Attorney Advisor, GS-0905-13/14

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 10, 2017
Closes
Aug 01, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries the U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.
This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of the Judge Advocate General (CG-094), Office of General Law in Washington, DC.
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
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TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel may be required.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses will be authorized.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • If selected, must to submit to a drug test to screen for illegal drug use.
  • A final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.
  • This position requires a Background Investigation(BI).
  • All Candidates must possess a J.D. or LL.B degree from an accredited law school;

    AND

    Must be a member in good standing of the appropriate licensing authority of any state, territory of the United States, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or District of Columbia bar.

    AND

    To qualify for the GS-13 level position, must: have successfully completed at least one full year of professional legal experience as a practicing attorney equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service as reflected in the nature and complexity of casework and legal issues for which responsible, the level of responsibility exercised, and the degree to which such experience equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this position.

    To qualify for the GS-14 level position, must: have successfully completed at least one full year of professional legal experience as a practicing attorney equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service as reflected in the nature and complexity of casework and legal issues for which responsible, the level of responsibility exercised, and the degree to which such experience equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this position.

    The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

    National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Note: Only education and experience acquired before the filing deadline will be considered. Also MUST have the ability to travel throughout the country, often on short notice, for training, case preparation, or other necessary engagement.

    This position has a positive education requirement.

    All Candidates must possess a J.D. or LL.B degree from an accredited law school; AND, must be a member in good standing of the appropriate licensing authority of any state, territory of the United States, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or District of Columbia bar.

    If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For further information on the evaluation of foreign education, refer to the U.S. Department of Education's web site at click here

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

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    DUTIES:

    This position is located in the Office of General Law within the Office of the Judge Advocate General, United Coast Guard. The incumbent serve as legal advisor in the areas of fiscal law, ethics, and general administrative law.
    Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:
    -Providing advice as to the propriety, legality, desirability, and feasibility of proposed actions related to the obligation and expenditure of appropriated and non-appropriated funds, accounting, programming and budgeting, management, engineering, international monetary transactions, program review and analysis, and other financial activities.
    -Opines on issues involving the expenditure of very large sums of money. The interest and impact of these issues is generally nationwide across the entire Coast Guard and often across other operating entities within the Department of Homeland Security.
    -Determining and analyzing the facts of proposed actions involving conflicts of interest and gift acceptance.
    -Reviewing the relationship of the facts to applicable statutes; to decisions of courts and the Office of Government Ethics; to directives and regulations; and to prescribed Department of Homeland Security Directives and Coast Guard policy.
    -Conducting continuing liaison with the Department of Homeland Security, Headquarters’ staff members, attorneys within the Office of the Judge Advocate General, and field legal offices to ensure uniformity of interpretations, sharing of information, exchange of viewpoints, and effective use of mutual precedents, facilities and personnel.
    -Conducting training in the areas of information fiscal law and ethics.