Supervisory Counsel, CM-0905-CM-01

Washington, D.C
Sep 16, 2020
Sep 17, 2020
Full Time


This position is located in the Legal Division, Corporate Operations Branch, Corporate and Legal Operations Section, Legal Information Technology Unit, e-Discovery Group of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and supervises the attorneys and support staff on matters relating to all forms of litigation.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

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  • Supervises and manages a team in carrying out the responsibilities of the Group with a particular emphasis on matters relating to all forms of litigation and administrative adjudicative proceedings, particularly document-intensive cases involving the application of electronic litigation support and e-discovery technologies.
  • Manages the relationship between legal requirements and advances in information technology and provides leadership in connection with litigation and administrative adjudicative proceedings involving electronic record retention, storage, retrieval, preservation, and production.
  • Oversees outside litigation technology consultants with technology and data transition if the case goes to trial or other adjudicative proceeding where presentation or trial support is needed.
  • Supervises subordinate staff with responsibility for providing comprehensive litigation support services to all litigating organizational units within the Legal Division and, where appropriate, fee counsel, in all aspects of litigation practice.
  • Represents FDIC in discovery disputes and similar or related actions, including participation in pretrial conferences and negotiations. Assists outside counsel and/or argues FDIC position personally in court or administrative proceedings.
  • Supervises the subordinate staff in the preparation of all aspects of discovery, from the imposition of litigation holds through production of documents and records, as well as drafting interrogatories and requests for admissions, deposing potential witnesses, reviewing and refuting the testimony and analysis of expert witnesses, designing exhibits for use in court or in administrative proceedings and participating in court or administrative proceedings as necessary.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Bar membership required.

Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Employment Conditions.

Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.


Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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. Additional qualifications information can be found here .

To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the 13 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience advising on litigation or administrative cases with records that involve the application of electronic litigation support and e-discovery technologies.


There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

Additional information

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If selected, you may be required to serve a supervisory/managerial probationary period.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to assess your ability to perform this job.

Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration. Candidates who are eligible for veterans' preference will receive consideration. If you rated yourself higher than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):
  • Ability to manage/supervise a group of professional and support staff.
  • Knowledge of both the legal requirements pertaining to the litigation discovery process including the handling of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and the technology and systems employed in storing and producing ESI, particularly in connection with requirements imposed by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and other controlling legal authorities.
  • Ability to synthesize and analyze issues relating to the litigation process, including assessing discovery strategies, supervising document production, generating internal corporation reports, and responding as a primary in-house resource person on such matters.
  • Skill in supervising and overseeing litigation cases.

  • You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    A copy of your most recent Standard Form 50 (SF-50), Notification of Personnel Action that shows: (1) Permanent or Conditional Tenure (Codes 1 or 2, and Block 24), and (2) Position Occupied in the Excepted Service (which would be Code 2 in Block 34).

    For FDIC Employees: Submit a final digitally signed copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal and evaluation form. The final PDF is also acceptable.

    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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