Director Standards Of Conduct Office
The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is the principal staff element of the Secretary of Defense in the exercise of policy development, planning, resource management, and program evaluation responsibilities. OSD includes the Offices of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense, Under Secretaries of Defense, Deputy Chief Management Officer, Assistant Secretaries of Defense, General Counsel, and the Director of Administration. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The Director, Standards of Conduct Office (SOCO) position is located in the Defense Legal Services Agency (DLSA). The General Counsel of the Department of Defense is the Chief Legal Officer of the Department, with responsibility for all of the Departments legal services. The General Counsel is dual-hatted as the Director, DLSA. DLSA provides legal advice and services to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Defense Agencies, and DoD Field Activities, and performs other such related functions as are within the authority of the General Counsel of the Department of Defense. The Department of Defense SOCO is part of DLSA. The Director, SOCO is responsible, on behalf of the General Counsel, for administration of the Standards of Conduct Program on three distinct planes in the Department. As such, the incumbent is a principal assistant to the General Counsel, the Principal Deputy General Counsel, and the Senior Deputy General Counsel/Deputy General Counsel (Personnel and Health Policy), with functional responsibility to provide legal advice and assistance for all matters concerning or relating to the DoD Standards of Conduct Program and other ethics-related matters. Major duties include: Assists the General Counsel in promulgating and updating the Standards of Conduct and related ethics regulations and policies for the Department, overseeing their uniform application, resolving disparate application among DoD Components, and serving as a single point of contact between the Department and other Federal agencies, Congress, and the White House. Assists the General Counsel in the oversight of 24 Deputy Designated Agency Ethics Officials. Provides legal advice and assistance on matters that include conflicts of interest, endorsements, financial disclosure, misuse of position, and gifts of travel. The incumbent also advises on political activities of civilian employees and serves as the Executive Secretary of the DoD OGC/DLSA Professional Conduct Board. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 00 Job family (Series) 0905 Attorney Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a US citizen to qualify for this position. You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test before you can be appointed into this position. In order to qualify for this position, you must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance and access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI). You must meet education requirements and have appropriate bar standing. Submit resume and all other required documents online by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on 11/30/2018 The individual selected will be required to file an Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. You will serve a two-year probationary period unless you have previously completed the probationary period in the SES. All newly appointed Career SES leaders must sign the Reassignment Rights Obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment into the SES. Qualifications To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), the Mandatory Technical Qualifications, and other qualifications, if applicable, listed below. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately, not to exceed 10 pages. You are required to respond to all ECQs. If you fail to do so will result in a rating of ineligible. When responding to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the ECQs. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. You should limit your narrative to two pages per ECQ, and address each ECQ separately. OPMs Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications can assist you in writing an effective SES application. In particular, please note the Challenge-Context-Action-Result Model that is recommended and very helpful when drafting ECQ narrative responses. The Guide is available on OPMs Website at: Applicants must utilize the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) Model when writing Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ). Use two examples of relevant experience for each ECQ being sure your experience matches the ECQ criteria. Challenge - Describe a specific problem or goal. Context - Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (eg, clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale). Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge. Result - Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills. Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities; the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services you managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed; and the results of your actions. You should use action oriented leadership words to describe your experience and accomplishments (eg, Led the development and implementation of) and quantify your experience wherever possible to demonstrate your accomplishments (eg, number of employees supervised; size of budget managed; amount of money saved, etc.). 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. ECQ 2 - Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organizations 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: 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. ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. 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. Applicants that are either Career SES members, or graduates of the Office of Personnel Management Certified Development Program are not required to address the ECQs. MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately. You are required to respond to all of the technical qualifications. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as ineligible. Please limit your written statements to no more than two pages per technical qualification. 1. Comprehensive knowledge of and demonstrated experience in applying statutes and regulations governing standards of conduct with a Federal department or agency, to include the Ethics in Government Act; 18 USC 201-209; Executive Orders 12731 and 12674; Office of Government Ethics regulations; and the Procurement Integrity Act, as amended. 2. Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve novel and complex issues of law. 3. Demonstrated ability to provide legal advice to senior officials in a Federal department or agency, and the ability to administer a Federal Department or private sector ethics program. DoD Joint Enterprise-Wide Experience Statement: In addition, DoD requires an Enterprise Perspective. This individual must have the ability to apply a broad point of view and an awareness and understanding of individual or organizational responsibilities in relation to DoD or government-wide strategic priorities is required. Executives must demonstrate ability to work with internal and external partners to support national security objectives. This perspective is typically gained through a variety of diverse work experiences. A separate narrative statement is not required. This information should be embedded within the application package (Resume, Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications). Education Candidates must meet the following education requirement for career series 0905: Must be a graduate of law school. You must have a current license to practice law from at least one state, the District of Columbia, or a US commonwealth or US territory, and be able to demonstrate that in a least one state or jurisdiction in which you are licensed you are permitted to engage in the active practice of law. Active status must be maintained in at least one state or jurisdiction during the course of employment in the Office of the General Counsel and DLSA. Applicants are not required to provide an official certificate demonstrating this active status, but must provide such a certificate to the selecting official if selected. A copy of a law school transcript is required as proof that you meet the educational requirement for this position (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). Failure to provide a copy of your transcript for this announcement will result in a rating of "ineligible."