Attorney Advisor (General)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jun 16, 2017
Closes
Jul 17, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

NOTE THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSING DATE HAS BEEN EXSTENDED FROM 6/29/17 TO 7/14/17.



This position is located in the Office of General Counsel, Administrative Law Division, Washington, DC

Relocation expenses will not be paid.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bar Membership Required.
  • Must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation.
  • Serve a probationary period of one year, if applicable.
  • US Citizenship.
  • 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.

    Applicants must meet both professional law experience and specialized 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 to be filled.

    Specialized Experience: Applicants for the GS-14 grade level must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-13 grade level in the Federal service.

    To Qualify for the GS-14: Applicant 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 grade level in the Federal Service performing the following:

    Examples of specialized experience include: Experience interpreting and applying federal statutes and regulations; skill in analyzing complex legal and technical issues; experience preparing comprehensive legal documents; the ability to communicate and interact with individuals at varying levels of authority.

    Specialized Experience: Applicants for the GS-15 grade level must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-14 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 that experience must be specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal Service performing the following:

    Examples of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level include: Experience researching, interpreting and applying novel federal statutes and regulations; skill in analyzing complex legal and technical issues and providing recomendations or solutions; experience preparing comprehensive legal documents; the ability to communicate and interact with individuals at varying levels of authority both orally and in writing.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    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.

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    DUTIES:

    The incumbent will serve as a Senior Attorney in the Office of General Counsel, Administrative Law Division, and is responsible for researching, analyzing, and developing legal advice regarding complex and difficult legal issues that are presented to the General Counsel's Office for review.

    Incumbent reports directly to the Deputy Associate General Counsel for Agenda Review, Administrative Law Division and participates as a member of one of several Division teams of "agenda review" attorneys. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Provides legal advice to all the Commission Bureaus and Offices and to the Chairman and Commissioners regarding proposed policy initiatives and proceedings, subject to supervision and review by the Deputy Associate General Counsel; provides substantive legal analysis and advice in one or more of the following subject matter areas: wireline, wireless, media, international, public safety and homeland security, engineering and technology, enforcement, and consumer and governmental affairs.

    Monitors and analyzes the trend of communications and administrative law to determine its effect and/or potential impact on Commission actions; prepares legal advice on the basis of legal research and consultation with appropriate experts on important and/or novel jurisdictional, statutory, or regulatory problems/issues in one or more of the following areas of law: communications law, administrative law and procedure, constitutional law, environment and historic preservation law, homeland defense and cybersecurity law, privacy law, ex parte rules, use of government information, international laws and treaties, preemption law, and liaison with federal, state and/or local authorities.

    Reviews and drafts regulatory initiatives as directed by the Deputy Associate General Counsel; prepares draft opinions, recommendations, and legal memoranda for review by the Deputy Associate General Counsel; and represents the General Counsel's Office at internal Commission meetings and in agency meetings with outside parties.

    Coordinates with and advises OGC's Litigation Division to the extent matters may result in administrative or judicial litigation; serves as one of the principal legal advisors concerning these projects in the Office of General Counsel. Performs such day-to-day duties under a minimum of supervision and direction.