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    The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is looking for an innovative executive to lead the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). The ideal candidate will provide executive leadership and shaping of the technology and the reinvestment strategy for the nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN). The Executive Director serves as the principal NTIA senior executive responsible for all operations of the FirstNet Authority.

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    In this position, the Executive Director is responsible for providing executive leadership and overall direction to all FirstNet Authority offices and functions. The incumbent creates and directs programs through subordinate offices, reviews and evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of these programs, and is accountable to the FirstNet Board of Directors for the leadership provided to the FirstNet Authority.

    The Executive Director will:

    • Oversee all of the day-to-day operations of the FirstNet Authority and direct a staff of highly-skilled, multi-disciplinary professional and support personnel, including the coordination of policy teams and projects. Provide periodic, accurate, and timely reporting to the FirstNet Board of Directors, and implement the policies and strategies approved by the Board.
    • Operate the FirstNet Authority in conformity with general business practices, the Act, and all applicable Federal rules and regulations. Create a culture of sharing information early and often, and provide a well-balanced report of risks and issues so that board members can engage, support, and provide oversight. Operate under the requirements of NTIA and the Department of Commerce in implementing the Act.
    • Build trusting relationships with decision makers in cities, counties, states, federal agencies, and Capitol Hill to ensure the success of the FirstNet Authority’s mission. Build trusting relationships with the public safety community, and create an expectation that the FirstNet Authority will be responsive to public safety needs.
    • Through the Chief Procurement Officer, oversee the management of the FirstNet Authority’s contract with AT&T through which the NPSBN is deployed, maintained, and operated for public safety entities throughout the country.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Position requires frequent travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527835400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.