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    Job Title: Director, Criminal Investigation Division

    Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

    Sub Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

    Job Announcement Number: EPA-SES-2011-0029


    SALARY RANGE:

    $119,554.00 – $179,700.00 /year

    OPEN PERIOD:

    Friday, July 15, 2011 to Monday, August 15, 2011

    SERIES & GRADE:

    ES-1811-99/99

    POSITION INFORMATION:

    Full-time Permanent

    PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

    00

    DUTY LOCATIONS:

    1 vacancy(s) in one of the following locations: Washington DC Metro Area, DC

    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

    Any U.S. citizen may apply.

    JOB SUMMARY:

    Earth Day is every day at EPA! Come help us protect the environment! Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career-we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be. We consistently rank as one of the top Federal agencies in which to work, with great benefits and work flexibilities. Find yourself at EPA. See more about us here: http://www.epa.gov.

    Begin a challenging career with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The mission of the EPA is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. EPA leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts and works to develop and enforce regulations that implement environmental laws enacted by Congress.

    This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) position in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. The selected individual will serve as the Director of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID), Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics, and Training (OCEFT), located in Washington DC.

    The Criminal Investigation Division is an organization of 226-employees comprised of three separate branches: The Investigations Branch, The Operations Branch and the Training Branch.

    The Investigations Branch is responsible for oversight of all CID investigations, as well as the development of CID’s long-range investigation policies and initiatives. The Investigations Branch coordinates CID initiative and activities, as appropriate, with EPA’s civil enforcement and regulatory programs and also serves as a liaison with state, tribal and local law enforcement and regulatory representatives, as well as other Federal partners such as INTERPOL and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN) within the U.S. Department of Treasury.

    The Operations Branch provides comprehensive administrative and logistical support to CID headquarters and offices located throughout the country. The Operations Support Team develops and manages CID’s operating plan, including overseeing CID’s travel and bank card allocations. It acquires, maintains, manages and tracks, as necessary, all CID property and equipment (i.e. law enforcement vehicles, communications equipment, specialized equipment, personal property, etc.) and plans for and oversees the development and management of all CID facilities across the country.

    The Training Branch is responsible for the development and delivery of training for CID Specialist Agents and their state, local, tribal and international counterparts. The Training Branch is also responsible for the development and implementation of OCEFT’s internal program, which includes liaison and training activities conducted in concert with OECA’s and EPA’s international division/offices, as well as with external partners such as the Department of State.

    KEY REQUIREMENTS:

    • You must be a U.S. citizen.


    Duties

    Additional Duty Location Info:

    Washington DC Metro Area, DC

    1.Supervises the investigative activity in all Area and Resident offices of the Criminal Investigation Liaison under all environmental statues, including the Clean air Act, Clean Water Act, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, Toxic Substance Control Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Reprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability
    Act, as well as other statues administered by EPA, and appropriate violations of Title 18.

    2. Receives and reviews jurisdictional issues among Area Offices, approves major or sensitive operations in the Berea Offices involving accepted investigative techniques and ensures adherence to investigative procedures and priorities by all Area Offices.

    3. Responsible for the efficient operation of the Division, including adequacy of on-the-job training, assignments, and performance of personnel; oversees training programs for Special Agents, as well as certain scientific and technical training, keeps informed on all investigative and administrative matters in the respective sub-units to advise the Director, OCEFT, of pertinent information. Conducts regular evaluations of Area Offices performances, and has extensive independent authority to modify existing activities and procedures and to initiate new procedures and activities.

    3. Responsible for the development of national policy guidance on criminal investigative matters. Applies personal investigative expertise and that of the investigative staff in developing national investigative policies and procedures. In the formulation of these policies, coordinates with executive level investigative personnel in outside law enforcement agencies. These procedures will be used by Agency enforcement personnel to assure that the rights of both the Government and criminal suspects are preserved. In conjunction with EPA’s program offices, assesses compliance statistics in various media and recommends categories that should be the subject of more intense investigations for possible criminal violations.

    4. Delegates management authorities and responsibilities to subordinate supervisors as necessary and appropriates for them to supervise sand control the internal operations of their units. Represents and speaks for the Director of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training, in meetings with Regional offices, EPA Headquarters, officials, the Department of Justice and State officials in matters relating to criminal enforcement of environmental statues and regulations.

    5. Oversees and recommends approval of referral of cases from the Criminal Investigation Division to the Department of Justice for prosecution.

    6. Ensues the completion of statistical and other operational data needed to measure operational effectiveness, workload trends and personnel requirements.

