Attorney Advisor (General)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 21, 2019
Closes
Jun 28, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the International Bureau, Telecommunications & Analysis Division, Washington, DC.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

The incumbent reviews and analyzes complex foreign ownership issues under Section 310 of the Act and authorization/licensing matters as they apply to international telecommunications carriers. The incumbent reviews and analyzes assignment and/or transfer and control applications for international Section 214 authorizations and/or submarine cable licenses to determine whether they comply with FCC rules, regulations, and policies. The incumbent drafts orders or other decisional documents adjudicating applications to provide international telecommunications services in the United States and ensures that procedural rules are followed in reaching a decision. The incumbent determines whether the factual circumstances presented in an application justify any requests to waive the Commission's rules and makes recommendations and/or decisions accordingly. The incumbent coordinates with staff from other Bureaus/Offices, as necessary, to ensure that all pertinent issues are resolved in order to grant or deny the applications or petitions. The incumbent conducts extensive research and provides legal counsel to senior managers in connection with the interpretation of domestic and international rules (including rules regarding foreign ownership), regulations, and policies that govern international telecommunications services. The incumbent analyzes and evaluates complex information and makes oral and written recommendations to managers on legal and policy issues. The incumbent drafts legal documents, such as Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs) and Reports and Orders (R&Os), to develop new Commission rules or modify existing rules related to 47 CFR Parts 1, 43, and 63 of the Commission's rules and other pertinent rule sections. The incumbent performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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


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 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.

For GS-11: Applicant must have a minimum requirement of completing a J.D. or LL.B from accredited school.

For GS-12: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of professional law experience in or equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Service. For this position, experience includes the following:
  • Conducting in-depth research;
  • Drafting legal documents; and
  • Providing input regarding the resolution of legal issues.

  • For GS-13: Applicants must 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. For this position, specialized experience includes the following:
  • Writing legal documents;
  • Conducting in-depth legal research;
  • Developing research strategies for legal issues; and
  • Making oral presentations and communicating research results.

  • For GS-14: Applicants must 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. For this position, specialized experience includes the following:
  • Writing complex legal documents;
  • Interpreting communication laws, statutes, regulations and/or rulemaking documents;
  • Analyzing legal issues including weighing implications, identifying potential problems and proposing solutions; and
  • Representing an organization and communicating its policy and/or legal position.

  • 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.

    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.

    Additional information

    THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL ADDITIONAL VACANCIES.

    EEO Policy Statement Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement Veterans Information Legal and Regulatory Guidance

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    All candidates will be considered without regard to political or religious affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, non-disqualifying physical or mental handicap, age, or any other non-merit factor. THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

    All applicants will be rated on the extent and quality of experience and education relevant to the duties of the position. Applicants who do not respond to the application questions and/or do not submit a supporting resume will be rated ineligible. Please note your resume must thoroughly support your responses. to the vacancy questions.

    There are several parts to the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application including:

    1. the core questions
    2. supplemental documentation (e.g., DD-214, SF-50, SF-15, transcripts); and
    3. your resume.

    Applicants will be rated ineligible, if they do not respond to job specific questions provide supplemental documents and submit resume. For more information, please click on Rating Process

    You will be evaluated for this position on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs):
    • Knowledge of legal and policy research techniques
    • Ability to work with diverse individuals with different viewpoints and reach a consensus on significant issues.
    • Ability to communicate orally on complex legal issues.
    • Ability to communicate in writing in order to produce legal documents.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    ***ALL SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE FCC'S HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. ONCE YOU APPLY TO THIS VACANCY YOU WILL BE PROMPTED BY THE SYSTEM TO EITHER UPLOAD DOCUMENTS OR PRINT FAX COVER-SHEETS. THE FAX NUMBER WILL BE LISTED ON THIS SHEET. IF FAXING, ALL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED SHOULD BE FAXED SEPARATELY ON THE FAX COVER-SHEET PROVIDED. ONCE FAXED, YOU SHOULD RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION WITHIN AN HOUR. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION, YOUR FAX HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFULLY RECEIVED AND YOU SHOULD FAX AGAIN.

    IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO FAX THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE AT 202-418-0130 PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.***

    Supplemental Documents Required:

    Current Federal employees should submit a copy of their most recent annual performance appraisal;

    Veterans must submit a legible copy of form DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," or an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference, plus the proof required by that form. Please refer to OPM's VetGuide for further information about veterans' preference at
    http://www.opm/veterans/html/vetguide or click on VetGuide

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

    Similar jobs