Honor Law Graduate Program - Legal Intern GG-11/12 (FPL GG-14) (0904)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 24, 2017
Closes
Sep 08, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Each year, the NRC selects a small number of graduating law students or judicial law clerks to serve in the OGC Honor Law Graduate Program (HLGP). Established in 1972, the HLGP is the primary mechanism for hiring entry-level attorneys at the NRC.

As an Honor Law Graduate, you will serve in a two-year program consisting of rotational assignments through different OGC divisions in order to gain broad exposure to the diverse legal practice at the NRC.

The General Counsel is the chief legal advisor to the NRC and directs all matters of law and legal policy for the agency. The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) consists of seven divisions that provide advice and assistance to the General Counsel, The Commission and the NRC staff. The Solicitor, in conjunction with legal counsel, has primary responsibility for supervising litigation in courts of law. The NRC is one of the few Federal agencies authorized by statute to represent itself in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • There is occasional travel associated with OGC attorney positions. The amount of travel depends on the type of work you are performing. Attorneys involved with litigation and hearings typically need to travel more often.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • These are drug testing positions.
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • In order to qualify for the Honor Law Graduate Program, you must meet the following qualification criteria:

    You must apply for only ONE grade, either GG-11 OR GG-12. Please read below to determine the grade at which you would qualify based on your education and experience:

    GG-11:

    1. a third-year law student (3L) who will earn a J.D. degree no later than June of the academic year of application; or

    - a graduate law student who will earn an LL.M. degree no later than June of the academic year of application; and

    2. Be in at least the upper thirty percent (30%) of your law school class and/or have an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.25 based on a scale of 4.0.

    Specialized experience in areas of the law related to nuclear energy law, NRC practice, environmental law, government contract, labor relations, information law or energy-related regulatory law are required.

    GG-12:

    1. a J.D. degree; or

    - an LL.M. degree; and

    - a current judicial law clerk with a minimum of one year of judicial law clerk experience; and

    2. Be in at least the upper thirty percent (30%) of your law school class and/or have an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.25 based on a scale of 4.0.

    Specialized experience in areas of the law related to nuclear energy law, NRC practice, environmental law, government contract, labor relations, information law or energy-related regulatory law are required.

    Admission to the Bar is not a prerequisite to applying and being considered for the Honor Law Graduate Program, but is expected during the first year of NRC employment. Recent law school graduates who join NRC before bar examination results are available will provide evidence of Bar admission as soon as possible after admission. Selectees who are not admitted to the Bar will not be promoted to the GG-12. Those not admitted to the Bar within two years may be separated from the NRC.
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    The ideal candidate for this position must be able to demonstrate the following:

    - Experience in areas of the law related to nuclear energy law, NRC practice, environmental law, government contract, labor relations, information law or energy-related regulatory law.

    - Ability to perform legal analysis and communicate the results of that analysis orally and in writing (as evidenced by academic achievement, extracurricular law school activities, internships or writing sample).

    You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.

    L - Atomic Energy


    DUTIES:

    The Honor Law Graduate Program allows you to collaborate with seasoned attorneys and work independently on a variety of assignments, such as the following:

    • participating in administrative litigation involving activities licensed by the NRC
    • reviewing environmental impact statements with technical staff
    • drafting proposed regulations for new or revised safety standards
    • assisting in the review and litigation of employment law matters, Government contract matters, fiscal law and security issues
    • working with the Solicitor in researching and preparing briefs for submission to the Federal courts of appeals