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Supervisory Attorney Advisor

  • ... Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 191900 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 04, 2024       Expires on: Mar 20, 2024

Supervisory Attorney Advisor   

JOB TITLE:

Supervisory Attorney Advisor

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Washington District of Columbia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Duties

As a Supervisory Attorney Adviser for intellectual property and unfair trade practices investigations and related litigation under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, the incumbent provides day-to-day supervision of attorneys working on such investigations and litigation.


As an Supervisory Attorney Adviser you will review and approve drafts prepared by attorney advisors of memoranda, opinions, and other documents pertaining to Section 337 investigations.
Review and approve drafts prepared by attorney advisors of briefs, memoranda, motions, orders and other documents related to Section 337 litigation.


Working with the General Counsel and other Assistant General Counsels, the incumbent performs supervisory functions including: updating training programs and conducting training of attorneys; assisting in planning for Section 337 investigations and litigation; assisting in rulemaking proceedings; representing the OGC in interoffice meetings concerning Section 337 investigations; and overseeing attorney workload and assignment schedules.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.
    S.
    citizen or national.
  • You will be required to successfully complete a background investigation.
  • You may be required to serve a one-year supervisory probation period.
  • You must provide proof of your Bar membership.
  • You will be required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all of the qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.
Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook.
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.
S.
Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications.
Applicants must have the general and specialized experience outlined below which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.


To be hired as an Supervisory Attorney with us, you must:
  • possess at least a Bachelor of Laws (LL.
    B) degree or a Juris Doctor (J.
    D.
    ) degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; AND
  • currently be a member in good standing of the Bar of a state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements above, applicants must have five years years of specialized experience which is defined as professional legal experience in areas such as: appellate litigation; investigations under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930; judicial clerkship; federal administrative law; and/or experience interpreting statutes, regulations, court decisions and agency determinations OR one (1) year of general experience which is defined as professional legal experience of a broad, general nature, not requiring specialization or expertise in a specific area or type of law AND four (4) years of specialized legal experience in the areas of investigations or litigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 and/or supervising attorney advisors working on such investigations.



This experience must have provided a thorough experience interpreting statutes, rules, regulations, court decisions and agency determinations related to the section 337 investigations.
Applicant must have extensive experience writing and editing legal documents.
Applicant must demonstrate supervisory level skills

Education

All applicants must possess a first professional law degree: J.
D.
or LL.
B
from an American Bar Association Law School, or equivalent training.
Equivalent training is training permitted in some states in lieu of attendance at a law school.
To be acceptable, this training must be of the kind and nature required by the state in which the bar exam is taken.
A copy of your transcript(s) is required to show proof that you meet this requirement.
Please see the Required Documents section of the announcement for more specific information.


Submit a copy of your transcript(s) or list of courses with credit hours, major(s) and grade-point average or class ranking.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.
It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials: http://www.
naces.
org/members.
htm.

Additional information

1.
If you are a male applicant who was born after December 31, 1959, you are required to certify that you are registered with the Selective Service or are exempt under Selective Service regulations.
For additional information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit www.
sss.
gov.


2.
Time period to meet qualifications: All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


3.
Verification of information: Any information claimed on your resume and in application materials, such as education, credentials and employment history will be verified as part of the security clearance process.


4.
Excepted service appointments: This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer rights to permanent Civil Service status.


  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  • SECTION 337 OF THE TARIFF ACT OF 1930 KNOWLEDGE
  • LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING
  • ORAL COMMUNICATION
  • LEADERSHIP
Applicants will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above.
Applicants will be rated based on their education, experience, demonstrated legal research and writing abilities, and performance during the interview process.


Please be advised that the United States International Trade Commission Attorney positions are in the Excepted Service.
As such, these positions are not covered by the usual civil service hiring procedures.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications stated herein.


