Attorney Advisor

Employer
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 19, 2017
Closes
May 03, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This position is located in the Office of General Counsel (OGC). OGC is the chief legal officer of the Department, the principal legal adviser to the Secretary and staff of HUD, and the head of the Departmental Enforcement Center. OGC provides legal opinions, advice, and services with respect to all Departmental programs and activities, and assists in the development of HUD programs and policies. OGC also provides functional legal counsel on defensive and affirmative litigation and the development of legislation and regulations.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • 1-5 nights per month

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Basic Requirements: Applicants must (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.; (2) 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) meet all specialized experience requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.

AND

Specialized Experience for GS-12, GS-13, and GS-14 are defined as:

Specialized experience for the GS-14 includes:

  • At least 2 years of experience with and knowledge of FHA mortgage insurance programs and one or more related disciplines (agency housing programs, real estate law, corporate finance, bankruptcy, or federal litigation practice relating to housing or real estate finance).
  • Experience providing effective advice on difficult and novel legal issues, managing a heavy workload and developing and maintaining highly collaborative and productive working relationships with clients, other agencies and stakeholders, and the public.
Specialized experience for the GS-13 includes:
  • At least 1 year of experience with and knowledge of FHA mortgage insurance programs and one or more related disciplines (agency housing programs, real estate law, corporate finance, bankruptcy, or federal litigation practice relating to housing or real estate finance).
  • Experience providing effective advice on difficult and novel legal issues, managing a heavy workload and developing and maintaining highly collaborative and productive working relationships with clients, other agencies and stakeholders, and the public.
Specialized experience for the GS-12 includes:
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting federal, state or local statutes, conducting legal research and preparing legal opinions and other legal writings.
  • Experience providing effective advice on difficult and novel legal issues, managing a heavy workload and developing and maintaining highly collaborative and productive working relationships with clients, other agencies and stakeholders, and the public.
For the GS-14, you must:

Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) plus four (4) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-13 level in the Federal service.

OR

Have a second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus three (3) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-13 level in the Federal service.

OR

Have a first professional law degree (LL.B., or J.D.), plus superior law student work (academic standing in upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class, high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, winning of a moot court competition with other law schools, significant work or achievement on the school’s official law review, significant summer clerkship or other evidence of clearly superior achievement) plus three (3) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-13 level in the Federal service.

For the GS-13, you must:

Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) plus three (3) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-12 level in the Federal service.

OR

Have a second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus two (2) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-12 level in the Federal service.

OR

Have a first professional law degree (LL.B., or J.D.), plus superior law student work (academic standing in upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class, high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, winning of a moot court competition with other law schools, significant work or achievement on the school’s official law review, significant summer clerkship or other evidence of clearly superior achievement) plus two (2) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-12 level in the Federal service.

For the GS-12, you must:

Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) plus two (2) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-11 level in the Federal service.

OR

Have a second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus one (1) year of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-11 level in the Federal service.

OR

Have a first professional law degree (LL.B., or J.D.), plus superior law student work (academic standing in upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class, high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, winning of a moot court competition with other law schools, significant work or achievement on the school’s official law review, significant summer clerkship or other evidence of clearly superior achievement) plus one (1) year of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-11 level in the Federal service.

For the GS-14, you must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks.
For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks.
For the GS-12, you must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks.

Not Applicable