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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Full-time Job

4 months ago Education Washington, D.C.   156 views
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0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program



Conditions of Employment

Entrepreneurial Leadership. Demonstrate ability to lead change, lead people, and achieve results through building partnerships and coalitions. Ability to build and sustain employee confidence in an organization during a period of change. Superior oral and written communication skills in a dynamic environment where roles and responsibilities are evolving. Knowledge of management principles pertaining to large government and corporate organizations.

Education Policy and Institutions. Knowledge of the Federal, State and local roles and responsibilities in education, including the Federal statutes and regulations affecting education in our nation. Demonstrate knowledge of Federal policy processes for education and demonstrate success in advancing education reforms at the Federal, State or local level.

Education Research. Demonstrate knowledge of educational research and how to effectively apply such research. Demonstrate success in collaborating with the educational research community to obtain expert technical assistance and advice.


EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Unless you are currently under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as 'ineligible'. You should provide 2 written examples for each ECQ and your ECQs should not exceed ten (10) pages total. When uploading your ECQs, choose the Supporting Document Type called 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.

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.

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.

ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

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.

To view additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements available on the Office of Personnel Management's website please click here.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualification. You must address each technical qualification separately. You must limit your narratives to two (2) pages per technical qualification. When uploading your MTQs, choose the supporting Document Type called MTQ.

MTQ1: Demonstrated knowledge and experience in establishing goals for organizational components to assess progress towards overall mission accomplishment.

MTQ2: Demonstrated ability in improving business processes, required to effectively and efficiently meet organizational short-term and long-term goals.

MTQ3: Demonstrated knowledge and experience in coordinating policy; promoting the building and use of evidence in policy development and implementation; supporting expanded use of educational technology; managing and improving the Department’s ability to use data; and protecting student privacy.

When responding to the MTQs and ECQs, 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 ECQs and MTQs.

Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of the programs managed and program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.

Applicants who use "see resume" as a response WILL NOT receive consideration for the position.


Additional information

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE - Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES.

MOBILITY - Individuals selected for senior executive positions may be subject to reassignment across geographical, organizational, and functional lines.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill more than one vacancy.

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 for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Drug test required


Position sensitivity and risk

High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process


Required Documents

1. Resume: In addition to your written statements addressing the Executive Core Qualifications, the Mandatory Technical Qualifications, and other qualifications as applicable, submit a resume or any other written format you choose to describe your qualifications. Applicants typically provide the following information:

Full name, mailing address, and day email address and evening telephone numbers

Educational information, including the name, city and state of the colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degrees received

Information about your paid and non paid 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 (indicate if we may contact your current supervisor)
  • Starting and ending dates of employment (month/year)
  • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Requires a financial disclosure statement, OGE-278.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Clearance
Company Description
The United States Department of Education, also referred to as the ED for Education Department, is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government.