Attorney (Administrative Law)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Feb 23, 2018
Closes
Feb 23, 2018
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must possess a J.D. or LL.B Degree
  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • You must be an active member of the bar in good standing
  • Include the state bar(s) you are admitted to and the year(s) of admission.
  • This position is not included in the bargaining unit
  • Please provide a cover letter of at least two pages summarizing the evidence of the below statements in your resume.
    Applicants that do not provide a cover letter addressing the below statements will not receive consideration and will be deemed ineligible for this position.

    1. Experience and demonstrated skill in conducting legal research and preparing convincing legal and policy analysis.
    2. Experience and demonstrated skill in writing clearly, concisely and persuasively, with particular emphasis on explaining complex legal issues.
    3. Demonstrated judgment and interpersonal skills necessary to advise and counsel, on a one-to-one basis, personnel at all levels of the agency.
    4. Experience and demonstrated skill in making effective oral presentations, including experience in making oral arguments before administrative third parties (e.g., arbitrators, administrative law judges) and negotiations.
    5. Demonstrated experience in general administrative law matters, including Federal sector equal employment, labor, and personnel laws; procurement, fiscal and appropriations law; and laws pertaining to agency disclosure of information, including the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act.

    All qualification requirements, including time-in-grade, must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    BASIC REQUIREMENT: Applicants must be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (Note: proof of bar membership will be required before entry on duty).
    AND
    Applicant must possess a J.D. or LL.B. degree

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirements listed above, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement.

    GS-13: Applicants must have one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the federal government. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Qualifying specialized experience for this position must have two years of experience as a practicing attorney with knowledge and skills sufficient to advise Commissioners, management, and staff on legal issues arising under federal sector equal employment, labor, and personnel law; government contracts and appropriations law; laws pertaining to agency disclosure of information, including the Privacy Act, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and the Sunshine Act; and general administrative law. Expert skill in legal research and analysis, as well as in oral and written advocacy, is essential. Litigation experience before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Merit Systems Protection Board, Comptroller General, and/or federal courts of any jurisdiction is desired. Knowledge of federal campaign finance law is also helpful (but not required).

    GS-14: Applicants must have one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the federal government. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Qualifying specialized experience for this position must have three years of experience as a practicing attorney with knowledge and skills sufficient to advise Commissioners, management, and staff on legal issues arising under federal sector equal employment, labor, and personnel law; government contracts and appropriations law; laws pertaining to agency disclosure of information, including the Privacy Act, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and the Sunshine Act; and general administrative law. Expert skill in legal research and analysis, as well as in oral and written advocacy, is essential. Litigation experience before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Merit Systems Protection Board, Comptroller General, and/or federal courts of any jurisdiction is desired. Knowledge of federal campaign finance law is also helpful (but not required).

    Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, 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.

    Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.

    NOTE: After appointment to FEC at the GS-13 level, the employee must serve 18 months at the GS-13 level in order to be eligible for promotion to the GS-14.

    Applicant must possess a J.D. Degree and be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association.

    All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov
    OR
    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at
    https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
    All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.
    If selected for this position you must submit your official transcripts upon entry onto duty.

    FEC offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; transportation subsidies.

    If you receive a tentative offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

    Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, FEC requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation as a condition of placement into this position.

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant 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. Additional information is found at: www.sss.gov.

    Veterans: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Federal Election Commission considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include the information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documents (e.g., DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documents to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documents required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit OPM website) www.opm.gov/forms/pdffill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15,which lists the types of 10-point preference and required supporting document(s).

    The FEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical disability, lawful political affiliation, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation. The FEC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing HR Office. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

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

    Attorney applicants are evaluated in a two-step process. On the basis of written materials submitted in accordance with the vacancy announcement, step one weighs the candidate's legal education and legal experience against a pre-determined set of criteria. Your application will be further reviewed and rated to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the qualifications stated in this vacancy announcement. The highest rated candidates will be interviewed during a second phase of applicant evaluation. Final ranking is based on an evaluation of experience, education, training, and ability, including an analysis of the candidates' writing samples. Only those applicants found to be among the best qualified may be contacted for further assessment, such as interviews and consideration by the selecting official.

    Internal candidates should provide a copy of their most recent performance appraisal; the appraisal and an internal applicant's awards history will be considered in the evaluation process.

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