Supervisory Attorney Advisor

Washington, D.C
Jan 26, 2023
Jan 31, 2023
Full Time

As a Supervisory Attorney for import injury matters, the incumbent provides day-to-day supervision of attorneys that provide guidance to the Commission on legal aspects of the USITC's import injury investigative proceedings, particularly antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, and related matters. The incumbent may occasionally assist in supervision of trade remedies litigation.

Incumbent reviews and approves drafts prepared by staff attorneys of memoranda, opinions, and other documents pertaining to import injury investigative proceedings and related matters.

Incumbent searches out and keeps abreast of developments affecting the operation and implementation of policies and practices affecting the conduct of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations.

Working with the General Counsel and other Assistant General Counsels, the incumbent performs supervisory functions including: updating training programs and conducting training of attorneys; assisting in planning for import injury investigations; assisting in rulemaking proceedings concerning import injury investigations; representing the OGC in interoffice meetings concerning import injury investigations; and overseeing attorney workload and assignment schedules.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
  • You will be required to successfully complete a background investigation.
  • You are required to serve a one-year supervisory probation period.
  • You must provide proof of your Bar membership.
  • You will be required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement.


Applicants must meet all of the qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must have the general and specialized experience outlined below which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

To be hired as an Attorney with us, you must:
  • possess at least a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree or a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; AND
  • currently be a member in good standing of the Bar of a state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements above, applicants must have five years of experience comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector as follows: One year of specialized experience is defined as professional experience of a broad, general nature, not requiring specialization or expertise in a specific area or type of law but demonstrates that the candidate has been engaged in the general practice of law; AND four (4) years of legal experience with antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. This experience must have provided a thorough knowledge of government-wide statutes, rules, regulations, precedent cases and opinions and administrative law, legislative and regulatory processes. Applicant must have extensive experience writing and editing legal documents. Applicant must demonstrate supervisory level skills.


All applicants must possess a first professional law degree: J.D. or LL.B from an American Bar Association Law School, or equivalent training. Equivalent training is training permitted in some states in lieu of attendance at a law school. To be acceptable, this training must be of the kind and nature required by the state in which the bar exam is taken. A copy of your transcript(s) is required to show proof that you meet this requirement. Please see the Required Documents section of the announcement for more specific information.

Submit a copy of your transcript(s) or list of courses with credit hours, major(s) and grade-point average or class ranking. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials:

Additional information

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after December 31, 1959, you are required to certify that you are registered with the Selective Service or are exempt under Selective Service regulations. For additional information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit

2. Time period to meet qualifications: All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

3. Verification of information: Any information claimed on your resume and in application materials, such as education, credentials and employment history will be verified as part of the security clearance process.

4. Excepted service appointments: This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer rights to permanent Civil Service status.