Telecommunications Policy Analyst (DE/CR)

U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
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  • Posted
    Dec 22

Position description



Major Duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of USG policy positions, strategies, negotiations and/or consultations related to the Internet and the digital economy. 
  • Analyst and evaluate information related to internet policy, governance and standards development analyzing the arguments for and against proposed courses of action, and their impact. 
  • Engage public and private stakeholders on key internet policy issues. 
  • Develop and execute specific plans of action for analyzing complex problems relating to internet policy issues, and for developing pertinent policy options. 
  • Conduct policy reviews and analyses including strategic planning, communications and management support. 

This Position is also announced under vacancy number NTIA-OPAD-2022-0002, which is open to Merit Promotion eligible applicants. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Telecommunications Policy Analyst, GS-0301-15 positions within NTIA in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.



Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a suitable for Federal employment.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (


*A one year probationary period may be required.
*Payment of relocation expenses are not authorized.

Security Clearance: You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret, Non-Critical Sensitive/Moderate Risk clearance.

Time-after-competitive-appointment restrictions apply.

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated againstCOVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency’s telework policy.



Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards.  This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service.  Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  This experience need not have been in the federal government.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies; knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify at the GS-15 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

  • Experience leading teams and/or projects on complex communications and information policy issues related to legislative and regulatory events affecting the communications and Internet policy environment.
  • Experience leading presentations and facilitating large groups, interacting with the public, articulating problems, presenting proposals, making recommendations, and providing guidance to management regarding cybersecurity, information and communications technology, or information policy issues.
  • Experience performing scholarly, legal, or professional research on topics related to cybersecurity, Internet policy, information and communications technology, or supply chain security.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION:  There is no educational substitute for specialized experience at this level.


There is no positive education requirement for this position.

Application instructions

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