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FCC Chief Engineer Wanted

If you’re an engineer with a background in wireless technology and an interest in shaping policy, this position may be of interest

WASHINGTON � If you�re an engineer with a background in wireless technology and an interest in shaping policy, here�s a job opening that may be of interest.

The Federal Communications Commission is seeking a new chief engineer for the office of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Chief.

Successful candidates will serve as chief engineer and work as the senior advisor to the bureau chief and deputy bureau chiefs on engineering and technical matters. He or she will be responsible for reviewing technical proposals and studies related to wireless telecommunications services, overseeing the development and execution of policy in technical areas, and representing the bureau and the commission in discussions with other Federal agencies, industry representatives, congressional staff members, consumer groups and the public.

All U.S. citizens may apply to be considered. However, applicants must meet the mandatory technical qualifications. These are:

  1. Substantive knowledge of all of the technical aspects of wireless telecommunications services, including new and proposed technological changes.
  2. Demonstrated technical experience in one or more fields related to wireless engineering (e.g., RF design, network deployment) with exceptional communications skills needed to work with non-technical senior staff.
  3. Substantive knowledge and skill in advising and consulting with Senior Agency management on telecommunications and spectrum issues both orally and in wiring to negotiate, convince, settle and resolve controversial issues and actions.
  4. Expert knowledge and demonstrated experience working with new technologies associated with emerging and innovative communications and spectrum management activities to serve as an agency/ organizational technical authority resolving unique and controversial problems related to wireless telecommunications services, and telecommunications related services.

A degree in professional engineering from an accredited institution is also required, and transcripts must be included.

Successful candidates will be required to attain a Top Secret clearance and must submit a financial disclosure.

The salary range is between $124,406 and $172,1000, but relocation expenses will not be paid.

The position is listed on USA Jobs (job number SL-2017-0003) and is categorized as full-time and permanent. Applicants must apply by July 19 in order to be considered.