Washington D.C.
May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Position is Excepted Service-Excluded from the Career Transition Program
  • Candidates must be a member in good standing of a State Bar
  • Law degree (Juris Doctorate) from an ABA accredited school is required
  • Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
  • Applicants must have professional legal experience in excess of two years as is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. The number of years of experience and level of expertise practicing the relevant areas of law will be considered in determining the grade level.

    Professional experience includes providing expert advice on legal and factual issues on fiscal law. Providing legal advice on budget matters and legislation, including agency appropriations, continuing resolutions, and authorization legislation. Analyzing legal authority for funding programs based on legislative language, conference committee reports and executive branch policy directives. Analyzing and providing advice relating to Anti-Deficiency Act questions and investigations. Preparing legal interpretations of statutes, federal regulations and agency directives applicable to programs, projects and agency directorates.

    At the full performance level, this position will serve as a primary advocate and legal counsel for a broad range of overlapping areas of law assigned to the Office of General Counsel. Develops a particular expertise on fiscal law and appropriations law with minimal oversight. Other legal assignments include expert knowledge in government ethics, FOIA, employment law, or other areas within the General Law Practice Group. Writes opinions beyond routine requirements but identifies what issues need to be addressed in a preventative manner. Performs as an expert in fiscal law and appropriations and a contributor to this field of expertise as measured by quality of work product, ability to mentor others in this field of law, and ability to provide strategic input to agency leaders to address agency priorities as related to fiscal and appropriations law matters. Personal contacts with very senior leadership is substantive on issues of high sensitivity such as Agency budget priorities.

    EDUCATION/BAR MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED: Applicants for attorney positions must possess a professional law degree (Juris Doctorate) from an ABA-accredited school and have admission to the Bar.

    Bar Membership: An applicant must be a member in good standing (as defined by the pertinent Bar) of a State, Territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and be admitted to practice before a state or federal court.

    This position requires a Public Trust.

    Please list your General Schedule (GS) equivalency on your resume for every federal position you have held.

    As identical vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made.

    The position may be filled at the GS-14 or GS-15 grade level. GS-15 is the full performance level of this position.

    Current Federal employees must meet time in grade and three months after competitive appointment restrictions by the closing date of the announcement.

    Any applicant tentatively selected for this position may be required to undergo a pre-employment background investigation. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for definition of well qualified. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS resume asks you to identify your ICTAP eligibility; the NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility. If you are selected for the position, you must be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.

    As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

    This position is announced under Direct Hire authority. Recruitment for this position will follow guidelines established by the Office of Personnel Management for use of Direct Hire authority. Your USAJOBS account asks you to assign a name to each of your resumes. When you apply to a NASA position, we will show you the text of the resume you have submitted, but we do not maintain the name you have assigned to that resume. If you wish to keep track of that information, we recommend you make note of it at the time you apply.

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    NASA Credit for National Service

    The payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

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

    All candidates meeting basic minimal qualifications will be referred for the selecting official for consideration. Final determinations of qualifications and eligibility will be made prior to selection. All application materials and interviews, if conducted, will be used in the final evaluation and selection process.

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    Drug test required No

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