Director of Proceedings

District of Columbia, D.C
Jan 25, 2022
Feb 02, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

As Director of the Office of Proceedings, you will:

-Provide overall management and executive leadership to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Office in support of the Board's mission.

-Advise the Chairman, other Board Members, and Board staff on legal, procedural, and transportation policy matters consistent with the Board's goals and objectives.

-Define broad objectives of the Office and initiate necessary management programs for meeting those objectives.

-Direct a staff of attorneys, paralegals, and administrative employees, and allocate resources to ensure the accomplishment of the Office's responsibilities.

-Establish internal case deadlines, prepare budgets, and motivate staff to effectively process the deadline-driven caseload.

-Oversee the intake of filings, circulation and service of decisions, and recordation of security interests.


Conditions of Employment

Conditions of Employment:

U.S. Citizenship is required.

All qualification requirements must be met by and application and resume submitted online by 11:59 p.m. EST of the closing, date (February 11th, 2022).

Your application package will not receive consideration if it lacks any of the required documents under the "Required Documents" tab below.

Probationary Period: Must complete a 1-year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.

You will be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure report, OGE-278. You will need to provide this information annually.

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. See

Background Suitability Investigation: Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation and the granting of a Federal suitability or security clearance.

If selected, you may be offered tentative employment until the background investigation has been fully adjudicated.


Minimum Qualifications: As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must clearly articulate and describe within your resume (no more than five (5) pages)evidence of progressively responsible supervisory, managerial, or professional experience which involved management of a program or organization of significant scope and complexity. Your resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate your ability to perform the duties of this position and meet the Mandatory Technical Qualification and Executive Core Qualifications listed below.

Mandatory Technical Qualification (MTQ). Below is the description of the Mandatory Technical Qualification for this position. Your resume (no more than five (5) pages) must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate you meet this technical qualification.

MTQ 1 - Demonstrates skill in providing expert legal advice and support to attorneys, organizational leadership, and staff on complex legal matters involving regulatory and administrative matters, including the preparation of draft decisions.

Executive Core Qualifications. Below are descriptions of the mandatory ECQs that are required for all SES positions. Your resume (no more than five (5) pages) must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate you meet the 5 ECQs.

ECQ 1 - Leading Change: 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. Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, and Vision.

ECQ 2 - Leading People: 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. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and Team Building.

ECQ 3 - Results Driven: 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. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, and Technical Credibility.

ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management.

ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: 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. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, and Influencing/Negotiating.

FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website .

You are strongly encouraged to review OPMs Guide to SES Qualifications for specific examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements and executive resumes.


In order to qualify for this position, applicants must possess the following education requirements.
  • A professional law degree (LL.B, J.D., LL.M.) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA);
  • Current membership in good standing of the bar of a state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia. Proof of bar membership will be required before entering on duty.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at U.S. accredited college or university. For further information visit: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications (

Additional information

Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, regardless of whether your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the STB's telework policy.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physicaldistancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. The STB will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement, upon request.

Fitness Center: STB employees, at no cost, have access to the fitness center conveniently located in the building;

A monthly transit subsidy for a portion of your commuting costs to help defray the commuting costs of employees who use mass transportation, including commuter bus, Metrorail or Metrobus, or commuter rail systems.

Veteran's preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.