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NetSuite Administrator – Maryland HQ or Remote

2022-04-22T16:39:25-04:00April 22, 2022|Career Opportunities|

JSI is the leader in consulting and broadband solutions for Rural and Tier II Service Providers. Over the past several years, JSI has expanded its services from compliance and regulatory consulting to business and finance consulting. In addition, with the acquisition of two broadband engineering firms, JSI is currently offering engineering, implementation, and managed services of broadband solutions.

With billions of dollars of new investments every year and the critical need to extend broadband offerings across the country, the U.S. communications space has been growing rapidly, and JSI is well-positioned to partner with our clients to help them succeed.

JSI is implementing NetSuite and is looking for an experienced NetSuite Administrator to prepare for implementation and assume responsibility for managing the system.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the go-to person for the NetSuite platform
  • Assist with system implementation, including data clean up and migration
  • Provide ongoing post-implementation support as the NetSuite Administrator
  • Work with end-users to understand business needs to identify best solutions
  • Perform day-to-day operations, maintenance, support, and troubleshooting activities through prioritization of requests
  • Exposure integrating components with third-party applications.
  • Develop, test, and deploy customizations, custom objects, and third-party applications that integrate with NetSuite
  • Implement and manage workflow rules, approval processes, page layouts, security, validation rules, email, and custom buttons/links
  • Fully efficient in custom record types, fields, forms, roles and permissions, page layouts, searches and reports, and NetSuite data model
  • Responsible for change management process for ongoing/post-go-live configuration changes

Requirements:

  • Three to five years of experience acting as a NetSuite Technical Administrator or NetSuite Consultant
  • NetSuite Administrator Certification preferred
  • Experience merging, managing, and maintaining data
  • Experience working with third-party vendors
  • Experience with internal controls and operational best practices
  • Strong organization skills and verbal and written communication skills
  • Detailed oriented
  • Experience with an Engineering, Construction, or Professional Services company preferred
  • Experience with the integration of acquired companies is a plus

Interested candidates should send a resume to bdickerson@jsitel.com.

Policy and Compliance Summer Intern, Regulatory Affairs Department – Maryland HQ

2022-04-18T11:36:04-04:00April 16, 2022|Career Opportunities|

Are you ready to work with communications providers who are passionate and excited about the prospect of bringing advanced communications and broadband services to the most rural parts of the country?

We are looking for someone with a passion for connectivity, communications, and client service, working in a cross-matrixed and cross-functional environment. JSI is a full-service consulting firm, providing operational, financial, management, engineering, regulatory and strategic assistance to independent community-based communications providers. You will work in our Greenbelt, Maryland, office for our Regulatory Affairs Department, which assists telecom, broadband, video/cable and wireless clients comply with a host of federal and state rules and regulations, including assessing regulations and their impact; design and enactment of effective compliance procedures; and assistance in filing required applications and waiver requests.

JSI’s Regulatory Affairs Department is committed to developing, maintaining, and enhancing successful relationships with existing and potential clients; advising clients on compliance with federal and state laws, rules, and regulations; and representing clients before the Federal Communications Commission, the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, the Rural Utilities Service, and other federal and state agencies through written (e.g., ex partes, petitions, waivers, and comments) and oral advocacy.

As an intern, you will research and write on a variety of policy and regulatory issues related to technology, media, and telecommunications. Candidates can expect to prepare briefing memos, talking points, comment summaries, and other written material to facilitate clients’ compliance with applicable regulatory requirements. This may also include reviewing contracts and drafting policies. You will work with staff to determine the impact of federal and state actions, develop presentations and other written materials, and act as an internal consultant to the Regulatory Affairs team. Interns will also generally support the Regulatory Affairs Department, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled full-time and pursuing a Juris Doctor Degree (graduate students will also be considered)
  • Strong research and writing skills required
  • Good presentation and communication skills required
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to handle multiple assignments, meet tight deadlines, and make decisions relying on sound judgment
  • Ability to work well with individuals across diverse teams and cultures
  • Proficiency in software programs such as Microsoft Office (Outlook, Teams, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat
  • Available to work full-time for at least 10 weeks during summer 2022 in the Greenbelt, MD office
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated interest in the telecommunications industry

