Supervisory General Attorney- EXC

Washington, D.C
May 01, 2021
May 08, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Multiemployer Law Division (MLD), Program Law and Policy Department (PLPD), Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). MLD's mission is to provide comprehensive legal services to PBGC s Multiemployer Insurance Program and guidance to the Corporation's staff on the condition and future state of multiemployer pension plans.

The incumbent serves as a Supervisory General Attorney within MLD of OGC.

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• Formulate and prepare interpretations and opinions regarding the multiemployer pension plan insurance program, financial assistance, multiemployer pension plan close outs, reports, premium rates, claims and litigation.
• Coordinate with IRS, the Labor Department and other agencies on Title IV multiemployer legal matters.
• Provide legal counsel and assistance to the program offices in connection with their cases; review and examine of contracts, legislative proposals and other legal documents.
• Conduct litigation in the various U.S. District Courts, Courts of Appeal, Bankruptcy Courts and other courts as appropriate jurisdiction.
• As Division supervisor, direct overall responsibility of personnel assigned to the Division and over the administration of its functions and activities.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Less than 10%

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

1. You must be a U.S. citizen
2. You may undergo a personnel security background investigation
3. Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt
4. 2 year trial period required unless met during prior Federal service
5. Applicants selected for employment will be required to complete an OF-306


To qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of experience at the GS-14 grade level (in the Federal service) or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level (in the private sector).  This experience must include experience in Multi-Employer Plans insurance program under Title IV of ERISA and at least two of the following: (a) Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law; (b) multiemployer litigation; (c) Administrative Law; (d) Corporate Transactional Law; and (e) supervising or leading staff involved in multiemployer pension plan insurance program. Examples of qualifying experience may include: rendering legal advice and services under Title IV of the ERISA of 1974, as amended, with respect to questions, regulations, practices;  reviewing legal analyses and pre-trial pleadings, including complaints, answers, motions, memoranda, and briefs preparing interpretive administrative orders; drafting legal policies, negotiating, or examining legal documents, provisions of the Internal Revenue Code relating to pension plans, proposed legislation or regulation; and working with multiemployer plan insurance programs that involve employer liabilities for pension benefits.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are currently serving or have previously served in the series in the Federal government for which this position is being advertised, you do not need to submit a transcript(s) if you submit an SF-50 that provides proof of you having been in the series.


Education Requirements: You must possess a J.D. degree from a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA)

In addition to the education requirement, you must provide Law Bar Status/Membership and you must currently be a member in good standing of the bar of a State, a Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

WRITING SAMPLE: Each applicant must submit an original sample of their unedited written work that does not exceed ten pages in length (double or single spaced). The writing sample should demonstrate legal analysis.

Additional information

To be considered under a special hiring authority such as the Schedule A appointing authority for persons with disabilities; the direct-hire authority to appoint veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30 percent or more; Peace Corps or VISTA service; or another excepted service/special hire authority, you must submit documentation to support your claim for eligibility with your application package. For more details, visit Federal Hiring Flexibilities.

PBGC encourages qualified applicants with disabilities to apply. Applicants with disabilities who are interested in learning more about job opportunities under the Schedule A Hiring Authority and other available hiring flexibilities and authorities are encouraged to contact PBGC's Selective Placement Program Coordinator, Donald Beasley, at (202) 229-326-3637 or TTY/TDD users should call the federal relay service at (800) 877-8339 and ask to be connected to (202) 229-326-3637.

All Veterans are encouraged to visit CareerOne for resume writing tips and skill conversion terms.

If you believe that you have been subjected to discrimination, you may contact the PBGC Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (OEEO):
OEEO Main Office Phone: 202-326-4363

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PBGC is currently operating under maximum telework flexibilities. However, all Federal agencies will begin a phased transition to normal operations.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Evaluations: Your application will be reviewed to ensure that it is complete. All complete applications will be reviewed for minimum qualifications (i.e., the required education and experience). The applications of those applicants who have submitted complete packages and are found to be minimally qualified are then further reviewed to determine the best qualified.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

RESUME: You must submit a resume. Your resume should clearly show your possession of the specialized experience and KSAs so that we can determine your qualifications for this position. Your resume should be specific to the position you are applying for, relating your skills and experience to those noted in the job posting.

COVER LETTER (OPTIONAL): Your cover letter should state your interest in this position and the strengths that you feel will make you an asset to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. We will not use your cover letter to determine your qualifications; however, your cover letter will go to the Selecting Official along with your resume if you are referred.

TRANSCRIPT(S): This position has a positive education requirement. You must submit transcripts to verify that you meet the education requirement for this position. Information on the specific education requirement can be found under the Qualifications and Evaluations tab in the vacancy announcement. Your transcripts should include course titles, school name/location, date completed, grades, and number of credits earned. Applicants who obtained their qualifying education outside of the U.S. and its territories must provide proof that their degrees have been validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a college or university in the U.S. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted with your application; however, you must bring official transcripts with your first day if you are hired.

WRITING SAMPLE: Each applicant must submit an original sample of their unedited written work that does not exceed ten pages in length (double or single spaced). The writing sample should demonstrate legal analysis.

VETERANS PREFERENCE: If claiming veteran's preference, you should indicate the type of veteran's preference you are claiming on your resume. For 5-point veteran's preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 copy or Member 7 copy), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g. documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. If the appropriate copy of the DD-214 is not submitted and the discharge status is not confirmed, you will not receive credit for the claimed active duty military service. To gain access to your DD214 online, please visit: National Archives. For 10-point veteran's preference, including 30% or more disabled veterans, you must submit a SF-15 , Application for 10-point Veteran Preference and any documentation required by this form to support your claim. These documents must be submitted before 10-point preference can be awarded. If you fail to provide documentation required by the SF-15 you will receive 5-point preference if veterans' preference requirements have been met.

Information on Veterans Preference is available in the Vet's Guide that can be found at OPM's website: Veterans Guide.

Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW) : If you are currently serving on active duty you MUST submit a statement of service from your unit (on unit letterhead) identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave. If you provide a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: CTAP and ICTAP candidates must submit documents showing eligibility for selection priority (e.g., RIF separation notice, Certificate of Expected Separation, or other proof of eligibility for priority selection); an SF-50 showing the current (or former) position, grade level, promotion potential, and duty location; and the most current performance appraisal including the performance 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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