SUPERVISORY TRIAL ATTORNEY (DEPUTY ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 16, 2022
Closes
May 20, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a SUPERVISORY TRIAL ATTORNEY (DEPUTY ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL), you will:
  • Participate in formulating Office of Litigation policy, subject to the general direction of the Assistant General Counsel, and provide advice on office policy to other HUD attorneys.
  • Supervise trial attorneys and senior trial attorneys assigned to the Insured Housing and Community Development Litigation Division of the office in the handling of litigation as assigned. While lawsuits assigned will predominantly involve HUD programs related to the agency's insured housing and community development programs, they may also involve HUD's assisted housing programs and federal civil rights issues involving, for example, the Fair Housing Act, Title VI, and related civil rights laws.
  • Provide legal advice and ensure the provision of the highest quality litigation representation for HUD.
  • Direct a staff of trial attorneys and support staff who perform legal work required in connection with lawsuits.
  • Prepare performance appraisals, award recommendations, promotion recommendations, and take disciplinary actions, as warranted.
  • Oversee compliance with Departmental personnel policies and procedures for attorneys assigned to the Insured Housing and Community Development Litigation Division, including those for employee and labor relations, time and attendance, and non-discrimination.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment



The official duty station for this position will be in Washington, District of Columbia. Failure to report to duty at this location may be grounds for a disciplinary action, including removal.

Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.


  • Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Basic Requirements:
    Applicants MUST:
    (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.;
    (2) be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and
    (3) meet all specialized experience requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.

    AND

    Specialized experience for the GS-15 include:
    For the GS-15: You must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

    - Leading teams of attorneys and paralegals in legal work in connection with litigation as exemplified by the preparation of legal opinions, briefs, pleadings, memoranda, and correspondence; the performance of legal research projects; the provision of legal advice to clients; and the handling of all phases of litigation; AND
    - Drafting and responding to legal pleadings, motions, and discovery in federal courts; AND
    - Reviewing proposed actions to identify and mitigate potential litigation risks found in the review; AND
    - Maintaining effective working relationships with clients, staff, and professional peers.

    AND

    For the GS-15, you must:
    Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.), plus five (5) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.

    OR

    Have a second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus four (4) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.

    OR

    Have a first professional law degree (LL.B., or J.D.), plus superior law student work (academic standing in upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class, high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, winning of a moot court competition with other law schools, significant work or achievement on the school's official law review, significant summer clerkship or other evidence of clearly superior achievement) plus four (4) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.

    The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/date/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.

    Education

    Attorney positions do have an education requirement.

    Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D. For positions with an education requirement, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. In addition you must provide proof of bar or your bar number in the vacancy questions .

    Additional information

    Other Information:
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • Relocation incentive will not be paid.
    • Recruitment incentive will not be paid.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • This position is Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
    • HUD offers alternative and flexible work schedules.
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • A 2-year trial period is required. (unless already completed)
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • Occasional travel may be required.
    • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
    • Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.

    To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

    HUD employees are subject to a number of government-wide and HUD specific ethics laws and regulations, including restrictions on working in a real estate related business, and having Section 8 tenants, along with other prohibited interests and activities. To review applicable ethics rules and HUD specific restrictions, please visit https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/general_counsel/ethics .