Assistant General Counsel Job in Washington, District of Columbia – Judicial Branch



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Assistant General Counsel – Washington, District of Columbia
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Judicial Branch
Job ID: 659436
Start Date: 02/24/2023
End Date: 03/18/2023

Qualification Summary
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Applicants must possess a demonstrated ability to provide high-quality and well-written legal, factual, and policy analysis, as well as skill in communicating effectively and building relationships with multiple institutional and other entities. Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions. As discussed in more detail below, applicants must have: Law Degree; Current bar membership; and Three years or more of post J.D. experience working as an attorney. Details on Qualification Requirements Law Degree: Applicants must possess a law degree (J.D.) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for review on OPM’s website at Bar Membership: Applicants must currently be an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a federal court of general jurisdiction. Applicants are responsible for citing minimum qualifications such as J.D. and bar membership information (institution name, state(s) for bar, and dates) on their respective resumes. Failure to supply details will constitute an incomplete application. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Post J.D. Experience: Subsequent to graduation from law school, applicants must have at least three years of experience working as an attorney. At least one year of this experience must be working as an attorney for an agency or other unit of the state or federal government, with service in a state or federal court or other entity in the federal judiciary preferred. Service as a judicial law clerk toan Article III Judge, or to another judicial officer of the federal judiciary, or in a court or other unit of the federal judiciary does satisfy this preference. Specialized Experience: Subsequent to graduation from law school, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience (preferably four or more) which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is work as an attorney at a senior level, providing legal advice on criminal law issues to high-level executives and officials in a government agency or other entity. It is preferred that this experience includes providing advice related to federal criminal law, pretrial and probation, sentencing, restitution, post-trial motions, subpoenas and lawsuits against federal personnel, and/or disclosure requests for federal government information. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in the federal court system.

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