Trial Attorney (Remote Restricted)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 06, 2022
Closes
Aug 10, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Duties of a Trial Attorney position could include:
  • Participates in the development and representation of DOE's interests in complex Federal court and administrative litigation.
  • Coordinates litigation and participates in formulating the strategy and developing the presentation of the Government's case.
  • Coordinates and furthers litigation with DOJ by preparing litigation assessments and reports, supplying necessary information and recommendations, resolving conflicts, and supporting the strategy used in guiding the position taken on legal and factual issues.
  • Advises supervisor, program office legal staff and DOE officials concerning the subject matter of pending or potential litigation, questions regarding the interpretation of statutes administered by or applicable to DOE and its activities, and DOE issues and actions.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability requirements.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
  • Grade level GS-13 and above required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, Executive Branch Personnel Confidential
  • Position is included in a Bargaining Agreement.
  • Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
  • If selected, you must self-identify if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee as OPM approval is required prior to finalizing your selection.
  • Proof of current active member in good standing in the bar of a State, District of Columbia, territory of the United States, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Employees must maintain active bar membership while employed as an attorney with DOE.
  • This position is Remote Restricted to the Washington D.C. Area.


Qualifications

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

All candidates must meet the minimum education requirements of successful completion of a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) with a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and must be a current, active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

QUALIFICATIONS:

GS-11:
Must have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active membership in a state or District of Columbia bar and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform legal work. The educational background should include course work beyond the first professional degree in a field directly related to the work for which he/she is being considered.

GS-12: Must have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active membership in a state or District of Columbia bar and one year of professional (attorney) legal experience and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform complex legal work. The educational background should include course work beyond the first professional degree in a field directly related to the work for which he/she is being considered.

GS-13: Must have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active membership in a state or District of Columbia bar and one year of professional (attorney) legal experience and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform complex legal work and one additional year of professional (attorney) experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at the grade immediately below the one being filled.

GS-14: Must have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active membership in a state or District of Columbia bar and three years of professional (attorney) legal experience and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform complex legal work, plus one additional year of professional (attorney) experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at the grade immediately below the one being filled.

GS-15: Must have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active membership in a state or District of Columbia bar and four years of professional (attorney) legal experience and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform complex legal work, plus one additional year of professional (attorney) experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at the grade immediately below the one being filled.

FEDERAL REQUIRMENT FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION:

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. As part of onboarding, you will need to submit DOE's Certification of COVID-19 Vaccination for Prospective Federal Employees attesting to truthfulness prior to onboarding. Once onboard, you will then be required to complete the DOE's MyEnergy system in order to implement workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Education

Candidates must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) degree.
Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website. Transcripts must be provided with application package.

Additional information

  • 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.
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in a maximum telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to telework upon your appointment. As employees are permitted to return to the office, you may be required to report to the duty station listed on this announcement, even if your home/temporary telework site is located outside the local commuting area. Your position may be eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the DOE Workplace Flexibilities policy.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE.
  • For general information on government-wide Telework polices visit: www.telework.gov
  • Hiring incentives may be authorized in accordance with agency policy and if funding is available.

EEO Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement
Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement
Veterans Information: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information
Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/