Attorney-Adviser (Privacy)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 22, 2018
Closes
May 22, 2018
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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U.S. Citizenship is required.

All qualification requirements must be met by 05/21/2018. Your application package will not receive consideration if it lacks any of the required documents under the "Required Documents" tab.

Probationary Period: One-year trial/probationary period may be required.

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. See http://www.sss.gov/

Background Suitability Investigation: Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation and the granting of a Federal suitability or security clearance. If selected, you may be offered tentative employment until the background investigation has been fully adjudicated.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet the Basic Qualification requirement as described below:

Basic Experience:
Possess a law degree (LL.B or J.D.) and be a graduate from a full course of study in a school of Law accredited by the American Bar Association, or equivalent training. Equivalent training is that training permitted in some states in lieu of attendance at a law school. To be acceptable, this training must be of the kind and nature required by the state in which the bar exam is taken or is to be taken;
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Be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, or territory within the United States, or the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

If selected at the GS-11 grade level, the candidate must possess the above.

If selected at the GS-12 grade level, the candidate must possess all of the above and possess experience participating in the research of the Privacy Act and related guidance and regulations.

If selected at the GS-13 grade level, the candidate must possess all of the above and experience participating in the research of, and rendering legal advise on at least one of the following: The Privacy Act, Federal Information Security Management Act; OMB Circulars and Memoranda, or National Institute of Standards and Technology.

If selected at the GS-14 grade level, the candidate must possess all of the above and experience rendering legal advise on two or more of the following: The Privacy Act, Federal Information Security Management Act; OMB Circulars and Memoranda, or National Institute of Standards and Technology.

*Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (i.e Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations. 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.

A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

You must provide your transcripts to support your educational claims. Transcripts may be unofficial copies, but they must come from an accredited college or university, and they also must include the courses' names and number of credit hours. To search the database of accredited institutions visit: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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 U.S. accredited college or university. For further information visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Education may not be substituted for experience at this series and grade combination.

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid time off*, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the 3-tier Federal Retirement System. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board also has wonderful benefits and work/life-balance flexibilities that may be right for you. We offer:

  • Flexible Work Schedule options: FRTIB offers two flexible work schedules, the Gliding Schedule and the Flexible 5-4/9 Schedule. Employees on the Gliding Schedule must arrive between 7 am and 9:30 am and work 8 hours plus a 30-minute unpaid lunch period. Employees on the Flexible 5-4/9 Schedule work eight 9-hour days and one 8-hour day (plus the 30-minute unpaid lunch period) in each biweekly pay period and receive one scheduled day off; and must arrive between 6:30 am and 9:30 am on 9-hour days; or 7 am and 9:30 am on the 8-hour day;
  • Limited Telework opportunities;
  • Employee Assistance Program: The program provides employees with free confidential assistance for help with personal issues that may be affecting work life. The program also provides consultation to supervisors who are trying to best help an employee with performance and/or attendance problems. More information on the Employee Assistance Program can be found on the Federal Occupational Health website;
  • Work Life 4 You: FRTIB provides all employees and their family members with access to the Federal Occupational Health managed referral and information service to assist in dealing with Life, Family, Health, Education, Work, and Finance. This service is provided at no cost to the employee;
  • *Annual and Sick Leave (paid time off): Employees of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) accrue both annual and sick leave depending on years of service with the Federal government. Annual leave may be used for vacation or other personal reasons. Sick leave may be used when you are ill, when you have a doctor, dental, or optical appointment, or when you need to provide care to an ill family member. More information can be found on OPM's website;
  • Fitness Center: FRTIB employees, at no cost, have access to the fitness center conveniently located on the main level of the building featuring state of the art weight training and cardiovascular equipment;
  • Extensive Training programs and tools supportive of enhancing organization effectiveness and employee development;
  • A monthly transit subsidy for a portion of your commuting costs to help defray the commuting costs of employees who use mass transportation, including commuter bus, Metrorail or Metrobus, or commuter rail systems;
  • Child Care Program: FRTIB's childcare subsidy program offers up to $600 in monthly subsidy paid to qualified child care providers of employees meeting the eligibility requirements; and
  • Student loan repayment or recruitment bonus, when applicable.
FRTIB offices are conveniently located within a few blocks of the Union Station metro station. In addition, private parking is available in the building at the posted daily and monthly rates.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position; however, other recruitment incentives may be authorized.

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

Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

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

  • Legal Research and Analysis
  • Legal/Regulatory Requirements
  • Privacy

Legal Research and Analysis: Research laws, regulations, policies, legal texts, and precedential cases applicable to issues involving the Privacy Act, Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), and related questions.

Legal/Regulatory Requirements: Rendering legal reviews on the policies and procedures in accordance with applicable privacy-related laws, regulations, and guidance, including, but not limited to the Privacy Act, the Federal Information Security Modernization Act, (FISMA), Section 208 of the E-Government Act; OMB Circulars and Memoranda; and/or guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Privacy: Advise on legal aspects of Privacy with legislation, regulations, or guidance.

The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified means, you must meet all the minimum qualification standards listed above and be assessed and assigned the rating of at least Well-Qualified to receive special selection priority. Well-Qualified is further defined as possessing the Basic Qualifications and meeting the specialized experience noted above.

You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit documentation described in the "Required Documents" section. For more information regarding veteran's preference please go to http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

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