The position is located at the Department of Education (ED), in the Office of General Counsel (OGC), Ethics Division, within the Program Service Deputyship of the Office the General Counsel. The division under the direction of the designated agency ethics official for the Department and in conjunction with the riles and regulations of the Office of Government Ethics and the Office of Counsel to the President.

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As an Attorney (Ethics), you will perform the following duties:

  • Develop and implement as appropriate Department regulations and guidelines reflecting the specific and general Government regulations on ethics/standards code of conduct. 
  • Coordinate the implementation of such a program with Department field installations and other appropriate offices and is also responsible for the development of agency-wide training programs.
  • Review and provide legal advice on such documents as public and confidential financial disclosure reports submitted by Department employees, acceptance of travel payments from outside sources, conflicts of interests, lobbying, gifts (including meals) from outside sources or from other Federal employees, procurement integrity requirements, fund-raising activities, and use of Department and staff resources for non-official purposes.
  • Provide legal advice to Department officials and employees on sensitive issues in connection with ethics laws and the conduct of employees on the job, and in certain respects, in their personal lives.  

The duties described above reflect the duties at the GS-12 level. If selected at the GS 11 level, selectee will perform similar duties with varying levels of autonomy and complexity.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – Less than 10% of the time.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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