TRIAL ATTORNEY (GENERAL)
Make a Career Connection! We are looking for individuals who would like to come to work for a small, independent regulatory agency dedicated to saving lives. We work very hard to protect the public from the unreasonable risk of injury and death from consumer products. Every U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) employee is proud to be a part of a team that works together to assure that the products you use every day are safe. Consider a position at the CPSC as your career choice.
Join the team! This position will be located in the Compliance Division (GCCO) of the Office of General Counsel. The Office of the General Counsel provides advice and legal counsel to the Commissioners and the organizational components of the Commission on matters of law arising under the Acts administered by the Commission, related statutes, and any other statutes or regulations pertaining to the functions of the Commission; conducts or supervises the conduct of administrative and judicial litigation to which the Commission is a party; and provides final legal review of standards, rules and regulations issued by the Commission and other documents, particularly those involving legal matters of a precedential nature relating to issues under the Acts administered by the Commission.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Applicants are required to provide proof of current, active bar membership with their application.
You will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually.
This is a Public Trust Position. Employment in this position requires a background investigation. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues, the tentative employment offer may be withdrawn.
Qualifying specialized experience includes:
Drafting and negotiating complex settlement agreements with firms; examining and evaluating complex legal matters involving product safety regulations and statutes; and crafting legal opinions in the pursuit of civil penalties, corrective actions, and administrative litigation.
The specialized experience must be fully described in the duties section of your resume in order to receive credit.
Basic Requirement: ALL applicants must possess a J.D. or LL.B. degree and be an active member of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
All applicants must provide proof of current, active bar membership.
ALL APPLICANTS must submit law school transcripts. A copy of an SF-50 is not adequate proof of meeting the education requirements.
In addition to basic requirement listed above, all applicants must have either: (1) four years of experience as a practicing attorney (see the specialized expereince requirement); or (2) three years of experience as a practicing attorney (see the specialized expereince requirement) and a second professional law degree (LL.M).
All materials must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.
The education must be from an accredited school. Accredited Schools
Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by an accredited organization. Accredited Organizations
All education claimed by applicants will be verified.
CPSC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in this vacancy announcement.
If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Please see http://www.sss.gov for more information.
This position requires a two year trial period.
Payment of relocation expenses is NOT authorized.
All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application, by checking reference and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work.
Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to appointment and the appropriate background investigation forms to determine suitability for Federal employment. False statements or responses on these forms can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.
Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
After the vacancy closes, we will review your application package to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your responses to the questionnaire, resume and supporting documentation will then be reviewed. Your resume must support your responses to the self-assessment questions or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited to an interview.
Please ensure your resume provides enough detail to support your answers to the questionnaire.
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