Attorney Advisor - (Public Notice Flyer)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 17, 2022
Closes
May 23, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The Real Property, Energy, and Environmental Law Division (RPEELD) of the Office of the General Counsel has an immediate opening for an Attorney-Advisor position at the GS-12, GS-13, GS-14 grade levels. RPEELD is seeking a person with excellent client counseling skills and legal writing and research ability to join our exceptional team in Washington, D.C.

RPEELD attorneys provide legal expertise and advice to Departmental offices and bureaus on all aspects of real estate transactions, environmental quality and compliance issues, climate change, energy performance contracts (e.g., energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) and utility energy service contracts (UESCs), safety and security issues, historic property issues, and tribal matters related to real property.

Division attorneys are cross-trained in all the areas handled by the Division. However, the role as an attorney-advisor will be to primarily assist with real property matters. RPEELD's real estate services cover the development, acquisition, management, utilization and disposal of real property and interests in real property. Examples of these transactions include leases, use agreements (e.g., permits and licenses), easements, occupancy agreements, and requests for tenant improvements (e.g., reimbursable work authorizations (RWAs).

In this position, you may be asked to represent DOC in real property and related matters before the Government Accountability Office and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, and in dealings with the General Services Administration, the Department of State, and the Department of Justice (e.g., U.S. Court of Federal Claims).

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).

  • Must complete a 2-year trial period.
  • If selected, you will be required to complete OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure.

Security Clearance: You must be able to obtain and maintain a Moderate Risk, background investigation.

Qualifications

Basic requirement for all grade levels:
  • You must be a graduate with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or equivalent from an accredited law school; AND
  • You must have bar membership in one of the 50 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico or the US. Virgin Islands.

  • Minimum Requirements:

    For GS-12: Applicants applying at the GS-12 grade level must have one year of legal experience or relevant professional experience (legal or non-legal) working with real property matters; experience with acquisitions and/or compliance with environmental and energy laws and regulations; experience successfully working on a team with other attorneys and high-level officials; experience coordinating with other Department and U.S. agencies' legal offices; and experience advising on proposed rules, pending legislation, and responses to Congressional inquiries, related to matters affecting real property and energy transactions.

    For GS-13: Applicants applying at the GS-13 grade level must have two years of legal experience or relevant professional experience (legal or non-legal) working with real property matters; experience with acquisitions and/or compliance with environmental and energy laws and regulations; experience successfully working on a team with other attorneys and high-level officials; experience coordinating with other Department and U.S. agencies' legal offices; and experience advising on proposed rules, pending legislation, and responses to Congressional inquiries, related to matters affecting real property and energy transactions.

    For GS-14: Applicants applying at the GS-14 grade level requires a minimum of three years of relevant legal experience working working with real property matters; experience with acquisitions and/or compliance with environmental and energy laws and regulations; experience successfully working on a team with other attorneys and high-level officials; experience coordinating with other legal offices; and experience advising on proposed rules, pending legislation, and responses to Congressional inquiries, related to matters affecting real property and energy transactions.

    Note: The General Counsel or designee retains the discretion to waive minimum qualifications as described above.

    Applicants may be hired at any of the grades shown in this announcement, commensurate with the candidate's experience and qualifications. You are encouraged to identify the grade level(s) or salary for which you wish to be considered.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies; knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education

    Applicants must possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or equivalent from an accredited law school. Official or unofficial transcripts must be submitted with your application package.

    Additional information

    This position does not confer non-competitive conversion to the competitive service. Acceptance of an excepted service appointment from applicants in the competitive service will require a written statement of understanding when voluntarily leaving the competitive service.