Attorney-Adviser (General)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 30, 2019
Closes
Apr 30, 2019
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - 5% or less.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Relocation expenses will not be provided.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation is required.
  • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

    All candidates must meet the minimum education requirements of successful completion of a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) with a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and must be a current member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY:

    A preliminary background investigation must be completed before a new employee can begin work.  Current federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background investigation.  If selected for this vacancy, you will be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Confidential Financial Disclosure Statement).

    GS-11: Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and membership in a state or District of Columbia bar and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform legal work.

    GS-12: Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and membership in a state or District of Columbia bar and one year of professional (attorney) legal experience and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform complex legal work.

    GS-13: Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and membership in a state or District of Columbia bar and one year of professional (attorney) legal experience and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform complex legal work and one additional year of professional (attorney) experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at the grade immediately below the one being filled.   

    GS-14: Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and membership in a state or District of Columbia bar and three years of professional (attorney) legal experience and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform complex legal work, plus one additional year of professional (attorney) experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at the grade immediately below the one being filled.   

     GS-15: Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and membership in a state or District of Columbia bar and four years of professional (attorney) legal experience and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform complex legal work, plus one additional year of professional (attorney) experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at the grade immediately below the one being filled.   

    You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

    Specific experience is defined as professional legal experience, which enabled the candidate to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work relevant to a specific legal component.

    This is an excepted service position where appointees must serve a one-year trial period. Male applicants born after 12/31/1959, who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, must be registered (or must have registered at the time they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment. For more informaton, visit the SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM web site.

    Relocation expenses will not be provided.

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

    In addition to other application materials, provide a written statement answering the following questions:

    1.  Why do you want to work for the U.S. Department of Energy?

    2.  What is your applicable experience that touches on the following range of tasks?

    • Undertake legal research and provide written legal analysis, advice, and recommendations on complex legal and policy matters.  Although prior  experience in these topics is not necessary, familiarity with the following should be noted:  grid resilience and reliability; electricity generation, transmission, and distribution; natural gas and electricity export authorizations; presidential permits for electric transmission facilities at international borders; petroleum reserves; clean coal and carbon management; federal power marketing administrations; energy infrastructure physical and cyber security; energy infrastructure emergency planning, response, and restoration; and research and development programs in support of electricity and fossil energy programs.  Legal questions may arise under the Federal Power Act, Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, Energy Policy Act of 2005, Energy Policy Act of 1992, Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, Energy Policy and Conservation Act, Natural Gas Act, Natural Gas Policy of 1978, Administrative Procedure Act, Department of Energy Organization Act, and other federal and state authorities.   
    • Prepare and review rulemakings, orders, correspondence, comments, Federal Register notices, filings, policy statements, speeches, reports to the President and Congress, and congressional testimony of agency and other governmental offices on matters within the Office's purview.  Review and comment on legislation to determine the potential impact on DOE activities, and draft amendments.
    • Represent the Office in meetings, hearings, and other proceedings, including intra-agency and inter-agency panels and task forces.  Meetings may include officials of other federal, state, and local government agencies, industry groups, representatives of foreign governments, and Members and committees of Congress.  Please provide examples of the level of people you have interacted with in your most recent positions, the sensitivity of the issues you handled and the degree of supervision.
    • Support litigation efforts, including the preparation and filing of motions and other documents, in federal and state regulatory proceedings primarily involving the consumer interests of DOE and other federal executive agencies.

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    Read more Security clearance Not Required

    Drug test required No


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