Attorney Advisor (General)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 20, 2022
Closes
Jan 28, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The incumbent will serve as an Attorney in the Office of General Counsel, Administrative Law Division, and is responsible for overseeing and managing complex administrative law issues, problems, and projects. The incumbent's primary responsibilities will involve identifying and advising Bureaus and Offices on privacy issues and requirements, including compliance with the Privacy Act. Incumbent's responsibilities may also include coordinating advice on collateral legal questions arising from the FCC's implementation of the Communications Act of 1934, including questions arising from the Administrative Procedure Act, Freedom of Information Act, Ex Parte/Sunshine Rules, Sunshine Act, Paperwork Reduction Act, Congressional Review Act, Data Quality Act, Peer Review Guidelines, Federal Register Procedures, Federal Records Act, Administrative Appeals, and other federal and FCC regulations and procedures. The incumbent may also be asked to advise on other general law matters including Intellectual Property, Federal Advisory Committee Act, FISMA, Employment Law, Labor Relations, Debt Collection, Federal Tort Claims, Environmental Law, and other related issues and projects.

He/she reports directly to the Associate General Counsel, Chief of the Administrative Law Division, but will work closely with the Senior Agency Official for Privacy. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

Analyzes legal problems, cases, legislative proposals, or changes in regulations and policies; investigates facts, researches legal precedents, and defines legal, factual, and policy issues; and develops conclusions and recommendations.

Conducts research, analyzes findings, and applies pertinent statutes, judicial decisions, administrative regulations and decisions, and agreements, as well as original legal reasoning, to the solution of very complex administrative law matters involving, for example, computer matching agreements and other interagency agreements and understandings, Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act law, information technology law, investigations, and other issues involving the Agency.

Meets with Bureau/Office personnel to discuss issues and to obtain supporting information. Directs actions to modify, expand or reverse findings. Provides ongoing advice and information to the Senior Agency Official for Privacy, Associate General Counsel, and Deputy Associate General Counsel on a broad range of Administrative Law and related legal issues.

Keeps abreast of legal, legislative, and regulatory developments affecting the Commission by reviewing court and Commission decisions, professional publications, and trade press, and by researching legislation, decisions, opinions and regulations.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Bar Membership Required
  • Education-Transcripts Required
  • US Citizenship.
  • Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation.
  • Serve a probationary period of one year, if applicable.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.


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.

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.

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.

NOTE-If you do not provide a transcript at the time of application, a transcript will be required to be provided at the time of selection.


AND

B. Specialized Experience

To Qualify for the GS-13: Applicant must possess at least two years of professional law experience. Applicants for the GS-13 grade level must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-12 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized Experience:

1. Experience that includes one or more of the following: Interpreting and applying the U.S. privacy laws and regulations, such as the Privacy Act of 1974, the E-Government Act of 2002, OMB Circulars and Memoranda, and NIST guidance; cybersecurity and data security principles; Communications Act of 1934 and/or federal administrative law statutes and regulations, such as the Administrative Procedure Act, Freedom of Information Act, Ex Parte/Sunshine Rules, Sunshine Act, Paperwork Reduction Act, Congressional Review Act, Data Quality Act, Peer Review Guidelines, Federal Register Procedures, Federal Records Act, Administrative Appeals, and other federal and FCC regulations and procedures;

2. Demonstrated skill in analyzing difficult legal and technical issues;

3. Experience preparing comprehensive legal advice; and

4. Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with individuals at varying levels of authority.

To Qualify for the GS-14: Applicant must possess at least three years of professional law experience. Applicants for the GS-14 grade level must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-13 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized Experience:

1. Experience that includes a number of the following: Experience interpreting and applying the U.S. privacy laws and regulations, such as the Privacy Act of 1974, the E-Government Act of 2002, OMB Circulars and Memoranda, and NIST guidance; cybersecurity and data security principles; Communications Act of 1934 and/or federal administrative law statutes and regulations, such as the Administrative Procedure Act, Freedom of Information Act, Ex Parte/Sunshine Rules, Sunshine Act, Paperwork Reduction Act, Congressional Review Act, Data Quality Act, Peer Review Guidelines, Federal Register Procedures, Federal Records Act, Administrative Appeals, and other federal and FCC regulations and procedures;

2. Demonstrated skill in analyzing complex legal and technical issues;

3. Experience preparing comprehensive legal advice; and

4. Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with individuals at varying levels of authority.

To Qualify for the GS-15: Applicant must possess at least four years of professional law experience. Applicants for the GS-15 grade level must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-14 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized Experience:

1. Experience that includes a number of the following: Experience researching, interpreting, and applying law to novel questions arising from the U.S. privacy laws and regulations, such as the Privacy Act of 1974, the E-Government Act of 2002, OMB Circulars and Memoranda, and NIST guidance; cybersecurity and data security principles; Communications Act of 1934 and/or federal administrative law statutes and regulations such as the Administrative Procedure Act, Freedom of Information Act, Ex Parte/Sunshine Rules, Sunshine Act, Paperwork Reduction Act, Congressional Review Act, Data Quality Act, Peer Review Guidelines, Federal Register Procedures, Federal Records Act, Administrative Appeals, and other FCC regulations and procedures;

2. Demonstrated skill in analyzing complex legal and technical issues and providing recommendations or solutions;

3. Experience preparing comprehensive legal advice;

4. Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with individuals at varying levels of authority both orally and in writing

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

Refer to Educational requirements outlined within the "Qualifications" section.

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.

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