Job Overview

Summary

This position is located in the Office of the General Counsel (GC), Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).  The incumbent is primarily responsible for providing legal counsel to all Agency elements in the areas of fiscal law, legislation and interagency agreements.

 

INTRODUCTION TO AGENCY

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency, is an exciting, multicultural organization that encompasses all U.S. civilian international broadcasting.  The BBG is comprised of the Voice of America, which delivers high quality, multimedia programming in 44 languages to audiences worldwide; the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti); the International Broadcasting Bureau, which provides transmission, administrative, and other support services; and three grantee organizations - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), and Radio Free Asia. Our staff of dedicated professionals serves as an example of a free and independent media, reaching a worldwide audience with news, information, and relevant discussions.

The Full Performance Level: 15

Duties

The Assistant General Counsel (Fiscal and Policy) provides legal support and advice to the BBG Office of Chief Financial Officer, the Office of Contracts, and other Agency elements in respect of all aspects of fiscal and appropriations law and grant management.

Reviews and drafts interagency agreements including both Economy Act and non-Economy Act transactions.

Provides legal support and advice to the BBG Office of Congressional Relations, including assistance in reviewing and drafting legislation, testimony and reports affecting BBG and BBG-sponsored programs and assuring consistency between authorization and appropriations legislation.

Researches and applies OMB circular provisions, GAO appropriations law precedents and other sources of federal appropriations law to facilitate achievement of the Agency's mission.

Works closely with the Senior Procurement Official to resolve appropriations law matters arising from procurement transactions.

Evaluates and prepares draft General Counsel positions with respect to legislation proposed by other agencies.

Serves as lead counsel for inter agency coordination and the negotiation, drafting and implementation of inter agency agreements between the BBG and other agencies, including the Department of State and General Services Administration.

Provides legal advice on use of domestic and overseas representation funds and implementation of travel regulations.