Attorney Advisor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 13, 2019
Closes
Jun 21, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Commissioner Rhonda K. Schmidtlein.
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Responsibilities

The ideal candidate for this position would possess experience in substantive areas of international trade and a record of superior achievement in legal education.

The candidate would possess superior writing, communication, and organizational skills, and the ability to handle large volumes of information with attention to detail and accuracy, and with minimal supervision. Knowledge of relevant trade statutes and economic concepts commonly applied on agency investigations is required.

As an Attorney Advisor to the Commissioner, you will primarily:
  • Provide legal support, advice, and analysis in investigations under Title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, concerning antidumping and countervailing duty investigations; provide support, advice, and analysis related to investigations requested by the Congress and the President under section 332 of the Tariff Act of 1930 as well as administrative and procedural matters relating to Title VII; and other economic studies and analysis as assigned.
  • Assess often complex factual records and legal arguments, advise and assist the Commissioner in preparation for hearings and votes in Title VII investigations and other trade-related investigations, prepare memoranda and draft questions, prepare and review draft opinions, review and edit draft economic studies and reports and reply to oral and written inquiries from the Commissioner.
  • Assist in the Commissioner's Office's role of facilitating and coordinating the work of the Commission.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national
  • You will be required to serve a one year probationary period
  • You will be required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check
  • You are required to register for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/03/59
  • You will be required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance
  • You must provide proof of your Bar membership


Qualifications

Any offer is contingent on receipt of a letter or certificate of good standing for each bar of which the applicant is an active member dated within 30 days of any offer.

Education

If selected for this position you will be required to submit copies of your college transcripts.

Additional information

NOTE: THIS POSITION WILL BE FILLED USING THE SCHEDULE C HIRING AUTHORITY. AGENCIES MAY SEPARATE SCHEDULE C APPOINTEES AT ANY TIME IF THE CONFIDENTIAL OR POLICY-DETERMINING RELATIONSHIP ENDS BETWEEN THE INCUMBENT AND THEIR SUPERVISOR.

SCHEDULE C APPOINTEES ARE NOT COVERED BY STATUTORY REMOVAL PROCEDURES AND GENERALLY HAVE NO RIGHTS TO APPEAL REMOVAL ACTIONS TO THE MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD.

THIS IS A TIME-LIMITED APPOINTMENT.


Excepted Service Appointments: This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer rights to permanent Civil Service status.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you are registered with the Selective Service or are exempt under Selective Service regulations. For additional information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit http://www.sss.gov/.

Cover page to fax paper application: OPM Form 1203fx: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

Vacancy ID number: 10506904

Verification of information: Any information claimed on your resume and in application materials, such as education, credentials, employment history, etc., will be verified as part of the security clearance process.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume should contain sufficient information for us to make a valid determination that you fully meet the qualification requirements for this vacancy. We do not make inferences and can only consider the information you provide to us. Insufficient resumes and application packages will result in loss of consideration.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

To receive consideration, you must submit the documentation specified below by 06/21/2019.

1. Resume: Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience(s) as it relates to this job opportunity. In order to fully evaluate your application and receive proper credit, your resume should include: (1) paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month and year for qualifying purposes to receive credit), number of hours worked per week, and salary (2) knowledge of the subject matter and technical skills pertinent to this position; (3) specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work; and (4) names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying.

2. Proof of Bar Membership: Documentation must show that you are a member of the Bar of a state, territory or commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia. If you are made an offer, you must submit a Certificate of Good Standing dated within 30 days of the offer.

3. Transcripts: If selected you must submit copies of your college transcripts.

4. Cover Letter: This is optional.

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