Supervisory Electronics Engineer (Field Director)

District of Columbia, D.C
Aug 19, 2022
Aug 26, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time

The incumbent will 1) communicate with HQ and set Field priorities, including matter by matter specific prioritization; 2) liaise with stakeholders in Washington, DC (e.g., U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Aviation Administration, FBI, Secret service); 3) supervise the Deputy Field Director, Regional Directors, Tiger Teams and Equipment Development Group (EDG) Director; 4) establish metrics, track performance and work with Field team to improve performance; 5) Monitor field team morale and ensure team is connected to headquarters management, staff and operations; 6) work with Regional Directors and EDG Director to establish beneficial partnerships with industry and government stakeholders; 7) ensure that Field is receiving necessary training; and 8) ensure the Field obtains high quality, modern equipment capable of detecting and resolving interference in all FCC regulated spectrum.

Incumbent directs and coordinates the Field Operations programs and assures efficient accomplishments of all technical, managerial, and service functions. Incumbent prepares, justifies and presents to the Bureau Chief and Deputy Bureau Chief, budget and hiring requests for the regions and assists in defending these requests within the Commission. Incumbent will review the Regional organization, assignment of functions, etc., and implement changes to strengthen operations. Directs and coordinates the Bureau's field inspection, monitoring and investigative programs, and assures the best utilization of available resources for the overall enforcement program. Provides direction and guidance to subordinate supervisors and technical staff regarding policy interpretation, priorities, and workload assumptions.


Conditions of Employment

  • Education-Transcripts Required.
  • US Citizenship.
  • Top Secret Clearance Required. Drug Testing Required.
  • Must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Serve a probationary period of one year, if applicable.

Please note your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the vacancy questions. Your resume is an integral part of the process for determining if you meet the basic qualifications of the position and determining if you are to be among the best qualified.


Applicants must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. ALL FCC EMPLOYEES MUST provide the Personnel Action, SF-50, that verifies your status and highest permanently held grade. If an SF-50 is not submitted, the application will be rated as ineligible. To request a copy of your SF-50 please send an email to

Candidates must meet all of the requirements outlined below in order to be deemed as qualified.

A. Education

Degree Professional Engineering. To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

If you are qualifying based on positive education, please provide a copy of your college transcript. The transcript may be unofficial or photocopy at time of application, but MUST provide the original if selected. Candidates who do not submit a transcript will be deemed as ineligible.

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to receive credit towards qualifications. Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:

All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment.


B. Specialized Experience

Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 in the Federal service. For this position, examples of specialized experience includes the following:
  • Experience demonstrating expert level advice and guidance on electrical or electronics engineering matters;
  • Performing complex engineering analysis and studies concerning wireless voice and data communications issues;
  • Operating RF test, measurement, and monitoring equipment to locate and identify radio frequency (RF) interference sources;
  • Providing RF engineering advice on intricate and complex technical matters relating to:
    • Cellular/PCS/LTE wireless,
    • microwave,
    • Broadcast TV, and
    • Broadcast radio (AM/FM)
  • Interpreting, explaining, or defending compliance or enforcement policies, rules, and regulations to a diverse group of individuals, including non-engineers
  • Overseeing, directing, supervising or managing a subordinate staff; and
  • Managing complex technical communications programs.

You will be evaluated for this position on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs):

  • Knowledge of electronic engineering principles and methodologies and techniques.
  • Knowledge of various types of wireless and broadcast communication systems.
  • Knowledge of radio frequency investigative policies and programs.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing to individuals of various levels of authority. You will be required to provide a written response at the time of an interview (if selected) of no more than 3 pages to the following: describe one or two of your most challenging projects, explain why they were challenging, and how you resolved the challenges.
  • Ability to manage large budgets and staff.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.