Counsel

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 18, 2020
Closes
Nov 24, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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CBO seeks an attorney to fill the position of Counsel, one of four attorney positions in the Office of General Counsel.
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Responsibilities

CBO seeks an attorney to fill the position of Counsel, one of four attorney positions in the Office of General Counsel. The Counsel, together with the General Counsel and Assistant General Counsels, provides legal advice to CBOs management and staff about a broad range of legal issues in a collaborative, fast-paced, and complex environment. The Counsel interprets and analyzes legislative proposals, advises on areas of the law addressed in the cost estimates and reports that CBO prepares for the Congress, and provides formal and informal advice in all areas of law affecting CBOs operations, such as appropriations, data-use agreements, ethics, personnel and employment, and procurement. In performing those duties, the Counsel has contact with government officials at various levels, the private bar, members of the public, and Congressional staff.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
0

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Tier 1 investigation.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

US citizenship or current permanent residents seeking citizenship

Qualifications

You must possess a year of general work experience that shows your ability to perform progressively more complex, responsible, or difficult duties; and that shows your ability to learn the specific work of this job.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates for this position must have graduated from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, a territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Candidates should have the ability to: Research and analyze complex factual and legal issues and present legally sound results in a clear, precise, and persuasive manner, both orally and in writing; Produce written work products in a number of formats, including regulations, legal memoranda, memoranda of understanding, correspondence, and draft legislation; and Provide a full range of legal advice and support related to a variety of statutes and programs. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their total background, including experience, education, awards, and training. Those who have broad experience interacting with a wide variety of clients, as opposed to those who have worked only in a narrow specialty, will receive closer consideration, as will candidates who have experience with the Congressional budget process and drafting federal legislation. Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Tier 1 (NACI) investigation.

Education

EDUCATION:

Specialized Education
Candidates for this position must have graduated from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, a territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Additional information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

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 résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé 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. Those who aren't qualified will be informed and not considered further. Others will be referred to the hiring division for further consideration.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Submit a cover letter, a résumé, a brief writing sample, and contact information for three references at www.cbo.gov/careers.

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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