Supervisory Attorney Adviser, GS-0905-15

Washington D.C.
Oct 30, 2017
Oct 30, 2017
Full Time

Occasional travel - Travel may be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • A final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.
  • If selected, will be required to submit to screen for illegal drug use.
  • This position requires a Background Investigation(BI).
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

    All Candidates must possess a J.D. or LL.B degree from an accredited law school;


    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.


    To qualify for the GS-15 level position, must: have successfully completed at least one full year of professional legal experience as a practicing attorney equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service, as reflected in the nature and complexity of case work 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.

    National Service Experience (i.e.,volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., PeaceCorps, 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.

    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.

    Note: Only education and experience acquired before the filing deadline will be considered

    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. See Required Documents section for detail.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

    Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. At the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations.

    DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

    Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

    Moving expenses will not be paid.

    This is a supervisory position. Under provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act, first time supervisors and/or managers will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

    If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6328. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

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

    Qualified candidates will be rated by comparing each candidate's qualifications to the skills and experience pertinent to the position to be filled. Experience, education, training, awards, and performance will be considered. The following factors are of particular importance to the position to be filled, and applicants should provide specific detailed information in these areas as partof their application. These areas must be addressed in a document separate from the resume and submitted as part of the application package.

    1. Thorough knowledge and understanding of the statutes, executive orders, and regulations the agency administers including the various Federal maritime status which potentially impact Coast Guard activities and missions, including: (1) Ports and Waterways Safety Act (PWSA); Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA); Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act (MDLEA); National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); Comprehensive Environment Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or "Superfund"); and The Oil Pollution Act of 1990.
    2. Expert legal knowledge, including sufficient knowledge of maritime safety, security, and environmental programs, to understand technical, legal, and factual issues likely to be encountered in the matters assigned to the office.
    3. Ability to provide technical and procedural guidance for the expeditious processing of pending matters.
    4. Expert knowledge of Coast Guard personnel policies and procedures to hear and resolve employee complaints.
    5. Skills in writing and speaking.
    NOTE: Qualified candidates may be invited for an interview. Final selection will be made on the basis of relevant experience, education, training, performance appraisal, job-related awards, interview, and the skills and experience identified above.

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