Attorney-Adviser

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jun 25, 2018
Closes
Jun 25, 2018
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel - You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required
  • You must submit resume and required documents (See How to Apply)
  • You may be required to travel occasionally

Applicant must have an LL.B. or J.D. degree from an accredited law school; must be admitted to practice before the highest court of a State, U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Pico; and must maintain active status as a member of the bar of one of these jurisdictions. Incumbent must have experience in providing legal advice and counsel at EPA, other federal, state or local agencies, or in private practice.

If you are selected, you must complete a one-year trial period.

The ideal candidate will possess knowledge and relevant experience in administrative and environmental law and will have a strong academic and employment record, including evidence of nuanced legal analysis, excellent writing skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and mature judgement.

A number, but not all, of these positions will focus on work under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Federal, Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), and the Toxics Release Inventory provisions of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).  Experience with TSCA is desire, but not required.

Please identify in your written statement of interest and resume any specialized experience in administrative and environmental law, including work with TSCA and these other statutes, if applicable.  (Note: Please include a separate business-style resume with your application in lieu of the automated USAJobs resume.  This document should be uploaded under the Supporting Documentation Tab).

If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form prior to your first day of employment and annually thereafter.

This position is designated as a Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

These positions are in the bargaining unit.

EPA participates in e-Verify.  E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information: http://www.epa.gov/careers/epa-job-vacancy-announcements-policies-and-procedures

If you have part-time work experience, read this: http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm

If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.
You may apply if you:
1-Are an ICTAP or EPA CTAP eligible in the commuting area of (city, state); or
2-Live anywhere as a preference eligible veteran or honorably discharged from the armed services after 3 years or more of continuous active service (VEOA).

Position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework.

It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual.  Information about an individual’s employment experience will be used only to determine the person’s qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Although an individual’s personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.  For more information, visit https://hru.gov/Studio_Recruitment/tools/Mythbuster_on_Federal_Hiring_Policies.pdf .

 

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

Initially, you will be evaluated based on the information contained in your resume packet. If an interview is granted, you will be evaluated based on the responses you provide during an interview. In responding to interview questions, you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did and the outcome.

There is no numerical rating system for applying veteran’s preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Office of General Counsel considers veteran’s preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring.
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Drug test required No


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