Supervisory Attorney Advisor

Federal Communications Commission
Washington D.C.
Mar 09, 2017
Mar 24, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is located in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau/Cybersecurity & Communications Reliability Division, Washington, DC.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

  • Occasional Travel
  • 2 to 3 times per year, 2-5 days each trip

  • No

  • Bar Membership Required.
  • US Citizenship.
  • Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance Required.
  • Drug Testing Required

  • 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: 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.

    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.

    To Qualify for the GS-15: Applicant must possess at least four years of professional law experience and at least one year of the experience must be specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service.

    Examples of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service performing the following: 1) Experience planning, coordinating and conducting legal research and analysis related to public safety and communications network reliability; 2) Experience researching, interpreting and applying public safety and communications laws, rules, regulations, and guidance, particularly as they pertain to ensuring communications networks are reliable, resilient and secure; 3) Experience analyzing and evaluating public safety and network reliability technical reports and industry data, as well as an understanding of the telecommunications policy process; 4) Experience developing, recommending, and evaluating legal policy options and alternatives; 5) Experience conducting oral presentations (i.e., presenting plans and proposals to senior management officials, presenting technical information to diverse audiences); 6) Experience producing legal written communications (i.e., legal briefs, technical reports, assessments, plans and proposals); 7) Experience supervising or managing a multifunctional staff responsible for line/staff functions and activities.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID 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.

    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.

    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.


    In addition, continued employment is contingent upon the Commission’s decision to grant you a Top Secret/SCI level clearance, and your ability to maintain this clearance. Finally, this offer is contingent upon your successful results of the initial mandatory drug testing and periodic testing as determined by the Commission.

    Top Secret/SCI

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