Case Manager (Attorney)

Washington, D.C
Feb 04, 2023
Feb 11, 2023
Full Time

  • Serves as a central point of contact for guidance on 19 U.S.C. §1337 and Commission Rules and Regulations as they pertain to matters of legal procedure and the official record of the Commission.
  • Maintains assigned case information in a publicly accessible investigation database and an electronic docketing system by researching, reviewing, and analyzing legal documents to ensure accurate and accessible information for Commission, private parties, and the general public.
  • Works with supervisors to develop reports and perform analysis using the information contained in the Commission's 337 investigation database and electronic docket.
  • Consults with and advises senior legal and technical staff in identifying and resolving a variety of technical and legal issues in complex filing scenarios.
  • Drafts memoranda for senior legal staff detailing complex filing or confidential breach scenarios.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a background investigation
  • You are required to serve a one-year trial period
  • Graduation from an American Bar Association-accredited law school
  • Bar membership that is current and in good standing


You must meet all the requirements below by the closing date of the announcement and they must be clearly identified in your application, resume, or supporting documents. This includes any general and specialized experience, education, and/or selective placement factors mentioned. These are used to determine if you possess the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities to successfully perform in this position.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has not issued qualification standards for attorney positions. However, USITC sets minimum qualifications for attorney positions and sets forth these qualifications in each vacancy announcement.

To Qualify for the GS-9, you must have: 1) Possession of the first professional law degree: J.D. or LLM 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. To prove possession of the same, you are required to submit a copy of your transcript as part of your application package and (2) Admission to the Bar to practice law in a state, territory, or commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.

To Qualify for the GS-11, In addition to the GS-9 requirements above, you must have the following: At least one year of significant business experience relevant to the work of this position which includes case management responsibilities such as: reviewing legal documents in electronic case management systems and providing guidance on compliance with Commission or other regulatory filing requirements, including identification of sensitive or confidential information; serving as a central point of contact for supervisors and other internal offices to provide proper guidance in complex filing scenarios; drafting legal memoranda for purposes of detailing discreet incidents or making recommendations to senior officials; extensive legal document analysis skills used to maintain investigation data for office use and for distribution via electronic docketing systems; independently interfacing with internal and external customers to resolve technical filing issues.

You will be required to submit proof of your Bar membership as part of your application package to show that you meet this requirement. Any offer is contingent on receipt of a letter or certificate of good standing for each bar of which the applicant is an active member dated within 30 days of any offer.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through national service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience


All applicants must possess a first professional law degree: J.D. or LLM 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 law school 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

Surplus or Displaced Federal Employees: The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Programs are available to federal employees that qualify. Those eligible for these programs are granted special priority selection rights. To be considered, you must be deemed well-qualified by receiving a score of 85 or higher. If you are a federal employee claiming CTAP/ICTAP, you must provide the documents listed under the Required Documents section to verify your eligibility. Also, you must indicate in your application that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For additional information regarding CTAP/ICTAP, please visit:

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must 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

Severely disabled persons program information: with disabilities.asp

Cover page to fax paper application - OPM Form 1203fx:

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Vacancy ID number: EX-23-015-RJ

Reasonable Accommodations: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the contact listed on the vacancy announcement. The decision to grant a reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis. Verification of information: Any information claimed on your resume and in application materials, such as education, credentials, employment history, etc., will be verified as part of the security clearance process.

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