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Job Title:Attorney Advisor

Department:Legislative Branch

Agency:Government Printing Office

Job Announcement Number:12-652663-AG

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year


Monday, May 7, 2012 to Monday, May 28, 2012




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent




1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map


United States Citizens



Come be a part of one of the largest digital information facilities in the world!


Established by Congress in 1861, GPO is transforming itself as an agency and as a business. We provide other agencies with innovative services for the printing, publishing, storage, and distribution of digital content. The public will enjoy permanent access to digital government information, acquiring it quickly, easily, and with confidence in its authenticity. GPO employees are proud of their abilities and passionate about their craft. Whether your expertise is in putting ink on paper, commanding a digital output system, or engineering the delivery of information online, we’d like to talk to you.


Located near the United States Capitol, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government.  The GPO’s main mission is to ensure the American public has access to Government information.


The GPO is also conveniently located near Union Station, offering easy access to restaurants, shopping, and mass transit (Metro, MARC, and VRE).  



The Office of the General Counsel provides legal advice to, and legal representation of, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) in matters relating to the activities and functions of the GPO.  The Office is also responsible for reviewing proposed actions to ensure compliance with legal requirements, preparing formal legal opinions, defending all litigation involving GPO, and assisting in the development, implementation, and evaluation of agency programs, policies, and procedures. 


The Office of the General Counsel is seeking an applicant with a minimum of two years of litigation experience and superior writing skills to work with a small group of experienced Federal litigators and counselors. Initial appointment will be made at the Grade 12 level, with a promotion potential to Grade 14. The selectee will be given assignments with significant responsibility, while at the same time having the opportunity to be mentored in a collegial atmosphere. The size of the office will allow the selectee to quickly gain hands-on experience in a variety of subject-matter areas. The selectee will work under the supervision of the General Counsel and the Deputy General Counsel.


The applicant selected for this position will represent the GPO in administrative hearings in appeals before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB). The selectee will also provide assistance to Department of Justice attorneys representing the GPO in Federal courts.


The successful applicant will also provide legal advice and litigation support for a full range of procurement matters from acquisition planning through contract administration. This includes supporting contracting officers in negotiations and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes to resolve contract disputes. When necessary, the selectee will represent the GPO in defense of protests to the contracting officer, protests filed with the Government Accountability Office and in appeals to the Government Accountability Office Contract Appeals Board.


The selectee will perform a wide range of legal work for the agency. Substantive areas may include employment discrimination, government contracts, fiscal law, personnel law, environmental law, constitutional law, tort claims, and responses to information requests from the public. The duties include preparing decisions, reports, recommendations and correspondence on legal problems pertaining to a full range of matters pending before the office. The applicant selected for this position will draft or review agency policy in a variety of substantive areas; prepare comments and make recommendations with respect to proposed legislation; and draft correspondence responses to inquiries of members of Congress and Congressional committees.

This position may require the successful applicant to obtain a Secret clearance.



  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • No travel or relocation expenses will be offered.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 are required Selective Service registration
  • Secret clearance may be required
  • Must be able to pass a drug test


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Applicant must also 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 the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  Applicant is required to disclose any currently pending allegations or previous findings of ethics, judicial, or other professional misconduct by any state bar or attorney disciplinary committee. 


Applicant must have a record of academic excellence, evidenced by ranking in the upper third of the applicant’s law school class.

Applicant must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in civil, criminal, or administrative litigation. 


This position has a positive education requirement. All Candidates must possess a J.D. or LL.B degree from an accredited law school; AND, must be a member in good standing of the appropriate licensing authority of any state or the District of Columbia Bar. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


Resumes will be evaluated for basic qualifications requirements and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position as described in this Vacancy Announcement and identified by the Selecting Official for the position.


NOTE: Qualified candidates may be invited for an interview and asked to provide a writing sample. Final selection will be made on the basis of relevant experience, education, training, performance appraisal, job-related awards, interview, and the skills and experience.


There is no formal rating system for applying veteran’s preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however the Office of General Counsel considers veteran’s preference eligibility as a positive factor in the hiring process.






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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet your needs, as well as your family's needs.  These benefits include, but are not limited to:  health care, life insurance, flexible spending and dependent care accounts, annual and sick leave, long-term care insurance, retirement savings plans.  For more information about these benefits, please visit:




Selectees must successfully pass a drug test, background check, and reference check before appointment.


GPO will not pay relocation costs.


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There is certain information that we must have to determine if you meet the legal requirements for Federal employment and to evaluate your qualifications for this specific position.  If your application package does not provide all the information requested, you will lose consideration for the job.


STEP 1: Submit a resume or an Optional Form 612 “Optional Application for Federal Employment” (OF-612).  The OF-612 is available electronically at  If you submit a resume, make sure it contains all the pertinent data requested in the OF-612, including your social security number.  To assist you in sending in a complete resume, use our checklist at: Current Federal employees must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50.


STEP 2: Please include evidence of graduation and class standing (i.e.; official transcripts) from a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association and evidence of membership in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.


STEP 3: Assemble your application package and e-mail or fax your application USING THE AUTOMATED SYSTEM APPLICATION MANAGER. 



For Additional Information:

Andre' Gray Phone: (202) 512-1308 

Applicants are responsible for verifying their application has been received in its entirety, regardless of the submission method. 

Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews.

We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information." We expect to make a final job offer within 30 DAYS after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

For more information on applying for Federal employment, please click here.







Andre L. Gray
Phone: (202)512-1308
Agency Information:
Human Capital Operations
732 North Capitol Street NW
HCO Room A-638
Washington, DC



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