Attorney-Advisor (Open Continuous)


DHS Headquarters, Department of Homeland Security

Washington, DC - Jun 14, 2022 via USAJobs

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This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Intelligence Law Division (ILD).

The primary purpose of this position is to support the authorized activities of the Office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A).

Basic Requirements:nYou 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-14:n1.

The first professional law degree (LL.B.

or JD), ORn2.

The second professional law degree (LL.M.), ANDn3.

Three (3) years of specialized professional legal experience that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position or two (2) years of specialized professional legal experience that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position, AND one (1) year of judicial clerkship.

The quality of the individual's background may be evidenced by the relatedness of his or her specialization.

GS-15:n1.

The first professional law degree (LL.B.

or JD), ORn2.

The second professional law degree (LL.M.), ANDn3.

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:nThe Office of the General Counsel (OGC) will evaluate eligible candidates based on the following criteria:nOGC will assess 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.

For this position, specialized experience is defined as experience providing legal advice and support on matters comparable to those encountered in homeland or national security related programs, including but not limited to programs involving the conduct of intelligence activities, administrative or legal compliance and oversight of agency operations, the sharing and safeguarding of sensitive information, and programs for ensuring official agency activities are undertaken in a manner that protects individual privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties interests.

Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level.

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.nAll qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Selectee will be required to complete an OGE 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Form.nPermanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses will (not) be paid.

This is a permanent appointment in the excepted service and will be filled on a full-time permanent basis.

Employees hired under an Excepted Service appointment are required to serve a two (2) year trial period.

Upon successful completion of the required trial period, this position will be permanent.

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.

Application of Veterans' Preference: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Homeland Security considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring.

Applicants eligible for veterans' preference are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., DD form 214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions.



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