Major duties of the position include conducting engineering studies to analyze and evaluate applications, changes and/or new facilities or service, determining the interference potential with reference to government treaties and regulations. The incumbent ensures that review and analysis is based upon current rules and Commission policy. The incumbent possesses expertise relative to new technologies associated with earth and satellite systems. Provides technical advice and services to other members of the Branch, Division or Commission, as necessary. Incumbent has recognized expertise in engineering, matters, especially relating to satellite communications and often conducts a broad range of technical engineering studies and special projects which may include analyses and evaluation of applications as well as evaluation of new telecommunications systems. Duties assigned require a knowledge of technical engineering matters, legal requirements, FCC mission, policy, and precedent actions; and ability to apply judgement, originality, and ingenuity to the resolution of problems. Prepares correspondence regarding applications, and answers inquiries from Congressional office, other agencies, applicants, and the general public. May participate in FCC or interagency meetings regarding international matters.
Conditions of Employment
- Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
- US Citizenship.
- May serve a one year probationary period (if applicable)
- Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation.
- Must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position
- Education-Transcripts Required.
- COVID Vaccination Required
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.
Candidates must meet all of the specialized experience requirements outlined below in order to be deemed as qualified.
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 the U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
GS-12: 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 for the GS-12 level includes, applying knowledge of electronic engineering principles, interpreting rules and regulations; performing engineering analysis and studies; writing complex documents and reports to include factual data and recommendations; and communicating ideas and technical information in a clear and concise manner.
GS-13: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience for the GS-13 level includes, applying knowledge of complex electronic engineering principles, interpreting rules and regulations; analyzing engineering problems, identifying issues, and providing recommendations; writing technical and investigative reports; and interacting with individuals at various levels of authority.
GS-14: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience for the GS-14 level includes, applying broad knowledge of electronics engineering principles and practices; applying and interpreting technical guidelines, policies and/or precedent setting actions to electronic engineering issues; performing complex engineering analysis and studies; writing documents with analyses and recommendations; and providing advice and assistance on engineering issues.
You will be evaluated for this position on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs):
- Knowledge of engineering concepts, principles and practices of electronics engineering.
- Ability to apply policy and technical guidance related to electronics engineering.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing in order to perform studies, provide advice to applicants, industry officials, and agency representatives.
- Knowledge of conducting engineering studies
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.
Refer to Educational requirements outlined within the "Qualifications" section.
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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.