SUPERVISORY GENERAL ATTORNEY

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 19, 2018
Closes
Apr 27, 2018
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


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 an active member of the bar in good standing.
  • This position is open to current SEC Permanent Employees Only.
  • Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position
  • Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
  • This position has promotion potential to the SK-17.
  • TRIAL PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a two-year supervisory trial period.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.
  • DRUG TESTING: This position may be subjected to drug testing requirements.
  • PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.
  • All qualification requirements, including time-in-grade, must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    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. Additional qualifications information can be found here. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess the following
    • J.D. or LL.B. degree --AND--
    • Active membership of the bar in good standing in any 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.

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

    • SK-17: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/SK-14 level. Specialized experience includes at least one of the following: (1) analyzing novel or complex legal issues and providing concise and persuasive legal analysis or recommendations; (2) planning, organizing, and conducting fact gathering and record development to support legal recommendations; or (3) conducting enforcement investigations or litigation and making recommendations for enforcement actions to the Commission.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SURPLUS OR DISPLACED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) is available to individuals who have special priority selection rights under this plan. Individuals must be minimally qualified for this position to receive consideration for special priority selection. CTAP eligibles will be considered minimally qualified if they meet the minimum requirements for this position.

    Reasonable Accommodation: If you are an applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation for disability to participate in the application process at the SEC, submit the form for Reasonable Accommodation for Participation in Job Application Process here. Please be sure to submit your request at least 5 business days in advance of the date you need the requested accommodation.

    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Information for SEC Job Applicants: Federal EEO laws protect all applicants from discrimination on the following bases: race, color, sex (not limited to conduct which is sexual in nature, includes pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, transgender status), age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, retaliation for participating in the EEO process or opposing discrimination. Applicants who believe they have been discriminated against on any EEO basis can seek recourse through the SEC's administrative complaints process. To be timely, an individual must enter the EEO process within 45 days from when they know (or should have known) of the alleged discrimination. Click here for additional information.

    TTY/ASCII: Video Relay Service users are welcome to contact the appropriate SEC office or employee via the contact information listed above. If you do not otherwise have access to a Video Phone or Video Relay service, you may send us an email or use the Federal Video Relay Service via the internet. For more information about using the Federal Relay Service and to create a new account, please see: http://fedvrs.us/

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

    After review of your application materials, if you are determined to be minimally qualified, you will be required to provide a narrative response (500 words or less) to the question below. You must provide your responses within five business days of notification. Failure to fully describe your qualifications or experience in the narrative may result in your being rated ineligible. In 500 words or less, please describe how your experience, education, and training would prepare you to effectively lead and manage staff in the Office of Chief Counsel. Candidates found to be minimally qualified may also be asked to provide the name of a reference who can provide feedback on their job performance.

    Those candidates who complete the narrative response may also be asked to participate in an interview, as well as an "In-Box Exercise" that is designed to measure numerous supervisory competencies.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics:

    • Ability to carry out federal laws, apply legal theory and principles, provide legal analysis and/or advice on novel legal issues where there is little precedent.
    • Ability to provide high quality subject matter expertise on Chief Counsel matters such as interpreting complex legal questions and factual patterns, executing processes for case review, and coordinating case reviews with other Divisions and Offices.
    • Ability to analyze and present information in a clear, concise and technically accurate manner, with an emphasis on writing skills and attention to detail.
    • Ability to apply advanced leadership and personnel management skills to lead a professional staff engaged in technically sensitive work.
    • Ability to demonstrate advanced interpersonal skills to interact effectively with senior SEC officials, supervisors, and co-workers, as well as members of the public, including the ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts to a successful outcome while advancing the mission of the office.
    The KSAs above are associated with the following competencies :
    Interpersonal Skills, Leadership, Legal, Government and Jurisprudence, Oral Communication, Technical Competence, and Writing

    The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10182182.

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