Overview

These positions are assigned to the Office of the Chief Counsel for the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), within the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement and Intelligence (E&I). Attorneys will have an opportunity to rotate through other E&I offices that provide legal advice in connection with the Departments national security and enforcement functions, including FinCENs Office of the Chief Counsel and OIAs Office of the Legal Counsel.

Applicants must (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with a LL.B., J.D. or equivalent; (2) be an active member in good standing of the bar in a state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia; and (3) have at least one year of legal experience, which may include, for example, the private practice of law, practice in a government legal office, or a judicial clerkship.

The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-15. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Handle a wide range of complex and cutting-edge factual, legal, and policy matters of national significance arising from Treasury’s efforts to counter existing and emerging threats to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. Perform legal research and provide legal conclusions and counsel through briefings, presentations, and legal decision memoranda. Prepare or review proposed legislation, regulations, Executive orders, and policy documents impacting Treasury’s national security and enforcement authorities. Coordinate with partners in other Treasury components, the interagency, and when appropriate, the private sector on national security and enforcement matters of mutual interest.
  • Provide legal advice and assistance in support of Treasury’s critical and far-reaching mission to enhance national security by implementing economic sanctions against foreign threats to the U.S., identifying and targeting the financial support networks of national security threats, and improving the safeguards of our financial systems. Analyze, interpret, and apply a wide range of legal authorities related to Treasury’s national security and enforcement missions, including but not limited to: the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA); Executive Orders 12333 and 12968; the Bank Secrecy Act; the USA PATRIOT Act; Federal criminal law and procedure, particularly in the context of investigating and prosecuting financial crimes involving money laundering and terrorist financing; intelligence law; national security law; the National Emergencies Act; the United Nations Participation Act; asset forfeiture law; the Defend Trade Secrets Act; banking and securities law and regulation; the Administrative Procedure Act and administrative law; the Freedom of Information Act; the Privacy Act; and separation-of-powers and other constitutional law doctrines.
  • Provide counsel to policymakers in the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence and to other officials on the broad range of issues that arise in marshalling Treasury’s intelligence and enforcement functions to safeguard the financial system against illicit use and combat rogue nations, terrorist facilitators, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferators, money launderers, drug kingpins, and other national security threats. Perform legal review of documents and briefing material for senior policymakers, and accurately identify potential issues for senior OGC leadership.
  • As noted above, these positions are assigned to the OFAC Office of the Chief Counsel, but attorneys will have an opportunity to rotate through other E&I national security components, including the Office of the Chief Counsel for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the Office of the Legal Counsel for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA).

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

Specialized experience: For the GS-15, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience is described as experience at the next lower grade (or equivalent) in the following areas of responsibility: anti-money laundering; economic sanctions; general law; international law; administrative law; intelligence law; national security law; criminal or civil litigation; economics or finance; or matters of similar scope and complexity.

This experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a pro-rated basis.

Specialized experience: For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: For this position, specialized experience is described as experience at the next lower grade (or equivalent) in the following areas of responsibility: anti-money laundering; economic sanctions; general law; international law; administrative law; intelligence law; national security law; criminal or civil litigation; economics or finance; or matters of similar scope and complexity.

This experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a pro-rated basis.

Specialized experience: For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: For this position, specialized experience is described as experience at the next lower grade (or equivalent) in the following areas of responsibility: anti-money laundering; economic sanctions; general law; international law; administrative law; intelligence law; national security law; criminal or civil litigation; economics or finance; or matters of similar scope and complexity.

This experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a pro-rated basis.

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