ATTORNEY-ADVISOR (ADMINSTRATION)

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

Summary

Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 60 days of the closing date.

About this agency

Be part of a dynamic, self-supporting Federal agency with an 82-year record of supporting U.S. export-related jobs and over $8 billion in export sales in 2016. This position is located in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) of the Export-Import Bank and will serve as an Attorney-Advisor, providing significant legal experience and support on all aspects of administrative law.
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Responsibilities

At the full performance level, duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Provides advice and assistance to the General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel and other senior officials at the Bank on complex and important legal questions and has wide latitude for the exercise of discretion and independent judgment and, at times, acts without consultation but within general policy limits, exercising an amount of judgment as to when it is necessary to consult the General Counsel.
  • Advises Bank's management on a broad range of legal issues, including governance, litigation and legislative matters.
  • Represents the Bank in its capacity as employer in appeals before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, and arbitrators.
  • Develops agency specific advice to OGC management and policy-makers in many aspects of administrative law issues.
  • Possesses well-developed technical skills in legal reasoning, oral and written communications, drafting and review of documents, negotiation, and the ability to effectively work with senior level personnel inside the bank to include outside federal agencies and the private sectors.
  • Reviews agency responses to FOIA request with special emphasis on trade secret exemptions.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background and Security/Suitability Investigation
  • You may be required to serve a one year probationary period
  • Specialized experience MUST be documented on your resume


Qualifications

Basic Requirements:
  • A graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association at the time of graduation.
  • Be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
In addition to the Basic Requirements noted above, applicants must also meet and demonstrate the specialized experience listed below:

Specialized Experience (Credit for Specialized Experience on resume must reflect 40 hours/Full-time per week for each period of work):

GS-14: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal Government.

Specialized experience includes:
  • Experience in providing legal oversight and technical guidance in connection with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Trade Secrets Act (TSA), Privacy Act and related statute and regulations
  • Experience in providing legal guidance and litigation support in all aspects of personnel matters and conducting legal research.
  • Experience providing legal oversight and technical guidance in connection with administrative/regulatory matters
Education cannot be substituted for experience at the GS-14 grade level

For qualification determinations, your resume must contain the following for each work experience listed:
  • Organization/Agency's Name
  • Title
  • Salary (series and grade, if applicable)
  • Start and end dates (including the month and year)
  • Number of hours you worked per week
  • Relevant experience that supports your response to the specialized experience that is stated in the job announcement
If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined here .

All requirements must be met by 07/22/2019, the closing date of the announcement.

Education

Additional information

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

Veterans: All veterans must meet the qualification requirements of the position for further consideration. For more information on veterans' preference, please click here .

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959 , you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Ethical Standards/Financial Disclosure:

EXIM is committed to the highest ethical standards. As an employee, you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch. You will be required to complete new employee ethics training within 3 months of your appointment.

If this position is subject to financial disclosure requirements (either public or confidential depending upon your position), you will be required to complete a new entrant financial disclosure report within 30 days of your appointment.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a careful evaluation of your resume and supporting documentation will be made, and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the job qualifications; and to the extent to which your application shows that you possess the competencies associated with this position. If, after evaluating your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your category may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

The Category Rating method will be used to evaluate applicants. All qualified applicants will be assigned to one of the following categories:
  • Best Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies.
  • Well Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies.
  • Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies to a substantive degree.
Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Your application package should include the following documents:
  • Your Resume (applicants are required to submit a resume with job title, series/grade (if federal employee), duties and accomplishments, employer's name, starting and ending dates of employment, number of hours worked per week, and annual salary). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
  • Unofficial Transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
  • Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.
  • Special Priority Selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP: Submit a copy of your agency notice, copy of your most recent performance appraisal (with at least a satisfactory rating), and your most current SF-50 position title, grade level, and duty location, if applicable.
  • Submission of any required documents listed in vacancy announcement, if applicable.
Please note that if you do not provide all required information/documents, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

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.

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