Attorney-Advisor (General)

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

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must be able to pass a drug test.
  • You must possess an active State Bar membership.
  • You must meet the definition of specialized experience.
  • Must possess a J.D. or LL.B. degree from a law school accredited by the ABA
  • At the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), we are proud to be ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Our employees are passionate about AOC’s mission to serve Congress and the Supreme Court. AOC is a legislative branch agency and the recognized authority on the preservation, maintenance and construction of the world’s most iconic treasures and buildings on Capitol Hill. As a global destination for thousands of visitors every day, Capitol Hill intersects history, architecture and art with the birthplace of our nation’s laws.

    You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and educational requirements) for the advertised position.  You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.  Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions.  It is available for your review on the OPM web site at: OPM qualification standards

    Minimum Federal Qualification Requirements:

    Must possess a J.D. or LL.B. degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar of a State, Territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    In addition, the following Specialized Experience is required:

    Specialized experience: is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. 

    For the GS-15- Specialized experience is defined as having experience: (1) Providing expert advisory services for an organization's real property programs and facilities; (2) Arranging for property appraisals and boundary surveys, preparing leasing and real estate documents and negotiating and drafting permits and licenses regarding use of facilities; (3) Managing, reviewing, and coordinating planning for an organization's space utilization program and acquisition needs;  (3) Managing, reviewing, and coordinating planning for an organization's space utilization program and acquisition needs, including managing leased office space; (4) Allocating and obligating financial budget resources for lease payments; (5) Providing advice on environmental law issues and representing an organization in negotiations and proceedings with respect to such issues arising under various environmental laws (such as the Clean Air Act; Clean Water Act; and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act); AND having experience in 1 of the following: (1) Providing contract law advice on the legal aspects of procurements with particular emphasis on required clauses, competitive requirements including disputes and complex insurance and liability issues; or (2) Holding and maintaining a Contracting Officer warrant.

    For the GS-14- Specialized experience is defined as having experience: (1) Providing expert advisory services for an organization's real property programs and facilities; (2) Arranging for property appraisals and boundary surveys, preparing leasing and real estate documents and negotiating and drafting permits and licenses regarding use of facilities; (3) Managing, reviewing, and coordinating planning for an organization's space utilization program and acquisition needs; (3) Managing, reviewing, and coordinating planning for an organization's space utilization program and acquisition needs; AND having experience in 2 of the following: (1) Allocating and obligating financial budget resources for lease payments;  (2) Providing advice on environmental law issues and representing an organization in negotiations and proceedings with respect to such issues arising under various environmental laws (such as the Clean Air Act; Clean Water Act; and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act); (3) Providing contract law advice on the legal aspects of procurements with particular emphasis on required clauses, competitive requirements including disputes and complex insurance and liability issues; and (4) Holding and maintaining a Contracting Officer warrant.

    Applicant must possess a J.D. or LL.B. degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar of a State, Territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    Special Instructions for Foreign Education

    Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment.

    Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part of foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree.

    You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing if selected.

    Welcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable. For more information, please visit OPM vet guide

    If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System.  If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information.

    DRUG TESTING: The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC’s suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a position is required to submit to screening for illegal drug use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide, and cover the cost for the drug test.
     
    The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.
     
    The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. For more information on E-Verify, please visit http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1185221678150.shtm

    The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation and/or disability.
    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
     
    Moving expenses are not authorized.
     
    Relocation expenses are not authorized.
     
    Probationary PeriodSelectee(s) is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.

    All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.

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

    Review your resume and responses carefully. Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your detailed resume and your responses to job specific self-assessment questions.

    Your responses to the self assessment questions serve as the basis for your initial rating.  You will receive a numerical score based on your responses to these questions.  Next, your responses will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist and/or a subject matter expert against the information provided in your resume and optional cover letter.  Your resume must support your answers to the self assessment questions.  Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or disqualification for further consideration. 


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