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Job opening: Supervisory Attorney Advisor

Salary: $155 700 - 183 500 per year
Published at: Jan 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Cybersecurity Communications Reliability Division, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) located in Washington, D.C. RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID.   THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL ADDITIONAL POSITIONS WITHIN 90 DAYS.


The incumbent will serve as Division Chief and will: lead and manage a staff of professionals involved in complex public safety and communications network reliability policy and rulemaking activities, as well as information collection and technical analyses; formulate policy recommendations to senior management and perform analyses and studies concerning communications reliability as these relate to public safety, homeland security, national security, disaster management and related issues; lead the development of priorities and strategies for the Division, and coordinate communications reliability and other public safety/homeland security-related activities.The incumbent will serve as the Division’s primary advisor on the application and interpretation of laws and regulations with respect to communications reliability, and will provide legal oversight and interpretation on impact to the Division’s activities of the Communications Act, Administrative Procedures Act, Paperwork Reduction Act, Freedom of Information Act, Federal Advisory Committee Act, and other relevant statutes, Commission rules and decisions.The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that all memoranda, reports, written analyses and other written documents prepared by the Division are consistent with all applicable statutory and regulatory provisions, as well as court and agency precedents.


  • 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.
  • If selected you must submit a financial disclosure statement.
  • Bar Membership Documentation Required Upon Selection.
  • Education-Transcripts Required Upon Selection.
  • Ability to obtain Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)
  • Current/former federal employees must provide SF-50 to verify grade, status
  • Current FCC employees must provide SF-50 verifying grade & status.


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 Applicants must have a minimum of four years of professional law experience, and a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience includes the following: (1) Supervising and/or managing a multi-functional staff responsible for line/staff functions and activities; (2) Conducting legal research and interpreting law, policy and regulation related to communications, administrative, public safety/homeland security, and/or communications network reliability, resiliency, security and/or cybersecurity matters;   (3) Providing advice to senior officials on complex legal, regulatory, and/or policy matters involving communications, administrative, public safety/homeland security, and/or communications network reliability, resiliency, security and/or cybersecurity matters;  (4) Drafting, reviewing, editing and delivering complex legal and policy documents, briefing materials, technical reports, assessments, plans, and/or proposals; (5) Conducting oral presentations of plans, proposals, legal, and technical analysis to a variety of audiences, including senior leadership; and/or (6) Developing and implementing strategic plans.   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.


  • Address Federal Communications Commission 45 L Street NE Washington, District of Columbia 20554 United States
  • Name: Ronnie Banks
  • Phone: 202-418-1099
  • Email: [email protected]


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