National Operations Center Director

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 17, 2021
Closes
Apr 25, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Director, National Operations Center (NOC) serves within the Current Operations Division, Office of Operations Coordination (OPS) within the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). OPS coordinates and integrates operations to support the homeland security enterprise, and ensures timely, relevant information is shared with internal and external partners to achieve unity of effort in joint, integrated homeland security operations.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent provides the leadership, vision, guidance, direction and managerial authority over the NOC to ensure the Current Operations Division has the necessary information and situational awareness for the OPS Director to brief the DHS Secretary on matters requiring strategic-level guidance or actions.

Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:
  • Oversees the integration of the NOC functions, the execution of NOC operations, and the training of NOC personnel.
  • Develops and implements the NOC Strategic Plan and the Secretary's Critical Information Requirements (CIRs).
  • Participates in and supports the Crisis Action Process and leads Crisis Action Teams. Manages the NOC crisis support deployment teams.
  • Plans and leads analytical studies and evaluations to determine long-range impact of NOC capabilities and activities.
  • Representing the NOC at inter-agency and intra-departmental meetings related to varied prevention, protection, response, recovery, coordination, and other operations issues that have broad scope and impact.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
  • A pre-employment drug test is required for this position.
  • You are required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • You must complete a Financial Disclosure Statment, OGE 278.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain Top Secret security clearance.
  • One year probationary period is required, unless excepted by regulation.
  • No Relocation Authorized.


Qualifications

Resume-Based Resume: Applicants must show possession of the ECQs and any technical qualifications via resume. Your resume presented will reflect that you possess the ECQs and give a synopsis of your accomplishments. The application process used to recruit for this position is the RESUME BASED method. Although applicants cannot address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) separately, evidence of each must be clearly demonstrated in the five (5) page resume and throughout the rest of the application package (MTQ narrative ). The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME BASED method. Although applicants cannot address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) separately, evidence of each must be clearly demonstrated in the five (5) page resume and throughout the rest of the application package.
A sample 5-page executive level resume and ECQ narratives can be viewed at this link http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): the ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed as an SES; they also reinforce the concept of an "SES corporate culture." Your resume and application must demonstrate and address the ECQs and include examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize their level of responsibilities; address the scope and complexity of the programs, activities or services managed; program accomplishments; describe policy initiatives undertaken; define level of contacts; convey the sensitivity and criticality of the issues addressed; the results of actions taken. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive qualifications of each new career appointee to the SES prior to appointment.
The five ECQs are as follows:
  • ECQ 1: Leading Change - Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals and establish an organizational vision an dto implement it in a continuously changing environment.
  • ECQ 2: Leading People - Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals, and provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
  • ECQ 3: Results Driven - Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations, and make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
  • ECQ 4: Business Acumen - Ability to manage human, financial and information resources strategically.
  • ECQ 5: Building Coalitions - 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.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive core qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment.
For additional information on ECQs, please review the detailed information provided by OPM at the following link: Executive Core Qualifications .
Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): A supplemental narrative must be submitted separately addressing each MTQ listed below. No more than one (1) page per MTQ is allowed; additional informational information will not be considered. MTQs must provide specific examples that address relevant experience and accomplishments. Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following MTQs:

MTQ 1 -

Demonstrated experience leading a multi-functional staff to organize, plan, and execute Department/Agency-level situational awareness and operational coordination activities and programs at the intra-departmental and interagency levels, including experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with senior decision-makers and stakeholders across federal Departments/Agencies.

MTQ 2 -

Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with homeland security, law enforcement and/or homeland defense operations, and experience in leading crisis/incident/security event management at operational and strategic levels.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Consideration for competitive selection for this position is open to all persons within the area of consideration who meet the basic qualifications.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE - Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES.

SELECTIVE SERVICE - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify at the time of appointment that you have registered with the Selective Service, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION - This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the hiring agency directly. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants will be evaluated by a Qualifications Review Panel of senior officials. The panel will rate and rank applicants on the basis of the quality and extent of total accomplishments, experience and education. The executive panel will determine the degree to which candidates possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the mandatory technical requirements of the position and the mandatory executive core qualifications requirements. Among the factors the evaluation panel will consider in determining the applicant's relative capacity and fitness for the position are education, training, experience and demonstrated executive level qualifications. The Executive Panel will rate and rank your resume against each mandatory technical qualifications and mandatory executive core qualifications to determine the best qualified candidates.

Candidates determined to be best qualified will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration for the position.

To preview questions please https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11073398

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you will be rated "ineligible."
  • All applicants - Five (5) page ECQ-based Resume including the following:
  • Full name, mailing and email addresses, day & evening telephone numbers
  • Education information including: a. Name, city, state of colleges/universities attended, major & type of degree received b. Report only schools accredited by the accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • All work experience (paid and unpaid) including: a. Job title, duties/accomplishments, employer's name/address, start/end dates (include month, day and year), average hours worked per week, salary b. Honors, awards, special accomplishments
  • All applicants - MTQ Narrative (no more than one page per MTQ)
  • Current or former career SES members must provide your SES appointment SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), and an SF-50 showing current status or reinstatement eligibility.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed an OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of their certification.
  • Current or former Federal civilian employees, please provide a copy of your most recent SF-50 (non-award) documenting show the following: 1) Full position title; 2) appointment type; 3) occupational series; 4) pay plan, grade, and step; 5) tenure code; 6) service computation date (SCD).
  • Applicants will be prompted at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to add their required documents. Please review and follow the instructions listed to successfully submit your documents. Failure to submit the required documentation by 11:59 pm EST of the closing date will result in loss of consideration. Make sure you include the announcement number for this position. Incomplete applications will result in a loss of consideration.If you are selected for this position, you may be asked to provide additional documentation to verify your responses.
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