Overview

This position is located in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Department of the Chief Executive Officer, in Washington, DC.

Education for this position is a requirement and applicants must possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or Master of Laws (L.L.M.) degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school.

NOTE: You must submit an unofficial copy of your law school transcript. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. educational standards. Failure to provide this material or evidence will result in your receiving no further consideration. Documentation required to validate qualifications received by the closing date of this announcement. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified.

The incumbent serves as a Senior Attorney-Advisor, responsible for providing legal support and advice to the Corporation on a broad range of legal matters involving the programs, functions, and activities of the Corporation. Duties include:

  • The Senior Attorney-Advisor provides expert advice to the General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, Senior Management, and other staff and represents management’s positions on these issues within the Corporation and in administrative and judicial forums.
  • Provides legal support and advice to Corporation staff on questions of law and administrative policy, frequently on extremely complex and time-sensitive legal matters.
  • Provides expert legal advice to the following offices: Primarily Human Capital and Procurement; One or more Program Offices; Grants Management; Budget; Office of External Affairs, Research and Evaluation; and/or Government Relations.
  • Incumbent independently plans and carries out legal research, and prepares written memoranda, advisory opinions, correspondence, litigation reports, and pleadings, memoranda of facts and law, and briefs; conducts discovery and other pretrial proceedings; and argues cases on behalf of the Corporation, as appropriate.
  • Provides drafting, and other technical support to support the agency’s policy-making and rulemaking agenda relating to national and community service programs.
  • Provides drafting and related legal support for the agency’s legislative agenda.
  • Reviews Corporation policies concerning program activities, decisions, and/or actions to ensure that they are legally sufficient and do not exceed Corporation discretionary parameters.

To qualify for this position the applicant must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (J.D. or L.L.B.), a bar certification, and be a current member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Applicants must have four (4) or more years of post-J.D. specialized legal experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the mid NY-04 pay band (at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 level) in the Federal service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include demonstrating the following:

  • Significant knowledge of federal employment law, including federal employee relations (Title V) and EEO (Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA and the EPA), federal labor law and procedures.
  • Ability to handle all aspects of representing an agency as lead attorney (or equivalent) including but not limited to: handling witness preparation, depositions, and discovery; preparing affidavits; developing trial strategies; and aspects of motion practice in federal litigation before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Merit Protection Board, and the Federal Labor Relations Authority.
  • Experience advising or representing the agency and all matters related to federal labor relations and in collective bargaining.
  • Experience providing advice on complex legal problems related to the interpretation of labor agreements; handling arbitration and the resolution of labor grievances (e.g., arising from Unfair Labor Practice charges).
  • Experience working with OGC leadership and providing clear legal advice to executives or senior officials to help agency leadership think strategically about our practices and posture to improve litigation outcomes.
  • Experience in drafting or revising organizational policies, based upon continuing review of case law, appropriate legislation, and regulatory implementation, to minimize organizational legal risk.

Such experience must be clearly documented in the applicant’s resume.

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