Attorney-Advisor (General)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 27, 2022
Closes
Feb 02, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The purpose of this position is to provide legal analysis, advice and assistance on matters and problems that arise in the development of highly visible legislative and regulatory proposals. The successful candidate will develop, draft, review, participate in negotiations and provide comment on legal documents primarily concerned with DOE's responsibilities to submit and evaluate legislative and regulatory proposals that affect DOE operations.

Legislative responsibilities include drafting bill text and justification documents in support of DOE legislative proposals used to achieve Departmental missions, reviewing legislation proposed by Members of Congress and other Federal agencies to determine the impacts on DOE activities, and coordinating DOE views on such matters both internally and externally, often under tight deadlines. These responsibilities also include analyzing bills to prepare recommendations concerning the approval or veto of these measures that affect DOE programs and activities, as well as preparing reports, memoranda and analyses on pending bills of significant importance to DOE programs and activities.

Regulatory responsibilities include advising program offices on rulemaking requirements under the Administrative Procedure Act; reviewing DOE regulations to ensure compliance with applicable enabling statutes, Executive Orders, and other statutes governing the regulatory process; advising program offices on the development of directives and guidance. Responsibilities also include, reviewing and commenting on rulemaking and regulatory/deregulatory activities of DOE or other agencies to ensure adequate consideration of DOE concerns, and to assess the impact of those activities on DOE's statutory missions or policies.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • 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.
  • Grade level GS13 and above required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, Executive Branch Personnel Confidential
  • This position is NOT included in a Bargaining Agreement.
  • Your resume and supplemental documentation must be submitted via email to the address provided in the section "How to Apply".
  • Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position
  • If selected, you must self-identify if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee as OPM approval is required prior to finalizing your selection.


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 J.D.) and must be a current, active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

QUALIFICATIONS:

GS-11: Must have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active membership in a state or District of Columbia bar and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform legal work. The educational background should include course work beyond the first professional degree in a field directly related to the work for which he/she is being considered.

GS-12: Must have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active membership in a state or District of Columbia bar and one year of professional (attorney) legal experience and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform complex legal work. The educational background should include course work beyond the first professional degree in a field directly related to the work for which he/she is being considered.

GS-13: Must have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active membership in a state or District of Columbia bar and one year 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-14: Must have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active 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, plus 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: Must have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active 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, plus 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.


FEDERAL REQUIRMENT FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION:

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. As part of onboarding, you will need to submit DOE's Certification of COVID-19 Vaccination for Prospective Federal Employees attesting to truthfulness prior to onboarding. Once onboard, you will then be required to complete the DOE's MyEnergy system in order to implement workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

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.
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. Transcripts must be provided with application package.

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.