This position is in the Office of the Managing Director (OMD), Federal Communications Commission (FCC) located in Washington, DC.
Please note: Applicants that applied under SES-2023-010 must reapply under this new announcement to receive further consideration.
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
As Deputy Managing Director, the incumbent will:
- Serve as a principal advisor to the Managing Director on legal, policy, and financial matters of pertaining to the operation, budget, personnel and general administration of the Commission.
- Represent the Managing Director and the office in dealings with the Chairwoman, Commissioners and Commission officials as well as external agencies in both the public and private sectors.
- Participate in providing managerial leadership, direction and coordination in assigned functional areas of the Office of the Managing Director, which include Financial Operations, Administrative Operations, Human Resources, Performance and Program Management, Information Technology, Contracting and Procurement, and the Commission's Secretary.
- Determine actions that can be taken to improve efficiency, accountability, customer service and financial management of the Commission.
- Assist and participate actively in formulating and executing management and administrative policies and programs for the Commission, including such areas as management planning, program and performance evaluation; management improvement and paperwork reduction; information planning and management; organizational planning; budget preparation and execution; personnel and position management; financial management; procurement; administrative services and support; personnel and physical security.
- Review programs and procedures of the Commission and makes recommendations to the Managing Director as appropriate to administer the Communications Act more effectively in the public interest and as consistent with law.
- Assist and advise the Managing Director, Bureau and Office chiefs in assessing the management, administrative and resource implications of Commission policies and initiatives.
- Advise and submit recommendations to the Managing Director, Bureau and Office Chiefs and directly to the Chairwoman and Commissioners and the Chief of Staff regarding these matters, including revision in Commission priorities, resource and position allocations, management and administrative systems, and other related subjects.
Conditions of Employment
- Must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position.
- Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
- Serve a probationary period of one year, if applicable.
- Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation.
- US Citizenship.
- Ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
- Drug Test Required
- Bar Membership Required
- Education-Transcripts Required
Before hiring, an agency will ask you to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. The agency will also ask you to sign and certify the accuracy of all the information in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be fined or jailed. If you are a male over age 18 who was born after December 31, 1959, you must have registered with the Selective Service System (or have an exemption) to be eligible for a Federal job.
If applicable, you will be required to serve a trial period of one year.
In order for you to be employed at the FCC, there are certain Commission and Federal laws governing the financial interests of you and members of your immediate family. If selected for the position, you must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position.
Applicants must provide detailed evidence of possession of each of the Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Technical Competencies listed below to assist reviewing officials in determining the best qualified candidates to be referred to the selecting official. FAILURE TO MEET OR ADDRESS ANY ONE OF THE MANDATORY TECHNICAL OR EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATION STANDARDS WILL ELIMINATE A CANDIDATE FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below: Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication; Integrity/Honesty; Written Communication; Continual Learning; and Public Service Motivation. These Fundamental Competencies are cross-cutting and should be addressed over the course of your ECQ narratives. For more information, refer to the OPM Guide to Senior Executive Service (SES) Executive Core Qualifications available on-line at: OPM SES ECQ Guide. Leadership competencies associated with ECQ should be addressed in the narrative associated with the ECQ.
ECQ 1 - Leading Change: 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.
Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation; External Awareness; Flexibility; Resilience; Strategic Thinking; Vision
ECQ 2 - Leading People: 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.
Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management; Leveraging Diversity; Developing Others; Team Building
ECQ 3 - Results Driven: 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.
Leadership Competencies: Accountability; Customer Service; Decisiveness; Problem Solving; Technical Credibility
ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
Leadership Competencies: Financial Management; Human Capital Management; Technology Management;
ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions/Communication: 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.
