Attorney-Advisor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Oct 22, 2019
Closes
Oct 23, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Office of Inspector General is ranked as the #1 agency in HHS by the Partnership for Public Service's "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" 2018 ratings.

For more information about the HHS Office of Inspector General, go to http://oig.hhs.gov/ .

This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Immediate Office.
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Responsibilities

The selectee will serve as an Attorney-Advisor in the Congressional Affairs. As an Attorney-Advisor you will:
  • Assist in developing and facilitating OIG's strategic and policy planning related to congressional, legislative and regulatory matters;
  • Monitor, review and provide legal analysis on congressional and legislative activities in light of Departmental and OIG policies and objectives to identify positive or negative ramification for OIG;
  • Provide legal analysis and advice on a wide range of legislative mandates and oversight matters affecting the work for OIG;
  • Review proposed or new legislation and consult with the appropriate OIG officials in evaluating the impact of this legislation on OIG programs, authorities and operations;
  • Provide legal analysis, advice and assistance on a wide range of Congressional mandates and oversight matters affecting the work of the OIG.


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 is required.
  • Registration with the Selective Service (if applicable).
  • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
  • Two-year trail period may be required.
  • Must submit transcripts and current proof of bar membership.


Qualifications

Basic Requirement: You must meet all the following basic requirements in order to be considered eligible for this position.
  • Education - Must have graduated from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. (Note: You must submit copies of your transcripts to verify that you meet this requirement); AND
  • Bar Requirement - Must be a current member in good standing of the bar of a State or Territory of the United States or the District of Columbia or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar association. (Note: You must submit proof of bar membership (letter or card)); AND
  • Professional Experience - Must have 2 years of professional law experience after admission to the bar.
In addition to the Basic Requirements listed above, you must also meet the Specialized Experience listed below:

Applicants must have at least one full-time year (12 months) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service (or private sector equivalent) which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.
  • Specialized Experience - Must demonstrate experiences researching, drafting, briefing, or otherwise making substantive contributions to work products involving congressional legislative, activities, and/or inquiries/information requests. In addition, posses strong writing, advocacy and negotiation skills.


Education

Please Note: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only 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. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Additional information

Security and Background Requirements: A background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Career Transition Program (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Documentation: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the CTAP or ICTAP, you MUST submit proof of eligibility. Appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, an SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. You MUST also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record along with your application package. Those eligible for consideration will need to be rated as well-qualified at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position in order to exercise selection priority. For more information about ICTAP, go to: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition .

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 documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using a job questionnaire that is based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Decision Making
  • Political Savvy
  • Written Communication
This agency uses Category Rating Procedures. Under Delegated Examining (All U.S. Citizens), we will use your responses to the job questionnaire to place you in one of three categories. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
  • Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
  • Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of evaluation criteria.
  • Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Application of Veterans' Preference: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, OIG considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must indicate their preference in their cover letter or resume and they must submit supporting documentation (e.g., DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) which verifies their eligibility for preference. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s)). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of non-service-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

Your resume must document specialized experience and support your responses to the vacancy questions

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
  • Resume;
  • Submit copy of your law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) - Applicants must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association;
  • Proof of Bar membership (in good standing) - Applicants letter or card will sere as sufficient documentation;
  • Completion of Assessment Questionnaire
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
  • Other Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you)
  • Veterans' Preference documentation - If you are a veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member Copy - 4) and, if applicable, and Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference and an official document dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces that supports your claim.
  • SF-15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference);
  • CTAP/ICTAP documentation
Financial Disclosure: This position may be subject to financial disclosure requirements and must be filed within 30 days of the appointment. For more information about Financial Disclosure and OGE Form 450, you may go to the Office of Government Ethics website at www.oge.gov and select Financial Disclosure. Frequently Asked Questions can be found at http://www.oge.gov/Financial-Disclosure/Confidential-Financial-Disclosure-450/OGE-Form-450-FAQs/OGE-Form-450-FAQs/ .

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APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 pm (EASTERN TIME) ON 10/22/2019.

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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