Attorney Advisor

Washington, D.C
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 05, 2022
Full Time

Serves as an Attorney Advisor, responsible for providing legal support and advice to Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps) national service programs, offices, and functions, on a range of legal matters in a collaborative, fast-paced and complex environment.
  • Provides legal support and advice to AmeriCorps staff on questions of law and policy, frequently on complex and time-sensitive matters.
  • Serves as legal counsel for AmeriCorps national service programs and support offices, providing advice and counsel on questions of law and administrative policy.
  • Conducts legal research, prepares legal research memoranda, memoranda of facts and law, briefs, advisory opinions, correspondence, and as needed, litigation reports.
  • Advises the Office of Human Capital, and other clients across the agency on employment, labor, and human capital matters.
  • Plans, organizes, and handles routine and complex legal problems, or cases encountered in the assigned areas of responsibility, under limited supervision.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen
  • A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal employees and supervisors.
  • Merit Promotion and internal applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify Status and grade
  • Satisfactory completion of a background investigation.
  • Must be telework ready. See the ADDITIONAL INFORMATION section for more details regarding the agency's current full-time telework status.
  • A financial disclosure may be required for this position.
  • Dates of employment, including beginning and end dates in the following format: month/day/year, must be included on resume.


Applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the mid range of the NY-02 pay band, which would be at or equivalent to the GS 9/11 - level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes, but is not limited to:
  • Knowledge of federal administrative law.
  • Ability to advise program staff, preparing written materials (including memoranda, correspondence, regulations, policies, and other written work product).
  • Ability to advise the organization on matters in administrative proceedings, or before other agencies or before Congress.
  • Experience providing advice on legal issues related to the interpretation of statutes and regulations.
  • Experience working with organizational leadership and providing clear legal advice to executives and senior officials to help improve outcomes for the organization.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps VISTA) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Such experience must be clearly documented in the applicant's resume.


Education for this position is a requirement and applicants must possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or Master of Laws (L.L.M.) degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school.

NOTE: You must submit an unofficial copy of your law school transcript. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. educational standards. Failure to provide this material or evidence will result in your receiving no further consideration. Documentation required to validate qualifications received by the closing date of this announcement. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified.

Additional information

Additional Selections: Additional selections may be made from this announcement or for similar positions across AmeriCorps. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) at AmeriCorps.

COVID-19: Vaccination against COVID-19 is not currently required for employment at AmeriCorps, but is encouraged to promote workplace health and safety. If you receive an official job offer and onboard, you will be contacted after onboarding regarding any requests for information related to your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Expanded Telework Status Due to COVID-19: Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you will have the option to temporarily telework on a full-time basis, even if your home is located within the local commuting area of the duty station of your position. Once the agency implements its re-entry plan, you may be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement in the manner and frequency the agency deems appropriate. At this time, the agency is unable to confirm if an expanded telework policy or future remote work policy will be implemented. In line with OPM guidance and if positions are designated as remote, the agency will ensure that all employees' duty stations are accurately documented and that the locality pay for each employee aligns with the official duty station of their position.

Military Selective Service Act: If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in "Required Documents."

Special Employment Consideration: Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, applicable documentation that supports your eligibility must be submitted with your application package.

Ethics Requirement: Our Agency is committed to the highest ethical standards and, as an employee you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes (18 U.S.C. 201-209) and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (5 C.F.R. part 2635). Additionally, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) or Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e) within 30 days of your appointment date and on an annual basis thereafter.