NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
The incumbent is responsible for providing the full range of legal services required by a Federal grant-making agency for maintaining its operations on a firm legal basis. This includes researching complex questions of law; preparing draft regulations, legal opinions, legal briefs, and memoranda; drafting interagency agreements, partnership agreements with non-governmental organizations, and negotiating contracts; supporting activities of the National Council on the Humanities; and providing legal guidance to and representing the agency in ethics, personnel, labor relations, FOIA, and civil rights matters. The Attorney-Advisor consults with legal representatives at high levels in other agencies, members of the public, service organizations, and others to gather necessary information to analyze complicated legal questions.
- Not Required
At the GS-11 level: Candidates must possess a J.D. and at least 1 year of experience as a practicing attorney.
Applicants must possess a J.D. or equivalent degree and be a member in good standing of a recognized bar of a State, a Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
As part of the online application process you will need to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies:
- Administrative Law
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