BEP Treasury-wide Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 17, 2021
Closes
Sep 23, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

We strongly encourage applicants to read the entire announcement before submitting their applications. All SESCDP candidates will need to be available for training and travel in the Washington, D.C. area and other areas that may be identified throughout the United States. Candidates must be mobile to participate in developmental assignments that may be identified throughout the United States.

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Responsibilities

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to request certification of your executive core qualifications (ECQs) from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Certified candidates may then be non-competitively placed in SES positions for which they qualify. Entry into SES is based on OPM certification and availability of vacant executive positions in the Federal government. Successful program participation, in all segments, is required; however, it does not guarantee certification or placement into an SES position.

DURATION: The SESCDP is an intensive leadership development program which last approximately 12-24 months. Candidates in the SESCDP must complete the following program requirements:
    Executive Development (XD) Program : XD is the training phase of the SESCDP. XD supports development of ECQs and will develop individuals who possess the necessary competencies to successfully provide executive leadership in a multi-functional and matrix environment. Competency-Based Assessment : A 360-degree assessment defines developmental goals to address individual ECQ development needed to ensure full proficiency. Individual Developmental Activities (IDAs) : Additional activities identified by the candidate and their mentor to enhance the candidate's strengths and weaknesses identified in the 360-degree assessment results. Two Treasury Executive Institute sessions : Developmental programs aligned with one or more ECQs that focus on equipping and transforming federal leaders for greater impact in an interagency setting. Mentor : Current and retired executives assist candidates in further clarifying their developmental objectives and identifying IDAs. Candidates will meet frequently with mentor to review progress on their Executive Development Plan (EDP) and overall program progression. EDP : An EDP is prepared by each candidate, in collaboration with the mentor, and in some cases the supervisor of their developmental assignment. The EDP is used to identify, track, and document completion of competency-based needs of the candidates. The mentor must concur with EDP activities. Interagency Learning : Eighty hours of formal learning inclusive of individuals from other agencies. Developmental Assignments : Candidates will participate in a developmental assignment for 120 to 180 days. Assignments must be outside the candidate's position of record and substantially different from a current or past assignment. Responsibilities and duties for the assignment must be at the executive-level. Developmental assignments may be performed at the candidate's home agency or another Federal agency.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required throughout the duration of the program.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00 - * This is an executive developmental program, with no promotion potential. Candidates will remain in their official position of record and current grade level.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  • Current/former Federal employees on a career/career conditional appointment

  • Applicants selected from within the BEP serving in career or career-type appointments will retain their equivalent grade, pay, and continue to encumber their official position of record while completing the program and will remain employees of their current organization.

    Applicants selected from outside the BEP who are currently serving in career or career-type appointments will participate in the program and will retain their equivalent grade and pay, while remaining an employee at their home agency. A Memorandum of Understanding and a Non-Disclosure Agreement must be approved prior to participation in the SESCDP. The applicant's home agency will continue to pay their salary/benefits and is responsible for the costs associated with the program.

    Mobility or willingness to move, is required and a factor that organizations seek in senior leaders due to the geographic dispersion of the workforce. Applicants should anticipate formal training that may require travel for an extended period of time, as well as a developmental assignment that may require mobility to another geographical area within the United States. Applicants must sign a mobility agreement in commitment to geographic and other availability for developmental assignments throughout the country during the program. Failure to sign a mobility agreement will disqualify applicants from further consideration.

    Applicants are required to submit an endorsement form. The endorsement form must be signed by the applicant's Head of Office/Deputy or equivalent (i.e., head/deputy head of organization, CEO, COO). The endorsement form is not used to determine best qualified applicants.

    *See "Conditions of Employment" section for further Requirements*

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    To be minimally qualified for this program, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14/15 level in the Federal government.

