- This position is located in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Mobility Division.
- Relocation Expenses Will Not Be Paid
The incumbent works on cases or legal issues of extreme complexity. These are characterized by one or more of the following: (1) extremely complex difficult issues requiring a high order of legal endeavor with the incumbent often having to balance conflicting interests. Incumbent may act as the primary legal counsel to a significant operating program, in an adversarial proceeding where legal questions posed are of an extremely complex nature. Conducts research or investigation of the facts as well as the laws, regulations, and legal precedents which may involve any of the following: a) analyzing the factual and legal issues presented to determine what further facts are needed and what legal sources are applicable; b) reviewing policies, procedures, regulations, technical manuals, and other agency publications; c) conducting research of relevant document and foreign laws, legal opinions, policies, regulations, legal texts, and precedent cases bearing on the legal issues involved in the problem, proposal, or case; or d) preparing memorandums or reports outlining the facts and legal issues, analyzing the factual and legal issues involved, explaining the application of legal principles and precedents, and justifying recommendations or conclusions. Reviews proposed legislation, changes in regulations, questions of law, administrative policy, staff reports, and other Commission relevant documents and develops independent, objective comments, critiques and recommendations. Keeps abreast of legal developments affecting mobile radio services by reviewing court and Commission decisions, congressional actions, professional publications, and trade press; researches legislation, decisions, opinion and regulations. Assists in developing Commission rule makings and orders. Reviews resolutions of licensing and re-licensing matters to ensure they are legally and factually adequate, complete, comprehensive, internal consistent and in conformance with existing policy and precedent.
- 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 the experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled.
- Specialized Experience is an experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience in or equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service.
For this position, specialized experience includes the following:
- Professional: Applicant must possess at least two 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 specialized experience.
- GS-13: 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 analysis and recommendations; and 4) making oral presentations, communicating legal research results, and defending legal positions.
- Professional: 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 specialized experience.
- GS-14: Specialized Experience Includes The Following: 1) conducting in-depth legal research; preparing complex legal documents; 2) developing research strategies for complex legal issues; 3) writing documents including briefs, rulemaking items, research memorandum and report summaries with analysis and recommendations; and 4) making oral presentations, communicating research results, and defending legal positions.
- 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.
- 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.