General Attorney

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 18, 2017
Closes
Jun 08, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

Begin a challenging and rewarding career at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and become an integral player in a forward-looking federal agency. Join OSC's Hatch Act Unit!

OSC is a small, independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency. We are the principal law enforcement agency promoting fairness, equality, and merit-based decision-making in federal employment. We enforce statutory and regulatory laws affecting over 2.4 million federal civilian employees. OSC has authority to investigate complaints of Hatch Act violations, prohibited personnel practices, and other prohibited activities and, where appropriate, bring enforcement actions before the Merit Systems Protection Board. OSC also has authority to file amicus briefs. To find out more information, visit us at http://www.osc.gov.

OSC employs approximately 140 full time staff at its Headquarters in Washington, DC, and at three field offices in Oakland, California; Detroit, Michigan; and Dallas, Texas.

OSC is committed to the realization of a diverse, inclusive Federal workplace where employees embrace excellence in service, uphold merit system principles, are encouraged to disclose wrongdoing, and are safeguarded against reprisals and other unlawful employment practices.

One or more positions may be filled through this announcement.


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 or national.
  • You must be able to pass a background investigation.
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period.
  • You must obtain/maintain a non-critical sensitive security clearance
  • Minimum Qualifications: In order to qualify for a General Attorney, you must meet the following education and specialized experience requirements:

    To qualify for this position, all applicants must possess:

    1. a professional law degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; and
    2. an active membership in a bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (or in the case of a third-year law student, an active bar membership within 14 months of appointment)

    To qualify for the GS-11, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 or higher grade level in the Federal service, which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Experience involves:
    • Performing a variety of legal duties, such as researching and analyzing relatively clear factual and legal issues;
    • Drafting letters, memoranda, and legal documents for review by a higher graded attorney or supervisor; and
    • Conducting investigations and litigation under federal or state laws and procedures.

    To qualify for the GS-12, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 or higher grade level in the
    Federal service, which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Experience involves:
    • Providing legal advice and formulating opinions based on factual and legal research and analysis;
    • Composing correspondence, memoranda, and legal documents on matters under consideration by federal agencies, attorneys, and private parties; and
    • Conducting investigations and litigation under Federal or state laws and procedures.

    To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 or higher grade level in the
    Federal service, which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Experience involves:
    • Performing in-depth factual and legal research and analysis;
    • Writing complex legal documents on matters under consideration by federal agencies, attorneys, and private parties;
    • Making oral presentations and communicating difficult factual information and legal concepts; and
    • Developing and implementing strategies for the conduct of investigations and litigation under Federal or state laws and procedures.

    To qualify for the GS-14, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 or higher grade level in the
    Federal service, which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Experience involves:
    • Performing comprehensive research and analysis of complex factual and legal issues;
    • Composing correspondence, reports, settlement agreements, and legal documents for complex matters under consideration by federal agencies, attorneys, and private parties; and
    • Providing legal guidance and assistance to senior management and representing the agency before administrative tribunals; and
    • Conducting thorough investigations and litigation of most complex matters under Federal or state laws and procedures.

    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus- forrecog.html . You must provide translated transcripts.

    You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date.

    A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet those requirements will be grounds for termination.

    Privacy Act Information:
    The application that you submit for this position contains information subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. 552a). Information regarding this Act is available upon request in the Office of Special Counsel.

    Selected candidate will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

    To be eligible for consideration, all forms and documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.

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