ATTORNEY ADVISOR (GENERAL) GS-0905-14

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
May 20, 2022
Closes
May 28, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a General Attorney you will serve as legal subject matter expert for environmental law practice area activities and services, providing legal advice, representation, and other support in the full range of USCG environmental law practice. This position has a primary responsibility for providing legal services to CG-LMI's leadership and clients, as well as to senior leadership within the agency, collaborating with the legal staffs of other Federal agencies, military departments, and Congress.

Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments at full performance include:
  • Serving as an Attorney-Adviser and legal subject matter expert for environmental law practice area activities and services, providing legal advice, representation, and other support in the full range of USCG environmental law practice.
  • Providing legal advice and related services regarding the implementation and effect of a host of domestic and international environmental laws involving ship pollution, species protection, environmental planning, historic resource protection, clean air, water, hazardous waste management, and others, on USCG missions.
  • Monitoring the environmental initiatives undertaken by various federal regulatory agencies with potential applicable jurisdiction over USCG activities, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
  • Preparing written opinions and responses to client inquiries regarding proposed treaties, legislation, regulations, and policies in the areas of environmental law and policy.
  • Reviewing legislative proposals originating within the USCG, other government agencies, and Congress in order to analyze and assess their impact upon USCG programs and to recommend appropriate changes.
  • Analyzing and evaluates claims against or by the USCG arising under federal, state, and local laws and regulations pursuant to the waivers of sovereign immunity in various environmental laws, such as the CERCLA, the RCRA, and the CWA.
  • Maintaining responsibility for working with U.S. Attorneys and DOJ officials, and works in coordination with CG-LCL regarding environmental claims by or against the USCG.
  • Maintaining responsibility for making recommendations regarding appeal.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires membership in the State Bar.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Unofficial J.D. or LL.B. transcript required at the time of application.


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Qualifications

All Candidates must possess a J.D. or LL.B degree from an accredited law school;

AND

Must be a member in good standing of the appropriate licensing authority of any state, territory of the United States, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or District of Columbia bar.

AND

To qualify for the GS-14 level position, you must have successfully completed at least one full year of professional legal experience as a practicing attorney equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service as reflected in the nature and complexity of casework and legal issues for which responsible, the level of responsibility exercised, and the degree to which such experience equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this position.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.

The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Note: Only education and experience acquired before the filing deadline will be considered.

Education

This position does have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

All Candidates must possess a J.D. or LL.B degree from an accredited law school; AND, must be a member in good standing of the appropriate licensing authority of any state, territory of the United States, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or District of Columbia bar.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

Additional information

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. At the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Selectees maybe required to serve a one-year probationary period.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

More than one (1) selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6328. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation