Supervisory General Attorney

Washington D.C.
Apr 19, 2018
Apr 27, 2018
Full Time

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

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
  • Must pass background investigation and drug screen for federal employment
  • Selective Service registration for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Relevant Experience (see Qualifications and Evaluations Tab)
  • Complete Application Package (see How to Apply Tab)
  • Applicants with fewer than five (5) years of experience practicing law must submit a copy of their law school transcript and grade point average or class ranking as part of the application package.

    Qualifications by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by 11:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.

    Applicants must be a graduate of a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association and an active 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.

    E-Verify: 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.

    Promotion Potential: This position is at the full performance level.

    Trial Period: New attorneys to the Federal government will be required to serve a trial period of 2 years. New supervisors will be required to serve a one (1) year probationary period.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    Notice to Veterans Preference: There is no formal rating system for applying veteran's preference to attorney appointments in the Excepted Service; however, the OPLA considers veteran's preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring.

    Applicants eligible for veteran's preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documents (e.g., DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active duty) to their submissions. Although the point-preference system is not used, applicants eligible to claim a 10-point preference must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed. The SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preference and the required supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at

    Financial Disclosure: If you are hired, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) within 30 days after appointment.

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

    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 part of their application. These areas must be addressed in a document separate from the resume and submitted as part of the application package.

    (1) Supporting the Chief in managing a nationwide information law practice including the leadership of attorney and support staff,
    (2) strategic planning,
    (3) overseeing the quality control of attorney written work product,
    (4) the provision and oversight of technical legal guidance to attorney staff in the areas of information disclosure to include the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Paperwork Reduction Act, the E-government Act, and the Federal Records Act,
    (5) the oversight of legal advice to clients and litigation experience in the areas of information disclosure to include the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Paperwork Reduction Act, the E-government Act, and the Federal Records Act,
    (6) the management of financial resources, including budget formulation and execution; and
    (7) briefing and providing legal advice to senior management or senior executive officials on emerging and high-profile issues in information law. In addition to the supervision of legal work within the Division, the Deputy Chief will also be expected to maintain an active caseload.

    A cover letter is required as part of this application. It must specifically address the applicant's knowledge; skills, abilities, and experience and must also discuss his or her characteristics and competencies for the position.

    Your qualification for this position will be evaluated based upon the responses you provide on the job specific questionnaire and other required documents as part of the application process for this position.

    All the information you provide may be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. This verification could occur at any stage of the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

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