General Attorney

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jun 18, 2018
Closes
Jun 18, 2018
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Possess a JD or LL.B. degree from an accredited Law School.
  • Member in good standing of the Bar of a state or territory - US, PR, DC.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Applicants must submit BAR License with application package
  • Applicants must submit transcripts with application package
  • All applications must be received on-line via www.usajobs.gov

    Candidates should have excellent oral communication, writing, research and analysis skills, and the ability to work effectively with other people, exercise sound judgment, have knowledge of the laws enforced by the Commission, and exhibit a strong interest in the work of the agency. Applicants must have obtained the first professional law degree (LL.B or J.D.) from an accredited law school and be an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or a U.S. territory. If accepted for this position, you will be required to submit this documentation before your start date. Substantial antitrust or other trade regulation law experience in government and/or the private sector is also preferred.



    For the GS-14 level: In addition to a law degree and active bar membership, applicants must have 42 months of legal experience after graduation from law school. At least 18 months of legal experience after graduation from law school must be comparable to the GS-13 level.



    For the GS-15 level: In addition to a law degree and active bar membership, applicants must have at least 60 months of significant legal experience after graduation from law school. At least 18 months of legal experience after graduation from law school must be comparable to the GS-14 grade level.



    * * * Applicants may be required to submit a writing sample later in the evaluation process. * * *



    Optional Documents

    In addition to the required documents, you may submit the following:

    - Cover Letter

    - Writing Sample

    All applications must be received on-line via www.usajobs.gov

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

    You will be evaluated based on the overall strength of your credentials as demonstrated by your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and experience. The most qualified candidates will be selected for interviews, which will also be considered in making the final decision.



    Application of Veterans' Preference: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Federal Trade Commission considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., DD Form 214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions.
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