Attorney Advisor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 28, 2020
Closes
Oct 29, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Positions will be in the Competition Policy Division.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL ADDITIONAL POSITIONS WITHIN 90 DAYS.

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Responsibilities

  • Works on complex legal issues that often require balancing conflicting interests. These matters can have an important impact on the telecommunications industry and affect major private and public interests.
  • Provides authoritative advice to bureau officials on the Commission's role in implementing policies and procedures pursuant the Communications Act.
  • Drafts and reviews orders and regulations relating to wireline matters.
  • Identifies and analyzes challenging issues and works with internal and external stakeholders to arrive at the best solution, taking into account both legal and policy concerns.
  • Provides policy recommendations to division and bureau management.
  • Analyzes public comments and makes recommendations for new rules or modification to existing rules.
  • Prepares agenda items and proposed memorandum opinions and orders, notices of proposed rulemaking, and other decisional documents.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Education and Bar Membership Required.
  • Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation.
  • Must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position.
  • Serve a probationary or trial 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.

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 to be filled.

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly 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.

For this position at the GS-12 level, applicants must possess at least one year of professional law experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Service. No specialized experience is required at the GS-12 level. Professional law experience includes the following: 1) Conducting in-depth legal research; 2) Drafting legal documents; and 3) Providing input regarding the resolution of legal issues.

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 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 evaluation criteria:

For GS-12:

Skill in written communication sufficient to prepare complex legal and policy documents.

Skill in oral communication sufficient to present proposed solutions to complex legal and policy problems and respond to questions about those proposed solutions.

Ability to conduct legal research and present the results of that research, both orally and in writing.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

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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