Attorney-Adviser, CG-0905-14

Washington, D.C
Oct 17, 2021
Oct 19, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Legal Division, Resolution Receivership Branch, Resolution & Receivership Policy Section of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of providing legal advice and assistance in connection with the resolution of failing and failed insured depository institutions (IDIs).

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

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  • Collaborates with other attorneys in the Legal Division in connection with, and analyzing, structuring, drafting and negotiating documentation for, complex corporate transactions, such as issuances, offers and sales of securities and similar instruments; marketing and sales of loans and other financial instruments; commercial real estate purchases and sales, acquisition, development, construction and finance; mergers and acquisitions of businesses (including financial institutions); securitizations, joint ventures and other structured transactions (such as FDIC-sponsored structured transactions); mortgage servicing sales; secured lending transactions for assets other than real property; or transactions involving, options, warrants or other derivatives.
  • Assist with the negotiation and consummation of extremely complex settlements, workouts and restructuring agreements that arise from the liquidation of failed financial institutions. Typically, these negotiations involve legal cases or matters of such scope and complexity that they encompass the most difficult legal matters or issues addressed by the legal section.
  • Prepares legal memoranda and other legal documents on routine to complex legal issues, sometimes involving questions of first impression and with conflicting precedents, which require extensive research and analysis to resolve.
  • Provides advice and counsel on a routine basis to client divisions and other senior management officials on the development of important, formal FDIC policies and positions.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Bar membership required.

Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.


Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here .

To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the 13 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as serving as the lead transactional attorney for, or analyzing, structuring, drafting and negotiating documentation in connection with, corporate transactions, such as commercial real estate purchases and sales, acquisition, development, construction and finance; sales of securities and loans, securitizations, and joint ventures.


There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

Additional information

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If selected, you may be required to serve a trial period.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to assess your ability to perform this job.

Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration. If you rated yourself higher than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):
  • Knowledge of the substantive aspects of the legal areas within the incumbent's responsibility, which may include: real estate law and related transactions, including law commercial and business law; securities; real estate; asset marketing and disposition; resolutions; real estate; insured depository institution (IDI) resolutions; employee benefits; subsidiary corporations; affordable housing; receivership administration; environmental law; and planning and policy analysis in order to provide a legal expertise in such matters.
  • Skill in structuring, drafting, negotiating and closing corporate transactions, analyzing or interpreting existing transaction structures, obligations, liabilities and contract compliance, and resolving informal contract disputes.
  • Ability to provide senior management officials and policymakers, as well as Congressional representatives of other state agencies and other policy officials, authoritative legal analyses, advice, and guidance on the controversial, and precedent-setting issues before the organization.
  • Ability to communicate written instructions, directives, and briefings in authoritative, clear, concise and logical terms for implementing procedures and for presenting
    recommendations and conclusions to senior officials.

  • You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    Failure to provide all of the required documentation as stated in this vacancy announcement, may result in an ineligible determination or may affect your consideration status. Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

    FDIC EMPLOYEES: Submit a final digitally signed copy of your most recent Annual Performance Appraisal and Evaluation form. The final PDF form is also acceptable.

    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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