This position is in the Division of Litigation Technology and Analysis in the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection. The Division of Litigation Technology and Analysis plays a central role in the Bureau's investigation and litigation of consumer protection matters, including working with attorneys to assess investigatory and discovery needs, managing the technological tools used to conduct investigations and litigation, and evaluating and implementing emerging technologies.Learn more about this agency
The incumbent serves as an Assistant Director, working closely with the Associate Director to establish the Division's agenda and to meet the Division's goals, including developing and implementing best practices for investigations and e-discovery.
The incumbent will perform the following duties:
- Provide direct supervision to the staff in the Division, including assigning and reviewing work, evaluating performance, problem solving, providing training and career development, and identifying ways to improve work efficiency and effectiveness.
- Manage all aspects of litigation technology for BCP's law enforcement actions, including supervising the work of e-discovery and information technology specialists.
- Plan, manage, and direct the provision of litigation support services, including the processing, analysis, organization, and presentation of electronically stored information. Apply a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to identify, assess, analyze, and improve team effectiveness.
- Exercise technical oversight over contracted litigation support services and make determinations regarding the acceptability of contractor work.
- Develop standard operating procedures for litigation support work.
- Provide assistance to attorneys in negotiations with outside counsel regarding the production of electronically-stored information. Advise case teams on the specifications and/or requirements necessary for the production of data. Attend conferences held pursuant to Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure regarding the production or format of electronically stored information.
- Oversee the development and provision of specialized training to BCP attorneys and other staff on e-discovery applications and issues. Create end-user documentation, including materials that provide up-to-date information regarding the issues associated with technology-related investigations and e-discovery, and develop standard operating procedures for e-discovery.
- Oversee the evaluation of the equipment and software needed to gather evidence during investigations and litigation and ensure that all purchases are justified.
- Serve as the BCP liaison with the FTC's Office of the Chief Information Officer with respect to technological systems and issues related to litigation support.
- Maintain appropriate contacts in other government agencies and private industry to advance and share best practices in technology-related investigations and e-discovery.
- Assist the Associate Director in overseeing other law enforcement and policy support functions in the Division.
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Conditions Of Employment
- U.S. citizenship requirement must be met by the closing date of this vacancy.
- Position is subject to a background investigation.
- Males born after December 31, 1959 must register with Selective Service.
- You may serve a one-year supervisory probationary period under this appointment.
- Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply).
QualificationsTo qualify for a Supervisory Program Manager / (Assistant Director) at the GS-15 level, you must meet the following requirements:
You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: analyzing complex issues relating to e-discovery; providing legal or technical advice to attorneys and others regarding e-discovery issues and the use of litigation support technology; advising attorneys and others on the specifications necessary for the production of electronically stored information; negotiating with opposing parties regarding the submission of electronically stored information; planning, organizing and managing complex projects involving e-discovery or litigation support; using e-discovery technology on a regular and recurring basis to process, organize or identify data; participating in the review, evaluation, and selection of e-discovery technology; managing or leading a team in a litigation support or legal e-discovery environment.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference visit: VETERANS GUIDE
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see SELECTIVE SERVICE).
Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of [[INSERT WELL QUALIFIED SCORE]] or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: CAREER TRANSITION.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
All qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category.
Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies.
Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies.
Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies.
Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best-qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. Other 10-point preference eligibles and veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. View information on veterans' preference.
The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents:
- Cover Letter, optional
- College Transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
- Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
- Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
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.
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.
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.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
- To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
- Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
- After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
- You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
Agency contact information
AddressFederal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20580
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is a bipartisan federal agency with a unique dual mission to protect consumers and promote competition. For one hundred years, our collegial and consensus-driven agency has championed the interests of American consumers. We challenge anti-competitive mergers and business practices, and ensure that the market works according to consumer preferences. If you would like to become a part of an innovative, dynamic, team dedicated to advancing consumer interests while encouraging innovation and competition in our dynamic economy, then consider joining the FTC team! To learn more information about the FTC please visit https://www.ftc.gov/about-ftc.
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.
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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.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/537260200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.