Attorney Advisor (General)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 07, 2021
Closes
Oct 15, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office.

FCC is currently teleworking on a full time basis. If/when mandatory telework should end, you may be required to report to Washington, DC FCC Headquarters.

RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID.

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Responsibilities

This position is located in the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office (DRO). The incumbent serves as a senior attorney advisor, providing expert advice on complex legal issues related to telecommunications and accessibility matters.

The incumbent is responsible for researching and drafting documents and analyses as assigned. The incumbent will normally initiate the drafting process for rulemaking proceedings. The incumbent prepares policy statements, rules, notices, voluntary guidelines, or other documents related to telecommunications. The incumbent must possess excellent writing and legal analytical skills in order to be able to draft notices of proposed rulemaking and regulations.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Background Investigation will be required.
  • Must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position.
  • You may be required to serve a trial period of one year.
  • Education and Bar Membership Required.

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.

For GS-14: Applicants must posses at least three years of professional law experience and at least on year must be equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal Service.

For this position, specialized experience must include the following:

1. conducting in-depth legal research; preparing complex legal documents;

2. developing research strategies for legal issues;

3. writing documents including briefs, research memorandum and report summaries with analysis and recommendations;

4. making oral presentations, communicating research results, and defending legal positions.

Specialized Experience: For GS-15: Applicants must possess at least three years of professional law experience and at least one year must be equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal Service.

For this position, specialized experience must include the following:

1. working with programs relating to the telecommunications industry and interest in disability rights issues;

2. working on highly complex rulemaking or policy procedures;

3. reviewing and editing policy statements, position papers, and other decisional documents

4. providing legal advice and guidance to other attorneys and specialists as it pertains to policy matters.

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

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

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

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, and transcripts.
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 complex legal, policy and accessibility issues.
  • Knowledge of the policies, rules and regulations, and relevant case law.
  • Ability to communicate orally on issues related to in-depth legal research.
  • Ability to communicate in writing in order to produce legal documents.


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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

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

Trust determination process
Credentialing

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.***

Hardcopy Supplement Documents Required:

Employees must provide a legible hardcopy 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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