Supervisory Attorney Advisor

District of Columbia, D.C
Feb 03, 2023
Feb 09, 2023
Full Time

The incumbent will serve as the Associate Chief for the Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Division (CCR), Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB), with responsibility for authoritative legal oversight and interpretation on such matters as communications network reliability, ​cybersecurity, reliability of the nation's emergency warning systems, public safety, homeland security, disaster management, etc.

Provides expert legal oversight and interpretation on the impact of the Communications Act, Administrative Procedures Act, Paperwork Reduction Act, Freedom of Information Act, Federal Advisory Committee Act and other relevant statutes, Commission rules and decisions pertaining to CCR Division activities.

The incumbent will assist the CCR Division Chief and Deputy Chiefs with planning, directing and coordinating divisional functions and responsibilities; establishing priorities and strategies for the division; coordinating assigned activities to ensure consistent application of relevant rules, policies, and orders.

Incumbent will assist with the establishment of long and short term goals in order to fulfill the Division's mission; assess division workload and performance; plan for professional staff development; establish and revise policies as appropriate; communicate broad perspective of the Division and Bureau's functions, policies and activities.

Incumbent engages with the Division staff to obtain and provide information, direct action, modify, expand or reverse findings, as appropriate. Convenes and/or participates in meetings with agency staff members, industry representatives and trade associates to discuss potential or existing problem areas, negotiate resolutions to include alternative resolution disputes and to ensure legal sufficiency of agreements.


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship.
  • Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation.
  • Serve a trial period of one year, if applicable.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • If selected you must submit a financial disclosure statement.
  • Bar Membership Documentation Required Upon Selection.
  • Education-Transcripts Required Upon Selection.
  • Ability to obtain Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)
  • Current/former federal employees must provide SF-50 to verify grade, status
  • Current FCC employees must provide SF-50 verifying grade & status.

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.

ALL CURRENT/FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND CURRENT FCC EMPLOYEES MUST provide a legible Personnel Action, SF-50, that verifies your status and highest permanently held grade. If an SF-50 is not submitted, the application will be rated as ineligible.

CURRENT FCC EMPLOYEES-To request a copy of your SF-50 please send an email to


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.

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.


B. Specialized Experience

Applicants must have a minimum of four years of professional law experience, and a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience includes the following:

(1) Supervising and/or managing a multi-functional staff responsible for line/staff functions and activities;

(2) Conducting legal research and interpreting law, policy and regulation related to communications, administrative, public safety/homeland security, and/or communications network reliability, resiliency, security and/or cybersecurity matters;

(3) Providing advice to senior officials on complex legal, regulatory, and/or policy matters involving communications, administrative, public safety/homeland security, and/or communications network reliability, resiliency, security and/or cybersecurity matters;

(4) Drafting, reviewing, editing and delivering complex legal and policy documents, briefing materials, technical reports, assessments, plans, and/or proposals;

(5) Conducting oral presentations of plans, proposals, legal, and technical analysis to a variety of audiences, including senior leadership; and/or

(6) Developing and implementing strategic plans.

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.


Refer to Educational requirements outlined within the "Qualifications" section.

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.

- If applicable, you will be required to serve a trial period of one year.

- In order for you to be employed at the FCC, there are certain Commission and Federal laws governing the financial interests of you and members of your immediate family. If selected for the position, you must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position.