Supervisory Electronics Engineer (Field Director)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Aug 18, 2019
Closes
Aug 22, 2019
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Federal Communications Commission, Enforcement Bureau, Office of the Field Director.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

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Responsibilities

This position will direct and coordinate all Enforcement Bureau field operations from Headquarters. The incumbent serves as a confidential advisor to the Bureau Chief and Bureau Front Office management on all field operations and programs. The incumbent will 1) communicate with headquarters and set field priorities, including matter by matter specific prioritization; 2) liaise with federal and industry stakeholders (e.g., FAA, Coast Guard, FBI, Secret Service,NAB, APCO, LMCC); 3) supervise the Deputy Field Director, Regional Directors, Equipment Development Group (EDG) Director; 4) establish metrics, track performance, and work with field team members to improve performance; 5) monitor field team morale and ensure team is connected to headquarters management, staff, and operations; 6) work with the Regional Directors and EDG Director to establish beneficial partnerships with industry and government stakeholders; 7) ensure that the field is receiving necessary training and; 8) ensure that field obtains high quaility, modern equipment capable of detecting and resolving interference in all FCC regulated spectrum.

The incumbent directs and coordinates the Bureau field operations and programs. The incumbent prepares, justifies, and presents to the Bureau Chief and Deputy Bureau Chief, budget and hiring requests for the field offices and assists in defending these requests within the Commission. Reviews the Bureau's field organization, assignment of functions, etc., and implements changes to strengthen operations. The incumbent plans, directs, coordinates, and implements the field's educational and training program to assure that a high degree of proficiency is maintained by subordinate staff.

The incumbent directs and coordinates field investigative programs, and provides direction and guidance to field supervisors and technical staff regarding policy interpretation, priorities, and work load assumptions. Provides supervision and control to supervisors in the Enforcement Bureau's field operations. Controls total resources for the Enforcement Bureau's field operations, including travel funds, compensation, supplies, equipment and personnel.

The position serves as the Bureau's representative and point of contact for inter-agency committees and meeting on field enforcement activities. The position acts as a top expert concerning the Commission's policies and procedures and is tasked with evaluating technical policy issues concerning telecommunications standards, national initiatives, and researching emerging technologies and the impact these may have on current regulations, goals, objectives, and enforcement capabilities. Serves as a senior representative of the Commission at conferences, meetings, and working groups where plans and policies involving technical and policy-related issues, responsibilities, and functions are developed. As an agency spokesperson, the incumbent is an active participant in high level conferences and meetings concerning the telecommunications industry at large, radio communications technology, and national security. Collaborates with key government officials of other federal agencies to identify problem areas in the implementation of new telecommunications agreements and protocols in various regulated radio services, resolving issues and conflicts of a multi-jurisdictional nature.

Travel Required

25% or less - Occasional travel to conduct outreach or perform on-site inspections of Enforcement Bureau field office facilities.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Education-Transcripts Required.
  • US Citizenship.
  • Top Secret Clearance Required. Drug Testing 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.

Please note your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the vacancy questions. Your resume is an integral part of the process for determining if you meet the basic qualifications of the position and determining if you are to be among the best qualified.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience includes the following:
  • overseeing, directing, supervising or managing a subordinate staff;
  • performing complex engineering analysis and studies;
  • interacting with a diverse set of individuals;
  • interpreting, explaining and defending enforcement policies, rules, and regulations; and
  • managing complex technical communications programs.


  • PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education

    Degree Professional Engineering. To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf

    If you are qualifying based on positive education, please provide a copy of your college transcript. The transcript may be unofficial or photocopy at time of application, but MUST provide the original if selected.

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to receive credit towards qualifications. Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

    All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment.

