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.