Assistant General Counsel

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

Occasional travel - 1-5%


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


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  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

    Attorney positions are in the Excepted Service.  There is no formal rating system for applying veterans preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service.

    However, if you are eligible for veterans preference, you are encouraged to include that information in your application along with the supporting documentation (e.g., DD-214, SF-15, letter from the VA documenting disability, or other supporting documentation).  Please visit OPM's Vet Guide for more information.

    Education Requirements: Position requires the possession of a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.)

    Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

    Thus, an applicant must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.). As indicated below in the required documents section, a law school transcript must be submitted with your application materials.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Statement of Good Standing: Applicant must currently be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. As noted below, proof of such membership and good standing must be submitted with your application materials.

    Experience: Attorneys performing duties at the GS-13 or equivalent-level positions are expected to perform with substantial independence, even when working on the most complex or difficult matters. Thus, the applicant must have 2 years of professional legal experience, acquired after being admitted to the bar, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position.

    Time in Grade Requirement: If currently employed as an attorney by the Federal Government, you must have completed 1 year at the next lower grade level by the closing date of the announcement or previously served at the same or higher grade as the position being filled.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    All applicant must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.)

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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 your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, academic record and training you described in your application package.  Your application package must include: a cover letter describing your qualifications for the position, resume, law school transcripts, most recent performance appraisal, if available, and a brief writing sample.

    You will also be evaluated on the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies listed below:

    • Skill and ability to conduct complex legal research, including a familiarity with the research resources most commonly used, in two or more of the following areas:  copyright and other intellectual property rights, contracts, taxation, immigration, wills and estates, conflicts of law, statutory and administrative law, regulatory law, public and private international law, the common law of the Board of Trustees and board governance, museum or art law and other fields of law.
    • Ability to review and revise contracts to protect the Agency's interests and draft legal memoranda that thoroughly and meticulously analyze and explain both the relevant facts and the law.
    • Ability to understand and process complex information and to reduce it to clear and concise written format for inclusion in legal documents.
    • Ability to negotiate and resolve legal matters relating to two or more of the following areas:  copyright and other intellectual property rights, contracts, taxation, immigration, wills and estates, conflicts of law, statutory and administrative law, regulatory law, public and private international law and the common law of the Board of Trustees and board governance, museum or art law and other fields of law.
    • Ability to communicate legal analysis and theories, orally and in writing to agency staff and parties outside of the agency; in a clear and understandable manner for both attorney and non-attorney recipients. 
    • Ability to understand new legal issues and areas of the law quickly and to prioritize efficiently constant stream of legal matters to best serve the interest of the agency's internal constituents.

    Your application will be reviewed in order to ensure you meet the job requirements and assess your ability to perform this job.  The supporting documents are reviewed to ensure that (a) minimum qualification requirements are met and (b) all required documentation have been submitted.

    Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may be disqualified from further consideration. Please follow all instructions carefully regarding what documents should be included in your application package. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you.
     

                                                                                       


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