Associate General Counsel
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
If you are selected, you must complete a 1-year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.
The Ethics in Government Act, P.L. 95-521, requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, OGE-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.
This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.
All applicants must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform. Typically this experience can be found in work within this field or a field that is closely related. As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications.
Position has portable work and selectee may be authorized to telework after meeting eligibility requirements if approved by the supervisor/manager.
EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.
If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your narrative statements addressing the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Technical Qualifications (TQs), and Desirable Qualifications (DQs).
Your responses should be clear and concise and show a level of accomplishment and a degree of responsibility. Leadership competencies for each ECQ can be found at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf
A. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) - Mandatory - Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified, unless you are a noncompetitive eligible applicant.
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE. 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. 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. 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. Involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. 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.
B. Technical Qualifications (TQs) - Mandatory - Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified, unless you are a noncompetitive eligible applicant.
TQ1. Demonstrated experience in counseling or litigation involving Federal pollution control or other environmental laws and regulations.
TQ2. Demonstrated experience directing the work of attorneys or managing significant legal casework.
TQ3. Demonstrated experience leading a team through change.
C. Desirable Qualifications (DQs) - Optional - Addressing the Desirable Qualification is optional: however, failure to do so will impact your rating, unless you are a noncompetitive eligible applicant.
DQ1. Working knowledge of regulations and legal issues involving the following statutes: the Clean Air Act; the Noise Control Act; the Atomic Energy Act; the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (as it relates to 40 CFR Part 191); the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007; the Energy Policy Act of 1992; and the Outer Continental Shelf Act.
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