About JSI:

JSI is the leader in consulting and broadband solutions for Rural and Tier II Service Providers. Over the past several years, JSI has expanded its services from compliance and regulatory consulting to business and finance consulting. JSI also acquired two broadband engineering firms and now offers engineering, implementation, and managed broadband services. With billions of dollars of new investments every year and the critical need to extend broadband offerings across the country, the U.S. communications space is growing rapidly. JSI is well-positioned to partner with our clients to help them succeed.

About the Regulatory Affairs Department:

The Regulatory Affairs Department is a strengths-based team that provides regulatory, legislative, policy, and compliance counsel to JSI departments and JSI clients. Specifically, we offer services in three distinct areas: (1) federal compliance, (2) federal advocacy and strategy, and (3) state compliance and policy.

With decades of staff expertise ranging from state public service commissions to the Federal Communications Commission and in-house communications companies, we advise clients, develop strategies, and implement projects for clients on various issues before state and federal agencies and departments. We partner with other JSI departments to identify, assess, and manage state and federal funding projects for clients.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply here.

Webinar: Complying with the FCC’s New Broadband Data Collection Requirements

2022-04-28T20:37:02-04:00April 14, 2022|Webinar Recordings|

On February 22, 2022, the FCC announced that all fixed and mobile broadband service providers must submit broadband availability data in the FCC’s Broadband Data Collection (BDC) system between June 30 and September 1, 2022, in accordance with the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act.

The relatively unclear guidance in this case, combined with the possibility of subsequent enforcement actions, requires companies to be proactive and to file their submissions early.

To that end, JSI will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 2:00 pm (ET) to provide you with the critical information that your company needs to comply with all of the FCC’s data-submission requirements. During our upcoming webinar program, our team of experts will discuss:

  • The impact of this requirement on service providers’ obligation to submit their semi-annual Form 477 filing;
  • The specifications for preparing data for submission to the BDC system;
  • Other recent updates and guidance from the FCC to help you prepare for the upcoming data-submission deadlines; and
  • How to avoid enforcement actions for failing to follow the FCC’s rules.

Purchase a Recording of This Webinar Program

If you were unable to attend this webinar, you can still purchase a recording of this program for $249 per company by contacting our Marketing Department, either by clicking the button below or by calling our Maryland office at 301-459-7590.

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Reminder: Annual Review of NENA ID Information

2022-04-16T13:26:56-04:00April 6, 2022|e-Lerts|

JSI Recommends That Its Clients Annually Review Their NENA ID Information

Have you checked your NENA ID profile lately? Is your ID still active? Are you wondering, “What is a NENA ID?”

What Is a NENA ID?

The National Emergency Number Association Identifier, commonly referred to as the NENA ID, is a unique three- to five-character code that helps 911 centers identify the service provider responsible for telephone numbers.

Why Is It Important?

The NENA ID is applied to telephone number records in the 911 database to help ensure that accurate caller location information can be provided to 911 centers and first responders when 911 is called. The ID also identifies the company responsible for the telephone number record in the 911 database.

What Is My Company’s Responsibility?

All service providers assigned a NENA ID are required to ensure the company’s contact information is current and accurate in the NENA database. In addition, the annual NENA ID invoices must be paid or the ID may be placed into inactive or canceled status.

What Happens If the NENA ID Is Flagged as Cancelled or Inactive?

The NENA Company ID status will be updated in the database indicating that the information has not been verified and is not confirmed to be accurate for 911 location identification services. A record remains in the database so that the ID is not reassigned, but eventually the associated information is subject to removal.

What Should I Do?

It is recommended that your company annually review and verify that the ID is still active and that all NENA ID data on file is accurate.

Let JSI Help.

JSI can provide you with your company’s current NENA ID data for your review, submit the necessary updates to the NENA ID administrator, notify your company once the updates are complete, keep records of the ID and any updates, as well as help you to bring canceled or inactive codes back to active status.

