Senior Attorney Advisory

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Dec 01, 2020
Closes
Dec 02, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Executive, Office of the General Counsel. Serves as a Senior Attorney-Advisor, responsible for providing legal support and advice to the Corporation, in addition to a broad range of legal matters involving the programs, functions, and activities of the Corporation.
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Responsibilities

The incumbent serves as a Senior Attorney-Advisor, responsible for providing legal support and advice to the Corporation on a broad range of legal matters involving the programs, functions, and activities of the Corporation. Duties include:
  • The Senior Attorney-Advisor provides expert advice to the General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, Senior Management, and other staff and represents management's positions on these issues within the Corporation and in administrative and judicial forums.
  • Provides legal support and advice to Corporation staff on questions of law and administrative policy, frequently on extremely complex and time-sensitive legal matters.
  • Provides expert legal advice to the Agency on Office of Inspector General Issues, and GAO oversight, in addition to any of the following: Grants Management; Budget; Audits and Oversight; Grants Monitoring, and/or Operational Programs.
  • Incumbent independently plans and carries out legal research, and prepares written memoranda, advisory opinions, correspondence, litigation reports, and pleadings, memoranda of facts and law, and briefs; conducts discovery and other pretrial proceedings; and argues cases on behalf of the Corporation, as appropriate.
  • Provides drafting, and other technical support to support the agency's policy-making and rulemaking agenda relating to national and community service programs.
  • Provides drafting and related legal support for the agency's legislative agenda.
  • Reviews Corporation policies concerning program activities, decisions, and/or actions to ensure that they are legally sufficient and do not exceed Corporation discretionary parameters.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
4

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen
  • A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal employees
  • Merit Promotion applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify Status and grade
  • Must be telework ready
  • Satisfactory completion of a background investigation


Qualifications

To qualify for this position the applicant must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (J.D. or L.L.B.), a bar certification, and be a current member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

Applicants must have seven (7) or more years of post-J.D. specialized legal experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the NY-04 pay band (at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 level) in the Federal service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include demonstrating the following: 1) Significant knowledge of OIG and GAO Law; 2) Significant knowledge of Administrative Law; and 3) Significant knowledge of Grant Law; 4) Experience working with OGC leadership and providing clear legal advice to executives or senior officials to help agency leadership think strategically about our practices and posture to improve litigation outcomes; and 5) Experience in drafting or revising organizational policies, based upon continuing review of case law, appropriate legislation, and regulatory implementation, to minimize organizational legal risk.

Education

Education for this position is a requirement and applicants must possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or Master of Laws (L.L.M.) degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school.

NOTE: You must submit an unofficial copy of your law school transcript. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. educational standards. Failure to provide this material or evidence will result in your receiving no further consideration. Documentation required to validate qualifications received by the closing date of this announcement. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution that is 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.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in "Required Documents."

Special Employment Consideration: Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, applicable documentation that supports your eligibility must be submitted with your application package.

Ethics Requirement: Our Agency is committed to the highest ethical standards and, as an employee you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes (18 U.S.C. 201-209) and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (5 C.F.R. part 2635). Additionally, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) or Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e) within 30 days of your appointment date and on an annual basis thereafter.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
  • Technical Competence
  • Writing

Important Note: Your resume must support your answers to the job specific questions. High self-assessment on the Occupational Questionnaire that is not supported by the information in your resume or supporting documents can/will result in elimination from further consideration. If you do not answer all of the job specific questions you will not be considered. Incomplete applications (resume and required supporting documents) will be considered ineligible.

Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following three categories:

1 - Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.
2 - Well Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.
3 - Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high level proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

NOTE: Status candidates will be considered under the provisions of the Corporation's Human Resources system which allows for:
1) Non-competitive referral of lateral candidates; and
2) The separation of status and non-status applicants for referral purposes.

Status candidates will be referred on one selection list only, i.e., either merit promotion or non-competitive. Nonstatus candidates who are eligible for Noncompetitive referral, e.g. Peace Corps, VRA, etc., will be referred under Noncompetitive procedures only. For Noncompetitive categories, See "Special Employment Consideration" below under "Other Information."

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional);
  • Unofficial transcript (if qualifying based on education):
  • Veterans' Preference Documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10-point preference; DD-214 if claiming 5-point preference), if applicable;
  • For Merit Promotion Eligibility: SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (must indicate tenure and position occupied), if applicable;
  • Documentation supporting eligibility for Non-Competitive appointment, e.g., Schedule A (severely disabled), eligible veterans (VRA or 30-percent or more disabled), VISTA, Peace Corps, etc., if applicable


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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