Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is in the Office of Economics and Analytics (OEA or the Office), Federal Communication Commission located in Washington, DC.<br /><br />RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID.<br /><br />Salary range depends on the Commission's continued certified pay for performance system.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The Office of Economics and Analytics (OEA) works with the Chairman, Commissioners, Bureaus and Offices to ensure that economic analysis is deeply and consistently incorporated into the agency's regular operations and supports work across the FCC and throughout the decision-making process. OEA is charged with expanding and deepening the use of economic analysis in Commission policy making; continuing and enhancing the development and use of auctions; and, implementing consistent and effective agency-wide data practices and policies. OEA is the Commission's principal source for economic analysis; design and implementation of auctions; and, the use and management of data. Specifically, OEA will: (a) provide economic analysis for rulemakings, transactions, adjudications, and other Commission actions; (b) manage the FCC's auctions in support of and in coordination with FCC Bureaus and Offices; (c) develop policies and strategies to help manage the FCC's data resources and establish best practices for data use throughout the FCC, in coordination with FCC Bureaus and Offices; (d) be responsible for specific economically-relevant data collections; and, (e) conduct long-term research on ways to improve the Commission's policies and processes in each of these areas.<br /><br />The Auctions Division of OEA, in conjunction with other relevant FCC Bureaus and Offices, serves as the Commission's principal resource with regard to all auction design, implementation, and administration matters and issues. The Auctions Division is responsible for fulfilling the Commission's obligation to provide access to spectrum through a fair and transparent competitive bidding process that meets statutory objectives under section 309(j) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and related rules and regulations. These objectives include promoting the development and deployment of new technologies and services, allocating licenses among a wide variety of applicants, and promoting efficient and intensive spectrum use. The Division develops and implements legal, policy, procedural and administrative aspects of competitive bidding, including matters related to statutory authority, designated entities, diversity of ownership and competition; spectrum management, and auction incentives, and transitions of spectrum to new uses, relocation, and re-banding or re-purposing. The Division is also OEA's principal advisor on initiatives to employ market mechanisms such as the use of reverse auctions to distribute universal service support and the use of competitive bidding to assign toll free numbers. <br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 00 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Bar Membership Required</li> <li>Must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position.</li> <li>Serve a probationary period of one year, if applicable.</li> </ul> <br /><br />Note: Those applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service appointment, who are eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or who have successfully completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate development Program approved by OPM, need not submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications However those applicants must address the following Mandatory Technical Competencies.<br /><br /><strong>NOTE: MANDATORY TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: All candidates must submit a narrative statement addressing each of the following Technical Competencies. This is in addition to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), both must be addressed separately.</strong><br /><br /><strong>MANDATORY TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: All candidates must submit a narrative statement addressing each of the following Technical Competencies.</strong><br /><br />1. Demonstrated expert knowledge of communications law, precedents and policies related to spectrum management, and the use of competitive bidding and other market-based mechanisms to effectuate regulatory objectives such as the assignment of spectrum, transitions of spectrum to new uses, re-purposing of spectrum.<br /><br />2. Demonstrated skill in participating with senior management in establishing and implementing an Agency strategic plans and implementing strategic change, developing and advancing policy and building coalitions and identifying opportunities for collaboration, both within and outside the organization related to the use of auctions/competitive bidding by a government agency.<br /><br />3. Expert knowledge of auction theory and design to achieve public policy goals, and demonstrated skill and experience in recommending solutions or initiatives to address complex issues, supervising and evaluating staff analyses and proposals, and documenting those recommendations in decision quality deliverables.<br /><br />4.Demonstrated expert knowledge and experience directing or managing programs or projects that involve applying complex auction principles and concepts, and various auction designs and methodologies to spectrum management with important policy implications.<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Applicants must provide detailed evidence of possession of each of the Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Technical Competencies listed below to assist reviewing officials in determining the best qualified candidates to be referred to the selecting official. FAILURE TO MEET OR ADDRESS ANY ONE OF THE MANDATORY TECHNICAL OR EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATION STANDARDS WILL ELIMINATE A CANDIDATE FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.<br /><br />The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below: Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication; Integrity/Honesty; Written Communication; Continual Learning; and Public Service Motivation. These Fundamental Competencies are cross-cutting and should be addressed over the course of your ECQ narratives. For more information, refer to the OPM Guide to Senior Executive Service (SES) Executive Core Qualifications available on-line at: OPM SES ECQ Guide . Leadership competencies associated with ECQ should be addressed in the narrative associated with the ECQ.<br /><br />ECQ 1 – Leading Change: 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.<br /><br />Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation; External Awareness; Flexibility; Resilience; Strategic Thinking; Vision<br /><br />ECQ 2 – Leading People: 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.<br /><br />Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management; Leveraging Diversity; Developing Others; Team Building<br /><br />ECQ 3 – Results Driven: 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.<br /><br />Leadership Competencies: Accountability; Customer Service; Decisiveness; Problem Solving; Technical Credibility<br /><br />ECQ 4 – Business Acumen: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.<br /><br />Leadership Competencies: Financial Management; Human Capital Management; Technology Management;<br /><br />ECQ 5 – Building Coalitions/Communication: 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.<br /><br />Leadership Competencies: Partnering; Political Savvy; Influencing/Negotiating <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />You must meet the minimum basic educational requirements for Attorney positions. Education requirements include: a professional law degree JD, LL.B., and/or LL.M. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Your application will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. A panel may be convened to determine "best qualified" candidates. The rating and ranking will be based upon consideration of the degree to which you meet the Executive Core Qualifications, and Mandatory Technical Competencies. Interviews and qualifications inquiries may be required. <br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />1) RESUME<br /><br />2) A NARRATIVE STATEMENT ADDRESSING THE EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS, (unless you are exempted), AND THE MANDATORY TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES. In your narrative statement, provide examples of qualifications and competencies that are: clear and concise; emphasize your level of responsibility and the scope and complexity of programs managed; program accomplishments with results of your actions; policy initiatives for which you were primarily responsible: and level of contacts. We recommend that you limit your narrative to two pages per Qualification and Competency.<br /><br />3) If applicable, a copy of your SF50 (if you are a current or former federal employee).<br /><br />4) If applicable, proof that you are a current career SES member, former career SES member with reinstatement eligibility, or an OPM certified graduate of an SES CDP. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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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