Leadership Competencies: Partnering; Political Savvy; Influencing/Negotiating
NOTE: Those applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service appointment, who are eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or who have successfully completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program approved by OPM, need not submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications. However, those applicants must address the following Mandatory Technical Competencies.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: All candidates must submit a narrative statement (as reflected in your answers to the Vacancy Questions or upload as a separate document) addressing each of the following Technical Competencies.Experience that demonstrates knowledge of and skill in leading planning and program evaluation; spending and cost control management; organizational planning; budget planning preparation, execution and oversight; personnel and position management; administrative services and support; financial management; and/or oversight of contracting and acquisitions as well as their interrelationships in order to provide overall direction, develop policy, and coordinate and implement programs that accomplish strategic agency goals and objectives.
- Experience that demonstrates knowledge of and skill in leading planning and program evaluation; spending and cost control management; organizational planning; budget planning preparation, execution and oversight; personnel and position management; administrative services and support; financial management; and/or oversight of contracting and acquisitions as well as their interrelationships in order to provide overall direction, develop policy, and coordinate and implement programs that accomplish strategic agency goals and objectives.
- Experience that demonstrates the ability to provide guidance and counsel to top executive management of an organization and external or public entities, including other agencies or Congress, with respect to policy, program and management issues and compliance with the laws, guidelines, and directives that govern the agency's operations, contracts, procurement, budgetary, information technology, and/or human resources function.
- Experience that demonstrates knowledge of enterprise risk management activities (i.e., identifying risks, assessing risks, addressing risks, mitigating risks, etc.)
- Experience that demonstrates interpreting Public Laws, Executive Orders, OMB memorandums, GSA policies, or other guidance and demonstrated experience assessing the impact of Public Laws, Executive Orders, OMB memorandums. GSA policies, or other guidance on an organization’s existing operations, policies, and practices.
- Experience that demonstrates knowledge of legal and regulatory compliance requirements, internal audit procedures, and internal controls (e.g., OMB Circular No. A-123 and GAO Report GAO-14-740G) and demonstrated experience with developing compliance and reporting policies and procedures.
Applicants must meet the minimum basic educational requirements for Attorney positions. Applicants must possess a law degree (J.D. or LL.B) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member of the bar of a state, territory, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a federal court of general jurisdiction. Proof of law degree and bar membership must be submitted with the application.
A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.
The FCC offers a wide range of employee benefits, including:
Dental & Vision Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Long-Term Care Insurance
Holidays and Leave
Thrift Savings Plan
Alternative Work Schedule
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. A panel may be convened to determine "best qualified" candidates. The rating and ranking will be based upon consideration of the degree to which you meet the Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Technical Competencies. Interviews and qualifications inquiries may be required. You may preview questions for this vacancy.
Please note that Veterans' Preference does not apply to SES positions.
2) A NARRATIVE STATEMENT ADDRESSING THE EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS, (unless you are exempted), AND THE MANDATORY TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES. In your narrative statement, provide examples of qualifications and competencies that are: clear and concise; emphasize your level of responsibility and the scope and complexity of programs managed; program accomplishments with results of your actions; policy initiatives for which you were primarily responsible: and level of contacts. We recommend that you limit your narrative to two pages per Qualification and Competency.
3) Copy of SF50 indicating current federal employment or SES reinstatement eligibility.
4) Copy of Bar Membership in good standing.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from
schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
Apply on-line using the Commission's automated recruitment system in https://fcc.usajobs.gov
IN ORDER TO RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION, YOUR APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING (in addition to registration information required to utilize this web site):
A resume and a NARRATIVE STATEMENT ADDRESSING THE EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS, and the MANDATORY TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES. These documents must be received no later than midnight U.S. Eastern Standard Time of the closing date, or it will not be considered. Requests for extensions will not be granted.
Resumes should include the following information:
- Vacancy announcement number
- Full name, mailing address, and day and evening phone numbers
- Educational information, including name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degrees received including bar membership for attorney positions
- Information about your paid and nonpaid 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
- Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year)
- Indicate if we may contact your supervisor
- Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
If applying online poses a hardship, or you have any questions regarding eligible status, please contact the servicing HR Specialist as listed in the vacancy announcement.
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Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications to determine your overall ranking. The best-qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome.