Attorney Advisor (General)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 15, 2021
Closes
Oct 19, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB), 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

Performs legal and factual research and provides oral and written legal advice, counsel, and opinions to the Deputy Division Chiefs, the Division Chief and the PSHSB Deputies and Bureau Chief. The scope of that research encompasses Commission rules, regulations and policies affecting public safety and homeland security and applicable court precedents.

Drafts legal documents including but not limited to memoranda of law, waivers, notices of inquiry, notices of proposed rulemaking, orders and declaratory rulings. Summarizes comments received in response to notices of proposed rulemaking and notices of inquiry.

Communicates with licensees and the general public on matters related to public safety and homeland security. Prepares reports on the status of items that are his or her responsibility. Participates in meetings with those having business before the Commission, including but not limited to outside counsel. Coordinates with other Commission bureaus and offices which are affected by public safety and homeland security matters,

Researches information on the costs and benefits of Commission rules and policies, coordinating his or her work with the Office of Economics and Analytics. Examines and provides advice on applications for license and applications for modification of license. Addresses consumer complaints referred to the Division.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 2 to 3 times a year, each trip 2-5 days in duration

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Bar Membership Required.
  • US Citizenship
  • Writing Sample required during second level review
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Education-Transcripts Required
  • Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation.

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 by the closing date of this announcement.

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.

To Qualify for the GS-12: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of professional law experience in or equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Service. For this position, specialized includes the following:

Examples of specialized experience include: 1. Conducting in-depth legal research; 2. Drafting legal documents; 3. Providing input regarding the resolution of legal issues.

To Qualify for the GS-13: Applicant must possess at least two years of professional law experience and at least one year of the experience must be specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service performing the following:

Examples of specialized experience include:
1. Experience interpreting communication laws, statutes, regulations and/or rule making documents; 2. Skill analyzing legal issues, identifying potential problems and proposing solutions; 3. Experience preparing legal documents to include briefs, issue papers, and report summaries; 4. Ability to communicate legal issues/positions.

To Qualify for the GS-14: Applicant must possess at least three years of professional law experience and at least one year of the experience must be specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service performing the following:

Examples of specialized experience include: 1. Experience interpreting communication laws, statutes, regulations and/or rule making documents; 2. Skill analyzing legal issues, identifying potential problems and proposing solutions; 3. Experience preparing legal documents to include briefs, issue papers, and report summaries with analysis and recommendations; 4. Ability to communicate legal issues/positions while representing the Bureau in meetings with both internal stakeholders for the purpose of providing, receiving, persuading or negotiating legal positions.

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. Experience interpreting communication laws, statutes, regulations and/or rule making documents; 2. Skill analyzing legal issues, identifying potential problems and proposing solutions; 3. Experience preparing legal documents (e.g., briefs, issue papers, and report summaries with analysis and recommendations; 4. Ability to communicate legal issues/positions while representing the Bureau in meetings with both internal stakeholders for the purpose of providing, receiving, persuading or negotiating legal positions; and 5. Providing advice, guidance, direction and leadership to other attorneys or professionals in meetings, discussions, or legal proceedings.

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

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), if applicable; 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).Skill in written communication sufficient to prepare complex legal and policy documents.

1) Ability to research, interpret, apply and develop rules and regulations in order to provide sound, technical legal advice on related Public Safety matters.

2) Ability to communicate in writing in order to produce a range of legal and other types of documents that involve content technical in nature (e.g., briefs, issue papers, policies and regulations).

3) Ability to communicate legal information orally to diverse audiences for the purpose of receiving, persuading or negotiations of legal positions.

4) Ability to establish and maintain internal and external relationships.

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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 DOCUMENATION, CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE AT 202-418-0130 PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.***

Hardcopy Supplement 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

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must:

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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