Deputy General Counsel

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Nov 17, 2020
Closes
Nov 24, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The United States Marshals Service (USMS) is the Nation's oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency. The missions of the Marshals Service include protection of the judiciary, court security, witness security, asset forfeiture, apprehension of fugitives, apprehending and prosecuting unregistered sex offenders, and prisoner transportation and custody.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent serves as the Deputy General Counsel who directly supports and advises the Director, US Marshals Service (USMS) on all legal, administrative, and operational matters affecting the USMS. The incumbent also serves as the USMS Counsel for the Office of Professional Responsibility, providing legal advice assuring employee compliance with all the rules and regulations governing employee professional conduct and activities. The incumbent advises the Director, as Federal Detention Trustee, in the management of funds appropriated to the Department for the exercise of any detention functions; direction of detention policy setting and operations for the Department of Justice; advises on operations responsible for the safe and secure confinement, care, and transportation of federal prisoners from the time of court-ordered custody until either acquittal or conviction and delivery to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, to serve their sentence. The Deputy General Counsel is also responsible for managing all civil litigation matters involving the USMS, to include the oversight of agency attorneys case portfolios; appropriate response and strategy regarding litigation matters; serves as subject matter expert on defense of Bivens, Federal Tort Claims Act, employment discrimination and other USMS federal litigation, to include Merit Systems Protection, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Federal disciplinary procedures. The incumbent advises on all questions of law, regulation, precedent and policy throughout USMS operations, for the purpose of preparing opinions, policy, and guidelines for effective program operations across all functions within the agency.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Must complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report before entering on duty.
  • This is a Designated Random Drug Testing position.
  • Initial appointments to the SES, require a one-year probationary period.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.


Qualifications

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector. As such, your resume should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as: Directing the work of an organizational unit; Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects; Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals,; Evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance; Supervising the work of employees; and exercising important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions. Failure to meet the basic qualification requirements and addressing all the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs), will result in your application being disqualified.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential not technical expertise. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions. All applicants must submit a written
narrative to address the ECQs. Your narrative must address each ECQ separately and should contain at least two examples per ECQ describing your experiences and accomplishments/results. The narrative should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy Initiatives undertaken and the results of your actions. Applicants should not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. The narrative must not exceed 10 pages.
NOTE : Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) graduates who have been certified by OPM do NOT need to address the ECQs; however, if using the CDP to qualify, it must be attached within the documents.

ECQ 1 - Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. (Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)
ECQ 2 - Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organizations vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. (Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)
ECQ 3 - Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. (Competencies:
accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)
ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management)
ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
(Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)
Fundamental Competencies: These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications; Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Continual Learning, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Public Service Motivation. The Fundamental Competencies are
crosscutting; and should be addressed over the course of each ECQ narratives. It is not necessary for you to address the Fundamental Competencies directly as long as the narrative, in its totality, shows mastery of these competencies on the whole. Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Result (C-C-A-R) model outlined in the OPM guide to SES qualifications:
Challenge - Describe a specific problem or goal.
Context - Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale).
Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.
Result - Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.
Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website. You are strongly encouraged to review OPMs Guide to SES Qualifications for specific examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narratives:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs) - Please include information on the scope and complexity of your experience in the following Technical Qualifications. Each MTQ is limited to two pages.

MTQ 1 - Experience that demonstrates knowledge of all Federal regulations, Office of Government Ethics guidance, employee conduct regulations, Merit Systems Protection Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requirements and case law, and Federal disciplinary procedures and proceedings.
MTQ 2 - Experience that demonstrates knowledge and leadership in providing legal policy advice on Federal procurement law, Office of Management and Budget requirements, Federal budget process, Federal appropriations law, and other relevant legal authorities relating to government procurement, prisoner detention, and prisoner operations.
MTQ 3 - Demonstrated experience managing civil litigation to include the oversight of case portfolios for agency attorneys, defense of Bivens, Federal Tort Claims Act, and employment litigation, to include communication and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

Note: Applicants must have a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1* years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.

Education

Applicants must have a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1* years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.

Additional information

Special note to Preference Eligible Veterans: Veteran's preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once your completed application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. Your experience/competencies must be clearly reflected in the ECQs and MTQs or you may be eliminated from the highly qualified status and/or result in nonreferral. An SES rating and ranking panel will evaluate your application based on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments and experience. Applicants determined to be highly qualified may undergo an interview and a reference check. If selected, your ECQs must be certified by an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board, unless you are a current SES Executive or have successfully participated in and OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. You must receive certification before you can be appointed to the position. We recommend you preview the ECQs and MTQs outlined in this announcement before you start the application process.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

RESUME - showing relevant experience and education. You may submit an Optional Form 612, Optional Application for Federal Employment or a resume. There are minimum requirements for resume content which are prescribed in Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Pamphlet OF-510, "Applying for Federal Jobs". Copies of this publication are available in most Federal Agencies. Note: Please do not include photos in your application package.
QUESTIONNAIRE - complete and submit responses to biographical online questionnaire.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs) and MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs):
Submit a separate supplementary statement addressing each; ECQs and MTQs, outlined in the announcement. For each ECQ and MTQ, no more than two pages for each element will be accepted. Use 12 pt, Arial or Times New Roman with 1 inch margins. Please address each ECQ and MTQ individually, do not combine your ECQs and MTQs to one document (separate documents).
SF-50 - submit a SF-50 which reflects the most recent position, title, series and grade. Current career SES Executives and SES reinstatement eligibles must submit a copy of a SF-50 that reflects career SES status.
PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL - submit a performance appraisal issued within the the past 12 months. If one does not exist, please submit a statement to that effect. Please submit under the "Other" upload option.
CANDIDATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CERTIFICATE (CDP) - Individuals who have successfully completed an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of the CDP OPM certificate with their application. Please submit under the "Other" upload option.

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.

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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