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    Summary

    The attorney in this position will provide legal support to the Office of the Assistant General Counsel (Banking and Finance) in advising the General Counsel, Chief Recovery Officer, Under Secretary for Domestic Finance, and other Treasury officials on work related to Treasury domestic finance programs and initiatives, which may include coronavirus relief programs, financial regulation, and other issues.

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    Responsibilities

    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-15. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    - This position is in the Office of the Assistant General Counsel (Banking and Finance), which is a component of the Treasury Department’s Office of the General Counsel.  The attorneys in the Office of the Assistant General Counsel (Banking and Finance) provide legal advice and support to Treasury officials and staff on the full range of Treasury domestic finance initiatives and responsibilities, including coronavirus relief programs and activities under the CARES Act, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, and American Rescue Plan Act; financial services regulation; capital markets regulation; insurance regulation; electronic payment regulation; consumer financial protection; cybersecurity; housing finance and government-sponsored enterprises; the Financial Stability Oversight Council; government and corporate financial transactions; federal debt management, including the public debt limit; federal credit programs; and Treasury's financing of the operations of the U.S. Government. 
    - Under the supervision of the Assistant General Counsel (Banking & Finance) and the Deputy Assistant General Counsels, the attorney in this position will advise on legal matters related to the office’s responsibilities described above, including the economic relief programs related to the coronavirus pandemic.  The attorney in this position will initially work with more senior attorneys in executing assignments of a high level of complexity and responsibility, including legal, factual, and policy questions that are of interest to senior Treasury officials. 
    - The attorney in this position will conduct legal research and analysis, and draft regulations, guidance, memoranda, legislative proposals, briefing materials, and other documents relating to difficult and complex matters considered by the Office of the General Counsel.  The attorney will provide written and oral legal advice regarding novel legal questions.  The attorney will also engage with representatives of other state and federal agencies, Congress, and other stakeholders on matters relating to the recovery programs, and be responsible for other duties as assigned. 
    - The ideal candidate will have experience working on complex matters with tight deadlines; the ability to conduct fast and accurate legal research; and be skilled at working with and presenting views to senior lawyers and policymakers.  The ideal candidate will also have familiarity with the law regarding one or more of financial services regulation (such as the regulation of banks, insurance, capital markets, financial market utilities, consumer financial protection, or electronic payments); housing finance; government or corporate financial transactions; or climate-related financial risks.
    - The Office of the Assistant General Counsel (Banking and Finance) has a collegial and fast-paced work environment.  We are committed to attracting and retaining candidates with diverse backgrounds and experience, and with first-rate professional and academic credentials.  We seek lawyers who possess a strong work ethic; approach their work with cooperation, dedication, and integrity; and demonstrate genuine interest in the mission of the Treasury Department.  Treasury lawyers must inspire confidence through substantive excellence, effective oral and written communication, critical analysis, and the use of good judgment.  We look for lawyers with strong interpersonal skills and who are adept at building positive relationships with clients and colleagues.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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    • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals

    The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Applicants must (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B., J.D., or equivalent; (2) be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    Specialized experience: For the GS-15: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the federal service. The expectation for selection for grade GS-15 will be at least the following: 12 months of pertinent legal experience at the GS-14 (or equivalent) level. For this position, specialized experience is described as experience at the next lower grade (or equivalent) in the following areas of responsibility: Providing legal advice on banking law and financial services regulation, consumer financial protection, litigation, government and corporate financial transactions, or matters of similar scope and complexity.

    Specialized experience: For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the federal service. The expectation for selection for grade GS-14 will be at least the following: 12 months of pertinent legal experience at the GS-13 (or equivalent). For this position, specialized experience is described as experience at the next lower grade (or equivalent) in the following areas of responsibility: Providing legal advice on banking law and financial services regulation, consumer financial protection, litigation, government and corporate financial transactions, or matters of similar scope and complexity.

    Specialized experience: For the GS-13 you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the federal service. The expectation for selection for grade GS-13 will be at least the following: 12 months of pertinent legal experience at the GS-12 (or equivalent) level. For this position, specialized experience is described as experience at the next lower grade (or equivalent) in the following areas of responsibility: Providing legal advice on banking law and financial services regulation, consumer financial protection, litigation, government and corporate financial transactions, or matters of similar scope and complexity.

    Education

    Successful candidate must be a graduate of an accredited law school with a LL.B, J.D., or an equivalent degree and an active member in good standing of the bar in a state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia.

    Additional information

    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. 
    - Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    - This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    - We offer opportunities for telework.
    - We do not offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    - A one year probationary period may be required.
    - Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9.  Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    - File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
    - Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    How You will be Evaluated:

    Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.

    You will be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education and training relevant to the duties of the position.  All candidates who meet the basic requirements listed above will be considered best qualified applicants and may be sent forward to the selecting official.  All application materials and interviews, if conducted, will be used in the final evaluation and selection process.

    Application of Veterans' Preference:  There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Office of General Counsel considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring.  If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing the dates of service and type of discharge.

    Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.


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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents.  Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.

    All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing.  (Cover letters are optional.)  To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume.  We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips.

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation. In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:

    - Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    - Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
    - Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
    - A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    - A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
    - Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    DO has partnered with the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service to provide certain personnel services to its organization.  Fiscal Service's responsibilities include advertising vacancies, accepting and handling applications, and extending job offers.

    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday).  If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. 

    DO provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
     
    To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
     
    You will be re-directed to DO's CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents.  To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.

    To complete, you must click the “Finish” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, below the Application Status, you will select the Track this application link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.

    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.

    For additional information on how to apply, please visit the Partnership for Public Service’s Go Government website.

    Agency contact information

    Applicant Call Center

    Phone

    304-480-7300

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    doinquiries@fiscal.treasury.gov

    Address

    Departmental Offices (DO)
    Please see "How to Apply" section
    Parkersburg, West Virginia 00000
    United States
    Learn more about this agency

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world and we celebrate each individual’s identities and experiences. Our core value of inclusive diversity encourages our employees to be themselves and innovate from their unique perspectives. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

    Next steps

    1. Login to your USAJOBS account, select the "Applications" section and click on the vacancy you would like to view and have already applied for.

    2. Under "application status," click "Track this application" and you will be taken to the CareerConnector website where you can check your application status.

    For more information regarding the job and applicant status, please refer to https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/
     
    If you wish to make changes/updates to your application and the vacancy is still open, you can click on the job announcement and "Update Application" to be taken back to the CareerConnector portion of the application. No updates can be made once the announcement has closed.

    Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement.  Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/603930400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.