Attorney Advisor

District of Columbia, D.C
Sep 24, 2022
Sep 28, 2022
Full Time

The Security and Facilities Policy Staff (SFPS) provides subject matter expertise to the Judicial Conference of the United States (JCUS) and is responsible for managing the portfolios of the Judicial Conference Committees on Space and Facilities and Judicial Security as well as the Space and Security Advisory Council (SSAC). The SFPS supports the JCUS and Committees in their development of priorities pertaining to the Judicial Branch's s facilities and security needs. In addition, the SFPS work with counterparts at the General Services Administration (GSA), the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), and the Federal Protective Service (FPS), and other government agencies support for the judiciary. Duties to be performed include:
  • Researching and preparing draft agendas, background materials, agenda items, committee reports, and all other documents related to the biannual meetings of the Judicial Conference Committee on Space and Facilities and/or the Judicial Conference Committee on Judicial Security. Incumbent will also support the meetings of the SSAC on an as-needed basis.
  • Leading staff supporting the Committees on Space and Facilities or Committee on Judicial Security, managing a Committee's issue portfolio and ensuring all matters involving that Committee's jurisdiction are progressing in a timely an efficient fashion and all stakeholders are being appropriately advised of actions being taken.
  • Presenting and discussing legal issues and questions related to the Judiciary's space and facilities and physical security programs with multiple stakeholders, both internal and external to the federal judiciary. This will include Committee members, federal judges, local court executives, and executive branch partners.
  • Overseeing and managing the development, implementation, and execution of complex and multi-faceted nationwide programs based on the policies integrated within the Judiciary's over-arching space and facilities and physical security programs.
  • Identifying and tracking any legislative issues that may be relevant to the jurisdictions of the Judicial Conference Committee on Space and Facilities or the Judicial Conference Committee on Judicial Security. Drafts and coordinates responses to legislative inquiries related to the Judiciary's space and facilities and physical security programs as well as develops and participates in requested congressional briefings on these topics.
  • Assisting other Administrative Office staff, both internal and external to FSO, with the development, approval, and execution of the annual budgets needed to support the Judiciary's space and facilities and physical security programs.
  • Providing staff support on external studies and reviewing of the federal judiciary's space and facilities and physical security programs, including those conducted by the Government Accountability Office.
  • Serving as the judiciary subject matter expert on all things related to the Director of the Administrative Office's statutory authority on the Judiciary's space and facilities and physical security programs as authorized under 28 USC Sections 462,604-605. Similar assistance with the judiciary's physical security program may also be required.
  • Representing the Chief, SFPS in meetings and ensuring conformance of activities with the overall missions and objectives of the judiciary, as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the AO. If non-citizens are considered for hire into a temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO Human Resources Office there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at USAJOBS Help Center | Employment of non-citizens / . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • New employees to the AO will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights/responsibilities, visit .
  • All new AO employees are required to identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.

  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Bar Membership : Applicants must currently be an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a federal court of general jurisdiction. Applicants are responsible for citing minimum qualifications such as J.D. and bar membership information (institution name, state(s) for bar, and dates) on their respective resumes. Failure to supply details will constitute an incomplete application. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Post J.D. Experience : Applicants must also possess at least three years of post J.D. experience.

    Specialized Experience : Subsequent to graduation from law school, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience in ALL of the following:1) Leading or managing a large and complex program that is based in the development and execution of public policy, either statutory or regulatory in nature; and 2) Working with, supporting, and briefing senior officials within government and/or private organizations is required.

    Cover Letter: A cover letter is required from the hiring manager for this position.


    Applicants must possess a law degree (J.D.) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's website at .

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.