Attorney Advisor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 21, 2019
Closes
Sep 24, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Federal Communications Commission, Enforcement Bureau, Spectrum Enforcement Division (SED), Washington, DC.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

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Responsibilities

In particular, the incumbent will serve as an attorney working on cases involving enforcement of federal laws protecting consumers, including: Conducts legal research, compiles facts and background information searches authorities and precedents on points of law, and prepares or drafts legal documents, reports, and memoranda for use of senior attorneys in the preparation of opinions and decisions, or the handling of quasi-legislative or adjudicative proceedings.

The incumbent works on cases or legal cases, which are of a moderate to complex nature where the factual situation is often complicated and clear precedents are not readily available or apparent.

Incumbent performs very specific functions relative to cases which are moderate to complex. Work is normally performed as part of a team. Incumbent researches various issues related to case or legal problems and drafts the team position for that issue. Incumbent may take depositions on matters related to the case.

Decisions as to legal conclusions based upon the facts and the relevant legal authorities are made in conjunction with the supervisor.

In carrying out his or her duties, the incumbent (1) makes findings of fact based on investigations; (2) prepares charging documents (Notices of Apparent Liability, Citations and Forfeiture Orders) for Commission approval; (3) negotiates settlements with targets of Division investigations where appropriate and; (4) devises and implements policies to advance the Commission's consumer protection objectives.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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

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.

General Experience: None

Selective Factor: None

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.

GS -11 Specialized Experience: Applicants must have professional law experience.

GS -12 Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one year of professional law experience and a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience includes the following:

1. Conducting in-depth legal research;
2. Drafting legal documents; and
3. Providing input regarding the resolution of legal issues.

GS -13 Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least two years of professional law experience and a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience includes the following:

1. conducting in-depth legal research;
2. preparing complex legal documents;
3. developing research strategies for legal issues; and
4. making oral presentations, to communicating research results.

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

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

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, nondisqualifying physical or mental handicap, age, or any other nonmerit 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. the vacancy questions
3. supplemental documentation (e.g., DD-214, SF-50, SF-15, transcripts); and
4. 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 research strategies and techniques to research legal issues where no clearly applicable precedents are available.
  • Ability to communicate in writing in order to produce legal documents.
  • Knowledge of the policies, rules and regulations, and relevant case law.
  • Ability to communicate orally on issues related to in-depth legal research.

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.

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