Attorney Advisor (General)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 17, 2021
Closes
Sep 23, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, SUPERVISION POLICY. As an Attorney Advisor (General), you will be engaged in increasingly complex legal issues regarding CFPBs regulatory and supervisory authorities regarding large bank or nonbank financial institutions and with minimal guidance.

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Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the CN-60, broadly equivalent to the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, your duties will be adjusted accordingly. Attorneys at CFPB may be eligible for promotions subject to the Bureau's Attorney Hiring & Promotion Policy.
  • Analyze law and policy issues applicable to large banks and nonbank financial institutions under the CFPB's jurisdiction and related to the CFPB's supervision program.
  • Draft a variety of complex legal, policy, and other documents.
  • Provide oral and written legal advice with respect to supervised institutions are operating in compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and relating to the CFPB's supervision program.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of the supervision of large banks and nonbank financial institutions, including review of examination reports that address whether supervised firms are operating in compliance with the law.
  • Analyze the methods and levels of compliance, and determine how the state of such compliance affects consumers who do business with supervised institutions.
  • Provide advice and counsel on issues related to consumer financial protection law, including areas such as consumer reporting, deposits, small-dollar short-term lending, consumer debt collection, remittances, student loan, auto, and mortgage origination and servicing, credit cards, and fair lending, etc.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
00 - Applicants will be selected at any one of the advertised grades based on experience and accomplishments. Candidates may be considered for promotion in accordance with Bureau policy, which does not guarantee advancement to the next grade level.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  • A Public Trust background investigation will be required


  • Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Law Degree: Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B., J.D. or equivalent; AND
    • Bar Membership: Applicants must be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    *Each grade is at its Full Performance Level.

    For the CN-60:

    • Four (4) years of related legal experience. Such experience must include experience as a licensed attorney or directly related in order to be creditable, (Law Clerk experience may not be qualifying experience for the experience requirements*); OR
    • You must have twelve (12) months of specialized experience at the CN-53 level (equivalent to the GS-13 level) that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position.
    For the CN-53:
    • Three (3) years of related legal experience. Such experience must include experience as a licensed attorney or directly related in order to be creditable, (Law Clerk experience may not be qualifying experience for the experience requirements*); OR
    • You must have twelve (12) months of specialized experience at the CN-52 level (equivalent to the GS-12 level) that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position.
    Specialized Experience:
    • Requires demonstrated legal research and analytical ability, public policy interest, and strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Experience in the areas specified in the Job Summary section of this announcement is strongly desired.
    • Activities related to consumer financial law and regulation is strongly desired. Experience in regulatory and supervisory issues related to consumer financial issues and products, including mortgage originations, is desired.
    Experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector.

    *To be qualifying experience, Law Clerkships must be post law school for the CN-60 and CN-53.
    A new hire's direct and overall experience are critical factors in determining a salary offer, it is important that your resume fully reflects all of your work experience. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau determines the salary offer for each selectee based primarily on three key factors:
    • The selectee's directly related experience at the same level as the position
    • The selectee's overall experience in a particular industry or area
    • The salaries of other Bureau employees in similar positions and with similar levels of experience.

    We also take the selectee's skill set into account. Applicants should note that salary offers seldom fall near the upper end of the salary range as listed in this vacancy announcement. Salary may be set from the minimum of the salary range to the midpoint of the salary range. In some instances, based on a selectee's extensive experience directly related to the position, salary may be set at or above the mid-point up to the maximum salary for that band level. See information on our base pay ranges and salary structure.

    Education

    Law Degree: Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B., J.D. or equivalent.

    Additional information

    OTHER INFORMATION:
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    • All candidates will be considered without regard to any non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, lawful political affiliation, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, parental status, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
    • This is a bargaining unit position.
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    • Bureau employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions, which applicants may review at www.oge.gov. In addition, employees must comply with the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (5 CFR 9401), which, among other things, prohibit an employee or the employee's spouse or minor child from owning or controlling a debt or equity interest in an entity supervised by the Bureau. Regulations also impose restrictions on the outside activities of certain Bureau employees, including examiners and attorneys. Applicants may review the Bureau ethics regulations and a summary of the regulations at www.consumerfinance.gov. Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the Bureau Ethics Office at EthicsHelp@cfpb.gov .
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • A trial period may be required.
    • Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form i-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.

    Our comprehensive benefits are among the most generous in the federal government. They include:- Challenging and rewarding work benefiting American consumers - Opportunities for development and advancement- Comprehensive Federal health, vision, dental, life, and long-term care insurance programs- Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/201706_cfpb_benefits.pdf

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will evaluate your application by comparing your description of your work experience, level of responsibility, and accomplishments, with the requirements of the position to determine whether you meet all the qualification requirements. The assessment questions are for information gathering purposes only.

    Veterans preference is not applied but considered a positive factor.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents.
    Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). Please ensure all required documents, including any required work samples, narratives, or other materials as stated in this announcement, are attached to your application package

    All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference as a positive factor, please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page . If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .

    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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