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    This position is located in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Office of the Bureau Chief, Washington, DC.

    Relocation expenses will not be paid.

    A one year initial probationary period is required.

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    Incumbent serves as legal and policy advisor to the Bureau Chief. He/she is responsible for the proper interpretation of the Communications Act, the Commission Rules, and all Commission policy; provides expert advice to the Office of the Bureau Chief on legal issues affecting broad policy matters; particularly with respect to spectrum policy; evaluates current and potential policy issues; and initiates original research and investigative analysis. The incumbent of this position advises senior Bureau management in the creation and implementation of spectrum policies, including identifying spectrum for terrestrial wireless use across low, mid, and high-band ranges. The incumbent provides advice in all areas of wireless regulation, including spectrum policy, wireless licensing, wireless transactions, and wireless infrastructure. The incumbent applies expert judgement in developing a variety of mechanisms for making spectrum available, particularly through repurposing spectrum for new uses or through frameworks for sharing between incumbent and new users. The incumbent uses extensive knowledge of spectrum band characteristics and FCC spectrum licensing precedent to analyze opportunities for spectrum use by mobile, fixed, satellite, and other technologies. The incumbent represents the Bureau in its interactions with the Office of Engineering and Technology, the Office of Economics and Analytics, and the Commission's other Bureaus and Offices; and with other Federal agencies, including through significant contributions to interdisciplinary spectrum working groups with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The incumbent may advocate United States spectrum interests in the international arena by monitoring standards organizations, providing technical support in negotiations with Canada and Mexico on cross-border issues, assisting in developing positions for the World Radio Conference, and meeting with foreign delegations at the FCC. The incumbent assists in the provision of technical assistance to Congress regarding spectrum-related legislation. The incumbent keeps abreast of legal developments, including those related to spectrum policy, affecting the assigned wireless telecommunications service regulatory matters by reviewing court and Commission decisions, professional publications, and trade press; and researching legislation, decisions, opinions and regulation. Based on such review, incumbent provides the Bureau Chief with a broad perspective on Bureau functions and activities gained through review of matters received from all parts of the Bureau, and knowledge of Bureau and Commission policies and legal background. Incumbent reviews agenda items and other documents (e.g., draft proposals) prepared for the Bureau Chief's signature or concurrence. The incumbent meets with Division Chiefs and Bureau staff to discuss unresolved issues and to obtain supporting information; directs action to modify, expand, or reverse findings as appropriate. Incumbent reviews revised documents and approves for Bureau Chief, or if matter has significant policy implications, recommends approval to Bureau Chief. The incumbent furnishes guidance to staff attorneys on Commission and Bureau procedure and assists in reviewing high volume of items. Incumbent acts as one of Bureau's main points of contact with the Commissioners' Offices.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - To attend conferences or meetings.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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