Deputy Division Chief, Investigations and Hearings Division, Enforcement Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (GS-15) – Come join the FCC and help lead an amazing team doing interesting and challenging work!

The Investigations & Hearings Division (IHD) handles some of the Enforcement Bureau’s largest and most complex enforcement matters. It conducts investigations and takes enforcement actions across a broad range of issues involving virtually all services subject to FCC jurisdiction. IHD’s functions include investigating and taking appropriate enforcement action against telecommunications, broadcast, cable, and satellite licensees; multichannel video programming distributors (MPVDs); DBS operators and/or wireless licensees for violations of Titles II, III, and VI; various FCC privacy, data security, cybersecurity, and transparency rules concerning broadband services, cable television, satellite services, and other communications offerings; as well as Universal Service Fund and Congressionally appropriated programs rule violations. IHD also conducts complex investigations of violations involving unauthorized transfers of control of domestic and international FCC authorizations and licenses and undisclosed and unauthorized foreign investment in FCC license holders.  In addition, IHD serves as FCC trial staff for all administrative hearings and oversees the Equal Employment Opportunity compliance of television and radio broadcast licensees, Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service providers and MVPDs.

The Deputy Division Chief, with the assistance of assistant division chiefs, supervises investigations and resolutions of potential violations of the Communications Act and the Commission’s rules to ensure effective and efficient enforcement actions.  The Deputy Division Chief helps plan and direct the Division’s functions, manage workload, and develop Division priorities to achieve Commission and Bureau objectives. The Deputy Division Chief advises the Division Chief and Deputy and Assistant Bureau Chief(s) on matters having policy implications or significant impact on Division or Bureau activities. As Deputy Division Chief, the candidate will help plan, manage, direct, oversee, and supervise the Division’s personnel, actions, issues and activities. 

The Deputy Division Chief ensures that Division investigations provide outcomes consistent with Bureau, Commission, Congressional, and public priorities. The Deputy Division Chief reviews staff analysis and written product, especially those considered important or precedent-setting. The Deputy Division Chief provides advice on broad questions of consumer protection policy, such as evaluation of potentially harmful business practices and conduct, and evaluation of policies to remedy the effects of those practices.

Interested applicants should apply online through USAJOBS.  Posting located at:  https://www.usajobs.gov/job/758598200