Federal Aviation Administration Deputy Assistant Administrator for Corporate Communications in Washington, District Of Columbia

Federal Aviation Administration
  • 1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 10/4/2016 (19 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/24/2016 (1 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

Business Component:

Deputy Assistant Administrator for Corporate Communications


The Deputy Assistant Administrator for Corporate Communications is responsible for providing the executive oversight and direction of employee communications, including the strategic formulation and tactical implementation of programs designed to improve communication at all levels of the agency.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The Deputy Assistant Administrator for Corporate Communications serves as a senior advisor at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on matters of content, best approaches, and multi-media vehicles for sharing information with employees. Sets the strategic direction for internal employee communications across the agency, providing direction to communications specialists in the lines of business and staff offices.

  • Provides advice and consultation to develop a comprehensive, strategic approach to FAA internal communications, including development of internal branding and appropriate campaigns to focus on long-term results. Advises on the development of short and long range internal communications goals and the appropriate strategies to meet these objectives;

  • Develops the strategic long-term social media plan for the agency;

  • Provides assistance to the Assistant Administrator in the development and establishment of plans, policies, and procedures governing the Corporate Internal Communications program;

  • Create matrix-relationships with agency lines of business communications, organizations, and provides direction and corporate parameters to help shape integrated and coordinated internal communications campaigns. Furnishes technical advise on the development, format, presentation, and distribution of pamphlets, handbooks, manuals, and media presentations for internal communication;

  • Directs staff in developing messages and multi-media products to carry-out the internal communication strategy;

Frequently consults with the Administrator and other key agency officials on matters of policy to support and facilitate appropriate communication to and acceptance by internal audiences.

Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Ability to Obtain Top Secret Clearance

As a basic requirement for entry into the FAA Executive System, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Leadership and Technical Requirements listed below.

Please provide specific examples in a narrative format that details how you meet each Leadership and Technical Requirement. Each example should detail a challenge the applicant faced, the actions the applicant took to overcome the challenge and the result of the applicant's actions. These narratives can be written in the boxes immediately following each Leadership and Technical Requirement or con be uploaded as a separate document. Applications that do not provide separate narratives addressing each Leadership and Technical Requirement may be deemed ineligible.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following has been determined to be a selective factor for this position. This means possession of this criterion is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criterion are ineligible for further consideration.

  • LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience in achieving operational results? If so, provide examples of ways you have exercised leadership to deliver significant results. Explain how you established goals, assessed outcomes, and improved products and services. Indicate how you identified and met customers' requirements and addressed the needs of stakeholders. Include examples of complex problems you solved or difficult obstacles that you overcame as a leader. Your description should include (1) the size and complexity of organizations you have led, (2) the scope of programs you have managed, and (3) the impact of your results on customers and other stakeholders.

  • LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience leading people? If yes, describe the size of the organization and number and types of positions you have managed. Discuss ways that you have established and maintained positive work environments and prevented or eliminated discrimination or harassment. Describe ways that you have mentored and developed employees and built individual and team performance. Discuss how you have established and led teams to deliver products and services. Include in your description experience in leading others in a matrix environment across organizations.

  • LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience building relationships? If yes, describe (1) the types of individuals with whom you routinely collaborate; and (2) the purpose and outcomes of the communication. Discuss your experience in communicating and cooperating with others to achieve goals. Provide examples of how you have built relationships to achieve consensus and how you were able to obtain the cooperation of others with competing priorities and perspectives. Describe how you effectively communicate information within and outside of your organization.

  • LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience leading strategic change? If yes, describe examples of strategic changes that you led for your organization; describe the entities that the change affected (agency, industry, organizational components). Discuss obstacles you encountered and how you overcame them to the benefit of the agency. Include in your description ways that you applied long-range vision, developed strategies, and applied innovative ideas and techniques.

  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated experience leading the design, development and implementation of an internal communications program and/or web program for a large organization.

  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated experience using a variety of state-of-the-art communication strategies to include social media, web management and video, etc. to communicate with a wide range of audiences.

  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated experience with managing contracts, budgets and personnel in an internal communications program at a time of organizational transformation.

We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.

Security Clearance

Top Secret

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the outcome.

FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Other Information

Travel may be required. Position may be subject to a background investigation. A one-year probationary period may be required. Veterans preference does not apply to the FAA Executive System. The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

The Deputy Assistant Administrator performs under the general direction and broad guidance of the Assistant Administrator for Communications. Within the framework, pursues assigned functions with great independence.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information:Locality Pay, COLA

Salary Range: $124,900.00 to $175,700.00 / Salary will be set within the range based on qualifications, experience and equivalent peer salaries in the organization. Locality pay will be added.

Series & Grade: EV-0340-02/02

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens - Current and Former Federal Employees

Control Number: 452401900

Job Announcement Number: EXE-AOC-17-2-49853