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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 834831
General Counsel, ES-905
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1. I understand that I must address both the Eligibility Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) in narrative form in order to be considered for the position. I further understand that failure to provide the necessary supporting documentation will result in my being rated "Ineligible" or "Non Qualified" for this position.
The applicant must file a separate narrative response for each ECQ. In responding to each ECQ statement, please structure your responses in terms of a specific problem or goal (CHALLENGE); the environment in which you worked to tackle the problem or goal (CONTEXT); the specific actions taken (ACTION); and the outcome from such actions (RESULTS). Please provide at least two (2) examples for each area, where practical. The total response to all ECQs MUST NOT EXCEED 10 PAGES. For additional information on ECQ’s beyond the information provided in this document, go to website http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.
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. Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision.
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. 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. Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility.
ECQ 4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management.
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, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating.
The applicant is required to file a separate narrative response for each Professional/Technical Qualification (PTQ) and cite examples in support of their response in order to fully demonstrate how his or her experience and education meets the essential and mandatory requirements of the position.
PTQ 1: Graduation from an American Bar Association accredited law school and current possession of an active bar membership in good standing which permits the practice of law in the United States.
PTQ 2: Experience in a senior legal position in an organization with demonstrated proficiency in analyzing complex and novel legal problems and formulating solutions by application of sound and thorough legal analysis.
PTQ 3: Expert research and writing skills to ensure that written opinions have sound precedent value and can withstand scrutiny by opposing interests.
PTQ 4: Demonstrated ability to think broadly and strategically, including the ability to translate long term goals and objectives into short term tactical plans and operational activities.
PTQ 5: Knowledge of comprehensive and relevant Federal laws and court decisions, Comptroller General Decisions, and similar policies and procedures related to a broad range of administrative functions such as contracting, personnel, and security, as well as radio, television and digital media communications.
PTQ #6: Broad knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of journalism and mass communications.
PTQ #7: Demonstrated ability to provide legal advice and opinions at the executive level, including experience in conveying complex legal information in an easily understood way to a Board of Directors whose knowledge base of the subject in question may be limited in scope.
The applicant is required to file a separate narrative response for the Desirable PTQ and cite examples in support of their response in order to fully demonstrate how his or her experience and education meets the essential and mandatory requirements of the position.
Comprehensive knowledge of the mission, function, goals, organizational structure, and operations of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and its entities.