If you have any questions about this matter or need assistance with the annual NENA ID review, please contact Lisa Cover by clicking the button below or by calling 301-459-7590.

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FCC Requires Broadband Providers to Submit Supply Chain Reports by May 5 (Updated)

2022-04-14T14:30:46-04:00April 1, 2022|e-Lerts|

JSI Urges Its Clients to File Well in Advance of the Deadline to Allow Time to Address Potential Technical Glitches

In a recently released Public Notice, the FCC established a new reporting requirement as part of its obligations under the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019.

All broadband providers must now file what is known as the “Supply Chain Annual Report” no later than May 5, 2022. Notably, as part of this new reporting requirement, providers must certify whether their networks contain or use specific equipment or services obtained from five Chinese companies.

All JSI clients that provide broadband services must submit this report through the FCC’s newly created online reporting portal.

This new reporting requirement specifically applies to all providers of “high-speed, switched, broadband telecommunications capability that enables users to originate and receive high-quality voice, data, graphics, and video telecommunications of at least 200 kbps in either direction.” Additionally, this requirement applies regardless of whether a covered broadband provider participated in the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program or filed the April 2020 report required of all eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs).

In the Supply Chain Annual Report, broadband providers must confirm whether their networks contain or use specific equipment or services obtained from the relevant Chinese companies identified on the FCC’s Covered List, meaning that the equipment or services are considered to pose a threat to US national security interests.

Providers must answer “yes” if they have purchased, rented, leased, or otherwise obtained equipment or services on or after August 14, 2018, from one of the following companies, their subsidiaries, or affiliates:

  1. Huawei Technologies Company
  2. ZTE Corporation
  3. Hytera Communications Corporation
  4. Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company
  5. Dahua Technology Company

It should be noted that the last three companies manufacture video surveillance and telecommunications equipment that was not required to be included in April 2020 when the FCC required ETCs to file similar reports.

If your company uses any equipment or services meeting the requirements outlined above, it must provide a significant amount of detailed information to the FCC annually, including the locations, types, suppliers, historic and replacement cost, functionality, replacement plans, and a detailed explanation for your company’s decision to obtain that equipment. This year, the report will be due on May 5, 2022, and the deadline next year will be March 31, 2023.

On the other hand, if your company does not use any equipment or services identified on the Covered List, the filing is relatively streamlined and is only required once. Your company may need to make future filings if it starts using such equipment, or if the FCC adds your equipment to the Covered List.

With the FCC implementing this filing requirement for the first time, we urge clients to prepare and submit their filings as soon as possible and no later than mid-April. It has been our experience that new portal filing systems can be cumbersome and that filings can take longer than expected. Beginning the process now will help ensure that your company is not at risk of missing this filing deadline — one that pertains to critical national security concerns — and inviting an FCC enforcement inquiry. The reporting portal, instructions, and other information about the annual reporting requirement are now available at www.fcc.gov/supplychain.

If you have any questions about this new filing requirement or would like JSI’s assistance with this filing, please contact our subject-matter experts by clicking the button below.

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Staff Director, Regulatory Affairs Department – Maryland HQ

2022-04-16T12:32:05-04:00March 31, 2022|Career Opportunities|

Are you ready to work with communications providers who are passionate and excited about the prospect of bringing advanced communications and broadband services to the most rural parts of the country?

We are expanding our team to help support our telecom, broadband, video/cable, satellite, and wireless clients to comply with a host of federal and state rules and regulations and to navigate the regulatory landscape when challenges arise.

Our ideal candidate is someone with a passion for connectivity, communications, and client service, as well as working in a cross-matrixed and cross-functional environment. You will work out of our Greenbelt, MD office in the Regulatory Affairs Department, which assists telecom, broadband, and video/cable and wireless clients to comply with a host of federal and state rules and regulations.

