Staff Attorney

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

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • A background and/or security investigation is required.
  • This position is Excepted Service appointment.
  • To qualify for this position, the following must be submitted:
    1. Resume
    2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
    3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of law school transcript or degree)
    4. Proof of D.C. Bar membership in good standing or eligibility to waive into the D.C. Bar.
    5. A legal writing sample that is not a form motion, not to exceed 10 pages, must be attached.
    All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

    This position will be open until filled.


    A law degree from an accredited university or college plus three (3) years of legal experience is preferred.

    Must possess an active D.C. Bar membership in good standing, or be eligible to waive into the D.C. Bar. Documentation of education and Bar membership or eligibility must be included with the application. Applications will not be considered complete unless proof is attached. If not a member of the D.C. Bar, waiver into the D.C. Bar within six months after an offer of employment is a condition of employment.  

    Applicants must enjoy working independently but have the ability to work in a team environment, be internally motivated, enjoy research and writing, possess a love for learning, and be comfortable in a work environment with little public interaction.

    This position requires strong research and writing skills, the ability to multi-task, and technical expertise in Microsoft Word and legal research software.

    The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts’ values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.

    A legal writing sample that is not a form motion, not to exceed 10 pages, must be attached.

    Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts are required.  If you are selected for the position, a criminal history records check will be conducted.  

    To qualify based on education, upload copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.

    Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education to meet the above requirements.

    This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

    Please note there is a mandatory one year probationary period for all non-judicial new employees.

    All required information must be received by the closing date.

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

    This position will be open until filled. 

    Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure that you meet the basic qualification requirements.  

    Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on your resume.

    Your resume must reflect the relevant experience and that you meet the minimum qualifications or your application will not be considered.

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    Read more Security clearance Other

    Drug test required No

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