Supervisory Attorney Advisor (Division Chief)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 04, 2021
Closes
May 11, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Policy and Licensing 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

Serves as the Division Chief of the Policy and Licensing Division. Advises on policy and technical matters related to public safety and homeland security areas such as public safety communications; 911 centers and first responders; priority emergency communications; emergency alerts and warnings; public safety outreach (e.g., coordinating needs and response efforts for Public Safety answering points (PSAPs); disaster management outreach; communications infrastructure protection; network reliability; and interoperability.

Provides consultative and advisory services to the Bureau and staff on various policy issues and other highly specialized matters as directed by the Deputy Bureau Chief; establishes performance standards for staff, monitors their work on an ongoing basis, and evaluates their work; counsels employees and handles employee grievances; makes recommendations regarding promotions, awards, reassignments, and disciplinary actions; recommends changes in position management issues of subordinate staff to the supervisor.

Incumbent is responsible for defining duties and responsibilities to be performed, interviews prospective employees, and makes selections for subordinate non-supervisory positions; determines the need for employee development, including training for staff members, where appropriate; reviews and signs employees leave requests; applies equal employment policies in all phases of personnel management and takes affirmative action in accordance with Bureau goals.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 2 to 3 times per year, 2-5 days each trip

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Bar Membership Required.
  • FCC Employees Only.
  • Must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position.
  • Education-Transcripts Required


To be considered for this position, applicants must:

Currently be employed in the Federal Communications Commission in positions serving under career, career conditional, or excepted service (Schedule A appointments under authority 213.3102(d)-Attorneys) appointments.

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.

To Qualify for the GS-15: Applicant must possess at least four years of professional law experience and at least one year of the 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 include: 1) Providing advice to high-level officials on major policy issues related to public safety and homeland security; 2) Representing the organization and communicating the organizations position on policy matters, and negotiating resolution to problems with senior management; 3) Reviewing and editing draft policy statements, legislation, position papers, rulemaking documents and other decisional documents; 4) Supervising or managing a subordinate staff.

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, 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. 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 Public Safety rules and regulations in order to provide sound, technical legal advice on related Public Safety matters.
  • Ability to communicate in writing in order to develop complex legal documents (i.e., policy statements, legislation, position papers, and rulemaking documents)
  • Ability to communicate orally to diverse audiences.
  • Skill in strategic planning in order to develop strategic and tactical plans.
  • Ability to manage and supervise.

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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 COVERSHEETS - THE FAX NUMBER WILL BE LISTED ON THIS SHEET. IF FAXING, ALL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED SHOULD BE FAXED SEPARATELY ON THE FAX COVERSHEET 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 418-0130 PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.***

Supplement Documents Required:

Employees must provide a legible Personnel Action, SF-50, that verifies your status and highest permanently held grade along with your most recent annual performance appraisal.

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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