Attorney Advisor (PU)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 23, 2022
Closes
Dec 01, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As an Attorney Advisor for the Competition Policy and Telecommunications Access Policy Divisions, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Provides legal advice and services at the highest level of responsibility on projects involving extremely complex and difficult legal, factual, and policy issues.
  • Plans and provides direction for broad policy planning, policy review, or rulemaking proceedings and inquiries.
  • Formulates policy statements, proposed Commission decisions, proposals for modification of regulations or enactment of new regulations and position papers.
  • Initiates rulemaking proceedings on major policy matter; reviews and recommends actions on petitions for rulemaking submitted to the Commission.
  • Develops criteria for implementation of Commission decision and presents guidelines for staff action; directs the work of teams to develop detailed programs.
  • Reviews notices of rulemaking or inquiry, proposed Commission orders, and decisions initiated by other Bureaus and/or Divisions to ensure consistency in policy.
  • May represent the Division in conferences with representatives of industry and government.


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 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 "BEST QUALIFIED" candidates must meet both the educational requirements and the specialized experience requirements 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

Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience in or equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service.

For this position at the GS-14 level, applicants must possess at least three years of professional law experience and at least one year of that experience must be specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal Service. For this position, specialized experience includes the following:

1) conducting legal research and preparing legal documents;

2) developing research strategies for complex legal issues;

3) writing complex documents such as briefs, issue papers, orders, rulemaking items, and report summaries with analyses and recommendations;

4) making oral presentations, communicating legal research results, and defending legal positions; and

5) experience providing legal guidance to attorneys and other professionals.

For this position at the GS-15 level, applicants must possess at least four years of professional law experience and at least one year of that experience must be specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal Service. For this position, specialized experience includes the following:

1) overseeing and/or leading others in analyzing complex issues affecting federal regulatory matters and questions of law and fact and rendering opinions on such issues;

2) directing and conducting in-depth, complex legal research on authorities and precedents on points of law;

3) reviewing and analyzing pleadings and other position papers on controversial and complex issues;

4) writing and directing others in writing detailed and complex documents including briefs, issue papers, reports, policy statements, and summaries with recommendations or conclusions; and/or

5) providing legal guidance to attorneys and other professionals.

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 information outlined under the "Qualifications" subheading.

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.