Attorney Advisor (General)

Washington D.C.
Aug 20, 2018
Aug 20, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • New appointees to the Federal service must complete a 1-year trial period.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Moderate Risk Public Trust background investigation.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • 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.
  • 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. Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

Candidates for all grades must meet the following by the close of the announcement:
  1. Minimum educational requirements include a professional law degree (LL.B or J.D.) from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school. NOTE: Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. An ABA-approved law school may allow students to receive credit for law study or activities at a foreign institution and grant credit for the J.D. degree if those studies or activities are approved in accordance with the Rules of Procedure and Criteria adopted by the ABA's Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
  2. Current active membership in a bar of any State, territory, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia. Active bar association and a certificate that the member is in good standing will be verified prior to appointment and employees must maintain active bar membership in good standing while employed as an attorney with the FMC.
  3. Applicants must possess excellent research skills, as well as the ability to communicate, both orally and in writing.

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal Maritime Commission employees in the excepted service with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies if they are on a Schedule A or Schedule B appointment without time limitation. Selection priority is limited to other permanent Schedule A or B positions in the same agency and local commuting area. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be rated well-qualified by placing in the Highly Qualified or Best Qualified category for this vacancy. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is available on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

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

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to determine that you possess at least one year of professional, specialized law experience. Please ensure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position.

Professional law experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position being filled. Law clerk experience (post J.D.) can be considered professional law experience if the candidate performed attorney duties.

Specialized experience is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include experience working on complex rulemaking or policy proceedings; reviewing and editing policy statements, position papers, and other decisional documents; conducting civil litigation including discovery and of trial practice; and providing legal guidance to attorneys and other professionals.

Read more Security clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required No

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