Overview

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

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 an ATTORNEY-ADVISER (GENERAL) (Senior E-Discovery Advisor), you will:

  • Serve as the Senior E-Discovery Advisor in the Office of Operations. The incumbent assists the Deputy General Counsel with a wide variety of special, organizational, and confidential assignments. The incumbent provides legal advice and legal services on contracting and procurement, financial management, and provides legal advice on information technology systems within OGC including all legal issues related to the E-Discovery review tool, OGCs workload management system, and the automated financial disclosure tool, which are used across OGC and in other HUD program offices.
  • Assist the Deputy General Counsel for Operations with overseeing and managing the electronic discovery (E-Discovery) program and litigation hold process for the Agency.
  • Provide legal advice and guidance to HUD Program Directors regarding the development and implementation of uniform procedures to help the Department comply with its electronic discovery obligations pursuant to the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP). In 2006 and 2015, the FRCP were amended to create and clarify responsibility for preserving and accessing electronically stored information (ESI), paper records, and other evidence.
  • Develop written guidance on E-Discovery and provides training and legal services to OGC staff in Headquarters and the Field. The incumbent advises on the e-discovery process to meet legal obligations.
  • Provide legal advice and guidance for both Headquarters and the Field on discovery, litigation, and other matters that concern electronic record identification, preservation, collection, processing, review, analysis, production, and preservation of records, including electronically stored information (ESI). The incumbent works directly with the e-discovery vendor, program offices across the Department, and outside parties and entities such as the Department of Justice (DOJ), Congress, and other federal agencies.
  • Provides legal advice and guidance to program offices in order to implement the E-Discovery, workload tracking system, and other legal systems and applications.

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. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

– Legal knowledge of one or more related disciplines: Electronic discovery and the legal requirements under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for preserving and producing data in response to court-ordered discovery, AND
– Experience working with clients, other federal agencies, stakeholders, or the public on electronic discovery issues.

AND

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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