Supervisory General Attorney, GS-0905-15 (ED ONLY)

Washington D.C.
May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018
Full Time
Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must complete a One-year Supervisory Probationary Period.
  • Must complete a Background Investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Relocation Expenses will not be paid.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Applicants must have:

    (1) Law degree and proof of current active membership in good standing in a bar;
    (2) Experience in administrative litigation, or judicial litigation;
    (3) Experience in legal memorandum writing and editing;
    (4) Ability to effectively manage staff and direct the resources of an organization; and
    (5) Substantive knowledge criminal laws applicable to Federal employees, executive orders related to ethics, and regulations issued by the Office of Government Ethics, the General Services Administration, and the Office of Personnel Management.


    Applicants must have five (5) years of full time professional legal experience in an attorney position. You must have a minimum one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform. Typically, we would find this experience in work within this field, such as complex legal work including extensive research, analysis, evaluation and/or litigation in a legal specialization relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the position. This experience must be equivalent to the duties of a GS-14 attorney in the Federal service.

    For additional information on the basic qualifications and/or the individual occupational requirements for this position, please refer to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions at

    You must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of a Bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

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

    You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications requirements, and the extent to which your application demonstrates that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position. When describing your knowledge, skills, and abilities, please be sure to give examples and explain how often you used these skills, the complexity of the projects and other matters you have worked on, the depth of your knowledge in the practice areas of criminal laws applicable to Federal employees, executives orders related to ethics, and regulations issued by the Office of Government Ethics, the General Services Administration, and the Office of Personnel Management, the organization level of the employees and offices you have managed, the sensitivity of the issues you have worked on and the extent of your progressively responsible experience gained in the legal field and in applying a thorough knowledge of government-wide statutes, rules, regulations, precedential cases and opinions, and the general principles, rules, and guidance in related areas of law and in providing written and oral advice in these areas.

    The following areas will be considered in the evaluation:

    1. Academic credentials;

    2. Analytical, oral, and writing skills;

    3. Experience in criminal laws applicable to Federal employees, executive orders related to ethics, and regulations issued by the Office of Government Ethics, the General Services Administration, and the Office of Personnel Management;

    4. Experience in managing a staff of legal professionals;

    5. Ability to take initiative and manage projects implementing key policies and legal requirements;

    6. Ability to exercise sound judgment;

    7. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters; and

    8. Knowledge of Federal government-wide statutes, rules and regulation.
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