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Director, Office of Appraisal and Valuation Services , ES-0340-00


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Location: Denver CO

Company Name: US Department of the Interior

Occupational Category: 13-1161.00,Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

Date Posted: 2020-02-10

Valid Through: 2020-03-11

Employment Type: FULL_TIME

Description:

Lakewood, CO 4.2 2 hours ago Full-time Skills BC/BE Communication Skills Conflict Management Supervising Experience Benefits Health Insurance Duties Summary Department of the Interior structures its SES positions into categories to determine the minimum pay for each position. This is a Category 3 position. The minimum pay for this position is $170,800.00. Pay is set based on consideration of the selectee's current salary and other factors. This position is only eligible for situational tele-work only. Responsibilities The Department of the Interior: Awards more than $ 5 billion annually in financial assistance across 10 bureaus. 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 388 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. The security clearance requirement is not a prerequisite to apply for this position. The incumbent of this position, must possess the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance. This position requires pre and post employment drug screening. Veterans preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service (SES). The incumbent reports to the Deputy Assistant Secretary - Administrative Services and has responsibility for planning, organizing, and directing the overall valuation services program for the Department. Exercises overall executive leadership, coordination, and direction for the development and administration of national policy, standards, methods, and procedures for the valuation of real property and real property interests for all functions and purposes including mineral economic evaluation and mineral commodity valuations associated with real property transactions. Administers the Tribal appraisal programs operating under P.L. 93-638 Self Determination Contracts, Title 1, and Self Governance Compacts, Title IV. Duties and Responsibilities Include: Serves as the primary advisor on Department-wide valuation programs and initiatives. Provides executive advice and counsel to the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Assistant Secretary, and other high-level officials within the Department on valuation matters, and informs them of major policy and controversial or precedent setting issues. Interprets Departmental vision and objectives into procedures, policies, and objectives for appraisal and valuation programs and ensures their consistent application throughout Department. Regularly consults with the as well as the Principal Deputy Director, Associate Deputy Director and Chief Appraiser on national issues and policy questions. Monitors appraisal and valuation program execution and progress. Designs and examines internal management controls, performance metrics and benchmarks, identifies weaknesses, and recommends and implements corrective action. Leadership: Provides executive leadership and guidance for the Appraisal and Valuation Services Office (AVSO) in support of the Office of the Secretary and other client organizations and manages the performance of a team of supervisors and staff. Keeps the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administrative Services apprised of significant goals, projects and progress and raises any sensitive issue or concern promptly. Collaborates with peer executives, counterparts and appropriate staff within the Office of the Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for PMB, Bureaus, and other stakeholders to formulate and implement business goals, objectives, and strategies. Financial Management: Oversees the budget formulation, annual operating plans and ongoing financial management for the AVSO including the oversight of subordinate supervisors and staff that manage the funding resources for services provided to the Department. Ensures compliance with applicable accounting standards and principles and regulatory financial requirements. Policies and Practices: Oversees the establishment of AVSO policies, guidance and protocols to ensure compliance with the all relevant laws, regulations, Federal guidance and Department policies and guidance, and where applicable, adopts industry best-practices. Planning: Directs strategic and tactical planning for the AVSO in a manner that supports the mission, goals and objectives of the Secretary and supports customers' needs. Develops overarching goals, plans, performance standards, milestones and measures, and ensures they are met or exceeded. Customer Service: Sets high standards for customer service through performance criteria. Consistently communicates and shares reliable and timely information with customers and stakeholders and ensures feedback loops and opportunities for customer input. Travel Required Occasional travel - 1 to 5 days per month, may be required. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 00 Job family (Series) 0340 Program Management Requirements Requirements Conditions of Employment U.S. citizenship is required Participation in direct deposit is required Ability to obtain & maintain the clearance level required by the position Ability to pass pre and post employment drug screens Must hold a state certification as a general appraiser Must have a professional valuation organization designation/accreditation As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed above. The ideal candidate will have experience supervising employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing, and evaluating employees. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant. Applicants who meet all the mandatory executive and technical qualifications will be evaluated by a panel of SES members to determine the degree to which they possess each of the listed qualifications. This evaluation will determine which applicants are best qualified. Total background, including experience, education, awards, self-development, and training will be reviewed. This information will be obtained from the application package, including the required narrative statements for the technical and Executive Core Qualifications described in this vacancy. As such, your resume should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as: Directing the work of an organizational unit; Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects; Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance; and Supervising the work of employees; and exercising important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions. If your resume does not include these basic qualifications, you will not be determined qualified for this position. We recommend that your resume addressing the ECQs include examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize their level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues addressed; and the results of actions taken. Qualifications 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: 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 Must hold a state certification as a general appraiser and have a professional valuation organization designation or accreditation that includes appraisal experience requirements, training in appraisal practice approved by the Appraiser Qualifications Board, a demonstration report, and a comprehensive examination. Mandatory Technical Qualifications: 1. Demonstrated ability to manage complex organizational change and growth, including the ability to design and build an organization capable of delivering high quality, timely, and effective client service. 