Job Details

Government and Government Relations Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

Federal Communications Commission

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Apr 07,2018

Posted on

Apr 06,2018

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Deputy Bureau Chief - Media Bureau Duties: The candidate participates and shares fully with the Bureau Chief in the discharge of responsibilities and may assume full responsibility for all Bureau activities in the absence of the Bureau Chief. Provides consultative and advisory services to the Commission and staff on a variety of highly specialized and technical matters. Undertakes general direction and management responsibilities in broad areas of the Bureau. Serves as a principal adviser to the Bureau Chief on matters of a legal nature. The pace of technology innovation in the telecommunications industry, the rapidly changing structure of the industry in an increasingly competitive environment, and its sheer size, result in legal and policy considerations and issues, such as the extent of the Commission's jurisdiction and the significance of economic consideration of national and international scope. Reviews documents for legal sufficiency and policy implications. Examines proposals for new or changed laws, rules and regulations, and recommends and defends Bureau positions. Prepares Commission decisions, actions and orders, interpreting, enforcing and implementing provisions of the Communications Act, as amended, related to subordinate Division functions. Represents and speaks for the Chief in the Bureau's relationships with other Bureaus and Offices which affect, or are affected by, facilities authorizations, litigation and enforcement considerations. In so doing, reflects the Bureau Chief's views on policy and action considerations. Applies a broad knowledge of communications law and a good knowledge of the technical considerations; and personally; or through subordinates, reviews recommendations which cover the full range of cable television, broadcast television and radio, and post-licensing satellite services and related matters. Assures that recommendations are legally sufficient and in accordance with Commission and Bureau policy, that all available policy or action options are clearly identified and evaluated objectively. Facilitates Bureau decisions and actions on such matters by briefing the Bureau Chief on legal, policy or action alternative issues on those matters for which action authority has not been delegated. Develops and maintains credible and effective personal relationships with representatives of other government agencies, foreign governments and the regulated industries. In these relationships, represents and speaks for the Bureau Chief. Represents and speaks for the Bureau and Commission in appearances before government, industry and citizen organizations.

Qualification and Experience

Education: Must have law degree (J.D. or LL.B) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member of the Bar in good standing of a state, territory, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a federal court of general jurisdiction. Experience which demonstrates knowledge of the media industry and federal regulatory practices governing the industry. Experience that demonstrates knowledge of how to integrate legal, technical, and competitive/economic issues into media industry rulemakings and policy recommendations.

ECQ 1 - Leading Change: Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - Leading People: Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - Results Driven: Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions/Communication: Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Deadline: 04/20/2018

Additional info

Announcement number: SES-2018-0009. Apply online. No emails.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 202-418-0956
Fax: 202-418-1498