To be considered for this position, you must submit a written statement addressing each of the five (5) ECQs and (4) MTQs. Failure to address both the ECQs and MTQs as

set forth below will adversely affect your chances for selection. Current career SES, former Career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and OPM/QRB Candidate Development Program (CDP) certified candidates need not address the ECQs.

Mandatory Technical Qualifications:

  1. Experience with cloud-based environments and related service level agreements including use of cloud infrastucture-related components and requirement/specifications for virtual machines and hosts, security, networking, storage, and management.
  2. Demonstrated knowlege and understanding of large, enterprise-wide IT systems and their components to expand the capabilities and value that customers can realize from an optimized IT environment.
  3. Knowledge of advance network technology, computer system technology, operation characteristics and capabilities in order to manage diverse implementation efforts and advise on new developments and advanced techniques in networking technologies.
  4. Experience in leading a complex IT program that requires collaboration, partnership, and negotiation across a large geopraphically dispersed organization, or group of organizations to achieve a common objective or service resulting in a streamlined, quality operation for stakeholders and customers.
Are you a Certified Public Accountant by the cognizant authority of one of the 50 States or one of the Territories of the United States. If yes, provide a copy of your certification.

Executive Core Qualifications:

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. (Leadership Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, strategic thinking and vision).

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE - This core qualification involves 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 and 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 and technical credibility).

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN - This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Leadership competencies: financial management, human capital management and technology management).

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. (Leadership Competencies: partnering, political savvy and influencing/negotiating).

The following applicants may omit the five mandatory Executive Core Qualifications, but should address the above Mandatory Technical Qualifications factors: Those who are currently serving under Senior Executive Service (SES) career appointments or are eligible for reinstatement to the SES, and those who have successfully completed an SES candidate development program approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Reinstatement eligibles should include a copy of their Standard Form 50 (Notification of Personnel Action) documenting their career appointment to the SES. Graduates of OPM approved candidate development programs should provide proof of their OPM Qualifications Review Board certification.

Introduction:The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential - not technical expertise. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions - not whether they are the most superior candidates for a particular position. Examples of good qualifications statements and the use of the C-C-A-R model (Challenge/Context/Action/Results), the preferred method of writing your ECQs is provided in OPM's Guide to SES Qualifications: http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp

Format:For each of the five ECQs, provide at least one example of your qualifications using the four C-C-A-R elements.

1. Challenge - Describe a specific problem or goal.

2. Context - Talk about the 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.)

3. Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.

4. Results - Give specific examples of the results of your actions. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.

NOTE: Your entire ECQ submission must not be more than 10 typed pages. Type should not be smaller than 12 point. Your responses to the five ECQs must describe the context and the results of your achievements in lay terminology, free of jargon and excessive reliance on acronyms.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: Veteran's preference does not apply to the SES.


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applicants will be evaluated against the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). As a supplement to your application, please provide examples of relevant experience, training, and personal achievements, which address each of the ECQs and MTQs. The examples should be clear and concise and show levels of accomplishment and degree of responsibility. FAILURE TO ADDRESS THE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS MAY RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING DISQUALIFIED. FURTHER INFORMATION ON ADDRESSING ECQS IS PROVIDED BELOW.
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