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Pay Range:
$126,148 to $189,600 / Per Year
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Apply by: 2018-03-27 Published: 3 months ago

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise -"To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan"- by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government.

These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment.

The Executive Director leads the establishment, deployment, monitoring, governance, and oversight of enterprise-wide VA Information Security Policy Strategy, Architectures, and associated implementation plans; provides strategic and policy focus on all elements of information security, cybersecurity (CS), and CS incident management including widespread security breaches, service disruptions, cyber attacks and data thefts.

Ensures key VA information security policies, strategies, and architectures are identified, implemented and maintained.

Leads policy efforts supporting the VA CS workforce planning/recruitment/training/retaining effort/directs CS metrics, reporting, and dashboarding efforts to include OMB FISMA reporting; and serves as a catalyst for organizational CS change, making recommendations on governance structure to mitigate risks around CS gaps and translating their vision into strategic recommendations with defined steps and accountability.

This position supervises 4 direct reports and manages over 100 employees.

VA structures its SES positions into pay bands.

This is a pay band 1 position and the salary range is $126,148 to $189,600.

To meet the minimum qualifications, applicant must possess the following technical and executive core qualifications.

These qualifications would typically be gained through progressively responsible management or executive level assignments such as director of a regional office, medical facility or program manager.

An individual's total experience, education and volunteer work experience must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g.

Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative response to the following ECQs.

Your narrative must address each ECQ separately.

Additional information on ECQs is available at: Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Results model outlined in the guide.

It is recommended that you draft your ECQs in a Word document and then upload into the system.

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial and information resources strategically.

5. 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.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION (TQ)s: In addition, all applicants must submit a written narrative response to the following TQ(s).

Please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled managing a large public or private sector organization that administers complex, rules-based benefits or services, etc. It is recommended that you draft your TQ(s) in a word document and then upload into the system.

TQ1: Ability to plan, design, develop, coordinate, publish, and manage enterprise-wide cybersecurity policies and strategies to safeguard an organization's information and information technology and conduct proper information security risk management, as well as devise and implement subsequent governance, oversight, and reporting activities/mechanisms for published policies and strategies.