Washington D.C.
May 02, 2017
May 25, 2017
Full Time

This vacancy has been extended and will now close on May 24, 2017.

NTSB: Independently Advancing Transportation Safety

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent U.S. Federal agency responsible for investigating significant accidents in the various modes of transportation-aviation, railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of each accident investigated and issues safety recommendations to prevent future accidents.

The incumbent of this position serves as the General Counsel of the National Transportation Safety Board. The General Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice and assistance to the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Members and Board staff on all legal matters and on legal aspects of all policy matters. In addition, it is also responsible for drafting and reviewing legislative proposals and preparing proposed regulations or amendments thereto, and providing such other legal services as may be required.

The National Transportation Safety Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Providing this information is voluntary and has no impact on the recruitment or hiring process. This information will be used to determine if our equal employment opportunity efforts are reaching all segments of the population, consistent with Federal equal employment opportunity laws.

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

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  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (see "How to Apply" section.)
  • Suitability for Federal employment
  • Financial Interest in transportation enterprises is prohibited
  • Bargaining Unit Position: NO
  • Direct Deposit is required.
  • Trial or probationary period may be required.
  • To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the 5 Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and 3 Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) as indicated below. Your accomplishments should be written in a clear and concise manner, emphasizing your level of responsibility, the scope and complexity of programs managed and results of your actions. In presenting your qualifications, please use the model as explained in the 'OPM Guide to the Senior Executive Service Qualifications' at the link below.

    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): All applicants must submit proof that they meet all 5 ECQs. If you fail to do so, your application will be rated as 'ineligible' and you will not receive further consideration. Additional information on the ECQs is available at:OPM's Guide to the Senior Executive Service Qualifications (PDF file) . You must address each ECQ under its own sub-heading. ECQ narratives must not exceed 10 pages total. For each ECQ, your examples should be from the last 10 years and demonstrate the majority of the competencies for that specific ECQ.

    ECQ 1 - Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
    ECQ 2 - Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
    ECQ 3 - Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
    ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
    ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

    Mandatory Technical Qualifications

    1. Demonstrated experience providing advice and counsel to senior agency officials on a broad spectrum of legal issues facing a Federal agency.
    2. Experience managing the work of a legal office comprised of professional and support staff engaged in policy and legal issues.
    3. Demonstrated knowledge of laws, regulations or policy related to transportation, transportation systems or transportation accident investigation.

    The Attorney occupation has specific educational requirements which apply to all positions. Applicants should possess a J.D. or LL.B from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association


    • US citizenship is required.
    • Selective service registration is required for males age 18 or older unless an exception is met.
    • An active member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia
    • The appointee will be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
    • Veterans Preference does not apply to SES positions and vacancies.

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