Attorney-Advisor (General)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 25, 2023
Closes
Feb 02, 2023
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the CN-60, broadly equivalent to the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, your duties will be adjusted accordingly. Attorneys at CFPB may be eligible for promotions subject to the Bureau's Attorney Hiring & Promotion Policy.
  • Research, review, and analyze law and policy issues applicable to large banks or nonbank financial institutions under the CFPB's jurisdiction to provide the foundation for the large bank or nonbank supervisory program.
  • Provide oral and written legal advice with respect to CFPB's supervisory authorities, as well as whether supervised institutions are operating in compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of the supervision of large banks or nonbank financial institutions, including review of examination reports that address whether supervised firms are operating in compliance with the law.
  • Analyze the methods and levels of compliance, and determine how the state of such compliance affects consumers who do business with supervised institutions.
If you are selected at the CN-60 your official job title will be: Attorney Advisor (General) (Counsel, Supervision Policy).
If you are selected at the CN-53 your official job title will be: Attorney Advisor (General) (Supervision Policy).


Requirements

Conditions of Employment



Key Requirements:
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  • A trial period may be required.
  • Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form i-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.


Qualifications

Each grade is at its Full Performance Level .

Minimum Qualifications for the CN-60/CN-53:

1. Law Degree:
Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B., J.D. or equivalent; AND
2. Bar Membership: Applicants must be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; AND
3. In additional to the minimum qualifications (Law Degree & Bar Membership) you also have to meet the years of related legal experience or specialized experience substitution for each grade you apply to:

For the CN-60 you must have:


- Four (4) years of related legal experience. Such experience must include experience as a licensed attorney in order to be creditable, (Law Clerk experience prior to graduating is not qualifying for the experience requirements); OR
- You must have twelve (12) months of specialized experience at the CN-53 level (equivalent to the GS-13 level) that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position.
Specialized Experience: Requires demonstrated research and analytical ability, public policy interest, and oral and written communication skills.

- For the CN-53 you must have:

- Three (3) years of related legal experience. Such experience must include experience as a licensed attorney in order to be creditable, (Law Clerk experience prior to graduating is not qualifying for the experience requirements); OR
- You must have twelve (12) months of specialized experience at the CN-52 level (equivalent to the GS-12 level) that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position.
Specialized Experience: Requires demonstrated research and analytical ability, public policy interest, and oral and written communication skills.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Education

Law Degree: Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B., J.D. or equivalent.

Additional information

OTHER INFORMATION:
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • All candidates will be considered without regard to any non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, lawful political affiliation, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, parental status, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • We offer opportunities for telework.
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
  • Bureau employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions, which applicants may review at www.oge.gov. In addition, employees must comply with the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (5 CFR 9401), which, among other things, prohibit an employee or the employee's spouse or minor child from owning or controlling a debt or equity interest in an entity supervised by the Bureau. Regulations also impose restrictions on the outside activities of certain Bureau employees, including examiners and attorneys. Applicants may review the Bureau ethics regulations and a summary of the regulations at www.consumerfinance.gov. Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the Bureau Ethics Office at EthicsHelp@cfpb.gov .

A new hire's direct and overall experience are critical factors in determining a salary offer, it is important that your resume fully reflects all of your work experience. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau determines the salary offer for each selectee based primarily on three key factors:
  • The selectee's directly related experience at the same level as the position
  • The selectee's overall experience in a particular industry or area
  • The salaries of other Bureau employees in similar positions and with similar levels of experience.

We also take the selectee's skill set into account. Applicants should note that salary offers seldom fall near the upper end of the salary range as listed in this vacancy announcement. Salary may be set from the minimum of the salary range to the midpoint of the salary range. In some instances, based on a selectee's extensive experience directly related to the position, salary may be set at or above the mid-point up to the maximum salary for that band level. See information on our base pay ranges and salary structure.

Our comprehensive benefits are among the most generous in the federal government. They include:- Challenging and rewarding work benefiting American consumers - Opportunities for development and advancement- Comprehensive Federal health, vision, dental, life, and long-term care insurance programs- Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/201706_cfpb_benefits.pdf