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The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) was established by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 as an independent authority within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) under the Department of Commerce. FirstNet will deploy and operate a nationwide public safety broadband network.

FirstNet's responsibilities include network design, ensuring nationwide standards for use and access of the network, establishment of provider agreements, infrastructure construction, equipment deployment and issuing open, transparent, and competitive requests for proposals to build, operate, and maintain the network.

FirstNet is led by a 15-member Board and day-to-day operations are managed by a Board-appointed General Manager. We are a new and growing agency that is seeking the most qualified and highly motivated professionals with positions in:

  • Communications and Outreach
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Public Safety (Mission Support)

FirstNet is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse workforce. Employees at FirstNet play a vital role in helping to ensure that first responders, law enforcement, emergency service providers and officials can work together, save lives and protect the health and safety of all Americans.

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