Deputy General Counsel (Supervisory-Attorney)

Washington D.C.
Mar 06, 2018
Mar 06, 2018
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Yes, you may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy and availability of funds.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Top secret security clearance or the ability to obtain such clearance.
  • New appointee to the Excepted Service must serve a two-year trial period.
  • This is a sensitive or national security position.
  • If selected, this position requires the completion of the SF-86.
  • RELOCATION AUTHORIZED: Relocation expenses as described in 5 U.S.C. 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, agency policy, and available funding. There is no guarantee that such funding is available.

    Selectee on an initial supervisory appointment (if already appointed to the Excepted Service) serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.

    If selected for this vacancy, you will be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Confidential Financial Disclosure Report).

    Applicant must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LL.B or J.D.), Bar Certification, and also be a current member in good standing of the Bar of a State, Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

    To qualify, you must have at least four (4) years of post-J.D. legal experience, at least two of which were specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 grade level or higher. (For those not familiar with the GS-scale, GS-14 may be equivalent to a senior or mid-level associate level, or above). Specialized experience means experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skill, and ability to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples include experience demonstrating the knowledge, skill, or ability to:
    • manage a team(s) of attorneys; and/or a legal practice.
    • manage a large number of ongoing, complex legal tasks.
    • think strategically and communicate clearly about legal and other operational risk (in light of a client's/Agency's legal posture/position in the instant matter and overall/in future cases).
    • relate well to clients and co-workers, and work collaboratively in a fast paced legal environment.
    • maintain a customer-service oriented approach to legal practice.
    • think outside of the box on legal questions.
    • provide definitive expert legal counsel in at least one of the following areas:
    1. media law (e.g., practicing law for/with a news or mass media organization); and/or licensing, copyright, and trademark
    2. federal acquisitions/contracting;
    3. federal litigation (administrative and/or court proceedings);
    4. federal employment (title V and title VII) or labor law;
    5. federal appropriation/fiscal law;
    6. federal grant law and legislation (including drafting and reviewing legislation);
    7. foreign and international law
    • draft or revise organizational practices or policies, based upon continuing review of case law, appropriate legislation, and regulatory implementation, to minimize organizational legal risk.
    • provide clear legal advice to senior corporate executives, senior government officials, or the like (e.g., Agency heads or senior leadership; or Presidents, Boards, CEOs or VPs of corporations or other non-governmental entities).
    • provide timely, clear, and succinct recommendations to the General Counsel about legal issues and other matters and proposed courses of action; in general, communicate complex legal advice quickly, succinctly, and clearly, and write very well
    • quickly operationalize directives from the General Counsel; successfully delegate responsibility on a routine basis, while ensuring the outputs resulting from delegated tasks are of a high quality
    • quickly develop expertise in new areas of the law.
    • carry out negotiations, including with (1) foreign governments relating to BBG media operations in their country, including but not limited to the construction, operation, maintenance, or management of radio broadcasting facilities within those countries; (2) within the US government to develop consensus around an agency view; and/or (3) opposing counsel or aggrieved parties.

    Applicant cannot substitute education for experience.

    1. If you are an eligible Inter agency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

    2. If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.

    3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

    4. If selected, you will be subject to a security investigation to establish your suitability for federal employment. The security investigation will include, among other aspects, a review of your credit and legal history.

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

    6. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. This is a non-bargaining unit position. This position is not covered by a union agreement.

    7. Additional selections may be made if additional vacancies occur within 90 days (or an otherwise allowable time) of certificate issuance.

    8. Applications may be considered on a rolling basis until a selection is made.

    9. Qualifying applications submitted for EX-10068940-18-MA (Associate GC for Litigation), EX-10117456-18-MA (Associate General Counsel for Operations), or for any other position in the BBG OGC may also be considered for this position (or any other position in the BBG OGC). Notwithstanding the aforementioned, applicants for any such position who wish to be considered for this position are nonetheless encouraged to apply directly to this position, and follow the instructions herein accordingly.

    10. Qualifying applications submitted for this position may also be considered for EX-10068940-18-MA (Associate GC for Litigation), EX-10117456-18-MA (Associate General Counsel for Operations), or for any other open position in the BBG OGC may also be considered for this position. Notwithstanding the aforementioned, applicants for this position who wish to be considered for those other positions are nonetheless encouraged to apply directly to those position, and follow the instructions set forth therein accordingly.

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

    Once your resume or application is submitted, a review of your qualification will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and competencies required for this position.


    • Legal, Government and Jurisprudence

    Possession of competencies may be addressed in a cover letter and/or resume. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your qualifications. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

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