Supervisory Attorney Advisor (905)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Nov 16, 2020
Closes
Nov 24, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The job is located in the International Bureau, Satellite Division.

TWO VACANCIES WILL BE POSTED AND ONLY ONE APPLICANT WILL BE SELECTED FROM EITHER THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT AS A SUPERVISORY ATTORNEY ADVISOR OR SUPERVISORY ELECTRONIC ENGINEER VACANCY NUMBER DEU-IB-2021-003.

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

RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID.

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Responsibilities

As Chief, Satellite Division, the incumbent is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the work of the Division and serves as an FCC expert dealing with satellite spectrum issues. He/she has primary responsibility and expertise on matters involving licensing of satellite and earth station facilities and ensuring compliance with license conditions; notice and rulemaking process for establishing satellite service rules; international coordination of satellite network frequency assignments; interagency and/or intergovernmental coordination of satellite network frequency assignments; notification responsibilities with the ITU; and advocacy on behalf of the satellite industry domestically and in international fora. Oversight and technical expertise are applied when conducting and participating in rulemaking proceedings or inquiries developing policy relating to satellite systems; fostering efficient use of spectrum and orbital resources through policy and regulatory activities; processing applications and special requests dealing with facilities authorizations; and coordinating satellite and earth station frequency assignments with foreign administrations. The Chief serves as a legal expert on new, emerging, and state-of-the-art technology as it applies to satellite spectrum issues. Directs preparation of broad and highly complex technical studies relating to satellite engineering issues which support policy development or policy recommendations for the Commission or evaluation of policy proposals by the public and industry. Provides definitive interpretations of rules and policy and comments on proposed legislation. Initiates rulemakings appropriate to functions. The incumbent ensures that review and analysis is based upon current rules and Commission policy and with particular focus on the potential for harmful interference to existing or future operations. As Division Chief, has been delegated authority to act on routine applications and requests for emergency or temporary authority or waiver of the rules that falls under 47 C.F.R. Part 25 and consistent with existing FCC policy and precedent. Directs, through subordinate supervisors, the work of three major Branches. He/she performs required supervisory and management responsibilities.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - One week every six months travel within the United States and/or foreign countries

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15 - FPL GS-15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Bar Membership and US Citizenship Required
  • Drug Testing Required
  • Education-Transcripts Required
  • Security Clearance Required
  • Must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.


This position has been designated as a Testing Designated Position in accordance with the Commission's Drug-Free Workplace Plan. If selected for the position, you will be subject to drug testing prior to employment and periodic random testing after entering on duty.

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 and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Specialized Experience: For GS-15: Applicants must possess at least four years of professional law experience and at least on year must be equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal Service.
  • Experience interpreting federal statues, rules, and regulations relating to highly complex telecommunications, satellite and spectrum management;
  • Experience in overseeing and supervising subordinate staff;
  • Experience in providing legal advice and analysis in highly complex rulemaking and/or policy proceedings;
  • Experience in preparing, reviewing, and editing decisional documents, such as rulemaking items and/or inquiries, policy statements and position papers and other decisional documents; and
  • Experience in providing legal guidance to attorneys and other professionals.


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

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).

1) Knowledge of federal statues, rules, and regulations relating to highly complex telecommunications, satellite and spectrum management

2) Skill in providing guidance and advice to diverse audiences.

3) Skill in supervising staff, assigning work, and achieving performance goals.

4) Skill in representing an organization and explaining complex issues to high level officials.

5) Skill in conducting and participating in rulemaking proceedings and/or inquiries.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

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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