Attorney Adviser

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 26, 2021
Closes
Dec 03, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

This is a developmental position with promotion potential to General Attorney, GS-0905-15. At the starting grade GS-14, the selectee(s) will execute developmental assignments. Initial supervision and guidance will be greater than that required at the full performance level of GS-15. Assignments will become more challenging and performed with greater autonomy as selectee(s) performance level progresses. At the full performance level of this position (GS-15) duties include:
  • Administer Loan Programs.
  • Develops policies applicable to the Loan Programs
  • Serve as a staff attorney providing legal advise for Loan Program Office
  • Manage the drafting, negotiation, closing, and administration of loan documents for loans made and loan guarantees issued.
  • Provide analyses, advice, guidance, and assistance on issues and questions of exceptional difficulty that have a crucial influence on the LPO Programs.
  • Provide interpretations, legal advice, determinations and opinions on a wide range of extraordinary, novel, controversial and complex issues and questions.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This position is included in a Bargaining Agreement
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability requirements.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Occasional travel required.
  • Required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08).
  • Proof of current active member in good standing in the bar of a State, District of Columbia, territory of the United States, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Employees must maintain active bar membership while employed as an attorney with DOE.


Qualifications

Qualification Requirements: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate the following:

GS-14:
1) Must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or a Bachelor of Law
(LL.B.) degree. (Transcripts Must be provided with your application package.) and
2) Must have membership in good standing in the bar of a State, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (M ust submit proof of bar membership in good standing ); and
3) Must have t
hree 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.

GS-15:
1) Must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or a Bachelor of Law
(LL.B.) degree. (Transcripts Must be provided with your application package.) and
2) Must have membership in good standing in the bar of a State, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (M ust submit proof of bar membership in good standing ); and
3) 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

Ideal candidate will have experience providing analyses, assistance and legal advise on legal, policy, and factual issues involving direct loan programs and loan guarantee programs. Familiarity with energy policies, regulatory guidance, and processes; such as Title 17 Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program, Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan Program, and Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program. Managing the drafting, negotiation, closing, and administration of loan documents for loans made and loan guarantees. Managing responses to FOIA request.

This position has a positive education requirement: transcripts and proof of Bar membership MUST be provided with your application package to receive further consideration.

Education

Candidates must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) degree. (Transcripts must be provided with application package.)

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. 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.

Additional information

  • The U.S. 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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