Attorney-Adviser (Finance)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 27, 2022
Closes
Jun 01, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-15. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

This position is in the Office of the Assistant General Counsel (Banking & Finance), which is a component of the Treasury Department's Office of the General Counsel. The attorneys in this office provide legal advice and support to Treasury officials and staff on the full range of Treasury domestic finance initiatives and responsibilities, including financial services regulation; capital markets regulation; digital assets; electronic payments regulation; consumer financial protection; cybersecurity; housing finance and government-sponsored enterprises; the Financial Stability Oversight Council; government and corporate financial transactions; federal debt management; federal credit programs; Treasury's financing of the operations of the U.S. Government; and pandemic-related economic relief programs.

Under the supervision of the Assistant General Counsel (Banking & Finance) and the Deputy Assistant General Counsels, the attorney in this position will advise on legal matters related to the office's responsibilities described above. In particular, this attorney will advise Treasury officials responsible for the issuance of Treasury securities on all applicable federal securities laws and the regulation of broker-dealers, including government securities dealers; the Government Securities Act of 1986; Government Securities Act Amendments of 1993; U.S. Treasury securities auctions, issuance, trading, and market structure; and the regulation of principal trading firms and hedge funds. The attorney may also support Treasury's policymaking related to capital markets more broadly, including issues related to the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

The attorney in this position may conduct legal research and analysis, and draft regulations, guidance, memoranda, legislative proposals, briefing materials, and other documents relating to difficult and complex matters considered by the Office of the General Counsel. The attorney will provide written and oral legal advice regarding novel legal questions. The attorney may also engage with representatives of other state and federal agencies, Congress, and other stakeholders on matters relating to policy or regulatory matters.

The ideal candidate will have experience working on complex matters with tight deadlines; the ability to conduct fast and accurate legal research; and be skilled at working with and presenting views to senior lawyers and policymakers. The ideal candidate will also have expertise with the law regarding one or more of the legal areas described above related to the federal securities laws.

The Office of the Assistant General Counsel (Banking & Finance) has a collegial and fast-paced work environment. We are committed to attracting and retaining candidates with diverse backgrounds and experience, and with first-rate professional and academic credentials. We seek lawyers who possess a strong work ethic; approach their work with cooperation, dedication, and integrity; and demonstrate genuine interest in the mission of the Treasury Department. Treasury lawyers must inspire confidence through substantive excellence, effective oral and written communication, critical analysis, and the use of good judgment. We look for lawyers with strong interpersonal skills and who are adept at building positive relationships with clients and colleagues.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . 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/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.
  • Public Trust background investigation will be required.

  • All new hires will be required to comply with federal ethics laws. A review of financial or other interests may be conducted to determine if they create any real or apparent conflict of interests with official Treasury duties.

    Qualifications

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

    Specialized experience for the GS-15: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the federal service. The expectation for selection for grade GS-15 will be at least the following: 12 months of pertinent legal experience at the GS-14 (or equivalent) level. For this position, specialized experience is described as experience at the next lower grade (or equivalent) in the following areas of responsibility: Providing legal advice on federal securities laws, capital markets, Treasury securities, or matters of similar scope and complexity.

    Specialized experience for the GS-14: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the federal service. The expectation for selection for grade GS-14 will be at least the following: 12 months of pertinent legal experience at the GS-13(or equivalent). For this position, specialized experience is described as experience at the next lower grade (or equivalent) in the following areas of responsibility: Providing legal advice on federal securities laws, capital markets, Treasury securities, or matters of similar scope and complexity.

    This 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.

    Education

    Education Requirements:
    Applicants must (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with a LL.B., J.D. or equivalent; (2) be an active member in good standing of the bar in a state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia; and (3) have at least one year of legal experience, which may include, for example, the private practice of law, practice in a government legal office, or a judicial clerkship.

    The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .

    Additional information

    OTHER INFORMATION:
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • A one-year probationary period may be required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
    • Undergo an income tax verification.
    • 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. 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.

    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    • Eleven paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    • A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
    • Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits