Deputy Director

Washington D.C.
Jun 19, 2018
Jun 19, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Selectee will serve a one-year probationary period.
  • OPM Candidate Development Program (CDP) graduates and current Career SES members need only to address the Professional/Technical qualifications and need not respond to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).
  • You will be paid by direct deposit to a financial organization
  • Security Requirement: Critical Sensitive. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
  • Veterans' preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service.
  • The selectee will be required to complete the Executive Financial Disclosure in accordance with Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
  • This is a sensitive or national security position. If selected, this position requires the completion of the SF-86.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a combination of senior level managerial and supervisory leadership traits, referred to as Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), as well as specific occupational qualifications, referred to as Professional and Technical Qualifications (PTQs). Applicants must also possess substantial subject matter knowledge and senior level experience to perform the duties of this position. To perform the duties described above is normally demonstrated with years of experience at the federal government GS-15 grade level or equivalent that clearly exhibits the ability to manage people and resources.

    To be qualified, applicants must possess the Executive Core Qualifications for the Senior Executive Service and the Professional/Technical Qualifications required for the position.


    The applicant must file a separate narrative response for each ECQ. In responding to each ECQ statement, please structure your responses in terms of a specific problem or goal (CHALLENGE); the environment in which you worked to tackle the problem or goal (CONTEXT); the specific actions taken (ACTION); and the outcome from such actions (RESULTS). Please provide at least two (2) examples for each area, where practical. The total response to all ECQs MUST NOT EXCEED 10 PAGES. For additional information on ECQ's beyond the information provided in this document, go to website

    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 & 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.

    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, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating.


    The applicant is encouraged to file a separate narrative response for each PTQ and cite examples in support of their response.

    Essential (Mandatory)

    PTQ 1: Expert knowledge of and executive experience in national or international broadcasting operations, programming principles and practices, and the principles and practices of journalism.

    PTQ 2: Comprehensive knowledge of the mission, strategy, and structures of Federally-funded international broadcasting.

    PTQ 3: Wide range of professional relationships across, and established experience working within, the U.S. foreign policy, national security, and public diplomacy interagency, as well as with other international broadcasters.

    PTQ 4: Expert knowledge of and experience in international affairs and the foreign policy objectives of the United States and related issues with regard to international broadcasting programming, including a sound understanding of international broadcasting and its impact on foreign policy.

    PTQ 5: In-depth knowledge of issues facing the Agency and its elements and the goals, strategies, polities, and priorities of the CEO.

    PTQ 6: Experience in successfully representing organizations at the executive level in a variety of situations, e.g., with government agencies, international organizations, and before Congress.

    If successful applicant is a current Federal employee, he or she must be willing to enter the Senior Executive Service. If the successful applicant is an Agency Foreign Service employee, he/she will be retained on their Foreign Service appointment.

    PLEASE NOTE: Current career senior executives, Qualification Review Board (QRB) certified graduates of an SES candidate development program, and individual with SES reinstatement eligibility may be considered non-competitively for appointment to this position if they meet the mandatory professional/technical qualification requirements. Proof of noncompetitive eligibility is required (SF-50 or QRB certification).

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of the quality and extent of their accomplishments, experience and education. An Executive Resources Board (ERB) will evaluate the resume, the Executive Core Qualifications statement, and the Technical Qualifications statement for each candidate to determine the best qualified candidates who will be referred to the selecting official.

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