5.23.1 – The Federal Communications Commission is looking to hire a Deputy Associate General Counsel in the Litigation Division of the agency’s Office of General Counsel. The person hired would serve as an integral part of the management team in the Litigation Division with primary responsibility for supervising trial and enforcement matters involving the Commission and its interests. This position offers a unique opportunity to supervise a professional staff of senior attorneys and serve as a litigation subject matter expert/authority with broad responsibility for advising on Commission-related trial court matters (and on occasion, related matters in the courts of appeals) in close coordination with the other Litigation Division managers as well as the General Counsel and the U.S. Department of Justice.
As Deputy Associate General Counsel for Trial and Enforcement, the person hired would be responsible for providing authoritative litigation legal advice, legal opinions and designated agency representation before government agencies; for assisting U.S. Department of Justice attorneys in representation before the Federal and state trial courts (which involves developing approaches, arguments and strategies relating to litigation, trials and hearings, many of which are often precedent-setting and highly-technical, have unique legal features, require creative approaches, and may be of national importance), that critically affect the work of the Federal Communications Commission. The job provides a singular chance to oversee trial and agency litigation involving a wide range of issues arising from the Commission’s activities as the nation’s pre-eminent federal communications regulator. Further details, as well as required qualifications and how to apply, may be found at www.usajobs.gov.