Executive Director (CEO) - First Responder Network Authority

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Reston, Virginia
Posted
Oct 05, 2022
Closes
Oct 12, 2022
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The FirstNet Authority oversees the buildout, deployment, and operation of FirstNet, making sure it delivers what public safety needs from a network. The FirstNet Authority also spurs innovation in public safety communications tools and capabilities, working hand-in-hand with public safety officials nationwide to ensure public safety's voice is represented in the buildout and evolution of FirstNet.

The Executive Director (CEO) will:
  • Oversee all of the day-to-day operations of the FirstNet Authority and direct a staff of highly- skilled, multi-disciplinary professional and support personnel, including the coordination of policy teams and projects. Provide periodic, accurate, and timely reporting to the FirstNet Authority Board, and implement the policies and strategies approved by the Board.
  • Operate the FirstNet Authority in conformity with general business practices, the Act, and all applicable Federal rules and regulations. Create a culture of sharing information early and often, and provide a well-balanced report of risks and issues so that board members can engage, support, and provide oversight. Operate under the requirements of NTIA and the Department of Commerce in implementing the Act.
  • Build trusting relationships with decision makers in cities, counties, states, federal agencies, and Capitol Hill to ensure the success of the FirstNet Authority's mission. Build trusting relationships with the public safety community, and create an expectation that the FirstNet Authority will be responsive to public safety needs.
  • Through the Chief Procurement Officer, oversee the management of the FirstNet Authority's contract with AT&T through which the NPSBN is deployed, maintained, and operated for public safety entities throughout the country.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • All members of the SES are subject to geographic relocation.
  • A one-year probationary period is required for new SES members.
  • Subject to pre-employment and employment random drug testing.
  • Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278 filing within 30 days is required).

OPM approval is required before appointing any current or former political appointee to a permanent position in the civil service. This includes anyone who has been a political appointee in the last five years. Applicants are advised that the Department of Commerce will request information regarding the vaccination status of applicants for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Qualifications

All candidates for SES positions with the Federal Government must demonstrate leadership experience indicative of senior executive level management capability.

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, your resume should demonstrate that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), and the Professional Technical Qualifications (PTQ's), listed below.

It is recommended that your resume emphasize levels of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, and program accomplishments and results. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the equivalent of the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state and local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet all executive and technical qualification factors will automatically exclude you from further consideration.

Executive Core Qualifications: The following are the five ECQs and their competencies. The ECQs were developed to assess executive experience and potential, not to evaluate technical experience. ECQs measure whether an individual has the broad experience needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions.

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. (Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision).

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.(Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building).

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. (Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility).

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN : This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.(Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management).

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. (Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating).

For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp Example of ECQ statements are available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf

Professional/Technical Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge and experience directly applicable to overseeing a wireless network and related operational, management, and technical policies and procedures, including technical, marketing, service mission, and related functions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the public safety community, its mission and its challenges. Proven understanding of the relationship between state and local authorities involved in public safety and the various cultural barriers. Demonstrated ability to communicate with public safety at the association, state, and local levels.

  • IF SELECTED, you will be required to complete an ECQ package by drafting narratives for each of the ECQs and be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in order to be placed in this position. If you are currently serving in a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program and your ECQs were certified by an OPM QRB, you WILL NOT need to draft the ECQs.

    Education

    This position does not have a positive education requirement.

    Additional information

    Background Investigation/Clearance: This position is designated as High-Risk, Special Sensitive (Top Secret/SCI).

    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified individuals.

    Financial Disclosure: This position is covered under the Ethics in Government Act, which requires comprehensive financial disclosures from employees. The appointee will be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278), within 30 days after his/her appointment, and then annually thereafter.

    Qualifications Approval and Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the Senior Executive Service must have their executive core qualifications approved by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

    Mobility: Individuals selected for Senior Executive Service positions may be subject to reassignment across geographical, organizational, and functional lines.

    Application materials: The materials you send with your application will not be returned.

    Veterans' preference: VETERAN'S PREFERENCE IS NOT APPLICABLE TO POSITIONS IN THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE.

    SSN: You will be required to enter your full social security number (SSN) only to initially access and create an account at the OPM USAJOBS website; however, only the last four digits will appear in your resume. Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package. Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

    Signature: Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

    False Statements: 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 subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. The Department of Commerce is an equal opportunity employer.