    Specialized Experience:

    Specialized experience would include one year of substantive leadership at the GS-14/15 or equivalent level with supervisory experiences. Supervisory experience includes planning, directing, and evaluating the work of subordinate employees and/or managers. You should be able to demonstrate in your resume, significant achievements, increasing levels of responsibility as a manager and a solid record of successful professional performance in one of the specialty areas below:
      • Information Technology - Expert knowledge of information technology project management, operations, technology management and related industry practices and emerging trends necessary to support customer focused business support. Includes gauging the business need for systems and interacting at a high level to obtain those needs through the development of business requirements. Data Privacy and Security - Experience in design, development, and implementation of data privacy and security of sensitive information in a broad range of business processes and data storage formats including both paper and electronic files. Includes gauging the business need for privacy and security to ensure appropriate procedures are in place and followed to demonstrate adherence to privacy and security policy. Financial Management and Accounting - Experience in managing administrative programs/services such as Contracting/Procurement, Accounting/Finance, and/or Internal Controls; and ensuring the integrity of financial operations and systems. Organizational Support - Experience in support organizations including, but not limited to Procurement, Human Capital Management, Facilities Management, Budget, Research and Strategic Planning. Organizational Knowledge - Knowledge of functions, processes, interrelationships, and dependencies among operating divisions of a large organization; understanding of tax and compliance implications of various programs and policies in sufficient depth to provide advice and make sound decisions. Stakeholder Relations and Education - Experience planning and conducting outreach programs and establishing relationships with strategic business partners to provide tax-related education and services to stakeholders and customers. Compliance - Knowledge of compliance programs, including pre-and post-filing activities, in sufficient depth to promote voluntary compliance and ensure fair and equitable compliance activity. Quality Management - Experience driving the development of people, processes, and technologies of an organization's Quality Management System and improving product quality. Manufacturing Operations - Knowledge of complex manufacturing operations to include experience with press operations, quality assurance, implementation of efficiencies, and product acceptance and release procedures. Additionally, experience analyzing and evaluating complex manufacturing related issues, calculating risks, and recommending practical solutions.

    In addition, applicants must have knowledge, experience and/or accomplishments in the five ECQs as defined below which are the leadership criteria defined by OPM to certify candidates for SES positions. Accomplishments in the five ECQs also demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of leadership skills. We strongly recommend that your ECQ narrative include examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs, activities, or services managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; sensitivity and criticality of issues addressed; and results achieved.

      • 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. 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. 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. Business Acumen - The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. 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.
    ***The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate on your resume, dates of employment by month/year and number of hours worked per week.

    Education

    Additional information

    The program promotes the development of a Government-wide corporate SES culture through exposure to ideas and concepts across Government. Candidates examine best practices of other Federal and state agencies, as well as those of the private sector to develop tools and insights to improve business results, customer service and employee satisfaction.

    Preference eligible as defined in USC 2108(3) does not include applicants for, or members of, the SES.

    Continued Service Agreement (CSA):
    Candidates are required to sign a CSA prior to the start of their program. Candidates agree to serve in the Federal government for a period equivalent to at least three times the length of time served in the program. For example, if a participant remains in SESCDP for a period of one year, four months, they will be required to serve for a period of four years. Since the SESCDP is a one to two-year program, this agreement period will be for no less than three calendar years but not-to-exceed six calendar years. Candidates who voluntarily leave Government service before completing the terms of the agreement will be required to repay the cost of training and related travel expenses, excluding salary or other compensation. However, the amount of the reimbursement will be reduced on a pro-rated basis for the percentage of completion of the obligated service period. For example, if the cost of training is $3,000 and participant completes two-thirds of the obligated service period, they will reimburse their agency $1,000. This does not preclude a candidate from pursuing a promotion or reassignment opportunities within the Federal Government during the program. CSAs will be terminated if candidates are demoted or separated for reasons such as unacceptable performance or conduct; receive a performance rating lower than "Fully Successful"; or otherwise, fail to fulfill the terms of their CSA. In such cases, candidates must repay the full cost of the SESCDP training. If an applicant is selected outside the IRS, their home agency is responsible for implementing the CSA as repayment for training would be paid to their home agency.

    Developmental assignments are located: Nationwide

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
      • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
      • Selectees from other Federal agencies are subject to the completion and verification of an interagency detail visitor access request.
      • Subject to a pre-selection federal income tax verification.
      • Current BEP employees selected for this program are subject to employee misconduct checks.
      • If the selectee is from another Federal agency, the candidate's home agency will continue to pay the candidate's benefits and salary. The selectee's home agency is also responsible for tuition and travel costs associated with training through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and Interagency Agreement. IRS will also negotiate payment of other program-related expenses (i.e. developmental assignments) through a MOU with the candidate's home agency consistent with 5 CFR 412.302(d)(3).


    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
    Merit promotion procedures will be used to evaluate and select applicants for the SESCDP.
    The applicant selection process includes several phases.
      • Applicants meeting minimum qualification requirements and applicable leadership requirements will be eligible for consideration in this process. Applicants will be rated based on the quality and extent of their leadership experience and accomplishments. Your on-line application, responses to the on-line questions, resume, ECQ narrative and other documentation submitted will be used to evaluate your potential to master the five ECQs, which are required for successful completion of the SESCDP.
    You must address all five ECQs (generally 2 pages per ECQ, not exceeding 10-pages written in Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) format:
      • Challenge: Describe a specific problem or goal. Context: Talk about individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to tackle a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale). Action: Discuss specific actions you took to address the challenge. Result: Give specific examples of the results of your actions and the impact on the organization.

    Failure to address each ECQ will disqualify you for further consideration.

    For more information about the CCAR format, please see the Guide To Senior Executive Service Qualifications .

    Additional information on ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp
      • Applicants will be evaluated by a senior executive panel. Based on the ECQ narrative addressing the five ECQs, the application will be rated and grouped within a quality level: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. The endorsement form is not used to determine quality levels of applicants.
      • Applicants in the Best Qualified group will proceed to the interview phase and notified through career connector.
      • Applicants will be interviewed and scored by an interview panel based on the five ECQs. The interview panel will recommend applicants to the selecting official, who is the Chair, Executive Resources Board (ERB).

    The selecting official will consider the endorsement form when final selections of Best Qualified applicants are identified.
    Selectees and non-selectees will be notified.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this program.

    A complete application package will consist of:

    1. Resume (not to exceed five pages)
    All applicants are required to submit a resume. To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. Your resume should also demonstrate one of the specialty areas described in the announcement. It is suggested that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure it supports your responses to these questions. The ranking panel will only review and consider the first five pages of the resume.

    2. ECQ Narrative
    All applicants are required to submit an ECQ narrative (generally 2 pages per ECQ, not exceeding 10 pages) written in Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) format:
      • Challenge: Describe a specific problem or goal. Context: Talk about individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to tackle a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale). Action: Discuss specific actions you took to address the challenge. Result: Give specific examples of the results of your actions and the impact on the organization.
    For more information about the CCAR format, please see the Guide To Senior Executive Service Qualifications

    3. Responses to online questions

    4. Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status.
    Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held if different from your current grade. Submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

    5. *CDP Endorsement Form 15230 https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f15230.pdf
    The endorsement form must be signed by the Business Operating Division Head of Office/Deputy Head or equivalent. The endorsement form is not used to determine quality levels of applicants. The endorsement form will be reviewed by the selecting official at the time of selection. Failure to submit a signed endorsement form by the appropriate head of office will disqualify you from further consideration.

    6. *CDP Mobility Statement Form 15230-A https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f15230a.pdf
    Mobility or willingness to move, is required and is a factor that Federal agencies seek in senior leaders due to the geographic dispersion of the Federal workforce. Therefore, applicants should anticipate formal training requiring travel for an extended period, as well a developmental assignment requiring mobility to another geographic area within the United States. Applicants must uphold a commitment to geographic and other availability for positions throughout the United States during the program. Failure to sign a geographic mobility statement will disqualify you from further consideration.

    If you have questions or need additional guidance on the endorsement form, mobility form, ECQ narrative and/or resume, please contact bepinquires@fiscal.treasury.gov. We will respond to your email within 24 hours (Monday-Friday).

    Applications missing required documents or signatures will be considered incomplete and will not receive further consideration. Be sure all proper documents are uploaded and signed.

    No other documents will be accepted (i.e., transcripts, cover pages)

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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