We will perform an initial review of applications to determine basic eligibility and minimum qualifications for the position and numeric scores will not be assigned.
There are no numerical rating systems through which to apply veterans' preference; however, the USITC favorably considers veterans preference eligibility in hiring.
Applicants eligible for veterans' preference are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume.
If selected, additional information may be required.


Your resume, and supporting documentation for education, should contain sufficient information for us to make a valid determination that you fully meet the qualification requirements for this vacancy.
We do not make inferences and can only consider the information you provide to us.
Insufficient resumes and application packages will result in loss of consideration.


Your experience and education is also evaluated using an assessment questionnaire, which is available at the following link: https://apply.
usastaffing.
gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12288216

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits.
    Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee.
    You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    1.
    Resume:
    Your resume may be in any written format you choose, and to be sufficient, should contain the required information as specified in the How You Will Be Evaluated section.
    Insufficient resumes, or resumes that contain inappropriate information, such as photographs, will result in an ineligible rating.


    2.
    Occupational questionnaire:
    A completed job-specific occupational questionnaire should be submitted through your Application Manager account.


    3.
    Proof of Bar Membership:
    Documentation must show that you are a member of the Bar of a state, territory or commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
    If you are made an offer, you must submit a Certificate of Good Standing dated within 30 days of the offer.


    4.
    Transcripts:
    You must submit a copy of your transcript(s), as specified under the Education section of this announcement.
    Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application purposes, provided they show your classes, grades, dates of attendance and award of any degree.
    If selected, an official/sealed college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment.


    5.
    Veterans' Preference:
    There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney positions, which are in the excepted service; however, the Commission considers veterans' preference eligibility a positive factor in the hiring of all positions.
    Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include such information in their cover letter, or resume, and submit supporting documents (e.
    g.
    DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active duty) as part of their application package.
    Although the point preference system is not used as in the competitive service, applicants eligible to claim a 10-point preference must submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15), and documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed, as listed on the SF-15.
    Specific information is available on the Office of Personnel Management website at: http://www.
    opm.
    gov.


    6.
    Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles.
    You must submit the following documents:

    • a copy of your agency notice;
    • a copy of your most recent performance rating; and
    • a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.
    S.
    Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.
    Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.
    S.
    Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.


    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/14/2024 to receive consideration.


    1.
    To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account.
    Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.


    2.
    Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
    It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.


    3.
    To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.
    usajobs.
    gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position.
    The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.
    Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.


    4.
    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.
    You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


    The Vacancy ID is 12288216.

    Agency contact information

    Jodelle Miller

    Email

    jodelle.
    miller@usitc.
    gov

    Address

    Office of the General Counsel
    500 E St SW
    Washington, DC 20436
    US

    Next steps

    Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.
    After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official.
    If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.


    To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the More Information link under the application status for this position.


    You will be notified up to four times during the hiring process:

    • Upon receipt of your application
    • Upon minimum qualifications determination
    • After candidates have been referred to the hiring official
    • Once a selection has been made
  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent.
    Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

1.
Resume:
Your resume may be in any written format you choose, and to be sufficient, should contain the required information as specified in the How You Will Be Evaluated section.
Insufficient resumes, or resumes that contain inappropriate information, such as photographs, will result in an ineligible rating.


2.
Occupational questionnaire:
A completed job-specific occupational questionnaire should be submitted through your Application Manager account.


3.
Proof of Bar Membership:
Documentation must show that you are a member of the Bar of a state, territory or commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
If you are made an offer, you must submit a Certificate of Good Standing dated within 30 days of the offer.


4.
Transcripts:
You must submit a copy of your transcript(s), as specified under the Education section of this announcement.
Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application purposes, provided they show your classes, grades, dates of attendance and award of any degree.
If selected, an official/sealed college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment.


5.
Veterans' Preference:
There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney positions, which are in the excepted service; however, the Commission considers veterans' preference eligibility a positive factor in the hiring of all positions.
Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include such information in their cover letter, or resume, and submit supporting documents (e.
g.
DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active duty) as part of their application package.
Although the point preference system is not used as in the competitive service, applicants eligible to claim a 10-point preference must submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15), and documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed, as listed on the SF-15.
Specific information is available on the Office of Personnel Management website at: http://www.
opm.
gov.


