Deputy Bureau Chief

Washington, D.C
Jul 17, 2019
Jul 24, 2019
Executive, Chief
Full Time


This position is located in the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.


Salary range depends on the Commission's continued certified pay for performance system.

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  • Serves as alter ego of the Bureau Chief in the discharge of his/her responsibilities and may assume full responsibility for all Bureau activities in the absence of the Bureau Chief.
  • Examines proposals for new or changed laws, rules and regulations and recommends and defends the Bureau's positions. Has oversight, management and direction over the development of Commission policy and rulemakings.
  • Assures policy recommendations are technically sufficient and in accordance with with existing disability laws and policies and that they support the Commission's goal of increase accessibility of communications services and technologies for persons with disabilities.
  • Prepares Commission decisions and actions; interprets and implements provisions of the Communications Act as they relate to subordinate Division/Office functions.
  • Provides support to the Bureau Chief by managing projects of interest to the Bureau, Commission, and/or Chairman, with particular emphasis on the development of disability policy related to telecommunications relay service and access to telecommunications equipment and services by persons with disabilities.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Bar Membership Required
  • Education-Transcripts Required
  • 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.

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 addressing each of the following Technical Competencies.
  • Experience that demonstrates an ability to analyze legal and policy implications of a wide range of communications and disability law issues.
  • Experience that demonstrates knowledge of communications services and technologies for persons with disabilities.
  • Experience which demonstrates a knowledge of directing and managing policies, programs or services to enhance the public's understanding of telecommunications matters.


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


You must meet the minimum basic educational requirements for Attorney positions. Education requirements include: a professional law degree JD, LL.B., and/or LL.M.

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents


2) A NARRATIVE STATEMENT ADDRESSING THE EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs), (unless you are exempted), AND THE MANDATORY TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES (MTCs). 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. Please note: you must address both the MTCs and ECQs.

3) If applicable, a copy of your SF50 (if you are a current or former federal employee).

4) If applicable, proof that you are a current career SES member, former career SES member with reinstatement eligibility, or an OPM certified graduate of an SES CDP.

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.

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