- Must be a U. S. Citizen
- Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report required
- A one-year SES probationary period may be required
- This is a career position in the SES. Unless the selectee is already a member of the SES with career status or has successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program, certified by OPM, his/her Executive Core Qualifications must be approved by OPM before appointment can be effected.
- An individual’s initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a one-year probationary period.
- A selectee’s appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.
- Selected candidate must file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) prior to entry on duty in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS:
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; and identify 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 to establish an organizational vision and to 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.
For additional information on ECQs, please review the detailed information provided by OPM at the following link: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQ):
A supplemental narrative must be submitted separately addressing each MTQ below. No more than one (1) page per-MTQ is allowed; additional 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 to planning, directing, and administering a commercial power sales or marketing organization for an electrical utility or related organization. (Applicant: Describe a situation where you managed a power sales or marketing program, including establishing operational strategies, policies, and program objectives; developing power products; and formulating strategies to improve sales or utilization of products.)
MTQ 2: Ability to provide executive leadership and direction in the strategic planning and development of new power products or services based on emerging market trends, stakeholder requirements, and strategic business objectives in order to advance the operational performance of the business while also providing operational flexibilities to customers. (Applicant: Describe a time when you led the strategic planning or development of a new power product or service (e.g., bulk power, energy efficiency, residential exchange) in response to an emerging market trend, shifting compliance requirement, or evolving business and stakeholder needs. Explain the product or service, your role, and the resulting impact on the business and customer(s).)
MTQ 3: Demonstrated experience establishing and managing partnerships with a diverse set of external stakeholders (e.g., customers, or public, private, tribal, and foreign stakeholders) to plan and deliver power products and services, including developing or negotiating sales agreements, coordinating operations, or resolving policy issues or operational conflicts. (Applicant: Describe a time when you managed a relationship with an external stakeholder to develop policy or implement agreements that involved a variety of considerations such as asset management, power marketing, or energy efficiency requirements, as well as political, environmental, legal, or cost pressures.)