Occasional travel - Travel may be 1 to 5 nights per month.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
1. Law Degree: Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B., J.D. or equivalent.
2. Bar Membership: Applicants must be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
3. Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level, or equivalent, that has equipped them with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Requires demonstrated research and analytical ability, public policy interest, and strong oral and written communication skills. Experience in the areas specified in the Job Summary section of this announcement is strongly desired.
- Seven (7) years of legal experience. Such experience must include experience as a licensed attorney in order to be creditable, One of which is at or equivalent to the band 60 (GS-14). (Law Clerk experience may not be qualifying for the experience requirements*) OR;
- You must have thirty six (36) months of specialized experience at the CN-60 level (equivalent to the GS-14 level) that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position.
For this position, specialized experience must show possession of significant public and/or private legal experience that demonstrates experience analyzing complex legal and policy regulatory issues involving multiple stakeholders and using that analytical ability to arrive at optimal solutions;
- Extensive litigation experience; AND
- Experience leading, managing and motivating a highly trained legal staff: AND
- Knowledge of and understanding of laws governing enforcement and litigation of federal consumer laws, and related legislative processes, is highly desirable.
*To be qualifying experience, Law Clerkships must be post law school.
- Experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector.
You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
- All candidates will be considered without regard to any non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, lawful political affiliation, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, parental status, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
- Relocation expenses will not be paid.
- This position is ineligible for bargaining unit representation.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Subject to a trial period is required (unless already completed).
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
Ethics: CFPB employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions, which applicants may review at www.oge.gov. In addition, CFPB employees must comply with the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (5 CFR 9401), which, among other things, prohibit an employee or the employee’s spouse or minor child from owning or controlling a debt or equity interest in an entity supervised by CFPB. CFPB’s regulations also impose restrictions on the outside activities of certain Bureau employees, including examiners and attorneys. Applicants may review the CFPB ethics regulations and a summary of the regulations at www.consumerfinance.gov. Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the CFPB Ethics Office at EthicsHelp@cfpb.gov.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will evaluate your application by comparing your description of your work experience, level of responsibility, and accomplishments, with the requirements of the position to determine whether you meet all the qualification requirements. The following questions are for information gathering purposes only.
Veterans preference is not applied but considered a positive factor.
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