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General Attorney – Washington, District of Columbia
Office of the General Counsel, Department of Education
Job ID: 112938Start Date: 06/24/2019End Date: 07/08/2019
Basic Requirements:You must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.Proof of admission to the Bar of the highest court of a state, territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and current membership in such Bar as would permit the practice of law. You must be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Bar.PROOF MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION.
Specialized Experience for the GS-11:
To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9level or higher in the Federal service (i.e., graduating from law school is equivalent to a GS-9 level). Specialized experience is defined as experience performing all three (3) of the following duties or work assignments: Preparing written legal work products that include legal research, analysis, and conclusions.
Assisting in the drafting of, or responding to, document requests, or participating in administrative or court proceedings.
Participating in meetings and negotiations with program and legal representatives. Specialized Experience for the GS-12:
To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11level or higher in the Federal service (i.e., at least one year of experience in a legal capacity after passing a Bar). Specialized experience is defined as experience performing all three (3) of the following duties or work assignments: Preparing written legal advice and/or rendering oral legal advice on the interpretation of applicable Federal law, including statutes, regulations, other issuances, and/or Federal and State court cases that identify the issues, distinguishing relevant from irrelevant facts, and making judgments as to strategy and approach.
Participating in litigation-related activities through two or more of the following activities: drafting pleadings and/or responses; creating the agency record; identifying, locating, contacting, and preparing witnesses; locating and compiling any documentary support for the case; negotiating with the parties as appropriate; conducting direct and/or cross-examination at hearings; presenting legal arguments; and/or preparing written motions, briefs, and other documents as required.
Participating in negotiating the resolution of legal issues with officials and/or their attorneys, including representatives of Federal departments or agencies, State and institutional officials, and/or with representatives of private interest groups.
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