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Job Location

Washington, DC, United States

Job Description

The Department of the Interior has a multifaceted mission that combines natural resource protection, recreation, natural resource use, services to communities and individuals, and biological and earth sciences. We are seeking individuals who share a passion for our country's most valuable resources and a commitment to obtaining, training, and retaining a highly skilled and diverse workforce needed to accomplish our exciting and challenging mission.

Are you interested in joining - --An agency whose mission includes protecting and preserving America's special places, such as the Statue of Liberty, Yellowstone National Park, and the Grand Canyon? --An agency whose responsibilities touch the lives of all Americans, and contributes to the Nation's environmental quality, economic vitality, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native Americans, Alaska Natives and affiliated Islanders? The Department of the Interior: Manages one in every five acres of land in the United States. Operates more than 800 dams and irrigation facilities. Oversees water projects that irrigate lands generating 60 percent of our Nation's vegetables. Manages lands and waters that generate one-third of the Nation's domestic energy supply. Undertakes research and provides scientific information to advance our knowledge of our surroundings. Serves American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated island communities. Works with States to restore abandoned mine land sites and protects communities. Manages over 415 national park units and 542 wildlife refuges. Employs over 75,000 individuals at approximately 2,400 locations across the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories, and freely associated states who work with thousands of state, local, and public interest groups to help cities and towns address their natural resource needs.

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Posted Date: 11/20/2020

Job Requirements

We are looking for an individual with a proven track record of working with executive teams, who possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills, has an understanding of, and experience in, cultural and natural resources, has successfully managed the preservation of a park or land management area, in a large, geographically dispersed organization, and has attracted and retained a highly skilled and diverse workforce. You must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of an executive. To be considered for this position, applicants must address each of the Technical Qualifications (TQ's) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) listed below. If you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or have successfully completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SES CDP) approved by OPM, you only need to submit a narrative statement covering each of the Technical Qualifications listed below. You do not need to submit a narrative on the ECQ's. SES CDP graduates should submit a copy their CDP program certification with their package. Your narrative submittals should be clear and concise, 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. The narrative addressing ECQ's must follow the format provided at (Adobe Acrobat required) ECQ narratives are limited to ten (10) pages total; TQ's are limited to four (4) pages total. If you exceed the page limit for ECQ's and/or TQ's your application will not be considered. Technical Qualifications: 1. Ability to manage complex land management programs that typically extend and apply to an entire organization or major components of an organization. This includes strategic planning, policy and standards development, project management, public land management, human resources management, diversity recruitment, natural/cultural resource management, conservation and recreation, architecture, budget and infrastructure planning and management. 2. Knowledge of budget-related issues that affect a Federal Government agency. Executive Core Qualifications: ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: You must have demonstrated an 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: Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: You must demonstrate 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: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building 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: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This ECQ involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This ECQ 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: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating Fundamental Competencies for each ECQ: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, Public Service Motivation

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November 20, 2020
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