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Job Title:  Assistant General Counsel (Fiscal & Policy)
Agency:  Broadcasting Board of Governors
Job Announcement Number:  EX-13-142

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$89,033.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 to Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
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.



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.


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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.





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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.


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.


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The Federal Government offers exceptional benefits to employees, including opportunities for training and advancement, health Insurance, vacation and sick leave, life insurance, long term care insurance, retirement benefits, flexible spending accounts, and public transportation subsidies.  The link below provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal Employees:



1.  If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

2.  All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.  Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions.  It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at

Additional selections may be made if additional/identical vacancies occur within 90 days of certificate issuance.


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To begin click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions, and submit all required documents.  To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at and click on "Application Status". Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and use the official FAX coversheet found here. You must also cite Vacancy Identification Number 470518.

After you complete and submit the online resume, you will receive a "Confirmation of Submission" message stating that your online resume has been successfully submitted. If you do not receive this message, please submit again as this indicates that your resume has not been received. 

NOTE: Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described previously. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials, by Wednesday, July 10, 2013, will result in your not being considered for employment


Step 2

  • Resume
  • Proof of Bar Certification (Copy is acceptable)
  • Unofficial Transcript Must be provided at the time of application.   
  • Veterans Preference documentation (DD 214-(member 4 Copy), VA Letter, SF-15) if applicable. 

To submit the documents requested, follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver.  Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least the last four digits of your social security number.



For job information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call 912-757-3000, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) automated telephone system. Or, with a computer modem dial 912-757-3100 for job information from an OPM electronic bulletin board. You can also reach the board through the Internet (Telnet only) at FJOB.MAIL.OPM.GOV.



You can find out about alternative formats by calling OPM or dialing the electronic bulletin board at the numbers above. Select "Federal Employment Topics" and then "People with Disabilities." If you have a hearing disability, call TDD 912-744-2299.



Review the list of openings, decide which jobs you are interested in, and follow the instructions given. You may apply for most jobs with a resume, the Optional Application for Federal Employment, or any other written format you choose. For jobs that are unique or filled through automated procedures, you will be given special forms to complete. (You can get an Optional Application by calling OPM or dialing our electronic bulletin board at the numbers above).



Although the Federal Government does not require a standard application form for most jobs, we do need certain information to evaluate your qualifications and determine if you meet legal requirements for Federal employment. If your resume or application does not provide all the information requested in the job vacancy announcement and in this brochure, you may lose consideration for a job. Help speed the selection process by keeping your resume or application brief and by sending only the requested material. Type or print clearly in dark ink.

Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link:


Milsa L. Anglin
Phone: (202)382-7517
Fax: (202)382-7542
Agency Information:
Broadcasting Board Governors
330 Independence Avenue SW
ATTN Office of Human Resources
Room 1543 Cohen Building
Washington, DC
Fax: (202)382-7542


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

View Occupational Questionnaire

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