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    This position is in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB), Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability (CCR) Division. 


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    Incumbent provides oral and written legal advice, guidance, interpretation, opinions and assistance on a wide range of legal and policy matters; performs legal research; determines implications of novel and complex legal issues; develops factual, legal, and precedent-setting positions on disputed matters.
    Responds to inquiries from the Division, Bureau, and/or Commission leadership as well as from other components of the Commission and other government agencies, Congress, and the public; addresses novel legal questions pertaining to CCR issues involving communications reliability issues; prepares memoranda or opinions outlining the facts and legal issues involved in disputed matters, and fully justifies conclusions and recommendations.

    Reviews and evaluates proposed legislation, regulations and policies to analyze their effect on existing laws and regulations and on Division/Bureau programs, policies, regulations and overall operations.

    Identifies facts, applies analysis, develops policy, and prepares rule making orders and decisions assuring that documents adhere to Division/Bureau/Commission policy while evaluating objectives and clearly identifying all available options. Ensures that Commission-level documents submitted for review are: legally and demonstrably supported by accurate facts, comprehensive and internally consistent, and in conformance with existing policy, precedent, decisions, processes and procedures.
    Develops potential projects to address the need for  communications networks to be reliable, resilient, and secure within the purview of the Division by recommending establishing new policy, or by altering or clarifying established policy and/or established legal precedents.
    Resolves legal questions and addresses issues that may have no precedents or no clearly applicable precedents, requiring significant, independent legal research and coordination, and determining when to brief matters to CCR leadership. Identifies major policy issues requiring interpretation by higher legal authority and develops and prepares recommended interpretation outlining the facts and applicable law.

    Performs extensive research; determines implications of novel and complex legal issues; develops factual, legal, and precedent-setting positions on disputed matters. The scope of legal problems encountered is broad, highly complex and technical.

    Draft rules, regulations, and policies, including those pertaining to communications reliability (such as network outage reports, disaster information reporting and 911 reliability certifications) and public safety, homeland security, national security, disaster management, and related issues.

    Represents CCR leadership at meetings, hearings and conferences to: (1) gather facts, investigate circumstances and events, and formulate the best legally supportable course of action for resolving complex issues, often in coordination with technical and other Commission staff with regard to alleged violations of statue or regulations; and (2) coordinate with Bureau/Commission offices on policy issues requiring interpretation and developing and preparing recommended interpretation outlining the facts and applicable laws.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 2 to 3 times a year, each trip 2-5 days in duration

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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