We are currently seeking an experienced, dynamic and collaborative professional to serve as a Counsel within our General Counsel team. Reporting to the Deputy General Counsel you will:
- provide legal advice and counsel to other attorneys in the USAC Office of General Counsel and to internal clients.
This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual interested in a genuine professional challenge in support of a public-spirited mission.
Working in a creative and fast-paced environment, the Counsel will research law, investigate facts, and prepare written and verbal analysis and guidance. Among others, your responsibilities will include the following:
- Research and analyze statutes, regulations, administrative codes, administrative decisions, judicial decisions, and treatises to prepare legal documents, such as briefs, appeal responses, and contracts.
- Counsel to other members of the USAC Office of General Counsel and USAC business units concerning High Cost, Lifeline, Schools and Libraries, and Rural Health Care programs and the interpretation of rules and regulations related to the Universal Service Fund and the universal service support mechanisms.
- Research, investigate and analyze audit findings, whistleblower complaints, and USF program compliance investigations.
- Assist federal government agencies with law enforcement investigations.
- Other specific duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will excel at operating in a diverse and fluid environment, and will be crucial for the success of the General Counsel Division.
- You have a Bachelor Degree and/or relevant technical training and certifications.
- You have a Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university.
- You have 6 months to 2 years of directly related experience.
- You have experience or coursework in telecommunications law, administrative law and/or non-profit law.
- You have excellent oral and written communications skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver information concisely orally and in writing.
- You have 1 year of law practice in a law firm, or in a government agency preferred.
- You have strong analytical and legal research skills.
- You have proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
- You have high initiative, flexibility, proactive approach, and strong follow up skills.
- You have the ability to exercise sound legal and business judgment.
- You have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in high-pressure situations.
- Your attorney license is in good standing and admission to the bar in at least one state or ability to obtain license within six (6) months of employment.