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    Career Opportunity: National Council on Disability seeking Executive Director

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    NCD will continue to accept applications until further notice.

    Vacancy Announcement: Executive Director, National Council on Disability

    Series & Grade: AD-0301-00
    Open Period: January 17, 2013 until Filled Position Information: Full-Time Excepted Service Duty Location: Washington, DC Key Requirements: You must be a US Citizen or National

    The National Council on Disability (NCD) invites qualified individuals to submit applications for consideration to be appointed as the NCD Executive Director. NCD remains committed to actively recruiting and retaining qualified people with disabilities and encourages people with disabilities to apply for the Executive Director position.

    NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. The Executive Director is responsible for overall day-to-day management of the agency and expected to serve both as a substantive leader regarding NCD’s policy work and be ultimately responsible for various executive functions required of all federal agencies. NCD’s Bylaws, Strategic Plan, and budget information are available at http://www.ncd.gov/Accountability.

    The ideal candidate for Executive Director will be an individual who is (1) deeply experienced in disability policy issues and well-positioned to become the substantive policy leader and public face of NCD, (2) knowledgeable and experienced in management of a federal agency, including all aspects of personnel management and preparation of annual budgets and written justifications to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and U.S. Congress, and (3) an effective communicator and coalition-builder who can work effectively with NCD’s stakeholders, the White House, Administration, and Congress.

    Candidates should meet the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Executive Core Qualifications, which are available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp. Your resume must demonstrate your experience, accomplishments, training, education and awards reflecting your ability to meet each of the executive core qualifications. Compensation and benefits for the Executive Director position are comparable to Level IV of the Executive Schedule.

    How to Apply:
    Inquiries and applications should be addressed to Jeff Rosen, Chairperson of the National Council on Disability, and either emailed to NCD@NCD.gov (with a subject line of ED Application) or mailed to NCD at 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20004. Applications should include (1) a cover letter summarizing an individual’s qualifications for, interest in, and vision for being NCD Executive Director, (2) a resume specifically developed to demonstrate qualification for serving as the next Executive Director, and (3) references. To ensure consideration for the position, prospective applicants are encouraged to submit their cover letters and resumes as soon as possible.

    How You Will Be Evaluated:

    Step 1: Resume Screening
    Step 2: Structured Interviews to determine Best Qualified (BQ) Candidates Step 3: Selection by the Chair, NCD.

    *Note: Interviews will begin in February and continue until the position is filled.

    Reasonable Accommodations: NCD provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, with sufficient notice. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please contact NCD@NCD.gov.

    EEO Policy Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.


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