Executive Qualifications Statements
All applicants must submit written statements, limited to ten (10) pages maximum (narrative or bullet format acceptable), describing your accomplishments against each of the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately and are required to respond to all ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as “ineligible.” When addressing the ECQs, applicants should include one or two notable examples using the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) model:
- Challenge: Describe a specific problem or goal.
- Context: Talk about the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to tackle a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale).
- Action: Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.
- Result: Give specific examples of the results of your actions. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.