As an Attorney-Advisor (General) at the GS-0905-13/14, you will be assigned to the Office of Legal and Legislative Affairs, Office of the Inspector General (OIG). If selected, you will be responsible for providing legal and legislative services, and policy advice to the Inspector General and staff in connection with audits, investigations, evaluations, special projects, legislation and regulations, ethics, whistleblowing protection activities, internal OIG operations, and litigation.Learn more about this agency
- Serves as staff attorney-advisor responsible for the legal work that supports audits, investigations, evaluations, and other oversight and enforcement activities related to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in OPM's programs and operations.
- Provides legal services to the Inspector General (IG) and staff in connection with audits, investigations, special projects, legislation and regulations, ethics, whistleblower protection, and internal OIG operations and litigation.
- Provides assistance to IG personnel on matters relating to the issuance and use of the IG subpoenas, reviewing subpoena requests for appropriateness and completeness, resolving questions regarding timing.
- Litigate cases before administrative agencies such as the Merit System Protection Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other third parties.
- Works with senior OIG management and mid- and senior level Agency officials, as well as with officials at the Department of Justice and US Attorneys' offices and with other OIG counsel within the Federal community.
- Conduct legal research and analysis for the litigation and negotiation of legal settlements.
Job family (Series)
Conditions Of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
- Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
- You must have professional legal training from an ABA accredited law school
- You must have passed a Bar examination
- You must be a member in good standing of the Bar of a State
- Appointments made from this announcement are exempt from competitive service
To meet the basic qualification requirements for this position, you must have professional legal training, be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association, and be a member in good standing of a bar of a state, or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
GS-13: Must have at least two years of legal work experience as a practicing attorney in good standing that includes assisting with litigation or providing legal advice in the support of audits and investigations.
GS-14: Must have at least three years of legal work experience as a practicing attorney in good standing that includes independently handling litigation or providing legal advice in the support of audits and investigations.
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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.
You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
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. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Relocation expenses will not be paid. Current OPM employees may qualify as an exception.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across OPM.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information
If you are a veteran and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.
If you are a veteran and you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference click here.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration).
How You Will Be Evaluated
We will review your application package to ensure you meet the job requirements. Your application package must support your answers to the occupational questionnaire. If your answers cannot be verified, your rating will be changed to an appropriate level.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Customer Service
- Independent Judgment and Decision Making
- Oral and Written Communication
- Research and Analysis
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Your Resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
- Other supporting documents:
- Cover Letter, optional
- This position has a basic education requirement; you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts for further consideration.
- Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service; Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within 120 days; SF-15 Form and related documentation; VA letter.)
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.
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.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST)on 06/24/2021 to receive consideration. To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
- You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
- You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
- To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
Agency contact information
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AddressOPM Human Resources
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Washington, DC 20415
We lead and serve the Federal Government in enterprise human resources management by delivering policies and services to achieve a trusted, effective civilian workforce. We've set our sights on empowering excellence in Government through great people, with the following goals:
- transform hiring, pay, and benefits across the Federal Government to attract and retain the best civilian workforce;
- lead the establishment and modernization of human capital information technology and data management systems and solutions;
- improve integration and communication of OPM services to Federal agencies to meet emerging needs; and
- optimize agency performance.
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The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probationary period.
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated. You will receive another notification about the status of your application.
We expect to make a job offer within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.
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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.
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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.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/604073200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.