The Staff Director/Director will:

  • Proactively expand, develop, and promote new services for the Regulatory Affairs Department and our company.
  • Advise and assist clients in complying with the federal and state rules and regulations.
  • Draft pleadings, petitions, comments, and other advocacy-related documents.
  • Oversee and ensure timely execution of all aspects associated with meeting filing and other critical deadlines.
  • Inform clients of regulations by preparing or editing time-sensitive written updates.
  • Develop analyses that identify key regulatory opportunities as well as risks and that provide pertinent recommendations.
  • Provide regulatory advice and support to multidisciplinary teams within the Regulatory Affairs and other departments.
  • Oversee research, analysis, and written work products for internal and external audiences.
  • Oversee client engagements.
  • Work across teams to find and implement innovative solutions in response to complex regulatory challenges.
  • Train, mentor, and supervise a team of regulatory staff.

Serving as both a business and a thought leader for the Department, the Staff Director will work with team leads, the Regulatory Affairs Vice President, and other leaders across the firm to develop and roll out new service offerings for clients. This also entails publishing thought pieces, speaking at conferences, and developing and growing junior staff. This position has a minimum-billable-hours requirement.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree preferred (JD, MA, MS, etc.).
  • 10+ years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, private practice of federal or state government, including on regulatory and/or policy matters.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience managing people.
  • Experience at the FCC, on Capitol Hill, or in a state regulatory body is preferred.
  • 8+ years’ experience drafting and negotiating contracts, including interconnection agreements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience overseeing the drafting of legal and regulatory documents, the ability to make effective speeches and presentations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, management, and supervisory skills with a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others. This includes the ability to assign and delegate work, problem solve, answer questions, and evaluate results of performance.
  • Exercise good judgment and be extremely well-organized and self-directed.
  • Maintain confidentiality and access to sensitive information.
  • Ability to travel.
  • A great attitude.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong data-driven analytical skills, with experience in establishing and tracking program metrics.
  • Strong client service skills.
  • Proficiency in software programs such as those in the Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Teams, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize simultaneous assignments in a fast-paced, dynamic, and high-volume and ambiguous environment.
  • Ability to build trusting relationships with stakeholders at various levels across the organization.
  • Ability to work independently based on general guidance and experience and ability to work collaboratively.
  • Entrepreneurial and team-based mindset.
  • Program and team management experience.

About JSI:

JSI is the leader in consulting and broadband solutions for Rural and Tier II Service Providers. Over the past several years, JSI has expanded its services from compliance and regulatory consulting to business and finance consulting. With the recent acquisition of two broadband engineering firms, JSI is offering engineering, implementation, and managed services of broadband solutions. With billions of dollars of new investments every year and the critical need to extend broadband offerings across the country, the U.S. communications space has been growing rapidly and JSI is well-positioned to partner with our clients to help them succeed.

About the Regulatory Affairs Department:

The Regulatory Affairs Department provides regulatory, legislative, policy, and compliance counsel to JSI departments and JSI clients. Specifically, we provide services in three distinct areas: (1) federal compliance, (2) federal advocacy and strategy, and (3) state compliance and policy. With decades of staff expertise ranging from state public service commissions, the Federal Communications Commission, and in-house at communications companies, we advise clients, develop strategies, and implement projects for clients on a wide range of issues before both state and federal agencies and departments. We also partner with other JSI departments to identify, assess, and manage state and federal funding projects for clients.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply here.

Senior Telecommunications Policy Consultant – Maryland HQ

2022-04-18T15:19:03-04:00March 31, 2022|Career Opportunities|

Are you ready to work with communications providers who are passionate and excited about the prospect of bringing advanced communications and broadband services to the most rural parts of the country?

We are expanding our team to help support our telecom, broadband, video/cable, satellite, and wireless clients to comply with federal and state rules and regulations and navigate the regulatory landscape when challenges arise.

Our ideal candidate is someone with a passion for connectivity, communications, and client service, working in a cross-matrixed and cross-functional environment. You will work out of our Greenbelt, Maryland office in the Regulatory Affairs Department, which assists telecom, broadband, and video/cable and wireless clients to comply with federal and state rules and regulations.

