GENERAL ATTORNEY

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 12, 2019
Closes
Sep 14, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, Office of the General Counsel. The OMB General Counsel's office provides legal advice and assistance relating to the full range of government-wide and agency-specific matters that OMB handles, including regulatory actions, legislative proposals, budget and appropriations issues, procurement policy, grants policy, and financial management policy.

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Responsibilities

While OGC attorneys work on a broad range of matters, they also have an opportunity to develop areas of concentration and subject matter expertise. There are currently four openings: (1) an opening for an attorney to serve as the lead for matters involving the Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer (OFCIO) and the United States Digital Service (USDS); (2) an opening for an attorney with a primary focus on appropriations law, procurement policy, and federal financial assistance (3) an opening for an attorney whose primary focus will be in ethics law and who will also include work on general legal matters; and (4) an opening for a generalist attorney who will work on litigation, a broad array of matters for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), and is able to work on a wide variety of complex and novel issues affecting OMB.

As a GENERAL ATTORNEY, GS-0905-12/13/14/15, your typical work assignments may include the following:

GENERAL ATTORNEY - Tech policy focus

The Attorney in this position will counsel OMB leadership, managers, and staff at all levels across OMB regarding a broad range of matters, including cybersecurity and relevant Federal information technology laws, including the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), the Clinger-Cohen Act, the Federal Information Technology Reform Act (FITARA), and the Privacy Act. The portfolio includes reviewing policy proposals for legality, soundness, and advisability; legislative, fiscal, and programmatic implications; and overall effect on the operation of the Executive Branch.

GENERAL ATTORNEY - Appropriations and procurement law focus

The Attorney in this position will counsel OMB leadership, managers, and staff at all levels across OMB regarding a broad range of matters involving appropriations law, procurement policy, federal financial assistance, and others. The portfolio includes drafting legislation, reviewing policy proposals for legality, soundness, and advisability; legislative, fiscal, and programmatic implications; and overall effect on the operation of the Executive Branch.

GENERAL ATTORNEY - Ethics law focus

The Attorney in this position will counsel OMB leadership, managers, and staff at all levels across OMB regarding the application of the ethics rules. The ethics portfolio includes interesting questions of law, including, among other things, counseling prospective Presidential nominees on conflicts of interest and assisting them in completing their financial disclosure reports, planning and presenting training for all OMB employees, reviewing financial disclosures and invitation/speaking requests, and giving advice on ethics matters and the political activity rules applicable to Executive Branch employees. The attorney in this position will have the opportunity to work with the office of the White House Counsel, U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE), and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC). The attorney in this position will also help support other important OGC work in non-ethics matters.

GENERAL ATTORNEY - Regulatory and Federal management focus

The Attorney in this position will counsel OMB leadership, managers and staff at all levels across OMB regarding a broad array of matters for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) and OMB's other statutory offices.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national
  • Selective Service registration is required if you are a male born after December 31, 1959.
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Executive Office of the President will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
  • May be required to successfully complete a one year probationary period.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Promotion to the next higher grade, is neither guaranteed or implied.


Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards. ALL QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT .

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.

You may qualify at the specified level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement :

Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree and be a graduate from a full course study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements described above, applicants must also have the following additional years of professional legal experience for the grade level indicated:

*GS-12 = 1 year (12 months) of legal experience after graduation from law school
*GS-13 = 2 years (24 months) of legal experience after graduation from law school
*GS-14 = 3 years (36 months) of legal experience after graduation from law school
*GS-15 = 4 or more years (48 months or greater) of legal experience after graduation from law school

Specialized experience is experience directly related to the work of the position to be filled, which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience requirements for the four positions is listed below:

General Attorney (Tech policy) - In addition to meeting the requirements listed above, the successful candidate will have a strong understanding of emerging issues in government contracting, IT procurement, and software development.

General Attorney (Appropriations/Procurement) - In addition to meeting the requirements listed above, the successful candidate will have at least one year of focused experience in Federal appropriations law, and knowledge of government contracting/procurement.

General Attorney (Ethics) - In addition to meeting the requirements listed above, the successful candidate will have at least one year of focused experience in ethics law.

General Attorney (Regulatory and Federal management) -In addition to meeting the requirements listed above, the successful candidate will have at least one year of focused experience in regulatory law, grants, or government contracting. Litigation experience a strong plus.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (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.

Category Rating, Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to Excepted Service Appointments.

Education

See Qualifications Section

Additional information

OMB Diversity and Inclusion Statement: OMB is committed to creating a multicultural and supportive work environment and strongly encourages applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the organization.

Condition of Employment

OMB Financial Disclosure: This position is subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) (OGE Form 278 SES) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with OMB. Providing this information will be an annual requirement.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs & Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp . For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statement: http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/index.cfm

Employment Information Resources - Resource Center: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Main_Page

Non-competitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on non-competitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
  • Person with Disabilities - Schedule A
  • Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
  • Special Hiring Authorities for Certain Military Spouses
  • Other Special Appointment Authorities
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

These vacancies are being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hiring Authority. All applicants who meet the basic and minimum qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration.

Evaluation is made on the basis of appropriate education, licensure, training, and specialized experience.

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and/or supporting documentation will be made and compared to the qualification requirements to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

All eligibility, qualifications, and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service). Please do not submit an Award SF-50 as it does not identify all the required information needed for eligibility verification.
  • DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities. DD-214 must be a Member 4 or Service 2 copy which reflects the type of discharge/character of service.
  • College transcript(s) only if the position has an education requirement or if you are utilizing education as part of your qualifications.
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable.
  • Non-competitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable.
  • Career Transition Assistant Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
A COMPLETE RESUME IS REQUIRED. Your resume must show relevant experience (cover letter optional) where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week & salary. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, please ensure you provide the pay plan, series and grade level i.e. GS-0201-09.
Note: If you upload more than one resume, the last resume received will be the one utilized for consideration.

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DOCUMENT IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS YOUR ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATION CLAIMS. You are strongly encouraged to upload any applicable documents with your application package.

ARE YOU QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION or A COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE? You must provide sufficient documentation of your education in your resume. You must provide a copy of transcripts or degrees in your application package if you are utilizing education as your part of your qualification or if the position has a positive education requirement. It is also acceptable to document your applicable course listing in your resume (course number, credits earned, etc...). 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. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

ARE YOU CLAIMING SOLE SURVIVORSHIP PREFERENCE OR 5-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE? You are required to provide legible copy/copies of the following: DD-214 (member 4 copy), "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) or Statement of Service/Proof of Service (in lieu of a DD-214) from your command or local Personnel Support Detachment (PSD). The Statement of Service/Proof of Service must provide all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).

Disabled veterans, veterans, widows, spouses or the parents of a veteran, who are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference must provide legible copies of the following: Applicable supporting documents as noted on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). To obtain a copy of SF-15, go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf .

Active Duty Service Members are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).

Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application.

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