Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Office of General Counsel, Administrative Law Division, Washington, DC<br /><br />Relocation expenses will not be paid.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The incumbent will serve as a Senior Attorney in the Office of General Counsel, Administrative Law Division, and is responsible for researching, analyzing, and developing legal advice regarding complex and difficult legal issues that are presented to the General Counsel's Office for review. <br /><br />Incumbent reports directly to the Deputy Associate General Counsel for Agenda Review, Administrative Law Division and participates as a member of one of several Division teams of "agenda review" attorneys. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Provides legal advice to all the Commission Bureaus and Offices and to the Chairman and Commissioners regarding proposed policy initiatives and proceedings, subject to supervision and review by the Deputy Associate General Counsel; provides substantive legal analysis and advice in one or more of the following subject matter areas: wireline, wireless, media, international, public safety and homeland security, engineering and technology, enforcement, and consumer and governmental affairs.<br /><br />Monitors and analyzes the trend of communications and administrative law to determine its effect and/or potential impact on Commission actions; prepares legal advice on the basis of legal research and consultation with appropriate experts on important and/or novel jurisdictional, statutory, or regulatory problems/issues in one or more of the following areas of law: communications law, administrative law and procedure, constitutional law, environment and historic preservation law, homeland defense and cybersecurity law, privacy law, ex parte rules, use of government information, international laws and treaties, preemption law, and liaison with federal, state and/or local authorities.<br /><br />Reviews and drafts regulatory initiatives as directed by the Deputy Associate General Counsel; prepares draft opinions, recommendations, and legal memoranda for review by the Deputy Associate General Counsel; and represents the General Counsel's Office at internal Commission meetings and in agency meetings with outside parties. <br /><br />Coordinates with and advises OGC's Litigation Division to the extent matters may result in administrative or judicial litigation; serves as one of the principal legal advisors concerning these projects in the Office of General Counsel. Performs such day-to-day duties under a minimum of supervision and direction.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 15 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Bar Membership Required.</li> <li>Education Required.</li> <li>Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation.</li> <li>Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.</li> <li>US Citizenship.</li> <li>Serve a probationary period of one year, if applicable.</li> </ul> <br /> 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.<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />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. <br /><br />Applicants must meet both professional law experience and specialized experience.<br /><br />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 to be filled.<br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience</strong> <br /><br /><strong>To Qualify for the GS-14:</strong> Applicant must possess at least three years of professional law experience and at least one year of that experience must be specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service performing the following: <br /><br /><strong>Examples of specialized experience include: </strong>Experience interpreting and applying federal statutes and regulations; skill in analyzing complex legal and technical issues; experience preparing comprehensive legal documents; the ability to communicate and interact with individuals at varying levels of authority.<br /><br /><strong>To Qualify for the GS-15:</strong> Applicant must possess at least four years of professional law experience and at least one year of that experience must be specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal Service performing the following: <br /><br /><strong>Examples of specialized experience include: </strong>Experience researching, interpreting and applying novel federal statutes and regulations; skill in analyzing complex legal and technical issues and providing recomendations or solutions; experience preparing comprehensive legal documents; the ability to communicate and interact with individuals at varying levels of authority both orally and in writing.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />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. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />EEO Policy Statement Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement Veterans Information Legal and Regulatory Guidance <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />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. <br /><br />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 <br />questions. <br /><br />There are several parts to the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application including:<br /><br />1. the core questions <br />2. the vacancy questions <br />3. supplemental documentation (e.g., DD-214, SF-50, SF-15, transcripts); and<br />4. your resume.<br /><br />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<br /><br />You will be evaluated for this position on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs):<br /><br />1. Skill in written communication in order to develop complex legal documents.<br /><br />2. Skill in oral communication.<br /><br />3. Knowledge of one or more of the following areas of law: communications law; administrative law; constitutional law; information and privacy law; cybersecurity law; environmental and historic preservation law; and other statutes and regulations that would be applicable to the FCC.<br /><br />4. Ability to research and analyze legal issues.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />***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 COVER-SHEETS. THE FAX NUMBER WILL BE LISTED ON THIS SHEET. IF FAXING, ALL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED SHOULD BE FAXED SEPARATELY ON THE FAX COVER-SHEET 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. <br /><br />IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO FAX THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE AT 202-418-0130 PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.***<br /><br />Supplemental Documents Required:<br /><br />Current Federal employees should submit a copy of their most recent annual performance appraisal;<br /><br />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 <br />http: www.opm/veterans/html/vetguide or click on VetGuide <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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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