The Counsel will:

  • Draft, review, and advise on various agreements and contracts for clients, including Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Interconnection Agreements, Grantee/Sub-Grantee Agreements, Non—Disclosure Agreements, etc.
  • Oversee research, analysis, and written work products for internal and external audiences.
  • Oversee client engagements.
  • Oversee the tracking of regulations and legislation, assess the potential impact on our company and clients, engage in advocacy, and drive implementation to address new requirements.
  • Work across teams to find and implement innovative solutions in response to complex regulatory challenges.
  • Provide regulatory support to internal departments.
  • Act as primary contact for federal government and state regulatory agencies, clients, and possibly telecommunications industry groups.

Serving as both a business and thought leader for the Department, the Senior Counsel will work with team leads, the Regulatory Affairs Vice President, and other leaders across the company to develop and roll out new service offerings for clients. Your role also may entail publishing thought pieces, speaking at conferences, and developing and growing junior staff.

Qualifications:

  • JD and bar admittance.
  • 10+ years’ legal experience in the telecommunications industry, private practice of federal or state government, including advising leadership on legal and policy matters in the telecommunications field.
  • 8+ years’ experience drafting and negotiating contracts, including interconnection agreements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience overseeing the drafting of legal and regulatory documents.
  • The ability to make effective speeches and presentations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, management, and supervisory skills with a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
  • Exercise good judgment and is exceptionally well organized and self-directed.
  • Maintains confidentiality and access to sensitive information.
  • Ability to travel.
  • A great attitude.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical skills, with experience in establishing and tracking program metrics.
  • Strong client service skills.
  • Proficiency in software programs such as those in the Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Teams, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize simultaneous assignments in a fast-paced, dynamic, high-volume and ambiguous environment.
  • Ability to build trusting relationships with stakeholders at various levels across the organization.
  • Ability to work independently based on general guidance and experience and ability to work collaboratively.
  • Entrepreneurial and team-based mindset.
  • Program and team management experience.

About JSI:

JSI is the leader in consulting and broadband solutions for Rural and Tier II Service Providers. Over the past several years, JSI has expanded its services from compliance and regulatory consulting to business and finance consulting. With the recent acquisition of two broadband engineering firms, JSI is offering engineering, implementation, and managed services of broadband solutions. With billions of dollars of new investments every year and the critical need to extend broadband offerings across the country, the U.S. communications space has been growing rapidly and JSI is well-positioned to partner with our clients to help them succeed.

About the Regulatory Affairs Department:

The Regulatory Affairs Department provides regulatory, legislative, policy, and compliance counsel to JSI departments and JSI clients. Specifically, we provide services in three distinct areas: (1) federal compliance, (2) federal advocacy and strategy, and (3) state compliance and policy. With decades of staff expertise ranging from state public service commissions, the Federal Communications Commission, and in-house at communications companies, we advise clients, develop strategies, and implement projects for clients on a wide range of issues before both state and federal agencies and departments. We also partner with other JSI departments to identify, assess, and manage state and federal funding projects for clients.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply here.

Policy Counsel – Maryland HQ

2022-04-16T13:15:48-04:00March 31, 2022|Career Opportunities|

Are you ready to work with communications providers who are passionate and excited about the prospect of bringing advanced communications and broadband services to the most rural parts of the country?

We are expanding our team and looking for someone passionate about connectivity, communications, and client service, working in a cross-matrixed and cross-functional environment. You will work for our Regulatory Affairs Department in our Greenbelt, MD office. The Regulatory Affairs Department assists telecom, broadband, and video/cable and wireless clients comply with a host of federal and state rules and regulations, including assessing regulations and their impact, designing and enacting effective compliance procedures, and assisting in filing required applications and waivers.

You will develop and maintain relationships with existing and potential clients through effective oral and written communications. You will advise clients on compliance with federal and state laws, rules, and regulations.

You will facilitate client compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and manage client relationships through effective oral and written communications to obtain and deliver information promptly. You will also help develop, implement, and maintain compliance programs for our clients, which may include preparing webinars, training, and written materials. You may also conduct audits of client filings to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.

