Director, Office of Dissemination

Washington D.C.
Jul 03, 2017
Aug 18, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time

About the Agency

The National Weather Service (NWS) is a component of NOAA:

Our Mission: Provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.

Our Vision: A Weather-Ready Nation: Society is prepared for and responds to weather-dependent events.

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  • 25% or Greater
  • This position requires occasional travel to meetings, facility visits, etc.

  • Yes
  • Relocation (PCS) may be authorized.

  • Incumbent may be subject to geographic mobility.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Newly appointed SES members must serve a 1 year probationary period.
  • Position is subject to pre-employment background investigation.
  • Public Financial Disclosure (OGE-278 filing within 30 days is required).
  • Position is subject to random drug testing.
  • SES Executive Core Qualifications:

    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.

    NOTE: Responses to ECQs must not exceed 10 pages typed in 12-point font.

    Professional/Technical Core Qualifications (PTQ):

    PTQ 1 - Demonstrated experience in the theories, principles and practices of modern systems development and acquisition, engineering and dissemination technologies.

    PTQ 2 - Experience which demonstrates expertise in the planning, development, technical design, implementation and operation of large-scale data management, processing, data acquisition and telecommunications activities.

    PTQ 3 - Experience which demonstrates an expert knowledge of advanced computer systems, software concepts, data base management, configuration management, and management information systems.

    Note: Responses to PTQs must not exceed 2 pages per PTQ, for a total of 6 pages.

    For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at

    Example of ECQ statements are available at

    This position and/or series do not have an education requirement.

    To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must possess all of the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications and Professional/Technical Qualifications listed below and the educational requirement. These qualifications would typically be acquired through education, experience, and training which reflect progressive development and achievement in managing a comprehensive business program in a complex organization. An individual's total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position. Applicants must meet all of the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.



    This position is a Senior Executive Service (SES) position and serves as the Director of the Office of Dissemination. The Office of Dissemination mission is for the management of all NWS dissemination systems including: monitoring, maintenance, and system upgrades, consolidation, termination, and expansion. Dissemination systems include but not limited to NOAA Weather Radio, NOAA Weather Wire Service, International Services and Communication Systems, Emergency Managers Weather Information Network, NWS Telecommunications Operations Center including the Telecommunication Gateway, all NWS Web Services, and other dissemination services used to support NWS and NWS customers and partners. Specifically, the Director has full responsibility for the discharge of the following essential functions:

    • Managing dissemination capabilities across six service areas: Dissemination Infrastructure Services, Virtualized Application Services, Terrestrial and Satellite Networking Services, Warning Services, Web and Geospatial Services, and Support Services.
    • Managing integration and planning of new dissemination requirements driven technologies for both service and system performance enhancement and cost effectiveness.
    • Monitoring and reporting performance measures for dissemination systems to ensure effective and efficient operations.
    • Providing direction to the NWS offices and regions and maintaining liaison with other national and international agencies in order to operate and maintain effectively the required meteorological and hydrological data collection, dissemination, and exchange systems.
    The Director oversees, manages and directs a multitude of projects, programs, and acquisitions required to convert requirements into effective and deployment capability; specifically and including the application of formal project management frameworks, and coordination. The Director ensures that policies, procedures and backup systems are in place. The Director uses forward thinking resource planning and program execution techniques to sustain dissemination systems operational capability.

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