Attorney-Advisor (General)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 12, 2019
Closes
Oct 20, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The incumbent is an attorney on the staff of the Assistant General Counsel (International Affairs) who provides legal assistance to the Under Secretary (International Affairs) and the Office of International Affairs. The Office provides legal advice and support on the Office of International Affairs' activities, including on a wide range of international economic and financial matters.

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Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-15. 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.
  • Advise the Under Secretary (International Affairs) as well as the Assistant Secretaries, Deputy Assistant Secretaries, and staff of the Office of International Affairs, providing legal advice in connection with the full range of issues handled by the Office of International Affairs. These include general principles of international law and its intersection with U.S. constitutional and statutory law; the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, the Bretton Woods Agreements Act, and other legislative provisions that govern multilateral and bilateral foreign assistance; banking and securities laws, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and their international implications; international trade and investment law, including the World Trade Organization rules, U.S. free trade agreements, and international investment treaties and arbitration; the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and export control and sanctions regimes; and regional economic and financial matters.
  • Work on matters before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an interagency committee chaired by the Secretary of the Treasury. CFIUS reviews transactions that could result in control of U.S. businesses by foreign persons and evaluates possible implications for the national security of the United States, pursuant to section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended.
  • Provide legal advice to inform the development of Treasury policy; draft and/or participate in the negotiation of international or multilateral agreements and subordinate implementing documents; prepare legislation, Executive orders, and Treasury regulations; prepare legal memoranda; prepare congressional testimony; analyze legislative proposals of members of Congress; meet with congressional staff and attending hearings; coordinate with other Treasury offices and Federal agencies; and prepare Treasury Department positions and coordinate with the Department of Justice in the event of litigation.



Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel-10% or less.

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


**This position will require a TOP SECRET/SENSITIVE COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION (TS/SCI) security clearance to occupy this position**

While applicants need not hold TS/SCI clearance on applying, the position requires the ability to obtain TS/SCI after selection.

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 international law, the intersection between international and domestic law, national security law, litigation, administrative law, law related to economics or finance, laws and ethical requirements governing federal agencies and employees, or matters of similar scope and complexity.

This experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

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 international law, the intersection between international and domestic law, national security law, litigation, administrative law, law related to economics or finance, laws and ethical requirements governing federal agencies and employees, or matters of similar scope and complexity.

This experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

Specialized experience for the GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the federal service. The expectation for selection for grade GS-13 will be at least the following: 12 months of pertinent legal experience at the GS-12 (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 international law, the intersection between international and domestic law, national security law, litigation, administrative law, law related to economics or finance, laws and ethical requirements governing federal agencies and employees, or matters of similar scope and complexity.

This experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

The office will review applications on a rolling basis to meet anticipated needs. Applications will be periodically reviewed in the order in which they were received.

Education

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

It is preferred that applicants submit an official or unofficial copy of their final law school transcript.

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 telework.
- 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.

**This position will require a TOP SECRET/SENSITIVE COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION (TS/SCI) security clearance to occupy this position**

While applicants need not hold TS/SCI clearance on applying, the position requires the ability to obtain TS/SCI after selection.

This posting is open for one year(365 days), but the office will review applications on a rolling basis to meet anticipated needs. Applications will be periodically reviewed in the order in which they were received.

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.

You will be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education and training relevant to the duties of the position. All candidates who meet the basic requirements listed above will be considered best qualified applicants and may be sent forward to the selecting official. All application materials and interviews, if conducted, will be used in the final evaluation and selection process.

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
Sensitive Compartmented Information

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. **It is preferred that applicants submit a brief, standard-format resume.

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 .

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

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 .

**It is preferred that applicants submit an official or unofficial copy of their final law school transcript.

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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