Attorney Advisor (Public Notice Flyer)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 25, 2022
Closes
Oct 03, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The selectee will provide legal advice and counsel tp personnel across U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and its Bureaus (e.g., NOAA, Census, International Trade Agency) on a variety of issues. The issues include but are not limited to post-government employment, outside employment, interaction with non-Federal entities, fundraising, use of government resources, and gifts. Reviews and provides guidance on conduct matters, highly complex financial disclosure reports and portfolios to identify and resolve potential conflicts of interest, and ethics education (outreach and training). Responsibilities include assisting with administration of the DOC ethics program, whether vetting senior-level hires or performing work related to Federal Advisory Committees and Special Government Employees.

Successful candidates will possess an understanding of ethics law and program requirements, including knowledge of financial instruments and ethics law, and financial disclosure reviews. It is preferable for the candidates to have demonstrated strong interest in the subject matter and knowledge of the legal framework for DOC and it's Bureaus' programs as well as have experience with developing and conducting training presentations. Candidates must have superior legal writing and research ability; outstanding oral, analytical, and interpersonal skills, and be adept at working directly with clients and staff members; candidates must demonstrate a commitment to professionalism and public service.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).

  • A two year trial period may be required.
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Provide proof of an active bar membership in good standing of the bar of a state, a territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth pf Puerto Rico. On-line information is allowed as long as it shows that applicant is in "active" status.
  • Successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Required to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450.


This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval and/or as determined by the agency).

Security Clearance: You must be able to obtain and maintain a Non-Critical Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk background investigation.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must have acquired the amounts of skills and experience indicated below for each grade level.

• For the GS-12, level, one (1) year post-J.D. of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature which demonstrates the ability to perform the work at this level.

• For the GS-13, level, two (2) years post-J.D. of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature which demonstrates the ability to perform the work at this level. At least one year of qualifying experience, at this level, must be specialized experience as defined below.

• For the GS-14, three (3) years post-J.D. of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature which demonstrates the ability to perform the work at this level. At least two years of qualifying experience, at this level, must be specialized experience as defined below.

Note: An LL.M may be substituted for a maximum of one year experience.

Applicants must meet the general professional experience requirements set forth above and the below specialized experience by the closing date of the announcement.

Specialized experience equips applicants with particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled. For this position specialized experience includes a working familiarity with ethics laws, regulations, policy and procedures or experience with legal areas that are frequently encountered in the context of implementing ethics programs. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to accurately identify and quickly analyze relevant and critical issues. Applicants must demonstrate a record of strong interpersonal skills, good judgment and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff
and client bureaus. Applicants may be hired at any of the grades shown in this announcement, commensurate with the candidate's experience and qualifications. Please identify the grade level(s) for which you wish to be considered.

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.

Education

Applicants must possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or equivalent from an accredited law school. An official transcript(s) must be submitted before an offer can be made.

Additional information

Department Attorney-Advisor positions are in the Excepted Service. As such, these positions are not covered by the usual civil service hiring procedure. Additionally, this position does not confer non-competitive conversion to the competitive services. Acceptance of an excepted service appointment from applicants in the competitive service will require a written statement of understanding.