GENERAL COUNSEL

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 16, 2021
Closes
Jul 24, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is part of the The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. The incumbent will be responsible for serving as the General Counsel for the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board ("Board").
Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

  • Providing advice and counsel to the Board and Board Members on legal and policy issues relating to the Boards operations.
  • Assisting the Board and Board Members with research and analysis and on legal and policy issues related to the Boards operations as well as legal issues relevant to pursuit of the Boards mission.
  • Interpreting laws, statutes, and regulations and advising Board Members and senior management on proposed and existing legislation and policies.
  • Preparing and reviewing congressional testimony, providing senior level officials with legal advice on various aspects of policies, plans and programs.
  • Advising managers, employees, and the general public on issues related to FOIA, ethics, and a wide variety of matters concerning employee behaviors and responsibilities.
  • Developing and maintaining policies, procedures and systems, supervises the Deputy General Counsel and the overall activities of the OGC to ensure smooth coordination of activities among Board staff.
  • Representing PCLOB in formal legal proceedings, including legal actions filed against the PCLOB.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET - Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS-SCI) Security clearance. If you already have a TS/SCI clearance, please highlight your last investigation date in your application.


Qualifications

You must meet all of the following qualification requirements.
A. You must possess a J.D./LL.B. Law Degree from an accredited college or university; AND
B. You must be an active member in good standing of the Bar of a state, a territory of the United States, the District of Columbia; AND
C. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and has equipped you with the knowledge and competencies to successfully perform the duties of this position. More specifically, this requirement involves experience in: advising and providing legal advice to managers and employees; researching and analyzing legal and policy issues; interpreting laws, statutes and regulations; and experience in representing an agency/company in formal legal proceedings.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

A written test is not required.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

If qualifying based on EDUCATION you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

SERIES/GRADE:
The agency uses the Administratively Determined system in which rank is attached to the individual. The salary range for this position is statutorily capped at $161,700 and is equivalent to an Executive Schedule Level V.

Telework Suitability:
The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

Stipulations of Employment:
This is an opportunity for permanent employment in the excepted service. Selection for this position will require serving a two-year trial period.

Work Schedule:

This position requires a fixed work schedule; flexible work schedules will not be authorized.

This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous:

PCLOB uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify .

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.

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: https://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.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
  • Conflict Management
  • Compliance
  • Decisiveness
  • Planning and evaluation
  • Business Development
  • Influencing and Negotiating
  • Change Management
  • Leadership

An evaluation of your resume and supporting documentation will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and qualifications above. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your referral status.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment mm/yy and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents:
  • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education or if this position has a basic education requirement
  • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
  • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation: If you are applying under CTAP or ICTAP, you MUST submit proof of eligibility under 5 CFR 330.602(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible
  • Cover Letter, optional
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If applicable, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. Failure to provide this documentation may result in a non preference determination. For more information on veterans' preference (see https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-employment-initiative/vet-guide/ ).

Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.

It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted prior to the closing date of the announcement.

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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