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Announcement Number:
RTP-SES-2018-0017
Hiring Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Position Title:
Deputy Director, Office of Civil Enforcement
Open Period:
06/15/2018 - 07/15/2018

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
ES - 0905 00
Salary:
USD $126,148 - USD $189,600
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full-time
Promotion Potential:
ES-00
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Washington DC, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
Patricia Moore
800-433-9633
moore.patricia@epa.gov

Overview

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
U.S. Citizens
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Permanent
Marketing Statement:
Earth Day is every day at EPA!  At EPA, you can protect human health and the environment of all Americans, and you'll discover that EPA is one great place to work!  We offer great benefits and work flexibilities, and 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.  Find yourself at EPA.

For more information visit: http://www.epa.gov
Summary:

This Senior Executive Service (SES) position is located in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of Civil Enforcement, Washington, D.C.  

For more information on this office, visit their website: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-enforcement-and-compliance-assurance-oeca



If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.

Supervisory Position:
Yes
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

The Deputy Director, Office of Civil Enforcement (OCE), along with the Office Director, leads and oversees the civil enforcement program that develops, litigates, and settles administrative and civil judicial cases against serious violators of environmental laws.  OCE focuses on targeting violations that present the highest risks to human health and the environment, and taking legal action to address these problems.  Through our vigorous enforcement program, OCE seeks to return the violator to compliance, redress the harm caused by noncompliance, deter future violations, and eliminate financial incentives to noncompliance.


Specific responsibilities of the Deputy Director, working closely with the Office Director, include:



  • Assisting the Director in exercising technical and administrative direction and control over the office. 

  • Developing enforcement and compliance assurance policies; reviewing, evaluating, and recommending adjustments in Agency policies as appropriate.

  • Ensuring the integration of assigned programs with those of other organizations both within and outside of OCE.

  • Establishing partnerships with various organizations and representing the Agency with such organizations in various meetings and conferences.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

If you are selected, you must complete a 1-year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.

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

This position is designated as High Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.





 

 

Key Requirements:
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must submit resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
  • Education Requirements:
    Evaluations:

    We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your narrative statements addressing the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs).  Your responses should be clear and concise and show a level of accomplishment and a degree of responsibility. Leadership competencies for each ECQ can be found at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf 

    A. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) - Mandatory - Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified, unless you are a noncompetitive eligible applicant. 

    ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE. 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. 
    ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE. 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. 
    ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. 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. 
    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. Involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
    ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. 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.

    B. Technical Qualifications (TQs) - Mandatory - Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified, unless you are a noncompetitive eligible applicant.

    TQ1. Experience in planning, directing, and evaluating program activities as they relate to compliance with environmental laws and regulations and enforcement policies and programs, including experience with administrative and judicial enforcement processes.
    TQ2.
    Experience with Federal environmental protection laws, regulations and programs including familiarity with administrative, civil and judicial processes.

    Qualifications:
    ES-0905 series: Applicants must have a LL.B or J.D. degree from an accredited law school; must be admitted to practice before the highest court of a State, U. S. territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and must maintain active status as a member of the bar of one of these jurisdictions.  The incumbent must have significant experience in providing legal advice and counsel at EPA; other federal, state, or local agencies, or in private practice.

    All applicants 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 this experience can be found 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 Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications.


    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits URL:
    Review our Benefits
    Agency Benefits:
    Join EPA in protecting human health and the environment and enjoy many work life quality options!  Working for the EPA offers you a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, 26 days of paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  To learn more about us, visit Life and Careers at EPA.
    Other Information:
    Position has portable work and selectee may be authorized to telework after meeting eligibility requirements if approved by the supervisor/manager.

    EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information:  EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

    If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA.  Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.

    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), and (B) Technical Qualifications (TQs).  Response to the five ECQs and TQs is mandatory. Failure to address the ECQs and TQs will result in your application being disqualified.



    To begin the application process, click the Apply 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 day the announcement closes.

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

    If you cannot apply online, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed below for assistance no later than three business days prior to the closing date of this announcement.  You must provide complete application materials by the day the announcement closes.

    For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application package is received, go to EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

    Required Documents:

     Documents to be submitted online:

    -- Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties section and Qualifications section.  In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific.  We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.  

    -- A narrative statement covering each of following:



    • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) - Required - Limited to two pages per ECQ and not more than ten pages total.

    • Technical Qualifications (TQs) - Required - Limited to two pages per factor.


    Your examples should emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. Additional information on the proper preparation of ECQ statements is available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf

    -- Senior Executive Service (SES) noncompetitive applicants: If you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM, you are not required to submit a narrative statement addressing the ECQs or TQs, but are encouraged to do so.  Proof of SES noncompetitive eligibility must be submitted: 



    • SF-50 showing your status as a:

      • current Career SES appointee,

      • former Career SES appointee with career SES reinstatement eligibility, or

      • current or reinstatement eligible Career SES-equivalent executive who is/was employed in a Federal government agency that has an interchange agreement with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) allowing for movement between the agency’s SES-equivalent personnel system and the SES; OR



    • A certificate of completion from an OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP). This applies only if your ECQs have been approved by an OPM Qualifications Review Board through the SES CDP.


    Additional information can be found on our website:  EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

    Next Steps:

    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) and Technical Qualifications (TQs) 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 for further review. The Rating Panel decides which Best Qualified applicants will be forwarded to the Selecting Official. Interviews are arranged through the Selecting Official.