    7. Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities over staff members making assignments and determining responsibilities and priorities, evaluating employee performance, recommending appropriate incentives, initiating corrective actions, assuring safety practices, keeping employees informed of management and personnel policies, counseling employees regarding their benefits, salaries, and the status of requirements of federal civil servants.

    8. Exercises continuing responsibility to effectively support the Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action Plan. Incumbent is responsible for communicating this support to subordinates and taking positive actions which will motivate and furnish opportunity to all personnel who participate in training, reassignments, details and other actions which prepare or advancement. Incumbent must be objective in appraising employees’ qualifications and performance in selection for in-hiring promotions and awards.

    9. Must be prepared to work irregular, unscheduled, overtime duty, and has responsibility for recognizing, without supervision, circumstances which require investigators to remain on duty. Must be prepared to return to duty upon being summoned, irrespective of holiday or off-tme considerations. Incumbent must be prepared to work extended shifts on duty as scheduled; all the above as specified in 5 U.S. C. 5545(b) and (c).

    10. Works closely with the National Enforcement Training Institute and the National Enforcement Investigations Center assuring effective coordination on all related investigative and operational issues and administrative matters under the direction of those organizations.

    11. Take the lead in directing and managing the program activities, staff and resources assigned and, within delegated authority, develops plans, prepares budgets, develops and establishes internal operating policies and procedures, allocates resources, assigns and evaluates work, and provides direction to subordinate staff. The Director assists in the management, selection, training, motivation, discipline, counseling and evaluation of subordinate staff, carries out Agency personnel management and Equal Employment Opportunity programs, and demonstrates sensitivity to the objectives of the Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA).

    12. Assures that Division personnel are appropriately employed, effectively and efficiently utilized, and dealt with in a fair and equitable manner. This involves acquiring staff with the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or potential through appropriate workforce planning, recruitment, and selection process, including affirmative action; working with a wide range of people who may differ in terms of economic, educational, and social background, race or national origin, sex, age, or other characteristics; delegating work among subordinate groups and individuals; establishing performance standards, appraising staff against these standards, and taking appropriate actions; assessing individual capabilities and needs and providing coaching, counseling, and career development opportunities; and dealing with employee relations matters, including resolving conflicts, attending to morale and organization climate issues, handling labor-management and EEO issues, and taking disciplinary actions.

    13. Ensures that extramural resources, both procurement (contracts) and assistance (grants, cooperative agreements, and interagency agreements) are efficiently and appropriately managed to maximum use of the Agency’s resources. Ensures that managers of these resources comply with regulatory requirements and the Agency’s policies and procedures, and that they develop competencies in their extramural resources management staff.

    14. Demonstrates leadership and commitment to management integrity as a top priority in the organization consistent with the Federal Manager’s Financial Integrity Act. Oversees the development, assessment, and improvement of management control systems to safeguard programs and achieve mission results. Takes timely corrective actions on all identified management control weaknesses. Participates as needed in the Administrator’s Senior Leadership Council and provides leadership in detecting emerging weaknesses in control systems. Supports a full disclosure policy for the organization that provides early detection of emerging control issues.


    Qualifications and Evaluations

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    You must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform. Typically we could find this experience in work within this field or a field that is closely related.

    As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, 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 Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. You will be evaluated on the following Executive Core Qualifications. Please provide a narrative not to exceed two pages per ECQ and not more than 10 pages.

    Specialized Experience for the following job series:

    1. ES-1811 series: You must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-15 grade level serving as a principal advisor to senior management on matters pertaining to law enforcement and forensics, preferably environmental-related.

    The 1811 occupational series covers positions which supervise, lead, or perform work involving planning, conducting, or managing investigations related to alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal laws. The work involves: recognizing, developing, and presenting evidence to reconstruct events, sequences, time elements, relationships, responsibilities, legal liabilities, and conflicts of interest; conducting investigations in a manner meeting legal and procedural requirements; and providing advice and assistance both in and out of court to the U.S. Attorney’s Office during investigations and prosecutions. Work in this series primarily requires knowledge of criminal investigative techniques, rules of criminal procedures and laws, and precedent court decisions concerning the admissibility of evidence, constitutional rights, search and seizure, and related issues in the conduct of investigations.

    For the 1811 series: Age Requirement

    Applicants are subject to the maximum entry age into law enforcement positions with this agency – the date immediately preceding an individual’s 37th birthday, UNLESS you are entitled to veteran’s preference (copy 4 of DD-214 is required proof). Also considered eligible will be: (A) those found to be eligible and referred to the selecting official who pass the age limit during the selection process before actual entry on duty; or (B) those individuals presently serving in or having served in a covered position.

