The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) will evaluate eligible candidates based on the following criteria:
OGC will rate qualified applicants by comparing each candidates qualifications to those pertinent to the position. OGC will consider skills and experience, education and training, performance, and awards. The following factors are of particular importance to the position, and applicants should provide specific detailed information in these areas as part of their application.
For this position, specialized experience is experience providing legal advice and support on matters related to administrative law in the Federal Government, with particular emphasis on experience in providing legal advice on immigration, law enforcement, national security, or homeland security law matters.
Applicant must have a J.D. or LL.B. degree and a minimum of three years post-J.D. in the practice of law.
ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES WILL BE EVALUATED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
Your resume and other applicant information must reflect your length of experience and/or training in the following areas:
- Ability to act as advisor and counsel to high-level officials within the federal government.
- Ability to address a substantial volume of work within required deadlines, often under extreme time pressure and changing priorities, and the ability to maintain superior organizational and planning skills.
- Ability to conduct legal research, engage in sound legal analysis, and present the results in a clear, precise, and persuasive manner, both in writing and verbally.
- Ability to work collaboratively with legal and policy professionals and staff from other backgrounds to clarify agency policy objectives and program goals.
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level.
The qualifications requirements must be met by 11:59 on Monday, October 29, 2012 which is the closing date of this announcement.
Applicant must be a graduate of a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association and an active 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.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements. You must show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by Monday, October 29, 2012 the closing date of this announcement.
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for a Top Secret/SCI clearance as a condition of placement in this Special Sensitive position. This review includes financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your résumé, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX , document your responses to the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and use the official FAX coversheet found here.
Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
To view the online questionnaire,View Assessment Questions.
Note: Failure to reflect your responses to the questionnaire in your resume will reduce your chances of being referred to the selecting official.
How You Will Be Evaluated:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.