Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?
If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.
DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.
The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.
Make an impact; join DHS.
The National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) leads the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation's physical and cyber infrastructure.
Learn more about DHS and NPPD at https://www.dhs.gov/.
As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below.
Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector.
To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualifications (TQs) listed below: We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.
The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY.
Although you should not address the ECQs or TQs separately, evidence of each must be clearly reflected in your resume.
Any information in excess of 5 pages WILL NOT be considered.
A sample 5-page resume that incorporates ECQs and TQs can be viewed on this link (indexed at page 29 - 37) http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf Technical Qualification(s) - Mandatory TQ1: Knowledge of all facets of cybersecurity and communications networks, priority services technologies, interoperability solutions, and modeling and analysis tools and techniques; to include the basic disciplines which comprise communications, engineering, information systems, data processing systems, and control systems.
TQ2: Knowledge of current concepts, trends, and technical issues in next generation networks, information technology planning, information systems security, and systems acquisition, to assist in driving business and technology modernization solutions.
TQ3: Demonstrated ability to accelerate cyber and communications technological innovation through outreach engagement with public-private partnerships, academia, competitions, prototypes, and pilots to meet the evolving threat environment.
Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the Executive/Managerial Qualifications (ECQs/EMs); but a narrative statement for each of the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) is recommended.
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.
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.
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.
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
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.
Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp
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