Attorney (Legal Policy)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 23, 2022
Closes
Nov 26, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Conducts legal research and prepares written material for use in representing the Postal Service and advising postal management officials.
  • Participates in conferences necessary to representing or advising Postal Service officials.
  • Directly advises postal management officials and represents the Postal Service in legal matters involving outside parties.
  • Prepares replies to inquiries from Congress, government agencies, and the public.
  • Prepares opinions, memoranda, decisions, regulations, testimonies, or formal filings in proceedings in which the Postal Service is a party.


  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment


    Key Requirements
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
    The successful applicant will work in our Legal Policy and Legislative Advice group and will provide advice on legislation (including technical assistance on bills related to the Postal Service), strategically significant dockets before the Postal Regulatory Commission, issues involving other Executive Branchentities, the applicability of laws and directives to the Postal Service, constitutional questions, Postal Service authority and governance, and election mail. This position is responsible primarily for advice work and legal research. There is very limited, if any, litigation work.

    Come work in an energetic, lively, and collegial atmosphere on a wide range of complex, fast-paced, challenging matters.

    Qualifications

  • Ability to prepare pretrial briefs, motions, pleadings, responses and other documents to present the issues independently with little or no direct supervision.
  • Ability to provide legal advice and services with respect to regulations, practices, or other legal matters, and formulate opinions involving the analysis and interpretation of federal, state and local laws.
  • Ability to litigate cases before administrative bodies and federal courts.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing to include the ability to negotiate with third parties on behalf of clients and prepare legal documents and presentations.
  • Ability to conduct legal research to gather and interpret information and ensure accuracy of details using resources such as internal and external documents, archives, electronic databases, and interviews.
  • EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: To be eligible for the Attorney position, you must possess a Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
  • SPECIAL CONDITION: Qualified applicants must be a current member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Bar Association.
  • EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: At least 3 years of experience in legal practice, of which one year of the experience requirement may be met through the completion of a judicial clerkship if completed by the time of hire. The clerkship must be documented in the applicant's resume.
  • WRITING REQUIREMENT: Qualified applicants must submit a relevant writing sample such as a legal memorandum addressing a legislative, regulatory, or other policy advice matter.
  • Qualified applicant must successfully pass a drug screening.

    Education

    Please read the "Qualifications" section.

    Additional information

    Benefits

    The salary will be based on previous experience, and current postal pay policies. We offer excellent benefits including health and life insurance, retirement plan, savings/investment plan with employer contribution, flexible spending, flextime scheduling of core work hours, annual and sick leave.