Supervisory Electronics Engineer (Deputy Chief)
25% or less - Occasional travel may be required to attend meetings and conferences.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
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.
Specialized Experience: For this position, applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to next lower grade level in the Federal service performing the following tasks:
- Experience in advanced spectrum sharing techniques such as dynamic spectrum access, including the use of databases to facilitate access to spectrum.
- Performing complex engineering analyses and studies related to spectrum management and interference issues.
- Experience working with federal agencies and other organizations in coordinating spectrum access matters and issues.
- Experience in coordinating spectrum management and related regulatory matters with international stakeholders.
- Experience in representing the organization and explaining complex or controversial issues and proposed solutions to a wide variety of people.
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: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment.
- Before hiring, an agency will ask you to
complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal
employment and to authorize a background
investigation. The agency will also ask you to
sign and certify the accuracy of all the
information in your application. If you make a
false statement in any part of your application,
you may not be hired; you may be fired after you
begin work; or you may be fined or jailed.
If you are a male over age 18 who was born
after December 31, 1959, you must have
registered with the Selective Service System (or
have an exemption) to be eligible for a Federal
- If applicable, you will be required to serve
a trial period of one year.
- In order for you to be employed at the FCC,
there are certain Commission and Federal laws
governing the financial interests of you and
members of your immediate family. If selected
for the position, you must submit a financial
disclosure statement upon assuming the
THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL ADDITIONAL POSITIONS WITHIN 90 DAYS.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
- All applicants will be rated on the extent and quality of experience and education relevant to the duties of the position. The FCC determines the BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES based on the major job related competencies and evaluation of your knowledge, skills, and abilities reflected in your application and supporting documents using the CATEGORY RATING PROCESS. All eligible applicants under Delegated Examining (DEU) will be placed in one of the following three categories:
1. Highly Qualified (Score 90-100) - the applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of major job related competencies and possession of all evaluation criteria;
2. Fully Qualified (Score 80-89) - the applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of major job related competencies and possession of the evaluation criteria; and
3. Minimally Qualified (Score of 70-79)- the applicants possessing only the specialized experience described in the vacancy announcement.
An automated score is administered based on the on-line application process used. Eligible applicants will receive a numerical rating based on their responses to the job specific questions for this position.
Application of Veterans Preference: The category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three" but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have compensable service-connected disability at least 10 percent MUST be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.
A selecting official may make selection from the highest quality category ("HIGHLY QUALIFIED") provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in the same category.
Applicants under Merit Promotion will be considered in accordance with the agency's merit promotion plan and union agreement.
There are several parts to the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application including:
1. the core questions
2. the vacancy questions
3. supplemental documentation (e.g., DD-214, SF-50, SF-15, transcripts), if applicable; and
4. your resume.
Applicants will be rated ineligible, if they do not respond to job specific questions, provide supplemental documents and submit resume. For more information, please click on Rating Process.
You will be evaluated for this position on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs):
- Knowledge of spectrum sharing techniques among emerging technologies.
- Ability to provide technical expertise and guidance in the review of technological implications of proposed spectrum legislation, rulemaking, position papers, correspondence and agenda.
- Skill in proposing policy and rules changes as required by trends, economic considerations; and advances in technology.
- Ability to manage spectrum management projects that are new or emerging where no other precedent exists, i.e., TV White Spaces, Citizens Band Radio Service, medical devices.
- Expert knowledge on developing spectrum allocation policy/rules issues.
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