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    Summary

    The position is located in the Office of Safety Recommendations and Communications.

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent of this position serves as the Deputy Director, Office of Safety Recommendations and Communications, at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The Deputy is responsible for promoting and shaping an effective strategic and operational planning process, implementing short-and long-term objectives, implementing and monitoring communication policy and programs, and evaluating program accomplishments and their overall effectiveness. In the absence of, or vacancy in, the position of Director, Office of Safety Recommendations and Communications, the Deputy is called upon to serve dual roles. Assists the Director in the planning and administration of the operational aspects of the Office. Directs, supervise, and monitors the work efforts of subordinates involved in program areas, and in selecting key personnel. Develops standards to measure program operations results and identify program operation weaknesses, and to improve employee supervisory and managerial capability. The Deputy will also manage an internal communications program for the agency.

    Provides advice and assists the Director in managing the NTSB Media Relations, Safety Advocacy program, Safety Recommendations, and Digital Services programs. The Deputy also plans and implements activities aimed at improving the public image of the work of the Safety Board. Represents the Office Director and Chairman in meetings with high-ranking officials to develop, comment on, and negotiate the implementation and timing of national government affairs goals and objectives. Assists in developing the Office's annual budget and Operating Plan, including the establishment of short and long-range goals and objectives for program areas. Determines long-range staffing plans. Establishes performance objectives and standards for subordinate supervisors and evaluates their performance. Monitors progress towards achieving established goals and objectives. Recommends selections for subordinate supervisory positions, hears group grievances, reviews and approves disciplinary actions involving non-supervisory subordinates, and evaluates subordinate supervision.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

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    0340 Program Management

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizen
    • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Resume and supporting documents (see "How to Apply" section)
    • Suitability for Federal employment
    • Financial Interest in transportation enterprises will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
    • Bargaining Unit Position: NO
    • Direct Deposit is required
    • Trial or probationary period may be required
    • Position has been designated as Critical -Sensitive; incumbent is required to be eligible (and maintain eligibility) for a Top Secret clearance.
    • Selectee will be required to complete and submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report, Form OGE 278e, upon entering the position and annually thereafter.
    • Ethics pre-clearance/financial disclosure statement is required.
    • Security and Background Requirements

    Qualifications

    To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the 5 Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) as indicated below. Your accomplishments should be written in a clear and concise manner, emphasizing the level of responsibility, the scope and complexity of programs manages and results of your actions. In presenting your qualifications please use the model as explained in the "OPM Guide to the Senior Executive Service Qualifications" at the link below.

    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf

    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): All applicants must submit proof that they meet all 5 ECQs. If you fail to do so, your application will be rated as 'ineligible' and you will not receive further consideration. Additional information on the ECQs is available at: OPM's Guide to the Senior Executive Service Qualifications (PDF file). You must address each ECQ under its own sub-heading. ECQ narratives must not exceed 10 pages total. For each ECQ, provide examples from the last 10 years that demonstrate the majority of the competencies for that specific ECQ.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    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.

    Mandatory Technical Qualifications

    You must provide a separate narrative statement to each of the following technical qualifications which describes fully, but concisely, how your experience supports each of the following qualifications. Each technical qualification narrative should not exceed 2 pages. Failure to address these specific qualifications in a separate narrative statement will eliminate you from consideration:

    1. Explain your experience working with internal and external entities to develop and implement communication strategies and outreach programs to promote agency/organization mission-related programs. Examples should address one or more agency-level programs and identify the goal audience and techniques used.

