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Attorney-Advisor (General) – Washington, District of Columbia
DHS Headquarters, Department of Homeland Security
Job ID: 172721Start Date: 11/29/2019End Date: 12/20/2019
You as an applicant must be an active member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia, and be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. AND, meet the Minimum Qualifications as stated below. GS-15:
1. The first professional law degree (LL.B. or JD); or
2. The second professional law degree (LL.M.) AND
3. Specialized professional legal experience in excess of three (3) years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. The quality of the individual’s background may be evidenced by the relatedness of his or her specialization. Specialized Experience:
Applicants must have specialized experience in private industry, public service, or non-profit that is equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience is typically in or related to the work of the position as described in the Major Duties above. For this position, specialized experience is significant experience providing legal advice and support on matters related to acquisition and procurement issues. Applicants must have at least ten years of experience as a practicing attorney. The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) will evaluate eligible candidates based on the following criteria:OGC will rate qualified applicants by comparing each candidate’s qualifications to those pertinent to the position. OGC will consider relevant skills and experience, education and training, performance, and awards. The skills and experience listed immediately below are of particular importance to the position, and applicants should provide specific detailed information in these areas, where applicable, as part of their application. To qualify for this position, you must possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal government. Specialized experience is significant experience providing legal advice and support on matters related to acquisition and procurement issues.. Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level NOTE: The following examples must be tailored to the applicable qualification standard, some notes are provided for assistance. In addition to the minimum qualifications described above, you must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered qualified for the position: Applicants must have at least ten years of experience as a practicing attorney. Current General Schedule (GS) federal employees, and those that have served in GS positions within the last 52 weeks, must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade, or a combination of the next lower grade level and an equivalent band in the federal service. All qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
Selectee may be required to serve a two-year probationary period
Selectee will be required to complete an OGE 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Form.
Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses will not be paid. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
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