Supervisory General Attorney (Trade Regulation) (Assistant Director)

Washington D.C.
Apr 18, 2019
Apr 18, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time

Occasional travel - Position requires travel to cities throughout the country in support of investigations and litigation.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Possess a J.D. or LL.B. degree from an accredited law school.
  • Member in good standing of the Bar of a state or territory - U.S., PR, DC
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • May be required to serve a two year trial period.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • This position is in the excepted service (Schedule A).

    All applications must be received on-line via USA Jobs

    For the GS-15 level: In addition to a law degree and active bar membership, you must have 60 months of legal experience after graduation from law school. At least 18 months of your legal experience after graduation from law school must be comparable to the GS-14 level. Please note that prior experience, legal and nonlegal experience gained before completing law school cannot be used to satisfy the post law school experience requirements. Applicants should be familiar with the FTC and its procedures, practices, and policies.  

    In addition, you must demonstrate excellent writing skills, be able to work effectively with other people, and exercise sound judgment.  You should also possess significant litigation experience, preferably in federal court; a strong analytical background; significant knowledge of consumer protection laws; a strong commitment to the public interest; and experience in managing people in a variety of job titles and/or large projects or cases. Applicants at the GS-15 should be outstanding writers and highly effective oral advocates. They must exercise sound judgment, supervise, collaborate with other staff, motivate others, and make decided contributions to the work of the office. Attorneys at this level should work independently and their work should not require close supervision or substantive review. The supervisor must have complete confidence in their judgment. Applicants should be able to represent the agency before any group or in any setting, and to effectively manage the preparation and trial of virtually any major case, all stages in the appeal of such a case, or conduct evaluation and analysis of the most complex cases of major significance for which little if any precedent exists.

    FTC cases rely on massive electronic submissions and successful advocacy in fully digitalized courtroom. Increased level of litigation activity combined with expertise in using highly computerized tools requires attorneys to possess strong skill sets in digital litigation and contemporary computer expertise.

    Additional Documents: -Cover Letter -Writing Sample

    Applicants must have attained the first professional law degree (LL.B or J.D.) from an accredited law school and be an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or a U.S. territory.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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    Financial Suitability - It is the policy of the government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual.  Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

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

    You will be evaluated based on the overall strength of your credentials as demonstrated by your resume.

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    Drug test required No

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