You may also maintain and track federal filing deadlines, including monitoring the Federal Register, FCC Daily Digest, and other sources for deadlines. Additional responsibilities may include assisting with state filings and grant applications, developing and maintaining templates for forms and documents, including but not limited to checklists, cover letters, requests for confidentiality, correspondence, and disclosure statements the Regulatory Affairs Department routinely uses.

This position has a minimum billable-hours requirement.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or Juris Doctor (JD) degree preferred.
  • One to four years’ legal or policy experience, preferably in the telecommunications industry.
  • A great attitude.
  • Self-starter.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong data-driven analytical skills.
  • Enjoys interacting with clients.
  • Proficiency in software programs such as those in the Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Teams, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize assignments in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to work well with individuals across diverse teams and cultures.

About JSI:

JSI is the leader in consulting and broadband solutions for Rural and Tier II Service Providers. Over the past several years, JSI has expanded its services from compliance and regulatory consulting to business and finance consulting. With the recent acquisition of two broadband engineering firms, JSI is offering engineering, implementation, and managed services of broadband solutions. With billions of dollars of new investments every year and the critical need to extend broadband offerings across the country, the U.S. communications space has been growing rapidly and JSI is well-positioned to partner with our clients to help them succeed.

About the Regulatory Affairs Department:

The Regulatory Affairs Department provides regulatory, legislative, policy, and compliance counsel to JSI departments and JSI clients. Specifically, we provide services in three distinct areas: (1) federal compliance, (2) federal advocacy and strategy, and (3) state compliance and policy. With decades of staff expertise ranging from state public service commissions, the Federal Communications Commission, and in-house at communications companies, we advise clients, develop strategies, and implement projects for clients on a wide range of issues before both state and federal agencies and departments. We also partner with other JSI departments to identify, assess, and manage state and federal funding projects for clients.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply here.

Broadband Compliance Consultant / Manager – Maryland HQ

2022-04-16T13:50:47-04:00March 31, 2022|Career Opportunities|

Are you ready to work with communications providers who are passionate and excited about the prospect of bringing advanced communications and broadband services to the most rural parts of the country? Our clients have been successfully pursuing the flurry of broadband funding from across the federal government and state broadband offices, and they are preparing to apply for the $65 billion dedicated to broadband-related infrastructure over the next five years as well as all the state broadband funding opportunities.

We are expanding our team to help support our clients that are applying for this funding and then complying with the myriad requirements after they win the award. With a 93% success rate with the last round of funding from the Rural Utilities Service and 95 applications submitted for the most recent round of funding, we are ramping up for what comes next.

Our ideal candidate is someone with a passion for connectivity, communications, and client service, working in a cross-matrixed and cross-functional environment. You will work for our Regulatory Affairs Department in our Greenbelt, Maryland, office, assisting telecom, broadband, and video/cable and wireless clients to comply with a range of federal and state rules and regulations, including assessing regulations and their impact; design and enactment of effective compliance procedures; and assistance in filing required applications and waivers.

The successful candidate will facilitate client compliance with applicable regulatory requirements. This requires managing client relationships through effective oral and written communications to obtain and deliver information in a timely manner.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred but not required.
  • Minimum of ten years’ professional experience in the telecommunications regulatory space with expertise in handling matters before federal and state regulatory agencies, including state public service commissions and familiarity with various filing requirements and systems.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience preparing grant or funding applications and responding to RFPs.
  • A great attitude.
  • Self-starter; able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to hit the ground running.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong data-driven analytical skills, with experience in establishing and tracking program metrics.
  • Strong client service skills.
  • Proficiency in software applications such as those in the Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Teams, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize simultaneous assignments in a fast-paced, dynamic, and high-volume and ambiguous environment.
  • Ability to build trusting relationships with stakeholders at various levels across the organization.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including experience effectively articulating recommendations both verbally and in written form.
  • Ability to work independently based on general guidance and experience and ability to work collaboratively.
  • Entrepreneurial and team-based mindset.
  • Program and team management experience.
  • Ability to work well with individuals across diverse teams and cultures.

