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

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Sep 11, 2017
Closes
Sep 11, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

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.

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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:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


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  • These are drug testing positions.
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • 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.

    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).

    The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via Disability.Resource@nrc.gov. Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

    Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. Veterans, please visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/.

    Selectee's 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 or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

    A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you will need a favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.

    The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the program requirements. Your application will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and your responses to vacancy questions. If you are among the best qualified for this position, your application will be referred to the selecting official. Please keep in mind your resume is of key importance for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.

    Your complete application must be submitted during the open period (dates listed at the top of this page) and reflect how you meet the qualification and ideal candidate criteria listed under the "Qualifications Required" section.
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