Assistant General Counsel - See

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 17, 2019
Closes
Jul 23, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

DO NOT APPLY THROUGH USAJOBS or EMAIL- APPLY ONLINE AT www.cbo.gov/careers. The Assistant General Counsel will provide formal and informal advice in all areas of law affecting CBOs operations, such as appropriations, ethics, procurement and contracting, employment, data access and use, and security.
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Responsibilities

Working with CBOs management and staff, the Assistant General Counsel will provide formal and informal advice in all areas of law affecting CBOs operations, such as appropriations, ethics, procurement and contracting, employment, data access and use, and security. The Assistant General Counsel will also help interpret and analyze legislative proposals and advise CBOs employees about areas of law addressed in the cost estimates and reports that the agency prepares for the Congress. In performing those duties, the Assistant General Counsel will interact with government officials at various levels, other lawyers inside and outside the government, members of the public, and Congressional staff. The work environment is fast-paced, and the issues are often complex.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - for professional development

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
0

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Excepted service


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Tier One Background Investigation

Qualifications

Candidates for this position must have graduated from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar in a state, a territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Candidates must have at least five years experience in appropriations and fiscal law. Experience with the Congressional budget process or health care law is desirable. Candidates should be able to:

Consider multiple aspects of complex issues and develop thoughtful alternatives that are consistent with the agency's objectives;
Research and analyze legal issues sometimes novel ones, often on short deadlines;
Clearly, precisely, and persuasively present legally sound conclusions, orally and in writing, in a manner appropriate for the intended audience;
Write legal memorandums, memorandums of understanding, contracts, correspondence, policies, and draft legislation; and
Provide a full range of legal advice and support, to the Director and others in the agency, related to a variety of statutes and federal programs.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Consider multiple aspects of complex issues and develop thoughtful alternatives that are consistent with the agencys objectives; Research and analyze legal issues sometimes novel ones, often on short deadlines; Clearly, precisely, and persuasively present legally sound conclusions, orally and in writing, in a manner appropriate for the intended audience; Write legal memorandums, memorandums of understanding, contracts, correspondence, policies, and draft legislation; and Provide a full range of legal advice and support, to the Director and others in the agency, related to a variety of statutes and federal programs.

Education

EDUCATION:

Candidates for this position must have graduated from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar in a state, a territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Additional information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.
Before entering on duty, you will be required to complete a Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants will be evaluated comprehensively on the basis of their experience, education, awards, and training. Candidates who have experience interacting with a wide variety of clients, rather than a more specialized background, are highly desirable.

NOTE: To ensure consideration you must submit a complete application by July 22, 2019 at www.cbo.gov/careers (not USAJobs). Although we may continue to accept applications beyond that date, we are only ensuring that those who submitted by the deadline above will be considered. Should the hiring division wish to review candidates who applied after that date, we will then process those applications to determine if they are qualified and should be forwarded for management review.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Confidential

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Cover Letter, Resume, Salary history, and contact information for three references

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.