About JSI:

JSI is the leader in consulting and broadband solutions for Rural and Tier II Service Providers. Over the past several years, JSI has expanded its services from compliance and regulatory consulting to business and finance consulting. With the recent acquisition of two broadband engineering firms, JSI is offering engineering, implementation, and managed services of broadband solutions. With billions of dollars of new investments every year and the critical need to extend broadband offerings across the country, the U.S. communications space has been growing rapidly and JSI is well-positioned to partner with our clients to help them succeed.

About the Regulatory Affairs Department:

The Regulatory Affairs Department provides regulatory, legislative, policy, and compliance counsel to JSI departments and JSI clients. Specifically, we provide services in three distinct areas: (1) federal compliance, (2) federal advocacy and strategy, and (3) state compliance and policy. With decades of staff expertise ranging from state public service commissions, the Federal Communications Commission, and in-house at communications companies, we advise clients, develop strategies, and implement projects for clients on a wide range of issues before both state and federal agencies and departments. We also partner with other JSI departments to identify, assess, and manage state and federal funding projects for clients.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply here.

Policy Analyst / Senior Policy Analyst – Maryland HQ

2022-04-16T13:16:29-04:00March 31, 2022|Career Opportunities|

Are you ready to work with communications providers who are passionate and excited about the prospect of bringing advanced communications and broadband services to the most rural parts of the country?

We are expanding our team and looking for someone passionate about connectivity, communications, and client service, working in a cross-matrixed and cross-functional environment. You will work for our Regulatory Affairs Department in our Greenbelt, MD office. The Regulatory Affairs Department assists telecom, broadband, and video/cable and wireless clients comply with a host of federal and state rules and regulations, including assessing regulations and their impact, designing and enacting effective compliance procedures, and assisting in filing required applications and waivers.

You will develop and maintain relationships with existing and potential clients through effective oral and written communications. You will advise clients on compliance with federal and state laws, rules, and regulations.

You will facilitate client compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and manage client relationships through effective oral and written communications to obtain and deliver information promptly. You will also help develop, implement, and maintain compliance programs for our clients, which may include preparing webinars, training, and written materials. You may also conduct audits of client filings to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.

You may also maintain and track federal filing deadlines, including monitoring the Federal Register, FCC Daily Digest, and other sources for deadlines. Additional responsibilities may include assisting with state filings and grant applications, developing and maintaining templates for forms and documents, including but not limited to checklists, cover letters, requests for confidentiality, correspondence, and disclosure statements the Regulatory Affairs Department routinely uses.

This position has a minimum billable-hours requirement.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or Juris Doctor (JD) degree preferred.
  • One to four years’ legal or policy experience, preferably in the telecommunications industry.
  • A great attitude.
  • Self-starter.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong data-driven analytical skills.
  • Enjoys interacting with clients.
  • Proficiency in software programs such as those in the Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Teams, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize assignments in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to work well with individuals across diverse teams and cultures.

About JSI:

JSI is the leader in consulting and broadband solutions for Rural and Tier II Service Providers. Over the past several years, JSI has expanded its services from compliance and regulatory consulting to business and finance consulting. With the recent acquisition of two broadband engineering firms, JSI is offering engineering, implementation, and managed services of broadband solutions. With billions of dollars of new investments every year and the critical need to extend broadband offerings across the country, the U.S. communications space has been growing rapidly and JSI is well-positioned to partner with our clients to help them succeed.

About the Regulatory Affairs Department:

The Regulatory Affairs Department provides regulatory, legislative, policy, and compliance counsel to JSI departments and JSI clients. Specifically, we provide services in three distinct areas: (1) federal compliance, (2) federal advocacy and strategy, and (3) state compliance and policy. With decades of staff expertise ranging from state public service commissions, the Federal Communications Commission, and in-house at communications companies, we advise clients, develop strategies, and implement projects for clients on a wide range of issues before both state and federal agencies and departments. We also partner with other JSI departments to identify, assess, and manage state and federal funding projects for clients.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply here.

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