Overview

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Office of Judge Advocate General (CG-094), Office of Information and Intelligence Law (CG-LII), in Washington, DC.

This position has a positive education requirement.

All Candidates must possess a J.D. or LL.B degree from an accredited law school; AND, must be a member in good standing of the appropriate licensing authority of any state, territory of the United States, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or District of Columbia bar.

If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For further information on the evaluation of foreign education, refer to the U.S. Department of Education’s web site at click here

NOTE: Only education and experience acquired before the filing deadline will be considered. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

As an Attorney-Advisor (General), serving as the lead attorney for providing legal advice in the following laws or areas of law addressing collection, protecting, and disseminating information (Information Governance): The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Privacy Act, the HIPAA, Sensitive Security Information (SSI), policies and regulations related to Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)/Sensitive But Classified (SBU) information, classification & declassification of national security information, foreign disclosure policy, personnel security investigations for access to classified information, privacy and information release strategies and policies related to social media.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:

  • Preparing cases and matters for administrative review, foresees problems in poorly defined or unusually complex legal positions that affect the Coast Guard.
  • Conducting legal briefings and makes oral legal presentations at meetings, seminars, and federal agency adjudicatory forums, as required.
  • Providing legal advice and assistance concerning and to support litigation, or potential litigation, and other compliance matters involving privacy, information collection and governance.
  • Tracking and reviewing proposed legislation, rulemakings, filings, and petitions, and other privacy law/information governance actions having potential impact on the Coast Guard.
  • Performing timely, probing and innovative legal research to prepare in-depth analyses, arguments, briefs, and analytical documents in complex and specialized fields of law.
  • Providing advice and assistance in drafting Privacy Threshold Assessments (PTA), Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) and System of Records Notices (SORN) under the Privacy Act.
  • Performing substantive consultation directly with upper management in connection with the negotiation of agreements for the development of agency programs.
  • Conducting intelligence oversight inspections of portions of the Coast Guard Intelligence Program to include commands and units; helps prepare reports to oversight bodies to include the Intelligence Oversight Board and the Congress.

All Candidates must possess a J.D. or LL.B degree from an accredited law school;

AND

Must be a member in good standing of the appropriate licensing authority of any state, territory of the United States, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or District of Columbia bar.

AND

To qualify for the GS-14 level position, must: have successfully completed at least one full year of professional legal experience as a practicing attorney equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service, as reflected in the nature and complexity of case work and legal issues for which responsible, the level of responsibility exercised, and the degree to which such experience equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this position.

To qualify for the GS-15 level position, must: have successfully completed at least one full year of professional legal experience as a practicing attorney equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service, as reflected in the nature and complexity of case work and legal issues for which responsible, the level of responsibility exercised, and the degree to which such experience equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this position.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.

Note: Only education and experience acquired before the filing deadline will be considered.

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