Attorney-Advisor (General) (GS-905)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
May 24, 2022
Closes
May 25, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The incumbent must possess a working knowledge of media policy, law, and regulation. Incumbent drafts a wide variety of documents including agenda items, staff decisions, briefing papers, notices of proposed rulemaking, reports and orders, memoranda, and public notices related to the licensing, regulation, and transfer of broadcast radio and television stations, multichannel video distributors, and satellite radio/television providers. The matters addressed may include but are not limited to the following:
    • Analyze comments and draft portions of matters related to competition, compliance with the Commission's structural ownership rules, and other compliance issues in conjunction with assignment and transfer applications;
    • Research issues and draft portions of periodic reports to Congress on the competition in the radio, television, or cable markets;
    • Review of media transactions to consider the potential economic harm or benefit arising from transactions, as well as the transaction's compliance with the FCC's rules, policies, and statutes, as well as research, analysis, and drafting of Commission documents regarding the same;
    • Research and drafting of portions of Commission rule making or adjudicatory decisions; legal issues, marketplace analysis, industry studies or report to Congress, and compliance with Commission regulations and policy;
    • Coordination with other Bureau's/Offices (e.g. Office of General Counsel, Office of Economics and Analytics, and Enforcement Bureau) on issues such as novel legal issues, marketplace analysis, industry studies or reports to Congress, and compliance with Commission regulations and policy.

The coordination, research, and drafting of documents may involve complex fact patterns and present policy and decisional questions of first impression, as well as interpretation and application of Commission precedent. The legal work requires research and comprehensive analysis, as well as superior drafting and communication skills.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Bar Membership Documentation Required Upon Selection
  • Education-Transcripts Required Upon Selection
  • US Citizenship
  • Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation
  • Serve a probationary period of one year, if applicable
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service
  • Financial disclosure statement may be required upon assuming the position


Please note your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the vacancy questions. Your resume is an integral part of the process for determining if you meet the basic qualifications of the position and determining if you are to be among the best qualified.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Professional law experience is the experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

In order to be deemed as qualified, candidates must meet the educational requirements in addition to the specialized experience requirements as outlined below.

A. Education

You must meet the minimum basic educational requirements for Attorney positions. Education requirements include: a professional law degree JD, LL.B., and/or LL.M.

NOTE-If you do not provide a transcript at the time of application, a transcript will be required to be provided at the time of selection.


AND

B. Specialized Experience


GS-11

No specialized experience required. Only the educational requirements in Part A are required to qualify at the GS-11 grade level.

GS-12

Possess a minimum of one year of professional law experience and at least one year must be equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience includes the following:
  • Conducting in-depth legal research;
  • Drafting legal documents; and
  • Providing input regarding the resolution of legal issues.

GS-13

Possess at least two years of professional law experience and at least one year must be equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience includes the following:
  • Conducting in-depth legal research;
  • Preparing complex legal documents;
  • Developing research strategies for legal issues;
  • Writing documents such as briefs, research memoranda and report summaries with analyses and recommendations; and
  • Making oral presentations and communicating research results.

GS-14

Possess at least three years of professional law experience and at least one year must be equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience includes the following:
  • Interpreting communication laws, statutes, regulations and/or rulemaking documents;
  • Analyzing legal issues including weighing implications, identifying potential problems and proposing solutions;
  • Writing documents to include briefs, issue papers, and report summaries with analyses and recommendations; and
  • Representing an organization and communicating its policy and/or legal position.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: 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.

Education

Refer to educational qualification requirements outlined in the Qualifications section above.

Additional information

EEO Policy Statement

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement

Veterans Information

Legal and Regulatory Guidance

Before hiring, an agency will ask you to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. The agency will also ask you to sign and certify the accuracy of all the information in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be fined or jailed. If you are a male over age 18 who was born after December 31, 1959, you must have registered with the Selective Service System (or have an exemption) to be eligible for a Federal job.

Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

*NOTE-This position is in the bargaining unit. The exclusive representative is NTEU Chapter 209.