Attorney Advisor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Dec 10, 2018
Closes
Dec 18, 2018
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Selectee must complete a 2-year trial period.
  • Selectee may be required to submit to a drug test.
  • This position may require completion of a financial disclosure statement.
  • A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet pre-employment requirements. This includes failure to report to any scheduled appointments, failure to pass a drug test, failure to produce required certifications, or if a background investigation cannot be favorably adjudicated.
  • This position is in the Excepted Service.
  • This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing in any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and have at least 3 years post J.D. experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: preparing pleadings, briefs, motions, affidavits, and other materials involving legal issues in civil or criminal litigation; independently performing legal analysis; conducting civil or criminal litigation (to include appellate practitioners); trial experience as a prosecutor or defender at the Federal, State, or Local level; analyzing cases or requests for legal sufficiency; and providing expert legal advice and consultation.

Applicants must have superior academic and professional credentials as well as exceptional writing and oral communication skills. Applicants must also possess the legal skills and sound judgment necessary to evaluate the sensitive issues that arise in the course of attorney misconduct investigations. The individuals selected for these positions are required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance as a condition of employment.

Preferred qualifications: A knowledge of, and familiarity with the rules and obligations imposed on prosecutors and other government attorneys by the Constitution, federal statutes, court decisions, orders, rules, regulations, Department policies, and applicable state bar rules is preferred but not required.

Grade Specific Qualifications:
To qualify at the GS-14 level, applicants must have at least three years of post-J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-13 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: preparing pleadings, motions, affidavits, and other materials involving legal issues in civil or criminal litigation; conducting civil or criminal litigation (to include appellate practitioners); analyzing cases or requests for legal sufficiency; and providing expert legal advice and consultation.

To qualify at the GS-15 level, applicants must have five years of post-J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include preparing court documents, presentations, and other written material involving or addressing unique and/or difficult issues in civil or criminal litigation; conducting complex civil or criminal litigation (to include appellate practitioners); analyzing complex cases for legal sufficiency; and providing expert, specialized advice and consultation.

You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating.

Candidates must have a Juris Doctorate Degree from a law school. This information must be annotated in your resume.

Bar Membership: Candidates must be an active member in good standing of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction).

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.

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Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

All documentation must be in English or include an English translation. https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Salary and grade level determinations are made based on the number of years of qualifying experience and current salary level. The salary ranges for this position are: GS-14 ($114, 590 -$148,967) and GS-15 ($134,789 - $164,200).

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

The application materials are required to be submitted electronically as a pdf file by all applicants including attorneys currently appointed to positions in the Department of Justice and emailed to OPR.Applications@usdoj.gov

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Read more Security clearance Top Secret

Drug test required Yes


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