2. Demonstrated experience designing and examining internal management controls, developing and managing client satisfaction and service performance metrics and benchmarks, identifying weaknesses, and recommending and implementing corrective action to drive continuous improvement in client service performance and client satisfaction. Ability to monitor issues and trends in client satisfaction, to develop and implement appropriate program changes, and to identify and incorporate best practices and lessons learned into an effective client service delivery program. 3. Demonstrated knowledge of Federal laws and regulations relating to real property and real property and real property interest appraisal, valuation and acquisition management, as well as knowledge of Federal land conservation initiatives, and the ability to align work to Departmental priorities within laws, regulations and policies. 4. Demonstrated experience in all segments of the real estate industry (commercial, residential, rural, and historic real property) and ability to manage a real property valuation and acquisition program, including experience in real estate and appraising. 5. Please describe your knowledge of the Federal budget cycle, including knowledge of working capital funds. In addition, this experience must also include the management of a substantial budget at a Departmental or Enterprise wide level. 6. Demonstrated ability to successfully coordinate, interact, and cultivate strong working relationships among counterparts across a Department, or in a similarly situated organization, to achieve goals and implement programs and policies, as well as to collaboratively resolve highly sensitive and confidential issues and problems. Education There is no positive education requirement for this position. Additional information The applicant selected for this position will be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278, and the supplemental form, Confidential Statement of Employment and Financial Interest, DI-278. All forms must be filed within 30 days after the selection for this position The sensitivity level of the position requires completion of a successful background investigation of the selectee. Prior to appointment, all applicants tentatively selected for this position may be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use. Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employees in the executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you must disclose that to the Human Resources Office. How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on the information you provide. Verification of performance, suitability, and security information from reference checks will be taken into consideration when making an offer of employment. You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and reference checks. The Department of the Interior's Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selection to the appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB after selection and before appointment can occur. To preview questions please click here. Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Top Secret Drug test required Yes Required Documents Required Documents 1. REQUIRED Your resume - it must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement. Insufficient information will result in a not qualified rating. It is recommended that you include the following information: Full name, mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degrees received Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including: Job title (include series and grade if Federal job) Duties and accomplishments Employer's name and address Supervisor's name and phone number Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year) Salary Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments 2. REQUIRED A narrative statement addressing each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) and Technical Qualifications - experience (paid and unpaid), education, training, awards, and/or self-development activities as related to each. Each ECQ and each technical qualification must be addressed separately. The narrative addressing ECQ's must follow the format provided at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf (Adobe Acrobat required). Narrative statements must not exceed 2 pages for each individual technical qualification(s). However, the submission of your entire ECQ package (i.e., all five ECQ's narrative statements) may not exceed 10 pages in its totality. IF YOU EXCEED THESE LIMITS, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. OR If you are a graduate of an approved SES Candidate Development Program, you must include a copy of the OPM certification of eligibility and a narrative statement addressing only the technical qualifications. OR If you are a current or former SES member, you must submit documentation of your SES status (i.e., SF-50 appointing you into the SES) and a narrative statement addressing only the technical qualifications. This document MUST be submitted using 'Qualifications' as Document Type. 3. REQUIRED If you are a current Federal employee, a copy of a recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that indicates Federal status, grade, tenure, and type of service. Please remove your social security number and date of birth. 4. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED A copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal (from either the Federal or private sector). Please remove your social security number. 5. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Candidates are requested to complete the DI-1935, Applicant Background Survey, on a voluntary basis. Information will be used solely to review compliance with Federal law. Failure to complete this form will not affect consideration. The form can be found online at http://www.doi.gov/diversity/di1935.pdf All of the documentation listed above is required to be attached to your application, if it is applicable to your candidacy. Failure to attach any of the documentation listed above which proves your candidacy for this position will result in disqualification/non-consideration for this position. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED DOCUMENTATION: 1. A Copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal (from either the Federal or private sector). Please remove your social security number. 2. Candidates are requested to complete the DI-1935, Applicant Background Survey, on a voluntary basis. Information will be used solely to review compliance with Federal law. Failure to complete this form will not affect consideration. The form can be found online at http://www.doi.gov/diversity/di1935.pdf To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom (or right) of this screen and follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.gov and click on 'My Applications'. Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue. The following categories of applicants MUST address the Technical Qualification factors. These Categories include: Applicants who are currently serving under a SES career appointment (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50-Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES), or Applicants who are eligible for reinstatement to the SES (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50-Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES), or Applicants who are graduates of OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Programs (must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification). 