Deputy Associate Administrator for Spectrum Planning and Policy

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 21, 2021
Closes
Sep 28, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

NTIA, Office of Spectrum Management manages the Federal government's use of spectrum, ensuring that America's domestic & international spectrum needs are met while making efficient use of this limited resource. The ideal candidate will have knowledge & expertise in radiocommunication technology, spectrum management, and associated national/international regulatory policies to allow the identification, assessment & development of solutions to complex radio & Federal telecommunications problems.

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Responsibilities

The Deputy Associate Administrator for Spectrum Planning and Policy (DAA (SPP)) provides oversight and manages spectrum affairs and information programs, including: (1) Office of Spectrum Management (OSM) engagement on executive priority actions concerning spectrum management; (2) spectrum policy reviews, and (3) economic analyses involving spectrum value. As part of the spectrum affairs function, the DAA (SPP) also oversees spectrum advisory committees and designated groups established by NTIA. Other responsibilities include:
  • May act on the behalf of the Associate Administration (AA) in all facets of the AA's responsibilities and as his/her agent in the organization, management and operation of OSM with respect to management and development of strategic spectrum planning, and spectrum affairs and information programs.
  • Provides analysis and conclusions on Federal Communications Commission allocation and other proceeding related to spectrum matters.
  • Responsible for strategic spectrum planning, including: (1) periodic development of strategic plans for the managing the radio-frequency spectrum, (2) relocation of federal government operations to new frequency bands, and (3) advancing spectrum sharing and new spectrum management approaches.
  • Responsible for direct supervisory and the development of domestic and international outreach and training programs in support of developing countries and in support of federal agencies.
  • Provides oversight and manages spectrum affairs and information programs, including: (1) OSM engagement on executive priority actions concerning spectrum management (e.g., inquiries or tasking from the Office of Management and Budget, Government Accounting Office, or Congress), (2) spectrum policy reviews, and (3) economic analyses involving spectrum value.
  • Responsible to the AA and through him/her to the Assistant Secretary, for the coordination of the radiocommunications activities of the Executive Branch.
  • Coordinates strategic spectrum planning with federal agencies to ensure that international and domestic spectrum allocations and processes continue to meet U.S.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Position may require some travel (25% or less).

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Selectee must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Subject to pre-employment and employment random drug testing.
  • Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278 filing within 30 days is required).
  • Incumbent may be subject to geographical mobility.
  • A one-year probationary period is required for new SES appointments


This is a resume-based recruitment. Applicants are required to submit only a resume which must provide detailed evidence of how they meet the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs). The selectee is subject to Department approval. If tentatively selected as an initial career SES appointment, you will be required to submit a written narrative statement addressing all of the ECQs for OPM certification. Initial appointments to the SES must have ECQs certified by the Office of Personnel Management prior to appointment. Applicants currently serving on a career SES appointment, eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM are not required to be evaluated on the ECQs. For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf

Must be a U.S. Citizen.

OPM must authorize any employment offers made to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employees in the executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you must disclose that to the Human Resources Office.

The physical worksite for this position is in Washington, D.C. However, the Department of Commerce is currently under a maximum telework posture due to the COVID-19 pandemic; therefore, this position is currently under a 100 percent telework schedule. The position's telework schedule will likely change in the future when it moves away from its maximum telework posture. At that time, the incumbent will be expected to report to the physical work site in accordance with the updated status requirements of their supervisor. The nature and scope of future telework opportunities will be subject to the unit's telework policy, any applicable bargaining unit agreements, and supervisory approval. Non-compliance with the supervisor's telework-schedule requirement could result in adverse action, including separation.

Qualifications

To qualify, applicants must provide clear evidence of progressively responsible executive level leadership experience and office management directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Professional Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed. An individual's total experience must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position.

Applicants do not need to submit any separate narrative responses to address the ECQs or PTQs. Please remember that if experience is not stated in your resume, it will not be presumed that you possess it. Sample resumes that incorporate the ECQs and PTQs are available at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs). The following are the five ECQs and their fundamental competencies. The ECQs were developed to assess executive experience and potential, not to evaluate technical experience. ECQs measure whether an individual has the broad experience needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions. The following are the five ECQs and their fundamental competencies which are selection criteria for SES positions.

