Chief Engineer

Washington D.C.
Jun 21, 2017
Jul 20, 2017
Engineer, Executive, Chief
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is located in the Office of the Bureau Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Federal Communications, Washinton, DC.

Must be able to obtain and maintain Top Secret Clearance.


Who may I contact for additional information?

Vicmary Torres 202-418-0737 or

  • Education-Transcripts Required
  • Must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position.
  • Applicant must be able to obtain and maintain Top Secret Clearance
  • Serve a probationary period of one year, if applicable.
  • Applicants must provide detailed evidence of possession of each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) listed below to assist reviewing officials in determining the best qualified candidates to be referred to the selecting official. FAILURE TO MEET OR ADDRESS ANY ONE OF THE MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS WILL ELIMINATE A CANDIDATE FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

    The Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) for this position are:

    1. Substantive knowledge of all of the technical aspects of wireless telecommunications services, including new and proposed technological changes.

    2. Demonstrated technical experience in one or more fields related to wireless engineering (e.g., RF design, network deployment) with exceptional communications skills needed to work with non-technical senior staff.

    3. Substantive knowledge and skill in advising and consulting with Senior Agency management on telecommunications and spectrum issues both orally and in wiring to negotiate, convince, settle and resolve controversial issues and actions.

    4. Expert knowledge and demonstrated experience working with new technologies associated with emerging and innovative communications and spectrum management activities to serve as an agency/ organizational technical authority resolving unique and controversial problems related to wireless telecommunications services, and telecommunications related services.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Top Secret


    The incumbent of this position serves as the Bureau’s Chief Engineer and functions as the senior advisor to the Bureau Chief and Deputy Bureau Chiefs on all engineering and technical matters and performs specific assignments such as reviewing highly complex and/or controversial technical proposals and studies related to wireless telecommunications services, overseeing the development and execution of Bureau policy in technical areas, and representing the Bureau and the Commission in discussions with other Federal agencies, industry representatives, congressional staff members, consumer groups, and the general public.

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