Employer: FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Policy and Licensing Division
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: May 24, 2019

5.19.3 – The FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau is hiring a Deputy Division Chief in the Policy and Licensing Division to lead and manage the team handling the Commission’s policy development and implementation with respect to Wireless Emergency Alerts and the Emergency Alert System.  The Deputy will work extensively with the Deputy Bureau Chief responsible for this portfolio and with senior-level staff of other federal agencies.  Additional duties include matters involving 911, spectrum management, and public safety communications.

The Deputy Division Chief is considered part of Bureau leadership and supervises Division staff in the expert application and interpretation of communications law, administrative law, related jurisprudence.  He or she assists the Division Chief in establishing priorities and strategies for the Division, participates in determinations regrading resource requirements – especially for the alerting portfolio, and shares responsibility for the professional development of Division staff under his or her supervision.

The Deputy Division Chief counsels staff and leaders in other Bureaus and Divisions on public safety issues affecting their operations.  He or she reviews and evaluates existing and proposed rules and policies to determine whether they adequately address modern alerting needs. As directed by the Division Chief, the Deputy Division Chief serves as a point of contact for the Division’s relationship with other federal, and state, tribal and local governments, public safety officials, industry and relevant associations, and consumer interests.

Interested applicants must apply online through USAJobs at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/531507900 by May 8, 2019.  An extension of the application time frame to May 22, 2019 is likely, though not guaranteed.