This Senior Executive Service (SES) position is located in the Office of Administration and Resources Management, Office of Administration, Washington, DC. For more information on this office, visit their website:
If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.
The incumbent serves as the Director for the Office of Administration within the Office of Administration and Resources Management. The incumbent plans, organizes, directs, controls, and coordinates the Office of Administration programs including:
Acquisition and maintenance of facilities.
Property and space management.
Property and personnel security.
Environmental compliance, including recycling, pollution prevention, and sustainability initiatives.
Health and safety.
The incumbent also establishes and maintains working relationships with high level Agency management and non-federal officials.
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Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen.
You must submit resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
Pre-employment drug testing is required and random testing thereafter.
If you are selected, you must complete a 1-year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.
The Ethics in Government Act, P.L. 95-521, requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, OGE-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.
This position is designated as High Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.
You will be required to obtain and maintain a top-secret security clearance.
ES-0340 series: The work of this position is classified in the 0340 series where the qualifications include both general management skills and characteristics that are applicable to all SES positions and technical or program responsibilities specific to this position. Applicants must have substantive general experience which provides a good basic or general knowledge of the principles of organization, management and administration; and substantive specialized (operating administrative or managerial) experience in a type of work or a combination of functions directly related to this position.
All applicants must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform in this role. Typically this experience can be found in work within this field or a field that is closely related. As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications.
If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.
Position has portable work and selectee may be authorized to telework after meeting eligibility requirements if approved by the supervisor/manager.
EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information: .
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your narrative statements addressing the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs).
Your responses should be clear and concise and show a level of accomplishment and a degree of responsibility. Leadership competencies for each ECQ can be found at
A. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) - Mandatory
LEADING CHANGE. 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.
LEADING PEOPLE. 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.
ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. 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.
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. Involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. 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.
B. Technical Qualifications (TQs) - Mandatory
TQ 1 - Demonstrated experience managing the operations of a large organization engaged in facilities management, physical and personnel security, and health and safety, including a commitment to high levels of customer service, respecting and leveraging diversity, and achieving high levels of excellence in all areas, particularly financial, budget, and administrative functions.
TQ 2 - Demonstrated experience utilizing and integrating the tools and concepts of continuous process improvement and lean management systems to improve operations and processes, enable change, and garner efficiency in an organization.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Documents to be submitted online:
-- Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties section and Qualifications section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
-- A narrative statement covering each of following:
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) - Required
Limited to two pages per ECQ and not more than ten pages total.
Technical Qualifications (TQs) - Required
Limited to two pages per factor.
Your examples should emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. Additional information on the proper preparation of ECQ statements is available at
-- Senior Executive Service (SES) noncompetitive applicants: If you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM, you are not required to submit a narrative statement addressing the ECQs or TQs, but are encouraged to do so. Proof of SES noncompetitive eligibility must be submitted:
SF-50 showing your status as a:
current Career SES appointee,
former Career SES appointee with career SES reinstatement eligibility, or
current or reinstatement eligible Career SES-equivalent executive who is/was employed in a Federal government agency that has an interchange agreement with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) allowing for movement between the agencys SES-equivalent personnel system and the SES; OR
A certificate of completion from an OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP). This applies only if your ECQs have been approved by an OPM Qualifications Review Board through the SES CDP.
Additional information can be found on our website: .
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 .
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.
This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.
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