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Job Title:  Deputy Director, Records and Filings Office-DEU
Agency:  Federal Trade Commission
Job Announcement Number:  OED-RFO-2014-0006

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$106,263.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year
Friday, April 04, 2014 to Monday, April 28, 2014
Full-Time Competitive Service - This is a permanent appointment.
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
All Qualified Candidates

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About the Agency

The incumbent serves as the Deputy Director in the Records and Filings Office, part of the
Office of the Executive Director. The Records and Filings Office (RFO) leads the agency’s
records and information management program, including policy development and training;
serves all official Commission documents; receives and processes most filings before the
Commission; processes public comments in all FTC rulemaking proceedings and other matters
that solicit public comments; supports the FTC’s mission by serving as program manager for
agency-wide electronic systems for storing and accessing agency documents, for tracking and
managing agency matters, for electronic filing of public comments, and for electronic filing of
public documents in FTC administrative litigation; formats and posts to the agency’s public web
site all filings in FTC administrative litigation and all public comments; stores and retrieves FTC
records on- and off-site; and manages the FTC’s agency-wide stenographic court reporting
contract. The transition to electronic recordkeeping is a key component of the RFO mission, in
coordination with the Chief Information Officer.

Please note: If you would like to be considered under the Merit Promotion process please apply to vacancy announcement number OED-RFO-2014-0005.


  • No


  • This position requires U.S. citizenship.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship.
  • Relocation costs will not be paid.
  • This position is not included in the bargaining unit.


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As Deputy Director, RFO, the incumbent assists the Director by managing day-to-day operations of a wide variety of records management matters and initiatives encompassing the full range of the office functions and programs. Serves as a full partner with the Director in charting the longer-range direction of the office. Works closely with the Director in developing office goals and objectives that support and align with OED and FTC strategic objectives. 

Responsible for participating fully in the staff direction/administration of a comprehensive records and information management program, legal document processing program, and other RFO programs, and in directing activities of the office by planning, establishing, and prioritizing organizational goals, monitoring progress toward meeting goals, and measuring outcomes of key initiatives and programs. 

Assists the Director in monitoring the accomplishments of RFO major initiatives. Proactively tracks the accomplishment of RFO goals and objectives. Independently follows up on staff assignments, projects, work plans, and other program initiatives to ensure required deadlines are met, action items are completed as directed, projects stay on schedule, and staff actively meets the Director’s objectives and expectations. 

As the agency records officer, the incumbent is responsible for day-to-day oversight of the agency's records and information management program, ensures the FTC has up-to-date records management directives and policies, and serves as the primary agency liaison with NARA, and other oversight agencies.  

Ensures RFO resources, including budget resources are used and applied in the most effective manner. Shares responsibility with the Director for the accountability and success of RFO programs and projects. Monitors the RFO’s progress toward organizational goals; assesses overall effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity; periodically evaluates and makes needed adjustments to goals; and administratively and technically directs and oversees the work of 8 – 10 staff in accomplishing goals and objectives, including establishing performance standards and appraising employee performance. 

Manages RFO staff and provides technical direction to contractors, assigns work to achieve efficient performance, motivates staff, recognizes achievement and counsels staff and, as needed, initiates corrective action on performance and behavioral matters. 

Coordinates and directs agency-wide projects where program and technical knowledge of records and information management, legal document processing, and RFO's other areas of responsibilityknowledge are key, prepares or oversees the preparation of significant documents for internal and external use, and oversees or collaborates on a broad range of matters in areas for which RFO is responsible, within the various FTC program areas.


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In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements above, applicants must describe 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized Experience at the GS-14: Possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level, or its non-Federal equivalent which may be demonstrated by experience in records and information management programs and/or other programs of agency-or organization-wide impact, customer service, effective teamwork and communications, procurement management, budget, and human resources management to successfully perform the duties of the position.

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 having a great wealth of experience in records and information management programs and/or other programs of agency-or ogranization-wide impact, customer service, effective teamwork and communications, procurement management, budget, and human resources management to successfully perform the duties of the position.

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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.


Keyonna Washington
Phone: 202-326-2853
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 202-326-3422
Agency Information:
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Room 723
Attn: Human Resources
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


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