Electronics Engineer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 27, 2021
Closes
Nov 03, 2021
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Serves as the senior technical engineering expert and adviser to the Branch Chief on all technical, regulatory, and other aspects of spectrum policy development and implementation by the Commission. Expert on spectrum allocations and Part 2 of the Commission's Rules; represents the Office and the Commission in meetings with industry, government representatives, and the public to determine future telecommunications trends and the effect of these trends on spectrum allocation and related matters. Coordinates and negotiates resolutions to complex engineering and policy matters with high level representatives of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Assists the branch chief in reviewing and editing rulemaking documents of other Offices and Bureaus to ensure that sound spectrum management principles are applied. Performs engineering analysis activities associated with highly complex technology. Reviews petitions and rulemaking proposals and provides technical engineering consultative services on all aspects of electromagnetic wave propagation, antenna theory and practices, and efficient utilization of the radio spectrum and related communications issues. Develops and implements improved analytical techniques, models, databases, and criteria applicable to the solution of spectrum engineering and radio propagation problems. Prepares technical engineering material covering radio frequency devices, including responses to correspondence and the development of technical reports. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Education-Transcripts Required
  • US Citizenship.
  • Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation.
  • Serve a probationary period of one year, if applicable.
  • Must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.


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.

As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet eligibility and qualification requirements as outlined below by the closing date of this announcement. Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

In order to qualify for this position candidates must meet the basic requirements in addition to the specialized experience requirements as outlined below.

A. Basic Requirements

Candidates must meet the following OPM basic requirements: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/electronics-engineering-series-0855/

AND

B. Specialized Experience

GS-14 Specialized Experience: For this position, applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service performing the following tasks: experience performing complex radio frequency (RF) spectrum management, and telecommunications systems studies, programs, and analyses; experience describing, clarifying, and defending technical judgments related to FCC, other government, industry, and international statutes, rules, and regulations regarding radio frequency devices; experience evaluating new technology and applications to identify and resolve operational and sharing problems regarding new and complex uses of the radio spectrum; experience reviewing, assessing, and advising on the effectiveness, technical adequacy, and suitability of the work and proposals performed by others towards resolving complicated and critical problems; experience communicating ideas, opinions, and technical information clearly, concisely, and accurately, both orally and in writing, to achieve desired results.

GS-15 Specialized Experience: For this position, applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service performing the following tasks: experience administering and directing complex radio frequency (RF) spectrum management, and telecommunications systems studies, programs, and analyses; experience describing, clarifying, and defending technical judgments related to FCC, other government, industry, and international statutes, rules, and regulations regarding radio frequency devices; experience advising senior managers on issues (technical and economic) related to novel radio frequency technologies; experience evaluating new technology and applications to identify and resolve operational and sharing problems regarding new and complex uses of the radio spectrum; experience reviewing, assessing, and advising on the effectiveness, technical adequacy, and suitability of the work and proposals performed by others towards resolving complicated and critical problems; experience communicating ideas, opinions, and technical information clearly, concisely, and accurately, both orally and in writing, to achieve desired results; experience making presentations or leading representative groups at meetings with industry, state and federal agencies, international groups, and the general public.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. 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.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION-UNOFFICIAL OR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED. CANDIDATES WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THEIR TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE DEEMED AS INELIGIBLE.

Education

Degree Professional Engineering. To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/electronics-engineering-series-0855/

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.

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