Assistant General Counsel (JS 13-15)

Washington D.C.
Jan 01, 2019
Jan 01, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Excepted Service (Serves at the pleasure of General Counsel)
  • A background check is required.
  • To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:
    1. Resume
    2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
    3. Law School Transcript showing the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, and grade-point average or class ranking
    4. Submit legal writing sample (10 page maximum)
    5. List of professional references

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the vacancy questionnaire. Click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

    All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

    For more information about vacancies, e-mail at or call 202-879-0496.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    A Law Degree and an active membership in the District of Columbia Unified Bar is required.   Must have at least three (3) years of post-law school legal experience.   

    The incumbent must be familiar with the District of Columbia Code, the rules of the D.C. Courts, and federal legislation, regulations and policies affecting the D.C. Courts.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Litigation and Employment law experience is preferred.

    A working knowledge of the particular methods of Superior Court practice within the various divisions of the Court is preferred.

    Career Ladder Position:  Promotion Eligibility – One year waiting period from JS-13 to JS-14 and two year waiting period from JS-14 to JS-15 Associate General Counsel.

    The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the D.C. Courts’ values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.

    Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts are required.  If you are selected for the position, a criminal history records check will be conducted.  


    Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education to meet the above requirements.

    This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

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

    Your résumé and supporting documentation will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the minimum qualification requirements.
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    Drug test required No

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