ATTORNEY Ethics & Compliance Federal Compliance

Washington D.C.
May 17, 2017
Jun 01, 2017
Full Time


The United States Postal Service ("USPS") is an independent government agency that relies on postage and fees to fund operations. Each day the Postal Service receives and delivers over 680 million pieces of mail to more than 152 million addresses. Employing more than 500,000 employees, the USPS services over 8 million customers daily at nearly 30,000 post offices. In addition, mail is collected from over 280,000 points - including street mailboxes - across the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, the American Virgin Islands and American Samoa. Though the USPS has a monopoly on delivering non-urgent letters, the USPS faces competition for services such as package delivery.

Come join the U.S. Postal Service!

The Law Department is seeking a dynamic professional to fill an attorney position on the Federal Compliance team in the Office of Ethics & Compliance at Headquarters.

The successful applicant will work in a fast-paced environment, providing legal analysis and advice to clients throughout the agency in connection with a wide range of critical matters, including the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Privacy Act of 1974, and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance. The group's practice also includes issues arising under the Government in the Sunshine Act, the anti-pandering advertisement statute, the issuance of administrative subpoenas in connection with mail fraud investigations, and the Postal Service's Federal Register program.

A central part of the practice involves the review and analysis of all issues related to administrative appeals filed pursuant to the FOIA and the Privacy Act, as well as the preparation of the Postal Service's final determinations regarding access to agency records. The successful applicant may also be called upon to support the Office's Ethics practice and may be involved in other special projects assigned to Ethics & Compliance by the Postmaster General or the General Counsel.

Come work in an energetic, lively, and collegial atmosphere on a wide range of complex, fast-paced, challenging matters.

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

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1. Ability to prepare pretrial briefs, motions, pleadings, responses and other documents to present the issues independently with little or no direct supervision.
2. Ability to provide legal advice and services with respect to regulations, practices, or other legal matters, and formulate opinions involving the analysis and interpretation of federal, state and local laws.
3. Ability to litigate cases before administrative bodies and federal courts.
4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to include the ability to negotiate with third parties on behalf of clients and prepare legal documents and presentations.
5. Ability to conduct legal research to gather and interpret information and ensure accuracy of details using resources such as internal and external documents, archives, electronic databases, and interviews.
6. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: To be eligible for the Attorney position, you must possess a Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
7. SPECIAL CONDITION: Qualified applicants must be a current member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Bar Association.
8. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: At least 3 years of experience in legal practice, of which one year of the experience requirement may be met through the completion of a judicial clerkship if completed by the time of hire. The clerkship must be documented in the applicant's resume.

Qualified applicant must successfully pass a drug screening.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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