    2. Explain your experience that demonstrates an ability to formulate policies and implement initiatives through communications strategies in two or more of the following program areas. Your examples should include any challenges, innovative approaches, and outcomes:

    a. Programs providing a multi-disciplinary approach (e.g. support services, emergency management coordination, information dissemination) in supporting victims and their family members impacted by a large-scale disaster.
    b. Advocacy programs that clearly communicate the need for stakeholders to adopt recommended actions.
    c. Programs that establish effective relationships with elected officials, state, local and federal entities, non-governmental organizations, and industry groups, to include open and responsive information exchanges.
    d. Public affairs initiatives/programs that disseminate agency information using various media, supports media coverage for agency sponsored events, promotes accurate coverage of agency work and activities. This includes the use of digital channels and social media platforms to raise the agency profile and increase audience engagement, as well as utilizing press relations and strategic communications to further agency messaging.
    e. Develop, implement and manage an internal communications program to keep employees informed and aware of agency activities. Experience should include the use of digital signage, employee intranet sites, employee newsletters, and use of surveys to gather employee feedback.

    Education

    Additional information

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. A variety of work life amenities are offered such as alternate work schedules, telework, flextime, fitness benefits and transit benefits.
    Moving expenses associated with permanent change of station (PCS) are not authorized for this position.

    If you left Federal Employment and received a buy out and you are selected for this position, you may be required to repay the full amount of the payment.

    Multiple and subsequent vacancies may be filled from this announcement.

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .

    Telework may be authorized on a case-by-case basis.

    The National Transportation Safety Board provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the National Transportation Safety Board directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Highly qualified candidates may be interviewed and a reference check conducted. The NTSB Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results of the evaluation and make a written recommendation on the final selections to the appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by the OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, or received certification by an OPM approved Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program, your ECQs must be certified by an OPM QRB before appointment may occur.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    Based on your eligibility category, please submit the required documents listed below. Applicants that fail to submit all required documents will lose consideration.

    CATEGORY: Current/former career SES members:
    -- Resume
    -- Responses to the occupational questionnaire
    -- Narrative addressing your possession of the mandatory technical qualifications (limited to 2 pages per MTQ) Narrative Statement May be Uploaded as a Separate Document that includes your name on each page.
    -- Notice of Personnel Action (SF-50) **
    -- Most recent performance appraisal (recommended)

    ** SF-50 must document career SES status.

    CATEGORY: SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) graduates:
    -- Resume
    -- Responses to the occupational questionnaire
    -- Narrative addressing your possession of the mandatory technical qualifications (limited to 2 pages per MTQ) Narrative Statement May be Uploaded as a Separate Document that includes your name on each page.
    -- Most recent Notice of Personnel Action (SF-50)
    -- Documentation certifying your completion of an OPM-approved CDP
    -- Most recent performance appraisal (recommended)

    CATEGORY: All Other Eligible Candidates:
    -- Resume
    -- Responses to the occupational questionnaire
    -- Narrative describing your accomplishments as they relate to the five ECQs (limited to 10 pages total) Narrative Statement May be Uploaded as a Separate Document that includes your name on each page.
    -- Narrative addressing your possession of the mandatory technical qualifications (limited to 2 pages per MTQ) Narrative Statement May be Uploaded as a Separate Document that includes your name on each page.
    -- Most recent SF-50 **
    -- Most recent performance appraisal ** (recommended)


    ** Applies only to current/former Federal Government employees.

    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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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    • To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package (see the required documents section).The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/16/2019.
    • To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
    • To view or print occupational questionnaire click here https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10450782.
    • To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the More Information link under the application status for this position.
    NOTE: If you cannot apply online, please send an e-mail which includes the vacancy announcement number, position title and the reason you are not able to apply on-line to HumanResourcesDivision

    @ntsb.gov

    at least 1 business day before the closing date.

    Agency contact information

    Human Resources Division

    Address

    Office of Safety Recommendations and Communications
    490 L'Enfant Plaza East SW
    Washington, DC 20594
    US
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    NTSB: Independently Advancing Transportation Safety

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent U.S. Federal agency responsible for investigating significant accidents in the various modes of transportation-aviation, railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of each accident investigated and issues safety recommendations to prevent future accidents.

    The National Transportation Safety Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Providing this information is voluntary and has no impact on the recruitment or hiring process. This information will be used to determine if our equal employment opportunity efforts are reaching all segments of the population, consistent with Federal equal employment opportunity laws.

    Next steps

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the qualifications listed in the announcement

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/530822600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.