Attorney (Business & Finance)

Washington, D.C
Sep 18, 2019
Sep 24, 2019
Full Time


Come join the U.S. Postal Service!

The Law Department is seeking to fill an attorney vacancy in the Business & Finance group in the Corporate Law section at Headquarters.
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  • Conducts legal research and prepares written material for use in representing the Postal Service and advising postal management officials.
  • Participates in conferences necessary to representing or advising Postal Service officials.
  • Directly advises postal management officials and represents the Postal Service in legal matters involving outside parties.
  • Prepares replies to inquiries from Congress, government agencies, and the public.
  • Prepares opinions, memoranda, decisions, regulations, testimonies, or formal filings in proceedings in which the Postal Service is a party.

  • Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential


    Conditions of Employment

    The Law Department is seeking to fill an attorney vacancy in the Business & Finance group in the Corporate Law section at Headquarters.

    The successful applicant will provide advice on high-profile initiatives related to new product development, digital initiatives, strategic alliances, financial transactions, social media, industry engagement, and marketing campaigns. The selected attorney will represent the Postal Service in meetings and negotiations with top 500 companies and other federal agencies.

    The successful applicant will facilitate and collaborate with other stakeholders on a variety of commercial, governmental, and other transactions, including drafting and negotiating sales agreements, pilot test agreements, nondisclosure agreements, promotional and co-branding agreements, inter-agency agreements, business alliance agreements, and other complex contracts.

    The successful applicant may also be called upon to review advertising and promotional materials; prepare responses to inquiries from Congress, governmental entities and the public; draft and interpret memoranda, policies and regulations; and provide advice on regulatory matters, including pricing and classification, rulemakings, antitrust, and domestic and international postal policy.

    The successful applicant may provide support on litigation matters involving contracts or other Corporate Law issues, but would not have primary responsibility for drafting briefs or motions or performing other litigation-related activities.

    The successful applicant must be detail-oriented and have strong interpersonal, customer service, issue-spotting, project management, and written and oral communication skills.

    Come work in an energetic, lively and collegial atmosphere on a wide range of complex, fast-paced, challenging matters.


  • Ability to prepare pretrial briefs, motions, pleadings, responses and other documents to present the issues independently with little or no direct supervision.
  • Ability to provide legal advice and services with respect to regulations, practices, or other legal matters, and formulate opinions involving the analysis and interpretation of federal, state and local laws.
  • Ability to litigate cases before administrative bodies and federal courts.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing to include the ability to negotiate with third parties on behalf of clients and prepare legal documents and presentations.
  • Ability to conduct legal research to gather and interpret information and ensure accuracy of details using resources such as internal and external documents, archives, electronic databases, and interviews.
  • EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: To be eligible for the Attorney position, you must possess a Juris Doctor from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
  • SPECIAL CONDITION: Qualified applicants must be a current member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Bar Association.
  • EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: At least 3 years of experience in legal practice, of which one year of the experience requirement may be met through the completion of a judicial clerkship if completed by the time of hire. The clerkship must be documented in the applicant's resume.
  • Three years of experience as in-house corporate counsel or equivalent experience involving the commercial practice of law, including the drafting of commercial contracts, nondisclosure agreements, policy documents, and legal advice memoranda on corporate or commercial law matters.
  • Qualified applicant must successfully pass a drug screening.


    Please read the "Qualifications" section.

    Additional information


    The salary will be based on previous experience, and current postal pay policies. We offer excellent benefits including health and life insurance, retirement plan, savings/investment plan with employer contribution, flexible spending, flextime scheduling of core work hours, annual and sick leave.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant professional, educational, and work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    Cover letter, resume, and writing sample.

    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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