Overview

This position is located in the Office of General Counsel. There is one vacancy open in the following location: Minneapolis, MN

Attorney positions do have an education requirement.

Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D. For positions with an education requirement, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. In addition you must provide proof of bar or your bar number in the vacancy questions.

As a Supervisory Attorney-Advisor (General) (Chief Counsel), you will:

  • Render legal advice to appropriate Departmental management officials and staff.
  • Address legal problems, the resolution of which have far reaching economic, social and political impact on the public as well as relations with state and local governing bodies and agencies.
  • Resolve difficult legal disputes between agency program participants having outcomes with significant impact on the public interest. Such resolution includes contractual as well as programmatic conflicts.
  • Address issues of complex financing, mixed-income funding sources used in the distribution and expenditure of HUD funds and FHA insured proceeds.
  • Analyze extremely complex, difficult legal or policy questions or factual issues which frequently have no clear precedent or guidance.
  • Conduct research independently and often under extreme time constraints often defining strategy or policy to give guidance to decision makers and legal staff.

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

Basic Requirements: Applicants must (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.; (2) be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and (3) meet all specialized experience requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.

AND

Specialized experience for the GS-15 include:

For the GS-15: You must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 grade level or equivalent in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

  • Demonstrate legal expertise working in areas such as single family and multifamily mortgage insurance programs, Healthcare Programs, public and assisted housing, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), FHA property disposition, FHA multifamily loan management, Fair Housing compliance or, community development block grant programs. AND
  • Experience with federal, state and local regulations affecting real estate and housing laws such as regulations impacting municipal corporations, municipal and private financing, creditors rights, bankruptcy, and/or administrative law and ordinances affecting real estate and housing laws. AND
  • Demonstrate experience managing or supervising attorneys and/or paralegals, or comparable management and leadership experience developed through either training, project management, or other non-Departmental activities.

For the GS-15, you must:

Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.), plus five (5) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.

OR

Have a second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus four (4) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.

OR

Have a first professional law degree (LL.B., or J.D.), plus superior law student work (academic standing in upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class, high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, winning of a moot court competition with other law schools, significant work or achievement on the schools official law review, significant summer clerkship or other evidence of clearly superior achievement) plus four (4) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.

The 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 prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/date/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your rsum.

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