Attorney Advisor (General)

Employer
Department Of Homeland Securi...
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 15, 2017
Closes
Mar 30, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) offers you the opportunity to become a part of one of the most challenging and important missions facing the country today. The OIG ensures that all DHS programs and operations are carried out in the most effective, efficient and economical manner by conducting independent audits, inspections and evaluations, and investigations. In our dynamic environment, you will work side by side with special agents, attorneys, auditors, program analysts and IT experts to deter, identify, and address fraud, abuse, mismanagement, and waste of taxpayer funds invested in homeland security.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required
  • A pre-employment drug test is required for this position
  • Proof of Bar membership is required
  • Financial disclosure is required
  • Applicants must possess at the GS-13 grade level a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction), have at least 3 years of post J.D. legal experience one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-12 grade level. Examples of specialized experience may include: Conducting in-depth legal research; writing complex legal documents; significant experience developing research strategies for legal issue; making oral presentations and communicating research results; and the ability to work well with individuals from other discipline to analyze a great deal of information in a limited period of time, and to produce a superior written product reflecting that analysis in a timely fashion; Excellent academic credentials.

    Applicants must possess at the GS-14 grade level a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction), have at least 5 years of post J.D. legal experience one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-13 grade level. Examples of specialized experience may include: Conducting in-depth legal research; writing complex legal documents; significant experience developing research strategies for legal issue; making oral presentations and communicating research results; and the ability to work well with individuals from other discipline to analyze a great deal of information in a limited period of time, and to produce a superior written product reflecting that analysis in a timely fashion; Excellent academic credentials.

    Applicants must possess at the GS-15 grade level a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction), have at least 5 years of post J.D. legal experience one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience may include: Conducting in-depth legal research; writing complex legal documents; significant experience developing research strategies for legal issue; making oral presentations and communicating research results; and the ability to work well with individuals from other discipline to analyze a great deal of information in a limited period of time, and to produce a superior written product reflecting that analysis in a timely fashion; Excellent academic credentials

    Applicants must meet all qualification requirements, including the following, by closing date 03/29/2017 of this announcement: 1.) Be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association at the time of graduation, and 2.) Be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state or territory of the United States, District of Columbia or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    Candidates are required to possess certain Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Other Characteristic (KSAOs) to successfully perform the functions of this position.The Competencies are:

    • Legal, Government and Jurisprudence
    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.

    The qualification requirements listed above must be met by 03/29/2017, the closing date of this announcement.

    This is an Excepted Service Appointment.

    Education requirements includes: a professional law degree, J.D., LL.B., and /or LL.M. You must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a current active member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar. for an attorney position.

    Official transcripts are not required at this stage of the process however, if you are selected for this position you must submit official transcripts and all licenses showing that you meet all of the educational and licensing requirements stated in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement.

    You will be required to submit proof of your Bar membership as part of your application package to show that you meet this requirement.

    The selectee must pass a drug test by urinalysis prior to appointment.

    Completion of one year probationary period may be required.

    Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, OIG requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully obtain and maintain a background investigation for a Secret as a condition of placement into this position.

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