Telecommunications Support Specialist

Washington, D.C
Jan 13, 2022
Jan 19, 2022
Full Time

This position is in the International Bureau's Office of the Bureau Chief. As a Telecommunications Support Specialist, the incumbent works closely with the Bureau Chief, Deputy Bureau Chief, Chief of Staff and Senior FCC Officials participating in international conferences and meetings and participates in the Bureau's efforts to obtain information relative to the telecommunications developments in the United States, as well as in foreign countries.

Incumbent arranges meetings and conferences for the Bureau/Deputy Chief and Chief of Staff, updates and maintains databases, conducts research, evaluates information and assists in the development of special narratives, statistical reports and graphic presentations, also assist with preparation and/or draft of letters, memoranda, briefing papers and/or summaries. Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • FCC Employees Only
  • US Citizenship.
  • Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation.

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.


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-07 in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience includes the following:

1. Experience interpreting and communicating a wide variety of complex international telecommunication issues, rules and regulations in accordance with the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. 2. Experience researching and assisting with the preparation of a variety of written responses, such as letters, memoranda, briefing summaries, narratives and statistical reports. 3. Experience responding verbally to inquiries and forwarding the information to the appropriate staff member for response. 4. Experience providing information and answering inquiries relative to the activities and objectives of the Commission. 5. Experience arranging for agenda and circulate items to be distributed properly to the Chairman's Office for preliminary authority to distribute to Commissioners and the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) for edits and/or comments.


Applicants may substitute a degree for experience at the GS-9 level. Successful completion of a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in an accredited college or university, or a J.D. OR L.L.B. Such education must demonstrate the skills needed to do the work and be related.


Applicants may qualify based on a combination of education and experience.

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.


See Qualification Section.

Additional information

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Veterans Information

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