Department: Department Of Commerce
Agency: National Telecommunications and Information Administration
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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) serves as the executive branch agency principally responsible for advising the President on telecommunications and information policies. The establishment of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) pursuant to the Middle Class Tax Relieve and Job Creation Act of 2012 created an independent authority within NTIA that established a single nationwide interoperable public safety broadband network. It established FirstNet as an independent authority within NTIA to build, deploy, and operate the network, and to hold the single public safety license granted for wireless public safety broadband deployment.
This position is currently located in Washington, DC, but will relocate to Reston, VA in the near future.
This position is also being announced concurrently under Merit Assignment Procedures (MAP) vacancy number: NTIA-FRNA-2013-0031. Applicants who wish to be considered under MAP must apply to both vacancies separately.
This position is located in the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). FirstNet is a new independent authority within NTIA that will be responsible to take all actions necessary to design, build, deploy, operate, and maintain a nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network pursuant to Title VI of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, Pub. L. No. 112-96 (the Act).
The incumbent reports directly to the Deputy General Manager of FirstNet and is responsible for the development of policies and activities that facilitate the statutory consultation process between FirstNet and the state designated single points of contact. The incumbent is responsible for the outreach and education to all of the program stakeholders, including federal, state, local, tribal government officials and public safety agencies across the Nation. Included in this responsibility are the identification of issues, interdisciplinary research and analysis necessary to meet the short- and long-term public safety policy goals of the nationwide public safety broadband network, and the formulation and articulation of these policies. In this capacity and under the direction of the Deputy General Manager, the incumbent manages, plans, coordinates, and supervises the various resources, human and financial, that are assigned to this new program.
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- You must be suitable for Federal employment.
- You must be able to obtain a Secret Security clearance.
- You must be registered Selective Services, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
- Relocation expenses will not be paid.
- Some travel required for this position.