selected for this position and this is your first federal appointment, you will be ineligible for teh special retirement coverage for Law Enforcement officials. Current and former Federal applicants, and non-Federal applicants, may meet the qualifications for this senior level law Enforcement positions, but not meet the eligibility requirements for the special retirement coverage for Law Enforcement officials. If this is case, the successful candidate will be covered under the CSRS or FERS regular retirement system.
The applicant selected for this position will be required to file a Public Executive Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278. This form must be filled within 30 days after appointment to this position.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
THIS IS A DRUG TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION. If you are tentatively selected for this position, you will be required prior to appointment to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use. As a condition of continued employment in this position, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
Maximum Entry Age: The maximum entry-age for this position shall not exceed age 37, unless you have sufficient prior Federal civilian law enforcement (or firefighter, if applicable) experience or you are a preference eligible veteran. If you are a preference eligible veteran, you may be eligible after your 37th birthday. You must supply a copy of your Defense Department Form DD214 (DD214) along with a Standard Form 15 (if applicable) and any associated documentation in accordance with instructions in this vacancy announcement. Failure to provide this documentation with your application will result in loss of eligibility to receive a waiver of the maximum entry age requirement. You must indicate your date of birth on your application/resume due to the age requirement of the position. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment (Title 18 U.S.C., Section 1001).
Background Investigation: This position sensitivity level has been designated as critical sensitive, and the selectee must undergo a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) prior to appointment. Appointment will be subject to the selectee's successful completion and maintenance of a background investigation and successful adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for termination.
Firearms: You must qualify to carry and use firearms, maintain a minimum 80% proficiency with assigned firearms throughout tenure, and be subject to the Lautenberg Amendment, which specifies that any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime or domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, U.S.C. Section 922 (g)(9). Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment (Title 18 U.S.C., Section 1001).
Medical and Fitness Requirements: You may be required to pass a pre-employment medical examination and sustain the physical condition standard of health required for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service criminal investigators. A copy of the medical requirements for these positions may be accessed at: http://www.fws.gov/le/aboutLE/Medical.htm. You must maintain at least minimum physical conditioning throughout your career. Employee who occupy these positions in the Office of Law Enforcement may, in the future, be required to maintain a level of physical fitness in accordance with Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service standards and policies. Failure to maintain such a level of fitness may lead to removal from the position or other actions as may be specified in this program.
Training: You may be required to complete Training related to Law Enforcement activities. If you have completed Law Enforcement training, please provide your certification or annotate on your resume the type of training, the organization, and date of completion.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants who meet all the mandatory executive and technical 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 described above.
All applicants must submit the following in order to receive consideration for this position:
1. A resume. You must include the following information:
- Vacancy announcement number
- Full name, mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers
- Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degrees received
- Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including:
- Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)
- Duties and accomplishments
- Employer's name and address
- Supervisor's name and phone number
- Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year)
- Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor
- Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
2. A narrative statement addressing each of the Executive and Technical Qualifications - experience (paid and unpaid), education, training, awards, and/or self-development activities as related to each. Each technical qualification and each ECQ must be addressed separately. Narrative statements for the executive core qualifications may NOT exceed ten (10) pages total and narrative statements for the technical qualifications may not exceed a total of five (5) pages total. IF YOU EXCEED THESE LIMITS YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. PLEASE SUBMIT THESE AS A SEPARATE DOCUMENT IN YOUR APPLICATION, DO NOT ATTACH IT TO YOUR RESUME.
3. Graduates of approved SES Candidate Development Programs must include a copy of the OPM certification of eligibility and a narrative statement addressing only the technical qualifications.
4. Current or former Career SES members must submit documentation (e.g. SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action) of their SES status and a narrative statement addressing only the technical qualifications. NOTE: Non-Career SES members and other individuals must address the narratives for BOTH the Executive Core Qualifications and the Technical Qualifications.
5. If a current federal employee, a copy of a recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which indicates Federal status, grade, tenure, and type of service.
6. A copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal (from either the government or private sector).