Attorney Adviser (General)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 28, 2022
Closes
Feb 01, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Attorney-Advisers in the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Energy Delivery and Resilience will provide analyses of issues that range from relatively straightforward to extremely complex and involve the issuance of DOE legal and policy documents. Such analyses may substantially affect the scope of DOE activities or have a significant impact on major energy industries and the public. Other responsibilities may include the following:

1. Provide legal counsel to officials within DOE's Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response; Office of Electricity (including the federal power marketing administrations); Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management; Office of Policy; Arctic Energy Office; and other program offices concerning resilience and resource sustainability issues. Provide legal assistance and guidance to DOE officials concerning studies, reports, analyses, and agreements prepared by or for DOE program offices.

2. Advise DOE officials on pending and proposed legislation that significantly impacts the energy sector and related sectors, the general public, and DOE's responsibilities and authority. Advise on rulemakings, correspondence, comments, policy statements, speeches, and testimony of DOE officials for presentation before congressional committees and other entities.

3. Represent DOE in meetings with federal, state, local, and foreign government officials and energy sector representatives to deliberate the legal and policy aspects of proposed legislation, regulations, and activities as they affect DOE, other governmental organizations, the energy sector, or the general public.

4. Represent DOE and other federal executive agencies before federal and state regulatory bodies involving the consumer interests of DOE or energy policy matters. Provide counsel on relevant Federal Energy Regulatory Commission opinions, rules, policies, and electric reliability standards. Assist in legal matters involving the federal power marketing administrations including review of rate filings.

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.
  • Telework will be determined by Agency Policy and the needs of the Supervisor/Program Office.
  • 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.