General Attorney (Remote Restricted)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 07, 2022
Closes
Oct 14, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Duties of a General Attorney could include:
  • Provide analyses, interpretations, and opinions to assigned DOE offices on a variety of cases and issues that include legal and policy positions on complex and difficult matters, including issues arising under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA), the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, as amended (NWPA), the Energy Policy Act of 2005, as amended, and the Energy Act of 2020.
  • Represent DOE in meetings with peers, management and officials of other Federal agencies, committees of Congress, state and local governments, representatives of foreign governments and representatives.
  • Draft legal policies and procedures for use by DOE in relation to suits in various courts involving activities of DOE.
  • Analyze pending, proposed and potential litigation; negotiate settlements to avoid expensive and time-consuming litigation; and provides legal advice based on the weight of evidence.
  • Perform legal research and provide recommendations based on the legal principles involved.


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/trial period.
  • 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-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.

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

  • 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/