Law Clerk

Washington, D.C
Aug 17, 2022
Aug 18, 2022
Full Time

As a Law Clerk, you will:
  • Participate in matters affecting HUD programs and administration and exercises clear and precise judgment and discretion in formulating responses to legal issues with the assistance of a senior level attorney.
  • Conduct research of laws, legal opinions, policies, regulations, legal texts, and precedent cases involved in matters presented to ALS for determination.
  • Participate, as appropriate with a senior level attorney, in the development of research memoranda interpreting the various appropriations laws, statutes, regulations, and policies administered by ALS.
  • Personally conduct, or support a senior level attorney to conduct, a review of presented facts; research applicable laws, regulations, and precedents; and produce said memoranda in support of the office.
  • Analyze appropriation bills and legislative drafts in order to assist in the preparation of reports requested by the Department, Congressional committees, members of Congress, or the OMB.
  • Prepare memoranda, analyze records, evaluate facts, determine questions of law, and refer findings to the supervisory attorney.


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

    Law Clerk Program GS-11:
    To be considered for the Law Clerk Program, applicants MUST meet the following criteria:
  • Law school graduates who earned their J.D. by June 2022. AND
  • Must NOT have been admitted to the bar of any State, District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or territories of the United States. AND
  • Applicants must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a scale of 4.0 or Academic standing in the upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class. AND
  • Only United States citizens can be admitted to the Law Clerk Program, and each person selected for the program must undergo a complete security/background investigation and be granted a security clearance.

  • Education

    For positions with an education requirement, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts. The transcript must show final grades and degree obtained with the law school's grading system explanation attached. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

    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

    • 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.
    • Duration of appointment is considered a trial period.
    • A 2-year trial period is also required and begins if/when converted to a permanent position.
    • 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.

    HUD will require the vaccination status of all selected applicants for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols such as COVID testing. Selectees who are not vaccinated and/or choose not to disclose their vaccination status will participate in a testing program as directed by the CDC based on the COVID risk level of the county in which they are working.

    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 .