Attorney Advisor

Washington, D.C
Sep 15, 2023
Sep 22, 2023
Full Time

The selectee will perform a variety of legal duties such as researching relatively clear legal issues, conducting legal analysis, developing drafts of letters, memoranda, and legal documents for review and use by attorneys or conducting the preliminary review of applications for specific governmental protection or approval. Incumbent is expected to be able to independently present legal conclusions to supervising attorneys, bureau clients, and other interested groups. Provides ethics advice and assistance and reviews financial disclosure reports.

Successful candidates will possess an understanding of ethics law and program requirements, including knowledge of financial instruments and ethics law, and financial disclosure reviews. It is preferrable for the candidates to have demonstrated strong interest in the subject matter and knowledge of the legal framework for DOC and its Bureaus' programs as well as have experience with developing and conducting training presentations. Candidates must have excellent legal writing and research ability; outstanding oral, analytical, and interpersonal skills, and be adept at working directly with clients and staff members; candidates must demonstrate a commitment to professionalism and public service.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Provide proof of an active bar membership in good standing of the bar of a state, a territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. On-line information is allowed as long as it shows that applicant is in "active" status.
  • Successfully pass a background investigation.
  • May required to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450.
  • Complete a 2-year trial/probationary period - Registered for Selective Service, if applicable (


To qualify for this position, applicants must have acquired the amounts of skills and experience indicated below for each grade level.

- For the GS-11 level, at least one (1) year post-J.D. of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature which demonstrates the ability to perform the work at this level.

Note: An LL.M may be substituted for a maximum of one year experience.

Specialized Experience Requirements:

Applicants must meet the general professional experience requirements set forth above and the below specialized experience by the closing date of the announcement. Specialized experience equips applicants with particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled. For this position specialized experience includes a working familiarity with ethics laws, regulations, policy and procedures or experience with legal areas that are frequently encountered in the context of implementing ethics programs. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to accurately identify and quickly analyze relevant and critical issues. Applicants must demonstrate a record of strong interpersonal skills, good judgment and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client bureaus.


Applicants must possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or equivalent from an accredited law school. Official or unofficial transcripts must be submitted with your application package.

Additional information

This position does not confer non-competitive conversion to the competitive service. Acceptance of an excepted service appointment from applicants in the competitive service will require a written statement of understanding when voluntarily leaving the competitive service.