Deputy General Counsel

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 06, 2021
Closes
Jun 14, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Deputy General Counsel is a primary advisor to the General Counsel and supports the General Counsel by assisting in substantive legal work, helping to set the direction of the office and assisting in managing the work of both the legal divisions and Administration group within OGC, overseeing significant legal matters, and acting in place of the General Counsel when he or she is unavailable.
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Responsibilities

  • Assists the General Counsel in advising the OPM Director and senior leaders of the agency concerning significant litigation, the legal aspects of major program initiatives, and complex matters affecting the civil service and Federal workforce;
  • Provides oversight and supervision to the office and oversees legal divisions as well as intersectional team leaders;
  • Oversees and provide legal advice on a host of complex matters affecting the civil service and the Federal workforce, including but not limited to the hiring process, suitability, pay and leave, retirement benefits, health and other insurance program
  • Oversees and provides legal advice on internal matters involving OPM as an employer or acquirer of goods and services, including but not limited to the EEO matters, internal matters; adverse and performance based actions, procurements and ethics;
  • Oversees and provides support in representation in litigations concerning internal matters (e.g. personnel actions OPM has taken) or matters relating to governmentwide roles (e.g. challenge to OPM regulations/administration of suitability program).


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • You must possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree from an accredited law school
  • Must maintain active status in good standing as a member of the Bar of one of these jurisdictions: any state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico


Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must have earned a professional law degree (J.D. or LL.B.) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, be an active member of a Bar in good standing, and you must possess all of the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications listed below. These qualifications would typically be acquired through education, experience, and training which reflect progressive development and achievement in managing a comprehensive program in a complex organization. An individual's total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position. Applicants must meet all of the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: 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.
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's 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.
ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: 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.
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: 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.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp.

Please ensure that your resume emphasizes your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions relating to the qualifications described above. An example of a resume showing possession of the ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf#page=31

Please DO NOT submit separate statements addressing the ECQs as they will not be considered.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

Additional information

Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Salary for Senior Executive Service positions varies depending on qualifications.
  • Selected candidate will be subject to a one-year probationary period in the Senior Executive Service unless required probationary period has previously been served.
  • Selected candidate is required to file a SF-278, Public Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days after his/her appointment, in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
  • Veteran's Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: http://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Resumes will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a structured interview and undergo a reference check. The OPM Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the approving authority.

Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB before appointment can occur.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Your Resume - the format is at your discretion but must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualification(s). You resume should also include the following:
    • Vacancy Identification Number: 11114899
    • Full name, mailing and email addresses, day and evening telephone numbers
    • Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type of degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html).
    • Information about your paid and non-paid work experiences related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary
    • You may also include information about honors, awards, and special accomplishment.
  • Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • Most recent SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
    • Graduates of an approved SES Candidate Development Program must include a copy of their OPM certification of eligibility.
    • Current or former career SES members must submit documentation of their SES status.
    • Proof of bar membership - you must submit proof of active bar membership in good standing from any state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico with your application.
    • Current or Former Political Appointees (if applicable) - please note on your resume and attach an SF-50. OPM must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information.
  • Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted. Please do not submit any additional information not requested above.

    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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