Assistant Administrator, Field Operations
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Current career Senior Executives, QRB-certified graduates of SES candidate development programs, and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility are not required to address the executive core qualifications. They are required to address the technical qualifications. All other applicants are required to address both the executive core qualifications and the technical professional competencies.You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Professional Competencies(TPCs) listed below. 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 non-governmental organizations.
Candidates must meet all of the following qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement, including general management skills and characteristics applicable to all SES positions AND technical or program responsibilities specific to this position.
Guidance on Addressing the Required ECQs and TPCs: Use your overall set of professional and volunteer experiences, education and training, accomplishments, awards and potential in describing your ECQs and TPCs. Be clear and concise, using examples that demonstrate the scope and quality of your experiences, accomplishments, and/or potential relevance to each ECQ and TPC.
IMPORTANT: Structure your ECQ statements in terms of actions you have taken, the context or environment in which the action was taken and the outcome or results of those actions (Challenge - Context - Action - Result (C-C-A-R) Model). For further information and tips on writing effective narrative statements, see OPM's publication 'A Guide to SES Qualifications' available on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website at: www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp. Please be advised that the individual selected for this position will likely require certification by a Qualifications Review Board conducted by OPM, prior to receiving the SES appointment.
Each of 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. The essay competencies address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Your responses are required for each of these ECQs, unless you have had your ECQs previously certified by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board (QRB) for the Senior Executive Service (SES).
If you are already certified by OPM's QRB, submit proof such as a copy of the certification or an SF-50 showing SES Career Status.
Executive Core Qualifications – All applicants, unless noted below, must include a narrative statement, not to exceed 10 pages, with no more than two pages for each of the following qualifications:
ECQ 1: LEADING CHANGE: Please describe your ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals, and your ability to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2: LEADING PEOPLE: Please describe your ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals, and your ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolutions of conflicts.
ECQ 3: RESULTS DRIVEN: Please describe your ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations, and your ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
ECQ 4: BUSINESS ACUMEN: Please describe your ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5: BUILDING COALITIONS: Please describe your 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.
Technical Professional Competency(TPC)– All applicants must include a narrative statement showing how their knowledge and experience relates to the following TPCs. The narrative statement should not exceed two pages for each competency.
TPC 1: Demonstrated success in leading a high performing organization, developing and overseeing comprehensive programs, and accomplishing target goals.
TPC 2: Extensive knowledge and experience in planning and conducting programs or initiatives, and justifying conclusions, reports, and results to stakeholders.
TPC 3: Demonstrated ability to lead, supervise and coordinate a diverse workforce that is responsible for providing oversight, management, and planning of program operations (e.g., enforcement operations).
TPC 4: Demonstrated success in making presentations, both internally and externally, on the work of the agency.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Qualifications Approval and Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the SES must have their executive core qualifications approved by the Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a 1-year probationary period.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation. This position is designated as critical sensitive and requires a background investigation and favorable adjudication for a Top Secret.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on. Senior Executives are required to comply with the Ethics in Government Act, as amended, which requires the submission of a financial disclosure statement, SF 278, upon assuming an SES position, annually, and upon separation from employment.
- Undergo an income tax verification.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Rating: A panel of Senior Executives will review your application and evaluate your qualifications for this position based on the information in your application. Interviews will be at the discretion of the panel and/or selecting official. Your application will be rated, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position.
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration.
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