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 and 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. (Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management)
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. (Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)

PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQs):
  • Detailed knowledge and expertise in radiocommunication technology, spectrum management, and associated national and international regulatory policies of sufficient depth to allow the identification, assessment and development of solutions to complex radio and Federal telecommunications problems involving both technical and policy considerations.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct, prepare and present detailed technical policy and regulatory studies of present and future spectrum use by Federal agencies and the private sector and to apply the results in domestic and international fora.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the spectrum management process and statutory responsibilities, radiocommunication applications and limitations on the use of the spectrum, frequency assignment and coordination processes, and the growing relationship between spectrum management and economic, political, legal, national security, and foreign policy issues.


  • Education

    This position does not have an educational requirement.

    Additional information

    Background Investigation: This position requires a Top Secret/SCI security clearance and is designated as special-sensitive and requires that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish security eligibility.
    Financial Disclosure: This position is covered under the Ethics in Government Act, which requires comprehensive financial disclosures from employees. The appointee will be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278), within 30 days after his/her appointment, and then annually thereafter.
    Qualifications Approval and Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the Senior Executive Service must have their executive core qualifications approved by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
    Mobility: Individuals selected for Senior Executive Service positions may be subject to reassignment across geographical, organizational, and functional lines.
    Drug Testing: Applicants tentatively selected for employment in any position are subject to designated and/or random pre-employment and employment urinalysis. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment and/or removed from employment with the Department of Commerce.
    Application: The materials you send with your application will not be returned.
    Veterans preference and time in grade are not applicable to positions in the Senior Executive Service. Competitive status is not required.
    Pay Increases and recognition are based on performance, if applicable.
    SSN: You will be required to enter your full social security number (SSN) only to initially access and create an account at the OPM USAJOBS website. Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package. Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.
    Signature: Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.
    False Statements: If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired, you may be fired after you begin work, or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. The Department of Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    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 evaluated by an Executive Resources Board (ERB) rating panel of senior managers to determine the degree to which they possess the mandatory executive core and professional/technical qualifications. All applicants will be evaluated on the quality and extent of their total accomplishments, experience, and the Executive (if applicable) and Professional qualification requirements.

    Key steps in the evaluation process are as follows:

    1. Application completeness
    2. Basic qualification determination
    3. Rating panel assessment of your executive core qualifications and professional technical qualifications
    5. Structured interview and possible further interviews
    6. Tentative selection by the hiring organization
    7. OPM Qualification Review Board certification (as needed)

    You are not required to submit responses to the ECQs and PTQs. If you submit narrative ECQs or PTQs responses they will not be considered and will not be forwarded to the rating panel or selecting official.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness , National security

    Required Documents

    In addition to your online application, the following documents must be submitted and received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement:

    Resume - You must submit a resume to be eligible for this position. Describe the scope, quality, depth, and effectiveness of your leadership and technical experience within the context of the ECQ and PTQ requirements. Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the executive level qualifications and specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement. Insufficient information will result in a not qualified rating. It is recommended that your resume include the following information:
    • Your full name, mailing address (including zip code), email address, and day and evening telephone numbers.
    • Paid and Non-paid job-related work experience. For each job listed you are to provide: job title; duties and accomplishments; employers' name and address; supervisor's name and phone number; starting and ending dates (month and year); hours per week; salary; if a federal position, list the title, series and grade/pay band.
    • Education. Provide name, city and state of all schools attended; i.e., high school, colleges and universities, vocational, trade, business, technical. Provide dates of attendance, major, and type and year of any degrees received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
    • Other Job Related Qualifications Information. Provide training courses, special skills you possess, certificates and licenses, honors, awards, special accomplishments, etc., applicable to the position.

    Additional documents you may submit:

    1. For current Senior Executives or individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility: You are encouraged to submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your career appointment status in the SES.
    2. For current Federal employees: You are encouraged to submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your current tenure, position title, series, grade level and pay.
    3. For OPM QRB certified SES Candidate Development Program (SESCDP) Graduates: You are encouraged to submit your OPM certificate of QRB ECQ approval.

    Documents not listed above including writing samples, recommendation letters, narrative ECQ and PTQ statements, and proof of veteran status will not be considered and will not be forwarded to the rating panel or selecting official. 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.

    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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