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Announcement Number:
DEU-PSHS-2020-008
Hiring Agency:
Federal Communications Commission
Position Title:
Supervisory Emergency Management Specialist
Open Period:
03/30/2020 - 04/13/2020

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 0301BB 15
Salary:
USD $142,701 - USD $170,800
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
GS-15
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Washington, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
Yes
For More Info:
Dionne Butler
202-418-0141
Dionne.Butler@fcc.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Individuals with disabilities
• Competitive service
• Excepted service
• Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
• Land & base management
• Military spouses
• Native Americans
• National Guard & reserves
• Family of overseas employees
• Peace Corps & AmeriCorps VISTA
• Open to the public
• Special authorities
• Veterans
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
DELEGATED EXAMINING (DE) - ALL U.S. CITIZENS and MERIT PROMOTION (MP). Individuals who typically apply for positions under other authorities may also apply under DE (e.g. VRA, Schedule A, Peace Corps, Students, Recent Graduates, Military Spouses, National Guard, Indian Preference, Land Management, Family of Overseas Employees, Excepted Service). MP candidates include Federal Employees, Agency Employees, VEOA, ICTAP, etc. Indicate how you wish to be considered.
Security Clearance Required:
Sensitive Compartmented Information
Appointment Type
Permanent
Marketing Statement:
The FCC is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia,  and U.S. possessions.
Summary:


This position is located in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Operations and Emergency Management Division (OEMD).


Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Supervisory Position:
Yes
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

The incumbent will serve as the Deputy Division Chief for the Operations and Emergency Management Division (OEMD) responsible for policy, regulatory, and administrative matters related to national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) communications, homeland security, information collection requirements (e.g. network outage reports), continuity of operations, intelligence regarding threats to communications infrastructure, and defense activities. The Deputy Division Chief determines resource requirements for the Division, develops plans for Division objectives, identifies actions that can be taken to improve efficiency and economy of operations, establish priorities, and provides advice on matters having public safety implications or significant impact on the Division's activities. The Deputy Division Chief has a primary responsibility for budget development and financial analysis of the Division's initiatives. The Deputy Division Chief evaluates progress of the Division on an ongoing basis through discussion with subordinates, reviews of reports and presentations, and takes action to redefine goals, reallocate resources, or otherwise expedite activities. Deputy Division Chief provides advice and analysis to Division and Bureau leadership on the financial and economic implications and repercussions of regulations and helps develop innovative policy options that achieve the goals of the Commission. Deputy Division Chief participates in conferences relating to national and homeland security issues, participates on panels and makes speeches as an expert on all matters within the purview of the Division, and serves on various government and industry committees. The Deputy Division Chief also serves as a primary point of contact for Division with national security officials, defense officials, cybersecurity officials, public safety officials, industry associations, and other governmental entities.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
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.
Key Requirements:
  • Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation.
  • Must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position.
  • Drug Testing Required.  Security Clearance Required.  
  • US Citizenship.
  • Serve a probationary period of one year, if applicable.
  • Education Requirements:
    Evaluations:
    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 (answered when you apply for this vacancy). To view the vacancy questions please visit our website at FCCJobs and click on Search Public Jobs Now' and view the announcement as well as the vacancy questions;

    3.  supplemental documentation (e.g., DD-214, SF-50, SF-15, transcripts), if applicable; and

    4.  your resume or C.V.;

    Applicants will be rated ineligible, if they do not respond to job specific questions 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 planning, directing, and managing activities related to national security and emergency preparedness.
    • Ability to communicate orally on issues related to national security and public safety.
    • Ability to develop and implement policies and regulations related to national security and public safety.
    • Skill and demonstrated experience in supervising or leading a subordinate staff.
    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:



    1. Experience implementing the full range of emergency management regulations, policies, Presidential Directives, and programs, including, but not limited to Continuity of Government, Continuity of Operations, ESF-2 and the National Response Framework;

    2. Demonstrated experience designing and/or conducting national-level emergency planning, preparedness, and response and recovery capabilities and exercises at a Federal, State, or local level including the development of tools and systems that measure the effectiveness and improvement of the programs;

    3. Providing expert advice and guidance on national security/emergency preparedness communications issues;

    4. Supervising or leading a subordinate staff; and

    5. Experience in conducting financial analysis.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    Agency Benefits:

    The FCC offers a wide range of employee benefits, including:

    Health Insurance
    Life Insurance
    Dental & Vision Insurance
    Flexible Spending Accounts
    Long-Term Care Insurance
    Holidays and Leave
    Retirement
    Thrift Savings Plan
    Transit Benefit
    Alternative Work Schedule
    Telecommuting

    Other Information:
    EEO Policy StatementReasonable Accommodation Policy StatementVeterans InformationLegal and Regulatory Guidance

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    To apply to this announcement go to the website: https://fcc.usajobs.gov

    Your application, including resume, all supplemental documents, registration information and answers to job specific questions must be received no later than midnight U.S. Eastern time of the closing date. For more information on applying federal jobs, please check this webpage
    https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Main_Page

    If applying online poses a hardship, please contact the Federal Communications Commission's Human Resources Office at (202) 418-0130 during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time) prior to the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

    Qualified applicants may be further reviewed and rated by Subject Matter Experts to determine the validity of on-line question.

    The Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) are programs designed to afford selection priority to well-qualified Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.

    To be eligible for consideration under CTAP, you must be a current FCC employee who has received an official notice stating that your position is no longer needed, or that you will be separated by reduction in force (RIF).

    To be eligible for consideration under ICTAP, you must be one of the following:

    Be a displaced Federal employee and have a current duty station within the local commuting area of this vacancy. You must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation such as a RIF separation notice, a letter from OPM or your agency documenting your priority consideration status with your application package.

    The following categories of candidates are considered displaced Employees:
    •    Current or former career or career-conditional (tenure group I or II) competitive service employees who: 1. Received a specific RIF separation notice; or 2. Separated because of a compensable injury, whose compensation has been terminated, and whose former agency certifies that it is unable to place; or 3. Retired with a disability and whose disability annuity has been or is being terminated; or 4.  Upon receipt of a RIF separation notice retired on the effective date of the RIF and submits a Standard Form 50 that indicates "Retirement in lieu of RIF", or 5. Retired under the discontinued service retirement option, or 6. Was separated because he/she declined a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area.
    •    Former Military Reserve or National Guard Technicians who are receiving a special Office of Personnel Management (OPM) disability retirement annuity under section 337 (h) or 8456 of title 5 United States Code.
    •    Be applying for a position at or below the grade level of the position from which you have been separated.  The position must not have a greater promotion potential than the position from which you were separated.
    •    Have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or equivalent. This must be submitted with your application package. (This requirement does not apply to candidates who are eligible due to compensable injury or disability retirement.
    •    Occupy or be displaced from a position in the same local commuting area of the position for which you are requesting priority consideration.


    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

    Next Steps:

    Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications to determine your ranking.  The best-qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome.