Electronics Engineer

Washington D.C.
May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • US Citizenship.
  • Grades GS-11, GS-12, GS-13 requires Public Trust Security Clearance.
  • Grade GS-14 requires Top Secret Cleance. Drug testing Required.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Education-Transcripts Required
  • 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.  

    Specialized Experience:  Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 in the Federal service.  For this position, specialized experience includes the following:    

    1. Performing engineering concepts, principles and practices of electronics engineering;

    2. Performing engineering analysis and studies;

    3. Ability to communicate orally.

    4. Writing documents and communicating ideas and technical information in a clear and concise manner.


    1. Experience in applying spectrum management rules, regulations and/or policies

    2. Experience conducting complex engineering studies

    3. Experience communicating with individuals with diverse viewpoints to resolve technical issues;

    4. Experience writing technical documents with analyses and recommendations.


    1. Applying and interpreting rules and regulations related to spectrum management;

    2. Performing complex engineering analysis and studies concerning telecommunications issues;

    3. Providing engineering advice on intricate and complex technical matters relating to spectrum management;

    4. Experience writing technical documents with analyses and recommendations.


    1. Applying and interpreting technical guidelines, policies and/or procedures as they relate to United States and international spectrum management

    2. Experience in resolving technical problems related to spectrum management

    3. Experience serving as an expert advisor on complex engineering matters

    4. Experience conducting complex engineering studies

    5. Experience writing technical documents with analyses and recommendations

    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.

    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

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

    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 job.

    -  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 position.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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


    1. Knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices of electronics engineering or spectrum engineering.
    2. Ability to perform complex engineering analysis and studies.
    3. Skill in oral communications to interact with all levels of authority.
    4. Skill in written communications.
    5. Ability to analyze, evaluate information and make recommendations to resolve technical problems.

    To preview questions please click here.

    Read more Security clearance Top Secret

    Drug test required Yes

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