We are looking for highly skilled attorneys with a call to public service to round out our OIG Office of Counsel. To accomplish this, we need attorneys with exceptional skills in the areas of legal research and writing, oral communication and presentation, collaboration, investigation and fact development, issue spotting, problem solving, and workload management to support our clients in fulfilling OIG's critical oversight mission.
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Responsibilities As an Attorney Advisor (General) in the Office of Counsel's GLD you will provide legal advice, services, and policy recommendations to the Inspector General and his/her nationwide staff of auditors, information technology experts, investigators, and program analysts. Typical work assignments may include:
Providing legal advice and policy recommendations to the Inspector General and the various OIG program offices on criminal, civil, and administrative matters, and program fraud, involving a wide range of legal areas that are handled primarily by attorneys staffed into two sections within GLD as specified below:
Fiscal (budget and appropriations), contracts, cybersecurity, grants, and disaster relief; and,Criminal procedure, investigative techniques, transportation security, immigration, border security, counter-terrorism, and intelligence.
Reviewing and providing legal advice on audits, evaluations, inspections, investigations and special reviews. This may include working with program office teams during every project phase, such as planning, drafting investigative plans, gathering information, drafting reports, and finalizing and clearing reports.
Review administrative subpoenas and Federal Tort Claims Act claims.
Conducting legal research addressing complicated and novel issues of law by examining Federal and state statutes, regulations, Executive Orders, court decisions, and legislative hearings and committee reports, and by analyzing factual, technical, and legal issues.
Serving as OIG liaison with DHS' Office of the General Counsel and DHS components' counsel in connection with providing legal advice to OIG operating units. Serving as OIG liaison to the U.S. Department of Justice in connection with civil and criminal matters arising out of OIG's operations and activities.
To qualify at the GS-15 grade level, applicants must have at least five (5) years post J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 grade level.
To qualify at the GS-14 grade level, applicants must have at least four (4) years post J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-13 grade level.
Applicants must have a J.D. degree and be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state or territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Applicants must also have significant experience conducting in-depth legal research and drafting complex legal documents with little supervision, quickly producing superior written work product requiring little revision, and have excellent academic credentials.
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 qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
Education requirements include: a professional law degree, J.D., LL.B., and /or LL.M (you must provide a copy of your transcript showing proof of graduation). You must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a current active member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar. for an attorney position.
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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
Special Instructions For Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.
Closing Date: 22nd July, 2019
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