    For the 1811 series: Training Requirement

    Selectee must successfully complete or have completed the eight week basic criminal investigator course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA, or an equivalent course. Retention in the position is subject to successful completion of the training.

    For the 1811 series: Firearm Requirement

    The position requires you to be authorized to carry a firearm. Therefore, it is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment, 18 U.S.C., Section 922(g)(9), and you will be required to verify that you have not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

    Employees are often required to carry a firearm during performance of duties and must maintain firearm proficiency.

    For the 1811 series: Medical Requirements

    Employees are required to maintain physical fitness standards set by the Agency.

    The duties of positions in this series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.

    For the 1811 series: You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

    Criminal Investigators – Special Provisions

    Medical Requirements: You must be found to be physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties.

    Age Requirements: You must be at least 21 years of age and not older than 36 at the time of appointment. In accordance with PL 100-238, this position is covered under law enforcement retirements provisions; therefore, you must be appointed before reaching your 37th birthday unless you presently serve or have previously served in a Federal civilian law enforcement retirement-covered position.

    Basic Agent Training Requirements: You must successfully complete and pass the required Basic Agent Training Program. Failure to pass the training program will result in separation from EPA.

    Law Enforcement Training: You must successfully complete the 9-week Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Basic Criminal Investigator training program and the 8-week Environmental Investigations Basic training program at Glynco, GA. You must pass the training program on the first attempt or you will be removed from this position and failure may result in separation from the Agency. You are exempt from this training if you have previously completed the program.

    You must meet qualifications to carry a firearm. Lautenberg Notice: Title 18 USC, Section 911 (g), automatically disqualifies anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from being appointed to this position. You must not have been convicted of a felony crime.

    Work Schedule: The hours are long and irregular. You must be available at all times, to include holidays. You may also be sent on extended temporary duty station assignments away from your assigned office. You may be reassigned to different duty locations throughout the U.S. based on the needs of the Agency.

    You must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a Government-owned or leased motor vehicle.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    You must provide specific examples of your education, experience, training and awards in the manner and order instructed below which are applicable to each: (A) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), (B) Technical Qualifications (TQs), and (C) Desirable Qualifications (DQs). Response to the five ECQs and TQs is mandatory. Failure to address the ECQs and the TQs will result in your application being disqualified. Addressing the DQs is optional; however, not addressing them will impact your rating. All five ECQs must be addressed in a supplemental statement of your application. Your response should be clear and concise and show a level of accomplishment and a degree of responsibility. In addition, your responses should highlight your experience, training, and achievements in conjunction with the resume that you provide. Additional information on the ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/handbook.html. Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide. You will be evaluated on the following Executive Core Qualifications: A. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) – Mandatory (Note: Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified.)

    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:

    1. Creativity and Innovation – Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting edge programs/processes.

    2. External Awareness – Understands and keeps up-to-date on local, national, and international policies and trends that affect the organization and shape stakeholders’ views; is aware of the organization’s impact on the external environment.

    3. Flexibility – Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.

    4. Resilience – Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks.

    5. Strategic Thinking – Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.

    6. Vision – Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst for organizational change. Influences others to translate vision into action.

    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:

    1. Conflict Management Encourages creative tension and differences of opinions. Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.

    2. Leveraging Diversity – Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.

    3. Developing Others – (New) Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.

    4. Team Building – Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.

    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:

    1. Accountability – Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.

    2. Customer Service – Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement.

    3. Decisiveness – Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data are limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions.

    4. Entrepreneurship – Positions the organization for future success by identifying new opportunities; builds the organization by developing or improving products or services. Takes calculated risks to accomplish organizational objectives.

    5. Problem Solving – Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.

    6. Technical Credibility – Understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.

    ECQ 4 – BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    Leadership Competencies:

    1. Financial Management – Understands the organization’s financial processes. Prepares, justifies, and administers the program budget. Oversees procurement and contracting to achieve desired results. Monitors expenditures and uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities.

    2. Human Capital Management – Builds and manages workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensures that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded; takes action to address performance problems. Manages a multi-sector workforce and a variety of work situations.

    3. Technology Management – Keeps up-to-date on technological developments. Makes effective use of technology to achieve results. Ensures access to and security of technology systems.

    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:

    1. Partnering – Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.

    2. Political Savvy – Identifies the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly.

    3. Influencing/Negotiating – Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals. Fundamental Competencies – These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications.

    Competencies:

    1. Interpersonal Skills – Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.

    2. Oral Communication – Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed.

    3. Integrity/Honesty – Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards of ethics.

    4. Written Communication – Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.

    5. Continual Learning – Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development.

    6. Public Service Motivation Shows a commitment to serve the public. Ensures that actions meet public needs; aligns organizational objectives and practices with public interests.

