Attorney Advisor

Washington, D.C
Nov 28, 2021
Dec 05, 2021
Full Time

Background: In a typical operating year, Fiscal Service disburses approximately 1.3 billion payments and 96% of these payments are disbursed electronically. Fiscal Service collects approximately 4.2 trillion dollars in public revenue annually and 99% of these transactions are settled electronically.

As an Attorney Advisor, you will:
- Provide legal counsel to executives and staff administering major operating programs of the Bureau, with a particular emphasis on electronic payments law, including the Electronic Funds Transfer Act; Regulation E; Automated Clearing House Rules, as adopted by Treasury; prepaid debit cards; Fedwire payments; privacy and data use; and fraud mitigation, including matters requiring the interpretation and application of statutes, regulations, court decisions, Departmental precedents, Bureau policies and technical publications.
- Draft legislation and regulations, and prepare complete reports analyzing amendments in statutory authority impacting the Bureau, including provisions that may impact the electronic disbursement of federal payments and collection of public funds.
- Provide legal advice and counsel on audit engagements and oversight matters involving bureau programs and operations.
- Provide counsel on position papers and other documentation involving bureau electronic payment initiatives and operations, including in the context of agency meetings with external stakeholders.
- Conduct discovery and prepares pleadings and briefs. Recommend, negotiate and draft settlement agreements.
- Provide technical assistance and information to the U.S. Department of Justice by preparing litigation reports, pleadings, affidavits and briefs.


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."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.

  • Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized experience: For the GS-13 you must have at least three and a half years of experience as a practicing attorney handling electronic payment matters.

    In addition to the qualification requirements identified above, in accordance with Treasury Department-wide policy on employment in the excepted service, one year of time-in-grade is required prior to being placed into a Treasury position at the next higher grade level, if the attorney worked in the Federal government within the previous 52 weeks.


    Education Requirements:
    Law Degree: Applicants must possess a J.D. or LL.B from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA)


    Bar Membership : Applicants must currently be an active member in good standing of the bar in any state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Applicant must provide proof of bar membership.

    Additional information

    Other Information:
    - Factors such as cost effectiveness, labor market conditions and difficulties in filling the position will be reviewed in determining if payment of relocation expenses is in the best interest of the Government.
    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    - This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    - This position is a high risk public trust position.
    - We offer opportunities for telework, to be determined by signed agreement.
    - We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

    - A one year trial period may be required.
    - Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
    - Must successfully complete a background investigation. Periodic reinvestigation is required no later than five years after selection and at least every succeeding five years.
    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
    - 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..
    - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    - 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.