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Job Title:Director of Administrative Services - DEU

Agency:Federal Trade Commission

Job Announcement Number:OED-ASO-2013-0003

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year


Monday, December 17, 2012 to Friday, January 04, 2013




Competitive Service - Permanent Full Time




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map


All Qualified Candidates


OUR MISSION: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces a variety of federal antitrust and consumer protection laws.  The Commission seeks to ensure that the nation's markets function competitively and are vigorous, efficient, and free of undue restrictions.  The Commission also works to enhance the smooth operation of the marketplace by eliminating acts or practices that are unfair or deceptive. Finally, the Commission undertakes economic analysis to support its law enforcement efforts and to contribute to the policy deliberations of the Congress, the Executive Branch, other independent agencies, and state and local governments when requested.  

This position is located in the Office of the Executive Director (OED), Administrative Services Office (ASO).  The Director of ASO provides the overall direction, guidance, leadership and coordination of business operations and management programs.  The Director manages a subordinate staff of employees performing a wide variety of functions to include facilities management, space utilization, physical and personnel security, and property accountability.  Additionally, the Director will shape the goals of ASO and provide advice on alternatives to achieve FTC and OED organizational goals and priorities.  For additional information on ASO’s responsibilities:

Please note: If you would like to be considered under the Merit Promotion process, please apply to vacancy announcement number OED-ASO-2013-0004.


  • This position requires U.S. citizenship.
  • This position is not included in the bargaining unit.
  • You may be required to complete a one-year Supervisory probationary period.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.


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The FTC is looking for an individual with a high-level of experience providing vision, guidance, and support required to administer the day-to-day operations and long term needs of a space, facilities and Emergency Preparedness Program and Physical and Personnel Security Administration Program.

The incumbent:

Directs the work of ASO which includes Administrative Services, Physical and Personnel Security Administration, Facilities Management and Customer Services, which has responsibility for developing and implementing policies related to space and facilities; managing the long range planning process; formulating and executing security policies and security programs; FTC Public Transportation Benefit Program; and overseeing the FTC Emergency Preparedness and Health and Safety programs. 

Provides leadership and vision for the critical functional areas of administrative services, physical and personnel security, emergency preparedness and health and safety programs, and facilities management.

Serves as the principal advisor to the Executive Director and Deputy Directors, Bureau and Office heads and their staff on all functions related to the space, facilities and security matters.

Provides technical assistance, training and oversight in various program areas, including physical and personnel security services, resource planning, design and construction, facilities management, and emergency planning and response.

Fosters and maintains productive relationships with senior executives and staff of Bureaus and Offices.

Works with Bureaus and Offices on strategic planning, agency operations, problem resolution and development of new and innovative programs to support the ASO mission and the space, facilities, and security programs.

Serves as an expert on matters relating to space, facilities, security and emergency planning and response.

Responsible for planning and projecting budget needs for all phases of the office services for the agency. 


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Specialized Experience at the GS-15: Possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level, or its non-Federal equivalent which may be demonstrated by experience in customer service, effective teamwork and communications, procurement management, facilities management, security management and human resources management to successfully perform the duties of the position. 

Individuals applying for this announcement are required to complete and submit an online application and all supporting documentation through the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) application system, USAJOBS.


For information on how FTC determines the best qualified candidates click here.
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The Federal Trade Commission offers a comprehensive benefits package.  For details please click the link. Benefits Offered


Click here for Additional Information, information for Displaced Federal Employees, and information on Special Hiring Authorities.


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Individuals applying for this announcement are required to complete and submit an online application through the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) application system, USAJOBS.  The information you provide in USAJOBS is general information completed by all candidates. That information and your resume will become part of your application and will automatically be transferred to FT-SEE when you apply online. The submission of anything other than the below online application will result in you not being considered for this job.

If applying online poses a hardship to any applicant, please contact us.  Applicants must contact us at 202-326-2021 prior to the closing date to speak to someone who can provide assistance for online submission.  Requests for extensions will not be granted.

There are several parts of the application process that will affect your overall evaluation:
1. Your online resume (See Step 1 below).
2. Your responses to the eligibility questions.
3. Your responses to the vacancy specific self-assessment questions.
4. Submission of supporting documentation (See instructions under the "Required Documentation" section of this posting).

You have until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement to complete the following four-step application process:

STEP 1:  To apply, you must first register on USAJOBS at and have at least one resume associated with your account.  Your online resume must be built using the USAJOBS resume builder or you can upload an existing resume from your computer. You must submit a resume to be considered for this position. Once you have completed the registration process, thoroughly review this vacancy announcement and then select the "Apply Online" button and follow the instructions provided.

STEP 2:  After selecting a resume to submit with your application package, you will be taken to FT-SEE to answer questions related to your experience and vacancy specific questions.  The answers to the questions are necessary to evaluate your qualifications for the specific job to which you are applying. When completed, the information you provided through USAJOBS and the answers to the FT-SEE questions will become your application.

STEP 3: Review your resume to make certain that it supports your responses to the questions.  Once you submit your online application, you will see a screen telling you that your application has been successfully transmitted.  If you do not receive this confirmation, you have not successfully completed your application.

STEP 4: Submit Supporting Documentation, as necessary.

NOTE:  Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


To help you ensure your application fully outlines your qualifications and eligibility for this position, please submit the following documentation as appropriate.  Some of the items listed may not apply to you.


__ Announcement number, title, and grade(s) of the position

__ Full name, mailing address (including zip code) and day and evening phone numbers (with area code)

__ Statement that you are a U.S. citizen

__ Current Federal employees serving on a competitive career or career conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible must submit a copy of their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).

__Copy of DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) (only if claiming veteran's preference)

__SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference) plus the support documentation required by this form (if claiming 10-point veteran's preference)

__ Paid and non-paid work experience related to the position.  For each period of Work experience include:

___Job title
___Series/grade (if Federal employment)
___Duties and accomplishments
___Employer's name and address
___Supervisor's name and contact information
___Starting and ending dates of employment (month/day/year)
___Number of hours worked per week
___Indicate if we may contact current supervisor/employer

___Other job related information, such as training courses (title & year); skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, etc.)

___Certificates/licenses (current).  

___Honors, awards, and special accomplishments

___A Legible copy of college transcripts (if qualifying all or in part on the basis of Education for this position)

___Support documentation for eligibility for special hiring authorities, such as disability, Peace Corps service, etc.


Dekebra Arrington
Phone: 202-326-2225
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 202-326-3422
Agency Information:
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


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