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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 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. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. Duties Summary Department of the Interior structures its SES positions into categories to determine the minimum pay for each position. This is a Category 3 position. The minimum pay for this position is $170,800.00. Pay is set based on consideration of the selectee's current salary and other factors. This position is only eligible for situational tele-work only. Responsibilities The Department of the Interior: Awards more than $ 5 billion annually in financial assistance across 10 bureaus. 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 388 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. The security clearance requirement is not a prerequisite to apply for this position. The incumbent of this position, must possess the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance. This position requires pre and post employment drug screening. Veterans preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service (SES). The incumbent reports to the Deputy Assistant Secretary - Administrative Services and has responsibility for planning, organizing, and directing the overall valuation services program for the Department. Exercises overall executive leadership, coordination, and direction for the development and administration of national policy, standards, methods, and procedures for the valuation of real property and real property interests for all functions and purposes including mineral economic evaluation and mineral commodity valuations associated with real property transactions. Administers the Tribal appraisal programs operating under P.L. 93-638 Self Determination Contracts, Title 1, and Self Governance Compacts, Title IV. Duties and Responsibilities Include: Serves as the primary advisor on Department-wide valuation programs and initiatives. Provides executive advice and counsel to the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Assistant Secretary, and other high-level officials within the Department on valuation matters, and informs them of major policy and controversial or precedent setting issues. Interprets Departmental vision and objectives into procedures, policies, and objectives for appraisal and valuation programs and ensures their consistent application throughout Department. Regularly consults with the as well as the Principal Deputy Director, Associate Deputy Director and Chief Appraiser on national issues and policy questions. Monitors appraisal and valuation program execution and progress. Designs and examines internal management controls, performance metrics and benchmarks, identifies weaknesses, and recommends and implements corrective action. Leadership: Provides executive leadership and guidance for the Appraisal and Valuation Services Office (AVSO) in support of the Office of the Secretary and other client organizations and manages the performance of a team of supervisors and staff. Keeps the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administrative Services apprised of significant goals, projects and progress and raises any sensitive issue or concern promptly. Collaborates with peer executives, counterparts and appropriate staff within the Office of the Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for PMB, Bureaus, and other stakeholders to formulate and implement business goals, objectives, and strategies. Financial Management: Oversees the budget formulation, annual operating plans and ongoing financial management for the AVSO including the oversight of subordinate supervisors and staff that manage the funding resources for services provided to the Department. Ensures compliance with applicable accounting standards and principles and regulatory financial requirements. Policies and Practices: Oversees the establishment of AVSO policies, guidance and protocols to ensure compliance with the all relevant laws, regulations, Federal guidance and Department policies and guidance, and where applicable, adopts industry best-practices. Planning: Directs strategic and tactical planning for the AVSO in a manner that supports the mission, goals and objectives of the Secretary and supports customers' needs. Develops overarching goals, plans, performance standards, milestones and measures, and ensures they are met or exceeded. Customer Service: Sets high standards for customer service through performance criteria. Consistently communicates and shares reliable and timely information with customers and stakeholders and ensures feedback loops and opportunities for customer input. Travel Required Occasional travel - 1 to 5 days per month, may be required. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 00 Job family (Series) 0340 Program Management Requirements Requirements Conditions of Employment U.S. citizenship is required Participation in direct deposit is required Ability to obtain & maintain the clearance level required by the position Ability to pass pre and post employment drug screens Must hold a state certification as a general appraiser Must have a professional valuation organization designation/accreditation As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed above. The ideal candidate will have experience supervising employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing, and evaluating employees. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant. Applicants who meet all the mandatory executive and technical qualifications will be evaluated by a panel of SES members to determine the degree to which they possess each of the listed qualifications. This evaluation will determine which applicants are best qualified. Total background, including experience, education, awards, self-development, and training will be reviewed. This information will be obtained from the application package, including the required narrative statements for the technical and Executive Core Qualifications described in this vacancy. As such, your resume should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as: Directing the work of an organizational unit; Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects; Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance; and Supervising the work of employees; and exercising important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions. If your resume does not include these basic qualifications, you will not be determined qualified for this position. We recommend that your resume addressing the ECQs include examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize their level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues addressed; and the results of actions taken. Qualifications 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: 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 Must hold a state certification as a general appraiser and have a professional valuation organization designation or accreditation that includes appraisal experience requirements, training in appraisal practice approved by the Appraiser Qualifications Board, a demonstration report, and a comprehensive examination. Mandatory Technical Qualifications: 1. Demonstrated ability to manage complex organizational change and growth, including the ability to design and build an organization capable of delivering high quality, timely, and effective client service. 