Attorney Advisor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 12, 2022
Closes
Jan 15, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Works on cases or legal issues of extreme complexity. These are characterized by one or more of the following: (1) extremely complex and difficult issues requiring a high order of legal endeavor often require the incumbent to balance conflicting interests and (2) matters that can have an important impact on the telecommunications industry whose economic position affects major private and public interests.
  • Provides authoritative advice, review and consultation of issues 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 situations and works with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provides policy recommendations to division and bureau management.
  • Analyzes public comments received and makes recommendation for new rules or modification to existing rules.
  • Prepares agenda items and proposed memorandum opinion and orders; notice of proposed rulemaking; and other decisional documents.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • FCC Employees Only
  • Education-Transcripts Required
  • Bar Membership Required


In order 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.

As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

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.

In order to be deemed as "BEST QUALIFIED" candidates must meet both the educational requirements and the specialized experience requirements outlined below.

A. 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.

If transcripts are not submitted at the time of application, a copy of the transcript must be submitted at the time of selection.

AND

B. Specialized Experience

Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service.

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.

For this position at the GS-13 level, applicants must possess at least two years of professional law experience and at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience includes the following: 1) conducting legal research and preparing legal documents; 2) developing research strategies for complex legal issues; 3) writing documents such as briefs, issue papers, rulemaking items or portions thereof, and report summaries with analyses and recommendations; and 4) making oral presentations, communicating legal research results, and defending legal positions.

For this position at the GS-14 level, applicants must possess at least three years of professional law experience and have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience includes the following: 1) conducting legal research and preparing legal documents; 2) developing research strategies for complex legal issues; 3) writing complex documents such as briefs, issue papers, orders, rulemaking items, and report summaries with analyses and recommendations; 4) making oral presentations, communicating legal research results, and defending legal positions; and 5) experience 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

Other:
- Before hiring, an agency will ask you to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. The agency will also ask you to sign and certify the accuracy of all the information in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be fined or jailed. If you are a male over age 18 who was born after December 31, 1959, you must have registered with the Selective Service System (or have an exemption) to be eligible for a Federal job.

- If applicable, you will be required to serve a trial period of one year.

- In order for you to be employed at the FCC, there are certain Commission and Federal laws governing the financial interests of you and members of your immediate family. If selected for the position, you must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position.