    Additional information

    EEO Policy Statement

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement

    Veterans Information

    Legal and Regulatory Guidance

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    All applicants will be rated on the extent and quality of experience and education relevant to the duties of the position. The FCC determines the BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES based on the major job related competencies and evaluation of your knowledge, skills, and abilities reflected in your application and supporting documents using the CATEGORY RATING PROCESS. All eligible applicants under Delegated Examining (DEU) will be placed in one of the following three categories:

    1. Highly Qualified (Score 90-100) - the applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of major job related competencies and possession of all evaluation criteria;
    2. Fully Qualified (Score 80-89) - the applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of major job related competencies and possession of the evaluation criteria; and
    3. Minimally Qualified (Score of 70-79)- the applicants possessing only the specialized experience described in the vacancy announcement.

    An automated score is administered based on the on-line application process used. Eligible applicants will receive a numerical rating based on their responses to the job specific questions for this position.

    Application of Veterans Preference: The category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three" but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have compensable service-connected disability at least 10 percent MUST be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.

    A selecting official may make selection from the highest quality category ("HIGHLY QUALIFIED") provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in the same category.

    Applicants under Merit Promotion will be considered in accordance with the agency's merit promotion plan and union agreement.

    There are several parts to the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application including:

    1. the core questions
    2. the vacancy questions
    3. supplemental documentation (e.g., DD-214, SF-50, SF-15, transcripts), if applicable; and
    4. your resume.

    Applicants will be rated ineligible, if they do not respond to job specific questions, provide supplemental documents and submit resume. For more information, please click on Rating Process.

    You will be evaluated for this position on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs):
    • Knowledge of electronic engineering principles and methodologies and techniques.
    • Knowledge of investigative policies and programs
    • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing to individuals of various levels of authority.
    • Ability to provide supervisory advice and guidance.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    ***Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. Some positions require supplemental document(s). All required supporting documents MUST be received in the FCC'S Human Resources Office by midnight U.S. Eastern Time of the closing date of the announcement, as specified in this announcement. If you do not submit a required document (e.g. transcripts, etc.) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration. Additionally, you may not receive the special consideration, e.g. Vet's Preference, for which you may be eligible without the appropriate supporting documentation. Once you apply to this vacancy you will be prompted by the system to either upload the documents or print fax coversheets to fax the documents. The fax number will be listed on this sheet. If faxing, supplemental document(s) required should be faxed separately on the fax coversheet provided. Once faxed, you should receive an email confirmation within an hour. If you do not receive an email confirmation, your fax has not been successfully received and you should fax again. If you are unable to fax the required documentation, contact the Human Resources Office at 202-418-0130 prior to 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.***

    Hardcopy Supplement Documents Required:

    1. When the area of consideration is "Government-Wide" or "All U.S. Citizens." current Federal employees, including those eligible for noncompetitive transfer or reassignment, must provide a legible hardcopy of Personnel Action, SF-50, that verifies your status and highest permanently held grade along with your most recent annual performance appraisal.

    2. If applying for consideration under a non-competitive appointment such as Schedule A, Excepted Service, all documentation establishing your eligibility must be provided.

    3. Veterans MUST submit form DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," or an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

    4. College Transcripts (For Positive Education Required positions and if qualifying based on education and or experience and education.), if applicable.

    Required Documentation for CTAP and ICTAP eligibles:

    1. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or other official documentation, which shows that you were declared displaced or surplus while serving as a career or career conditional competitive service employee, in tenure group 1 or 2, OR are a current or former Executive Branch agency employee in the excepted service serving on an appointment without time limit, at grade levels GS-15 or equivalent and below, and who has been conferred noncompetitive appointment eligibility and special selection priority by statute for positions in the competitive service.

    2. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or other official documentation which shows the position you may be or are being separated from has the same or higher promotion potential as that of the vacancy.

    Additionally for CTAP eligibles:

    A copy of your Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice;

    A notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area;

    A Certificate of Expected Separation; your agency's certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).

    Additionally for ICTAP eligibles:

    A copy of your RIF separation notice, a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area;

    An OPM notice that your disability annuity has been (or will be) terminated;

    Certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or

    Certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for a disability retirement and will receive the special OPM annuity.

    A copy of a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or equivalent (not required if you are an ICTAP eligible due to compensable injury or disability retirement).

    For more information on CTAP and ICTAP download a copy of The Employee's Guide to Career Transition at http://archive.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.pdf

    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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