Attorney Advisor

Washington, D.C
Jan 22, 2022
Jan 30, 2022
Full Time

  • The incumbent works as a member of the Regulatory Flexibility Act team that analyzes all Commission notice and comment rulemakings, and when necessary, edits the initial and final regulatory flexibility analyses, or final certifications, if applicable.
  • The incumbent drafts Small Entity Compliance Guides (SECGs) in collaboration with the authors of the underlying rulemaking, pursuant to Sections 207 and 212 of the SBREFA, which require agencies to assist small entities with understanding and complying with FCC rules and regulations.
  • Incumbent is the lead advising attorney to ensure the agency conducts the annual Ten-Year Review of Rules to ensure compliance with Section 610 of the RFA.
  • Incumbent must quickly assess legal and policy implications involved in each FCC rulemaking proceeding, determine Commission and Bureau objectives, and confer with and provide assistance to other FCC bureau/office professional staff in devising strategies to best implement agency objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned may include conducting legal, regulatory, and market data research to support OCBO's policy recommendations and various programs.


Conditions of Employment

  • Bar Membership Required
  • Education-Transcripts Required
  • US Citizenship
  • Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation
  • Serve a trial period of one year, if applicable
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service
  • You must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position
  • Writing Sample 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.

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.


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.


B. Specialized Experience

Applicants must have a minimum of three years of professional law experience, and 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:

Conducting in-depth legal research; developing research strategies for legal issues; interpreting communication laws, statutes, regulations and/or rulemaking documents; drafting complex legal documents; analyzing legal issues including weighing implications, identifying potential problems and proposing solutions; drafting documents that include briefs, issue papers, and report summaries with analyses and recommendations; making oral presentations and communicating research results; representing an organization and communicating its policy and/or legal position.

Communicating orally, reading and writing in Spanish is preferred, but not required.

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.


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

Additional information

EEO Policy Statement

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Veterans Information

Legal and Regulatory Guidance

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.