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    This position is located in the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Office of Native Affairs and Policy Washington DC.


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    The position is in the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Office of Native Affairs and Policy. Incumbent in this position: Serves as a senior attorney advisor to the Chief and Deputy Chief, on all policy matters. Provides expertise on Tribal issues and ensures that the Commission’s telecommunications regulatory policies with respect to federally-recognized American Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages, Hawaiian Home Lands, and other Native Communities are implemented and met. Provides expert advice to the Office Chief on legal issues affecting broad policy matters; and evaluates current and potential policy issues; and initiates original research and investigation analysis. Keeps abreast of legal developments affecting Tribal governments and Tribal lands by reviewing court and Commission decisions, professional publications, and trade press; researching legislative, decisions, opinions and regulation. Based on such knowledge, reviews agenda items and other documents (e.g., draft proposals) prepared for the Office Chief’s signature or concurrence. Drafts materials, remarks, or speeches for the Office Chief, Deputy Chief, and Bureau Chief for presentations to Tribal governments, Native communities, industry groups, and other professionals and governmental groups – providing legal analysis and Tribal policy relevance in covering current communications matters of interest and importance. Represents the Office Chief and interfaces with Congress and Tribal, Federal, state, and local government officials, in consumer and industry meetings, discussions, policy forums, etc., addressing changes in Bureau/FCC initiatives and their impact on American consumers, Tribal governments, Native communities, Tribal lands and the telecommunications industry. Reviews legislative and rulemaking proposals, position papers, correspondence and agenda items originating in the various Offices/Bureaus; evaluates policy implications, legal or factual adequacy, completeness and comprehensiveness of coverage. Works on matters and items that directly influence FCC policymaking and regulatory developments.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Open to all U.S. Citizens. Individuals who typically apply for positions under other authorities may also apply competitively to this position. (e.g. VRA, Schedule A, Peace Corps, Students, Recent Graduates, Military Spouses, National Guard, Indian Preference, Land Management, Family of Overseas Employees, Federal Employees, Agency Employees, ICTAP) Non-citizens may be eligible for this excepted service position under certain circumstances.

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