Attorney Advisor (General)
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Specialized Experience: Minimum qualification requirements for grades beyond the entry-level shall be a year of pertinent professional legal experience equivalent to the next lower grade. The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resumeApplicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
First professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) from an ABA accredited law school and an active bar membership of a State, Territory of the United States, District of Columbia or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.
Completion of a judicial clerkship and/or litigation experience is desirable, but not required.
- This is an Excepted Service position.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year trial period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a single scope background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon hire and on an annual basis thereafter.
All candidates will be considered regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, status as a parent, lawful political affiliation, marital status, physical/mental disability (if not a job factor), membership, non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor. To file a complaint of discrimination, contact FinCEN, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity on (703) 905-5052 or TDD (703) 905-3838.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and Veterans' preference documentation, if applicable. Applicants also are encouraged to provide a cover letter that briefly (no more than two pages) explains their experience in any of the areas identified in the “Qualifications” section of this announcement.
Your application package will be evaluated for basic qualification requirements and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in this vacancy announcement and identified by the Selecting Official.
Application of Veterans’ Preference: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans’ preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the FinCEN Office of Chief Counsel considers veterans’ preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. If you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge.
Do NOT include your social security number on any part of your application materials.
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