Director of Student Privacy Policy Office

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 23, 2019
Closes
Aug 31, 2019
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Director of Student Privacy Policy Office (SPPO), located within the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, provides leadership, oversight, and coordination to ensure Department and field compliance with several Federal privacy laws and regulations, most notably Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

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Responsibilities

The Director of Student Privacy Policy Office (SPPO), serves as a subject matter expert on student privacy across the Department and collaborates with other Federal agencies and educational technology entities with roles in protecting student privacy. The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:

Provides the preparation of student privacy policy documents, including regulations, proposed legislation, technical assistance, and enforcement frameworks, to make SPPO work available and useful for the Department and external customers, including Congress, the Office of Management and Budget, Federal agencies, State and local educational agencies, international organizations, and a broad spectrum of schools, parents, and community agencies at all levels.

Provides effective management of FERPA case investigations, including leading an effort to reduce or eliminate the backlog and to ensure that all complaints are processed in a timely and effective manner. Works with the Office of General Counsel to resolve outstanding policy issues that may impede the Department's ability to investigate certain FERPA complaints.

Represents SPPO, the Assistant Secretary, and the Department with key officials at the Department of Education, other Federal agencies, Congress, State and local education agencies, officials, and professional organizations on matters relating to policies and programs related to student privacy.

Travel Required

25% or less - Occasional travel.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.
  • Requires a financial disclosure statement, OGE-278.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust security clearance.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.


Qualifications

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualification. You must address each technical qualification separately. You must limit your narratives to two (2) pages per technical qualification. When uploading your MTQs, choose the supporting Document Type called MTQ.

MTQ1: Demonstrated experience in leading efforts to develop and implement policies related to Federal student privacy laws and regulations.

MTQ 2: Demonstrated ability in resolving issues related to Federal privacy laws, including data privacy issues, and in providing recommendations related to the protection of student privacy and technical assistance.

MTQ 3: Demonstrated ability in improving business processes, required to effectively and efficiently meet organizational short-term and long-term goals.

When responding to the MTQs, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each MTQs.

Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of the programs managed and program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.

Applicants who use "see resume" as a response WILL NOT receive consideration for the position.

Education

There is not an educational requirement for this position.

Additional information

Veterans' Career Counseling: If you are a veteran interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, you may email Iwork@ed.gov to schedule a session with a career counselor ("Veterans Counseling Session" should be placed in the subject line of the email).

Student Loan Default: If selected for this position, we will verify that you have not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are found to be in default, we will contact you to make arrangements for repayment prior to making an official offer of employment.

Suitability and Investigation: If selected for this position, you will be required to complete the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and successfully complete a pre-appointment investigation/background check.

Non-Essential: This position is considered non-essential for purposes of reporting to work during federal government closures.

Financial Disclosure: This position requires financial disclosure.

Telework: This position is telework eligible.

Bargaining Unit: This position is not included in the bargaining unit.

Selections: Agencies have broad authority under law to hire from any appropriate source of eligibles and may fill a vacancy in the competitive service by any method authorized.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

1. Resume: In addition to your written statements addressing the Mandatory Technical Qualifications, and other qualifications as applicable, you must submit a resume or any other written format you choose to describe your qualifications. Applicants typically provide the following information:

Full name, mailing address, and day email address and evening telephone numbers.

Information about your paid and non paid work experience related to this position including:

Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)
  • Duties and accomplishments
  • Employer's name and address
  • Supervisor's name and phone number (indicate if we may contact your current supervisor)
  • Starting and ending dates of employment (month/year)
  • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments

2. MTQ Statements: A narrative statement specifically addressing the mandatory technical qualifications. Each MTQ statement should not exceed two (2) pages.

3. If you are claiming eligibility under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), you must submit:
  • A copy of your DD-214 that shows active service and character of discharge, member copy 4 (Separated Members only); OR
  • A certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions within 120 days from the date of application (Current Active Duty Members only); AND/OR
  • The Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) AND all documents indicated on the form as proof of type of preference.

4. If you are a current or former federal employee (including current U.S. Department of Education employees), you must also submit:
  • A Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), which demonstrates your competitive status eligibility. To verify your eligibility, we will review your SF-50 to determine your tenure (block 24) and position occupied (block 34). Examples of sufficient SF-50s include appointments, promotions, within-grade increases, and pay adjustments.

If you currently hold or previously held a federal position at or above the highest grade of this position or you have/had promotion potential at or above the highest grade of this position, you must also submit an SF-50 documenting your highest grade level held or promotion potential. Examples of sufficient SF-50s include appointments and promotions.

5. If you are claiming selection priority under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), please visit:

CTAP: http://www.ed.gov/about/jobs/open/edhires/ctap.html

ICTAP: http://www.ed.gov/about/jobs/open/edhires/ictap.html

6. If you are claiming eligibility under any Special Hiring Authority, you must submit:
  • Adequate proof of your eligibility (e.g., Documentation of noncompetitive eligibility as a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Documentation of noncompetitive eligibility for employment under Schedule A as a person with severe physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and intellectual disabilities.)


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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