Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition Protection – Deputy Director Position

Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition Protection
Deputy Director

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Bureau of Competition Protection seeks to fill a Deputy Director position.  The Bureau of Consumer Protection works to protect consumers against unfair, deceptive, or fraudulent practices in the marketplace.  The Bureau conducts investigations, sues companies and people who violate the law, develops rules to protect consumers, and educates consumers about consumer fraud and identity theft and makes them available to law enforcement agencies across the country.  The Bureau has seven divisions:  Advertising Practices, Consumer and Business education, Enforcement, Financial Practices, marketing Practices, Planning and Information, and Privacy and Identity Protection.  The Deputy Director will: share with the Director complete responsibility for establishing policy, overseeing program direction, and providing the necessary leadership that will make the bureau one of main law enforcement arms of the Commission.

The Deputy Director will:  Share with the Director complete responsibility for establishing policy, overseeing program direction, and providing the necessary leadership that will make the Bureau one of man enforcement arms of the Commission.  The incumbent participates in the formulation of basic policies and provides direction and leadership needed to ensure maintenance of the delicate balance between producers and consumers in the American system of free enterprise.  The incumbent shares responsibility for identifying emerging problems, which warrant the Commission’s attention in these statutory areas, developing legal and economic theories and enforcement techniques to cope with such problems, and mobilizing and directing the enforcement program.  The incumbent acts for the Director in resolving both administrative and substantive matters, shares responsibility with the Director in achieving efficient operation and maximum degree of accomplishment in all phases of the work of the Bureau, and keeps the Director informed on important developments. The incumbent participates fully in evaluation committee meetings, making legal and economic policy decisions on new proposals from the divisions and regional offices concerning consumer protection matters.  Proposals include such things as requests for formal investigations, the issuance of complaints, requests for compulsory process, proposed rulemaking proceedings and recommendations for civil penalties.

To apply applicants must submit written statements describing accomplishments that would satisfy the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).  You must respond to all ECQs and address each one separately.  If you fail to do so, we will rate you ‘ineligible’ for the position.  You can find additional information on the ECQs in the Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications.  A good competency-based qualifications statement should address the following elements for each ECQ:  (a) the goal, problem, or activity and its challenge, (b) the context or environment in which the activity took place, (c) specific actions you took to address the challenge, and (d) the results or impact of the activity.  Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs you managed, and the results of your actions. You are strongly encouraged to review the Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications.  The ECQ statement, addressing all five ECQs, is limited to a maximum of ten pages.

The Salary range is $119,554.00 to $179,700.00.   Please visit www.USAJOBS.gov  and refer to Announcement No. BCP-2012-0022, to view the complete vacancy announcement, ECQs questions, How To Apply and receive other important application details,
by July 24, 2012.  For additional information, contact Michelle Adamchak at 202.326.3696.