Supervisory Attorney Advisor (Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Single Family)

Washington D.C.
Mar 18, 2019
Mar 18, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals
  • This position is located in the Office of General Counsel (OGC). OGC is the chief legal officer of the Department, the principal legal adviser to the Secretary and staff of HUD, and the head of the Departmental Enforcement Center.  OGC provides legal opinions, advice, and services with respect to all Departmental programs and activities, and assists in the development of HUD programs and policies.  OGC also provides functional legal counsel on defensive and affirmative litigation and the development of legislation and regulations. 

    Basic Requirements: Applicants must (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.; (2) be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and (3) meet all specialized experience requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.


    Specialized Experience: For the GS-15: You must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 grade level or equivalent in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position include:

    Experience as a supervisor or team lead in FHA mortgage insurance programs, HUD Housing Counseling or manufactured housing programs and providing oral and written legal opinions on one or more related disciplines (agency housing programs, real estate law, corporate finance, bankruptcy, or federal litigation practice relating to housing or real estate finance); OR demonstrated legal knowledge of, and experience with, FHA mortgage insurance programs, HUD Housing Counseling or manufactured housing programs; AND
    Experience analyzing and interpreting federal, state or local statutes, providing effective legal advice on complex and novel issues, managing a heavy workload and developing and maintaining highly collaborative and productive working relationships with clients, other agencies and stakeholders, and the public.

    For the GS-15, you must:
    Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.), plus five (5) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.


    Have a second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus four (4) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.


    Have a first professional law degree (LL.B., or J.D.), plus superior law student work (academic standing in upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class, high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, winning of a moot court competition with other law schools, significant work or achievement on the school’s official law review, significant summer clerkship or other evidence of clearly superior achievement) plus four (4) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.

    The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/date/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.

    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. 
    - Relocation expenses may be paid.
    - This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    - This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
    - HUD offers alternative and flexible work schedules.

    - A 2-year trial period is required. (unless already completed)
    - Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
    - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9.  Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    - Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required.

    HUD employees are subject to a number of government-wide and HUD specific ethics laws and regulations, including restrictions on outside employment. To review applicable ethics rules, please visit


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

    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a “not qualified” determination.

    1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You will be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible.
    2. Referral: Since this is an Excepted Service position, a non-rated method of evaluation will be used. We will evaluate your application by comparing your description of your work experience, level of responsibility, and accomplishments with the requirements of the position to determine whether you meet all the qualification requirements. Although competitive examining rules for rating and ranking and veterans' preference do not apply, veteran's preference will be considered as a positive factor. Candidates who meet all the qualification and other eligibility requirements will be referred to the selecting official for consideration and possible interview.
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    Drug test required No

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