Chief Academic Officer
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy. One position will be filled, duty station will be determined at the time of selection.
You must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of an executive. To be considered for this position, all applicants must address each of the Technical Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) listed below in the application documents you submit. Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or have successfully completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program approved by OPM and been certified by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications listed below in addition to the Technical Qualifications. Your examples should be clear and concise, 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. Each Technical Qualification and each Executive Core Qualification must be addressed separately and submitted with your application. The narrative addressing ECQ's must follow the format provided at www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf or you will not receive consideration. Your narratives of the Technical Qualifications may follow this format as well. Narrative Statements for the ECQs must not exceed 10 pages. Technical Qualification Statements may not exceed 2 pages per qualification. If you exceed these limits, you will not be considered. If you do not submit narrative statements addressing the ECQs and Technical Qualifications for this position, you will not receive consideration.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS:
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: You must have demonstrated an 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.
Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: You must demonstrate 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.
Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, 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.
Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This ECQ involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resource strategically.
Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This ECQ 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.
Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating
FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: 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.
- Strong analytical skills to track and analyze data from K-12 academic programs across a large geographic area in order to uncover trends and develop new initiatives, curricula, and programs to address areas in need of improvement with measurable outcomes. Provide specific evidence of successful programs and initiatives under your leadership.
- Demonstrated achievement as an educational leader with vision and strong instructional insight to link contemporary educational philosophies and economic priorities that produced positive student outcomes. Provide specific evidence of raising student achievement and academic performance levels.
- Demonstrated ability to plan and develop a strong leadership team, including executive staff, principals, supervisors, teachers and other staff, that will lead the planning, development and implementation of a strategic plan for K-12 academic programs that reflects the needs of the students in Indian Country.
Candidates for this position will need to meet the following basic education requirement to be considered for this position:
A. Degree: that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position.
B. Combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in A above.
Though candidates must possess the education or experience as identified above, candidates with a Master's and/or Doctorate degrees are desirable. Candidates must submit documentation of their educational background to include transcripts, licenses, or other appropriate documentation and experience must be clearly identified in the application or resume.
New Announcement: If you applied for this position when advertised in 2018, you will need to apply to this announcement if you are still interested in the position. Please note there were changes made to the Technical Qualifications and Duty Station options under this new announcement. Applications from the announcement in 2018 will not be carried forward due to the changes above.
Salary: The Department of the Interior structures its SES positions into categories to determine the minimum pay for each position. This is a Category 3 position. The minimum pay for this position will vary depending on the duty station starting at $149,578 per annum. May be subject to change when 2019 salary tables are implemented. Pay is set based on consideration of the selectee's current salary and other factors.
Established in 1824, Indian Affairs is the oldest bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Within the government-to-government relationship, Indian Affairs provides services directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts to 567 federally recognized tribes with a service population of about 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles not currently employed in Federal service may be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(a)(7). Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligibles. For more information about Indian preference or to obtain BIA Form 4432 application instructions, please visit:https://www.bia.gov/jobs
Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (P.L. 93-579): This information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.
Note for Current and/or Former Political Appointees: Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-Career SES employees in the executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the executive branch, you must disclose that to the Human Resources Office within your application package.Financial Disclosure: The applicant selected for this position will be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278, and the supplemental form, Confidential Statement of Employment and Financial Interest, DI-278. All forms must be filed within 30 days after the selection for this position.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants who meet all the mandatory executive and technical qualifications will be evaluated by a panel of SES members to determine the degree to which they possess each of the listed qualifications. This evaluation will determine which applicants are best qualified. Total background, including experience, education, awards, self-development, and training will be reviewed. This information will be obtained from the application package, including the required narrative statements for the Technical and Executive Core Qualifications described above.
You may preview the assessment questions here in the https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10458706.