Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Qualification requirements must be met within 30
days of the job opportunity announcement closing
For information on qualification requirements,
see Qualification Standards Handbook for
General Schedule Positions viewable on the
web at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
A. Qualified candidates must (1) possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from a law school accredited by the American Association of Law Schools, and (2) be a member in good standing of the Bar of a State or the District of Columbia.
B. In addition to degree requirements above, candidates must possess the following:
- At the GS-14 level, candidates must have four years of specialized legal experience relevant to the duties of the position or education beyond the first professional degree which included courses directly related to the duties of the position and which has enabled the applicant to step into complex legal work and to operate with a substantial degree of independence and responsibility at the grade 14 level. For this position, specialized experience is defined as experience working as a licensed attorney providing advice in a General Counsel's office of a federal or other government agency or in a law firm with a minimum of ten attorneys or private sector organization with an annual operating budget of at least $25 million.
Flexible Spending Accounts -
Health Insurance -
Life Insurance -
Long Term Care Insurance -
Retirement Program -
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume will be used to evaluate your experience, education, and/or training that address the competencies below. Those applicants who meet the qualifications will be referred on a certificate for further consideration:
- Knowledge of and experience in federal court and administrative litigation, including defending claims in areas of federal employment discrimination, (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Equal Pay Act); federal tort claims; claims involving breach of contract; claims involving property, federal procurement, or bid protests, and other federal laws affecting agencies similar to the Smithsonian.
- Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of personnel, including agency executives and program officers, officials from other federal and state agencies and legal organizations and businesses, as demonstrated by past professional experience.
- Knowledge of federal law and experience advising on matters involving federal laws, regulations and procedures, including in one or more of the areas of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Equal Pay Act; claims arising under the Federal Tort Claims Act; claims alleging breach of contract; claims involving property, federal procurement, or bid protests.
- Ability to gather data and conduct research using legal and non-legal sources, formulate alternatives and clearly commnicate recommendations as demonstrated by past professional experience.
Important Note: Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system will not be considered for this position. Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.
Those persons found eligible and selected for interviews will be required to submit a writing sample.
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