Director, Office of Macroeconomic Analysis
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Candidates are strongly encouraged to address each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) separately. Candidates who choose not to address both the ECQs and MTQs separately will not be disqualified; but must ensure their resume addresses each sufficient for evaluation.
Please provide examples that are clear and concise, and emphasize your level of responsibility, the scope and complexity of programs you managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and the level of your contacts. All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the relevance of their experience, education, training, self-development, honors, awards, and outside activities. Applicants must possess the specialized experience as specified to qualify for this position. You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in executive-level positions and are in addition to the specific technical qualifications listed above. Additional information is available at ECQs.
ECQ 1 - Leading Change - 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. Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, and vision.
ECQ 2 - Leading People - 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. Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, and team building.
ECQ 3 - Results Driven - 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. Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, and technical credibility.
ECQ 4 - Business Acumen - The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies: financial management, human capital management, and technology management.
ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions - 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.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): The MTQs describe the necessary technical knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Experience must have been at a sufficiently high level of difficulty to show clearly that the candidate possesses the required professional and technical qualifications and core qualifications set forth below.
MTQ 1 - Has experience leading analysis and providing guidance to senior officials on a wide range of issues related to the current state of the United States economy and the federal budget. Has demonstrated ability to identify important emerging macroeconomic trends and to lead a sizeable team of economists in preparation of independent and timely technical assessments of these developments and policy proposals, sometimes on tight deadlines. Successful in building coalitions across a wide range of stakeholders within and outside of the agency on behalf of senior officials and managers in order to achieve consensus on strategy on economic policy issues.
MTQ 2 - Has broad knowledge and thorough understanding of the issues affecting the outlook for the U.S. economy and the tools used to project the performance of the economy and the federal budget over a ten-year forecast period. Able to make independent and timely technical assessments of issues bearing on the macroeconomic outlook and to lead a team in preparing a ten-year economic projection. Successful at building coalitions across a wide variety of stakeholders within and outside of the agency on behalf of senior officials and managers to achieve consensus on strategy on economic policy issues.
MTQ 3 - Has extensive, diversified experience analyzing the Bureau of Economic Analysis system of National Income and Product Accounts and the ability to clearly communicate how current and prospective economic developments are treated within these accounts. Has used knowledge of the accounts to advise senior officials on how incoming source data were likely to influence preliminary and revised estimates of GDP.
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Financial Disclosure: All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct. Upon hire, and on an annual basis thereafter, the incumbent of this position will be required to file a public financial disclosure report. The incumbent may be prohibited from holding certain financial interests.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Rating: Your application package will be reviewed for completeness (resume and supporting documentation). You will not be considered if you fail to submit all the required documents as outlined in this announcement.
If you meet the requirements, your resume will be evaluated by an Executive Resources Board (ERB) rating and ranking panel to determine the extent to which you possess the required executive competencies based on your resume, ECQs, and MTQs.
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.
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