Overview

Duties

Summary

The position is located in the Regional Counsel’s Office or the Field Counsel’s Office. As appropriate, the incumbent reports to either the Regional Counsel, the Associate Regional Counsel for Housing Finance and Programs or the Chief Counsel.


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Responsibilities

As a Attorney Advisor (General), you will:

  • Identify and analyze problems and render legal opinions on complex legal questions including questions which implicate multiple areas of law for which there is often no clear legal precedent.
  • Personally attend to complex, sensitive and highly controversial legal problems that result from the implementation of the programs and activities of the Department.
  • Assure the successful closing of transactions insured by the Federal Housing Administration or involving grants.  The transactions typically involve very large sums of money and ultimately responsible for assuring that the Unites States interests have been protected through appropriate and enforceable legal safeguards.  This requires the legal analysis of novel and very complex financial arrangements as well as the drafting of legal instruments to effect such transaction.  Additionally,  responsible for analyzing title issues arising in connection with closings and for conducting the extensive legal research commonly required to resolve such issues.  Responsible for dealing with sophisticated financing mechanisms, such as Low Income Housing Tax credits, state revenue bonds, Section 11(b) tax-exempt bonds, and other federal, state, and local resources in a very fluid and evolving environment as part of the income stream for project financing.
  • Handle necessary programmatic transactional work.  Major program areas include:  Single Family and Multifamily Insured Housing Programs, Office of Healthcare Programs, Community Planning and Development Programs, Public and Indian Housing Programs, Office of Administration, and Field Policy and Management.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – 1-5 nights per month


Supervisory status

No


Promotion Potential

14


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