General Attorney

Employer
Department of Energy
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 15, 2021
Ref
86602674
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Summary This position is part of the Office of the General Counsel, Department Of Energy (DOE). As a General Attorney, you will perform a variety of professional legal work, which includes rendering legal advice and services with respect to questions, regulations, practices, or other matters. Apply legal theories, concepts, principles, and processes to a wide variety of circumstances and problems encountered while in the course of formulating or implementing DOE programs and policies. Responsibilities As a full performance level GS15, General Attorney, you will: Provide analyses, interpretations, and opinions to assigned DOE offices on a variety of cases and issues that include legal and policy positions on complex and difficult matters. Represent DOE in meetings with peers, management and officials of other Federal agencies, committees of Congress, state and local governments, representatives of foreign governments and representatives. Draft legal policies and procedures for use in the DOE in relation to suits from various Courts on behalf of, or against the United States, rising from activities of the DOE. Analyze pending, proposed and potential litigation; prosecutes cases; negotiates settlements to avoid expensive and time-consuming litigation; and provides legal advice based on the weight of evidence. Perform legal research and provide recommendations based on the legal principles involved. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications BASIC REQUIREMENTS: All candidates must meet the minimum education requirements of successful completion of a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) with a professional law degree (LL.B. or JD) and must be a current member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. QUALIFICATIONS: GS14: Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or JD) and membership in a State or District of Columbia bar; and Three years of professional (attorney) legal experience and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform complex legal work; and One additional year of professional (attorney) experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at the grade immediately below the one being filled. GS15: Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or JD) and membership in a State or District of Columbia bar; and Four years of professional (attorney) legal experience and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform complex legal work; and One additional year of professional (attorney) experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at the grade immediately below the one being filled. Education Candidates must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree or a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) degree. Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the US Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website. Transcripts must be provided with application package. Additional Information The US Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE. For general information on government-wide Telework polices visit: www.telework.gov Hiring incentives may be authorized in accordance with agency policy and if funding is available.

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