Senior Staff Attorney/Senior Attorney (Physical Infrastructure)

Washington D.C.
Feb 26, 2019
Feb 26, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - .

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You will be required to submit a financial disclosure statement.
  • You must be suitable for federal employment.
  • You will be required to complete a two-year probationary period unless you previously completed a trial period at GAO after October 1, 1980.
  • If you are a male born after 12/31/1959 and at least 18 years of age, you must be registered with the Selective Service System.
  • You must meet the requirements by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date.
  • Complete application package must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date.
    1. Must be an active member in good standing of a bar of a state, a territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
    2. Band II Senior Staff Attorney candidates must have a minimum of two years (104 weeks) of legal experience working with and applying the laws, policies, and regulations related to the duties of the position.
    3. Band III Senior Attorney candidates must have a minimum of four years (208 weeks) of legal experience working with and applying the laws, policies, and regulations related to the duties of the position.

    Must have a J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.

    BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: This position is not in a bargaining unit.

    OPTION FOR ADDITIONAL HIRES: We may use this announcement to hire more people.

    TRAVEL & RELOCATION EXPENSES: Travel and relocation expenses related to this hiring process will not be paid.

    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: GAO provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation, please email

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans’ preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, GAO considers veterans’ preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans’ preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the “point” system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, for a copy of SF 15 which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s)). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more.

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

    If your submission demonstrates that you meet the criteria listed in the Qualifications section and includes the required cover letter and resume, your application will be further evaluated based on:

    • Your years and level of experience researching and analyzing complex legal issues and working with applying the law, regulations, and policies relevant to the issues and responsibilities described under Summary and Responsibilities.
    • Experience and expertise that demonstrates superior legal research, analytical skills and writing on complex legal issues.
    • Experience that demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills and sound judgement.

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    Read more Security clearance Not Required

    Drug test required No

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