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    Summary

    This position is located in the Federal Communications Commission, Enforcement Bureau, Office of the Field Director in Washington, DC.   

    Relocation expenses will not be paid.

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent provides authoritative legal advice and services to the Field Director and the professional staff of the Enforcement Bureau field on legal matters pertaining to assigned legal issues and enforcement activities. Is responsible for proper interpretation of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, the Commission Rules and all Commission's policy; provides expert advice on legal issues affecting enforcement policy matters; evaluates current and potential legal issues; and initiates original research and investigative analysis. Uses legal expertise in researching precedents and advises on appropriateness of enforcement actions and/or recommendations for alternative approaches.

    Incumbent must provide a high level of original and creative analysis, interpretation, and formulation of policy positions and regulatory provisions on an original basis. Participates in the development of long-range goals and objectives for the Field on complex legal issues of significant public importance. Examines legal and policy issues relating to the provision by the telecommunications services. Affected industries and activities produce multi-billion dollar revenues and have national and international significance involving governments, businesses, and consumers around the globe.

    Assignments encompass highly complex enforcement matters and controversial telecommunications issues and often are subject to strict statutory time constraints and to challenge in courts. Incumbent must quickly assess the legal and policy implications involved in each case, determine Commission and Bureau objectives, and confer with, and provide assistance to the Regional staff in devising strategies to best implement those objectives. Prepares records, pleadings, motion papers, briefs, and all other necessary documents in litigation proceedings to which the Commission and Bureau are a party, and argues orally in settlement hearings, dispute resolutions, etc. Incumbent must then provide continuing or intermittent leadership and assistance to other professional staff of the Enforcement Bureau field in all phases of complaint actions, rule making proceedings, merger proceedings, and other enforcement actions, as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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