Attorney/Advisor (Finance)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 13, 2019
Closes
Aug 20, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of the Assistant General Counsel (Banking and Finance), which is a component of the Treasury Department's Office of the General Counsel. The attorneys in the Office of the Assistant General Counsel (Banking and Finance) provide legal advice and support to Treasury officials and staff on the full range of Treasury domestic finance initiatives and responsibilities.

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Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the GS15. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

- Execute assignments of a high level of complexity and responsibility, including legal, factual, and policy questions, on matters involving two Treasury grant programs. Under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act), Treasury makes funds available for the restoration and protection of the Gulf Coast Region, through a trust fund consisting of 80 percent of the administrative and civil penalties paid after July 6, 2012, under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act in connection with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Treasury administers two of the five components established by the RESTORE Act. Separately, under the Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA), Treasury makes awards to State and local governments proposing social impact partnership projects, with payment to be made only if one or more pre-established outcomes have been achieved, as determined by the project's independent evaluator. Treasury has recently issued its first notice of funding availability requesting project applications from State and local governments. 84 FR 5560 (February 21, 2019). In addition, the attorney may work on matters involving other Treasury financial assistance programs administered by other Treasury offices, including the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.

- Support the Assistant General Counsel (Banking and Finance), the Principal Deputy Assistant General Counsel, and the Deputy Assistant General Counsels in advising the General Counsel, the offices of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy, and their staffs.

- Draft legal memoranda, legislative proposals, regulations, guidance, briefing materials, and talking points; offering oral legal advice; and representing Treasury by participating in meetings and negotiations with external groups. The attorney will also review the work product of others for legal sufficiency and work with officials and staff of Treasury and other federal and state agencies on legal, factual, and policy issues of significance involving the RESTORE Act and SIPPRA. The incumbent will also be responsible for other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals


Basic Requirements: Applicants must (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with a LL.B., J.D. or equivalent; (2) be an active member in good standing of the bar in a state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia; and (3) have at least one year of legal experience, which may include, for example, the private practice of law, practice in a government legal office, or a judicial clerkship.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience for the GS-15: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the federal service. The expectation for selection for grade GS-15 will be at least the following: 12 months of pertinent legal experience at the GS-14 (or equivalent) level. For this position, specialized experience is described as experience at the next lower grade (or equivalent) in the following areas of responsibility: Providing legal advice on federal financial assistance programs, banking law and financial services regulation, consumer financial protection, government and corporate financial transactions, or matters of similar scope and complexity.

Specialized experience for the GS-14: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the federal service. The expectation for selection for grade GS-14 will be at least the following: 12 months of pertinent legal experience at the GS-13(or equivalent). For this position, specialized experience is described as experience at the next lower grade (or equivalent) in the following areas of responsibility: Providing legal advice on federal financial assistance programs, banking law and financial services regulation, consumer financial protection, government and corporate financial transactions, or matters of similar scope and complexity.


Education

Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school with a LL.B., J.D. or equivalent.

The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Additional information

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- Relocation expenses: No.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
- Undergo an income tax verification.

- Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: You must submit a resume and, if you wish, a cover letter describing your qualifications as they relate to the duties of this position. Applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements described above will be ranked by a subject matter expert based on the extent to which they demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Be sure the information you provide in your resume and/or cover letter describes all of your relevant duties and accomplishments related to the KSAs. Failure to do so may result in a lower score than you would otherwise receive.

Application of Veterans' Preference: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Office of General Counsel considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs, showing the dates of service and type of discharge.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, 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). Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips .

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: You are not required to submit transcripts for this initial phase of the application process. Candidates will be referred for consideration based on their self-certification. If you are selected for a position which has a positive education requirement (as described in the vacancy announcement) and/or you are qualifying solely on your education, you will be required to submit official transcripts verifying your qualifications prior to a job offer being issued.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page .

If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency, if you are selected. Refer to the OPM instructions .

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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