6.
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles.
You must submit the following documents:

  • a copy of your agency notice;
  • a copy of your most recent performance rating; and
  • a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.
S.
Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.
Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.
S.
Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


Help

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.
    S.
    Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.
    S.

Clarification from the agency

All Eligible Candidates (US Citizens) who meet qualifications of the position.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 04, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

191900 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707371018-cafdcd1d1f46036358828d1f08aff524

LOCATION:

District of Columbia United States

CITY:

Washington

Job Origin:

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Duties

As a Supervisory Attorney Adviser for intellectual property and unfair trade practices investigations and related litigation under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, the incumbent provides day-to-day supervision of attorneys working on such investigations and litigation.

As an Supervisory Attorney Adviser you will review and approve drafts prepared by attorney advisors of memoranda, opinions, and other documents pertaining to Section 337 investigations. Review and approve drafts prepared by attorney advisors of briefs, memoranda, motions, orders and other documents related to Section 337 litigation.

Working with the General Counsel and other Assistant General Counsels, the incumbent performs supervisory functions including: updating training programs and conducting training of attorneys; assisting in planning for Section 337 investigations and litigation; assisting in rulemaking proceedings; representing the OGC in interoffice meetings concerning Section 337 investigations; and overseeing attorney workload and assignment schedules.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
  • You will be required to successfully complete a background investigation.
  • You may be required to serve a one-year supervisory probation period.
  • You must provide proof of your Bar membership.
  • You will be required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all of the qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must have the general and specialized experience outlined below which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

To be hired as an Supervisory Attorney with us, you must:
  • possess at least a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree or a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; AND
  • currently be a member in good standing of the Bar of a state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements above, applicants must have five years years of specialized experience which is defined as professional legal experience in areas such as: appellate litigation; investigations under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930; judicial clerkship; federal administrative law; and/or experience interpreting statutes, regulations, court decisions and agency determinations OR one (1) year of general experience which is defined as professional legal experience of a broad, general nature, not requiring specialization or expertise in a specific area or type of law AND four (4) years of specialized legal experience in the areas of investigations or litigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 and/or supervising attorney advisors working on such investigations.


This experience must have provided a thorough experience interpreting statutes, rules, regulations, court decisions and agency determinations related to the section 337 investigations. Applicant must have extensive experience writing and editing legal documents. Applicant must demonstrate supervisory level skills

Education

All applicants must possess a first professional law degree: J.D. or LL.B from an American Bar Association Law School, or equivalent training. Equivalent training is training permitted in some states in lieu of attendance at a law school. To be acceptable, this training must be of the kind and nature required by the state in which the bar exam is taken. A copy of your transcript(s) is required to show proof that you meet this requirement. Please see the Required Documents section of the announcement for more specific information.

Submit a copy of your transcript(s) or list of courses with credit hours, major(s) and grade-point average or class ranking. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials: http://www.naces.org/members.htm.

Additional information

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after December 31, 1959, you are required to certify that you are registered with the Selective Service or are exempt under Selective Service regulations. For additional information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit www.sss.gov.

2. Time period to meet qualifications: All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

3. Verification of information: Any information claimed on your resume and in application materials, such as education, credentials and employment history will be verified as part of the security clearance process.

4. Excepted service appointments: This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer rights to permanent Civil Service status.


  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  • SECTION 337 OF THE TARIFF ACT OF 1930 KNOWLEDGE
  • LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING
  • ORAL COMMUNICATION
  • LEADERSHIP
Applicants will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above. Applicants will be rated based on their education, experience, demonstrated legal research and writing abilities, and performance during the interview process.

Please be advised that the United States International Trade Commission Attorney positions are in the Excepted Service. As such, these positions are not covered by the usual civil service hiring procedures. You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications stated herein.

