Job Title:Assistant General Counsel (Fiscal & Policy)
Agency:Broadcasting Board of Governors
Job Announcement Number:EX-13-142
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/ Per Year|
|Tuesday, June 25, 2013 to
Wednesday, July 10, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
Excepted Service Permanent|
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens |
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
- U.S. Citizenship is required
- Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid
- Top secret security clearance or the ability to obtain such clearance.
- Appointee to the Excepted Service must serve a two-year trial period.
- Unofficial transcripts MUST be submitted at the time of application.
DUTIES:Back to top
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.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Applicant must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LL.B or J.D.), and possess at least one year post JD experience and Bar Certification, and also be a current member in good standing of the Bar of a State, Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
GS-13: One year experience equivalent to the GS-12 level.
GS-14: One year experience equivalent to the GS-13 level.
GS-15: One year experience equivalent to the GS-14 level.
You MUST be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
You MUST have a Top Secret security clearance or the ability to obtain such clearance.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be reviewed by a Human Resources Specialist to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position. If you are offered the position, you will be required to submit security paperwork to establish your suitability for federal employment. You will be subject to a security investigation, if hired. Providing false information may be grounds for not selecting you or termination after appointment.