Attorney-Advisor (General), GS-0905-11,12,13

Washington D.C.
Oct 16, 2018
Oct 16, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - Overnight domestic travel and may require foreign travel.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Applicant must complete a two-year trial period.
  • Applicant must successfully complete a background security investigation.
  • Applicant must be registered for Selective Service (males only).
  • Applicant must be able to start work by on or about October 8, 2019.
  • Applicant must be admitted as an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) within 14 months of commencing work.

    Applicants must meet all qualifications by the closing date of this announcement. Please do not apply for this position through All documents must be sent by email to:

    Knowledge of or experience working with Federal environmental protection and /or natural resource conservation laws, as well as laws and regulations governing Federal agencies, such as the Administrative Procedure Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Regulatory Flexibility Act, Freedom of Information Act or other generally applicable federal laws, will be favorably considered. Knowledge of or experience working with the Endangered Species Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, or the Federal Power Act will be favorably considered.  Knowledge of or experience working with international law pertaining to the marine environment such as the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea will be favorably considered.  Demonstrated interest in issues related to environmental stewardship and the protection and conservation of natural and cultural resources will also be favorably considered. 

    Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to identify and resolve complex legal issues. Applicants also must demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a team with clients, other attorneys, and support staff. 

    Applicants must be a law student who will receive his/her J.D. degree by June 30, 2019; or a graduate law student with a J.D. who will receive his/her L.L.M. by June 30, 2019; or a recent law school graduate with a J.D. who will complete a judicial clerkship or a legal fellowship by  October 6, 2019.

    Significant academic achievement in law school (such as ranking in the top 20% of the class), graduation with honors, judicial clerking experience, or participation in law review, will be favorably considered.

    Applicants must pass a bar examination and be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) within 14 months of entry on duty in Fall 2019.

    Relocation or moving expenses will not be authorized.

    Overnight travel is occasionally required.

    NOAA 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.

    The incumbent is required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450), within 30 days after entrance-on-duty date, and annually thereafter.

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

    Applicants will be evaluated based on the Qualifications described above. Please be advised that NOAA Attorney positions are in the Excepted Service. As such, these positions are not covered by the usual civil service hiring procedures. There are no numerical rating systems through which to apply veterans preference; however, the NOAA Office of the General Counsel favorably considers veterans preference eligibility in hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans preference are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume, and to attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD Form-214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions. 

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    Drug test required No

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