We will perform an initial review of applications to determine basic eligibility and minimum qualifications for the position and numeric scores will not be assigned. There are no numerical rating systems through which to apply veterans' preference; however, the USITC favorably considers veterans preference eligibility in hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume. If selected, additional information may be required.

Your resume, and supporting documentation for education, should contain sufficient information for us to make a valid determination that you fully meet the qualification requirements for this vacancy. We do not make inferences and can only consider the information you provide to us. Insufficient resumes and application packages will result in loss of consideration.

Your experience and education is also evaluated using an assessment questionnaire, which is available at the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12288216

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    1. Resume: Your resume may be in any written format you choose, and to be sufficient, should contain the required information as specified in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. Insufficient resumes, or resumes that contain inappropriate information, such as photographs, will result in an ineligible rating.

    2. Occupational questionnaire: A completed job-specific occupational questionnaire should be submitted through your Application Manager account.

    3. Proof of Bar Membership: Documentation must show that you are a member of the Bar of a state, territory or commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia. If you are made an offer, you must submit a Certificate of Good Standing dated within 30 days of the offer.

    4. Transcripts: You must submit a copy of your transcript(s), as specified under the Education section of this announcement. Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application purposes, provided they show your classes, grades, dates of attendance and award of any degree. If selected, an official/sealed college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment.

    5. Veterans' Preference: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney positions, which are in the excepted service; however, the Commission considers veterans' preference eligibility a positive factor in the hiring of all positions. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include such information in their cover letter, or resume, and submit supporting documents (e.g. DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active duty) as part of their application package. Although the point preference system is not used as in the competitive service, applicants eligible to claim a 10-point preference must submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15), and documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed, as listed on the SF-15. Specific information is available on the Office of Personnel Management website at: http://www.opm.gov.

    6. Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles. You must submit the following documents:

    • a copy of your agency notice;
    • a copy of your most recent performance rating; and
    • a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/14/2024 to receive consideration.

    1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

    2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.

    3. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    4. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    The Vacancy ID is 12288216.

    Agency contact information

    Jodelle Miller

    Email

    jodelle.miller@usitc.gov

    Address

    Office of the General Counsel
    500 E St SW
    Washington, DC 20436
    US

    Next steps

    Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

    To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the More Information link under the application status for this position.

    You will be notified up to four times during the hiring process:

    • Upon receipt of your application
    • Upon minimum qualifications determination
    • After candidates have been referred to the hiring official
    • Once a selection has been made
  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

1. Resume: Your resume may be in any written format you choose, and to be sufficient, should contain the required information as specified in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. Insufficient resumes, or resumes that contain inappropriate information, such as photographs, will result in an ineligible rating.

2. Occupational questionnaire: A completed job-specific occupational questionnaire should be submitted through your Application Manager account.

3. Proof of Bar Membership: Documentation must show that you are a member of the Bar of a state, territory or commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia. If you are made an offer, you must submit a Certificate of Good Standing dated within 30 days of the offer.

4. Transcripts: You must submit a copy of your transcript(s), as specified under the Education section of this announcement. Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for application purposes, provided they show your classes, grades, dates of attendance and award of any degree. If selected, an official/sealed college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment.

5. Veterans' Preference: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney positions, which are in the excepted service; however, the Commission considers veterans' preference eligibility a positive factor in the hiring of all positions. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include such information in their cover letter, or resume, and submit supporting documents (e.g. DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active duty) as part of their application package. Although the point preference system is not used as in the competitive service, applicants eligible to claim a 10-point preference must submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15), and documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed, as listed on the SF-15. Specific information is available on the Office of Personnel Management website at: http://www.opm.gov.

6. Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles. You must submit the following documents:

  • a copy of your agency notice;
  • a copy of your most recent performance rating; and
  • a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


Help

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

All Eligible Candidates (US Citizens) who meet qualifications of the position.

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