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Telecom Engineer

Kelly Services
Washington, DC 20020
**Telecom Engineer**


Kelly Government Solutions is hiring for a telecom engineer on a government contract with our customer in Washington, DC. This assignment will last approximately three months and could be extended.

**Job Description:**

The Advisor of Telecommunications is responsible for providing technical telecommunications support for all components of the Audit and Assurance Division. The Telecommunications Engineer contributes to the development, implementation, and documentation of policies and procedures aimed at maintaining FCC Rules compliance for wireless and fixed technologies and program operational efficiency. The Advisor of Telecommunications applies an advanced understanding of the telecommunications and enterprise IP network lifecycle, from design to operation and decommissioning, to support the National Supply Chain audits within the Audit and Assurance Division.

**Duties and Responsibilities:**

+ Support the audit and assurance teams in technical and programmatic issues including compliance relating to telecommunications and other policy-related concerns, including conducting site visits to observe the networks or other equipment.

+ Support the audit and assurance teams in the knowledge management of telecommunications infrastructure and technology and other relevant emerging technologies. This includes:

+ Fully understanding of a telecommunications broadband infrastructure system.

+ Understand the design capacity, testing, and optimization of wireless/wireline networks

technologies to provide management with recommendations and guidance.

+ Working knowledge of various fixed wireline technologies in both copper and fiber-based technologies, capacities and best practices.

+ Technical advice on the implementation of technical requirements for verification and audit or assessment of participant-provided wireless and fixed wireline data for voice and broadband services.

+ Technical knowledge of LAN/WAN network technologies such as: SD-WAN, MPLS, DWDM, cloud Infrastructure, data center, Metro Ethernet, ATM, VoIP services and collocation.

+ Knowledge of evaluating the performance requirements of Internet Service Providers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, and other relevant factors.

+ Technical advice on the documentation and diagrams of a network infrastructure specifications for rural healthcare, schools, and libraries in high-cost areas and provide inputs related to parameters, policies, standards, and procedures.

+ Conducting field visits to confirm the presence of covered equipment that may be deployed in central offices, outside plant, data centers, customer premises (CPE), cellular huts, wire closets, and switching rooms.

+ Planning and coordinating the activities of engineering contractors and external audit firms, and provide technical guidance in the completion of audits to ensure USF recipients compliance with relevant orders and rules.

+ Leveraging knowledge of network equipment and infrastructure to review audit documentation and make recommendations to management on potential areas of noncompliance.

+ Evaluating the technical considerations of audit findings and results to validate audit conclusions.

+ Evaluating and providing technical advice on the documentation and diagrams of network infrastructure specifications for rural healthcare, schools and libraries in high-cost areas and provide inputs related to parameters, policies, standards, and procedures.

+ As the telecommunications and networking SME, formulate and execute a set of comprehensive analytical methods for discovering, positively identifying, and physically confirming the presence of covered equipment in select networks from listed companies, especially from Huawei and ZTE.

+ Develop and deliver customized technical training and workshops for nontechnical team members covering telecommunications infrastructure, technologies, operations, trends, and business practices.

+ Collaborate with FCC on technology and technical matters as it relates to Audit and Assurance Division; leads technical telecommunication reviews of all FCC orders and mandates.

+ Identify impact that potentially affect the audits and assurance cases.

+ Support the process of collecting and analyzing data sets aligned with business needs and strategic initiatives; identify patterns and trends to help make real-time decisions and recommendations about compliance in order to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse.

+ Generate and present a variety of reports, graphs, summaries, and presentations that deliver analytic results.

+ Effectively communicate and explain technical information to various technical and non-technical audiences including senior leadership.

+ Supports audit and assurance leadership with development and implementation of strategic initiatives to enhance operational capabilities and production.

+ Strong preference for telecom engineer or technical account management people from network service provider, such as ILEC, ISP, managed services providers.

**Required Experience:**

+ Five (5) to Seven (7) years of professional, directly related experience.

+ One (1) to Two (2) years of business leadership experience.

+ Four (4) to Seven (7) years of direct work experience in network engineering, with a firm understanding of design, procurement, deployment, operation, and decommissioning of telecommunications and enterprise IP networks.

+ Minimum Three (3) year of experience with fixed wireline technologies, GIS software, testing equipment, packet capture and analysis, geoprocessing tools, and drive testing and data collection.

+ In-depth knowledge of network technologies such as: SD-WAN, MPLS, DWDM, cloud infrastructure, data center, Metro Ethernet, ATM, VoIP services and collocation, and last-mile access (FTTx, HCF, DSL, and DOCSIS).

+ Comfortable researching technologies, especially reviewing standards documentation from ITU-T, MEF, IETF RFCs, Telcordia, and the broadband forum (TRs).

+ Experience with sourcing or inventory management of telecommunication equipment and components of network infrastructure.

+ General knowledge of the Federal Universal Service Fund (USF) programs.

+ Network and central office planning knowledge is a plus.

+ Outstanding organizational and project management skills including the ability to take initiative and independently and effectively prioritize tasks.

+ Ability to effectively manage multiple complex projects from initiation to completion.

+ Ability to develop action plans and organize workload, of self and others, to accommodate competing deadlines and projects.

+ Excellent analytical and proven problem-solving skills.

+ Strong interpersonal skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to interact at all levels.

+ Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.

**Education Required:**

+ Bachelors degree (masters degree preferred) and relevant training and certifications in telecommunication, electrical engineering, and/or other relevant technical training and certifications.

+ Telecom SME, CCNP.

Please email Drew Rogers at if you are interested, and well set up a quick phone interview to discuss further.

**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **Government Solutions?**

Looking to connect with premier government agencies or the top 25 federal government contractors? Kelly Government Solutions partners with these organizations to create expert talent solutions that solve the worlds most critical challenges. We offer a variety of full-time, project (SOW), seasonal, and surge support opportunities in science, engineering, technology, professional, and administrative support roles. Our experts will connect you to the opportunity that fits your schedule and interests and handle the details of transferring and processing all levels of security clearances. Its just another way we make the job search work for you.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.
Posted: 2022-09-16 Expires: 2022-10-17

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