Overview

PLEASE NOTE: Based on the current hiring restrictions, selectees may be subject to additional approvals prior to an offer being extended.

The incumbent serves as an attorney in the Office of the Chief Counsel, the Bureau of the Fiscal Service.

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

AND

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.

The incumbent renders legal advice and opinions to administrative officials, operating managers, and supervisors of the Bureau on specifically assigned matters pertaining to the operations of the Bureau. The specific matters assigned to the incumbent in the Parkersburg office may include federal procurement and ethics matters. The specific matters assigned to the incumbent in the DC office may include payment integrity, debt management, privacy, and data use matters.

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13. 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.

-Advise, perform legal research, and prepare briefings, presentations, and legal decision memoranda on matters requiring the interpretation and application of statutes, regulations, court decisions, Departmental precedents, Bureau policies, and technical publications involving many fields of law related to Bureau operations.
-Represent the Bureau before the General Accountability Office.
-Conduct discovery and prepare pleadings and briefs. Recommend, negotiate, and draft settlement agreements.
-Participate in Bureau, Departmental, and inter-agency working and task force groups. Prepare and review position papers and other documentation for negotiations between Bureau senior officials and their counterparts.

For the GS-12 grade level: You must have 52 weeks of experience at the GS-11 grade level, or equivalent level of difficulty in the Federal service or private sector that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. Specialized experience is acting as an agency or client representative in administrative or judicial proceedings.
Examples of such experience might include:
Preparing drafts of legal briefs for court proceedings; OR
Drafting legal memoranda regarding effects of proposed legislation or regulations; OR
Drafting briefing papers on complex legal issues for senior government officials or private sector clients.

For the GS-11 grade level: You must be a law school graduate with a J.D. degree and be admitted to the bar. In addition, you have to have one of the following:
– 52 weeks of experience as a practicing attorney at the GS-09 grade level, or equivalent level of difficulty in the Federal service demonstrating outstanding written and analytical work; OR
– Held a judicial clerkship; OR
– Have an LL.M. degree that required one full year of graduate study; OR
– Have superior law student work or activities.

In addition to the qualification requirements identified above, in accordance with Treasury’s 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.

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