Job Overview

Summary

The FCC is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.

This position is located in the Office of Engineering and Technology, Policy and Rules Division, Washington, D.C.  Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Duties

Applies  advanced principles and practices of electronics engineering, drawing on the work of expert technical bodies and similar resources, to evaluate and address complex proceedings (e.g., developing policy recommendations that effectively balance varied considerations such as technical , efficient and effective use of the spectrum, the potential impact on existing services, public policy goals, and economic and policy considerations). Reviews assigned petitions and summaries the comments filed on the record; determines the nature and complexity of the engineering issues involved; establishes the goals, objectives, formats and deadlines for studying the issues; and plans, conducts, and oversees studies to determine the most cost effective and spectrally efficient means of accomplishing the defined radio service objectives, Negotiate resolutions to complex engineering and policy matters with parties outside the FCC, including but not limited to representatives of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the State Department, the Commerce Department, the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as representatives of foreign countries; conduct technical analysis relating to rulemakings to implement FCC responsibilities under the Communications Act especially with respect to the authority given to the Commission to allocate frequency bands for the use of specific radio communication services and to provide for use of frequencies without the need for a specific license, which involves a variety of services and technologies related to broadcast television, mobile wireless, and/or technology sectors of our economy including technologies such as 4G LTE and Wi-Fi like networks under both licensed and unlicensed models of spectrum access and commercial wireless broadband services interference modeling and analyses, band plan optimization, analysis of compatibility with other radio communication services.    Prepares reports concerning unlicensed use on TV Whites Spaces approach, U-NII wireless systems etc.  and prepares technical engineering material covering radio frequency devices, including responses to correspondence and the development of technical reports for consideration by Commission staffs, for use in the establishment and implementation of technical requirements concerning interference control.  Drafts memoranda, correspondence, and speeches, and drafts Commission decision documents, in order to brief and assist the Commissions and their staffs, the Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, and the chiefs of other Offices and Bureaus, and to respond to public and Congressional inquiries.  Participates in conferences relating to advanced communications systems and serves on various government and industry committees.