General Attorney (FOIA and Information Law)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Feb 26, 2019
Closes
Feb 26, 2019
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Occasion Travel may be required.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be at least 16 years old and an U.S. Citizenship.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • This is an Excepted Service position.

    US Citizens and Non-Citizens as allowed by law.  

    This job will be filled through an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.  

    To qualify for an attorney position, applicants must possess a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.); be an active member in good standing of the bar of a court of general jurisdiction of a state, territory or possession of the U.S.; and have acquired the amount of skills and experience indicated below for each grade level.

    GS-12, one (1) year post J.D of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature which demonstrates the ability to perform the work at this level.

    GS-13, two (2) years  post J.D of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature which demonstrates the ability to perform the work at this level.  At least one year of qualifying experience, at this level, must be specialized experience as defined below.

    GS-14, three (3) years post J.D of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature which demonstrates the ability to perform the work at this level.  At least two years of qualifying experience, at this level, must be specialized experience as defined below.

    Note:  An LL.M may be substituted for a maximum of one year experience.

    Specialized experience is defined as experience conducting litigation (judicial or administrative), which can include preparing briefs and/or related filings and developing case strategy..

    Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

    If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position.   Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

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

    Applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements for this position will be further evaluated against the following evaluation factors. Current and/or past supervisors may be contacted unless specified otherwise. A panel and/or the selecting official or his/her designee may interview applicants.

    Evaluation Factors:

    1. Demonstrated ability to plan and conduct litigation, such as developing case strategy, preparing persuasive documents, working with clients and other counsels, conducting hearings and discovery, and negotiating settlements. Experience litigating federal information law matters is a significant plus.
    2. Ability to make effective oral presentations in a clear and concise manner.
    3. Ability to advise clients and establish and maintain effective working relationships with high level departmental officials, regional program officials, supervisors, agency staff and the general public.
    4. Ability to multi-task in a complex and fast-paced inter-disciplinary legal environment, entailing timely collection of facts, identification and resolution of issues, enumeration of options, and formulation of recommendations.
    5. Prior substantive legal experience relevant to the position, such as planning and organizing civil litigation, handling e-discovery, policy work, and/or conducting training. Direct experience related to FOIA, Privacy Act, or other federal information law matters and experience with e-discovery software solutions such as Relativity or Concordance are a strong plus.


    It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information to provide a basis for rating each of the evaluation factors listed above.

    Individuals who meet eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility/Core Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

    The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview).


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    Drug test required No


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