Deputy Assistant to the Administrator
Occasional travel - 15-20% of the time or greater
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), applicants MUST demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the competencies outlined under Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs). 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 government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. Applicants must provide detailed evidence of possession of each of the ECQs and TQs listed below in supplemental statements. These statements will assist reviewing officials in determining the best qualified candidates to refer to the selecting official. Qualifications and experience determinations will be based only on the information you submit. FAILURE TO MEET OR FULLY ADDRESS ANY ONE OF THE MANDATORY ECQS AND TQS WILL ELIMINATE A CANDIDATE FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
**If you can claim Noncompetitive status—you are a current or reinstatement eligible Career SES or a graduate of an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) and your ECQs have been certified by OPM’s Qualifications Review Board (QRB)—you are not required to address the ECQs. However, you MUST submit supplemental statements addressing all mandatory TQs. Current and reinstatement eligible SES, you must include with your application a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting your SES Career Appointment. CDP graduates, you must include a copy of your OPM CDP graduation certificate or other proof that your ECQs have been QRB certified.**
You will be evaluated on the following Executive Core Qualifications
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. Core Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, and 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. Core Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and 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. Core Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, and Technical Credibility
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN
This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Core Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and 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. Core Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, and Influencing/Negotiating
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, and Public Service Motivation
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS – MANDATORY
You will be evaluated on the following Technical Qualifications:
TQ1 –Demonstrated executive/senior leadership experience managing and leading a range of development programming processes, such as: program/project design, budget and resource planning, analytics & evaluation in areas such as resilience (building capacity to manage social, political and/or environmental adversity without compromising future well-being), food security & nutrition, water & natural resource management, and trade & investment.
TQ2 –Demonstrated executive/senior leadership experience in analyzing, framing and implementing policies in complex interagency and international environments in order to advance U.S. Government foreign policy objectives related to resilience (building capacity to manage social, political and/or environmental adversity without compromising future well-being), food security & nutrition, and/or supporting a country to transition from foreign aid dependency toward self-reliance. Include successful experiences presenting and advocating U.S. Government policy positions in interagency fora and with Congress, other domestic and/or international stakeholders, and the public.
There is no education requirement for this position.
Veteran's Preference: Veterans preference does not apply to positions within the SES http://www.opm.gov/faq/ses/Do-veterans-receive-hiring-preference-for-SES-positions.ashx
Selective Service: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit http://www.sss.gov/.
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: 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 agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
The selected candidate will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.
Effective March 18, 2016, the Office of Personnel Management must authorize any employment offers made to individuals who are currently serving in or have previously served in (within the last five years) political positions, to include Presidential appointees with or without Senate confirmation, Schedule A or Schedule C political appointees, appointees serving in a political capacity under an agency-specific authority, and Noncareer SES employees in the Executive Branch. If you are currently a political appointee, or have been within the last 5 years, please indicate this in your resume. Serving in a political position WILL NOT eliminate you from consideration.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
A preliminary review of applications will be made to determine if minimum qualifications as defined in this announcement are met. Those meeting minimum qualifications will then be evaluated by a Rating and Ranking Panel to determine the “Highly Qualified” applicants, based on the degree to which the ECQs and TQs are met. The Rating and Ranking Panel will refer the “Highly Qualified” for consideration and possible interview by the Hiring Office.
As a prerequisite for an initial career appointment to the SES, the selectee’s ECQs must be certified by OPM’s QRB.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or eliminate you from consideration.
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