    B. Technical Qualifications (TQs) — Mandatory (Note: Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified.) Narrative responses to the Technical Qualifications and Desirable Qualifications should not be more than two pages for each. Please provide the Executive Core Qualifications, Technical Qualifications and Desirable Qualifications each on separate sheets of paper.

    1. Experience in planning, directing, and evaluating investigative programs and activities and dealing with enforcement of laws and regulations, policies and programs, including etensive experience with administrative and judicial processes.

    2. Experience which demonstrates the ability ot provide advice to key government officials on complex technical and investiagtive issues.

    3. Experience in dealing with, and overseeing the activities of, a multi-disciplinary staff, including programmatic and investigative functions.

    There are no Desirable Qualifications(DQs)for this position.
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    Benefits and Other Info

    BENEFITS:

    You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, with costs shared with your employer. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#FEHB.

    Life insurance coverage is provided. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#life

    Long-Term Care Insurance is offered and carries into your retirement. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#ltci

    New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#retr Y

    You will earn annual vacation leave. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#VACA

    You will earn sick leave. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#SKLV

    You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly scheduled tour of duty. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#HOLI

    Tele-work / telecommuting may be made available after you have come on board. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#TELE

    Alternative work schedule options are available.

    If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run.

    You can use Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts for expenses that are tax-deductible, but not reimbursed by any other source, including out-of-pocket expenses and non-covered benefits under their FEHB plans. More Info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#FSA

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).

    Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM), you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications questions in order to receive consideration for the position.

    Additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements is available by going to the Office of Personnel Management’s web site at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/SES_Quals_Guide_2006.pdf.

    When responding to the Mandatory Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications.

    Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. You should limit your narrative to two pages per Executive Core Qualifications, and not more than 10 pages total. Technical Mandatory and/or Desirable factors should be limited to no more than two pages for each factor.

    The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

    Must complete 1-year SES probation period, if not previously completed.

    If you are a male and hired, and if you were born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

    All Federal employees are required by P.L. 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit

    FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:

    Senior Executives are required to comply with the provisions of the Ethics in Government Act and must submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, upon assuming the position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

    TRAVEL, TRANSPORTATION AND RELOCATION: In accordance with Federal and Agency travel regulations, the candidate selected for this position will not be reimbursed for travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty to this position.

    Positive education is required for this position.

    Background and/or Security Investigation required.

    Position involves travel.


    How To Apply

    HOW TO APPLY:

    You must provide specific examples of your education, experience, training and awards in the manner and order instructed below which are applicable to each: (A) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), (B) Technical Qualifications (TQs), and (C) Desirable Qualifications (DQs). Response to the five ECQs and TQs is mandatory. Failure to address the ECQs and the TQs will result in your application being disqualified. Addressing the DQs is optional; however, not addressing them will impact your rating.

    All five ECQs must be addressed in a supplemental statement of your application. Your response should be clear and concise and show a level of accomplishment and a degree of responsibility. In addition, your responses should highlight your experience, training, and achievements in conjunction with the OF-612 or resume that you provide. Additional information on the ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/handbook.html.

    To begin the application process, click the Apply On-line button to the right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire. To be considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of this announcement.

    All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USA Jobs document portfolio feature.

    If you cannot apply on-line, contact the Human Resources Office listed to the right for assistance at least three business days prior to the closing date of this announcement. Reasonable accommodations will be provided on a case-by-case basis.

    For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application package is received, go to http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm .

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM), you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications questions in order to receive consideration for the position. Additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements is available by going to the Office of Personnel Management’s web site at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/SES_Quals_Guide_2006.pdf. When responding to the Mandatory Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. You should limit your narrative to two pages per Executive Core Qualifications, and not more than 10 pages total. Technical Mandatory and/or Desirable factors should be limited to no more than two pages apiece. The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Executive Resources Div
    Phone: 202-564-0402
    Fax: 202-564-9612
    Email: [email protected]
    Agency Information:
    Environmental Protection Agency
    1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
    OHR, Executive Resources Division, Mail Code 3606A
    Washington, DC 20460
    Fax: 202-564-9612

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Technical Qualifications (TQs)and Desirable Qualifications (DQs), and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. If your application meets the basic qualifications, it will then be forwarded to a three member Rating Panel consisting of SES career members here at EPA for further review. The Rating Panel decides which Best Qualified applicants will be forwarded to the Selecting Official to make a selection. Interviews are arranged through the Selecting Official. If your application is not forwarded to the Rating Panel, you will be notified of the outcome of your application. You may call the Executive Resources Division on 564-0402 to get the status of your application.

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