2. Demonstrated experience designing and examining internal management controls, developing and managing client satisfaction and service performance metrics and benchmarks, identifying weaknesses, and recommending and implementing corrective action to drive continuous improvement in client service performance and client satisfaction. Ability to monitor issues and trends in client satisfaction, to develop and implement appropriate program changes, and to identify and incorporate best practices and lessons learned into an effective client service delivery program. 3. Demonstrated knowledge of Federal laws and regulations relating to real property and real property and real property interest appraisal, valuation and acquisition management, as well as knowledge of Federal land conservation initiatives, and the ability to align work to Departmental priorities within laws, regulations and policies. 4. Demonstrated experience in all segments of the real estate industry (commercial, residential, rural, and historic real property) and ability to manage a real property valuation and acquisition program, including experience in real estate and appraising. 5. Please describe your knowledge of the Federal budget cycle, including knowledge of working capital funds. In addition, this experience must also include the management of a substantial budget at a Departmental or Enterprise wide level. 6. Demonstrated ability to successfully coordinate, interact, and cultivate strong working relationships among counterparts across a Department, or in a similarly situated organization, to achieve goals and implement programs and policies, as well as to collaboratively resolve highly sensitive and confidential issues and problems. Education There is no positive education requirement for this position. Additional information The applicant selected for this position will be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278, and the supplemental form, Confidential Statement of Employment and Financial Interest, DI-278. All forms must be filed within 30 days after the selection for this position The sensitivity level of the position requires completion of a successful background investigation of the selectee. Prior to appointment, all applicants tentatively selected for this position may be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use. Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employees in the executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you must disclose that to the Human Resources Office. How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on the information you provide. Verification of performance, suitability, and security information from reference checks will be taken into consideration when making an offer of employment. You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and reference checks. The Department of the Interior's Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selection to the appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB after selection and before appointment can occur. To preview questions please click here. Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Top Secret Drug test required Yes Required Documents Required Documents 1. REQUIRED Your resume - it must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement. Insufficient information will result in a not qualified rating. It is recommended that you include the following information: Full name, mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degrees received Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including: Job title (include series and grade if Federal job) Duties and accomplishments Employer's name and address Supervisor's name and phone number Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year) Salary Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments 2. REQUIRED A narrative statement addressing each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) and Technical Qualifications - experience (paid and unpaid), education, training, awards, and/or self-development activities as related to each. Each ECQ and each technical qualification must be addressed separately. The narrative addressing ECQ's must follow the format provided at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf (Adobe Acrobat required). Narrative statements must not exceed 2 pages for each individual technical qualification(s). However, the submission of your entire ECQ package (i.e., all five ECQ's narrative statements) may not exceed 10 pages in its totality. IF YOU EXCEED THESE LIMITS, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. OR If you are a graduate of an approved SES Candidate Development Program, you must include a copy of the OPM certification of eligibility and a narrative statement addressing only the technical qualifications. OR If you are a current or former SES member, you must submit documentation of your SES status (i.e., SF-50 appointing you into the SES) and a narrative statement addressing only the technical qualifications. This document MUST be submitted using 'Qualifications' as Document Type. 3. REQUIRED If you are a current Federal employee, a copy of a recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that indicates Federal status, grade, tenure, and type of service. Please remove your social security number and date of birth. 4. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED A copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal (from either the Federal or private sector). Please remove your social security number. 5. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Candidates are requested to complete the DI-1935, Applicant Background Survey, on a voluntary basis. Information will be used solely to review compliance with Federal law. Failure to complete this form will not affect consideration. The form can be found online at http://www.doi.gov/diversity/di1935.pdf All of the documentation listed above is required to be attached to your application, if it is applicable to your candidacy. Failure to attach any of the documentation listed above which proves your candidacy for this position will result in disqualification/non-consideration for this position. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED DOCUMENTATION: 1. A Copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal (from either the Federal or private sector). Please remove your social security number. 2. Candidates are requested to complete the DI-1935, Applicant Background Survey, on a voluntary basis. Information will be used solely to review compliance with Federal law. Failure to complete this form will not affect consideration. The form can be found online at http://www.doi.gov/diversity/di1935.pdf To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom (or right) of this screen and follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.gov and click on 'My Applications'. Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue. The following categories of applicants MUST address the Technical Qualification factors. These Categories include: Applicants who are currently serving under a SES career appointment (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50-Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES), or Applicants who are eligible for reinstatement to the SES (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50-Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES), or Applicants who are graduates of OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Programs (must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification). 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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 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. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered